8 Reasons To Upgrade To Windows 8.1


Better Help

While it's not quite the caliber of Mac OS, context-sensitive help in Windows 8.1 is vastly improved. When searching from the Start screen, search terms are shown in the context of their placement in various apps and dialogs, making feature finding much easier than before. Although if they'd have asked the Test Center, we'd have brightened the search term in the results list (shown) rather than the context.

But it's a step in the right direction, as are Microsoft's Windows 8.1 pages, which present videos along with small chunks of knowledge about what's inside and what's new.