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Should I upgrade from 8 to 8.1?

  1. #21

    Quote Originally Posted by effygy View Post
    If you use a Microsoft account, you should.
    If you love to use a Local account, you shouldn't
    You don't need a Microsoft account. You can skip creating an MS account and continue using your local account. I know cos I'm using local on 8.1 after the upgrade.

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  2. #22

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    Windows 8 Pro 64bit

    Besides, you can always switch from MS account to the local one after the update.
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  3. #23

    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I would wait. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

    I myself have updated to 8.1 without any problems. But I am not really doing any useful work with it. Windows 8 is sitting in a virtual partition for study purposes only.
    Hi there
    Normally true - but if we adopted this philosophy completely we'd still be using Rotary wired telephones and Windows 98 - the first PROPER version of Windows really robust enough for LAN's etc.

    (actually I still have BOTH of these working at home too !!)

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  4. #24

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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Reasons why you should.. Windows 8 won't be supported forever. IE11 will not be available on Windows 8 (you have to upgrade to 8.1 to get it).
    Windows 10 will be out long before support for 8 ends.
    IE11...??? I don't use it myself, so I can't comment.
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