So, today, Qtis asked or suggested that I upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 7, letting me know that it's better in almost every way. Well, that's all well and good, but, no reasons or compelling arguments were given as to why I should update. There are many issues with this, I'm afraid, and I'll list the reasons and conflicting issues on why I'm wary: - Driver software issues, I've heard stories of this happening, some hardware not being able to install them. - The Metro GUI, while more reduced, I don't like those sodding tablet-like icons, I think they look hideous. - What about my data? I currently have no spare HDD to really back up all my data. Some, but not all. - I would have to reinstall all the programs I have, and I have a shitload of them, it'd be a royal PITA. - I'm comfortable with how Windows 7 runs, how I feel comfortable with its modus operandi. - If it ain't broke, why fix it? I would really love for people to share with me their experiences, their opinions and the whys on why I should upgrade to 8.1 and what I can do to not lose my data.