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Sticking to 8.1

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    I was getting pretty good at commands for DOS back then but never used a PC with it only. Believe here showing it ended in any PC in 1995
    Recall using it with graphical user interface not without as you explain, be kind of dull i can imagine.

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    I am staying a 8.1 I never upgrade or change OS. That's how I have been my whole life as long as it keeps doing what I need it to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atomic77 View Post
    I am staying a 8.1 I never upgrade or change OS. That's how I have been my whole life as long as it keeps doing what I need it to do.
    To each his won, just keep this in mind. Windows lifecycle fact sheet - Windows Help
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atomic77 View Post
    I am staying a 8.1 I never upgrade or change OS. That's how I have been my whole life as long as it keeps doing what I need it to do.
    Is 8.1 your first OS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Atomic77 View Post
    I am staying a 8.1 I never upgrade or change OS. That's how I have been my whole life as long as it keeps doing what I need it to do.
    Is 8.1 your first OS?
    Possible last as it seems !
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    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Atomic77 View Post
    I am staying a 8.1 I never upgrade or change OS. That's how I have been my whole life as long as it keeps doing what I need it to do.
    Is 8.1 your first OS?
    Possible last as it seems !
    My point was did he never upgrade or have any other Windows OS, always had 8.1? That would mean either only had a computer for about 2-3 years or came from a completely different OS like Linux or OS X.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post

    Is 8.1 your first OS?
    Possible last as it seems !
    My point was did he never upgrade or have any other Windows OS, always had 8.1? That would mean either only had a computer for about 2-3 years or came from a completely different OS like Linux or OS X.
    Sure OP did, unless very young, then you maybe right. Signature says it again !!
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  8. #28


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    Quote Originally Posted by Atomic77 View Post
    I am staying a 8.1 I never upgrade or change OS. That's how I have been my whole life as long as it keeps doing what I need it to do.
    Seems the OP means that he stays with the original OS on his computer.

    Personally, I am not 100% sure I will permanently upgrade and others may feel the same. Depends on personal needs. My determining factor will be improved performance (less resources, etc) and the Edge browser. Do not need the other bells and whistles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by torre View Post
    Thanks to the OP for starting this thread !

    - Is there a way to accept Win10 upgrade, but not install ? Perhaps create an ISO to be installed at a later date ? Hate to miss the free upgrade.

    - For the people above who installed the tech preview. Is it possible to run a dual boot with Win 8.1 and Win 10 ?
    Yes, when you agree to the Window 10 installation, you are only 'registering' it. You will be given the opportunity to delay installation until you are ready.

    I haven't dual booted 8.1 and 10, just Win 7 and Win 10. I can't see any reason why you couldn't. There was a problem a few builds back where if you restarted (instead of shutdown then start fresh) from Win10, Win 7 would go into a full chkdsk on all your drives. That was cleared up. Windows 10 166 build is very, very stable.
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  10. #30


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    Quote Originally Posted by torre View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Atomic77 View Post
    I am staying a 8.1 I never upgrade or change OS. That's how I have been my whole life as long as it keeps doing what I need it to do.
    Seems the OP means that he stays with the original OS on his computer.

    Personally, I am not 100% sure I will permanently upgrade and others may feel the same. Depends on personal needs. My determining factor will be improved performance (less resources, etc) and the Edge browser. Do not need the other bells and whistles.
    Slight disagreement here. If you haven't experienced Cortana on a Windows Phone, you might not be inclined to get Windows 10 and Cortana along with it.

    For a first release (probably because they got it working on Windows Phone first), Cortana can do a bunch of things just with verbal commands. I've been experimenting with Voice Control since the 80s when I bought a stand-alone app on 3 1/2 disks. I was happy I could open a couple of programs. Now, with Cortana, I can verbally create emails, check my schedule for the day, check flight statuses and a ton of other things.

    I've been on my Windows 8.1 machine and have Windows 10 running next to it on my test system. If I need something, all I have to do I say 'hey Cortana' and ask the question. Most of the time I get exactly the information I need.

    If there ever was a feature that could be called indispensable, Cortana is (or will be) it.
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