5 years with original w8.1 install !

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  1. 6730b

    6730b Notebook Evangelist

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    A little celebration, 5 years of 8.1 on Dell e7440, 1 install, never refreshed. Never crashed, never a BSOD, never locked up. Still fast and stable like day 1. Some reflect restores (hd\ssd swaps + those late night experiments, OS itself not at fault). Heavy use, travels, video & photo editing. Must say MS (and Dell) gets it right sometimes.

    Stock 8.1, apart from removed store and crapps, + tamed telemetry, and was careful with the kb's. Great, underrated (and mostly forgotten) OS, & still kept alive (security) for more years.

     
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    Congratulations. What an achievement
     
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    Reciever D! For Dragon!

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    I tend to reinstall every few months though not by design lol
     
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    My Yoga 2 is right behind you.

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    6730b Notebook Evangelist

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    Daily allround laptop, w8.1 original install now in 6th year and all still well, fast and reliable (bios time is incl. entering pw). With store and crap removed, what a great and underrated OS :O)
     

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    6730b Notebook Evangelist

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    & forgot about the old toshiba !! Still in much use for music & yt streaming.
    7 years next month with the original w8.1 install, like the dell 7440 never a bsod or any other problem.
     

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    Papusan TURDBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    This have never been possible with the latest and greatest from Redmond. Enjoy it as long you can brother:)
     
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    Remember when we thought Windows 8 was the worst OS in history? I'd take Windows 8 over 10 any time of the day! Supports NVMe and USB 3 natively and newer hardware, no Cortana and bloatware, just install Open Shell and you're good :rolleyes:
     
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    Papusan TURDBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    I have benched a lot with Win 8.1 on some of the old. Win 10 can't compete. I need Win 8.1. Even Win 7 can't provide better performance in some benches for the bot. With Win 10 it will only be worse the newer version you get.
     
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    Been on a peaceful 8.1 island with great food, rest, girls, sunny beaches while watching w10 war, flames & destruction rage around the world.
    Sadly won't last forever, but am already well prepared for the journey to the promised land of ltsc :O)

    Attach, the 8.1 on the old 7440, 10 sec to desktop with old msata ssd, zero activity anywhere until I myself do something. Great.
     

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