Skip to comments.RIP, Windows XP. Dell Inspiron 7000, Anyone?
Posted on 04/11/2014 9:31:26 PM PDT by This Just In
Good evening, Freepers...
Our PC ran on Win XP, and although we continue to use our Dell, I'm in the market for yet another laptop to replace this XP.
There's one particular laptop that's caught my eye today. The Dell Inspiron 17 7000 looks like a decent buy. Would any of you happen to own this model? If so, would you care to share your advice/suggestions? If any of you have some information that would be helpful, I'd appreciate it.
Thank you for your time and assistance.
Have you used Windows 8 before?
I call it Windows h8t. Yes, I’ve used it. I would rather buy a MacBookPro for various reasons. And one of those reasons is to avoid that OS. Unfortunately I have yet to find the elusive money tree, and so I’ll have to deal with Win h8t. I plan to wipe everything including the bloat, and install Win. 7.
Very nice! I have the XPS 8700 Dell that came with Windows 8(I now have Windows 8.1) if your not a fan of the stupid tiles you can install Startisback and it brings a start button to the desktop mode and you can program it so that it will always boot up to desktop, that way it will feel the same as windows 7, you wont notice the difference at all.
Price is pretty steep so I would check out sites to see if there are any good coupons available to save a little dough
Thanks, Sarah Barracuda. I’ll check into that.
Not to take away form the original reason for the thread, however:
I’m thinking of updating from windows 7 to windows 8 ... what surprises should I expect? And how much will it cost me? Is it worth it?
Yeah it will make it so that you won’t have to see the annoying tiles(Unless you want to, by clicking the windows button the keyboard) also..not sure if you will have any issue but if your laptop will have bluetooth..I had an issue that my desktop bluetooth was NOT compatible with the windows 8 update..it made it so that the PC would take forever to shut down, took 20 dell reps to finally figure out the problem, had to roll back the update to 2012 so that I wouldnt have anymore issues so be aware of that
For good deals(like coupons and stuff) check out slickdeals.net or just search the web..if you have Dell advantage you get another 5 percent off
Win 7 is pretty good.
If I had no options for alternatives to Win 8x, I’d install Linux in a heartbeat.
Allow me to enlighten you. Please watch this tutorial:
The above video about sums it up.
No, but I’ve looked at it and it doesn’t generate warm & fuzzy feelings.
I am in the same boat as the poster. I have two Dell XP desktops networked for me and the wife. We obviously need to upgrade.
I’m thinking about going Apple since we have to learn an operating system anyway with W8 or OS. I use an Iphone so it seems logical I go all Apple.
Problem is price and configurations. I need a desktop with a 4 & 1 printer which I’ll need to upgrade also. I’m thinking about a IMac with a 27” screen with an Apple notebook of some type.
I’d like some input as if that would work for two people who use their machines daily for personal and hobby bidness. I’ve never needed a laptop so I have no experience with them. Thanks in advance for your response.
I’d prefer Linux as well.
MSFT is now in the process of trying to make Win 8 look like Win 7. What does that tell you?
Dell, Lenovo (my personal fav), et al have backed away from Win 8. Some of them are offering Win 7 on new machines. Reason? Win 8 is so radically different from Win 7 that their tech support departments have been totally overwhelmed with folks wanting to know how to use Win 8. Most popular questions: “Where’s the Start button?” and “Where’s the Shutdown button?”
Both can be had by installing Classic Shell. http://www.classicshell.net/
I’m looking at http://linuxmint.com/
I made the bootable DVD and tried it, looks good running from the DVD.
Thinking I’ll install it to dual boot with XP to try it further. The manual is decent and it comes with an open source “Office Suite”.
Other “Most Popular Questions:”
Where did my cursor go?
Why did the screen go black while I was watching a movie?
What the !*#@! happened to my page?!
How the !%*&! did I end up here?!
FWIW get the speed and memory you need for the price.
Any computer you buy now is automatically feeding data to YOUR government.
Or some other government.
Like there is a difference.
Every time you go online.
>>> Im thinking of updating from windows 7 to windows 8
There is no need. W7 is good operating system.
I only had to watch 10 min. and my question was answered ... thanks.
I installed mint with cinnamon on my FIL’s old XP machine. It runs nice. I never did get it to work with the printer but he never prints any way.
Pardon me, but do you mean to say that the speed and memory doesn’t matter, or it does.....as it relates to data feed?
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