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12 Jan 2013   #21

Win 7 pro x64
 
 

The availability of Windows 8 is what made me take the leap to buying a new computer -- while I could still get Windows 7 on it :-}}

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12 Jan 2013   #22

Xp/Win7 pending
 
 

Why I bought Windows 7 (being more than happy with XP) was because I'd heard rightly or wrongly that MS were ditching Windows 7 and it may get hard to get in the future. And that Win8 was best kept away from - for just the reasons so many have mentioned here. It does seem a weird marketing move move by MS... and it seems every other produce is terrible, and then the next one makes up for it.

I've found someone with an installed Windows 7 who's happy for me to bring around some programs and see if they install/run OK or not. It'll be a big help to know in advance.
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12 Jan 2013   #23

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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Looking through the wealth on info on these forums with so many knowledgeable people, like Greg, will help the transition a lot.
You can check compatibility here for your hardware and software. Windows Compatibility Center: Find Updates, Drivers, & Downloads for Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows 7
Did you have a look at this link?
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12 Jan 2013   #24

Xp/Win7 pending
 
 

> Did you have a look at this link?

Not too in depth. I did enter the one device I know is not supported - Creative Live Drive II but it
reported no matches.
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