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

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    i new uese

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  2. #22


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    A new OS usually requires newer drivers, that's just life for Windows users. 8.1 is a new OS, its not 8.0 + SP1. All of my Windows 8.0 drivers worked in 8.1. I've updated a few now but it wasn't something I had to do. Mind you, I'm doing clean installs not upgrades though the store. 8.1 is installing a lot of its own drivers right from the start. My old games run fine in 8.1 too so I haven't had a lot of issues. None that I can categorically say are 8.1 related anyway.
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    I wish I still had Windows 8 for the Start Screen tiles - they aren't the childish colors that 8.1 is. And, they can be changed easily to one color. That may not be good enough reason, but it is important to some.
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  4. #24


    Hassle, worried about things that won't work. We had problems at work that required us to upgrade our Microsoft system center configuration manager to manage these hosts. So, it's not really a no brainer.

    If it's not broke, don't break it.
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    One thing that's going to happen is, anybody that had a bad experience doing the store update is going to tell everyone they know, "I had a bad experience doing the store update". Especially if they had a hard time recovering their system back to a workable state. That will make some reluctant to do it. Those that had no problems usually only mention it "when asked". I've only ever done the store update once to 8.1 and had issues right away. My preferred method now is a clean install. I'm lucky in that I have MSDN and can get clean ISO files to use. Many though are not so lucky.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    The only problem I had after doing the 8.1 Pro upgrade was with the driver for my NVidia graphics card. But after the latest driver update that seems to have been taken care of.
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    For me my WIFI and wireless keyboard and track ball played hide and seek. They just kept cutting in and out and in and out. It made it a pain to try and update/reinstall the drivers which didn't fix the problem anyway. I ended up doing a clean install to get back to a working system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Time heals all they say.
    I think so you are correct. Seen any posts about "how can I turn off my PC" lately? It was terribly important 3 yeas ago and now everyone has forgotten Give it time and the start button guys will give it up also.
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    New Hampshire
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    My problem with he 8.1 upgrade was BSOD's when trying to put my laptop to sleep (or just closing the lid) I tried for weeks to get it sorted. I have been to every forum and help site including my manufacturer and nothing solved the problem. The upgrade process itself was smooth, my system worked great afterwards, EXCEPT the sleep/BSOD problem. That was the deal breaker for me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
    The only problem I had after doing the 8.1 Pro upgrade was with the driver for my NVidia graphics card. But after the latest driver update that seems to have been taken care of.
    335.32 WHQL?

    Could be, but my most-stable-driver-EVER version 310.90 WHQL didn't like the 8.1 upgrade at all. i.e. Falcon BMS 4.32-u6 was not flyable due to MEGA-stutters and very low fps etc. Restored my WinClone copy of 8.0 and I was a happy simmer again.
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