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Windows 7: Can I upgrade my Windows 7 to Windows 8 in my Toshiba NB205?

21 Mar 2015   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jesse Williams View Post
I would wait on Windows 10. Although, if your computer has a Legacy BIOS, it may not be able to run 10.
Jesse this is not true at all.

Please let`s not get started with Windows 10 here.

Now back to pricing, I understand supply and demand, but newegg`s prices can fluctuate like the weather. Liker I said, it goes up $30 one day, comes down $30, goes back up $20 comes down $10, it`s ridiculus. You buy a pallet of memory you sell it at x amount of dollars til it`s gone, it`s not like it`s a rotten watermelon that you have to get rid of fast.

Why do that put A Samsung 850 EVO 120 GB at $109 for 3 or 4 days then just raise the price to $129 etc ? Just put it at a price and leave it.


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21 Mar 2015   #12
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

I had an Acer Aspire netbook with similar specs to yours that I installed Win 8.1 on. IMO, it ran Win 8.1 better than it ever ran XP or Win 7.

In order to run Win 8.1's full screen apps, it was necessary to make a registry tweak to enable a higher screen resolution. My understanding is that Win 10 doesn't require this tweak but I haven't been able to test that out myself (no longer have that netbook).
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21 Mar 2015   #13
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Interesting read Derek can't say I'm convinced but I can't say I understand any of it either
All I know is I didn't have any issues running 10tp on legacy bios on a ssd
It was only when I switched to a hdd it went badly :/
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21 Mar 2015   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The OP asked about going from 7 to 8.

There is no mention of 10 anywhere

Going from 7 to 8 is simple, people only have issues going from 8 to 7 because of the bios setup.

8 will install to a legacy bios on a MBR drive no problem.

Like I asked the OP, why would you want to install Windows 8 ? It`s terrible

You will hate it, be sorry, then just want to go back to 7
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21 Mar 2015   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

No but it will be free win-8-8.1 is not.
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21 Mar 2015   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Right, 8 would not be free, so why even bother.

Who cares about 10 it will never be better then 7, you of all people know that

Unless you are testing 10 and absolutely love it, there is no reason to go from 7 to 10.

Not no way, not no how, not even if it were King of the forest.
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22 Mar 2015   #17
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 
I second that emotion...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You could, but why would you want to ?

Windows 8 is terrible !!!!!
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Not no way, not no how, not even if it were King of the forest.
LMBO!
Can I upgrade my Windows 7 to Windows 8 in my Toshiba NB205?-king-forest.jpg


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23 Mar 2015   #18
GD4E1

Host: Windows 10 Professional x64, VMs: Various (mainly windows 7 custom builds)
 
 

Personally, I would recommend waiting for Windows 10, Windows 8 isn't very reliable
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23 Mar 2015   #19
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GD4E1 View Post
Personally, I would recommend waiting for Windows 10, Windows 8 isn't very reliable
There's a difference between Windows 8 and 8.1. And you can't upgrade to W10 from 8.0 but you can from 8.1. What I've seen of W10 so far, it's Windows 8.2 with new skins.
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23 Mar 2015   #20
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GD4E1 View Post
Personally, I would recommend waiting for Windows 10, Windows 8 isn't very reliable
Shhh! Don't tell that to my systems that are running Win 8.1 without problems, they might get an inferiority complex or something.
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