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Sticking to 8.1

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 x64

    Sticking to 8.1


    First I apologize if I am posting this in the wrong place, it just seemed to make the most sense posting here. I honestly can't see myself upgrading to Windows 10 from 8.1 In everything from style, stability, boot time, gaming performance, and even security (which previous of versions of Windows had always failed to impress) Windows 8.1 has been solid for me from day one. Keep in mind I update my system daily without fail; I see this as a necessity if optimal security and performance is desired. Bringing back the start button feels like such a huge step backwards. Coming from someone who switched over from Ubuntu, I always hated the unclean and "kidified" clunky feel of the start menu in Windows 7 & XP. My machine isn't even touch screen, even so touchpad gestures suffice for me. The way 8.1 blends its app interface with the desktop and the options it gives you is just something I've grown to love immensely. I see no reason at all to fix what isn't broken, I'm probably a part of a very small minority who feels this way. For the time being all Windows 10 will be to me is a pretty white window icon next to my action center

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  2. #2


    N. Calif
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    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    I'm sticking with whatever OS my current machines are running, some Win 7 and some Win 8.1. No upgrading for me since Win 10 doesn't provide any advantage over the other OSes. I don't want to upgrade simply because MS is giving Win 10 free.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I'll be upgrading my 4 home PC's to 10. I have some issues on my laptop in 10, and if those aren't resolved it will likely go back to 8.1. The rest will probably stay on 10.
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  4. #4


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Windows 10= Windows 8.1 + Hybrid Start Menu of Windows 7

    I did not like the technical preview so I reverted back to 8.1 in 24 hours.
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  5. #5


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I don't like the hybrid start menu all that much either, but for the amount of time I actually use it, I can probably live with it. I can easily go back to 8.1 anyway, if I'm so inclined.
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    To be fair I have not personally tried Windows 10 first hand. I might go out and purchase another machine preloaded with Windows 10 once they become available to me locally. However I cringe at the thought of upgrading an entire operating system through an update process. In Linux at least for me this usually results to a broken OS that takes hours of work to even get it to boot properly. I don't have experience upgrading a Windows OS in such a manner so I can only hope Microsoft's implementation is far superior. So what actually happens if you did reserve your update and just decide not to go through with it? Are you permanently stuck with the get Windows 10 icon next to your action center?
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    So far I've gone from Windows 7 to 10074 > 10122 > 10130 > 10158 > 10159 > 10162 and now 10166. A few minor glitches that were easy to fix.
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    N.Y.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
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  9. #9


    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    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 ?
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    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    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.
    No, it has to be installed on a running Win7 w/SP1 or Win8.1 computer. Supposedly there will be a way to save the files for doing a clean re-install later on. The free upgrade will be available for 1 year from July 29.

    For the people above who installed the tech preview. Is it possible to run a dual boot with Win 8.1 and Win 10
    There are folks who have done it but I had hardware available, older Desktop and older Notebook, and did clean installs of only Win10TP.
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