Skip to comments.Need new Laptop should I stay with with Windows 7? (avoid Win 8)
Posted on 09/10/2013 7:24:03 AM PDT by Don@VB
I have seen several laptop models I like but they have Windows 8 installed. I need to stay with a Windows OS, but having read poor reviews, it appears Win 8 may become the next Vista. Is it that bad? I like Win 7 but it limits my selection. As always, any suggestions/input appreciated.
I bought a new PC and I HATE the new version of IE
I’ve heard it’s actually quite good; it was only the initial interface was disliked by laptop users, and they are fixing that in 8.1 for free.
Why on earth would you use IE anyway?
stick with 7, our receptionist cried one time because it 8 was a mess. Back in December, the pc makers had 7 offered still on their sites but if you go to the retailers like Best Buy etc, every one of these clowns push W8 and ignore 7.
I remember buying Win2k but waiting over a year to install it. When I did, it turned out my video card was incompatible. However, it also turned out that it was on update version 2 which corrected that. I installed it and the update and used it for over a decade in that computer.
When building my own computers, I never buy the newest operating system. When buying a computer off the shelf, that stuff has been handled.
Mr. GG2 just bought a new laptop and he hates Windows 8.
ahahah - that was MY first reaction -
I quit using IE years ago. Made the switch to Mozilla’s Firefox and have never looked back.
Win 8 made the laptop I bought in Dec a brick.
In June after trying to get functionality out of Win 8 for 6 months without much success, I bought my first Apple product, an IPad. Microsoft made me an Apple customer.
Without a doubt go with Win 7.
avoid it like the plague
I just recall that it wasn’t well received on its roll out. I got burned with Vista and hope to avoid a similar situation.
I have Windows 8 on my wife’s tablet and a laptop. Realize that the Windows 7 desktop is in Windows 8. The only real difference is the start menu being changed to that tile page. They have some very good apps, so it’s not bad, just different. Since Win 8 set up to have relatively uniform functionality across platforms (most of which are touch screen), getting use to one, two, and three finger operations on a laptop finger pad took some getting used to, but now that I know the gestures, it’s actually quite nice.
Win 8.1 is supposed to be released in October. It is supposed to be more like Win7.
I have read that upgrading from 8 to 8.1 is not a smooth process.
Some companies are offering laptops with both Win7 and Win8.
I just started with Win7 last year. I still prefer XP, but it is old technology. Win7 handles much more memory, etc. Web pages got slower and slower to load on the XP because of all the graphics. I am okay with Win7 now, but it still has some ‘features’ that drive me up the wall.
Get the W8 version and try it!
If you don’t like it (you won’t) you can PAY EXTRA to get an ‘upgrade’ that will allow you to PAY EXTRA to purchase a copy of Windows 7
I’m not familiar with Windows 8, but I just installed 64-bit Windows 7 on my desktop, which had been running XP, and I’m quite impressed by the increase in speed and responsiveness.
Yeah, not sure I need to replace the PC... Sorry I did now
We just bought a new Acer Laptop with Windows 7
and are very happy with it. Got it 2 days with standard shipping. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
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