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So here I am with a 7 year old XP system that needs to be replaced. Timing has never been my strong suit. If you were buying a new computer, would you buy a Windows 8 computer or have a system built with Windows7?


I plan to get another desktop, so I really don't know whether to bite the bullet and go with 8 or go to a local shop for 7. My indecision comes from the fact that 8 is so unpopular. On the other hand, if this is the future of operating systems, maybe I should take the plunge now.

I would really appreciate your opinions on this.

Mary



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I'd definitely go with a desktop with Windows 8 preinstalled!

Before moving ahead, I'd recommend running 'Disk Cleanup' and 'Diskeeper Lite' on your Windows XP computer -- it may work wonders!!

( If you're not running SP3 on your Windows XP, I'd highly recommend it.)

 

 



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Thanks, I guess I'll be spending some time learning the new system. My current system is all up to date. I am a "little" OCD about keeping my system as clean and up to date as possible. It irritates me that I can't update to the most recent version of IE. I tend to be very security conscious. I do run disk cleaner and defrag as needed. I will check out diskeeper - every little bit helps.

The really sad part is that this system still works fine, as does my old Win 98 system.  I've been very lucky with Dell systems. Sadly, planned obsolescence comes into play. I even have an old Apple IIe system that still worked when I finally took it apart about 6 years ago.



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Your idea of having a system built with Windows 7 is the way to go! I've messed with Win 8 and it sucks real bad!

If your really like your XP system re-install the OS and update it (while you still can). Save anything you might need...docs, pix, videos, etc.



-- Edited by Pat_Rick on Wednesday 30th of January 2013 12:54:29 AM

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Thanks, Pat, this is exactly what happens when I wait too long to spring for a new system. I get caught in the MS trap. I avoided ME and Vista, but I'm getting caught by 8. I have heard very little good about 8. The simple fact that it works best with a touchscreen device is annoying to me. I know there are ways to compensate, but I don't feel that should be part of dealing with a new system. 



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Rather than get used to Windows 8...I would try a Linux distro. I have use Ubuntu with Firefox and it was easy and responsive. I hate to say never but I can't see myself using W8!
Although, there are ways of making 8 look and act like 7!

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As a follow-up for making W8 palatable: ClassicShell



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