Why Are Windows 8 Users Avoiding an Upgrade to 8.1
By Richard Hay for Windows Observer
Each month Ed Bott, over at his Ed Bott Report column at ZD Net, takes a close look at the monthly operating system and browser market share numbers from NetMarketShare and StatCounter.
In his current article about Novembers numbers he points out a very interesting stat about the free upgrades offered to both Windows 8 users and MAC OS X recently:
So how have those free upgrades gone? After one full month, Apple and Microsoft have successfully convinced roughly 30 percent of their respective installed bases to upgrade.
I am surprised, as Ed said he is, that the number is not higher than 30%. Even 50% would be a better number – especially with a free upgrade.
Windows 8.1 is an absolutely free upgrade for any users of Windows 8 and is available in the Windows Store for download and installation.
So what is the hold up in getting to Windows 8.1 for some of these users?
One of the big issues Ed mentions is that this is a significant upgrade and many users are just not willing to take on such an upgrade because of concerns about encountering problems during the upgrade process.
So what are some steps you can take to help ensure a successful upgrade and protect yourself from any issues that might crop up during that process?
This excerpt appears with permission from Windows Observer.