Like 7 with three more years support.
Perfect for those serious professionals who wish to have control of their OS.
Once you instal Classic Shell, you get your Start Menu which behaves natively & is further customisable & allows to hide all "metro" things. You don't have to interact with it, unless you wish. Most, as in 97 percent of software for DAW music production works beautifully. It has many feature advantages & disadvantages. If you know the Windows OS, you can make it look, perform, play nice & get 3 additional years of support. There is an official Aero Glass 3rd party developer who nailed it, but better.
The OS is stable, seemingly reliable, once customised, immediately familiar.
You can theme it to your hearts content.
Use a 3rd party image backup utility as I'm not sure 8.1 has it, like 7 does. Better to go 3rd party anyways. Shadow Protect is superior to any ptoduct for imaging purposes. Some programs: Sound Forge e.g. needs a registry tweak. All should run as expected as long as you know what you're doing.
The All Apps list of the Start Screen could possibly be useful as an alternative way of interacting with & finding your files.
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