06-07-2014 09:57 PM
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  1. Cryio's Avatar
    I just love Windows 8.1. If you use 8.1 for some time and the switch back to W7, the difference in smoothness hits you like a brick. It's like the difference from Icecream Sandwich to Jellybean.

    For me at least, it feels way too slow. Also, on 8.1, I love the visual volume slider, the new Task Manager, the flatter interface, the ModernUI calendar, the boot/shutdown/sleep loading times and I just love IE11 on 8.1 (which is faster than IE11 on W7)
    Guytronic and Editguy1900 like this.
    03-02-2014 04:29 PM
  2. sumton's Avatar
    i immediately upgraded to windows 8 when they released it and i have no intention to go back to windows 7
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    03-02-2014 04:31 PM
  3. snowmutt's Avatar
    I still use Windows 7.

    Yep. I am "That Guy".
    Guytronic and fatclue_98 like this.
    03-04-2014 03:58 AM
  4. Ian168's Avatar
    Still on windows 7. Why pay to update when it still run nice and fine? Tried Wins 8 once then bye bye it soon later
    03-04-2014 04:04 AM
  5. Guytronic's Avatar
    I still use 7.
    Too lazy and cheap to buy it for the 2 PC's I flop in front of.
    The wife has it on her notebook ... she had it down almost immediately.
    snowmutt likes this.
    03-04-2014 04:41 AM
  6. AdamInTx's Avatar
    Yes, My computer at work is Win 7 and my Desktop at home is Win 7. My laptop is Win 8 and I don't like it. I gave it several months and then after still not liking it downloaded a few programs to make it look and feel like Win 7. With that it's tolerable but still not that great. Thankfully my laptop was originally Win 7 and I just recently found the install disks so once I get everything of value backed up off the computer I can delete 8 and go back to 7. I think 8 would be fine for touchscreen devices but I just don't like it for a desktop/laptop. Hopefully 9, or whatever they call the next version, is designed in such a way that we as the user have a little more control in how it looks/works. I believe MS has enough smart people to create a single OS that can work on both a tablet and a desktop without forcing all the tablet type stuff on us non-tablet, non-touchscreen, non-swiping users. The real question is will they do that or continue their "we know what you want better than you do" attitude.
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    03-04-2014 01:59 PM
  7. Genghis7777's Avatar
    Good thing about Windows is that you can mix and match operating systems, each version has a long product life that remains usable many years after official support ends. We use XP, Vista, 7 and 8 on a mix of laptops, desktops and tablets. Upgrade only when you have to. We only do it when a machine kicks the bucket or we need an app. Only shifted to XP when we decided to support docx files for work. MS customers are utilitarian, cost effectiveness and functions rank highest when evaluating our technology purchase decisions.

    Sent from my Lumia 520 using Tapatalk
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    03-04-2014 06:58 PM
  8. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I still use Windows 7.

    Yep. I am "That Guy".
    You mean "that other guy".
    03-05-2014 08:13 AM
  9. deejohdumb's Avatar
    I have 8.1 on my laptop, surface pro, and desktop, and a wp8. My wife has 7 on her desktop and converted her to windows phone. I use 7 at work. I find when I use 7 I always move my mouse to the corners to switch apps or for the charm bar. I am a creature of habit.
    03-05-2014 08:49 AM
  10. berty6294's Avatar
    I have 8.1 on my laptop, surface pro, and desktop, and a wp8. My wife has 7 on her desktop and converted her to windows phone. I use 7 at work. I find when I use 7 I always move my mouse to the corners to switch apps or for the charm bar. I am a creature of habit.
    Its okay, my non-touchscreen monitors have finger prints all over them....
    03-05-2014 10:45 AM
  11. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Its okay, my non-touchscreen monitors have finger prints all over them....
    As long as it's just fingerprints.
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    03-05-2014 11:00 AM
  12. berty6294's Avatar
    As long as it's just fingerprints.
    I can't do that sitting up, I prefer laying in bed with my surface. You already know too much about me. Lol
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    03-05-2014 11:08 AM
  13. anony_mouse's Avatar
    I was recently updated from XP to Windows 7. To be honest, I was a bit disappointed - it's ugly and not much faster. It also freezes for 5-20 seconds several times per day, and wifi also drops out regularly. I use Windows 8 from time to time and have no intention of updating to it in the foreseeable future.
    03-05-2014 11:17 AM
  14. radmanvr's Avatar
    Still using win7 but gonna buy 2 license for win 8 soon™
    03-05-2014 11:46 AM
  15. Cormango's Avatar
    I was recently updated from XP to Windows 7. To be honest, I was a bit disappointed - it's ugly and not much faster. It also freezes for 5-20 seconds several times per day, and wifi also drops out regularly. I use Windows 8 from time to time and have no intention of updating to it in the foreseeable future.
    I suggest checking the logs on your PC. Windows 7 wouldn't cause these issues. The upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 isn't marginal. It should be noticeably faster.

    I also suggest changing your theme to classic and then shutting down the Themes service.
    03-05-2014 11:48 AM
  16. Ian Too's Avatar
    I don't blame anyone for sticking with W7. After all, the need for an upgrade isn't as great as that with Vista. However, that doesn't mean W8.1 isn't a significant step forward and if people really can't stand the Modern UI the boot to desktop option is only a Bing away.

    For myself, I like W8.1 even on my non-touch laptops. I like the way information is presented without my even having to open an app and the way so much information is synchronised, even with my phone. Also, don't forget that W8 apps are vetted, so won't infect your PC.

    With a more open approach, there's an awful lot to like about Windows 8. It has proven itself fast and reliable, and will enable the seamless integration of your desktop and mobile electronic lives.
    03-05-2014 01:32 PM
  17. bsayegh's Avatar
    Ill be on Windows 7 until my laptop breaks down, which may be sooner than I like (Dell's suck, by the way).

    My next machine will have W8. I don't have a preference between them, but probably wont use much of the Metro interface.
    03-05-2014 02:19 PM
  18. SoullessOnyx's Avatar
    Yes, I still have Windows 7 on my gaming PC.
    03-06-2014 06:27 PM
  19. nx_2000's Avatar
    I still use Windows 7 on my dual-monitor gaming desktop. I understand its appeal on smaller devices and convertible tablets, but I abhor the idea of touching a full-size computer monitor for any reason... and Windows 8 on non-touch devices is pretty lame. The last thing I want on my color-calibrated LCDs are fingerprints.
    03-06-2014 06:44 PM
  20. anony_mouse's Avatar
    With a more open approach, there's an awful lot to like about Windows 8. It has proven itself fast and reliable, and will enable the seamless integration of your desktop and mobile electronic lives.
    Can I ask what you mean by "a more open approach"?
    03-07-2014 06:42 AM
  21. pseudoware's Avatar
    Can I ask what you mean by "a more open approach"?
    I think he/she means "open mind."

    I'm at my parents' using their Dell w/Vista. I'm thinking, if I put W8.1 on it, they'd be calling me everyday to ask how the eff to do stuff and/or cuss me out.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    03-08-2014 05:29 PM
  22. Marco Miranda1's Avatar
    I use windows 8 since the developer preview back in 2011, in my old 2005 PC and now in my last year Laptop
    Never stand windows 7 lol, I used like 2 months maximum maybe
    03-08-2014 05:42 PM
  23. paulm187's Avatar
    No, going back to Win7 feels weird now. My productivity hasn't dropped either.
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    03-09-2014 08:19 AM
  24. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    Windows 7? All the business critical machines at work still run XP.

    Sent From My Woven Black and Yellow Moto X
    03-09-2014 09:23 AM
  25. anony_mouse's Avatar
    I think he/she means "open mind."

    I'm at my parents' using their Dell w/Vista. I'm thinking, if I put W8.1 on it, they'd be calling me everyday to ask how the eff to do stuff and/or cuss me out.
    Ah, I see. I think you're right. We had a short discussion about 'openness' in another thread and I was still thinking about that.
    Have to agree with you about Windows 8.1.
    03-10-2014 05:43 AM
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