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Windows 7: Windows 7, 8 or 10

08 Apr 2015   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

My observation is that the Windows 7 version of the same PC is usually more expensive than the W8.1 version. We bought a HP desktop nicely equipped with i3, 6GB of RAM and a 1TB hdd. It was $299 with W8.1 and $499 with W7. We added a 120GB SSD for $69 to the W8.1 model and that system really flies.

I would also recommend to go with W8.1. It is faster and has some nifty functions you do not find in W7 - e.g. Refresh. I personally don't like classic shell because I never liked the old start menu. I think the start and app pages are a lot better. But I still use Control Panel rather than the modern settings UI.


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09 Apr 2015   #12
thewolfe

Windows 7
 
 

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I would go with Windows 8.1. Add Classic Shell for a good Start Menu and you're all set. Best of both worlds, WIndows 7 and Windows 8.
Any downsides to Win 8 w/ Classic Shell?
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09 Apr 2015   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The Classic Shell is the downside.
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09 Apr 2015   #14
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Start8 for me. Everyone has their flavour.
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09 Apr 2015   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The native flavor is the best. Then you need not deal with this old retarded start menu.
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10 Apr 2015   #16
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The native flavor is the best. Then you need not deal with this old retarded start menu.
You left off the (I hope)
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10 Apr 2015   #17
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

If I had to use win-8-8.1 it would also be Start8,
Down side is only 5.u.s.
But mandatory if the above is mandatory

Win-7 rules so I stay put with it.
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10 Apr 2015   #18
thewolfe

Windows 7
 
 

Looking at a Dell that has Win 7 Pro & Win 8.1 Pro. How does that work? Are they both installed on the computer?
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10 Apr 2015   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Can you post the link ?
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10 Apr 2015   #20
thewolfe

Windows 7
 
 

Computer is from Costco. Can't find a link but on the box it says "Windows*7 Professional, Windows 8.1 Pro included".
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