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Windows 7: Would You Reject A Pre-Built PC Because Of Windows 8

15 Nov 2012   #11

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

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I found an excellent pre-built PC deal. The system uses quality parts and is cheaper than the cost of the separate parts + shipping by $125.00. Plus, I would have to spend time building the PC. The only problem are is it ships with Windows 8 only.
Is Windows 8 a deal killer ?
It wouldn't be a deal killer for me.

I use it with a third-party utility (IOBit's "startmenu") that allows a 7-ish working environment. It's a crutch, I admit.

If 8 had eliminated the desktop altogether, that would be a major problem for me.

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15 Nov 2012   #12
Microsoft MVP

 

I'd wait to see in what way the market soon forces them to offer Windows 8 PC buyers upgrade rights to Windows 7.

FYI you get the Actual Windows 7 start menu from it's own explorer files using Windows 7 Start Menu for Windows 8.

The real genius of this choice is that it toggles off the Metro start screen so it's never loaded into RAM and makes 8 seem faster than either 7 or default 8.
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13 Jan 2013   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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The word is voilà.
lol SO THERE :P
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13 Jan 2013   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I would reject any kind of pre-built PC, Windows 8 or not. Buying the parts and assembling it myself is a much better option as I can know EXACTLY what hardware I have, I get all the original CDs with drivers and manuals and there is no chance of scam or false advertisements. Given that I know how to build it myself, I accept to expend a little more money for far better quality.
If it comes with a preloaded OS (as in the case of notebooks), it doesn't matters anyway, as it always comes full of crapware, so the very first step is to do a clean install of the OS I like and not what MS likes at the moment.
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13 Jan 2013   #15
whs

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What's the big deal. Make an image of the Win8 installation (just in case), put a 60GB SSD in and install Windows 7 on it. That will eat up the $125 savings but you'll have a super system.

Let me remind you that everything you buy these days is Windows 8. If I got it with the system, I could get along with it. But I would not "upgrade" my Windows 7 systems.
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13 Jan 2013   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I had planned to buy a laptop during January. In November I saw that all of the new ones had Windows 8. I bought immediately with Windows 7. Windows 8 was a deal killer for me.
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13 Jan 2013   #17
Microsoft MVP

 

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What's the big deal. Make an image of the Win8 installation (just in case), put a 60GB SSD in and install Windows 7 on it. That will eat up the $125 savings but you'll have a super system.
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Might not be quite so easy. Two cases now where 8 PC won't install 7 or Dual Boot:
Ordered new laptop with Win 8 but plan to install Win 7 - partitions?
GPT Hard drive issues with installing Windows 7 Ultimate..

The second case is the longest install failure case I can recall we've ever had running here. The problem is EFI BIOS' which differ on each mobo and can have obscure settings choices.
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13 Jan 2013   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Guess he wasn't talking about dual boot, but just delete Win8 (keeping a backup just in case) and install a fresh Windows 7.
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13 Jan 2013   #19

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Another suggestion. Ask the seller if you can buy the PC without the operating system which should lower the price even more. Then buy Windows 7 of your choice and install.
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13 Jan 2013   #20

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 
Good advice!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
What's the big deal. Make an image of the Win8 installation (just in case), put a 60GB SSD in and install Windows 7 on it. That will eat up the $125 savings but you'll have a super system.

Let me remind you that everything you buy these days is Windows 8. If I got it with the system, I could get along with it. But I would not "upgrade" my Windows 7 systems.
Good advice!!
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