I upgraded from windows 7 a few months ago to windows 8. All was going great and I was happy with it. Having a desktop like before for the wife and a new windows one for me. Anyway I went on to download 8.1. This ran ok but took almost 5 hours to download and set up even on my broadband running at 14 Mbs. Anyway all was doing ok until the last group of updates from Microsoft. I could not use IE and other programs in the computer just would not load. I could get onto my home page but that was it. No links would work, my email could not be got at. I uninstalled the updates and still the computer was not right. In the end I used system restore to a date before updates and that went well making the computer usable again. That was till them updates got back in. In the end I have had to use the system disc and clean out the computer and put windows 8 back in totally. I have now knocked the automatic updates on the head opting for them to be downloaded but not installed till I make sure that 8.1 is not in there. I cannot go back to windows 7 which I would like to after all this messing about. Windows 8 is good but that's where is will stop at praising it.
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- upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8