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Windows 7: Why should I upgrade to Windows 8?

08 Nov 2013   #1
synth

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Why should I upgrade to Windows 8?

Well, the title says it all, why should I upgrade to Windows 8? I LOVE Windows 7, and what I basically do with my computer is mostly web developing, and gaming.

Would love to hear you views guys, Windows 7, by far, for me, is one of the best OS i've used, and yes I have tried linux and os x, (i worked for apple for a while) but because of the gaming I still go back to Windows.

So, please, enlighten me.


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08 Nov 2013   #2
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by synth View Post
Well, the title says it all, why should I upgrade to Windows 8? I LOVE Windows 7, and what I basically do with my computer is mostly web developing, and gaming.

Would love to hear you views guys, Windows 7, by far, for me, is one of the best OS i've used, and yes I have tried linux and os x, (i worked for apple for a while) but because of the gaming I still go back to Windows.

So, please, enlighten me.
The answer is hightlight in red in you ? if you are happy with Windows 7 don't upgrade.

Jerry
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08 Nov 2013   #3
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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Why should I upgrade to Windows 8?
Can't think why you would want to.
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08 Nov 2013   #4
indianacarnie

 

No reason that I can see.
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08 Nov 2013   #5
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Were it me, my answer would be via results of a thorough test-drive.
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08 Nov 2013   #6
gellertb

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

I will be completely honest with you, in my opinion you shouldn't do it. Here's why:
->We are all used to the Windows NT interface and thus getting used to the Windows 8 interface takes time. (I know because I have asked many of my friends who made the mistake and have since reverted)
->While you would have access to many new features like Microsoft App Store, you would probably find it difficult to navigate the interface.
->It would be a much more complex process to do simple tasks like go to control panel, computer management and furthermore command prompt.
->The interface contains many hidden screen shortcuts, ie right side of screen for search, start; bottom left for start menu/desktop and thus it would be more difficult to get to the applications not installed through the Microsoft App Store.

These are just a few differences between W7 and W8; it is up to you nevertheless.

Cheers
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08 Nov 2013   #7
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

you use the word should,
is someone forcing you to upgrade, if not remain doing what you are happy with.
i use windows 8.1, it was forced upon us as we upgraded a laptop as the old one broke.
however i will say, i prefer it now.
there is little difference to windows 7 as i use start 8 and modernix , yes there are glaring differences but the performance is better and i use the laptop for everything i used it for when i had win 7. my computing is not hindered in any way with 8.1.

that said, each to their own, one man's meat is another's poison ,as they say.
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08 Nov 2013   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Can`t think of 1 reason why you should. But God please if you do, make a disk image of 7 first.
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08 Nov 2013   #9
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Yeah id stick with windows 7 mate, my dad has it on his laptop and oh dear, its horrible, also has problems with alot of games, windows 7 is just the complete package in my opinion
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08 Nov 2013   #10
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you need to for some reason make sure you get something like classicshell its what i use on my laptop and makes it like 7 again for the most part. i haven't touched the start screen for months.
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