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Windows 7: Suggestion for upgrading to windows 8

18 Oct 2012   #1
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 
Suggestion for upgrading to windows 8

As you all know that I have windows 7 installed on my system,my main activities are browsing science articles and programming and occasionally watch movies..

Now,my question is that will I be benifitted after upgrading to windows 8.I am fully satisfied with the features that windows 7 provides.

what would be your suggestion??


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18 Oct 2012   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

In this case, I think it would come down to personal opinion and preference. You will be able to do all of your tasks on either OS. The question is, is there something about Windows 8 that would justify the cost and time to upgrade? Only you can know the true answer to that.
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18 Oct 2012   #3
edwar

7 x64
 
 

No you would not. That is my personal opinion.
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18 Oct 2012   #4
Kevin Ismail

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
In this case, I think it would come down to personal opinion and preference. You will be able to do all of your tasks on either OS. The question is, is there something about Windows 8 that would justify the cost and time to upgrade? Only you can know the true answer to that.
Yes. As both system are capable to handle the above stuffs. I'm afraid upgrading to 8 simply fall into personal preference. I have some WRP installed on my machines but it haven't strongly convinced me into buying the incoming final release.
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18 Oct 2012   #5
fireberd

Windows 7/10 64 bit
 
 

I'm not upgrading my "operational" and recording studio PC's.to Win 8. But, as I also do part-time PC support and I have at least one client that is upgrading to Win 8, I will install it on my "test" PC. If I get calls from clients with Win 8, I will have a system to refer to.

I've had several pre-release versions of Win 8 installed on a PC and I'm not really impressed and think this may be Microsoft's "off OS". Seems like every other one is a dud, e.g. Win 98SE was OK, Win ME was not great, XP (after updates) was OK, Vista was another dud, Win 7 has been OK.
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18 Oct 2012   #6
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

right..Even I tried the consumer preview and I was not at all happy with it.I did not like the metro interface and removal of the start menu button..Moreover the RTM version will obviously have lots of bug which will be fixed by some updates...So Should I wait after its release and then go ahead??
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18 Oct 2012   #7
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
As you all know that I have windows 7 installed on my system,my main activities are browsing science articles and programming and occasionally watch movies..

Now,my question is that will I be benifitted after upgrading to windows 8.I am fully satisfied with the features that windows 7 provides.

what would be your suggestion??
For what you listed as activities, I see no benefit in upgrading. I do, however, see a downside in the purchase, the cost.
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18 Oct 2012   #8
sgage

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I have tried every Preview and the Eval RTM version, and I have decided not to upgrade. I am strictly a desktop user - have no use for touchy/mobile stuff. The Desktop side of Win8 is fine - and there are free and good Start Menu replacements to make up for that lack. But I, like you, am completely satisfied with Windows 7. And I think it looks better No doubt my next computer will come preinstalled with Windows 8, and I will roll with it.

If I were you, I would stick with Windows 7. If you have the disk space and inclination, you might consider getting the eval release and trying it out, just to satisfy yourself that you're doing the right thing (otherwise you'll wonder...)

But I'm sticking with Windows 7 on this rig.
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18 Oct 2012   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
right..Even I tried the consumer preview and I was not at all happy with it.I did not like the metro interface and removal of the start menu button..Moreover the RTM version will obviously have lots of bug which will be fixed by some updates...So Should I wait after its release and then go ahead??
So why would you even consider it ? Windows 8 is garbage, don`t waste your time. At least install it in a virtual machine b4 you try installing it over 7. Or put it on another hard drive.
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18 Oct 2012   #10
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
right..Even I tried the consumer preview and I was not at all happy with it.I did not like the metro interface and removal of the start menu button..Moreover the RTM version will obviously have lots of bug which will be fixed by some updates...So Should I wait after its release and then go ahead??
You're talking about things you don't like about it, and then you are asking when you should switch to it. That's confusing.

There's no reason to feel forced into upgrading. Windows 7 isn't going anywhere.
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