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Is win 8 is better then win 7

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Luvmehra, Jan 2, 2019.

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  1. Luvmehra

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    Is win 8 is better then win 7 i Have System with 4gb ram and 500gb rom with inter pentium 2.4ghz it good to continue with win 8
    I use adobe softs and also have high internet usage.
     
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    Windows 7 loses Microsoft support next year but Windows 8 lost support years ago. For that reason alone I'd say that Windows 8 is not better than Windows 7. I was frustrated with Windows 8 when it was the latest Microsoft product, and would have had a hard time choosing if that had been necessary.

    You didn't ask, but a related question would be about Windows 7 vs. Windows 8.1. I chose to go forward as long as possible with Windows 8.1 because it will be supported three years longer and I have it configured to be pretty much like Windows 7.
     
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    From MS: Windows 8, and will reach end of Mainstream Support on January 9, 2018, and end of Extended Support on January 10, 2023. I had windows 8.1 on my work computer and had no problems. They changed me to a Win 10 only because one program that was needed couldn't be updated on 8.1.
     
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    Do you have a link for that? Pretty sure that's true for 8.1, but 8 was declared "dead" at least two years ago.
     
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    Look again. :) The dates you quoted are for Windows 8.1; I see nothing there about Windows 8 except for the sales dates.
     
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    Client operating systems End of mainstream support End of extended support
    Windows 8.1 January 9, 2018 January 10, 2023
     
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    If you have Windows 8, you can upgrade it to Windows 8.1 for free via the Windows Store tile button.
     
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    I have just updated my Windows 8.1 laptop with 8 updates including some for Office.
     
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