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Why Have Most Windows 8 Users Not Upgraded to Windows 8.1?

  1. #11


    Gold Coast (Australia)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rxd View Post
    So what does Microsoft do in its infinite wisdom?
    They bring out a new operating system with a hyped up "WOW" factor.
    I remember a Kevin Costner film they flooded the advertising industry with once, its awesome they said, go see it they said, he has gills they said ... what was it? OH Yeah, "Water World"

    I taste sick in my mouth.

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    My wife's laptop is still running the factory OEM 8.0 install. All she does is Facebook and an occasional Google search. I just put off updating it as I don't use it and she would never no the difference even if I did update it. I'll get around to it eventually. She never goes to the Windows Store so she hasn't been prompted to do the update or even knows its there.
    Just wait untill she finds out she can use credit card to buy stuff at the store.
    Last edited by CountMike; 17 Mar 2014 at 07:32.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 58
    windows 8.1


    One of the most basic reasons why people did not upgrade to 8.1? Um...it crashed their systems? I do know quite a few that that happened to and I could not figure out why. Remember, we are talking new computers with 8 installed om them. I was able to update with nary a problem and the only reason I did? From experience I have learned that with Microsoft's updates into new OS are baby steps. I am that much closer to Nine and I did not want to leap frog from 8 to 9.
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  4. #14


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


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    My wife's laptop is still running the factory OEM 8.0 install. All she does is Facebook and an occasional Google search. I just put off updating it as I don't use it and she would never no the difference even if I did update it. I'll get around to it eventually. She never goes to the Windows Store so she hasn't been prompted to do the update or even knows its there.
    Just wait untill she finds out she can use credit card to buy stuff at the store.
    Naw, she has no interest in buying anything online, and doesn't know how to anyway. I do all that stuff including paying the bills etc. If I hadn't set Facebook as her home page she'd be lost on the interwebs. She's a smart woman she's just not computer smart. My daughter setup her Facebook page for her.
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  5. #15


    From what I've read on various forums, some people hesitated to go to 8.1 because there were rumors that there were problems with it. Personally, I didn't install the upgrade for a while because my internet connection is slow that just downloading it would take 10-12 hours. Finally managed to get and install it, and have had no problems at all.
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  6. #16


    Although I liked it and think it to be a rather ingenious OS and business direction, the biggest mistake I think MS made was to rush 8 out as fast as they did IMO. It was too drastic a change for many in which they received a heavy backlash from most of the press and some users. It should have been 8.1 to begin with. Then fumbling the ball, they decide to release 8.1 when not really ready, although they worked the bugs out these last 3 or 4 Patch Tuesdays. It seems to be calm sailing now.

    So far as 8.1 via the Store vs Windows Update, it is a new edition upgrade, not an update, so therefore via the Store. They'll probably sell new editions this way from now on, although I'm not liking that. My install via the Store went well, but I'd rather have media to fresh install. I think it to be an attempt to cut down on piracy. Not seeing too many having trouble upgrading via the Store any more. Perhaps they got the bugs worked out of that or am I looking at the big picture wrong?

    I think a lot of non-techy users either don't know 8.1 is offered through the Store, think that there's a price along with, or are just plain happy with 8.

    All in all, the whole 8/8.1 debacle will be gone in the near future. Time heals all they say.
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  7. #17


    Hmmm.
    Windows 3 - 3.1 - 3.11,
    Windows 8 - 8.1 - 8.11
    Windows 95
    Windows 2015 ????
    A paradise for numerologists ?
    What about windows 9 ? Will last version of it be 9.9.9 ?
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  8. #18


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


    I think they should have called it Window 98 SE.

    EDIT: that come out the way I planned, its hard to see but there is a line though the 9 in 98.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Upgrade fatigue...

    I've found that most people I've done upgrades from previous Windows to 8 aren't all for upgrading to 8.1 because of the hassle. It's not bringing too much to the table obviously, it's not supposed to. But because it's mostly focused on WinRT aspects like live tile sizes and app snapping, not so much obvious security and performance or other feature upgrades; it's more meh.

    The 8.1.1 update through Windows Update is a good thing as it will just go right ahead as a normal update. But I'm looking forward to the "What did my Windows do, it's different!" posts here soon...

    Honestly, the 8.1 update through the Windows Store wasn't a good idea for a couple of reasons. Some people don't even go into the Windows Store to the begin with, Windows didn't give really ANY notification there was a major update available for free to download, and in some instances I've seen, it's something you had to scour on the interwebs to be directed to the Windows Store because it didn't even show ANYTHING about 8.1.
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  10. #20


    India
    Posts : 172
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1


    The problem i care aboout is updates and thinggys for the old stuff and softwares. All most 65% of the softwares do not work in 8.1 and especially drivers. just y can't microsoft find a way to fix that? of course, i noe about compability mode but it fails 99.9% of the time. and it doesn't work for drivers!
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