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Awais643:  you're the one who's going to be using it, so which one do you think you'd be happiest with?  Windows 7, or 8?  I mean, you did say that 8 is a little bit difficult for you to use, so it sounds to me like 7 is the best for you.

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post #12 of 25
You can use Windows 8 on laptop. I have it on my VAIO E-Series and it runs wonderfully. However, as you would guess, a touch screen is wonderful with Windows 8 and gives that added productivity (Definitely want a touch screen now). The start screen does take time to get used to, but you can practically take your icons and throw most of them out (once you've learned all the quick shortcuts and how it works).

It is all preference; Learn to understand Windows 8, or go with what you already know, Windows 7. I decided to learn something new, and love it. Others decide to try Windows 8, and don't like it.
post #13 of 25

I vote Win 8 if you install Classic Shell. It gives you back the start menu and doesn't force you to use the terrible Metro garbage that MS forces non touch devices to use. After I did that I loved it. Feels like a more polished version of 7. I can't speak about the raw numbers and benches and what not but Win 8 with Classic Shell just feels better than 7. Same kind of feeling going from XP to 7, lets not talk about Vista, it just felt natural and right. But without it you may throw your laptop out the window and run it over with your car to save yourself the frustration that Metro can and will induce.

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windows 8

it is faster and more efficient on resource usage
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post #15 of 25
Windows 8 might be little bit faster in some tasks.
Not so much in gaming.
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Originally Posted by animal0307 View Post

I vote Win 8 if you install Classic Shell. It gives you back the start menu and doesn't force you to use the terrible Metro garbage that MS forces non touch devices to use. After I did that I loved it. Feels like a more polished version of 7. I can't speak about the raw numbers and benches and what not but Win 8 with Classic Shell just feels better than 7. Same kind of feeling going from XP to 7, lets not talk about Vista, it just felt natural and right. But without it you may throw your laptop out the window and run it over with your car to save yourself the frustration that Metro can and will induce.

 

What about the Start Menu search?

 

Is everything back to the way it was in Windows 7?

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post #17 of 25
I'm using Windows 8 and loving it. Windows is simply much more fluid than Windows 7 and doesn't consume as much RAM as Windows 7
post #18 of 25
Both are good, You can't go wrong with either. thumb.gif
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by Awais643 View Post

no its nt older.its sandy bridge intel

In that case, you'll probably get better touchpad gesture support in Windows 8, since Windows 8 standardizes touchpad gestures. In Windows 7, OEMs were free to implement whatever gestures they wanted.
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post #20 of 25
On a laptop Window 8 is better because of the apps, there many useful apps that are made with portability in mind,which mean quick and easy, not like a desktop that have a million setting. The apps do most of the work for you like on a smartphone
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