Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


HP brings back Windows 7 'by popular demand'...,

  1. #51


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    Indeed, there are many (consumer) HP's I would not touch even with a long stick (have seen Pavilions turned into scrap > GPU failure), but they also offer some of the best laptops available, example the Probook & Elitebook range. Got a few of them here, great machinery, year after year.

    From sevenforums: Microsoft retracts Windows 7 PC end-of-sales deadline - Computerworld
    MS slowly starting to move out of the fog?
    It's funny. I have an older HP desktop that is super and works like a truck day in, day out. But my HP laptop is nothing but trouble. Now it won't even load the BIOS.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #52


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    HP went through a rather difficult period and Meg was brought in to try and turn it around. It won't be easy and I am not sure cutting is the way to do it.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #53


    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    I bought a 17" hp laptop last year. Seems to work ok, although I hardly actually use it.
    Mostly it's my summertime juke box, with 95gb of music plugged into my z-2200 on my deck....
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #54


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    This is an interesting chart of 7 and 8.1 availability on the market.

    Click image for larger version
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #55


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    This is an interesting chart of 7 and 8.1 availability on the market.

    Click image for larger version
    That's surprising, I'd figure Dell would be ahead in that respect...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #56


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    Indeed, there are many (consumer) HP's I would not touch even with a long stick (have seen Pavilions turned into scrap > GPU failure), but they also offer some of the best laptops available, example the Probook & Elitebook range. Got a few of them here, great machinery, year after year.

    From sevenforums: Microsoft retracts Windows 7 PC end-of-sales deadline - Computerworld
    MS slowly starting to move out of the fog?
    I personally have scrap parts from an old Pavilion DV-4 laptop and parts lying around for an HP AIO touch PC that came with Windows 7. The laptop's GPU crapped out and of course wasn't a dedicated card, the AIO's touch LCD panel overheated and died, which is shocking to me as I've never heard of that one happening. There was also an HP netbook I recycled since it had a dead LCD panel and dead GPU.

    As for the Pro and Elitebooks, I'll go around elsewhere for a business class laptop from Lenovo or even better yet, just any typical ASUS laptop. I don't like how HP as of recent years have been styling literally all their PCs like macs and even name a lineup of laptops oddly similar to, macbook. Ugh. If I wanted something that looked like a mac and named similarly to a mac, I'll buy a mac but hell will have to freeze over the devil himself better build me a condominium before that happens.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #57


    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64

    HP Playing Both Ends Against The Middle with 7 & 8


    Received an email today from HP Direct and most of their desktops and all-in-one's are back to Windows 8 or 8.1. Guess they are trying to please everyone or just trying anything to sell hardware.


    Search for-ready to ship | HP® Official Store
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst ... 456
HP brings back Windows 7 'by popular demand'...,
Related Threads
Source...
Survey Suggest Huge Pent Up Demand for Windows 8 Tablets | Maximum PC Bill can finally relax.
LifeHacker: http://lifehacker.com/5977140/winaeroglass-brings-aero-glass-back-to-windows-8 Download: WinAero: WinaeroGlass - Aero glass is back into your Windows 8
Read more at: Weak Windows 8 Demand Saps PC Sales, Fujitsu President Says - Bloomberg
If no one has ever noticed, Windows 7 was really the first Windows OS to be touch centric. It brought in more touch gestures than ever before, the Taskbar size was increased so touch users could easily launch items in the Taskbar and switch between items easily, even the window controls are larger...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook