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Windows 7: Which one is the best Windows OS for Laptop?

13 Feb 2014   #11

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

I was thinking 2 gig's of ram is on the minimum requirements for win-7 so it a coin toss there but ram is fairly easy to add,
I'll yield to the experts but that was my take on your question,

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13 Feb 2014   #12

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Win 10 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by basitr846 View Post
And after all, Windows 8.1 is made for touch screen devices only. So I would go for Windows 7 unless I use a touch panel or something like that on my computer. Am I right?
It's not for touch screens only, it works just fine without one.

The new GUI has soured some people because it is different, there are endless debates about Windows 8.1 vs. 7 so to actually know for sure, you would really have to try it yourself.

Here are a couple of useful links,

Download Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor from Official Microsoft Download Center

Upgrade Assistant: FAQ - Microsoft Windows Help
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13 Feb 2014   #13
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Your system is borderline - really absolute minimum for 7 or 8.1. There may be a problem with the aero because of your weak graphics chip. Best is to check with the upgrade advisor.

Download Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor from Official Microsoft Download Center

If that checks out for 7, you'll be OK with 8.1 too. But you may want to consider getting a modern PC.

Since you are an XP user, you may actually like 8.1 better than 7 - once you got the hang of it. We, the Windows 7 crowd, are more difficult to convince because Windows 7 is such a superb system.
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13 Feb 2014   #14

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)

As a recent graduate from XP to Win7, I prefer Win7 with ClassicShell to give me an XP look alike.

Screen size on your Dell/laptop should be considered because post WinXP OS UI is a lot bigger and spread out.
Even Win8 Lego-blocks will not fit on my Dell screen, a pest when using a mouse.
I am in the process of downgrading Win8 to Win7 >> and then ClassicShell to give me more workspace .
Win7 also comes standard with "Start" menu, minimalist space user.
But I believe Win8.1 now includes a Start menu option ?

In my humble opinion Win7 is the pick for non-touch laptops.

If you plan on installing Office 2007/2010 .. the new "Ribbon" in Office uses 22% of my 23inch monitor screen
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13 Feb 2014   #15

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Windows 7......without a doubt
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