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Any way to downgrade windows 8.1 to windows 8? SLOW!!!!

  1. #11


    Posts : 5,357
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I don't think you can do an in-place downgrade to 8.0.

    Clean install should be doable. Or instead of doing a downgrade, you could upgrade to something better, win7 for example. That will need a clean install, too.

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  2. #12


    I agree with those who claim Windows 8.1 is slow. In my case, Microsoft Word and Google Chrome took up to a full minute to open. I know of no way to go back from 8.1 to 8 unless you have backed up your entire Windows 8 system with some disk-cloning software. This is a very serious bug. Microsoft needs to issue an update or service pack that addresses it ASAP.
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  3. #13


    USA, CA
    Posts : 191
    WIN 7 PRO x64, WIN 8.1 PRO x64


    arre you guys using laptops? since if you are i bet what your experiencing at lest if you have a hdd+ssd combo is that when you upgraded it messes up the caching going on and you need to re-enable it. that being said i found 8.1 just as fast but even with fixes it was not compatible with lots of my software for work (not to mention i had to the flash my second gt750m to make it work) so i had to ditch it and am fine with 8, also i hate how it says "this pc" i liked it when it said computer but that's personal preference though of course.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Yup, I agree, 8.1 sucks even worse than 8. I wanna downgrade too.
    Gotta find an easy way...
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  5. #15


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by groucho View Post
    I agree with those who claim Windows 8.1 is slow. In my case, Microsoft Word and Google Chrome took up to a full minute to open. I know of no way to go back from 8.1 to 8 unless you have backed up your entire Windows 8 system with some disk-cloning software. This is a very serious bug. Microsoft needs to issue an update or service pack that addresses it ASAP.
    I don't have Word, but I do have Excel > testing the load of Excel, Google Chrome, and IE 11...
    Slow

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  6. #16


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,884
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    That's on your PC, you got an i7 with 16 gig of ram, and an Intel SSD drive! Of COURSE it is gonna blaze open!

    I'm running 2 AMD dual core, a 4200+ and a 4400+, and only 3 GB and 2 GB of ram respectively.

    The 4200+ is actually very fast, the extra gig seems to have brought up above the "slow" limit.
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
    arre you guys using laptops? since if you are i bet what your experiencing at lest if you have a hdd+ssd combo is that when you upgraded it messes up the caching going on and you need to re-enable it.
    Thanks, this is very important. I am not using a laptop but my primary drive is indeed an SSD. How do you re-enable the caching? Thanks again.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    I did my upgrade to Windows 8.1 on my 4gb Athlon X2 (socket 939) machine. I couldn't upgrade to 8.1 on 64bit so did an install of 32 bit and got myself the upgrade. There hasn't been any performance dip, but as many of you had said the boot up time was over 2-3 minutes. From my research found that the culprit was having the "Fast Boot" option enabled. I got it disabled through steps posted in this link https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html and my desktop is humming like a ferrari. I use Mozilla as my browser so it has been working faster than in Windows 8. Anyway, back then I was using 64 bit and Mozilla was 32 bit so on a WoW model probably it was slower. You can try the steps in the link and it should mostly resolve your problems.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 10
    8.1


    agree with the post from people who have upgraded to 8.1...my PC came with 8.0 installed and all good (apart from the obvious problems lol) but 8.1 is slower, stickier, IE is unstable...just want to go back to 8.0
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  10. #20


    If your primary drive is a Solid State Drive, optimize it using the drive manufacturer's software. Your programs will launch faster. If you have an SSD+HDD RAID array, see Post #13 above. Hope this helps.
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