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I get better frame rates in games with 8.1 and all drivers work correctly
Driver support is horrible in Windows 10 and games simply crash in Windows 11 even when using the same video driver as Windows 10
Software compatibility in 8.1 is much better than 10 or 11
Less spyware/malware in 8.1 as well
8.1 just works
10 and 11 never worked correctly and they never will
There's a saying about statements like this where I come from, and you're full of it.All my driverless bluetooth devices work fine in any version of Windows from XP and later
What does your software support provide you that a driverless dongle does not?
First, the driver model for Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11 is identical and completely interchangeable. Unless artificially limited, 7 drivers will work in 11 & everything inbetween and vice-verse.
Second, there are NO driverless BT dongles that will work in XP, they don't exist, because,
Third, XP has no native BT support and never will. Native BT support did not come to Windows until 10 and even then was limited until Redstone2. Whatever BT device you are using is utilizing a standard HID profile, which is very limiting for BT devices.
Fourth, software compatibility in 10 is identical to 8.1 and is MUCH improved for 11, especially for older software.
Fifth, "Less spyware/bloatware in 8.1 as well", fixed that for you. And while it's true there is a bit more in 10/11, not by much and it is trivial to disable and remove it.