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can I use Win8 and not automatically upgrade to 8.1?

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    can I use Win8 and not automatically upgrade to 8.1?


    It's a temptation to install and explore 8.1, but siding on the side of caution and prefer to delay the upgrade.

    The 8.1 upgrade is NOT automatic, is it?

    I would like to wait, maybe a month, for all the kinks and bugs to get worked out of 8.1 before it's installed on my PC.

    Using a dual-boot, with Win7 on the other side. If it's not possible, then I plan to continue with just using Win7.

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    Have not heard of it being automatic. You have to click on the tile in metro store to get it, just do not click should work. Unless MS gets pushy :-) which I would doubt.
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    MS better never make it automatic or required as the upgrade will not install on my Win 8 Pro X64 system because it does not have the necessary hardware support. I can only run 32 bit 8.1 which I can't get since the upgrade does a same bitness only, 32 -> 32 or 64 -> 64.
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can I use Win8 and not automatically upgrade to 8.1?
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