Lenovo has made some great laptops and the ThinkPad X61 is no exception. This is a laptop that will last a while so that got me wondering is you could install Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo ThinkPad X61 and the answer is yes.
For my test I installed Windows 8.1 Pro With Update 64 Bit. You will need to either use an external USB optical drive or a flash drive may work too. I did a clean install keeping nothing.
This will be an easy install and after running Windows Update all drivers will be installed.
Windows 8.1 performs very well on the Lenovo ThinkPad X61. This is perfect for general business use but not suggested for gaming. Below is the Windows Experience Index.
Windows 8.1 is great on the Lenovo ThinkPad X61 and if you still have one of these laptops I would highly suggest thinking about upgrading it.