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Is it good idea to upgrade win 8 to 8.1?

  1. #1


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    Win8 Pro x64

    Is it good idea to upgrade win 8 to 8.1?


    I've genuine win 8 installed on my machine with activation. i've received reccomendation from MS to upgrade it to 8.1 for free. The prob is that once i've already tried it before, and when i did the upgrade and tried to go on win store and plan to make a purchase of some software, it asked me for the key. Then i went back to my system and checked the activation status, it shown up with the message "activate windows". I had no rating anymore.
    Can anybody come up with some good help and better suggestion?

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Rein, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    When you update via the Store, it'll now update you to the newer Windows 8.1 Update released on April 8th 2014 instead of just Windows 8.1.
    If you have your product key written down before doing the update, then you should be able to activate online or by phone afterwards if it does this again.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there.

    Short answer --YES (and better if you go to W8.1 update 1 - especially if you are primarily a desktop user). - W8.1 update 1 will boot by default to the desktop -- so if you really want the "Kiddy Mobile phone start screen" then you have to switch off Boot directly to desktop in the Navigation section in the control panel.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    "Kiddy Mobile phone start screen"
    hey, that sounds like an insult to us who like the new win8 start screen
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  5. #5


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    As of May 13th, you will have no choice, but to upgrade to 8.1.1.
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  6. #6


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    As of May 13th, you will have no choice, but to upgrade to 8.1.1.
    only if you want to stay current with security and other updates ,you have a choice !but it wouldn't be a good choice
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