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Impending Window 8.1 Upgrade - Benefits?

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Hello all,

    1. I've already got the boot directly to desktop and start button covered via Start8.
    2. I don't want to lose the inherent Windows 7 system imaging.
    3. I don't like the fact that the inherent WEI testing will be lost.

    Now, I already know all the alternatives for 2 and 3 above because I am running 8.1 Preview on my laptop; however, I just don't see any immediate benefit for a non-apper to rush into this upgrade. So, am I missing any major improvement here?
    3. I suspect the final, final version will have the WEI back in it.

    I agree about timing. No need to rush into it, but changing is probably inevitable as I have read they will stop support of 8.0 after 1 year. I see it as just a major fix of the rough edges, and will switch after a few weeks to let them get the obvious bugs out of it. But, it does not solve the real blunder, which is not providing two distinct interfaces; one for keyboard/mouse users, and one for touch screens.

    I think MS is making a major mistake in the direction they have taken with the user interface. PC's are the mainstay of the business community and power users around the world, and they are not going to be impressed by a playschool type of interface for touch screens that they do not have.

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  2. #12


    Yes, WEI stuff can still be gleaned from running winsat at a command line.

    As others have mentioned, image backups is back under File History.

    I wouldn't probably pay to move from 8 to 8.1, but being free, I don't have any qualms for why I don't want to move.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8.1


    Hello pparks1,

    Yes, WEI stuff can still be gleaned from running winsat at a command line.
    Roger on that. I've been doing that on 8.1 Preview occasionally.

    As others have mentioned, image backups is back under File History.
    This is what I really wanted to confirm.

    I wouldn't probably pay to move from 8 to 8.1, but being free, I don't have any qualms for why I don't want to move.
    Conversely, I still don't see any good reason to rush into it personally. I don't like upgrades in general and I certainly would follow up with a clean install but I guess I'll need an ISO to do that.

    Thanks for the info!
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