Originally Posted by Sir Amik Vase
Did you even use windows 7?
In the time I've had it I have never blue screened once (Excluding CPU overclocking)
Nor have I needed to use a single restore point.
Windows 7 is the mike tyson of the OS world.
I have used windows 7 since day one, pre ordered it for 50 bucks.
Yes the OS is great, some quirks like a annoying error that pops up when you run out of v-ram that minimizes what your doing. Disabling desktop composition fixes that while saving some v-ram as well, something I like about 7 TBH. Now before Windows 7 I used windows vista, why you might ask, because windows xp sucks. While I never had any driver problems that struck many other, once it hit sp1 the OS was pretty solid. In fact Vista and 7 are not that different, if you think different then your vista experience must have ether been short or with a crap PC.
As for windows 8, I also jumped into it after it came out for the reduced price. After I installed it I also installed Start8 shortly after so my experience is setup the same way 7 was setup. I find windows 8 better then 7 in every way. I still have a start menu and I boot directly to my desktop. I never see the metro menu, though any time I want I can pop it up on my second screen and gain access to metro. Pretty nice to be able to access metro if needed as I intend to get a windows 8 tablet when better CPUs come out for them. The entire OS is snappy and quick, overall a lightweight OS. Only thing I don't like is no disabling desktop composition. While windows 8 doesn't use as much v-ram as windows 7, when you disable desktop composition in 7 you drop it down quite a bit making it run lower then windows 8 would. I also Like the copying system better and the new task manager is a nice plus. Plus the entire ribbon UI is a solid improvement as well. The desktop side of windows 8 is largely unchanged other then not having a start menu by default.
If the only thing people have against windows 8 is the metro side and not having a start menu, their are programs to fix that. Other then that Windows 8 is a upgrade to 7 in every way, I for one like the one OS approach. No need to have two OSes using the same kernel underneath, The way windows 8 does it is only a start but in the right direction. Anyone who hates windows 8 probably never really tried to use it.