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

#1stampedefootPosted 12/29/2013 10:27:23 PM
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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#2TowerBooks3192Posted 12/29/2013 10:31:19 PM
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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#3ShubPosted 12/29/2013 10:41:14 PM
If you don't encounter any issues with the upgrade, it's like Windows 8 but with UI improvements.
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#4181stCommanderPosted 12/29/2013 10:44:02 PM
Sounds like I shouldn't upgrade.
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#5fataliPosted 12/29/2013 10:56:10 PM
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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#6Termin8rPosted 12/30/2013 1:26:28 AM
Don't worry all your woes will be fixed by the time Windows 8.2 arrives.
#7nameless0101Posted 12/30/2013 1:29:32 AM
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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#8Flen15Posted 12/30/2013 1:45:18 AM
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 =\
#9sfcalimariPosted 12/30/2013 2:37:56 AM(edited)
- 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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