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Windows 8 or Windows 7


shihtzu1

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I purchased a Sony Vaio with Windows 8 installed. I don't no if it was the computer or windows 8 but it kept crashing it was running so slow and it would take ages to open programs. I have sent this item back and I'm wondering whether to go ahead and buy another with 8 installed or buy one with windows 7. Has anyone else had this much trouble with 8? Plus can anyone recommend a laptop in the budget range.

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Jock1e

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Some like W/8 some don't I use this.

http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/index.html

It helps me get about a lot better others like it the way it is so the choice is yours.

If your computer has problems on W/8 and it will not start properly you are probably in trouble as Safe mode from boot up does not work on a lot of computers.

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rdave13

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Your new Laptop had problems if it kept crashing, most probably would have done the same if Win 7. Personally I think Win 8 is faster than 7 but you will have to take a couple of hours to get used to it.

Try searching for other makes of laptops, such as Toshiba, HP etc.

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