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Windows 8.1 Upgrade...Worth it?

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Windows 8.1 Upgrade...Worth it?


    Hi All I'm new around here since I recently upgraded to an SSD and installed Windows 8 on it,

    Is the 8.1 Upgrade worth it??

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroInfinity View Post
    Hi All I'm new around here since I recently upgraded to an SSD and installed Windows 8 on it,

    Is the 8.1 Upgrade worth it??

    Thanks
    Hi ZeroInfinity, welcome to Windows 8 Forums!

    Definitely! It's free!
    I'm workin on the rest of the reasons. Trust me, we tear it apart every day!

    Seriously though, you'll have some great opinions coming your way shortly. (and maybe some not so great!)
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  3. #3


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    When Windows 9 comes out, one might be required to already have 8.1 installed.
    Or not.
    Time will tell.
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  4. #4


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Would you like a MS explaination?: Windows 8.1 - Microsoft Windows

    I recommend it only if your computer manufacturer provides driver support for it. If alienware, you should find the drivers here (for 8.1): Product Selection | Dell US
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    It was necessary to go with 8.1 to get this to work.

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  6. #6


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroInfinity View Post
    Hi All I'm new around here since I recently upgraded to an SSD and installed Windows 8 on it,

    Is the 8.1 Upgrade worth it??

    Thanks
    The 'multi-snap' feature is probably one of the best improvements:

    Attachment 38174
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  7. #7


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post

    The 'multi-snap' feature is probably one of the best improvements:

    Attachment 38174
    But could also be completely irrelevant if you are like me and you don't use a single new UI style app.
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  8. #8


    Arkansas
    Posts : 412
    Windows 8 - 64 bit


    I've just read on the internet ( Windows 8.1 ) it's launching in April 2014, also included I E update, 11.0.3
    My question is.. " Should I wait until the full version is launched ??? .. I have 64 bit on my machine.
    I can't deal with a lot of trouble trying to get it to work correctly. I'd rather wait for a stable version.
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  9. #9


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Just a preview is launching (of 8.1 update 1), best to wait till it is officially released
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  10. #10


    Arkansas
    Posts : 412
    Windows 8 - 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
    Just a preview is launching (of 8.1 update 1), best to wait till it is officially released
    Hi... Thank you so very much for your reply.. You have no idea how much this means to me.
    I will gladly wait.
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