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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #570 on: December 24, 2013, 02:18:17 PM »
You must install the updates and then there is an upgrade option in the Windows Store.
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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #571 on: December 24, 2013, 02:26:10 PM »
As Steven said do all the windows updates, when completed go to the "Store" and the option to upgrade will be presented, start the upgrade and find yourself something to do for 3 hours while it does it's thing :)

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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #572 on: December 24, 2013, 02:32:07 PM »
I've been doing seaches about Windows 8.1 and so many places show that it's full of glitches.

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« Reply #573 on: December 24, 2013, 02:36:54 PM »
I've been doing seaches about Windows 8.1 and so many places show that it's full of glitches.
Works fine on all the upgrades I've done, if you search hard enough you'll be able to find glitches in everything.

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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #574 on: December 24, 2013, 04:25:42 PM »
Think I'll stay with Windows 8 and once I've fully learned how to use it I might upgrade.  If I don't like it can I downgrade back to Windows 7?

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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #575 on: December 24, 2013, 09:09:49 PM »
Yep. Thats possible.

But you need to be careful with the Secure Boot.
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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #576 on: December 24, 2013, 09:18:48 PM »
Yep. Thats possible.

But you need to be careful with the Secure Boot.

What's the Secure Boot?

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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #577 on: December 24, 2013, 10:09:59 PM »
8.1 is not "full of glitches". It works as good or better than 8 and has some nice changes and enhancements. It is worth the upgrade, especially since it's free.

Secure boot is a new feature in Windows 8 computers that hampers the installation of any other OS but Windows 8. It can be gotten around.

If you install Classic Shell and use the Win7 skin, you will almost never notice the difference. So there really should be no reason to want to revert back. One thing you may have to do is change the settings in Internet Explorer to always use the desktop version instead of defaulting to the new full screen Windows app version that I personally do not like at all. Of course if you use another browser, that is not an issue.

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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #578 on: December 24, 2013, 10:15:50 PM »
@Dch47

Thanks for the info.  Guess I will upgrade after my neighbor hooks the new PC up.

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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #579 on: December 25, 2013, 05:20:02 AM »
Thanks for helping just 1 more question.. If I start the download can I turn off the gateway pc then pick up where it left off at?
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« Reply #580 on: December 25, 2013, 01:37:29 PM »
Thanks for helping just 1 more question.. If I start the download can I turn off the gateway pc then pick up where it left off at?
Considering the fact that you're downloading a large ISO file, probably not a good idea.  :)
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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #581 on: December 26, 2013, 01:28:14 AM »
Thanks for helping just 1 more question.. If I start the download can I turn off the gateway pc then pick up where it left off at?
Considering the fact that you're downloading a large ISO file, probably not a good idea.  :)
Ugh, at an internet speed of up to 1MBPS the windows 8 download would probably take 2 - 3 days .-.
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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #582 on: December 26, 2013, 03:12:49 PM »
I have another question.  When my neighbor hooks my new PC up and transfers all of my programs from this Windows 7 will Avast still work.  Since it comes pre-installed with McAfee I would like to know for sure how to uninstall it.

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« Reply #583 on: December 26, 2013, 03:22:20 PM »
I have another question.  When my neighbor hooks my new PC up and transfers all of my programs from this Windows 7 will Avast still work.  Since it comes pre-installed with McAfee I would like to know for sure how to uninstall it.

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Preferably you would be better to install programs from scratch, documents and data if fine to transfer but programs is another whole can of worms.

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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #584 on: December 26, 2013, 03:32:40 PM »
@craigb...........Thank you.