The old PC was unfortunately irreparably in the breaks and a new system was needed. Unfortunately, the current hardware and driver of the manufacturer on Windows 8.1 is designed, so it hardly leads a path to the current Microsoft product over. It should be noted that I do not operate it as a touch system but old fashioned with mouse and keyboard. The home screen I sent with the freeware ClassicStartMenu fully into Windows Nirvana.
One should install meticulously accurate and document every step. So it took for a satisfying PC system with Windows 8.1 for me only last about 1 month (until I no longer had to change as well as the old, beloved software running).
Unassuming, it should create at full concentration within 1 day, but such an automatically compiled by Microsoft System not satisfies me. One would like to know how what works and why yes.
In other words: With Windows 8.1, Microsoft has made significant progress in any case, a lot of settings and functions for which you had previously recourse to additional software, now included with Windows 8.1. The operating system runs much smoother and more stable than Windows XP (Vista and 7 have private skipped suffering but business day Windows 7 and its imperfections (Search function, Windows Explorer absolutely spartan, queues, twitching and jerking (why do only the program code of Windows 7 ).
Or: In Windows 98 I have it at some point abandoned, Windows XP ran only fine with the SP3. Windows 8.1 works since my Einrichtestopp about 8 weeks before swiftly and quite satisfactory. The conversion will only work on a learning process. Conclusion: Who has a functioning for XP or 7 Hardware - remain. If new hardware is needed, the challenge of Windows 8.1 you have to ask yourself.