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Solved thanks for 8.0


nt62

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#1
Sorry tenners.

Hello to everyone.

It's been almost a year since posting here.
Best Luck and happy times to all of the Windows 10 users.

Recently been reviewing operating systems for DISCONNECTED use.
I do not use the internet at home.

Posted on a chromebook using free wifi while sitting at a mall.

From my perspective, - the reason for this post,
I have installed and used ...
- Mint -
Vista Ultimate,
Windows 7 Pro,
Windows 8.0 - 8.1 - 8.1.1
(bought) Windows 10240
Windows 10 insider preview build after build after build after build.
Server 2012 - Server 2016
Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB
Windows Anniversary releases
Windows Evaluations ...

If Microsoft takes a glance at this post,
I wish to thank Microsoft for BUILD 9200 (nt 6.2)

Thanks to Eight Forums and the Administrators for excellent service.

The winner is, for what I do,
is Server 2012 - build 9200

Build 9200 - the same build as Windows 8.0
Having no connection to the internet,
NEVER connecting, in any way, - online - from home using build 9200,
the OS works perfectly out of the box -
does not need updates - does not need defender for disconnected home use ONLY.

In a tribute to Windows 8.0 (build 9200) - the original start screen works beautifully IMHO.
The OS rocks.

Thanks to the programmers and code writers @ Microsoft.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    server 2012
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    self assembled
    CPU
    3770k
    Motherboard
    Asrock
    Memory
    8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel onboard
    Sound Card
    hdmi tv to external sound system
    Monitor(s) Displays
    led
    Hard Drives
    Addonics Quad mSATA PCIe SSD - various SSD
    Browser
    Opera

nt62

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#2
living in the past - yep - and ok.

bored with 10.xxxxx / find build 9200 to be a unique clean OS

don't do much - so don't need much

server 2012.jpg
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    server 2012
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    self assembled
    CPU
    3770k
    Motherboard
    Asrock
    Memory
    8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel onboard
    Sound Card
    hdmi tv to external sound system
    Monitor(s) Displays
    led
    Hard Drives
    Addonics Quad mSATA PCIe SSD - various SSD
    Browser
    Opera
#3
living in the past - yep - and ok.

bored with 10.xxxxx / find build 9200 to be a unique clean OS

don't do much - so don't need much
If you were to use the Internet on this box, you can still update the OS until October 2023, so you're basically as secure as a Windows 7 or 8.1 user (but without all telemetry updates).
However you can manually use these updates with Windows 8 as well. Windows 8 works very well.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP xw8600 Workstation
    CPU
    Two Intel Xeon Core2 Quad 3.2 GHz Processors
    Motherboard
    Proprietary
    Memory
    16 GB DDR2 800 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia Quadro FX 3800 PCI-E
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 213T 21" 4x3 Flat Screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600x1200
    Hard Drives
    Two Seagate Cheetah 300 GB SAS Disks
    PSU
    Proprietary
    Case
    HP xw8600 Workstation Case
    Cooling
    Two CPU Fans and a Larger Case Fan
    Keyboard
    PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft USB Optical Mouse
    Internet Speed
    7 mbps
    Browser
    Firefox Quantum ESR 60.2.0
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Two LSI 3000 SAS Adapters

mrjimphelps

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#4
Windows 8.0 worked extremely well on my old eMachines computer. However, the ride got bumpy when I upgraded it to 8.1.

I took 8.0 off of the machine when it went out of support.

The only other decent OS which works even close to that well on my old computer is Elementary OS (Linux).
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell
    CPU
    Haswell
    Memory
    4 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 23"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Two hard drives, 1TB each: One for Linux, one for my data.
    Keyboard
    IBM Model M
    Browser
    Firefox, Opera
    Antivirus
    Sophos (Linux), Trend Micro (Windows)
    Other Info
    I use Samba to share my data drive with the other computers at my house and with my guest session in VMWare Workstation Player.