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Windows 7: I Am Thinking Of Buying Windows 8...

10 Dec 2012   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Windows 8 sucks, don`t buy it, don`t install it.


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10 Dec 2012   #12
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

thank you all for your answers...i will stay here with windows7
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10 Dec 2012   #13
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

These answers make me want to jump out of a window (pun intended). If you want to use Windows 8, there is one and only one thing you need to do with it. Install one of the Start menu apps listed above, or one of the many others. Some are free, some are a few $$. I am using StartIsBack. That will allow the system to boot to a familiar desktop screen.

Now, for the non-tech savvy family members, they may actually prefer the Metro UI. It's bigger tiles go over well with older folks who don't see as well. The Store also keeps their apps updated seamlessly, rather than having to track down each update and install manually. Performance, overall, is faster than Windows 7, and it's been designed to be even more secure. Another big plus for a multiple user system.

Do yourself a favor, and don't listen to any one else's opinion. You can try Windows 8 free for 90 days. Give it a shot for yourself. As most people find out, after using it for a little, they like it quite a bit. I hated it during the beta stages and wrote it off. I convinced myself to give it one more try, and I realized how wrong I was.

Besides, if you plan to buy it, might as well get it while it's cheap.
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10 Dec 2012   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
These answers make me want to jump out of a window (pun intended). If you want to use Windows 8, there is one and only one thing you need to do with it. Install one of the Start menu apps listed above, or one of the many others. Some are free, some are a few $$. I am using StartIsBack. That will allow the system to boot to a familiar desktop screen.

Now, for the non-tech savvy family members, they may actually prefer the Metro UI. It's bigger tiles go over well with older folks who don't see as well. The Store also keeps their apps updated seamlessly, rather than having to track down each update and install manually. Performance, overall, is faster than Windows 7, and it's been designed to be even more secure. Another big plus for a multiple user system.

Do yourself a favor, and don't listen to any one else's opinion. You can try Windows 8 free for 90 days. Give it a shot for yourself. As most people find out, after using it for a little, they like it quite a bit. I hated it during the beta stages and wrote it off. I convinced myself to give it one more try, and I realized how wrong I was.

Besides, if you plan to buy it, might as well get it while it's cheap.
The lone beacon in the dark.
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10 Dec 2012   #15
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It's a damn shame that I am, at least on these boards. Funny thing is, when I read enthusiast forums, those guys are all over Windows 8 because it's testing faster than 7. I choose to sit in the middle, where just a small boost in performance isn't enough to make me switch OSes, either. I'm just appalled at how many people have this "fear" of Windows 8. I know it's common, because people freaked out when Windows 95 came out and the Program Manager was gone, but it was a step in the right direction. All I see are people complaining about Metro, but it's hardly intrusive. I never see it...unless I want to. It took me about a week of using it for several hours a day, before I started to think...oh yeah...that makes sense...I like that.
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