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    W8.1


    I am on W8 and I would like to know your general thoughts about going to 8.1. Is it worth it??????????

    Thanks

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    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    The general consensus is yes, it is definitely worth it.
    If you're on a laptop, do check first that your manufacturer supports it for your device...
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    Posts : 279
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by enigma1944 View Post
    I am on W8 and I would like to know your general thoughts about going to 8.1. Is it worth it??????????

    Thanks
    You will soon have to upgrade to 8.1 in order to continue receiving updates.

    Apply Windows 8.1 Update by June 10th to Get Future Patches
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  4. #4


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Tews View Post
    You will soon have to upgrade to 8.1 in order to continue receiving updates.
    Microsoft Gives Windows 8 Users Two Years to Install Windows 8.1

    "This means that in case you won’t be deploying Windows 8.1, your Windows 8 version will go dark on October 18, 2015."

    Apply Windows 8.1 Update by June 10th to Get Future Patches

    "Windows 8.1 Users: Apply Windows 8.1 Update by June 10th to Continue Receiving Updates."
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    OK thanks for your answers

    I thought that sooner or later it would be mandatory
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    as already suggested make sure that you computer maker has win8.1 drivers
    in my opinion win8.1.1[that 8.1 with the latest 8.1 updates] is better, has more options for us, boots right to desktop, taskbar on start screen ,plus X to close apps and minimise option on start apps ,apps minimise to desktop taskbar ,ect ect ect
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    Posts : 35
    windows 8.1


    Be nice if that X on the metro modern whatever apps actually closed the things but it doesn't
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    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by JoeShades View Post
    Be nice if that X on the metro modern whatever apps actually closed the things but it doesn't
    not sure how completely you would like it, it stops it for me ,I just tested 2 different apps ,with task manger ,and when I X them out ,all cpu usage by the app goes to zero ,good enough for me ,happy computing
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  9. #9


    Posts : 35
    windows 8.1


    It may not use CPU but it takes up memory
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    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,583
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    While it's true it takes up memory, that memory would simply be sitting idle anyway. If the system needs more memory it will close suspended apps to get it.
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