Topic Title: New Windows 8.1 requirements strand some users on Windows 8
Topic Summary: Micro$oft does it again
Created On: 11/21/2013 12:42 PM
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 11/21/2013 12:42 PM
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Windows 8.1 fixes many of Windows 8’s most glaring flaws, but not everyone is able to bask in the bountiful new features. Owners of some older PCs have found themselves stranded on Windows 8, trapped by a subtle tweak in Windows 8.1’s hardware requirements. And beyond the irritation factor, the issue could have troubling support implications for affected users, as Microsoft has told Windows 8 users they’ll need to upgrade to Windows 8.1 by 2015 to continue receiving critical system updates.

The article from PC World.



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 11/21/2013 05:53 PM
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The Mac world has a similar, more severe issue, where people are unable to upgrade to the latest update AND Apple detailed every critical issue that was fixed which leaves them quite vulnerable.

Serves them both right for trying to make what amounts to a service pack level change into a brand new OS.

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HP resurrects Windows 7 PCs 'by popular demand'

"Compounding consumers' apparent aversion to immediately upgrade to the latest Windows OS, Microsoft is expected to release a major Windows overhaul next year. The software giant is said to leaning toward naming the new release Windows 9 to distance and differentiate it from Windows 8. "

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57617490-92/hp-resurrects-windows-7-pcs-by-popular-demand/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=title



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 01/20/2014 04:54 PM
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People don't need a new (hundred dollar) OS every few years. This is really getting to be ridiculous.



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Originally posted by: technic58 People don't need a new (hundred dollar) OS every few years. This is really getting to be ridiculous.

Vista comes to mind......



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 01/20/2014 07:23 PM
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Windows 98SE comes to mind.

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*coff*WindowsME*coff* 



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