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Vexxum

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At present i am using windows 7.really nice os. Now someone told me that windows 8.1 is much faster than 7.So should I buy windows 8?and is there any way to get start menu like in Windows 7.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Samsung N/B SERIES 3 350V4X-SOCTH
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon HD 7670M 1gb
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    Mobile
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    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium

lehnerus2000

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 18.3 MATE (64 bit)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    n/a
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II x6 1055T, 2.8 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASRock 880GMH-LE/USB3
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1333 G-Skill Ares F3-1333C9D-8GAO (4GB x 2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD6450
    Sound Card
    Realtek?
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    Samsung S23B350
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    1920x1080
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    Western Digital 1.5 TB (SATA), Western Digital 2 TB (SATA), Western Digital 3 TB (SATA)
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    Linux Mint 16 MATE (64 bit) replaced with Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit) - 2014-05-17
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    Monitor Upgraded - 2012-04-20
    System Upgraded - 2011-05-21, 2010-07-14
    HDD Upgraded - 2010-08-11, 2011-08-24,

Brink

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mvp
Hello Vexxum, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Windows 9 may be worth waiting for if it'll be towards late next year before you upgrade.

If you like, you can download a free 90-day trial of Windows 8.1 Enterprise at the Microsoft link below that you can install and play with to see how you like it.

Download Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    Internet Explorer 11
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    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
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    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

popeye

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I was going to put off 8 as long as possible then had to buy a new laptop. It came with 8 and freaked me out. Was ready to wipe it and install 7 but then discovered Classic Shell and other tweaks which brought 8 back to 7 experience. Of course I then upgraded to 8.1.

It is faster I believe when it comes to boot and performance. Very, very few crashes, lockups, etc. I would probably not go back to 7 although I have the disc sitting on the shelf above me as I write this.

Maybe no reason to shell out the cash for an upgrade. It came with my computer.

Oh yea, I also jumped on the $15 upgrade offer way back when and low and behold the key upgraded me to Pro instead of standard. What a deal. I didn't even have 8 installed at the time.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer V3 771G-6443
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer VA70_HC (U3E1)
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 (800 MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD4000 + GeForce GT 730M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Generic PnP Display on Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250 GB
    ADATA SSD SP900 128GB
    PSU
    90 watt brick
    Mouse
    Bluetooth
    Antivirus
    Comodo
    Other Info
    Asus RT-AC56R dual-band WRT router (Merlin firmware). Intel 7260.HMWWB.R dual-band ac wireless adapter.

xpclient

Classic Shell tester
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Btw, you can run Classic Shell on Windows 7 too. It's better than the Windows 7 Start Menu as well.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows
    Other Info
    I do the testing and give feedback on User Experience and ideas for Classic Shell.

Edwin

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As suggested in previous posts, you could try an evaluation version of Windows 8.1, learn the basics and if you like it, make your decision from there.
If your system meets or exceeds the requirements to run Windows 8/8.1, I suggest dual booting the two operating systems as you may not experience the true speed of Windows 8/8.1 in a VM.
(The Start Menu replacement would be a personal choice.)

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2344-dual-boot-installation-windows-8-windows-7-vista.html

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion

Vexxum

New Member
Thank you all for replying

I will just install and then most probably buy windows 8.1
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Samsung N/B SERIES 3 350V4X-SOCTH
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon HD 7670M 1gb
    Browser
    Mobile
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium

lehnerus2000

Power User
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Make sure you create a back up of your existing setup (in case of disaster). :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 18.3 MATE (64 bit)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    n/a
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II x6 1055T, 2.8 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASRock 880GMH-LE/USB3
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1333 G-Skill Ares F3-1333C9D-8GAO (4GB x 2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD6450
    Sound Card
    Realtek?
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S23B350
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital 1.5 TB (SATA), Western Digital 2 TB (SATA), Western Digital 3 TB (SATA)
    Case
    Tower
    Mouse
    Wired Optical
    Other Info
    Linux Mint 16 MATE (64 bit) replaced with Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit) - 2014-05-17
    Linux Mint 14 MATE (64 bit) replaced with Linux Mint 16 MATE (64 bit) - 2013-11-13
    Ubuntu 10.04 (64 bit) replaced with Linux Mint 14 MATE (64 bit) - 2013-01-14
    RAM & Graphics Card Upgraded - 2013-01-13
    Monitor Upgraded - 2012-04-20
    System Upgraded - 2011-05-21, 2010-07-14
    HDD Upgraded - 2010-08-11, 2011-08-24,
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