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Given the choice, I'd go with Windows 7 because it just works. The few months that I used Windows 8, I was greeted with the pic below quite often.



Funny how the same programs on the same exact setup work with Windows 7, but "can't run" under Windows 8.

That looks like a tablet running windows RT, completely different. I've never seen that message, and got windows 8 on release day.

Anyways I agree with Duckie- windows 8 potentially runs better, so unless you are a heavy start menu user, you might as well get 8.

That's not my picture, I would post one of my own but I'm not using 8. I guess if you run everything through the app store your fine. In my case I wasn't about to buy software (that I already own) again in the app store just so I can run it.
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That's not my picture, I would post one of my own but I'm not using 8. I guess if you run everything through the app store your fine. In my case I wasn't about to buy software (that I already own) again in the app store just so I can run it.

Sorry for taking this offtopic a bit, but what programs were you having trouble with? Again, I've been running win8 for quite a long time and haven't seen that. I've never used the app store, or a metro app.
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I've had Windows 8 since launch and I have had a great time with it after the initial break in period of a couple days it took me to get used to it. As an IT director who gets to look at the way programs and operating systems are used in a small business, I can agree with Duckie: most users just log in and open all their **** and go back and forth to it. I see no way in which the Metro UI would impede the standard user workflow. I find that Windows 8 is a smoother experience for the average user. Having provided it to several low tech level Windows 7 users, I have yet to hear negative feedback on it. I have experienced no compatibility issues. Other than the presence of the Start menu, I can't think of anything positive Windows 7 has to offer over Windows 8.
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Haha ... so you're using shortcuts to deal with the lack of start menu? How clever.

Oh, ask my dad about that. Shortcuts are just for folders, i don't want a whole desktop full of clutter smile.gif Add to a desktop full of folder shortcuts AND BAM

Anyway, most w7 drivers can't work on w8.
No.... as in keyboard shortcuts.... hence the joke about real computer users. I work on CLI most of days.... I know how to vi, awk, sed....

The majority of W7 absolutely do work on W8. I've hacked SATA controller drivers to work on W8. The only drivers I found that do not "work" are ones that do a OS check to block installation.

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The argument was concerning the User Interface, from windows 95 to windows 7 it has been quite similar. Probably not the best comparison "Windows 8 = windows 7 with tassels on its nips"
I should say "windows 8 = windows 7 with a big cluster turd of workflow impeding rubbish" (the metro interface)
From a power user perspective I find it terrible, trying to search for administrative tools and other things can be a nightmare.
Also metro is very bandwidth consuming when running remote desktop.
On top of that, the awkward transition between native metro apps and standard programs can be annoying

Even fact that M$ are coming out with 8.1 to replace 8 so quickly should be proof enough that it is a flawed piece of software?
trying to search for administrative tools and other things can be a nightmare. = WIN+X

Like I had said... if W8.1 will be available for him, then take it. This is a major redesign of the UI so there will be some discrepencies.

No, 8.1 does not support your case. MS has already stated they are moving to a much faster refresh cycle... they have to compete with the other OSes which are refreshing every 6-18 months.
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Actually, a more accurate description would be Win8 = Win7 with security enhancements, cheaper top of the range edition, faster release cycle and better speed.
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w8 - speed alone is something worth while. We all are probably dubious of changing an OS we are accustomed too.

But it seems w8 does not have a reputation of being another Vista and its only that I have w7 now, that any spare cash for computer will go on other parts.

So once again if i had to buy now, w8, it would be stupid too go backwards thumb.gif
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