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Windows 8 is a one way street for consumer PC users

  1. #11


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    Win 8.1 pro / win 8.1


    I plan on purchasing the surface pro, if I'm not able to downgrade it, I'm willing to spend the extra money for windows 7.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by revmike View Post
    I plan on purchasing the surface pro, if I'm not able to downgrade it, I'm willing to spend the extra money for windows 7.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    For the price of a new Windows 8 PC, I'd rather just learn the new UI versus paying more out of pocket for Windows 7. As good as 7 is, it's not great like 8!

    If I encounter people that come to me saying that they are confused about Windows 8 after buying a new PC (after the holidays I expect) knowing what I know about Windows 8, I'd rather just de-confuse them versus having them pay for Windows 7 or have to install Classic Shell and just blow over the Start Screen and not helping them to learn it.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by revmike View Post
    I plan on purchasing the surface pro, if I'm not able to downgrade it, I'm willing to spend the extra money for windows 7.
    I'm not sure I understand the reasoning behind this post
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  5. #15


    Posts : 228
    Black Label 7x64


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by revmike View Post
    I plan on purchasing the surface pro, if I'm not able to downgrade it, I'm willing to spend the extra money for windows 7.
    I'm not sure I understand the reasoning behind this post
    Nor I. How does one do even do that?
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  6. #16


    In that case I would have bought it when the computers were still windows 7 based. It doesn't even make sense if you are getting a computer installed with windows 8 and there is no dvd or cd for windows 7 of course they wouldn't help you. They are not obligated to help you, even if they should. I personally would go with the windows 8 if I already bought it. Why go out of your way to pay for the expensive windows 7. It's even more pointless if they are buying a touch screen computer as windows 8 would work better still not ideal when working with touch on the desktop but it's definitely a step up from windows 7, at least touch-wise.
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  7. #17


    Whats all this fuss about. If you are supplied with a certain OS why on earth is it "news" that the supplier wont give support for something else, something that it hasn't supplied.
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  8. #18


    How is this different from Apple?
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  9. #19


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Apple !, yes I think you are right, when peoples purchase an Apple or an HP, they are looking for a one package solution, Hardware and OS. .honestly if you are a little bit teksavvy, you will not purchase an HP, the upgrade path is too limited.
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  10. #20


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    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    It's news because in the past some OEM manufacturers did offer downgrade rights to a previous OS. Now they won't.
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