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    Exclamation Microsoft confirms it's dropping Windows 8.1 support

    Microsoft TechNet blog makes clear that Windows 8.1 will not be patched; users must get Windows 8.1 Update if they want security patches

    In what is surely the most customer-antagonistic move of the new Windows regime, Steve Thomas at Microsoft posted a TechNet article on Saturday stating categorically that Microsoft will no longer issue security patches for Windows 8.1, starting in May. Call this the "let them eat cake" approach to support for Microsoft's flagship operating system...


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    oi

    *pats win7 box*

    And why do they call it win 8.1 update?? Why not 8.1.1/8.2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huge View Post
    *pats win7 box*
    +1.

    Very happy with Win 7 and have no plans to change. Maybe Windows 9 will change my mind, but it would have to be something great and give me something that I don't have now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huge
    *pats win7 box*
    +2
    "I know nothing."
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    And I just bought a new laptop today & it's coming with win 8.1 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834152566

    I'll give win8 a thorough tryout but I'm suspecting I'm going to have to put win7 on it. We'll see...
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    i tried 8 and reverted back to 7 after a few weeks as it didnt work for me controlling it via mouse, leaving 8 to be installed on my htpc where it has worked very well for the past year nearly - live tiles on a big screen with navigation via the crosspad on the remote control is actually very good.

    i then went and bought a Surface RT which works very well with 8 as it should. its leading me to think about replacing 7 on the main pc again. i think i am mentally ready to cope with using a mouse with the interface

    my point i guess is; it takes time to get used to it and ideally get used to it with a touchscreen or large screen!

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    You may want to hold off on purchasing any Windows 8/8.1, just in case they actually do release Windows 9 next year.
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