Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
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3 weeks ago
Summary: I purchased this refurbished laptop with a little hesitation. There are so many negative reviews posted about other sellers like Walmart that it seemed like a big risk. What I received was a clean, well cared for laptop with one set of scratches near the track pad (looks like dog claw marks). So far everything functions correctly. The harddrive was wiped and Windows was freshly installed.
Excerpt: The upgrade from XP on my Dell Latitude laptop, required a memory and BIOS upgrade to permit the use of Windows 7. After that, the install was straightforward and hassle free. The result is a clean platform to reinstall essential software, and squeeze more life out of my hardware. Discounting my time and effort, all at a fraction of the price of a new laptop.
Summary: I'm fortunate: At work I support Windows XP (until it's retired) 7, 8 and Mac OS 10.6-9. Time to purchase a personal computer for myself. I moved from Mac (because I could not upgrade the parts when they became older--10.9 rocks, and I didn't want to drop $1400 on a machine that would run it). Windows 7 Pro is perfect for my needs--I can use VPN for work-- and this is a stable system.
Summary: No choice, needed to upgrade a computer. So bye bye XP :-( I pick Window 7 instead of Window 8, because my PC will probably die before Window 7 end of life in 2020 and I am more used with Window 7.
Summary: Overall, I'm impressed with Windows 7. It seems very solid, is nice to look at, and does everything I need it to. I'm glad it's still available despite Windows 8 being the new de facto standard.
Pros: Looks good, seems very stable, is not Windows 8.
Cons: Difficult to install via USB, especially if the only other Windows OS you have is XP or older.