I am wondering that I should switch to Windows 8? What I use my laptop is to surf the internet and edit videos and photos with 2 programs. I use Camtasia Studio 8 and Paint.net. I like Windows 7 but do you recommend me going to Windows 8? If I do I would be installing Windows 8 Pro 64bit. Is it worth switching and installing 8 pro 64bit or staying with Windows 7 Pro 32bit which is what I currently have installed. The laptop I have is a Lenovo T60.
Answer by DJ Scooby Doo · Dec 08, 2012 at 09:28 PM
If you're asking this question, I highly recommend anyone that's on the fence to try to use Windows 8, full screened on a virtual machine. If you can't do that, I'd go to a store, a Best Buy, a J&R, a P.C. Richard and Son, whatever, and try it out. This all depends on YOU. No one can tell you what YOU want.
Answer by trueb · Dec 08, 2012 at 07:40 PM
What do you really hope to gain with this switch? Is your computer capable of running a 64 bit OS...
IMO, if what you have works now, stick with it... If you have something to gain with the switch... think about if it is worth it.
Windows 7 is a great OS, i myself do not plan on changing any time soon.
Answer by jan · Dec 10, 2012 at 06:35 AM
Try it first. I've installed Windows 8 Pro and it works better for me than Windows 7... But, that's not the case for everyone. I find myself still using the traditional desktop on Windows 8 rather than using the full screen apps. The only disappointment for me is that Windows Explorer is a bit buggy, especially when copying files to other folders. I've also heard complaints from gamers that they've said Windows 8 doesn't work properly with certain games. Having said that, if I were you, I will go and try it out before buying and see if it fits your needs.