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Windows 7: Why Have Most Windows 8 Users Not Upgraded to Windows 8.1?

16 Mar 2014   #11
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Probably because most don't know about it and don't see it in windows updates like the article stated which is what I think is the biggest reason as to why. Not sure why this is a big deal not like matters and wonder how this is even news. Should ship it like a normal update and anyone with auto updates on will get it installed or at least get a bubble telling them about it.


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16 Mar 2014   #12
fireballxl5

 

Hello...love the Windows 7 forum. Speaking of which...what does this have to do with Windows 7? Would this thread be more appropriate to Windows 8 users...on their forum? I can take the heat if I'm wrong, but I just don't see the value to Windows 7 users. If I want Win8 info...I'll go there and join in. Again, thanks for all the help and blessings to Brink...you are one smart cookie!
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16 Mar 2014   #13
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

People are interested in what MS is up to. Many here have tried 8 and rejected it, so they are curious to know what is happening to it.
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16 Mar 2014   #14
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It's for tech news, not just Windows 7 news. And as mentioned, it is of interest to 7 users as well. A Guy
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16 Mar 2014   #15
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

4WD, can you provide a link to the 8.1 download where I don't need to log in?
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16 Mar 2014   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea most the time if not all the time I have to sign in separately to access a Mr. Fixit article
Not to mention I'm usually signed into my.msn.com/ TechNet.com and answers.microsoft.com
Not to mention Hotmail.com
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17 Mar 2014   #17
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Maybe most of the Windows 8 licenses were upgraded to Windows 7 instead
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17 Mar 2014   #18
4wd

W7, W8.1
 
 

Quote:
4WD, can you provide a link to the 8.1 download where I don't need to log in?
Hello, got no link, it's trough the store. Did one more 8 to 8.1 upgrade yesterday on another laptop > see attachments. As before, opened store and click the VERY large tile, no need to log in, the download \ install proceeds from there. At the last stage of the 8.1 install, the thing is to not get tricked into the ms account stuff (unless one wants to use it), and click the half-hidden 'continue using my existing account' (which on my w8 pc's were local accounts).

Hope this clarifies it or is useful to someone. As for my w8 usage, am using the 'w7 parts' (which work very well imo) and Classic Shell, and avoiding the ugly phone interface and tiles. My main work pc is an excellent w7, will never 'upgrade' that one to 8.


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17 Mar 2014   #19
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Maybe most of the Windows 8 licenses were upgraded to Windows 7 instead
Good choice!
4WD the images are too small to read.
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17 Mar 2014   #20
4wd

W7, W8.1
 
 

^^^ ahh sorry, looks ok here as a rough presentation of how the process looks.
att1 = 'Update to windows 8.1 for free' store tile
att2 = 'Download' button and 'you can keep working while the update is downloading'
att3 = 'Installations' 'Windows 8.1 downloading'
att4 = 'continue using my existing account' underlined at the bottom.
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