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Windows 8.1

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  • 7.0
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  • 2012
Softonic
  • 8
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  • Windows 8
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6.3.9600.16384 17/10/13
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A feature-packed free update for Windows 8

Niamh Lynch

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Note that if you proceed to install Windows 8.1 from the Store, you cannot return to Windows 8.

Review last updated: 17/10/13

Pros
  • Better personalization options
  • Improved search
  • Dozens of new and updated apps
  • Includes Internet Explorer 11
  • Better Snap function
  • Redesigned Windows Store
Cons
  • Care needed when installing (backup!)
  • Large download (4GB)

"I HATE Windows 8 (Windows 8.1)!!!"

I HATE IT!!! The main feature I use on a computer is the camera. With Windows 8, the camera does not continue recording if you minimize the camera window. It stops. And the camera window cannot be made smaller. It sucks up the whole screen! Why would you make it function this way. I need to be able to record AND use other aspects of my computer at the same time WHILE IT'S STILL RECORDING. It doesn't even make sense. FIX THIS ISSUE!!! Very soon, I might have to upload a video to youtube showing me destroying my computer because of Windows 8 limitations. I would hardly call THIS an upgrade.

Pros
  • Nothing!
Cons
  • The camera feature NEEDS to be fixed!

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