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Update to Win 8.1 Now or Wait for Win 8.1.1 in April?

  1. #1


    Texas
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    Windows 8.1

    Update to Win 8.1 Now or Wait for Win 8.1.1 in April?


    Okey Dokey . . .

    I've been holding off updating to Windows 8.1 because of the "sleep issue" Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep (it's a huge thread, folks).

    I was about ready to jump onto Windows 8.1 to see if the sleep and NumLock issues have been solved yet (don't think it is for sleep and I've given up on NumLock); however, after doing some research and reading here, I'm wondering if I should just wait for the April update.

    What do y'all think?

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  2. #2


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    If you're curious, create a system image to fall back on, then go for it.
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  3. #3


    N. Calif
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    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    I believe the April update is an update from 8.1 (not 8) so you will need to install 8.1 beforehand. Might as well do it now.
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  4. #4


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    If you're curious, create a system image to fall back on, then go for it.
    Not so much curious, Edwin, as wanting to save time and effort. And it looks like 'strollin just killed off that option.
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  5. #5


    Texas
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    I believe the April update is an update from 8.1 (not 8) so you will need to install 8.1 beforehand. Might as well do it now.
    Thanks, I think, 'strollin. So much for saving time and effort . . .
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  6. #6


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    OK, bit the bullet and now I'll see if Sleep is fixed in Windows 8.1. Or, if I have all the patches or will have to install them.

    Probably I have multiple dates with Windows Update. Sigh . . .
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  7. #7


    Posts : 1,339
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    Interesting....my pc wouldn't stay in sleep mode with 8 Pro installed, but after updating to 8.1 it does. Go figure!
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  8. #8


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I think an update cured the sleep problem.
    I have 8.1 Pro & have no sleep issues.
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  9. #9


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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I have 8.1 Pro & have no sleep issues.
    Me too (luckily). There are currently 931 posts of which I've read up to about page 54 before giving up. I've a feeling that they would be jumping for joy if it was fixed.
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  10. #10


    Texas
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I have 8.1 Pro & have no sleep issues.
    Me too (luckily). There are currently 931 posts of which I've read up to about page 54 before giving up. I've a feeling that they would be jumping for joy if it was fixed.
    I got on the ground floor of that thread; I had just bought this PC and had installed Windows 8 on an older self-built one. So, I've read just about every message posted. Some interesting and educational stuff there for sure.

    I should know pretty soon . . . updates have just finished installing so I'll restart and mosey off to the living room with Hubs for awhile and then sneak up on this li'l ole PC . . .
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