Here is what I found out with Windows 8.1
1. According to a poster from Tom's Hardware. They asked Microsoft, if they're going to release a Network or Standalone version of Windows 8.1? Their answer so far is no. Users with Windows 8 and want Windows 8.1, will have to install Windows 8 first and get Windows 8.1 from Windows Store.
2. I have a SSD on my desktop, but the User and Program folder is on the HDD. When upgrading to Windows 8.1, setup notice my User folder is not on the same location as the OS and setup cannot continue. Looks like I will have to reinstall the whole system.
3. On my netbook which I got Windows 8.1 installed, it creates two Windows folder: Windows and Windows.old, this takes up twice as much space. A quick fix was to run disk clean up and remove previous install OS.
4. Windows 8.1 uses a live account (this was known with Windows 8.1 preview). Users can do two separate accounts, local for the computer and Live for Windows Store or other programs that uses it.
5. Windows 8.1 saves personal files to SkyDrive by default. Some may like this idea, but personally I don't. Luckily this can be disabled under PC settings or when performing the initial setup. It's funny that, Windows says disabling SkyDrive isn't recommended, it's also says, it's not recommended for users to have two separate accounts (local and Live).
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