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    Win 7 HP


    The PC has some good points:
    Turns out that 8.1. especially with Classic Shell, is pretty workable after all.
    It certainly launched stuff faster than my ten year old.

    But I'm returning it for these reasons:
    Because I can.
    The monitor sits way too high, too high for someone with trifocals.
    The PCI slots don't accommodate full-sized cards.
    It's quite cheesy compared to my ten year old.

    ... I'll wait until Win10 after all.

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  2. #22


    Tame the savage Beast!
    Whether you buy a new PC with Windows 8.1 already on it, or you build your own PC and Install Win-8.1 on it, the first step should be to install the "Classic Shell" (latest version).

    I went through all that yesterday. After ten years, my old motherboard had been through h311.
    So I bought a new case, new motherboard, CPU (AMD 8 core) and new DDR3 ram. I salvaged a few items from my old system, like my video card, 650W PSU, and my CD and HD.

    I wanted to stay with my old friend, Windows XP-Pro-SP3, but that just wasn't happening, for some weird reason.
    So I dug out my Windows 8.1 disk and installed it. Windows 8.1, when I was testing it on the old PC, would sort of drag, but on this new system it FLIES!

    After a few adjustments, like "Classic Shell", and "Grant Admin Full Control", the OS looks and acts much like XP, only it's a lot faster.

    I never cease to be amazed, at the very comprehensive Driver Pack that comes with Windows 8.1.
    During the install, 8.1 picked up all my hardware and installed drivers for it, even to include my Epson AIO printer.
    I didn't have to manually install even one Driver. Works for me!

    Cheers Mates!
    TechnoMage
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