Time To Upgrade To Windows 8.1

The new Windows 8 and its Metro UI did not impress many of the traditional Windows users. The Metro user interface was designed mainly for the touch-screen devices. This somewhat alienated Microsoft’s usually strong user base – the desktop and laptop users.

The Metro UI was aimed mostly at the tablet and smartphone users. However, for them, the new Microsoft OS came very late into the picture. Apple and Google had already started dominating the market by the time they released Windows 8.

About the Windows 8.1 update

The Windows 8.1 OS is Microsoft’s attempt to rescue their new OS. The many complaints from the traditional Windows users about the absence of the Windows Start Menu were taken in to consideration. But, Microsoft chose not to bring back the Windows Start Menu in Windows 8.1. The traditional Windows 8 users will have to be content with a new, different Start Button in Windows 8.1.

This shows that Microsoft is really counting on touch-screen devices taking over the desktop and laptop markets. Touch-screen monitors will soon emerge as the standard for desktop PCs, laptops and even televisions. You have to admit that it is a little difficult trying to choose an option from the crowded Start Menu on one corner of your screen.

Big icons, as in the Windows 8 Start Screen, are better suited for touch-screen monitors. This is why, Microsoft replaced the Start Menu with the Start Screen and the new Start Button will take the Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 users to it very easily. The traditional Windows users will have to eventually upgrade to a touch-screen monitor and when they do, they will find the old menu-style UI hard to use, and find the Windows 8 Start Screen very convenient.

So how to how to upgrade to Windows 8.1?

In other words, if you are a traditional Windows user, it is time to upgrade to a touch-screen PC or laptop and get the latest Windows 8.1 OS. If you already have Windows 8, then use the OS update option to freely upgrade to Windows 8.1.

If not, go to the ‘how to upgrade to Windows 8’ link online at the Microsoft Windows website. Follow the instructions provided there. Download and install the Upgrade Assistant app. Check your system’s Windows 8 compatibility and then, purchase the new Windows 8 OS at the Windows Store online.

For more information, visit the Microsoft Windows 8 website. For help with an upgrade, call our tech support and we’ll guide you through it.
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