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Throwing win7 ultimate on a home server so my pc needs a new OS thinking either win7 pro or 8.1 in some variety. I know there are a 100 threads like this but I'm curious how those other threads influenced you and the outcome.
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I went back from 8/8.1 to 7 after a year plus (02/2003- 05/2004) because 8.1 update 1 caused trouble with my Custom Bios GPU.

Now that I am back on W7 for almost 2 month I don't really feel I missed anything W8/8.1. The only new thing about 8 that I really liked was the Task manager which give you more information compared to 7, but that really isn't a game changer. It is nice to have Start Menu and Aero glass back in my life.
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I switched from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 on my laptop and I don't regret it. I hated Windows 8 until I installed Start Menu 8 by IObit. Now my Windows 8.1 laptop boots to a desktop with the Start menu like in previous versions like Windows 7. You can still access the Windows 8 Metro screen, but it can be set so you boot to a desktop with the start menu.

IObit Start Menu 8

Start Menu 8 also has a lot of things you can customize for your start menu so I really like it.
   
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Windows 8 has always been a fantastic switch for me, the only issues I've ever had were some graphics drivers that resolved when 8.1 hit. It seems to run much faster, I actually enjoy the UI shift(metro), and I made the change whilst others were mainly complaining about it and I don't understand the hate. Really enjoy it and would suggest everyone to try the switch.
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Windows 8 has always been a fantastic switch for me, the only issues I've ever had were some graphics drivers that resolved when 8.1 hit. It seems to run much faster, I actually enjoy the UI shift(metro), and I made the change whilst others were mainly complaining about it and I don't understand the hate. Really enjoy it and would suggest everyone to try the switch.

Yeah but are you using a touchscreen with the Windows 8 Metro screen? If I had a touchscreen I would probably use Metro, but since I don't I just installed the classic start menu and rarely go into the Metro screen.
   
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You don't need touchscreen to use Metro screen, I for one find it useful, as I have a lot of programs installed and have quick access to them via metro screen. Otherwise my desktop would be cluttered with shortcuts.
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I still use windows 8.1 on laptops. It is like pulling teeth every time I stare at it. I did install Fedora on my work machine so I don't have to fight the os to get stuff done. Windows 8.1 is a complete waste of harddrive space. If I could delete the os and never go back I would. But I have to have it for the office server.

The one thing I don't understand from a security point, I must install a third party "hack" to get usability out of my computer? I must install a third party "hack" which may or may not be updated, contain virus, backdoors, or weak spots, to fix an os. AND that is acceptable to some people?

If I am going to have to install a third party "hack" to get windows 8 usable, why not just install another os to make the whole computer usable?

Windows 8 is by far the worst os I have come across in a long time. Worst then ME and worst then vista. Why? Because ME and vista where simply accidents, miscalculations by Microsoft on what the people wanted. Windows 8 was intentional. Microsoft tossed the user under the bus so they could ram their "store" down peoples throats.
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You don't need touchscreen to use Metro screen, I for one find it useful, as I have a lot of programs installed and have quick access to them via metro screen. Otherwise my desktop would be cluttered with shortcuts.

I am going to need you to explain that one. If you did not have a screen full of shortcuts, you would have a screen full of shortcuts?
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You don't need touchscreen to use Metro screen, I for one find it useful, as I have a lot of programs installed and have quick access to them via metro screen. Otherwise my desktop would be cluttered with shortcuts.

The way I use my Win8.1 laptop is I mainly use the desktop with shortcuts I use the most. Sometimes I do go into the metro screen to find other installed programs as everything installed on my laptop has an icon in the metro screen. So I do occasionally jump into the metro screen for a shortcut that I don't have on my desktop. That way my desktop isn't cluttered up like you were saying.
   
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There's absolutely nothing wrong with win 8, I don't get the hate. I have a win 7 system that I still use, and I prefer win 8.
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I havent had any issues with Windows 8.1, it feels faster and more stable. The only isssues were graphics drivers after the initial release, but that has been resolved.

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