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# 143594 20-Apr-2014 15:14
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Really cool, just updated my brother in laws laptop from 8 to 8.1 via the store. Was expecting to have to put on update 1 from windows update afterwards, but no, it was preinstalled. Great stuff Microsoft for keeping the store update images up to date. Made it easy, fast and well worth upgrading.

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Master Geek

  # 1028179 20-Apr-2014 15:49
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That's a surprise haha! Now just give me classic start menu back!

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  # 1028208 20-Apr-2014 16:12
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amorpeth: That's a surprise haha! Now just give me classic start menu back!

We don't keep legacy stuff in a modern OS

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Master Geek

  # 1028215 20-Apr-2014 16:32
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It should be an option. I don't mind the new start menu on a desktop, but its a bit of a pain on servers.

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  # 1028219 20-Apr-2014 16:40
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It's coming back in the next update, although it's been redesigned.

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Master Geek

  # 1028222 20-Apr-2014 16:43
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Yeah I had seen that. Good mix between the old and the new, and shows there is a big demand for the classic. I'm happy with the return of the start button for now, makes using RDP a lot easier :)

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  # 1028328 20-Apr-2014 20:37
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8.1 Update is the new baseline and replaces 8.0, expect this going forward

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  # 1028370 20-Apr-2014 21:56
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Whats's the main improvements from 8.0 to the latest 8.1 I was doubtful and took nearly a year of owning Win 8 before installing it as didn't think I'd enjoy it.  So i went for a safe option and setup a dual boot with my Win 7 but in the whole time I've had 8 installed I've just not needed to go back to 7 more than a couple of times and not at all in about 6 months.

Is there anything that's really important to update....please note I currently have no internet at home so my pc is hardly ever online other than the occasional wireless hotspot from my cellphone. If there's something stand out I'll just throw it in the car and sponge some updates at a family members lol.


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Master Geek

  # 1028447 21-Apr-2014 06:42
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There's no great need to upgrade, but I do think 8.1 with update one feels a lot more polished. As a mouse user its nice having a start button and quick access to shutdown options. It's now also easier to navigate store apps as they have a title bar and display on the task bar.

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  # 1028454 21-Apr-2014 08:08
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They're small changes but they improve usability for mouse and keyboard for sure.

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