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Windows 7: Windows 8, yes or no?

30 Jun 2013   #21
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

Don't do it. MS has enough money.


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30 Jun 2013   #22
theveterans

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zach1928 View Post
Alright well from the sounds of it, its not worth the hassle and I guess this answered my question haha. On an unrelated note, how easy is it to configure remote access built into windows? I want to be able to maintain my parents computer in another state (has w7 ult) and i can get w7 pro for free thru school
I think the best thing is to try to set up a dual boot or run Windows 8/Windows 8.1 preview on a Virtual Machine. If you like its interface and the Metro App / Windows Store concept, you'll likely upgrade to it. For me, I always try before deciding.
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30 Jun 2013   #23
gregrocker

 

I recommend Free TeamViewer Download for Windows
which always works and never lets you down. I often have several TV windows open for installs I'm helping with all over the world and it never hesitates. You can reboot and it will notify you when your partner PC has reconnected. It's features are unparalleled and free.
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01 Jul 2013   #24
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

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Jim, are you running on a laptop or desktop? Because it seems like the metro is more fluid with the two finger gestures on a touchpad. Also, anyone know if loading like a whindows 7 shell would reduce performance?
I use a desktop and get around just fine with keyboard and mouse. I use just a few Metro apps and run 99% in the desktop.

Jim
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01 Jul 2013   #25
Zach1928

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I think for now I'm going to stick with Windows 7 if there isn't an appreciable gain in speed or anything. It still baffles me why they're trying to do a 1 size fits all, even apple has a fairly static desktop design and a mobile platform that is a flavor os OSX rather than trying to force the same thing onto everything
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