Solved Which is better windows 8/ windows 7?

May 10, 2013 at 04:41:07
Specs: Windows XP
I purchased a new computer that's why i need to know that which windows is the best, windows 8/ 7? I heard that windows 8 designed with touch-enabled gadgets in mind.

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#1
May 10, 2013 at 05:50:44
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Windows 8 was designed to work best with touchscreen monitors or touchscreen laptops, consequently if you don't have a touchscreen when using it, it can feel a bit "clunky" with a mouse. Also, many people don't like the idea of having fingermarks all over their screen every time they use it (it certainly would not be something I would want).

The Windows 8 user interface is also entirely different from any previous Windows version so will therefore take some getting used to unless you are completely new to Windows and therefore have no experience of what the earlier versions were like.

However, if you end up not liking Windows 8 at all, you can't just replace it with Windows 7 unless that PC manufacturer supports Windows 7 on your particular model (ie they have Windows 7 drivers available for it on their website).

I have never used Windows 8 but I have researched it extensively, and I'm just glad I had my PC built for me 3 years ago while Windows 7 was still easily available.


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#2
May 10, 2013 at 06:44:44
Before wiping out Win8, try installing the Windows 7 shell.

http://www.classicshell.net/


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#3
May 10, 2013 at 11:10:58
Windows 8 is fast, although that must be in part down to the more modern hardware.

It is possible to live with Windows 8 even if you prefer using the desktop, without any third party programs. I just made desktop shortcuts to icon groups under main headings. In fact I ended up with less desktop icons than I had on previous systems because it forced me into evolving my own method of organization. I'm not bothered at all about the lack of the old Start Menu but I don't happen to use the (as was) Metro screen a great deal - can do if I wish to.

Note that Windows 8 64 bit version is incapable of running old 16 bit programs (32 bit are still OK).

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#4
May 10, 2013 at 13:25:52
"Note that Windows 8 is 64 bit"

You are leading the OP to believe that Windows 8 32-bit doesn't exist, and that's inaccurate. Windows 8 is available in either 32-bit or 64-bit versions, just like Windows 7.


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#5
May 10, 2013 at 13:52:28
phil22

Agreed - have corrected my previous post. Thanks for pointing it out.

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#6
May 12, 2013 at 11:12:33
Window 8 are more responsive and easy on processor and rams, It's more enjoyable if it is installed on a new generation of laptops ( not the touch screen ) as the touch pad mimic the screen operation. I have been using window 8 since the official release early this year and love it, either for normal web browsing, photo and video editing and games. I don't stick any usb mouse anymore on my laptop
- win 8 on Asus a45vd i5 + 2gb nvidia
- 8gb corsair vengance
-500gb hdd

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#7
May 12, 2013 at 12:39:48
I currently dual boot windows 7 and 8...i much prefer 8.I have an Acer laptop with wireless mouse,its easier then the touch pad.Like others have said windows 8 is a lot different and takes time to get used.But all in all windows 8 with the apps is quite enjoyable in my own experience,but some of the die hards wont like the newest version of windows.

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#8
October 31, 2013 at 09:48:33
junedavis

Did you look at the date this thread started? It was May 10 2013 so I doubt the poster will be coming back now - we've not seen him/her since then.

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