Excerpt: Windows 7 is as similar to the last OS as the one before it. Still with the NT Kernel. Most likely 10 is as well. But have you wondered why it's FREE? I do believe there will be a "RE-UP" sometime in the future. I bought this because I bought myself too much ram for the OS.
Pros: Easy To Install, Easy To Navigate, Manages Software Collaboration Well, Powerful, Useful Features
Summary: Because it's SP1, it's going to take you about 3 hours to run all the way through Windows Update the first time. (takes 3 runs and 3 reboots to finish the job, first one takes over 2 hours, depending on internet connection speed.) I guess this is why no one runs windows update, because it's slow AF.
Pros: It's not Windows 8.x. Haven't found a game incompatibility yet. (Contrary to Steam's docs, so far, Fallout 3 runs fine.) It isn't installed by Lenovo either, so you're not dealing with any non-microsoft spyware. Microsoft spyware is at least relatively clear about what it's doing in this case, an...
Cons: It's still Windows, and I wish I had a better option for games. Linux is getting there in a big way, but Bethesda games still need Windows, WINE just isn't as good as running native.
Microsoft will never fix dual installations, will they?
Radley S., Newegg
6 April 2015
Summary: Already had windows on another drive. Tried installing on a fresh new SSD, planning to copy over files from the old drive afterwards. Worked fine at first. Downloaded some windows updates and restarted, then it loaded the old version of windows.
Pros: Once it was working, no problems.
Cons: Lots of issues during install. BOOTMGR is missing, 0 windows installations found, etc.
Excerpt: vista64 was no longer performing and I knew it was time to rebuild or buy new. New was not an option and reinstalling vista was not an option. 7 is already better than the old Vista on this 6-8 year old PC.
Pros: Was tired of XP and decided to go with Win 7 Pro after reading New Egg reviews. Do not regret the change. Win 7 is completely stable and have had no issues. Hardware drivers are not a problem and is completely automated. Graphic design is refreshing and there are a lot of options for personalizat...
Cons: Didn't like the discontinuation of the Gadgets shortly after I installed them. Still use them despite Microsoft's campaign to scare people into upgrading to garbage Windows 8. As it is I will be checking out Windows 8.1 to check if it's changed any from the original disaster. Microsoft in true tr...
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).