Lynda from Texas writes:
I have Windows 8 on my laptop but have been hesitant to upgrade with the free 8.1. Is it safe to download the update? I’m nearly used to W8 now so it shouldn’t be too much of a shock. I’ve read where some people have had problems with the upgrade so that’s why I’ve not done it yet.
Yes, Lynda please do update. There have been no safety issues with the upgrade to 8.1 and it is quite easy to do. It’s not a huge change from 8, but there are some great new features with the 8.1 and the 8.1.1 updates. This update is much like a service pack in Windows 7 or XP. It won’t overwrite your files and you can even use the computer while it’s updating. Check out this article about the upgrade for some assistance.