So, what now guys? W7 or W8?
Windows 8 is like a brand 'new Porche' that saves gas??!! Now, that's what I want!!! Wait a minute, ...that's what I am using right now!seems people just blame Windows 8 for its UI without ever go deep inside it; i don't care of the UI, it is what is inside the OS that interest me; and for that Windows 8 beat Windows 7 dozen times.
simple comparison exercice with cars:
Windows 7 is a an old good Ford, you are used to it , it works well , you have the basic seatbelt & airbags, you don't have many issues and if you like tuning, you have plenty of garage with compatible pieces. The only "problem" is that it accelerate a bit slow and uses lot of gasoline.
Now Windows 8 is the brand new Porsche, it is faster , stronger , use less gasoline , accelerate in a blink of an eye; you have seatbelt, airbags, collision alarm, ABS breaks, reinforced structueres, etc... the only problem is that you don't like its appearance and your old tuning pieces can't work well in this version.
what you choose?
That is my sentiment. '(but why not both? )' "Bu-Dum-Dum-Tssss"for me Windows 8
( but why not both ? )
..or how about installing the other on a separate computer someone no longer needs or wants? Actually, my wife wants her Windows 7, and I get to use her computer after she's finished & the battery is about to die. Yes, Umbra's right.. I might like driving different cars, but so can YOU too!Is it really recommended to have dual-boot?
I have CIS, Webroot, McShield, NVT Exe Radar installed as my first-line of defense. What should I remove?
I'm using Shadow Defender only for on-demand purposes. I've experienced a lot of problem with W8 but not with W8.1 since I didn't update my W8. I'm more of a gamer, so what's best for my PC W7 or W8?
I'm using HP touch-screen PC bro.
On a serious note, I too have had problems initially with Windows 8. As time has passed, with it's numerous updates, 8.1 update 1 in particular, everything truly seems fine now. We're all a bit paranoid here changing our OS. Why don't you go ahead, and take the leap? There are friends & members here to catch you in the event all does not go well. But, if I were a betting man, I would place my money on you, and the fact everything will probably work out well!What if I decided to install Windows 8, do I need to uninstall those programs that are not compatible with W8? I'm very paranoid when it comes to upgrading OS.
@SifhX, I loved your last sentence! ..but wouldn't it be Great if we were all given money for going forward & upgrading, instead?I'm a gamer too and I have Zero problems with Windows 8.1, I even noticed some better performances under 8 than 7 in some games, I have a touchscreen too and I'll never go back to seven, even if you give me money for that , Windows 8.1 + touchscreen is the winner combo
you backup your sensitive datas and reformat C drive ! no way i install a new OS over a previous one. this leads to BSOD and crashes; not saying the cleaning of "windows.old" afterThanks for all the replies, I really appreciate it. Anyways, should I remove CIS before installing Windows 8? I'm just creating a system image then I'm ready to set.
@King Mellow, I must say this. If Littlebits was warning me, I'd probably hold off for now. I didn't take into account your hardware or past system history. I feel like such a pancake (flip-flopping back & forth) but the fact that he (Littlebits) is definitely among those whom are considered Wise Oracles of MT, he's one of the ones I'd find myself turning to if all were to go South. *sigh*My recommendations:
If you have an Windows 7 system running with no problems then don't upgrade. Most of the issues that Windows 8 users are having problems with were updated from previous Windows versions (Vista, 7).
I also don't recommend to reformat and install Windows 8.1 on an older system, although the hardware between Windows 7 & 8 are similar they are not always compatible. You can run into all kinds of problems.
If you decide to buy a completely new system, then get Windows 8.1.
..and now Sir "Umbra Corp" has weighed in. King, tread carefully.you backup your sensitive datas and reformat C drive ! no way i install a new OS over a previous one. this leads to BSOD and crashes; not saying the cleaning of "windows.old" after
Clean install is when you completely wipe all data on your hard drive and install a new OS.What will happen when you perform a clean install?
Thanks a lot guys for all the advices!
About 90% or more of the problems on Windows 8 is caused by third-party security products boot drivers.At first, my PC run smoothly with Windows 8 (Nov 2012-Jun 2013) until it messed up when I tried to mix different security softwares (caused a BSOD). I really miss Windows 8 so much.
I agree with Littlebits, & follow his prescription for a secure & light system!About 90% or more of the problems on Windows 8 is caused by third-party security products boot drivers.
Most third-party security products are sill not fully compatible with Windows 8, that why I only recommend Windows default security features on Windows 8.