First post, by 386SX
I know this is not an old o.s. related question but I'd like to ask if beside the official optimizations to make the W8.1 GUI faster even with the lite theme editing, disabling animations, transparencies etc.. there're more ways to instead completely use the Win 7 GUI in 8.1. I read about many third party apps that make the GUI looks like the old o.s. but I wanted something to possibly do manually using official ways or files. Not that I don't like W8.1 GUI but it's way heavier than the Win7 one and the WDDM1.1 driver doesn't help too on this iGPU. I know this might be a problem I suppose once new updates come out but technically is it possible? At the end the Win7 GUI used WDDM1.1 gpu driver model so I suppose some tweak would not be the most impossible thing to imagine like in linux people can use the lightest simplest GUI with the latest heaviest kernel.