always been a windows xp pro and windows 7 enterprise user.
Yesterday I received a brand new HP envy with the fastest i7 quad core processor and windows 8.1.
The good news is that I do not understand people who have difficulty using windows 8.1 because it's so different. The only difference are the apps and the touch screen. Other than that all is the same.
I have one huge problem. Windows 8.1 is so slow it's close to unusable. Programs take 10 seconds or more to load. Boot up is 4 times as long as windows 7. Actually I do not care too much about boot up, because that is only done occasionally.
The fact that programs take for ever to open really annoys me.
You know how older computers take for ever to load stuff? I feel exactly like that.
I am hardwired by Ethernet, I do not trust wireless.