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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

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March 25, 2014 1:31:59 PM

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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March 25, 2014 1:39:12 PM

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.
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March 25, 2014 1:39:22 PM

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
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March 25, 2014 1:39:56 PM

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!
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March 25, 2014 2:33:24 PM

Qwerty999bh 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.


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March 25, 2014 2:35:03 PM

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!!! :) 
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March 28, 2014 10:31:59 AM

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.
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March 28, 2014 4:51:10 PM

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.

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March 28, 2014 5:52:29 PM

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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