A. You're not alone in disliking Windows 8, Chelsea. Though it has been out for months, Windows 8 has only captured about 5 percent of the market. That's barely more than Vista, Microsoft's last unpopular operating system.
Windows 8's flop forced Microsoft to create a major update quicker than ever. A test version is available now. Click here to learn how to download and set it up. The final version will be out later this year as a free update for Windows 8 and Windows RT.
Windows 8.1 contains several fixes for common complaints about Windows 8. Many people are singing its praises.
Are they right? Even if they are, will Windows 8.1 work for you? Let's find out.
As I said, Windows 8.1 polishes many of the big errors Windows 8 made. The biggest change is the return of the beloved Start button in Desktop mode.