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Should I upgrade ?

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I am wondering if I should upgrade to windows 8 if it is really that good I have used 7 since it came out and I hear so much bad stuff about 8 so I looking for some feed back thank you

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Do you want an Opinion?

Some folks already have Windows 8 and have found a few workarounds to some "idiosyncrasies".

I don't know... should you? It's your choice... And also depends on your Hardware.

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I have a HP Pavilion dv7-6169nr Entertainment Notebook PC

Product Number LW468UA#ABA

Microprocessor 2.3GHz/1.4GHz VISION A6 Technology from AMD with AMD Quad-Core A6-3400M Accelerated Processor

Microprocessor Cache 4MB L2 Cache

Memory 6GB DDR3 System Memory (2 DIMM)

Memory Max Maximum supported = 8GB

Video Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6520G Discrete-Class Graphics

Video Memory Up to 3061MB

Hard Drive 500GB (5400RPM)

Multimedia Drive Blu-ray Player & SuperMulti DVD Burner

Display 17.3” diagonal High Definition+ HP BrightView LED Display (1600 x 900)

Network Card Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN

Wireless Connectivity

802.11b/g/n WLAN

Sound

Beats Audio with the HP Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer

Keyboard Full-Size Island-Style Keyboard with Integrated Numeric Keypad

Pointing Device Touchpad supporting Multi-Touch gestures. With LED border accent light and On/Off button.

External Ports

Digital Media Card Reader for Secure Digital and Multimedia cards

2 SuperSpeed USB 3.0

2 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0

1 HDMI

1 VGA (15-pin)

1 RJ -45 (LAN)

2 Headphone-out

1 Microphone-in

Dimensions 16.38" (L) x 10.83" (W) x 1.24" (min H)/ 1.42" (max H)

Weight 6.65 lbs

Security

Kensington MicroSaver lock slot

Power-on password

Accepts 3rd party security lock devices

Power

65W AC Adapter

9-Cell 100WHr Lithium-Ion Battery

What's In The Box

HP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated digital microphone

HP SimplePass with integrated fingerprint reader

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Software

Operating System:

Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) with Service Pack 1

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If it ain't broken, don't fix it.

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If you can do everything you want to do, then leave it alone.

Cheers and Regards

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I am wondering if I should upgrade to windows 8

You should read the "Windows 8 - Deeper Impressions" megathread on this to get the picture..

Short answer: Don't "upgrade".

Edited by Formfiller
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I am wondering if I should upgrade to windows 8

You should read the "Windows 8 - Deeper Impressions" megathread on this to get the picture..

Short answer: Don't "upgrade".

You took the words out of my mouth. ;)

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If you’re interested, you might want to check out the Windows 8 Page on the Springboard Series site on TechNet as there is a free 90-day evaluation trial for Windows 8. This way, you can test out Windows 8 for yourself and see how it works on your current hardware and with your current applications.

Let us know how it goes!

Jessica

Windows Outreach Team – IT Pro

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If it ain't broken, don't fix it.
If you can do everything you want to do, then leave it alone.

That's my view of it, too. You've got 7 already. The benefits of upgrading, if any, should be minimal.

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well he/she could download vmware player, and install win 8 init, if wants to see what "it" is :P

much painless :)

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Don't bother, its not worth it. After all the issues I went through I'm back to using Windows 7. Running Windows 8 on a VirtualBox for further testing. It was stupid enough that Microsoft had to get rid of the Start button and other useful features which is enough for you to want to throw your computer out of the window.

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On a new computer I would get Windows 8 and make some changes to make it more useable. If you already have Windows 7, it is not really worth it as you pretty much get zero gain. The only gain you may perceive to as getting is the ability to use Metro apps, but these aren't 'high functioning' apps.

Apparently ideally on Windows 8 you have your boot device (which realistically should be a SSD) initiated as a GPT type disk, in the scenario where you are running a UEFI BIOS, not MBR type disk. Most people will have it initiated as MBR :). GPT allows for fast booting options, but also means you have to re-initiate the disk (and lose all its contents) if you want to go back to Windows 7 since Windows 7 doesn't support GPT booting.

Basically, MBR is BIOS (old style) type booting, GPT is UEFI booting. Basically booting MBR with a UEFI bios is booting in compatibility mode which is why the fast boot options don't work like they should. Or at least. this is what I believe to be the case!

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I think I'll stay with Windows 7 for I am used to it. As for 8 I have windows 8 that I was able to buy for 14.95 when I got a new computer bought it but never put it in. I hear some much about how people are going back to win7

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