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please help me : WHY GET WIN.8.1 ?

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by edythe View Post
    Many thanks !!!! i really appreciate your opinion and it all makes sense. (ps: i'm 'listed' as a 'power-user' on this board -huge error - LOL )
    Nah, Brink doesn't make those kind of mistakes.
    Nope, I set the promotions system up
    All the more evidence the poster belongs there.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 279
    Windows 8 (plain '8')


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    wow i better go back to school for remedial reading !
    Not really
    Microsoft has never made it easy on customers and users
    It's the same for their licensing or better yet, look up how many different "Skype"'s they have, and each one is for a specific type of user.
    =----------------
    so the verdict is i'd better do the 8.1 ''update'' for Windows '8' before January to keep getting ''supported' ??? is that an 'affirmative' ?
    don't look forward to it at all - reading so many problems for users ...
    waht is your opinion on this sent to me 19 hrs ago also:

    I am still using Windows 8.0 on my Laptop and see no reason to upgrade to 8.1. If anything I would have downgraded to Windows 7 except where Windows 8 no longer used MBR type HD I would be trying to install to GPT for the first time. So too risky.

    Windows 8.0 works fine. Unless you are gung ho to update to Windows 10 or have a specific program that needs a feature that is only in Windows 8.1 and later, I think you are right. The risk outweighs the reward.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8 (plain '8')


    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    I am still using Windows 8.0 on my Laptop and see no reason to upgrade to 8.1. If anything I would have downgraded to Windows 7 except where Windows 8 no longer used MBR type HD I would be trying to install to GPT for the first time. So too risky.

    Windows 8.0 works fine. Unless you are gung ho to update to Windows 10 or have a specific program that needs a feature that is only in Windows 8.1 and later, I think you are right. The risk outweighs the reward.
    Miles - appreciate your input but what about fact that mainstream support will end for Win . 8 ? thanks
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8.0 x64


    Miles - appreciate your input but what about fact that mainstream support will end for Win . 8 ? thanks
    Are you running a business on it? Have you ever called technical support? Did you ever need a Windows Update to keep it working? Why update something that isn't broken so that you can break it but have support for it now that it no longer works?

    Seriously though, I don't know your situation like you do. Most of the time I download drivers or search out solutions and keep it tweaked. In fact when I boot Linux I am a bit lost because when I don't have to keep tweaking it to keep it working it is difficult to figure out what I should spend my time on. I guess I'll have to get back into programming on Linux to keep me busy.

    Only you can answer what you need. But I am sure there are millions still using XP who aren't working up a sweat that it isn't supported since it isn't broken. Moving to a new machine often forces you to change OS version since the drivers just aren't there. But I don't see why, unless your income depends on it, you would need to update an old working system that still works.

    Your decision after all.
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8 (plain '8')


    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    Miles - appreciate your input but what about fact that mainstream support will end for Win . 8 ? thanks
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    Are you running a business on it? Have you ever called technical support? Did you ever need a Windows Update to keep it working? Why update something that isn't broken so that you can break it but have support for it now that it no longer works?
    Seriously though, I don't know your situation like you do. Most of the time I download drivers or search out solutions and keep it tweaked. In fact when I boot Linux I am a bit lost because when I don't have to keep tweaking it to keep it working it is difficult to figure out what I should spend my time on. I guess I'll have to get back into programming on Linux to keep me busy.
    Only you can answer what you need. But I am sure there are millions still using XP who aren't working up a sweat that it isn't supported since it isn't broken. Moving to a new machine often forces you to change OS version since the drivers just aren't there. But I don't see why, unless your income depends on it, you would need to update an old working system that still works.
    Your decision after all.
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    BOY! I CAN'T ARGUE WITH YOUR ABOVE LOGIC - no i'm not running a business and negative to your other questions... now that you mention it, my friend still uses Win 7 !! plus she has a computer store for any problems...she's set to auto update (if she's getting any -LOL) but her computer person set the pc up for her and she's 'happy' ...appreciate your input - you sure put a different view on matters ! ... thanks again very very much ...
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  6. #16


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    you sure put a different view on matters ! ... thanks again very very much ...
    Note I am not trying to brow beat you into submission or anything. I was hoping you would get a laugh out of it. But I think most middle of the road home PC users don't have to sweat support so much if they are on a PC that is "burned in" with the OS having years of stable dependable operation. Of course the car salesman wants to sell you a new model and none of us want MS to go out of business. But you might wait until you feel the need for a new machine.

    Thanks for the kind words in your reply. I think I did at least get a smile if not a belly laugh.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 279
    Windows 8 (plain '8')


    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    you sure put a different view on matters ! ... thanks again very very much ...
    Note I am not trying to brow beat you into submission or anything. I TOTALLY UNDERSTOOD YOUR ''APPROACH'' - LOL - I was hoping you would get a laugh out of it. I DID APPRECIATE YOUR 'SUBTLE' ''REALITY-SHOCK' AND ENJOYED IT ALL ! But I think most middle of the road home PC users don't have to sweat support so much if they are on a PC that is "burned in" with the OS having years of stable dependable operation. YES - NO MAJOR PROBLEMS (SHHUSSHHH I DIDN'T SAY THAT ! ) Of course the car salesman wants to sell you a new model and none of us want MS to go out of business. But you might wait until you feel the need for a new machine. POINT TAKEN; WHY 'COURT' TROUBLE !! DON'T THINK I'LL DO THE 8.1 UPDATE...AND WON'T BUY THAT NEW CAR - LET'S NOT EVEN 'GO THERE'
    Thanks for the kind words in your reply. I think I did at least get a smile if not a belly laugh.
    I'M GLAD I MADE SOMEONE SMILE TODAY ! best regards ...
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