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8.1 ..don't want to get it

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    8.1 ..don't want to get it


    Win 8/64 bit Lenovo PC

    What will be the worst thing to happen if i don't upgrade to 8.1....only use PC for email/visiting websites ...nothing more sophisticated that that; have 2 maleware programs + and Internet Security Suite running full time.
    Frankly i'm no ''techie'' and the idea of trying the Store's installing 8.1 and possibly not having all necessary 'pre-requiste' updates then trying to find & install on my own is overwheming. Thanks so much

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    The 8.1 is a "better 8". There are additional security features built into 8.1 that will help surfing the web.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
    The 8.1 is a "better 8". There are additional security features built into 8.1 that will help surfing the web.
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    what happens if i just stay with '8' ... i'm just worried that during the upgrade to 8.1 ''things' could happen rendering my comuter unuseable;
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    8 is not longer supported, that I know of. Microsoft has shifted to 8.1.

    If you disable the antivirus and malware there shouldn't be any issue. Those, could cause problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
    8 is not longer supported, that I know of. Microsoft has shifted to 8.1.

    If you disable the antivirus and malware there shouldn't be any issue. Those, could cause problems.
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    so you're saying that there are 'conflicts' between the download of 8.1 and AV /malware if left 'running during the 8.1 download 'if' AV, etc. is not disabled...i could do that ...makes sense ...those programs are just trying to do their job by blocking potential viruses, etc and the programs 'see/read'' the download of 8.1 as a 'virus' (give/take) ... am i correct ...what about the Firewall ? disable that also ? i'd leave only ''desktop' showing - is that ok ? thanks so much !
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    Do not disable firewall. MacAfee is very intrusive in Windows and to prevent any conflicts it needs to be disabled. (I don't use McAfee only the free built in Windows Defender antivirus, plus Malwarebytes Pro). If you upgrade you can enable it after the upgrade or just use the free built in Windows Defender AV.

    Here is our tutorial on upgrading to 8.1
    Windows 8.1 - Update to from Windows 8

    Here is how to enable/disable Windows Defender
    Windows Defender - Turn On or Off in Windows 8[1]=Security System Tools
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    Quote Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
    Do not disable firewall. MacAfee is very intrusive in Windows and to prevent any conflicts it needs to be disabled. (I don't use McAfee only the free built in Windows Defender antivirus, plus Malwarebytes Pro). If you upgrade you can enable it after the upgrade or just use the free built in Windows Defender AV.

    Here is our tutorial on upgrading to 8.1
    Windows 8.1 - Update to from Windows 8

    Here is how to enable/disable Windows Defender
    Windows Defender - Turn On or Off in Windows 8[1]=Security System Tools
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    ok: went to install the above updates...-went to above updates - went to download 2871389 - clicked to install told already in my computer; other 2917499 stated not applicable for my computer ... so it seems i may have all required updates for 8.1 from the Store if that sounds plausible to you ...many thanks for all your inpute !
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