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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!

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    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.

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    8.1 is faster and more power efficient so I would go with that, I have been using 8.1 since it came.

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    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.

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    I'm thoroughly enjoying running 8.1 at home. No reason at all why you shouldn't go for it

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    +5 for 8.1.

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    +8.2 for 8.1

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    +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.

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    "I have decided on an Acer."

    I don't think the issue is the software. I wouldn't buy a Acer.

    Toshiba or dell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by free780 View Post
    "I have decided on an Acer."

    I don't think the issue is the software. I wouldn't buy a Acer.

    Toshiba or dell.
    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.

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    Acer, Tosh, HP... all use the same bits anyway.

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    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    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...
    but you wouldn't want to do that really would you? :-)

    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 :-)

    James.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    but you wouldn't want to do that really would you? :-)

    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 :-)

    James.
    I'm pretty sure you're paid to say that though

    But you're right it's pretty nice now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave View Post
    I'm pretty sure you're paid to say that though

    But you're right it's pretty nice now!
    nope, my views are my own! :-) haha!

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