Pros: This is the business standard. It works well and is supported until 2020. It is the current standard that software is developed for. Much more feature rich in security than previous versions.
Cons: "feature rich in security" also means it is a little more diffucult to find the communication issue than XP was. Not really a bad con. The COA sticker is now microscopic. That is why I subtracted an egg. Microsoft, help me sell your product.....please and thank you.....make the COA bigger not smaller.
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.
Summary: It's Windows pro.. If you're looking to buy it, you probably pretty much know exactly what to expect. I like it cause it's better than stupid Windows 8, and it's compatible with pretty much every game on the market. It's also able to handle a decent amount of hardware i.e 192 gb of RAM (although i'd never have that much).
Summary: I have been using this at work and at home. It is very stable and works quite fast. However, I have hated dealing with UAC, and have disabled it on all machines I use. I have also noticed that it uses a lot of memory.