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Win 7 or Win 8??

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Yas786, May 23, 2013.

  1. Yas786


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 43,860

    Location: In limbo....

    Just a quick question that im hoping someone can answer but which is the better version...im speccing a laptop for myself and i have the choice of win7 ultimate 64 bit and win 8 64bit.

    Which one is better and why, for the record i do use Win7 at my office and i kinda like it...much better than the vista ultimate i have on my laptop at home.

  2. CaptainCrash

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 17, 2008

    Posts: 1,682

    Oh god, here we go again.
  3. Space Monkey


    Joined: Nov 8, 2007

    Posts: 6,423

    Location: Outer Space

    I've had both on 2 similar spec'd laptops and Win 8 does run faster (start up, shutdown & general usuage) so I'm on win 8 at the moment, and won't be going back, as much as I liked Win 7 too :)

    Lots of threads on here about the pros and cons of Win 8 :)

    (also Win 8.1 is due soon with some more improvements hopefully)
  4. KIA

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 14, 2004

    Posts: 13,481

    Win8. You can always install Start8, StartIsBack, etc, if you dislike the touch stuff.
  5. Elevon


    Joined: Sep 22, 2006

    Posts: 2,828

    Having had both on my Samsung Laptop I would say Win8 for sure, main reasons being longer battery life with Win8 and better security plus free upgrade to Win8.1(Windows Blue) latter this year.
  6. pryere


    Joined: Feb 27, 2012

    Posts: 528

    Location: The Big Smoke

    Win 7, all day long.
  7. LOAM


    Joined: Oct 20, 2004

    Posts: 9,852

    Location: Nottingham

    2 week ago I would have said win7 but having now used win8+start8 I'm now firmly in the 8 camp. It's blisteringly fast and I even love the metro screen.
  8. kyle1970


    Joined: May 24, 2012

    Posts: 161

    hell yeah
  9. Sin_Chase


    Joined: Jan 13, 2004

    Posts: 19,693

    8, no contest.

    Absolutely ZERO reason to go with Windows 7.
  10. eugenerudenko


    Joined: May 21, 2013

    Posts: 27

    If I'm not mistaken, Start button will be back in Win Blue (8.1)
  11. Glaucus

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Mar 11, 2004

    Posts: 75,025

    Not really, it's a button to start screen.
    People seem to confused about hot corners. I just hope you can disable it. I like the hit corners with our a visual button.

    And if you have to buy a new os you would be pretty mad not to go win 8, give it a go for a few weeks, see if you can adjust if not startisback.
  12. theheyes


    Joined: Jan 17, 2007

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    Location: Manchester

    The rational option is to go with Windows 8.

    There would have to be a good reason why you would choose an older operating system over a newer one.

    The lack of a Start menu out of the box is not a good reason.
  13. Larrs888


    Joined: Apr 15, 2010

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    Location: Cheshire

    I was very anti-win 8 until I decided to upgrade due to wanting an SSD and decided the mega fast boot times would be worth a punt. To be honest I love it, its faster more nippy OS, especially with the better SSD support. Some of my games actually run better, whilst I hate metro apps, the all apps screen is nice as long as you keep it tidy.

    I spend little time in metro, I just pin my icons so its nice to have all my shortcuts on click away and a clean desktop as a result. The under the hood changes are awesome. Adamantly MS could have made it more user friendly to the uninitiated when using a keyboard/mouse.
  14. RSRAVI


    Joined: Dec 1, 2008

    Posts: 135

    windows 8 all the way
  15. braveheart

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    Joined: Jan 3, 2007

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    W7 still the winner... im stay stick in 7 as no point to upgrade to 8... dont like look at 8.. so boring
  16. Bry

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    Joined: Jul 24, 2005

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    8 is windows 7 on steroids with metro stuff, since there are plenty of ways to disable metro interface (if you don't like it) there is no reason not to go with windows 8.
  17. markweatherill


    Joined: Jun 16, 2009

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    Location: Bucks

    Windows 8 Professional.
  18. Elevon


    Joined: Sep 22, 2006

    Posts: 2,828

    I don't see how,if anything WIn7 is boring since same UI virtually since WIn95 ,so much for new ideas oh wait that's where Win8 comes in ie improved in several areas(some I already mentioned),at least we get a free upgrade to WIn8 .1 :D .

    Btw is speccing for a new laptop so makes sense IMHO to go with latest OS for obvious reasons.
    Last edited: May 28, 2013
  19. Halfmad


    Joined: Jul 14, 2003

    Posts: 12,810

    Windows 8

    Only takes a second to press windows+D and you can always get 8.1 later this year. I'm not Windows 8 fan by any means, but there are some nice touches to it, which is why I see no reason to put Windows 7 back on.

    Heck if you feel adventurous you even even setup the metro stuff, I did. Not really looked at it for about 3 months though.
  20. Dicehunter


    Joined: Feb 19, 2007

    Posts: 9,806

    Location: Rothwell, Kettering

    I'd go with 7 as it's not just the metro but I love custom themes and so few are compatible with 8 and the ones that are just look meh :o

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