Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999
So I am thinking of buying and installing windows 8, thing is this computer serves a family of 5 (including me) and they are all very used to operating windows 7. is there a way to keep its functionality but with the looks from windows 7, ie no metro and all that complicated stuff. even my 3yr old brother can successfuly operate windows 7, open files, work in chrome , write small sentences in word. thats how simple it is, can i keep it that way and still have windows 8
I wouldn't do it under your circumstances. There are several good ways to make 8 more like 7, but I doubt they will yield the comfort level you need. See, for example, Stardock Start8
and Classic Shell
. Even given these programs I think that your family will suffer unless the new Metro start screen is avoided for the most part. Don't be snowed by fanboys. Go to a Best Buy and fool with, or have someone demo, a Win8 machine. Watch out; salespeople know what to do to sell you a machine or a disc, although maybe not at Best Buy.