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

17 Mar 2014   #31
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Thanks for taking the time very educational Drew


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17 Mar 2014   #32
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Thanks for taking the time very educational Drew
Not sure what to make of this, but I wouldn't exactly pat myself on the back as that's Microsoft "official" statement, however I'm am aware of backdoors or loop holes, as I've we've all used a few ourselves with upgrades so...

And Bongo did provide pause for the cause so....

But "officially" that's Microsoft's stance.

Thanks
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17 Mar 2014   #33
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Things do indeed change, example, MS never used to supply downloads of iso files for their OSes. This exercise explains my avatar.
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17 Mar 2014   #34
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Which looks darn nice too Gary
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17 Mar 2014   #35
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Which looks darn nice too Gary
Nick drew it for me.
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17 Mar 2014   #36
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I know but your wearing it and it looks good on ya
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17 Mar 2014   #37
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

My dad who has a Windows 8 laptop he uses for when he's traveling overseas (he's a frequent flyer!) hasn't been upgraded to Windows 8.1 for one reason alone:

I advised against it.

Back when Windows 8.1 first came out, there was a slew of stability bugs and whatnot that simply didn't fly with us since my dad used the laptop for business in locations where I can't provide immediate support. The laptop needs to work flawlessly while he's traveling.

There was also the argument that Windows 8 was mostly working fine for him, and as such I advised against the upgrade. I haven't followed up since because my dad has found absolutely no problems staying with Windows 8 and I personally haven't had any incentive to research Windows 8.1 and advocate its use.

Basically, a combination of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" and my personal distaste for Windows 8 worked together beautifully.
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17 Mar 2014   #38
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Ya shoulda upgraded him ta w7 laddy. Now dars aw styble system fawr shure.
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17 Mar 2014   #39
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Ya shoulda upgraded him ta w7 laddy. Now dars aw styble system fawr shure.
We actually did discuss installing Windows 7 onto the laptop since my dad truthfully wasn't too happy about using Windows 8.

However, we ultimately decided against the idea due to the fact that the machine in question is a laptop designed for Windows 8. Finding compatible Windows 7 drivers would be a chore, and working around UEFI Secure Boot would be a nuisance regardless of how easy it is in practice.

Like I mentioned, this laptop needed to work first and foremost, so Windows 8 was there to stay simply by virtue of being there from the start.
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18 Mar 2014   #40
4wd

W7, W8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Well that would be interesting because that's not what Microsoft is saying about getting the update... Update to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 - Microsoft Windows.
About the MS link, it does describe how to upgrade without ms account or login:

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Windows 8.1 is designed to be used with a Microsoft account, so we recommend that you give it a try -\- But if you're sure you want to use a local account instead, choose Create a new account, and then on the new account page, choose Continue using my existing account.
But this is not explained whatsoever while doing the installation, concealing it is part of the covert way they try to trick everyone into their tile\phone os dreamworld.
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