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Is there a huge difference from Windows 8 to 8.1?

#1BitCakePosted 10/21/2013 9:58:52 AM
Besides a more customizable interface and the start button?

The start button is pretty useless imo, since it just takes you to the metro start screen once clicked.

It's rather confusing to get used to the start screen than just a pull up menu like in Windows 7.
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#2StormKMDPosted 10/21/2013 10:02:43 AM
No huge changes, just nice little things.
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#3ShubPosted 10/21/2013 10:04:30 AM
Although it's not used yet, 8.1 supports Direct3D 11.2.
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#4BrokenMachine85Posted 10/21/2013 10:05:35 AM
You can right click the start menu to display a basic old school start menu. It shows things like Shut Down, Control Panel, Task Manager etc. No crashes yet so for a free update, I can't complain.
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#5PFGeraciPosted 10/21/2013 10:05:45 AM
I haven't noticed anything really. The icons in the Metro screen are all strangely colored now though.
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#6ShubPosted 10/21/2013 10:06:28 AM
BrokenMachine85 posted...
You can right click the start menu to display a basic old school start menu. It shows things like Shut Down, Control Panel, Task Manager etc.


Technically that was already there in Windows 8, but the Shut Down option in that menu is new to 8.1.
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#7BrokenMachine85Posted 10/21/2013 10:25:43 AM
Ah, ok. Never know that ;)
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#8darkstar4221Posted 10/21/2013 11:27:45 AM
Shub posted...
Although it's not used yet, 8.1 supports Direct3D 11.2.


You forgot to mention that Direct3D 11.2 is only compatible with 8.1, how is that a positive?
#9Orestes417Posted 10/21/2013 11:29:28 AM
It's basically the same deal as Windows XP SP2. A nice little feature pack with some UI cleanup and a handful of new fixes.
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#10wizardmonPosted 10/21/2013 11:32:15 AM
darkstar4221 posted...
Shub posted...
Although it's not used yet, 8.1 supports Direct3D 11.2.

You forgot to mention that Direct3D 11.2 is only compatible with 8.1, how is that a positive?

Oh my god! a service pack added additional features! Microsoft's sure got some nerve!
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