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Windows just asked me to download 8.1

#1GilgameshSwordsPosted 11/15/2013 11:08:38 AM
Should I? I have heard lately that it can cause crashes, failures to boot etc...

So has that changed, is it more stable?
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#2StarksPosted 11/15/2013 11:13:05 AM
Why are people still skeptical about basic OS functionality in 2013?
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#3GilgameshSwords(Topic Creator)Posted 11/15/2013 11:14:43 AM
Starks posted...
Why are people still skeptical about basic OS functionality in 2013?


Only cause I have heard reports of it bricking computers
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#4ClouddxPosted 11/15/2013 11:16:32 AM
GilgameshSwords posted...
Starks posted...
Why are people still skeptical about basic OS functionality in 2013?


Only cause I have heard reports of it bricking computers


Where did you hear this from?
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#5gsf4lyfePosted 11/15/2013 11:18:29 AM
Clouddx posted...
GilgameshSwords posted...
Starks posted...
Why are people still skeptical about basic OS functionality in 2013?


Only cause I have heard reports of it bricking computers


Where did you hear this from?


My cousin's friend says that a lot of people on message boards have been saying it and he knows a lot about computers and he says Windows 8 is bad so 8.1 must be even worse because everyone knows that ever subsequent MS OS since XP is just incrementally worse.
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#6StarksPosted 11/15/2013 11:19:43 AM
For the record: 8.1 is amazing

90% of the problems with 8 are gone and the Metro screen is actually useful for searching now
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#7ClouddxPosted 11/15/2013 11:27:22 AM(edited)
gsf4lyfe posted...
Clouddx posted...
GilgameshSwords posted...
Starks posted...
Why are people still skeptical about basic OS functionality in 2013?


Only cause I have heard reports of it bricking computers


Where did you hear this from?


My cousin's friend says that a lot of people on message boards have been saying it and he knows a lot about computers and he says Windows 8 is bad so 8.1 must be even worse because everyone knows that ever subsequent MS OS since XP is just incrementally worse.


Yeh, you can't brick a computer by installing an operating system... >_> Your cousins friend is talking out his a**.

Also by that logic Windows 7 is worse than Vista??
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#8lost_withinPosted 11/15/2013 11:21:43 AM
gsf4lyfe posted...
Clouddx posted...
GilgameshSwords posted...
Starks posted...
Why are people still skeptical about basic OS functionality in 2013?


Only cause I have heard reports of it bricking computers


Where did you hear this from?


My cousin's friend says that a lot of people on message boards have been saying it and he knows a lot about computers and he says Windows 8 is bad so 8.1 must be even worse because everyone knows that ever subsequent MS OS since XP is just incrementally worse.



This makes no logical sense what so ever

Installing an OS will not brick a computer.

If people think an OS will brick a computer, then they don't know the definition of bricking something or they are just plain idiots...

With all that said, Windows 8 is fine, and Windows 8.1 makes some improvements.

Crashes happen....whether it is Windows 1.1 or Windows 8.1.... and sometimes it is hardware, and sometimes it is software...
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#9aak57Posted 11/15/2013 11:26:49 AM
Something seems to be up with DPI scaling in 8.1. Most of my programs look like garbage until I disable some scaling option in their properties.
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#10Silver Shadow XPosted 11/15/2013 11:28:41 AM
gsf4lyfe posted...
My cousin's friend says that a lot of people on message boards have been saying it and he knows a lot about computers and he says Windows 8 is bad so 8.1 must be even worse because everyone knows that ever subsequent MS OS since XP is just incrementally worse.


psa: COMPLETELY SRS POST RIGHT HERE
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