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20th August 2014, 04:30 PM #1
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I need your opinion fast please!!!!
This week I intend to buy a new laptop. I have decided on an Acer. Which is the best OS to install windows 7 or 8.1. Does 8.1 still misbehave? I have been told that it was created for tablets not laptops. I need your opinion please!
20th August 2014, 04:37 PM #2
8.1 will go on any device it was intended for. Not sure what you class as "Misbehave" , there will be some problems with a new operating system but you'll also see problems with older ones like 7 so I wouldn't choose based on such a generic statement!. Just pick whichever one you prefer and find easier to use, It should be compatible with just about any laptop but worth checking the compatibility status before you buy.
20th August 2014, 04:37 PM #3
8.1 is faster and more power efficient so I would go with that, I have been using 8.1 since it came.
20th August 2014, 04:40 PM #4
8.1. It has your familiar Windows 7 shell accessed via the start menu and it's quicker, and more energy efficient which makes sense for a laptop. Also most tier 1s don't like providing driver sets for Windows 7 on their new shiny's.
20th August 2014, 04:42 PM #5
I'm thoroughly enjoying running 8.1 at home. No reason at all why you shouldn't go for it
20th August 2014, 04:51 PM #6
+5 for 8.1.
20th August 2014, 05:02 PM #7
+8.2 for 8.1
20th August 2014, 05:39 PM #8
+1 for 8.1, it's the superior operating system for multiple reasons. If you really don't like the UI you can use classic shell or start8.
20th August 2014, 06:19 PM #9
"I have decided on an Acer."
I don't think the issue is the software. I wouldn't buy a Acer.
Toshiba or dell.
20th August 2014, 06:26 PM #10
The issue is the software because that's the question the OP asked. From what I've seen, Acer is producing some nice laptops at affordable prices.
Originally Posted by free780
21st August 2014, 11:21 AM #11
Acer, Tosh, HP... all use the same bits anyway.
21st August 2014, 01:45 PM #12
and if you want to make it truely Win 7-esq with a start menu install classic shell - Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements which fixes all the irritation of not having a start menu and apps hiding away etc...
21st August 2014, 02:09 PM #13
but you wouldn't want to do that really would you? :-)
Originally Posted by john
I have been using Windows 8 since before it landed at GA and have never looked back, in fact I hate using Windows 7 now :-)
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VeryPC_Colin_M (21st August 2014)
21st August 2014, 02:29 PM #14
I'm pretty sure you're paid to say that though
Originally Posted by EduTech
But you're right it's pretty nice now!
21st August 2014, 02:40 PM #15
nope, my views are my own! :-) haha!
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