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Hi, As you might remember I hated Win 8.1 when I got a new laptop a few months ago. Well after reading the info you sent me I can now operate very well with it. I don’t use the touch too much but there is a lot I like. Since I have Office 2013 on both my desktop running Win 7 and the laptop with Win 8.1 I’m thinking up upgrading my desktop. Is it hard to upgrade? I figured if buy it now I’ll have a free upgrade for both my computers when Win 10 comes out sometime down the road. I would also like to share file on OneDrive and figure out a way to share/sync Outlook on both computers. A rep told me yesterday I can’t share Outlook unless both computers have Win 8.1. Any comments will be appreciated . . . hope you’re enjoying California.
Los Gatos, CA
That is good to hear about Windows 8.1.
Upgrading is not hard. I recommend having all important data backed up, of course. My upgrades went smoothly, but I have heard some horror stories. In some cases, it requires the Win8 image on a flash drive or DVD.
One Drive is not built for sharing files with other people. It is built to keep your own data synced and available to you, personally. I prefer Dropbox for general sharing, with Google Drive as an option when collaboration is needed.
Outlook can be a problem. That is why I changed to Gmail years ago and have been very satisfied.
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