Bleh. I despise Windows 8--it's a tablet OS, not a PC OS. Waiting for Win 9 and hoping it follows the trend of every other Windows version being decent.
Microsoft seems to have this habit of making stupid changes so they can claim to be innovative, then realizing people just want a solid, up-to-date OS without a bunch of dorky "features".
If you don't want to "play" with them, (buy the crap that they're cramming down everyone's throats) they'll take their ball, (new technology) and go home.
They'll tell you that they're still supporting Win-7, but this proves otherwise.
Limiting it to 8.1 isn't really surprising, MS is trying like hell to make the OS acceptable and Windows 8 just isn't. Withholding it from 7 and 8 is nothing more than a marketing scheme
Right now this is no big deal but when some cool game is using it then it will push people to the newer os. Just another carrot from MS.
This must be a way to get us to use Windows 8.1 and Xbox One! I am disgusted by this act but I must surrender to Microsoft's Windows 8.1 because I am such a big gamer I need the latest DirectX software.