Windows 8.1 update: Should I or shouldn’t I upgrade?:

Windows 8.1 update: Should I or shouldn’t I upgrade?:

My personal opinion is no. 8.1 takes some functionality away from Windows 8 and actually breaks some functionality of other software, like Microsoft’s language pack for Office among others. Furthermore, upgrading to 8.1 does Not put a windows 7 style start menu back and their “start button” brings up that annoying “start screen” with all the tiles of unwanted/unneeded apps, and you still have to swipe or mouse over to your desired apps. So how do you get rid of that annoying popup for updating to 8.1? Get to your Control Panel and select Uninstall a program, select, View installed updates, find the update KB2885699, select it and then click on uninstall. Once it is uninstalled and your PC is rebooted, Download Start Menu 8 from here http://download.cnet.com/Start-Menu-8/3000-2072_4-75852660.html . That will put a Windows 7-style start button and most importantly, a Start Menu on your Windows 8 PC. And as usual, i recommend going to Best Buy and picking up and installing Webroot Antivirus to protect your PC against malware threats. My 18 years experience in the field says it is THE best, the fastest and the least invasive antivirus solution available and it catches malware/viri the others don’t, especially the free ones.

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