First System that you had Windows 8.1 on

techtitan100

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I am just curious about this, but what was the first system you had Windows 8.1 on, has anybody upgraded from 7 to 8.1 like me or bought there system new with it
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satelitte C655-S5547
    CPU
    Intel Core i3-2350M@2.30GHZ
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics
    Sound Card
    Microsoft High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    OS(C): 450GB
    Keyboard
    Standard Ps2 Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mouse 1000
    Internet Speed
    As of 4/25/2015 26.98 mb/s on the download and 2.90 mb/s on the upload
    Browser
    IE11 and Mozilla Firefox 38, Google Chrome if I must
    Antivirus
    WebRoot SecureAnywhere- Internet Security Plus
    Other Info
    This laptop was originally bought in like new condition off Amazon in September of 2014 with Windows 7 Home Premium installed and about 6 months later I got a e-mail from my school telling me I could get all kinds of software free for my computer and then decided to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional, about a week later I wanted to give Windows 8.1 a try, well after failing on using it the first ti

whs

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I bought one of the early $40 W8.0 versions and installed it in a virtual partition. That was upgraded to W8.1. Then I have 2 laptops and a tablet that came with 8.1.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Vista and Win7
    System Manufacturer/Model
    2xHP, 2xGateway, 1xDell, 1xSony
    Hard Drives
    5 SSDs and 12 HDs

Gort

Member
Member
This Dell laptop, which I got due to my previous machine going kaput after so many years of good service. My last Windows I ever used was Win2k. I've been using Linux exclusively for over twelve years, so coming back to Windows is a sort of new experience for me. I'm soon going to dual boot proper (installed my previous Linux distro, Debian Jessie, via virtual machine for now, mostly out of curiosity about virtual machines), but just haven't got round to it right now (laziness is so enticing). So far, though, I'm enjoying Windows a bit more than I expected, although that could be due to playing with something "new".
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop

Ztruker

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Acer Aspire 5532 laptop. 1.6Ghz, 2GB ram. Slow but a good test bed. Once I tamed it I then installed it on my Lenovo K450 Quad Core I7 with 16GB ram and a 250GB SSD.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
    CPU
    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP h2207
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050@59Hz
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
    1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA
    PSU
    500W
    Keyboard
    Wired USB
    Mouse
    Wired USB
    Internet Speed
    3GB Up, 30GB Down
    Browser
    SeaMonkey
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender; MBAM Pro
    Other Info
    UEFI/GPT
    PLDS DVD-RW DH16AERSH

Clintlgm

Active Member
Pro User
Asus G75VW Came with Win 7 SP1 Home Premium , I had a $14.95 upgrade to 8 Pro, I did not install 8 on it at all. When 8.1 became available I Clean installed. Asus had the needed hardware drivers I think it was Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro MC
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus G75VW / Z97 Pro
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3610QM / I7-4790K
    Motherboard
    Z97 Pro
    Memory
    16 GB Hyundai HTM315156CFR8C-PB PC3-12800
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M (GF114M)
    Sound Card
    VIA 6.0.10.1600
    Screen Resolution
    1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256, Samsung 850 Pro 1TB
    Internet Speed
    30 down 3 up
    Browser
    Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    NIS and Malwarebytes

Atomic77

Banned
Bought a new computer HP ENVY 700-414 with the OS preinstalled just before Christmas 2014. before then I had a Gateway computer with a preinstalled windows vista on it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy 700-414
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 4570 3.20ghz
    Memory
    12 gigabyte
    Graphics Card(s)
    INTEL HD 4600
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Pavilion 22bw
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x1080
    Hard Drives
    2TB
    PSU
    460w
    Keyboard
    Hp Wireless cichlet style
    Mouse
    Logitech m 100
    Internet Speed
    Charter Cable Wireless
    Browser
    INTERNET EXPLORER 11
    Antivirus
    NORTON 360

Sixwheeler2011

New Member
I Previewed Win 8.0 Ultimate I think, On an older newly discovered 64bit win vista/HP desktop Mach with said to ship w/1GB ram, delivered w/512. duo core 3.416Ghz
140GB HDD sata.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1 6.3.9600
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    toshiba Satellite C850D
    CPU
    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
    Memory
    4096MB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7310M
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Version=9.0.0.9902
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Video AMD Radeon HD 7310MVersion=13.151.1.1000
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768 Pixels
    Hard Drives
    500GB installed

brianns

New Member
first system i ever had windows 8.1 on was a gateway laptop that i bought from a second hand store back in february of this year, it was pretty beat up and whoever owned it before me was obviously very abusive with it. i had it for like only 2 days and it started having troubles and i couldnt use it anymore. never got my money back for it. i was pissed lol two months later i purchased my acer aspire e15 laptop from walmart (the one im using now). so far no problems. Both laptops came with windows 8.1 pre installed bundled with other useless software
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 (64 bit)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire E5-511-C21D
    CPU
    Intel Celeron N2940 @ 1.83GHz
    Motherboard
    Acer Aspire E5-511 (CPU 1)
    Memory
    4.00GB DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics (Acer Incorporated [ALI])
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor on Intel HD Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital (WDC WD5000LPVX-22V0TT0)
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse
    HID-compliant mouse
    Internet Speed
    High Speed
    Browser
    Firefox 37.0.2
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Nexxtech External CD/DVD Recorder,

    Seagate 500 gb External Hard Drive,

    HP 1010 Deskjet Printer

7Enter

Banned
My laptop came with Windows 8, which was upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro. But, I downgraded Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 7 Pro (I really regret doing it,because BIOS is locked for some reason without my permission). Now I have other problems with it (if I schedule a chkdsk run,it will do it with a stuck at Starting Windows screen and some bars that fill with white dots,indicating that chkdsk is still running,but I can't see the progress, the same goes for Recovery Options).
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo G580 20150
    CPU
    Intel Core i3-3110M 2.40 GHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo U3E1 (Ivy Bridge)
    Memory
    GDDR3 4 GB Single Channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000, Nvidia GeForce 610M
    Sound Card
    Conexant SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor, Sony BRAVIA KDL-46D3500
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768, 1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Seagate ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
    Internet Speed
    470 KB/s
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Security Essentials
    Other Info
    VMware Workstation 11, Adobe Creative Suite 5 Master Collection, Office 2007 Enterprise, Office 2010 Professional Plus, VOCALOID 4, MMD, DVDVideoSoft Free Studio

strollin

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Started out with the Win 8 previews on a VM. Clean installed Win 8 on a VM once it was released, then upgraded that VM to Win 8.1. Then I bought an 8" tablet that came with Win 8.1. Since then I have gotten a 12" tablet and a laptop both with Win 8.1.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built i7-8700K, Hp Envy x360 EVO Laptop, MS Surface Pro 7
    CPU
    3.7Ghz Core i7-8700K, 11th Gen Core i7-1165G7 4.7Ghz, 10th Gen Core™ i5-1035G4 1.1Ghz
    Motherboard
    ASUS TUF Z370-Pro Gaming, HP, MS
    Memory
    16G, 8G, 8G
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon RX580, Intel Iris X Graphics, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4
    Sound Card
    ATI High Definition Audio (Built-in to mobo)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual Samsung U32J59 32 inch monitors, 13.3" display, 12.3" display
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160 (Desktop), 1920x1080 (laptop), 2736x1824 Pro 7
    Hard Drives
    500GB ssd boot drive with 2 & 10TB Data (Desktop), 512GB ssd (laptop), 128GB SSD (tablet)
    PSU
    Corsair CX 750M
    Case
    Antec 100
    Cooling
    Coolermaster CM 212+
    Keyboard
    IBM Model M - used continuously since 1986
    Mouse
    Microsoft IntelliMouse
    Internet Speed
    665Mbps/15Mbps down/up
    Browser
    FireFox, MS Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender on all
    Other Info
    Retired in 2015 after working in the tech industry for 41 years. First 10 years as a Technician, the rest as a programmer/software engineer. After 1 year of retirement, I was bored so went back to work as a Robotic Process Automation Consultant. Retired for 3rd (and final) time in 2019.

z31fanatic

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Had a Dell E6400 with Vista and upgraded it to W8 when it was $40.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell E6410
    CPU
    Core i7 M560
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia NVS3100
    Hard Drives
    120 GB SSD

XweAponX

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I am just curious about this, but what was the first system you had Windows 8.1 on, has anybody upgraded from 7 to 8.1 like me or bought there system new with it

I had it on a Dell Optiplex system thats' in my junkpile now, Worked well, but I prefer iOS 8, er, I mean Windows 8.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

IownAmoneyPit

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I bought an HP Pavilion Elite m9458f Desktop PC about 6 1/2 years ago that came preinstalled with Windows Vista Home and it was replaced with Windows 7 Ultimate the 1st day Windows 7 was available for sale. After testing Windows 8 throughout it's development and purchasing the $15 dollar upgrade offer to Windows 8.0 Pro at launch the computer was upgraded again from Windows 7.

I will probably upgrade the OS for a 4th time for free when Windows 10 becomes available, hopefully this machine will last a few more years and has served me well.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro/Windows 10 TP
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG G750JX - DS77-CA Gaming Laptop
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-4700HQ 2.4 GHz
    Motherboard
    ?
    Memory
    16GB DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 770M 3GB GDDR5 VRAM
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio with MaxxAudio support & Built-in subwoofer & 2 speakers
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" 16:9 FHD EWV LED Backlight/Full HD 3D(1920x1080 120Hz) Non-Glare LCD Panel
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Upgraded to a Samsung 840 EVO 256 GB SSD from the factory Installed 750 GB 7200 RPM HGST Drive
    Keyboard
    Premium Illuminated Gaming keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    10/100/1000 Mbps capable
    Browser
    (Primary) Latest Firefox version & IE 11
    Antivirus
    Kapersky Internet Security 2016
    Other Info
    Optical Drive - Blu-Ray DVD Combo , Integrated 802.11 b/g/n or 802.11ac ,10/100/1000 Base T BT 4.0 support (on WLAN+ BT 4.0 combo card), External Ports - VGA, HDMI Output,
    4 x USB 3.0, Headphone output, Microphone input, HD Web Camera , 8Cells 5900 mAh 89 Whrs Battery, ,2 -in-1 card reader ( SD/ MMC) Coolermaster U Stand

Kmillz0

Closed as requested
I had an Alienware aurora, it came with windows 8 pre installed. Before that I had XP for as long as I can remember.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    i7 5820k
    Motherboard
    MSI X99A SLI plus
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX 980
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky internet security 2015

Retexan599

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Purchased my current HP machine in December 2013 with 8.1 OEM. I work on a five year plan: every five years or so I scrap what I have and buy everything new (hardware and operating system current at the time). So, I have gone from W98 > XP > Vista > 8.1. My next system will probably have W? in 2019. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 (OEM)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy 700qe
    CPU
    3.40 gigahertz Intel Core i7-4770
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 2AF3 1.0
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 640
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP Pavilion 25xi Pavilion IPS LED Backlit
    Hard Drives
    Primary 1TB
    Secondary 1TB
    Cooling
    Fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Computer came with Windows 8.1 OEM.

ArazelEternal

Prince of Darkness
Power User
My first 8.1 machine was a Toshiba Satellite that came with 8.1 preinstalled. Since thgen I have installed 8.1 on every computer I own.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 @ 3.3-3.7 Ghz
    Motherboard
    MSI Z77-G41
    Memory
    16 GB Kingston HyperX Beast DDR3-1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GT 730
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual 20 Inch Dell
    Screen Resolution
    1680*1050
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB
    Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB
    PSU
    Thermaltake 550W
    Case
    Antec Nine Hundred Two
    Cooling
    Arctic Freezer i30 CO
    Keyboard
    Logitech K330
    Mouse
    Logitech M215
    Internet Speed
    60 Mbps
    Browser
    Comodo Chromodo
    Antivirus
    Comodo Internet Security Premium

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