Discussion in 'Windows Operating Systems' started by Carbonfibre, Apr 13, 2011.
Another vote for Windows 7 I guess.
All business laptops/PC's from HP, Lenovo, etc STILL come pre-loaded with Win7 pro + a Win 8 key/media, even today.
Think that pretty much speaks for itself.
Bring on Windows 9..
it really does, I bought a business laptop last week - pre-loaded with 7 Pro.
Acronis for WD functions the same in 7 & 8...
Yeah, all the people saying they don't have the option aren't looking hard enough.
even if they didn't I'd just order one with 8 Pro and perform a downgrade.
Still need a working 7 key to do so, don't you?
plenty of them lying round the office, lol
which funnily enough, is MS's actual answer on the topic.
Dad's work laptop was upgraded to win8 a few weeks ago. He works at a public school, I was pretty surprised to see that they've already upgraded.
Yeah, they tend to occur every 3-4 years. This time is just so happens to have occurred shortly after Win 8.1s release.
Just had to buy a new laptop for work with W8 on it...8.1 now...with Start is Back and booting to desktop...it's basically Windows 7 so I have nothing against it.
Exactly. You don't need to see the metro part.
And it's a good OS when regarding the operating system (not GUI).
It's not really back though is it? You still go to the whole metro screen when you press the start button.
Where is the cheapest place to get Windows 8.1 nowadays? I can probably find a student to get 8.1 Pro for $69.99 direct from MS, is that the cheapest?
i wish i could get a pro licence for $70
but anyways, i installed the non-pro 8.1 and so far it hasn't really annoyed me once i installed classic shell.
I got 8.1 pro on my personal laptop through work. Thanks work...got Office too
Running W8.1 with an Asrock Z68 Exreme 4 Gen 3 (or something like that) motherboard and I used to get constant network dropouts. Some searching found that it was a rather common occurrence caused by 8.1 and the network driver used. Tried many suggested solutions but nothing fixed it.
In the end I purchased a network card, and while it no longer drops out, it does occasionally drop from 1.0gbps to 100mbps speeds. Disabling/enabling fixes it, but still annoying.
Not sure why I posted this, anyone have anything similar?
i'd remove the windows installed driver to see if it might have been a conflict issue or something.
Grab an Intel NIC, quite a few going on the forums. Make sure it's a PCI Express one and you'll have no problem, they are amazing.