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Windows 8.1 Security


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#1 dino2014

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:07 PM

Hi,

 

Am a happy W8.1 user and am reasonably careful security wise.

 

However, many web authors say you should use the latest version of windows  to ensure you have the best security.

 

Should I move to W10 and all its problems we read about or is W8.1 still safe enough ?

 

( I did try out W10 with the free upgrade last year but I kept having freeze ups so reverted to 8.1.

However did take system images of W10 so should be able to go back to it, this time trying a clean install to see if that cures the freezing )

 

 

 

 

 



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:35 PM

If you are happy with Windows 8.1 stick with it. You will get Security Updates until 2023. By that time you will most likely have a new computer designed for Windows 10. 

 

90% of Security is attributable to users themselves and how they browse, download unknown files, and open email attachments from unknown senders.



#3 dino2014

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 02:29 PM

Thanks,  as you get older its harder to keep up with so many changing things , so it is safer in a way to keep with a system you know and so hopefully easier to spot a problem quicker.

 

Know a lot of folk say W8/8.1 is bad, but never had any problem with it, really smooth for me. :thumbup2:






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