First, I presume that $95 HP is used or refurbished, so I can't really advise. One would have to know the technical specs, for a starter, then you'd need to decide whether you trust the person you're buying it from as far as accurately representing its condition.
Second, there is nothing wrong with staying with Windows 7 on older hardware where it's running just fine. Given the age of the hardware under discussion here a decision to stay with Windows 7 would be entirely rational. It's not likely to live past the end of support date for Windows 7, and even if it does, buy a replacement then.
Third, with the advent of GWX Control Panel it is not all that difficult at all to keep any of the updates for GWX off your machine and/or to remove those that are there. The gentleman who created it has been doing a good job of keeping up with the latest GWX install updates and adding them to the protection it provides. Also, since I have a machines with GWX on them, the hoopla about the infrequent, and they are infrequent, pop ups asking if you want to upgrade are about as overblown as anything I've ever seen. If I have to dismiss one of these once every week to two weeks that's the most they've appeared. Two seconds, tops.
Edited by britechguy, 24 December 2015 - 06:49 PM.
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