Should I Upgrade?

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    LindaKay

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    I just bought a new computer less than a month ago (I really needed it), but it came pre-loaded with Windows 7.

    Do you guys think I should upgrade to Windows 8? Is it really worth the money and trouble?
     
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    airplayne

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    Nah, unless you bought a computer with a touchscreen there really is no reason to upgrade. Stick with 7 for now.
     
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    There's no big rush to upgrade unless you're missing something - although we are bias with being on a Windows 8 forum ;).

    You could always hang fire until the next update to Windows 8 and see if there's anything you miss having. There's a handy page on the Microsoft website that details some of the features in 8,1:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-8/features
     
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    Touchscreen is a very useable feature in Windows 8. However, it is not mandatory and the normal mouse and click functions are still there.
    Windows 8/8.1, offers improved performance and other more advanced features, particularly in security, than earlier OSs.
    If you are happy with Windows 7, a very good OS, though, there is no reason to spend cash on yet another advancement.
     
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    Honestly, there's no point. Performance wise, there is no real difference. Visually, I like the metro style but that is just my personal preference. What I like about Windows 7 is a lot more easier to use for users in general because of its similarity to older operating systems like Vista and XP. I know I would definitely not suggest this OS to my parents because they would get really confused.
     
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    Definitely stay with Windows 7, its about as stable and reliable as you can get right now. Windows 8 and especially 8.1 are giving me nothing but headaches right now. Especially with the cost involved, and not having to adjust to the changes, I personally would stay with 7 and recommend anyone else to do the same.
     
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    I guess it is a matter of how anyone uses their computer. I am not a gamer, and have had no problems of any marked degree with Windows 8/8.1. I have read, frequently, that there are gaming compatibility probs though.
    I agree with Wxuan that, performance wise, the difference is not great to the human eye, although sophisticated benchmarking might prove otherwise. As I said on another thread, benchmarking performance in games was slightly down, but this was, apparently, due to a method employed by Windows 8 in the use of the RTC.
    But (IMHO) I think there are quite a few more things in Windows 8, for the average user, to be considered than micro second speed differences. So far, I do feel that it is the best all-round performer I have used.
    I can only repeat my previous post that, if Windows 7 works for you, then stay with it.
     
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    I'd say if you are leaning towards not upgrading then it wouldn't be a problem to stay where you are. I wouldn't worry about upgrading for now, especially if it isn't really needed.
     
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    Thanks for the tips, guys. I think I will probably stick with Windows 7 for now. I'm sure I'll be upgrading eventually, though. At least when I do, I'll know a bit about it from perusing these forums.
     
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    I don't think you should upgrade it unless it becomes mandatory. This won't probably happen in the next 2 years. Until then, you're good.
     
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