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Sat Dec 8, 2018, 12:45 AM

Does Windows 10 play well with 8.1?

I have my home network with all machines running 8.1. The desktop in my office plays the role of file server for the other computers on the network.

I just purchased (but haven't received yet) a small Acer Switch to use for travel but I'd like it to play well in terms of being able to access the files on my desktop PC. The Acer comes with Win 10 Pro installed but if it's going to be an issue mapping to the drives on my desktop then I'll nix Win 10 and put 8.1 on the Acer since I know that it will work well mapping to my desktop drives.

(I don't use the Metro interface. All my PCs run 8.1 with Classic Shell so I use a keyboard and start menu.)

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Reply Does Windows 10 play well with 8.1? (Original post)
foia Dec 2018 OP
Butchie_T Dec 2018 #1
foia Dec 2018 #2
Butchie_T Dec 2018 #3
Currentsitguy Dec 2018 #4

Response to foia (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 02:40 AM

1. You will have no issues between the two

Although why a Windows 10 pro box and not a 2012-2016 server box instead?

Or even a Linux flavored server?

Just curious.....

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Response to Butchie_T (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 12:00 PM

2. Everything works fine as things are now

With 8.1 it is all STABLE and has been for quite some time. My desktop (a Dell mini tower) runs well on 8.1 and never fails at file or print sharing. I don't see the need to go to Win 10 since I don't use the Metro interface or do any PC gaming.

The reason I bought the Acer Switch for travel is that I wanted something with a real keyboard that's 10.1" to fit in the tank bag of my motorcycles. It comes with Win 10 Pro but if that doesn't get along with the rest of my network then I'll downgrade that to 8.1.

I've used Linux in the past (and used to do lots of UNIX admin for work many moons ago) but the Linux was mostly to dual boot on Win XP boxes so that I could still get to my files easily when XP decided to go into BSOD mode. I've never had BSOD issues with 8.1 so don't see the need for the Linux dual boots anymore.

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Response to foia (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 12:07 PM

3. I cannot remember the last BSOD with 10. And Im using Pro as well, it is a stable platform

10 and 8.1 will work very well together.

Thanks for the reply. I have a 2012 r2 server and a CentOS 7 server along with a bunch of Cisco/Juniper/Palo Alto devices so I can keep up with stuff. It never ends..



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Response to Butchie_T (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 10, 2018, 12:07 PM

4. There is a problem with the newest preview build

Vmware Workstation GREENSCREENS Windows.

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