1. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Will it get you to upgrade?

    Are you looking forward to getting it?

    I'm excited to get it but only because it's new. I was excited when I heard they were bringing the start button back but now that I see they really aren't it makes no difference to me. I already created my own start menu the first day I installed it anyway.
    06-04-2013 03:37 PM
  2. Curtieson's Avatar
    I guess I have been working under the assumption that it was going to be free for Windows 8 owners, right?

    I never get too stoked about a new OS release, I did pre-order Windows 7 though and upgraded day 1 from XP... But I like Windows 7 on my desktop and Windows 8 on my laptop, but still owning Win 7 shows having the newest OS isn't obtained at any cost :-D
    06-04-2013 03:50 PM
  3. Ipheuria's Avatar
    yeah from what I heard it's a free upgrade as long as you have Win 8 already. I'm going to do it but I have to admit when I heard people saying the start button was coming back I got excited. I already found my own way around it but to have it back like it was before would have been good. Except it's not really back since it takes you to the Windows 8 UI whatever it's called. So it does the same thing hovering in the lower left corner does.
    06-05-2013 04:29 PM
  4. END's Avatar
    Windows Blue, which will be called Windows 8.1 will indeed be a free download from the Windows store later this year.
    Here is a little look from the Windows Team
    Ipheuria likes this.
    06-06-2013 06:01 AM
  5. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Thanks I gotta check that out later.
    06-06-2013 07:03 AM
  6. taz323's Avatar
    Looks good , no sign of a release date.
    06-06-2013 08:35 AM
  7. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Isn't build coming up soon? they gotta say something about it then?
    06-06-2013 11:36 AM
  8. END's Avatar
    Build is indeed coming up and will be held June 26th - 28th at the Moscone Center

    06-06-2013 11:55 PM
  9. pr1nce's Avatar
    I'll probably upgrade on my laptop. But not right away.
    06-27-2013 12:35 AM
  10. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    I wonder if multi-monitor multi-tasking support will be available for Metro apps. If so, this looks mint.
    06-27-2013 02:52 PM
  11. John24815's Avatar
    Yes I may very well give it a try
    06-27-2013 03:28 PM
  12. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I have been using the Preview of 8.1 and I have to say I like it. It could be that since I've been using Windows 8 since beta maybe I'm just used to it and having worked around things like no start button, made my own, perhaps that is why I like it. However it just seems more polished than Windows 8 was at launch. I still think having one OS for both touch devices and regular computers is a mistake and there are still things that need to be fixed if they ever will be but it's usable. Some of the things I find silly that they haven't fixed is when you launch an app if you go back to the desktop you can then dock it on the left or right of the screen. However you can only adjust the width to a certain degree which takes away the usefullness of the apps because you lose screen realestate. An example I opened the weather app which is really nice docked it to my right but it took up 1/4 of my screen which is a lot. You would think I could adjust the width so it would be only a sidebar, think Windows 7 taskbar. I can't once I adjust it it just goes away, I mean how silly is that it's either I lose 1/4 of my screen realestate or I don't use the app.
    07-12-2013 03:47 PM
  13. cardfan's Avatar
    The one thing that's different here is that this isn't a mere update or service pack. It's a new OS. And historically the best way to install a new windows version is to clean install. Yet, this is going to be pushed through the MS store and most will update over windows 8. Needless to say, many will have problems afterwards.

    Since I'm a pure desktop user that intentionally avoids the silliness that is Metro, I don't see it worthwhile to do clean installs of 8.1. Start8 is still superior to whatever MS is adding back.

    And again, it can't be said enough how retarded MS is for forcing Metro on everyone especially its desktop and laptop users. I've had a relative in near tears the other day begging for someone to come help her out. She constantly struggles to use that horrid UI. But the problem here is that it defaults to these limited, halfbaked Metro apps to open most things like pics, music, email, you name it. In this case, it was email. It wouldn't open for her. Windows 8 MAIL client renames G-Mail PDF attachments filename and extension to PDF???? describes the problem similar to what she had.

    Yes, you can change what opens what. It's pretty easy. But most have no clue and don't care. It should be troubling to MS that this is the kind of experience that I'd wager many more like her are being subjected to.
    08-14-2013 11:42 AM
  14. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I like the Netflix app much better than running Netflix in a browser.



    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Tapatalk
    11-13-2013 02:11 PM
  15. eastbayrae's Avatar
    How were you 'forced' to use the new UI? Did someone 'force' you to change from your previous OS to Win8? It's a free market and you chose what you spend your money on. If you don't like it don't buy it. Seems pretty simple to me. I had an WP8 phone and I didn't like it so I got an iPhone. I wasn't 'forced' to stay with WP8.
    11-13-2013 07:04 PM
  16. fatihalp's Avatar
    @PMeastbayrae All new PCs coming with Windows 8. We don't have much choice at least in Turkey.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-30-2014 01:31 AM
  17. Computer Geek's Avatar
    Some people said that Windows 8.1 is better than Windows 8 which I think its true. My computer was preinstalled with Windows 8 and it lag. When the Windows 8.1 update is out, I quickly update my computer to Windows 8.1 which is great no lag and it runs smoothly.Then, the Windows 10 came out and Microsoft keep popping out popups to tell me to upgrade it which is very annoying so I had no choice to upgrade it. Surprisingly, it run smoother then Windows 8....
    08-21-2016 03:34 AM
  18. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Some people said that Windows 8.1 is better than Windows 8 which I think its true. My computer was preinstalled with Windows 8 and it lag. When the Windows 8.1 update is out, I quickly update my computer to Windows 8.1 which is great no lag and it runs smoothly.Then, the Windows 10 came out and Microsoft keep popping out popups to tell me to upgrade it which is very annoying so I had no choice to upgrade it. Surprisingly, it run smoother then Windows 8....
    FYI: This thread is over 3 years old, and we recommend Windows-related conversations take place at our sister site, Windows Central. Thanks.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-27-2016 07:50 AM

Similar Threads

  1. Macbook Air 2014 - what do you want to see?
    By Simeon Herbert in forum MacBook Air
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 11-30-2014, 08:44 PM
  2. Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02-07-2014, 11:52 AM
  3. I don't know what phone to buy :confused:
    By Iosnation in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 01-31-2014, 09:33 PM
  4. Replies: 11
    Last Post: 01-30-2014, 02:34 PM
  5. how do you remove all contacts off my ipad
    By iMore Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-30-2014, 11:34 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD