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How to upgrade Win 7 to Win 8.1
April 2, 2015
8:05 pm

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.


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April 3, 2015
11:53 am
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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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