From what I read win 8.1 is faster and less demanding, than Win7, but no fix for the way it doesnt save every single directory position and stop doing this insta-sort thing on files copied over to an open directory, making one hunt around by memory as to what they just copied over.
Win 10 does not fix the issue. Instead, even less of old software will run on Win 10.
I for one, will not take them up on their free offer.
Its crazy enough that smooth and fast Win7 as young as it is, is now at 'end of life'.
Someone, somewhere, at Microsoft needs to look at anything XP and older. Make the new OS work like that, with the current speed improvements and stablity, then.. I may be impressed.
The old software had no problem, stashing every single folder position on the desktop, no problem leaving the positions of files within the folder alone until, refreshed, manually, and no problem with running older software.
I dont plan on 'upgrading' to 10 not even for free, until they correct the obvious bugs that M$ calls 'features'.
Hell even a simple thing like cut a file and paste it somewhere else on the same drive...
On XP and under, a simple change to the index on the drive would make it so instantly, no matter the filesize.
On Win7 and up, (prolly Vista too, but I never did Vista) its takes just as long as doing an actual copy of the file. What are they doing? Copy the file as a duplicate to another area on the drive, then delete the original later? Silly. That is how the elderly use a computer.
Microsoft surely knows that its much faster to simply change the index on the drive with cut/paste.
For whatever reason, Microsoft obviously has no interest in any way to make the newer operating systems as easy to use and efficient as the old ones XP and lower.
The new ones may be more stable and appear to be 'faster'. But that idea comes to a halt once you try to like.. do something that should happen in an instant.