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When will you upgrade to 8.1?

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  • Immediately

    25 54.35%
  • Wait a month or so

    17 36.96%
  • Only when I'm forced to

    4 8.70%
  1. #11


    Posts : 376
    W8.1, W7


    My w8 pc's behave very well, will definitely wait for a while after the 8.1 release before doing anything (first spend some time gathering info from forums and articles).

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  2. #12


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Already running the leaked OEM on my laptop and Surface Pro.
    No issues at all. Worth the upgrade.
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  3. #13


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Windows 8.1 will be available at 6AM on Oct 17 my local time. I am retired and will still be sleeping so will wait until after Breakfast or maybe Lunch. I will NOT drag my butt out of bed at 6AM for just a software update.

    Jim
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  4. #14


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


    I'm already running it on my laptop and main desktop. Both clean installs from TechNet RTM ISO.
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  5. #15


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,583
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    I have 8 running without issue on my laptop and a netbook. I'm in no rush to move to 8.1 since there is no compelling reason to do so. The only feature of 8.1 that I am looking forward to is the ability to boot direct to the desktop.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    overall 8.1 runs better than 8. There are a lot more reasons than just a boot to desktop option that comes along with 8.1.
    I don't think they are totally listed, or maybe hard to find. But, I will tell you, overall, 8 is nice, but 8.1 is an even nicer improvement.
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  7. #17


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I plan to never, at least not on my machines as they are now. When it comes out, I'll install it to some new machines and see how it goes, I never really expected to like 8 as much as I do, but I don't like the 8.1 preview at all. I probably would not have liked the 8 Preview either so I'll just see how it goes. I don't expect that I'll be forced to upgrade to 8.1
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  8. #18


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    I plan to never, at least not on my machines as they are now. When it comes out, I'll install it to some new machines and see how it goes, I never really expected to like 8 as much as I do, but I don't like the 8.1 preview at all. I probably would not have liked the 8 Preview either so I'll just see how it goes. I don't expect that I'll be forced to upgrade to 8.1
    not to start a debate ,just curious ,what do you not like about 8.1
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  9. #19


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Well... For one thing, it's got even more paranoid oversecurity than 8, I can manage 8 but 8.1 takes me longer to set it all up.

    It's actually the Preview I hate, if the real thing is better I may even use it. But as far as the preview goes, I hate the dorky Vista style boot animation.

    I didn't put my main reason for not wanting to install it yet - I simply don't know enough about 8 yet! I thought I had a good handle on it until last week, there has been a flurry of new problems posted that have my brain churning in a cesspool.

    I know what I have to do to keep my systems running, but some of these new complaints, the regular solutions are not working where they worked before. I think the biggest problem with 8 is in it's new Boot GUI which requires a rocket science background to maneuvre. If that is better in 8.1 then I certainly MAY start using it when it comes out. But I don't want it until I have an Install Disk in my hands. I think that is the thing I dislike the most, I can repair well enough using the Preview ISO, but there will not BE an ISO for the release of 8.1 and several people here in communicating with MS are not getting straight answers about this.
    Last edited by XweAponX; 12 Oct 2013 at 15:55.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    XweAponX thanks for your reasons .as for vist style boot animation miss them on bootup ,[never used vista so its all new to me ] im in the can when that happens ,
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