MadManOriginal wrote:So this is kind of silly, upgrading from Win 7 to Win 8 was less problematic for things people expect like sleep than Win 8 to Win 8.1? (I don't know, maybe there were glitches like this for Win 7 to Win 8.)
Ryu Connor wrote:MadManOriginal wrote:So this is kind of silly, upgrading from Win 7 to Win 8 was less problematic for things people expect like sleep than Win 8 to Win 8.1? (I don't know, maybe there were glitches like this for Win 7 to Win 8.)
There always are and definitely will be in this case as two driver models changed. The Network driver model NDIS iterated to version 6.4 and the WDDM video driver model is now at 1.3.
It doesn't even take full OS upgrades. When SP1 for Win7 debuted some people discovered they couldn't apply it and the issue was traced back to Driver Sweeper being overly aggressive and damaging the system.
End User wrote:This kinda stuff is going to be awesome for Windows tablet owners.
He said it was "a BIOS problem and the configuration of my computer", whatever that means.
bazb85 wrote:Interesting. So you mean it could be a problem with Dell's architecture, as opposed to a Windows 8.1 flaw? If that's the case, then that's the last time I do business with Dell. No excuses after this one.
So this is kind of silly, upgrading from Win 7 to Win 8 was less problematic for things people expect like sleep than Win 8 to Win 8.1? (I don't know, maybe there were glitches like this for Win 7 to Win 8.)
Ryu Connor wrote:Apple makes this look easy due to all that vertical integration (and even their yearly OS updates tend to go wrong for some end users).
End User wrote:That link does not highlight updates that have gone wrong for end users.
John Siracusa wrote:After three releases in three years, Apple has proven the viability of yearly releases. It can be done—but should it be? Despite their shared technical underpinnings, upgrading to a new major release of OS X is still fraught with considerably more peril than the one-tap iOS update experience. (Remember when Apple used to call them "iPhone Firmware" upgrades?)
We're all conditioned to expect iOS devices to behave in an appliance-like manner. But when it comes to the Mac, both Apple and its customers are victims of their own expectations. Users assume that major personal computer OS updates are complex and dangerous (they certainly have been in the past), so they're hesitant to upgrade.
Apple, meanwhile, is extremely cognizant of its customers' preconceived notions about what makes a Mac different from an iOS device: free access to the file system, the ability to download and install applications from anywhere on the Internet, rich inter-application communication, extensive customization. But many of these things are exactly why the OS X upgrade experience has yet to reach iOS levels of reliability and simplicity.
Star Brood wrote:"Sorry, your connection sucked during the download, your Apple TV must be connected to your Mac or PC with a Micro USB cable. Oh what's that? You are a loyal Apple customer and only have dock connectors/lightning connectors? Sucks to be you, should've gone cheap and bought an Android. Now head over to the store. No, not an Apple store, they won't have one, a regular electronics store, and go buy one. And then you can restore your Apple TV and no we won't refund you the Micro USB cable."
That's paraphrasing how many of my calls go.
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