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Should i downgrade to Windows 8.1 on my laptop?

It's an ACER ASPIRE E1 571 laptop from mid 2012, it orginally came with Windows 8, Currently it runs Windows 10, which i have clean installed 4 times now, because over time it slows down, it becomes laggy and unresponsive, i have to wait 5 minutes after boot so that it becomes a bit responsive. Windows 8.1 i had no issues. It feels like game performance has slowed down as well on windows 10.

I have tried defragging, adjusting windows for best performance.... it improves slightly but its not as fast as windows 8.1. Also i hate the spying, bloatware, the ads on windows 10 and all these Windows apps like Xbox, netflix... i was also recommended to install an SSD into my Laptop but i can't afford one right now. So is it worth downgrading to windows 8.1?

Specs :

i5 3230m
Intel hd graphics 4000
12 gb ram
700gb HDD
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    you can try it yourself and see :)

    your harddisk could be dying as well .. my notebook Harddisk never lived more than 5 years in my life experience , because unless it is a business grade notebook , they never put expensive harddisks in there , only cheap ones. .
  2. spyroz541 said:
    i was also recommended to install an SSD into my Laptop but i can't afford one right now.
    That's a good advice. It will improve responsiveness of your laptop significantly.
    Save up some money and upgrade to SSD. ;)
  3. Yeah Windows 10 constantly shows the HDD at 100% disk usage, but it was never shown on windows 8.1, so i will downgrade to windows 8.1
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