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marx

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A10-8700P / 6 gb ddr3 1600
after all the hundreds of updates windows 10 has bombed on my laptop in Nov 2015 it has slowed somewhat. not much. but tried windows 8.1 i had lying round. what a difference in responsiveness.
 

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System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1
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    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    I5-2500K
    Motherboard
    ASROCK Z68 Pro3
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    8GB Gskill Ripjaws DDR3 1600
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    GE Force 560TI
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    Creative X-Fi Xtremegamer
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    ACER
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    1680X1050
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Slavic

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Very reasonable decision. In a few words, you confirmed why people, whose PCs are Win10-compatible, intentionally decide to keep 8.1 as long as possible.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro; Windows 11 Pro (Beta channel)
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    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7-6700 (Skylake)
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    Asus Maximus VIII Gene
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus GeForce 1050 Ti, 4 GB
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    Philips 235PQ
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    1920x1080 (FHD)
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    Windows 8.1: Samsung SSD 950 PRO, 512 GB (M.2)
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RolandJS

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Slavic, that is one reason, of many, for me keeping W7 on my two laptops.
 

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    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]
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    Desktop w/Gigabyte
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    1TB internals; 2 ext usb WD 1TB HDs
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hake

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Only 29 months of support left. Shame that Microsoft is so obsessed with features that it neglects quality and reliability. Windows 8.1 does not cause its users to be filled with dread as each Patch Tuesday approaches.
 
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  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satellite Pro P200
    CPU
    Intel Core Duo

erpster4

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Only 29 months of support left. Shame that Microsoft is so obsessed with features that it neglects quality and reliability. Windows 8.1 does not cause its users to be filled with dread as each Patch Tuesday approaches.

true

though the only thing missing in W8.1 is a start menu (the Open Shell app takes care of that problem)
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satellite C55Dt-A5306
    CPU
    AMD Quad-Core A6-5200M Accelerated Processor
    Memory
    4 GB

TechnoMage

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For anyone that liked the UI of Windows 7 or even XP, the install of the "Classic Shell" in Windows 8.1 is a must.
That just makes 8.1 so much more "User Friendly".
I never install 8.1 without installing the Classic Shell.

Little known fact: A HD or SSD, once set up with Win 8.1, can be moved to another PC or laptop, and it will set itself up just like doing a clean install. All the drivers for the new location will be installed during the first boot, which may take several minutes. I've done this multiple times, and it works great.

The OS I'm running now, is a clone of Win-8.1 on my Main PC. And, it's running GREAT! My restart time is only 20 seconds.

Cheers Mates!
Happy Columbus Day!

TM :cool:
 

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  • OS
    Win-8.1/Pro/64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made
    CPU
    AMD 8 Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, Ultra Durable, GA-970A-DSP3
    Memory
    Crucial, 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 5450 (2 GB)
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" LG
    Hard Drives
    Sandisk, SSD 120GB, 8TB Seagate backup drive
    PSU
    Antec Earthwatts, 650
    Case
    Pac-Man Case
    Keyboard
    HP Professional
    Mouse
    GearHead Wireless
    Internet Speed
    5 Meg
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    Using Classic Shell on Win-8.1 /pro/64
For anyone that liked the UI of Windows 7 or even XP, the install of the "Classic Shell" in Windows 8.1 is a must.
That just makes 8.1 so much more "User Friendly".
I never install 8.1 without installing the Classic Shell.

Little known fact: A HD or SSD, once set up with Win 8.1, can be moved to another PC or laptop, and it will set itself up just like doing a clean install. All the drivers for the new location will be installed during the first boot, which may take several minutes. I've done this multiple times, and it works great.

The OS I'm running now, is a clone of Win-8.1 on my Main PC. And, it's running GREAT! My restart time is only 20 seconds.

Cheers Mates!
Happy Columbus Day!

TM :cool:
I absolutely agree. a start menu makes things so much easier and accessible. I find it humorous how my daughters differ in tastes however. One insists on using it and the other insists they don't need it. Windows 8.1 is on nearly all our computers except the newest ones as it is no longer compatible with those two, unfortunately.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 10, Linux Mint and more
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    AMD 3800X, Intel 6900K
    Motherboard
    X99 E-WS USB 3.1, CROSSHAIR HERO VIII
    Memory
    128 GB CORSAIR DOMINATOR, 32 GB TEAM GROUP T FORCE
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA 1070, SAPPHIRE RX 590 NITRO+
    Sound Card
    ONBOARD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SAMSUNG 32"
    Screen Resolution
    4K
    Hard Drives
    :::GRINS::: SERIOUSLY?
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    CORSAIR 1000 W PLATINUM
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    THERMAL TAKE / AZZA
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    NOCTUA / CM
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    LOGITECH PRODIGY
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    LOGITECH
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    360 Kbs
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    FIREFOX
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    KASPERSKY
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TechnoMage

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No longer compatible? In what way?
 

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System One

  • OS
    Win-8.1/Pro/64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made
    CPU
    AMD 8 Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, Ultra Durable, GA-970A-DSP3
    Memory
    Crucial, 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 5450 (2 GB)
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" LG
    Hard Drives
    Sandisk, SSD 120GB, 8TB Seagate backup drive
    PSU
    Antec Earthwatts, 650
    Case
    Pac-Man Case
    Keyboard
    HP Professional
    Mouse
    GearHead Wireless
    Internet Speed
    5 Meg
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    Using Classic Shell on Win-8.1 /pro/64
The system board isn't compatible. For example I installed Win 8.1 on my HERO and kept getting warning messages from Microsoft stating that the o/s was not compatible to the build and insisted that I upgrade to Windows 10.
 

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My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 10, Linux Mint and more
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    AMD 3800X, Intel 6900K
    Motherboard
    X99 E-WS USB 3.1, CROSSHAIR HERO VIII
    Memory
    128 GB CORSAIR DOMINATOR, 32 GB TEAM GROUP T FORCE
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA 1070, SAPPHIRE RX 590 NITRO+
    Sound Card
    ONBOARD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SAMSUNG 32"
    Screen Resolution
    4K
    Hard Drives
    :::GRINS::: SERIOUSLY?
    PSU
    CORSAIR 1000 W PLATINUM
    Case
    THERMAL TAKE / AZZA
    Cooling
    NOCTUA / CM
    Keyboard
    LOGITECH PRODIGY
    Mouse
    LOGITECH
    Internet Speed
    360 Kbs
    Browser
    FIREFOX
    Antivirus
    KASPERSKY
    Other Info
    PC builder. Own a dozen PCs / built hundreds. All of us have a lot to learn. Some of us stand to learn more than others and those who think they know the most generally know the least. I'm here to learn and pass on what little I know.

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