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      spapakons replied to the thread 8.1 just for fun.
      Even if drivers were installed automatically, I would manually download and install the latest graphics drivers to make sure I get the...
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      spapakons replied to the thread 8.1 just for fun.
      When installing any software I prefer the custom installation so I can change the default location if needed and also control what is...
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      spapakons replied to the thread 8.1 just for fun.
      Google Chrome often installs along with other software as an offer. I hate it when I have a couple of tabs open and Chrome has over ten...
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      spapakons replied to the thread 8.1 just for fun.
      For anyone interested, to save you time to backup all your data, either use a spare disk (and copy your data back from the original disk...
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      spapakons replied to the thread 8.1 just for fun.
      Of course, a fresh installation with all drivers properly installed always has better performance than an old installation. That's why a...
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      spapakons replied to the thread 8.1 just for fun.
      Windows Update might have installed the proper graphics drivers automatically but if you want maximum performance and access to the...
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      spapakons replied to the thread 8.1 just for fun.
      Next time we have to build a new Ryzen PC for a customer (and hopefully adequate time), I will try to install Windows 8.1 on a spare...
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      spapakons replied to the thread 8.1 just for fun.
      I wasn't addressing you in my post. I just wanted to let others know they can upgrade to Windows 10 and 11 for free using the same...
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      spapakons replied to the thread 8.1 just for fun.
      Let me remind you that you don't have to pay for a Windows 10/11 license. You can upgrade to Windows 10 or do a clean installation using...
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      spapakons replied to the thread 8.1 just for fun.
      Why not use the moden Mail app? It is available in Windows 10 and 11, not sure if it is also in Windows 8.1
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      spapakons replied to the thread 8.1 just for fun.
      I have not tested it with a Google account, but Windows Live Mail can be installed and run on Windows 10 and 11 by installing the latest...
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      spapakons replied to the thread 8.1 just for fun.
      Another trick is to open Task Manager and set some applications at lower priority, so the CPU is much more responsive for anything else...
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      spapakons replied to the thread 8.1 just for fun.
      Even today it is amazing how you can speedup a computer just by stopping some useless applications loading at startup, defragmenting the...
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      spapakons replied to the thread 8.1 just for fun.
      I remember in the 90's programming my 8088 PC in GW-Basic note by note to hear a crude square wave version of music. Some fast scores...
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      spapakons replied to the thread 8.1 just for fun.
      Before the MP3 audio files the computers of the era did not have the processing power and adequate storage capacity to store recorded...
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