Windows 8.1 as reliable as Windows 7

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  1. Tourniquet

    Tourniquet MDL Novice

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    Source: windowsitpro.com
     
  2. thvrz

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    It does seem to be pretty fast. Any link for the original story?
     
  3. WinDev

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    I agree with that, because Windows 7 comes abandonware 3 years before Windows 8.x.
     
  4. Yen

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    As reliable as w7?
    Not today. Not tomorrow. Typical M$ blahblah...
     
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  5. Tourniquet

    Tourniquet MDL Novice

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    It does make sense. In Windows 8 there were many new things and a lot of them 1.0 things. Of course they aren't as reliable as Windows 7 was. Now they got a year to tweak, fine tune und fix bugs. Its totally plausible.

    I originally wanted to post the link but i could'nt because i don't have enough posts.

    windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/microsoft-finalizes-windows-81-development
     
  6. sevenacids

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    Only time will tell if Windows 8.1 is as reliable as Windows 7. Who except for fortune tellers can tell after one week of RTM and general usage? It has yet to be proven, IMO. What shocks me a little is that it appears that Microsoft really gave up on Windows 7 already - no Service Pack 2 to be seen, every re-install without all updates slipstreamed turns into an updating nightmare.
     
  7. Yen

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    They want your money, what else? (want us to buy w8). There are objective tests which prove that some WUs that came from M$ for w7 definitively slow down the performance of the OS.
    You can now say it is incompetence or made with intent. Also it gets bloated at each WU. No intent to release a clean SP2 ISO for a fresh re-install.

    Clear message of M$: Go buy w8!
     
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  8. R29k

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    8 is a flop and 7 is the next XP it will be around for ages, plain and simple as that.
     
  9. fkar

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    I agree :D
     
  10. Yen

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    I totally agree with you. It even can be that M$ has to extend the support time.
     
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  11. burfadel

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    Top three bug ;) complaints for Windows 8 (not necessarily in this order):
    - no start menu
    - touch oriented Metro screen that can get awfully cluttered on a typical system (I'm not talking about people who keep everything pristine and neat)
    - it looks painfully bland

    The lack of uptake of Windows 8 wasn't due to bugs, it was due to those three things.
     
  12. eydee

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    Windows 8(.1) sends your personal data to Microsoft, to that NSA thing and who knows where else. It's so reliable, there's nothing that beats it in reliability. I'd trust my CC info and so much more on it on day one...
     
  13. EFA11

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    google, yahoo, and 100 others do the same thing. only way to avoid that is to not be connected to the internet.
     
  14. Rock Hunter

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    The more I use 8.1 the less I like it. I keep running into features that don't work or don't work as well as they did in 8.0. For example, I went to my bank account and tried to make a payment but IE11 will not allow me to enter digits into the amount box. I had to install Chrome in order to pay that bill. I just installed the latest Nvidia Beta driver, rebooted, and now all I get is a blue screen.
     
  15. eydee

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    Which one of those is an operating system?
     
  16. Dutchman01

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    It was known that 8.1 will not be better than 7, also it's a fact they fixed some stuff to make sales of 8 a bit better.
    Windows 8 is a fail, that stays the same for 8.1.

    Windows 8 and 8.1 are never made for desktops in front of their mind.
     
  17. Espionage724

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    To be fair, Google has ChromeOS, but that's probably not exactly relevant to this discussion :cool:
    Edit: Beaten by EFA11 lol

    If you want a neutral OS (or close to it depending on distro), you'd probably want Linux. Otherwise, there's nothing saying MS isn't backdooring Windows XP or 7, or any other Windows-based OS either (why would they "only" do it to an OS that isn't generally accepted to the public?)
     
  18. Kvens

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    I have experienced that 8.1 freezes several times or simply not responding. I don't know whether M$ has put some "crashes" into 8.1 if it doesn't activate, but for me 7 or 8 is way more stable than 8.1 for now. Have you guys seen something similar?
     
  19. Espionage724

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    Nope; only time I've seen that was in Windows 8, and it stopped after I installed some drivers (not sure which one in-particular though).

    A reported fix for some people was to disable dynamic ticks, but I'm pretty sure MS fixed that at some point (some people still recommend disabling it for DPC latency purposes). If you want better power efficiency, then you'll likely want it on.