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

  1. #31


    Posts : 1,339
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick View Post
    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.
    The version I am running is 332.21. I should have said the next driver update after I installed 8.1. I haven't done any of the latest updates, since things seem to be working well as is.

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  2. #32


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    All this is all rather specific though don't you think? For me I upgraded to 8.1 for the same reason as I upgraded to 8. I enjoy it.

    I'm afraid Windows 8* is now a bit dull as there don't seem to be any problems left except sleeping.

    Roll on 9 with a few new issues
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  3. #33


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    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.
    Well, great minds think alike.

    Great avatar, BTW.
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  4. #34


    Posts : 376
    W8.1, W7


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    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.
    Well, great minds think alike.
    Healing comes not from time, but from Classic Shell and similar, giving users back some normal useability. Even MS themselves seems to be realizing this.
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  5. #35


    United States
    Posts : 650
    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS


    I would opt for Windows 8.1 over Windows 8 because of the start button and desktop boot features. On my tablet, it isn't a problem but for my PC and laptop the desktop is my number one environment.

    My first guess would be the that the update is in the Windows Store, and most casual users don't check there often or dismiss any notification they have received.
    Last edited by TheGrantFitz; 18 Mar 2014 at 13:51. Reason: Accidentally left an icon at the end. :)
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  6. #36


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    The thing that has annoyed me about 8.1 is with OEM drivers and their lack of updating them. 8.1 has a new WDDM driver version among other things, it would be nice if OEMs could at least take the time to update those drivers so their products run the best they possibly can; ESPECIALLY considering since there is a good chance we'll be seeing yearly X.1 or X.5 updates for Windows...

    Also, I do wish in Windows 9, we'll have the option of choosing to use the app's tile color or a predefined system color. It'd be nice to see a consistent color across the Start Screen.
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  7. #37


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    All this is all rather specific though don't you think? For me I upgraded to 8.1 for the same reason as I upgraded to 8. I enjoy it.

    I'm afraid Windows 8* is now a bit dull as there don't seem to be any problems left except sleeping.

    Roll on 9 with a few new issues
    And the NumLock issue! Like sleep problems, some got it, some don't got it.
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  8. #38


    Garland
    Posts : 8
    Dual Boot - Win7/Win8.1 32bit


    I upgraded via Windows Update.....smooth as silk! No problems of any kind although my PC is a custom made desktop without all the crap the new ones have.....build your own its easy!
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  9. #39


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Great avatar, BTW.
    You know who it is? I struggled with the pixels but I think it was before the Stones security took it all downhill.

    1, 2, 3, 4 what are we fighting for....
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  10. #40


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post

    You know who it is? I struggled with the pixels but I think it was before the Stones security took it all downhill.

    1, 2, 3, 4 what are we fighting for....
    lmao

    Hey they're coming to Australia in a few months, all my friends bought tickets. I didn't, I have to stick a knitting needle in my eye that day, whenever it is.
    I hear Mick got a huge discount on safety railing for the stairs and the disability toilets. There may be a problem with the stage though, no wheelchair access :P

    And the avatar .. is it Carlos Santana?
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