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computer help neeeded #583086
Sat Nov 29 2014 10:07 AM
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This s my favorite place to seek info as oldgas community is both knowledgeable and honest, so please help me.

I'm no computer person
I need a new desktop computer as my 3 year old rebuild is slow and has issues
Is Windows 8 a decent system yet or should I go with 7?
Can I get a windows 8 without any embedded software such a MacAfee or do I get what I get in my under $500 price range?
If I'm not a gamer, are all processers pretty much the same?
Is there a good time this time of year when there are GREAT deals?
Here are a couple I've been looking at just for comparison:
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Re: computer help neeeded [Re: bppierce] #583214
Sat Nov 29 2014 08:28 PM
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I'm no computer guy but I've had this Windows 8 for a couple years now I guess and I still hate it. I liked windows 7 much better.

Re: computer help neeeded [Re: JimT] #583275
Sun Nov 30 2014 02:53 AM
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Go the Apple store and you'll never have to worry about anti-virus ***** again.

Re: computer help neeeded [Re: JimT] #583283
Sun Nov 30 2014 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted By: JimT
I'm no computer guy but I've had this Windows 8 for a couple years now I guess and I still hate it. I liked windows 7 much better.



I'll second that!


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Re: computer help neeeded [Re: Loyd Pierce] #583285
Sun Nov 30 2014 06:44 AM
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I do not think you can get windows 7 on anything new,maybe leftover models. 8 is pre-installed on everything new and you have no choice. and I too still hate the 8


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Re: computer help neeeded [Re: KZ1000] #583288
Sun Nov 30 2014 07:07 AM
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You can still get Windows 7 on new computers, but maybe not in stores.

Dell with Windows 7

Lenovo with Windows 7 option when you get on that page, click on the blue "Customize & Add" button


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Re: computer help neeeded [Re: Oldgas] #583289
Sun Nov 30 2014 07:10 AM
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Yes that is what it was Jim, Any store stocked computer had the 8 installed.


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Re: computer help neeeded [Re: KZ1000] #583302
Sun Nov 30 2014 08:18 AM
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I'll 4th the don't like Windows 8. Wife has a laptop with it. Worth the very short wait to order one with Windows 7.

Wife is not very computer literate and seems to work well for her since all her links are on the Cloud. But when it needs updates and such I bang me head on the desk dealing with it.

Chuck

Re: computer help neeeded [Re: Gaspedler] #583309
Sun Nov 30 2014 08:40 AM
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OK, I've heard absolutely nothing good about Windows 8 either here or in reviews, so I'm going to stay away from that.
A was looking a an Asus computer that had Windows 7, but they sold out before I could pull the trigger.
Asus
Hopefully there'll be some good sales that rival the Black Friday sales soon.

Re: computer help neeeded [Re: bppierce] #583315
Sun Nov 30 2014 09:27 AM
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We go to an independent computer store and they still put 7 on theirs if you ask

Re: computer help neeeded [Re: Bill jr] #583320
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Costco carries computers with Windows 7.



Re: computer help neeeded [Re: Scott Baselt] #583342
Sun Nov 30 2014 11:51 AM
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A few of my News Years resolutions:
Avoid Windows 8 like the plague
Avoid Ebola like it's Windows 8.


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