Is there any reason to use 8.1 instead of 10?

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  1. Kakihara_

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    #1 Kakihara_, Apr 13, 2016
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    Aside from the telemetry, what does 8.1 offer better than 10?
     
  2. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    1. Win8.1 won't bork your computer.
    2. Win8.1 won't bork your computer.
    3. Win8.1 won't bork your computer.

    :D
     
  3. trungpt

    trungpt MDL Addicted

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    In my case, no. Windows 10 is better than Windows 8.1 in every way.
     
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  4. fkar

    fkar MDL Recognized Advisor

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    Windows 10 is better than 8.1 in many ways except how Windows Updates handled.

    I really hate automatic updating of Windows 10.
     
  5. trungpt

    trungpt MDL Addicted

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    Typically, I always install all updates. So, there is no difference :D
     
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  6. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    I cannot see any reason, why anyone must maintain 8, 8.1 or 7.
    However, very well can I understand, why in some cases is essential to maintain XP.
     
  7. trungpt

    trungpt MDL Addicted

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    In my case, Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows 10 :D
     
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  8. Meat[On]A[Stick]

    Meat[On]A[Stick] MDL Junior Member

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    They are all giving their money to the same pimp - may as well choose the best looking hooker in the stable.
     
  9. abbodi1406

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    Lost causes are usually rightful :rolleyes:
     
  10. xanadu73

    xanadu73 MDL Novice

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    Windows 8.1. has many bugfixes, patches etc... since its release. Keep in mid that Windows 10 editions released until now are not "final" but still in testing phase.
     
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    #12 TairikuOkami, Apr 14, 2016
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    10 has new shell menu, 8.1 does not. This shell fails all the time and results in inability to open apps like Start, Windows Updates, Settings and such.
    System memory management is another disaster, MS biggest achievement, or the biggest failure in fact. Every day I read about problems with it.

    The best way is to completely disable it and use Windows Update Mini Tool instead, it is way faster and keeps YOU in control.


    Aside from privacy issues and the new shell, 7 is way more stable and talking about performance, superior to 10, at least for now.
    10 can be customized to be more lean, but not in an user friendly way. You have to fight with 10 during every step on the way.
     
  12. Enthousiast

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    When something fails (as you state the startmenu, settings, etcetc...) at your machine and not in general it most likely is not a general bug but something local.
     
  13. BjourneMun

    BjourneMun MDL Member

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    Well if your rig has a lot more ram and performance wise can take the demands of Win10 then why stay with Win8.1...If you have doubts maybe you can arrange a dual-boot with your Win8.1 alongside Win10. With that you can gauge what you wanna stay with. Whatever that will make you feel comfortable with stay with it :)
     
  14. Rusty69

    Rusty69 MDL Novice

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    Historically, going all the way back to Win9x, Microsoft has alternately produced a good product, then a piece of crap. The beating received after the release of the piece of crap results in the production of the next good product. Good products: 9x, XP, 7 & 10. Crap: ME, Vista & 8/8.1. I run XP, 7 and 10. When a client who has been running Vista or 8/8.1 requires a reinstall, I insist on upgrading.

    I'm sure others will disagree.
     
  15. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    @Rusty69

    About Win8.1 speak for yourself. I like it so much I can't contain joy in my heart :beee:
     
  16. Kim Jong-Un

    Kim Jong-Un MDL Novice

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    Yeah, actually Windows 8.1 was pretty good with Classic Shell. Without never having to see the Metro screen, everything worked just as expected. Never had any issues. :smoking:
     
  17. danye1

    danye1 MDL Novice

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    When will Windows 10 editions release to be final? Thanks.