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2 years ago#1
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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2 years ago#2
Why are people still skeptical about basic OS functionality in 2013?
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2 years ago#3
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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2 years ago#4
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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2 years ago#5
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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2 years ago#6
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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2 years ago#7
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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2 years ago#8
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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2 years ago#9
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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2 years ago#10
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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