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Can someone tell me the difference between windows 8 and 8.1?

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User Info: stampedefoot

3 years ago#1
My computer has been asking me alot lately to upgrade to it, but I'm afraid I won't like the experience. So what's it like?
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User Info: TowerBooks3192

3 years ago#2
Start button which will only lead you back to that ugly start thing and not the good old start from 7 and a lot of headache for it messes up the resolution of most games and those things like installers where you could not click on the buttons and etc. I regret doing it and would really love to go back to 8.
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User Info: Shub

3 years ago#3
If you don't encounter any issues with the upgrade, it's like Windows 8 but with UI improvements.
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User Info: 181stCommander

3 years ago#4
Sounds like I shouldn't upgrade.
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User Info: fatali

3 years ago#5
8.1 is exactly the same, I don't know what the other person is talking about with resolution issues and what not. I have been playing all my games in 8.1 and the only issue I had was the sound of bioshock, which was a problem that also happen in windows 7.
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User Info: Termin8r

3 years ago#6
Don't worry all your woes will be fixed by the time Windows 8.2 arrives.

User Info: nameless0101

3 years ago#7
It's basically a service pack with a few UI changes, if you have Windows 8 there's no reason not to upgrade to it.
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User Info: Flen15

3 years ago#8
I haven't seen too many differences so far

but I used to have this weird problem with 8 where I couldn't run things as an administrator or delete things that needed administrator approval. It was really weird.

After I upgraded to 8.1 the problem went away.

*shrugs =\

User Info: sfcalimari

3 years ago#9
- has caused several of my games to crash
- seems to have caused a memory error where I'll be playing a game and suddenly it minimizes to desktop telling me I'm running out of memory and I need to close programs. I then check Task Manager and it shows I'm nowhere near using all of my 8GB of memory, I think it's some kind of false positive bug. It might be an Nvidia thing (has happened with Shogun 2 and Company of Heroes 2) but it didn't happen to me ever until I installed Windows 8.1.
- caused BSOD crashes in games until I installed fresh drivers for my intel integrated graphics card, which is weird considering I only run games on my Nvidia gpu
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