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Is there a huge difference from Windows 8 to 8.1?

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2 years ago#1
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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2 years ago#2
No huge changes, just nice little things.
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2 years ago#3
Although it's not used yet, 8.1 supports Direct3D 11.2.
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2 years ago#4
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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2 years ago#5
I haven't noticed anything really. The icons in the Metro screen are all strangely colored now though.
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2 years ago#6
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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2 years ago#7
Ah, ok. Never know that ;)
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2 years ago#8
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?
2 years ago#9
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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2 years ago#10
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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