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Windows 7: Are you going to upgrade to Windows 8?

02 Sep 2012   #41
Darrylx3

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

No, windows 7 works perfectly great for me.
For windows 8 I think it suits tablets much better in my opinion.

I agree with windude99, "If it ain't broke, you don't fix it".


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02 Sep 2012   #42
Bertison

Windows 7/64 HPremium.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
When I get a tablet the size of Playboy Magazine, now the touch screen would be real nice.
Bear, I love that!

But no, I have no use for Win8. It seems that Ms have read all the "reviews" that forecast the death of the PC, specifically the 'big Box' desktop that most of us use and like. Unfortunately, their crystal ball is not working as planned, much like their new O/s.

As has been said here, I will wait for Win 9. If it's better than 7, (difficult to envisage) then maybe I will upgrade. 7 does what I want it to do, flawlessly and consistently for the most part.
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02 Sep 2012   #43
JonathanV

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 32-bit Build 7601
 
 

The reason I don't upgrade to Windows 8 because:

1. I don't need Microsoft account and it's Metro apps.
2. Windows 8 is almost same as Windows 7 but with Metro experience. I don't need Metro, thanks.
3. I keep Windows 7 as my favorite operating system without issues. Even until 2020.
4. Some programs and devices may not work with Windows 8. As Windows 8 RTM born just 2 weeks ago.
5. Microsoft would recommend using Windows 7 because it gets easier than other operating system. As you see now Seven Forums has more than 200,000 members.

Here's what I got when I visit Windows End of Support Information - Windows Help & How-to
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02 Sep 2012   #44
mrhiab

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm playing with Win 8 in a VM...Got a couple different versions for free through school.
Doesn't blow my hair back...but it is fun to watch the kids look for the start button...
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02 Sep 2012   #45
beastmaster

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

No, Windows 7 looks far better and I am happy with it.
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02 Sep 2012   #46
JonathanV

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 32-bit Build 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by beastmaster View Post
No, Windows 7 looks far better and I am happy with it.
Thanks for great feedback. Same here.

If you think Windows 7 was better, then use it until year 2020. Which is the Windows 7 end support date.
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02 Sep 2012   #47
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

1.Windows operating system have some where around 70 to 80 % of the market.
2.Windows Office is around there also.
3. Windows 7 is competing against XP and has won. Microsoft against Microsoft.

A new market has been growing and is predicted to keep growing. Poke a picture and get something crowd. Windows 8 is for this crowd. They don't care what a right click can open and the things they can do with it, ect. Microsoft want to dominate this market also and I don't blame them.

Surely gaining market share of the Poke it crowd doesn't mean they have to abandon the PC every day normal users. Microsoft seams to think so and their fore Windows 8.

Windows 7 SP-2 won't do much because their isn't any money in SP's for Microsoft.

What should Microsoft do?
Build a system for the Poke it crowd; Windows 8. Also build a new operating system for PC users and give people a choice. Windows 9. What does this do? Microsoft can keep or gain market share of what they already have and gain market share with the Poke it crowd. This will have a cost but at least Microsoft isn't competing against Microsoft as they are now; Windows 7, a three year old system against Windows 8. Toys for those that want toys and a operating system for those that want a operating system and will take the time to learn how to use it.
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02 Sep 2012   #48
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
.....What should Microsoft do?......
Toys for those that want toys and a operating system for those that want a operating system and will take the time to learn how to use it.
Right on Bear! Choice! That's all MS had to do and everybody would've been happy.
Toys for the toys and a real OS for the desktops.

Instead, MS turned a deaf ear and gave us Metromess 8.
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03 Sep 2012   #49
gazz9496

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ForestElf View Post
No reason to upgrade to windows 8 at all, it will be the mess Windows ME and Vista were. I shall wait till they fix everythng and then go to Windows 9.......
i doubt windows 9 will be any different, lets not take away some of the good points of windows 8 though beneath the surface of the ui it is an amazing os far better then windows 7 the only fault of windows 8 is the user interface nothing else, touch is not that widely used on desktops and that is where they made the mistake the uptake to touch will be slower still given how few actually like the windows 8 ui as well kind of like a testament to how bad it can be done.

there is plenty of reasons to upgrade to windows 8, increased hdd support up to 396tb (or around there) new dx version will only be supported on win 8(how long till games come out that run better on that?) no more bsod's...yeah thats right they don't exist in windows 8 probably some other crash report system but the old blue screen of death is gone, partly because the os is more stable and has some function or another built in to prevent critical crashes like those.

we want to hate windows 8 for everything yet there is no reason to, skipping the ui debate there really is nothing wrong with windows 8.
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03 Sep 2012   #50
gazz9496

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonathanV View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by beastmaster View Post
No, Windows 7 looks far better and I am happy with it.
Thanks for great feedback. Same here.

If you think Windows 7 was better, then use it until year 2020. Which is the Windows 7 end support date.
i thought they had changed the end support date to 2024 due to the poor reception of windows 8? was in an article in the news i read a while back...might have just been a suggestion though rather than anything else i can't remember now.
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