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

09 Dec 2012   #1
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
I Am Thinking Of Buying Windows 8...

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


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09 Dec 2012   #2
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Could always dual boot the machine with W7 as the default OS with a very short time on the OS select screen

7 for them 8 for you
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09 Dec 2012   #3
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Well yeah i suppose, i could also give them the option to try it out if they want...

i will consider it...

anyone know how to make it look more like windows 7
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09 Dec 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Why on earth would you want Windows 8 when the whole family is happy with Windows 7. It would be a big step backwards.

Yes there are a whole number of tweaks to make Windows 8 look like Windows 7 - kind of (check on the Windows 8 forum). But what is the point.
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09 Dec 2012   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You have already got a Corvette that everybody can use and love, Windows 7.
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09 Dec 2012   #6
znod

Win7 Ult on DIY Rig and Win8 Pro on HP Pavilion dv6500t Laptop
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
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.
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09 Dec 2012   #7
revmike

windows 7
 
 

Leave well enough alone.
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09 Dec 2012   #8
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

I have Windows 8 tweaked to look and run like 7, but it takes quite a bit of time and effort to do it. My advice is to save your money and stay with 7. Maybe at some point in the future, Microsoft will come out with a more desktop user friendly OS and you won't need to tweak it.
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09 Dec 2012   #9
edwar

7 x64
 
 

I agree with most. Don't install and certainly do not buy Win 8. The more people that do not buy it the more MS will realize they made a big mistake.
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09 Dec 2012   #10
Lovus

Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Desktop is not Tablet . So why MS made windows 8 like a piece of crap ? Its Metro UI is for tablet not for desktop . But Good Aero because it has no aeroglass .
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