|It is crazy that Windows 8 is still being sold on non touchscreen devices and the fact that most users who have got it to work are having to use 3rd party software in order to do so or use archaic key combinations that go back to the dawn of Windows. If it was any other industry/company it would be deemed as being sold as 'unfit for purpose' and all non touchscreen devices should be removed from the shelves.|
I have honestly tried to like Windows 8 - I have it on a touchscreen laptop - but I just cannot find any advantages that it has beyond my Win7 machine and I invariably end up going back to that.
Oh, and back to the OP's original question. If you decide to get a touchscreen make sure it is Windows 8 certified - older touchscreens are not, mainly because many had bezels around the edge that did not allow for easy swiping that Win8 demands or did not support the multi-gestures. If you decide to go back to Windows 7 you need to make sure that the appropriate drivers are available for your system and you will need to buy a copy of Win7 of course, and these are becoming more scarce so don't be tempted by those from dubious sources.
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