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Old 04-12-14, 09:03 AM   #1
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Does anyone know when upgrading to windows 8.1 from 8.0, do you loose what is already loaded on PC and need to reload other programs?
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Old 04-13-14, 06:30 AM   #2
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It should be safe but it's always a good idea to backup your important data before any update.
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Old 04-14-14, 08:24 AM   #3
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No you don't. But yes back up.

And yes...windows 8 and 8.1 is garbage. I'm pretty sure you asked for my opinion on that.
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Old 04-14-14, 12:20 PM   #4
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what! your not trying to say microsoft would make a bad product? OMG
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Old 04-14-14, 05:53 PM   #5
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There's a program you can add so windows 8 looks and behaves like windows 7 , thus rendering it useable.
I tried windows 8 back in the trial days of its release and had trouble working with it and finding specific folders and features.
I use windows 7 as its much like XP and Vista - simple !
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Old 04-22-14, 01:21 PM   #6
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Industry tends to skip releases like this. Windows 8 will go the way of Vista with a Windows 9 (or some other silly name) release.
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Old 04-22-14, 05:10 PM   #7
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I have a new Laptop to configure (replacing an old XP), I've read the reviews..
Amazon.com: ASUS D550MA-DS01 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black ): Computers & Accessories

Reading the 'advice', it seems I'll have to spend about a day updating the OS, before using the system..
I'll delivery it to my Sister-in-law in a couple of days.. I hope!

I've been using '7' on my new desktop PC, for a while now, and like it. It's like a faster version of XP..


I'm going to try to update my old XP PCs up with Linux mint-16- Mate.
I've been checking it out using a USB drive. So far, it looks promising.
But, it might turn out to be too complex for an old guy..
I'm not much of a IT guy.. I forget stuff too quickly..

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