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Interface aside, what do I lose by switching from Win 7?

  1. #11


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    I use both daily - Windows 7 at work and 8.1 at home on a desktop - I *much* prefer windows 8.1 - in almost every way. OK, I admit I've had to tame the metro part - but even that sometimes is useful (e.g. the 4OD app).

    From the below link: "Think of Windows 8.1 as Windows 7 with four years of additional development."

    Read more: Windows 8.1 vs Windows 7 - Which is best for you? | IT PRO

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  2. #12


    Posts : 25
    Win 8 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    I find everything I had in Windows 7 is also in Windows 8. I use the Pro X64 version for both. It's been rock solid for me with not a single BSOD. I prefer it over Windows 7 but then I don't use the Metro interface at all. True I have a nice computer (see Specs) that came with Windows 8 but I don't see the point of downgrading to Windows 7 when Windows 8 can be made to run as well or better.

    I've installed Stardock's Start8 to get the Start menu back (also used Classic shell on other Win 8 computers I've worked on), I use Quick Launch as I did in XP and Windows 7, I've installed 8GadgetPack so I have the Windows 7 gadgets. I boot directly to the desktop, never see the Metro start screen. All hot corners are disabled. I've also completely disabled UAC so I can't use any of the Metro stuff even if I wanted to

    Why do I bother to run Windows 8 you might ask? I like it's reliability and performance and it's what came with the computer when I bought it.

    That's my $.02 worth
    Couldn't have said it better. I liked Windows 7 and still do but Windows 8.1 is a rock solid and fast. I also use Start8 and I've recommended to a few folks that complained to me about the Metro interface. Start8 made them all happy.
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