Question New hardware on Windows 8.1

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I am on Windows 10 but want to go back to Windows 8.1. Problems is that my hardware is newish.
I get 8.1 installed without any troubles but when it is finished and I look in device manager I am missing bluetooth, wifi and pci express drivers. Have been looking around everywhere but I can't find them, is there any sort of work around or something so that I can use these.
Any help appreciated


CPU - I5 9400F
Mobo - MSI MPG Z390 gaming edge AC
Memory - G Skill Trident Z Royal 32GB
Graphics - Geforce GTX 1660
Windows HD - 250 GB SSD
 

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Thanks for the reply, Yeah I saw what MSI says, but that can be taken as a way as enforcing people to use Windows 10. I have every other driver working great on 8.1 so i thought there might be a chance or workaround.

I have been using 10 for a while and never liked it
 
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Endre

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Thanks for the reply, Yeah I saw what MSI says, but that can be taken as a way as enforcing people to use Windows 10. I have every other driver working great on 8.1 so i thought there might be a chance or workaround.

I have been using 10 for a while and never liked it
New hardware, needs new software!
Insisting on using an old OS will lead to future issues, even if you’ll find a way to solve the mentioned driver issues.
That’s just the direction that Microsoft is going to.
Windows 10 runs well.
If you don’t like the look of Win10, you could still install a theme pack to change it.

Or go Linux...
 
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Phillip Corcoran

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Thanks for the reply, Yeah I saw what MSI says, but that can be taken as a way as enforcing people to use Windows 10. I have every other driver working great on 8.1 so i thought there might be a chance or workaround.

I have been using 10 for a while and never liked it
What's not to like? It's well-sorted now with regular version updates, biggest improvement was getting rid of that god-awful tiled desktop. I held out against having Windows 10 for several years, but now I'm using it I don't know why I didn't upgrade earlier.
 
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