Discussion in 'polls' started by max2, Oct 6, 2013.
Oh I see.
Ah I see. Thanks.
I finally purchased Windows 8.1 Pro (x64) last week .
It's faster than Win7 on my ultrabook...
Windows 8.1 Pro or Home is been the most stable O/S of the Windows series ever experienced from this side of the screen. Would easily pit it against even Windows 10 although best results for performance are achieved (of course) with more advanced specs of newer hardware-memory-chip-SSD etc
Win 8.1 Pro. Absolutely no question in my mind. This HP 355G2 business grade laptop came with Win 7 Pro and an OEM upgrade disc to Win 8.1 Pro. I kept 7 Pro for about a year and it seemed like every couple of weeks or a month I was getting a blue screen. I used the disc to upgrade to 8.1 Pro and for the past few years, not a single problem. It's been rock solid. I also tried Win 10 at least 3, maybe 4 times and always went back. 8.1 is faster all across the board. It's a keeper here for as long as the laptop lasts. It's 6 yrs old now, working well, no trouble.
Win 7 in 2013 when this thread started, Win 10 now, maybe Win 11 in 2022 or 2023.
Then YOU are already keenly aware that Windows 8.1 Pro is a stable workhorse. I tried a couple of programs from the github just yesterday and got blue screened for the efforts, but those was unsigned drivers Windows spit back at. On previous versions BSOD usually would disrupt the entire ecosystem but a boot up and all was well again. Yeah Windows 8.1 Pro is very well up to task even compared to a brand spanking new Dell Windows 10 I only bought last month.
With WiseVector AND the older Windows Defender kept up to date the things is tightly secured too!
Oh one other caveat. I like PowerShell personally. It was easy to upgrade it to PS 5.1 from Microsoft. Simple update file and wallah. That said some of windows previous updates just wouldn't take so rolled them back. But you can add even near AND current 2021 updates that go just fine.
What do you think about a Windows 10 Dark Mode theme for it?
Sounds great isn't it?
Personally dark mode will never fit my local preferences but it is another NEW option for user's to have available to them where otherwise only 10.
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