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Are you satisfied with windows 7


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#1 JoeWatson

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:42 PM

I currently use Windows XP Pro but am considering changing over to Windows 7 or 8. Could you tell me whether you're happy with Windows 7 plus the pros and cons when compared to windows 8. This woulsd help me to make a decision as to which I should go for. Many thanks.



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:54 PM

Hi joe,

 

Well, I'll start off with my opinion (as my user name implies) but I am sure you will receive many other contrarian opinions, so here goes:

 

I absolutely prefer winodws 8 over Windows 7; period! However, it does have a moderate leaning curve that one must get past to enjoy the benefits thereof. Anyway, I am not an apps guy so my first encounter with the new start screen was a disaster. In fact, I hated it! However, once I found a way to boot directly to the desktop via Classic Shell, I was very much impressed with the OS in general. I found it to be faster in all areas over win 7; period. And, the fast startup option (which for me replaced the Win 7 ready boost option) works fantastically under the right installation circumstances. Now, based on my experience (and configuration only), I am able to cold boot from power on to the desktop in about 7 seconds. Never had it that good under Win 7. Again, just "myopinion" as my user name implies. Good luck with your own decision.



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 07:16 AM

Well...I just wonder...what the alternative is if I'm not "satisfied" with either Win 7 or Win 8 :).

 

And...I've never thought of any O/S as being worthy of the claim that I am "satisfied" or "dissatisfied" with it...since an O/S is much more intricate than any understanding I might have or any use I might make of it.

 

They are just tools...and user preference for one tool over another...isn't important, IMO...as long as the end result desired is attained by using that tool.

 

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 10:54 AM

I agree with Louis. Try not to overthink the choice too much. When I bought my new PC last year via eBay, I didn't care much what operating system was on it. I concentrated on price and other things and I ended up with Windows 7. I have had no problems with it but I have not used Windows 8 so I have no comment about it.






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