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Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by larryh10000, Jan 15, 2016.

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  1. larryh10000

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    Upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1 is that a free upgrade?
     
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    Yes
    Make sure windows 8 is fully uptodate with all the MS updates
    Then you goto the App store and it should be available to update to 8.1
    Usually when all the windows 8 updates have loaded you would be prompted to goto windows 8.1

    You may want to make a recovery set of DVDs or a USB flash drive of windows 8 first - so if anything goes wrong you can get back
    Its straight forward
    Whats the make and model of the PC

    you should be able to to goto control panel > in the search type recovery
    you will see create a recovery drive
    click on that and follow the wizzard
     
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    System Specifications:
    Model: HP Pavilion g7-2233cl Notebook PC
    Product number: C3Q78UA
    1.9Hz up to 2.8GHz AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M Accelerated Processor
    4MB L2 Cache
    6GB DDR3 SDRAM (2 DIMM)
    AMD Radeon HD 7640G Discrete-Class graphics and up to 3053MB total graphics memory
    17.3-inch diagonal HD+ BridghtView LED-backlit display (1600x900)
    640GB 5400RPM hard drive
    SuperMulti DVD burner
    10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
    OS Genuine Windows 8


    I realize that Window 8.1 has lots of improvements over Window 8, however, my HP laptop came with Windows 8 and runs so much better than with Windows 8.0 than with Windows 8.1. I have run it with Windows 8.1 (and have re-installed the OS twice and used Windows 8.1) but both times it was difficult to upgrade to the 8.1 and it would download and install the files but failed twice when it came to configuring it, the third time it would install but that took many, many hours each time. Then it would run pretty good for a few days and then started freezing up and I would have to cold boot it. Then I would open a few web sites and then return to the tiles desktop and it would be frozen up again.

    Any major issues that you can think of with me just using it with Windows 8 and not upgrading to Windows 8.1 other than giving up a few features?
     
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    The upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 went smoothly. Will test it out for a few days and report back here and Mark Solved if everything is still working with the upgrade.
     
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    :p :)
     
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    It have been several days not and everything is working great! Thanks to all who helped, much appreciated.
     
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    your welcome
     
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    Little hard to tell for sure but I just seemed to get a better install this time of the Windows 8.1 upgrade.
     
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