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Is it necessary to upgrade Windows

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    Default Is it necessary to upgrade Windows

    Im still using Windows XP, and I like it! Its simple, has everything that I need and giving no problems.

    Ive seen Windows 8 installed and personally speaking im not too fond of it, its very complicated and there are too many of the small icons popping up for a non tech person like me its just kind of confusing, usable but confusing! I would rather stay with Windows XP, so is it necessary for me to upgrade my Windows?

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    Its a good idea to upgrade your windows, as you will have the lastest verison. At first you will find the new version a bit different but you willget used to it. Windows 8 is quite different look wise from the previous Windows versions which is why you may not like it as much, but its made in such a way that it makes your useful folders, files, software easy to access.

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    it depends on you if u want to upgrade or not i am also a Xp user and i love it
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    If you want everything on your computer to be up to date then get Windows 8, if your not bothered then stick with what you have,its neccessary to have the latest version of Windows.

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    Im still on Windows 7 and I don't plan to upgrade yet! I have seen and tried Windows 8 and I did like it, its very user friendly and its good the way you can organize all your folders and desktop applications.

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    If you are running a business, it makes sense to upgrade, because Microsoft has already stopped supporting WinXp, so some of the new programs may not work, newer hardware may not work because they don't have WinXp drivers.
    If you change hardware to the latest, like when I changed my motherboard, it would not allow me to install WinXp, even the 64-bit.
    Some of the new games may not also work.
    If you are using the computer just for browsing, seeing movies etc., as most of us do, it makes little sense to upgrade by paying such huge sums (if paying at all!)
    In such case, learn to install Linux, it is free, faster than Windows, safer because of no-virus, and you don't have to feel guilty by using pirated DVDs.
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    I didnt know about the new programs or new hardware not working.
    I only browse on the net, and that's all, nothing too complicated or special.

    Ive never seen a Linux installed computer, whats it like as compared to Windows.

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    and you don't have to feel guilty by using pirated DVDs.
    what do you mean by this?? How would Linux not make you feel guilty by using pirated DVD's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neetu800 View Post
    I didnt know about the new programs or new hardware not working.
    I only browse on the net, and that's all, nothing too complicated or special.

    Ive never seen a Linux installed computer, whats it like as compared to Windows.



    what do you mean by this?? How would Linux not make you feel guilty by using pirated DVD's?
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    I'm happy with Windows 7 and see no reasons to upgrade it to Windows 8 yet.

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    Linus is faster its better and not that much tough to use like u have windoes the same way u have linux
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    I love XP if given the chance I would downgrade to it but sadly there are no XP compatible drivers available for my Chipset and graphics card.
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    The only problem I have with linux is its inability to play many mainstream games. And only ubuntu detects my graphics card but it has some issue with my HP pendrive. It is not detected.

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    Best if I just stuck to Windows XP then....

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    Next will learn about Linux, from itsmemad's tutorials....
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    Go for windows 8.1 preview and try it out with a dual boot. i guess you will love it and cant think of any other OS for your tables/pcs .Moreover if anybody is planning to buy touch screen laptops/hybrids i guess its the best time to upgrade to windows 8
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    Windows 8.1 is the one which is also called Windows blue?

    Any pros or cons about Windows 8.1?

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    I bought windows 8 for my desktop and used it for a week thinking I may get used to it but it is just not something meant for the desktop. It is for touch screens. I would never upgrade to Windows 8 ever. Would wait for a version that works the old fashion way else I am going to start using Linux full time and just pull the plug on Microsoft and its products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Popcorn View Post
    Windows 8.1 is the one which is also called Windows blue?

    Any pros or cons about Windows 8.1?
    windows 8.1 to my best knowledge is an enhancement to windows 8 OS bringing in some features to improve the desktop experience as well as boosting the touch screen machines .Overall it has been greeted with lot of accolades from many PC/Tablet experts as they see this as one of the biggest improvement done by microsoft over windows 8 in such a short span. There are always pros to technology upgradation but as far as the cons are considered i dont think there are any which i can look upto that will affect the normal PC experience of an average user.How ever currently testing windows 8.1 in HP laptop . Will definitely share the details with you.

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    I would recommend upgrading to WIndows 7 (not 8) but only if you have the requisite hardware (CPU, RAM).
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    Even if someone is using Windows XP? Or are you suggesting that everyone should upgrade to Windows 7?

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    its always better to upgrade to latest technologies because generally companies don't degrade their software with new versions but focus on improvement across different areas like performance,interface,processing power and visual graphics. But having said that i would also like to highlight user perceptions in software areas as some people don't want to adapt to new changes . They are happy sticking to the same format of things.
    For example many people like to upgrade to a smartphone .But still there are some who don't want to get out of their convenience and learn to adapt with new generation phones .Same stuff applies to software.
    i recommend you to try both windows 7 and windows 8 . Windows 7 will be easy for you to adapt and will have better features compared to XP wherein windows 8 is overall a new experience with fabulous improvement in boot time, performance ,graphics.its a different windows world altogether driven by apps focussed on future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Popcorn View Post
    Even if someone is using Windows XP? Or are you suggesting that everyone should upgrade to Windows 7?
    Yes. Staying on Windows/XP is not recommended however much you like it. MS has stopped the updates and security packs for XP - that alone is a reason enough. Latest peripherals and devices are not coming up with XP drivers. That is reason no 2. Reason no 3 is that Windows 7 is much more stable than XP.
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