I'm not misinterpreting anything. Look at my original post. On the Microsoft Store website where you PURCHASE WINDOWS 8 it says 8.1 is for Windows 7 users and 8.0 is for XP & Vista. What exactly am I misinterpreting?
that says nothing about applications. it turns your OS into Windows 8/8.1 and that's all it claims to do
they way you're misinturpriting it is you're over-thinking the description