Reasons to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 include an improved desktop experience provided by apps and tiles, the seamless nature of the user interface and flexible app snapping. Windows 8.1 also provides better search results, Miracast streaming and 3D printer support.
Windows 8.1 offers better integration with OneDrive, a cloud storage service provided by Microsoft, by having the computer recognize the files stored in the cloud as being local, improving the search functionality of the operating system. Although it doesn’t let users organize their apps into folders, Windows 8.1 lets them select one of three sizes for the live tiles. Additionally, it updates all apps in the background, without notifying the user.