When Microsoft released Windows 8, the company had big hopes. Many of the Windows users were also eagerly waiting for the release Windows 8. Soon after the release of the operating system, many users were in search of articles on how to upgrade to Windows 8.
However, after installing the operating system, many users were disappointed with it. Even though Microsoft introduced many new features in the operating system, the overall build of the operating system was poor and the absence of various features with which users were familiar, made things worse.
With the poor reviews about Windows 8, Microsoft had to come up with something better and we got Windows 8.1. Even though Windows 8.1 can be called as an update to Windows 8, the new release was also available as a separate operating system. The operating system was released after one year since the release of Windows 8.
Now, when comparing Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, we can find many differences or enhancements in Windows 8.1. The Start button, which was nowhere to be seen in Windows 8, was reinstated in Windows 8.1. One of the annoying features of Windows 8 was that it allowed users only to boot to the Start screen. Many people did not like the Start screen or never used it and the inability to login to the desktop screen made these users unhappy. However, with Windows 8.1, Microsoft rectified this issue. Now, users can choose which interface to login to.
The updates made with the release of Windows 8.1 seem to be a success as the number of customers who are upgrading their operating systems to Windows 8.1 is steadily increasing. This is definitely good news for Microsoft. It seems that at least a small percentage of customers who are leaving their Windows XP operating system are now considering Windows 8.1 in the list of operating systems to upgrade. Earlier, majority of the customers upgraded to Windows 7 and did not even consider upgrading to Windows 8 after viewing the large number of negative reviews about the operating system.
Another relief for Microsoft is that the number of Windows XP users is decreasing steadily. Microsoft had ended the support for the operating system on April last year.
Now, if you have any queries on how to upgrade to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 from your existing operating systems, you may contact our technical support team for assistance.
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