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Advice for buying new laptop

Hi, I am looking to buy a new laptop, but do not like the OS. I am used to XP, Vista, Windows 7, and I have personal software that is comparable. I have always had a HP/Compaq and it is for personal use and genealogy. (I also have an Asus and hate it) I am not sure I can get what I want without it being refurbished. Is this a way to go? I also do not want to spend too much $..
I am open for suggestions. Thanks,

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I assume it's Windows 10 you don't like? Classic Shell...

...will fix that. You can make Windows 10 look almost exactly like earlier versions of Windows, and it's free. I wouldn't let that bother me on a new computer.
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Good luck.

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Thank you both very much.
I have not heard a lot of good things about 10, but it is more about other software being compatible. And I do not need a lot of extras. But I appreciate the advice and will reconsider.

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You may not like my advice.

I suggest you get a current machine with 10 and then go look at Classic Shell if it's that that bothers you. I've moved a good portion of the office to 10 and we're not looking back.

Our apps that run on 7 run on 10 just fine.

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Windows 7 it is!

So why not buy just a windows 7 laptop? Great laptop names you can trust like HP and Dell still sell laptops loaded with Windows 7 on their respective websites. Google it!

Also I am guessing you have a low end or either old Asus? My Asus works perfectly fine but i don't recommend Asus from 2013 and earlier, reputation for PC making wasn't that steady. They are a great hardware manufacturer for M/O, and graphic cards. They just got into the serious PC making business and mine runs like a charm.

I couldn't agree more with Windows XP and 7s stability. Vista was just horrible. 8.1 was confusing but i figured it out, and it's mediocre. Windows 10 is incredible, but for an old school user it's uncomfortable or just downright intimidating. In my experiences with it it's glitchy, and could use a good fix. But that's expected this early, but not this hard. The number of repair calls I received was off the charts. My hobby lately has turned almost into a job.

So good luck on whatever your decision is.

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Hi Tyler,

Thanks for the info. I have never had a Dell.
The Asus, is before 2013 and nothing stays. e.g. toolbar, etc.

I appreciate all the help I received.

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