Discard Windows 8
When you compare Windows 7 vs Windows 8, the Windows 7 operating system comes as a clear winner. If you were running a tablet that has touch-screen facility, Windows 8 would be the best choice among all the versions Microsoft has to offer, but this version of Microsoft Windows is a nuisance when running on standard keyboard and mouse personal computers. Apart from the queer and non-intuitive user interface, Windows 8 has not many additional features to top Windows 7.
Hence, if you are planning to buy a computer, it will be better to purchase a system that directly runs Windows 7. However, most retail stores that offer the latest PC systems run on Windows 8. Instead of pushing Windows 8 down our throats, Microsoft should give us the choice of operating to use. Few months back, HP reportedly “brought back” the old Windows 7 operating system but this choice is still limited to selected models.
Buying a personal computer with the latest configuration that runs Windows 8 and then downgrading to Windows 7 may prove to be a bad decision. Not only is downgrading from Windows 8 not compatible with certain models, it renders the warranty void with immediate effect. Rather than risk this all, it is far more logical to find a slightly used Windows 7 model that has good technical specifications. A PC system that is only a year old would be the ideal choice.
The easiest way to narrow down your options and shortlist certain models would be to select your system based upon the year of manufacture of your computer. Any system that is more than 3 years old should be immediately discarded. There are lots of potential risks involved in purchasing an old personal computer.
Buy Windows 7 System
Once you have shortlisted your choice, check the standard specifications of each personal computer. Some previous owners switch the old hard-drive with Windows 8 and replace with another containing Windows 7. Whether this affects the performance or compatibility, no warranty will be available for such a system.
In the Windows 7 vs Windows 8 race, Windows 7 continues to lead with over 50% of total computers now running on Windows 7. In fact, this number rose even higher after Windows 8 was released, which shows how unpopular Windows 8 is among the public. Windows 7 will receive system and security updates till 2030, which makes it the most preferred operating system in the market.
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