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PC just FORCED Windows 8.1. Now What?

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    PC just FORCED Windows 8.1. Now What?


    I've had a Windows 8 PC for some time now. Everything works fine on it. I get the nag to upgrade to 8.1 every now and then, but I always dismiss it. Today, when I woke up the computer, it told me the update was ready but I had to reboot. My only choice was to postpone the reboot. I didn't really want to update it because, as I said, it was working fine. It gets along with my home network, etc. I went ahead and told it to "reboot now" since any other option was just putting off the inevitable.

    It's at 78% setting up now. What can I expect?

    My concern is that I also have a laptop that I use more often that also only has Windows 8. I get the nag to upgrade on it as well. I'm concerned I'm going to turn it on one morning and be forced to upgrade it as well.

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    Forever West
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    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    If Windows Update started the download and install then the required previous updates had been done, shouldn't be a big problem. I've done a Desktop and a Notebook without issues.

    By the way, I think there was something about the Update to 8.1 would be automatically pushed if one hadn't gotten it yet.
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    I couldn't find anything about a forced 8-->8.1 push. I only see stuff about those that have 8.1 having to accept a certain update.
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    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Updating to Windows 8.1 is not a bad thing, it will enhance your system because of the improvements, see here:
    Windows 8.1 Update might change your mind about Windows 8 - CNET
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    Forever West
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    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    It has been awhile since I saw something about it being pushed but CRS is at work sometimes. There were a few prerequisite updates and some problems with one but seems the bugs have been worked out.
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    We're at "92% setting up a few more things" I just don't like my PC to be mucked with when everything works fine.
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    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    It is no different that getting security updates from Windows Update.
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    The 8.1 update caused some of my programs not to run and they had to be reinstalled. I don't remember which ones now as it was too long ago and I didn't keep a record.
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    So, far, I can't get the software I use to access my work stuff remotely to launch. (Citrix)
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    I have seen a couple of posts about 8.1 being pushed. Maybe Microsoft is getting their ducks in a row for Windows 10, which was probably at one time called Windows 8.2....
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