The Utter Failure of my Windows 8.1 Upgrade
I have a Lenovo machine that I use for heavy lifting, because my daily-driver MacBook Air just won’t cut it. With the release of Windows 8.1 I was fairly excited to see the new changes, so I clicked the Upgrade button, expecting all would go well.
Let’s compare the process between upgrading OS X and what I’ve experienced thus far for Windows 8.1, shall we?
OS X - Open App Store, click the purchase button, download, install, reboot.
Windows 8.1 - Open the marketplace, click the button, download, prepare for installation, reboot, begin installation, verify installation, hang, blue screen, reboot, hang, blue screen, reboot, revert to previous installation, reboot.
Attempts two through eight (so far) have been largely the same, minus the necessity to re-download the file. Given that I have a laptop that is literally 3 months old, I have a hard time believing that it’s a hardware issue....
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