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As W8 gets nearer will new W7 PC's be offered a free W8 upgrade ?

  1. #11


    Posts : 2
    windows 7


    I just hope they don't make everything W8, I have tried it and don't like it ill stick with W7

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  2. #12


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 691
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    Me too. Windows 7 is good until 2020.

    Support end date for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 are as follows (date in US format: mm/dd/yyyy):


    Windows XP 4/8/2014

    Windows Vista 4/11/2017

    Windows 7 1/14/2020
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  3. #13


    Posts : 562
    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    You probably think I'm mad saying this, but having tried W8 and finding that W7 while good lacks certain options, I would seriously consider buying a copy of Vista Ultimate which is available new/unopened for quite reasonable money. I honestly prefer working with it more than W7.

    As the time to think about a new PC nears I'll wait and see how the W8 RC turns out before making a rash decision
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  4. #14


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 691
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    You're not mad at all, Vista is still my favourite OS.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 562
    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    You're not mad at all, Vista is still my favourite OS.
    That puts us in the minority for sure... pleased to hear of someone who likes Vista though. I get tired of all the Vista bashing from folk who have never used it.

    This is going off topic (sorry), but I thought today that if we had been living with W8 for a few years and then along came Vista then what would we make of it. Would it have the "Wow Factor" that W8 seems to lack so much. I think it would.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 1,851
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    I had Vista on my spec machine when it first came out. I hadn't had any problems at all with it, but it was sluggish.

    Win 7/8 light years faster and more responsive.

    I think I tried Vista SP2 for a little bit and that too didn't have any problems. It was also faster than Vista RTM.

    All in all, it's a good OS, especially if you have more modern hardware than I do.
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