Summary: I recently bought parts for my new rig and I was trying to decide which Windows to buy. Win8 is praised for its quick boot times under SSDs, but some users seem to dislike it when it comes to its looks and crash issues. I pulled the trigger on Win7 again because it has a much wider Internet knowledge database, lots of time behind it that allowed for fixing and patching many issues, a non-tactile design, and overall, it's supposedly a more stable operating system than...
Pros: Reliable, Older database of knowledge than Win8, Fast when installed on SSD
Summary: I only bought this because Microsoft quit supporting Win XP. There are a few things I see as an improvement, but it frequently hogs resources with things it is doing in the background that is very annoying. And no it isn't my old hardware. I'm running a 6 core AMD CPU with 8 gigs RAM and a 256 gig SATA 3 SSD.
Summary: I bought this for a friend who bought a new laptop with Windows 8.1 OS. Windows 8.1 is a poor substitute for XP which was the best OS Microsoft has produced. Partition and install windows 7 sp 1 was relat8ively easy. It bears no resemblance to xp but is acceptable in terms of speed and features.
Summary: I needed to upgrade from XP, and found this killer deal with an extra refund. Trick to refund, is you have to destroy your DVD package to get the label off to mail in. Now you have to store the Win7DVD and booklet separately (unless you have another package case).
Summary: I noticed in the specification it says it will install in either a 32 bit or 64 bit CPU. If true it like getting 2 for the price of 1. This is designed for the home hobbiest who likes to build his or her own computer.