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win 8 to win 8.1

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    win 8 to win 8.1


    I am afraid of going from win 8 to win 8.1 I do not know if it is safe after reading some reviews or if i might mess up my PC with not knowing how to upgrade properly.
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

    thank you

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  2. #2

    Updating


    I upgraded my system from Windows 7 Home Edition to Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8.1 Pro in a short period of time and had no problems. Only one program failed to work on Windows 8 (a freebie one) and some just needed to use compatibility mode to work with no problems.
    I would recommend a full backup of the hard disk before doing any major changes.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    I upgraded from 8 to 8.1 right after the update came out and initially had some problems with Protected Mode in ie11 and random freeze ups of the OS itself. But since running the latest updates, the issues have disappeared. So if you do run the upgrade to 8.1 make sure to download all the other updates as well.
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    Tyvm for responding. I don't really know how to back up other then CD's fore I do not know which FREE back up program i should trust. I say free and afraid because i have been using my PC to apply for jobs and i do not want to overstep and get confused when I am getting use to win 8 but everything n everywhere u go states everything runs smoother win 8.1
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  5. #5


    Do you guys know if there is a Time Limit for win 8 users to upgrade to 8.1 for free?
    And i do Tyvm
    Still Scared so After I get a job then I'll experiment

    If you 2 would be so kind to direct me to where i can get help with Apps that are on PC but not installed?
    and/or
    Can I delete mp3's from the you tube down loader once i play them from my PC? I hope that makes sense
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  6. #6


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Lady8 View Post
    Tyvm for responding. I don't really know how to back up other then CD's fore I do not know which FREE back up program i should trust.
    Macrium is good. I use it.

    Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

    You can use a usb drive to store the backup image.
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    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Lady8 View Post
    Tyvm for responding. I don't really know how to back up other then CD's fore I do not know which FREE back up program i should trust. I say free and afraid because i have been using my PC to apply for jobs and i do not want to overstep and get confused when I am getting use to win 8 but everything n everywhere u go states everything runs smoother win 8.1
    System Image - Create in Windows 8

    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

    System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8

    or
    look for a 3rd party ,Backup software, which fully supports Windows 8, uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.
    Which is signed by Microsoft.
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    Thank you all very much will safe links in marks
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