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Windows 7: I just use my PC for normal stuff like eBay, forums etc

08 May 2014   #1
5tevie

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
I just use my PC for normal stuff like eBay, forums etc

My PC is a basic Dell OptiPlex 760 SFF PC with Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0GHz 750GB 4GB DVDRW WiFi. As you can see, it's nothing special but it was cheap enough and it does all the things that I want it to do such as checking for bargains on eBay, reading up on forums, Facebook and other social networking sites. It also lets me indulge in my passion of playing on-line poker at Pokerstars.com. So here's the thing. I was recently brought to my attention, and I may have got this totally wrong, that I may be entitled to a free download of Windows 8.1. Now, the thing is, if I had a touch screen computer, I could maybe see the benefit of upgrading. But I don't have such a screen so, if the free upgrade is genuine, are there any real advantages to upgrading from Windows 7 Pro 64 bit to Windows 8.1?
Also, while I'm here can anyone either confirm or deny the idea of a free upgrade?
Cheers,
Steve.

ps .... Back after I watch Bargain Hunt on BBC iPlayer


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08 May 2014   #2
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Steve,

If we talk about upgrading from 7 to 8, (and this is my personal opinion) you won't get the best out of your OS if you do that. Win 7 is way better and bug free than Win 8.

Regarding the free upgrade, it is COMPLETE SCAM. Don't even click that option.

Here's something you might want to read regarding the upgrade from Win 7 to Win 8. Obviously you have to buy Win 8 first.

Upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 7 - Microsoft Windows
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08 May 2014   #3
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 5tevie View Post
My PC is a basic Dell OptiPlex 760 SFF PC with Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0GHz 750GB 4GB DVDRW WiFi. As you can see, it's nothing special but it was cheap enough and it does all the things that I want it to do such as checking for bargains on eBay, reading up on forums, Facebook and other social networking sites. It also lets me indulge in my passion of playing on-line poker at Pokerstars.com. So here's the thing. I was recently brought to my attention, and I may have got this totally wrong, that I may be entitled to a free download of Windows 8.1. Now, the thing is, if I had a touch screen computer, I could maybe see the benefit of upgrading. But I don't have such a screen so, if the free upgrade is genuine, are there any real advantages to upgrading from Windows 7 Pro 64 bit to Windows 8.1?
Also, while I'm here can anyone either confirm or deny the idea of a free upgrade?
Cheers,
Steve.

ps .... Back after I watch Bargain Hunt on BBC iPlayer
The simple answer in regards to upgrading to Windows 8.x is no. I have both Windows 7.x and Windows 8.x on different systems, neither of them have a touch screen, my personal experience has Win 7 as the better choice.

YMMV
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08 May 2014   #4
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I think it is a personal choice, but also think a 'free upgrade' is a scam. But it is a personal choice whether you would like windows 8.1 better than Windows 7. I have 7, 8 and 8.1. Personally, I always use Windows 7. However, there are people here who use 8 and love it. I say more power to them and I'm happy for them. It just isn't for me. I would suggest though, if you want Windows 8 or 8.1, to buy it. Don't fall for some scam.
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08 May 2014   #5
5tevie

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks very much for your input, Guys.
Maybe it's a case of "Sticking with the Devil you know," lol
I think I may be best suited just staying with Win 7, at least for now, anyway.
I'll maybe check out that 8.1 option in more detail before I go any further. In fact, maybe it was a free update from Win 8 to Win 8.1 and not from Win 7 to Win 8.1. I must admit to being a bi of a klutz when reading about free stuff, lol
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