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I heard from a tech that Windows 7 will be more user friendly since i am used to XP, Dell also said the same thing. I just do

I need to buy a new PC as some point soon, used to Windows XP for years . I write and also invoice clients, watch/down loads movies & music. But I am basic in use now for Laptop need, no gaming needs.
Dell has Inspriron 15R 5537 6GB with Window 7 OHS if I wish.

Is 7 closer to XP in usage than 8 or 8.1 ??
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    Yes, you will find 7 a lot easier to use, because it still has the traditional start menu etc, which 8 doesn't. Personally, i don't really see any reason to go with 8, all programs support 7 and will for a long time to come.
  2. Yes Win 7 will be a much much smoother transition for you then windows 8.
    Win 8 is a rough transition for people familiar who are familiar with xp, vista, AND 7
  3. Windows 7 is more similar to XP than Windows 8 is. Especially if you right click on the task bar, go to properties and select the "never combine taskbar buttons" option. It'll essentially be the XP format with a more modern twist. (start menu, individual taskbar items for all your windows)

    While there are benefits to Windows 8, I think you would be better served with Windows 7.

    I hope that helps!
  4. Anonymous said:
    Yes, you will find 7 a lot easier to use, because it still has the traditional start menu etc, which 8 doesn't. Personally, i don't really see any reason to go with 8, all programs support 7 and will for a long time to come.
  5. Thank you, I found that I agree from what I have read, but you have confirmed it now. THANX Like you got back to me so SOON!!! :)
  6. But of course you can't simply go to a store and actually buy a Notebook with Windows 7 installed. You have to buy a business class notebook.
    I recommend the ThinkPad series, they are very well built, excellent support and don't come pre-loaded with a bunch of crap (HP, ACER).
    http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/
    They start at $500 for the E-series, $600 the L-Series. But its the T, X and above that rugged and cost more. All of them have the option for Windows7 64bit Pro edition. They usually deliver in 8~10 days.
  7. belardo said:
    But of course you can't simply go to a store and actually buy a Notebook with Windows 7 installed. You have to buy a business class notebook.
    I've noticed all the big computer stores only sell pre-builts with 8 now.
  8. RabbitsTachi said:
    belardo said:
    But of course you can't simply go to a store and actually buy a Notebook with Windows 7 installed. You have to buy a business class notebook.
    I've noticed all the big computer stores only sell pre-builts with 8 now.

    They have been doing that since 8 was farted out of MS a year ago. Windows7Pro systems are available from the business/pro side of PC makers and online. This is MS strong-arm tactics. So even HP and Dell sells Win7Pro systems. But I say, might a well stick with the best.... Lenovo ThinkPads.
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