I currently have a Win 8.0 desktop with a failing 1Tb hard drive.
The computer is not booting up very reliably at all. I have 2 new 1Tb hard drives, one of which I was going to clone my existing Win 8 onto. It now seems that the drive might not be in good enough shape to get through a clone procedure.
Since I really don't like Win 8.0 at all (for various reasons) I am now considering giving up on Win 8 and installing a new Win 7 version onto a new hard drive. Then work at getting the data off the Win 8 drive as time lets me. The data isn't very important and the computer isn't used but once or twice a week, mostly for non-on-line gaming and basic internet use (dial-up).
I was thinking of getting Win 7/64 bit Home Premium or Pro.
The one feature of the Pro Version I am wondering about is it's capability of 'running existing Windows XP Productivity Applications'. I don't think I use any of those applications so does this mean I don't need Pro?
Also, I have a Win 7 notebook that I seldom use but have found that my Win 8 machine seemed to run many of my old XP era shareware/freeware applications better than the Win 7. Is this true or just my imagination?
Any other reasons to stick with Win 8 (or not) would be helpful to me.
My main issue with Win 8 is that it seems to be geared towards always being connected to a high speed internet provider, which I don't have now....and huge on-line only downloads.
Edited by brian2009, 11 May 2015 - 12:53 PM.