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Windows 8 query


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I have a laptop that I purchased last December will i gain anything extra from the Windows 8 upgrade over and above Windows 7 which I have now.



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IMO unless you have a touch screen - no.

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It is not for the average user.Complicated and not user friendly is my opinion.

If like me you might be a bit slow on the uptake of new technology this is not for you.

Because I am slow on the uptake it does not mean that everyone else is.It is complicated and maybe once i get used to it it might be Ok.

I would probably say not as popular as Vista if that gives you an idea of what it may be like.

I only downloaded it yesterday and it was last night before I actually got it working properly.

If you want it to work first time I would advise not keeping files or folders from your old set up.

Up till now I will give it a 5 out of 10 and who knows next week it may be 10 out of 10 but i doubt it.

If you do not like Complicated stay with what you have.

Downloads on it are pathetically slow.gave up trying to download Emisoft Anti malware after 20 minutes it had at least another 10 minutes to go.

Thought that it was just a one off but tried downloading it from different servers and got the same response.

I would wait a week or two to see how others are getting on with it.If you are elderly or do not grasp new ideas quickly this is not fo you.

If you have a spare computer to try it out would be a good idea or even a dual boot but even better if you can try before you buy could be a good idea.

If you are a bit of a whiz kid you will probably like it,if you are slow on the uptake like myself you will probably struggle.

Lets see what tomorrow brings and hope that I have got a grip of it by then.

Now those are only my views others out there probably get on well with it.

I suppose you have to change with the times and new idea's so I suppose you either go with it or you get left behind. The choice is yours.

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I've tried it and see no benefit at all on a PC. Will stick to W7 for that. As mentioned, it does have advantages on a lappy with a touch screen.

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I fully agree with onthelimit1 comment I've tried it and see no benefit at all on a PC I myself have not tried it for that very reason. It was made for touchscreen computers and really doesn't appear to have any place for a traditional keyboard and mouse. I for one will be sticking to Windows 7

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I updated an old laptop from Vista and I never thought I'd say it but I liked it so much it's now running on the main Desktop PC. If you're running Win 7, like I did, then possibly not worth the hassle of learning a new OS, but that would be up to you.

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