yes it can, ANYTHING, can freeze/crash on ANY, OS, (its also happened to me on luinx actually, just today, was updating it, then it froze/crashed, corrupted the os, had to re-install, luckily its just a VM though)
I haven't updated to 8.1 yet because I couldn't really be bothered to download and install it again.
Can someone tell me what is so much better about it? I don't know a lot about it, but from what I've seen I didn't really feel like it's something I must have.
I really don't need a start button as I'm used to not having it and that works just as well, and the whole customizing tiles is not much interest to me either as I barely ever use them..
Would like to know what really improved from 8.
Boot to desktop, you can use a custom image for start screen background. No crappy colors. there is an arrow in the start screen that takes you to a list of all programs.A bunch of new apps ghat utilize the metro theme.Such as camera, calculator, sound recorder, scan...
Bing smart search is nice. multi window mode is cool too.