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windows 8 or windows 8.1

  1. #1


    Posts : 10
    windows 8

    windows 8 or windows 8.1


    at the moment im on windows 8 i am thinking of updating to 8.1 is it better to stay on windows 8 or update to 8.1 whats the pros and cons

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  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    How you do the update may factor into that? I did the update through the Store once and had issues. I ended up with intermittent WIFI and wireless keyboard and mouse issues. I've seen other similar reports from other forum members also. No such issues when doing a clean install though. I didn't like Metro in 8.0 but now its more multi monitor friendly in 8.1 so that's what I'm running. If your current Windows 8 install is an factory OEM install I'd recommend creating your recovery media, if you haven't already. The factory recovery utility may not work correctly after the update.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 10
    windows 8


    thanks for the advice Ive noticed here a lot of people with windows 8.1 seem to have a lot of problems my install is in factory O E M ill try and sort the recovery media thing out.
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