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Windows 8, i'm confused.. what should i do?

by FamousHerself / March 20, 2013 1:12 PM PDT

Hi everybody,

I am new here but i've downloaded here always my software for my Windows 7 laptop. Now i decided to make a part of the forum. So, before I will get started of my questions. If you explain something, could you tell it a bit more clear? Because sometimes it's hard to understand the world with my extremely ADHD head. Ha Wink

Okay, I have a Aspire 5253 running on Windows 7 home Premium edition. I guess I want to upgrade it to windows 8,, just for the apps. I don't know why, maybe its easier than windows 7?

My questions:
1. Will windows 8 make my laptop slower?
2. Can I also install windows 7 software on my laptop?
3. I'm a little bit confused about the 'problems' about windows 8. I use my laptop for music, internet, just entertainment and stuff. No games. I'm wondering if its worth to upgrade it to windows 8?

I'm sorry for my, maybe, bad English.

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Be careful what you wish for!
by wpgwpg / March 21, 2013 1:56 AM PDT

Personally I like Windows 7 a whole lot better than Windows 8. If you do go with 8, you'll want to get Start8 or Classic Start to make it look and feel a lot like Windows 7. Some say it's a little faster, but it sure doesn't seem MUCH faster to me. If you look through the Windows 8 forum here on CNET, you'll see very few posts from folks who like it and a whole lot from those who hate it. Now that I have Classic Start I don't hate it, but I sure don't love it either. There're a lot more freeware and shareware programs you can download for Windows 7 right here on than there are apps for Windows 8. MS in its wisdom chose to remove all the desktop games, XP Mode, and the gadgets from Windows 8 and the new user interface is counter-productive for desktop and laptop users. YMMV

Good luck.

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I'm going to step over the line here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 21, 2013 1:30 AM PDT

Don't do it.

Not only must you install Windows 8 but you may have to find drivers and helper apps for your laptop. And a few laptops don't have such or an owner finds out that features are reduced.

This is no upgrade.

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by FamousHerself / March 21, 2013 2:46 AM PDT

Thank you, good to know.

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Well one problem with upgrading an
by orlbuckeye / March 22, 2013 12:22 AM PDT

OS is that all the things you've accumullated throughout the years to slow you down a bit will still be there. Plus as Bob says the vendors usually don't upgrade drivers to older components. Now Microsoft does have a tool you can run that will analyze what you have on/in your machine and if it will work in Windows 8.

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