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Windows 8 is a one way street for consumer PC users

  1. #21


    Posts : 1,339
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    The next computer I buy won't be for a few years, since the one I have is only 2 years old and I usually upgrade every 5 years, so by then Windows 9, or whatever they name it, will probably be out and hopefully Microsoft combines the best aspects of Windows 7 and 8 to make an OS for desktops that totally rocks.

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  2. #22


    Posts : 30
    Win 8.1 pro / win 8.1


    I don't understand the confusion. I want the surface pro, but not windows 8, it's just as simple as that.
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  3. #23


    Posts : 162
    Windows 8 Pro


    buy the surface Pro and install Windows 7. the touch part might work as well as Windows 8.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by jbfoster View Post
    buy the surface Pro and install Windows 7. the touch part might work as well as Windows 8.

    JBfoster, what chipset the Surface Pro will use , did Intel design a new one for it? , What sound chips, what camera model and manufacturer , ? What touchscreen manufacturer and model ?

    How on Earth can you say it will work with Windows 7, you have no idea if drivers are available for Windows 7

    to the oP ,, don't listen stuff from non reliable source, wait a little bit, i'm sure someone will try and report it on the web
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  5. #25


    Posts : 162
    Windows 8 Pro


    Oops I missed the word not. I meant to say Windows 7 won't work as well as Windows 8.

    Its my under standing that Windows 7 does have a limited support for touch. That's why I said what I said.
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  6. #26


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post

    JBfoster, what chipset the Surface Pro will use , did Intel design a new one for it? , What sound chips, what camera model and manufacturer , ? What touchscreen manufacturer and model ?
    I went online to the MS Store and they have some new Tablets on pre-order that run Windows 8 (Not RT) and are using the Intel Atom Z2760 1.80 GHz which is Intel's new Clover Trail chip. This may be where the Surface is going also.

    Tablets and Convertibles - Microsoft Store Online

    Jim
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  7. #27


    127.0.0.1
    Posts : 144
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Yeeeahhh.... one more reason to go with a company like iBuyPower that gives you an option of not installing an OS or just build it yourself.
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  8. #28


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10

    HP clarifies Windows 8 consumer PC downgrade and warranty


    HP isn't supporting consumer PCs downgrades from Windows 8 to Windows 7. However, the company has clarified that, if you do change operating systems anyway, your consumer Windows 8 PCs will still be under warranty .

    It's been a confusing few days in HP laptop and desktop land. For a brief time, it appeared that HP would support Windows 8 consumer PCs downgrading to Windows 7. Microsoft would not have been amused! Microsoft's official licensing policy restricts Windows 8 downgrades to Windows 8 Pro users.

    After I spoke several times with HP, we now know what's what with HP's Windows 8 consumer PCs. HP told me, "HP has updated this post, providing additional information that should clarify this topic for HP customers" and the official HP Windows 8 to Windows 7 downgrade answer is:


    Read more at source:
    HP clarifies Windows 8 consumer PC downgrade and warranties | ZDNet
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  9. #29


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Windows 8 View Post
    Yeeeahhh.... one more reason to go with a company like iBuyPower that gives you an option of not installing an OS or just build it yourself.
    for me the best option is to purchase the parts I need to build the best PC, no Manufacturers PCs come close in performance to the PCs I builds
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