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Windows 8 => 8.1 upgrade issues

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To start off, I've never liked the idea of upgrading to a newer version of Windows because it's fairly unstable as it is. After seeing that several people have done the 8 to 8.1 upgrade I decided to give it a shot myself. Downloaded 8.1 Pro from DreamSpark and went through the whole process. Everything seemed fine at first but a day later several issues have started popping up.

I'm plagued by crashing games and certain software becoming corrupted after the upgrade. For example, Visual Studio Ultimate 2012 had to be completely reinstalled for it to even start up. Steam keeps on giving me an "app already running" error or just crashing in-game to desktop without an error message. Tried verifying game files, deleting appcache, reinstalling games, reinstalling video drivers and still no luck.

Has anybody else had these issues after doing the upgrade? I'd like to get everything sorted out because as of now 8.1 seems like a huge downgrade due to a partially gimped system.
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I havn't yet upgraded but this makes me want to do a clean install rather then upgrade when its released to the public properly.

I have never been keen on 'upgrading' operating systems.
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Just upgraded from Win 7 Pro to Win 8 Pro to Win 8.1 TRM. Works perfectly including games. Probably you have too much bloat on your machine or just the original system had issues.
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I think it is because Steam was installed on my bitlocked secondary drive, something must have not transferred over when the upgrade was done. Still not sure why Visual Studio got messed up. Everything got fixed with a full reinstall of the software which had issues. Steam was a bit of a pain since I had to download about 100gb worth of games.
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