WikiWirral is where great friendships are made.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,027,048
Topics75,501
Members13,435
Forums65
Posts in last 24hrs23
Most Online14,906
Nov 23rd, 2019
Who's Online Now
37 registered members (Baza7, 8 invisible), 1,228 guests, and279 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
New General Forums
White House UK
by casper. 3rd Jul 2020 9:37am
Portable bogs blown over
by mikeeb. 30th Jun 2020 1:02pm
To Denmark
by diggingdeeper. 21st Jun 2020 2:47pm
Nigel should be our PM
by snowhite. 16th Jun 2020 6:01pm
New Wirral History
Ron Gittins Stories ?
by DaDoRon. 2nd Jul 2020 9:59pm
Outdoor swimming pools
by mikeeb. 30th Jun 2020 4:26pm
1888-1913 map overlay
by mikeeb. 19th Jun 2020 2:04pm
Satellite images 1971-73
by mikeeb. 11th Jun 2020 5:45pm
Where in Laird St is this?
by mikeeb. 1st Jun 2020 4:19pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Boaty McBoatface takes shape
The gathering storm: Mersey waterfront today
Topic Replies
338 New Dock Hotel (Blood Tub)
by sunnyside. 4th Jul 2020 10:22pm
live webcam from africa, a must see
by mikeeb. 4th Jul 2020 6:20pm
Ron Gittins Stories ?
by DaDoRon. 3rd Jul 2020 3:36pm
memorial stone
by mikeeb. 3rd Jul 2020 2:05pm
Buying a PUB
by mikeeb. 3rd Jul 2020 1:20pm
Outdoor swimming pools
by mikeeb. 2nd Jul 2020 5:28pm
Where in the World
by cools. 2nd Jul 2020 11:42am
Possible delays to bin collections
by diggingdeeper. 2nd Jul 2020 2:26am
Pics 1989/1990
by mikeeb. 29th Jun 2020 7:52pm
July
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
walking group
by lincle. 18th Jun 2020 7:59pm
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
Windows 7 or 8.1 #881076
12th Jun 2014 9:24pm
12th Jun 2014 9:24pm
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 25
Birkenhead
R
Reremnart Offline OP
Newbeee
Reremnart  Offline OP
Newbeee
R
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 25
Birkenhead
I have going to have a new computer built in the next week or so. My current desktop runs XP which I have used for years and am very happy with but as Microsoft, in a effort to get even more money out of their customers IMO, have withdrawn support for XP I am going for an updated OS. I have got Windows 7 on my laptop and am familiar with it but as 8.1 is the newest OS I am torn between the two, although I have heard there have been problems with 8 when using a mice and keyboard rather than a touch screen.

Has anybody out there got an opinion on which is best ?

Google Ads
Re: Windows 7 or 8.1 [Re: Reremnart] #881084
12th Jun 2014 9:46pm
12th Jun 2014 9:46pm
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,253
Our House In Our Road
ZipperClub Offline
Wiki Addict
ZipperClub  Offline
Wiki Addict
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,253
Our House In Our Road
I didn't like the interface with Windows 8.1 so I downloaded Classic Shell, never had a problem with it. Take a look at the site.
http://www.classicshell.net/


One Way Or Another
Re: Windows 7 or 8.1 [Re: Reremnart] #881089
12th Jun 2014 10:07pm
12th Jun 2014 10:07pm
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,922
Wallasey/New Brighton
J
j_demo Offline
Forum Addict
j_demo  Offline
Forum Addict
J
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,922
Wallasey/New Brighton
7.

8 is good for a tablet device it with mouse and keyboard it's dreadful. Also it's a LOT different layout and navigation wise. I'd personally go for W7 all day long. Ultimate choice is yours though

Re: Windows 7 or 8.1 [Re: j_demo] #881103
12th Jun 2014 11:39pm
12th Jun 2014 11:39pm
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,253
Our House In Our Road
ZipperClub Offline
Wiki Addict
ZipperClub  Offline
Wiki Addict
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,253
Our House In Our Road
This is my Windows 8.1 using the Classic Shell Program. I just need to tidy up a few icons..

Attached Files aaa.jpg
Last edited by ZipperClub; 12th Jun 2014 11:40pm.

One Way Or Another
Re: Windows 7 or 8.1 [Re: Reremnart] #881107
13th Jun 2014 5:43am
13th Jun 2014 5:43am
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 21,231
Wirral
Mark Online Reading

Wiki Master
Mark  Online Reading

Wiki Master
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 21,231
Wirral
If your used to XP windows 7 would be the Natural Step for familiarity.

Windows 8 is not for every one.
* To take full advantage of 8 you need Touch Screen ability.

Windows 9 is out next year wink

Hope that helps.


My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile
Re: Windows 7 or 8.1 [Re: Reremnart] #881112
13th Jun 2014 6:41am
13th Jun 2014 6:41am
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,304
Wallasey
TheComputerLab Offline
Forum Addict
TheComputerLab  Offline
Forum Addict
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,304
Wallasey
Hi,

Xp had to go mate. There are many reasons all over the internet but for a modern computer with uefi bios and sad xp was a dog in comparison to 8.1.

As previously mentioned you can get a classic start menu such as, startisback, start8 etc.

8.1 has many features like music streaming, free games via the store,not to mention the subsonic boot up times.

If you are getting a i5 or better and are adaptable to new operating systems, go for windows 8 with a shell.

If your getting a dual core pentium with 4gb ram or less and don't like change then get windows 7.

PS windows 7 was as good if not better than xp in my opinion. smile

Re: Windows 7 or 8.1 [Re: Reremnart] #881143
13th Jun 2014 10:29am
13th Jun 2014 10:29am
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 370
Wirral
P
philmch Offline
Old Hand
philmch  Offline
Old Hand
P
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 370
Wirral
I'm running XP on my old PC and Win 8.1 on my new laptop. Win 8.1 is way better than XP. All you really need to do is disable the Metro screen so it boots straight to the desktop. Once there, it's basically the same as Win 7.

I'd recommend that the infuriating "charms" sidebar be disabled too. And get the Iobit start button:
http://www.iobit.com/iobitstartmenu8.php

Once you've got used to 8.1 you'll nver want to return to XP.

Re: Windows 7 or 8.1 [Re: Reremnart] #881160
13th Jun 2014 12:19pm
13th Jun 2014 12:19pm
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,922
Wallasey/New Brighton
J
j_demo Offline
Forum Addict
j_demo  Offline
Forum Addict
J
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,922
Wallasey/New Brighton
or you can get 7 and make ZERO modifications and download no patches and all that and have it work perfectly fine straight out of the box.

Re: Windows 7 or 8.1 [Re: Reremnart] #881169
13th Jun 2014 2:06pm
13th Jun 2014 2:06pm
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 162
Oxton
C
Colt743 Offline
Enthusiast
Colt743  Offline
Enthusiast
C
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 162
Oxton
Originally Posted by Reremnart
I have going to have a new computer built in the next week or so. My current desktop runs XP which I have used for years and am very happy with but as Microsoft, in a effort to get even more money out of their customers IMO, have withdrawn support for XP I am going for an updated OS. I have got Windows 7 on my laptop and am familiar with it but as 8.1 is the newest OS I am torn between the two, although I have heard there have been problems with 8 when using a mice and keyboard rather than a touch screen.

Has anybody out there got an opinion on which is best ?


I Have just bought a new PC and I opted for windows 7 ultimate.

I feel more comfortable and am more familiar with that so it probably comes down to your preference. And coming from XP, 7 is probably the natural progression like someone has said already

I don't think I am missing out on much with windows 7 ultimate?

Re: Windows 7 or 8.1 [Re: j_demo] #881225
13th Jun 2014 6:24pm
13th Jun 2014 6:24pm
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,304
Wallasey
TheComputerLab Offline
Forum Addict
TheComputerLab  Offline
Forum Addict
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,304
Wallasey
Originally Posted by j_demo
or you can get 7 and make ZERO modifications and download no patches and all that and have it work perfectly fine straight out of the box.


What? No patches! That's crazy! Enjoy IE 9 and all the security flaws oh and heart bleed virus no .net framework. (I could go on)

Windows 8
Faster boot up times
Better enterprise features such as windows to go
Better performance out of the box (proven in real world benchmarks)
Security such as encrypted boot loader
Better built in features such as xbox music etc

Windows 7
Familiar interface for people moving from xp.





Last edited by TheComputerLab; 13th Jun 2014 6:25pm.
Re: Windows 7 or 8.1 [Re: Reremnart] #881235
13th Jun 2014 7:19pm
13th Jun 2014 7:19pm
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 209
Birkenhead
P
peodude Offline
Addict
peodude  Offline
Addict
P
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 209
Birkenhead
Don't forget Win 7 support will expire before Win 8.1 support. And WIn 7 will not be supported as long as XP was as it has been extended a few times due to the amount of businesses using XP.

Re: Windows 7 or 8.1 [Re: Reremnart] #881286
14th Jun 2014 8:15am
14th Jun 2014 8:15am
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 178
wallasey
D
daveybm Offline
Enthusiast
daveybm  Offline
Enthusiast
D
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 178
wallasey


Moderated by  Mark 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Buying a PUB
by BultacoAstro. 3rd Jul 2020 11:24am
Ron Gittins Stories ?
by DaDoRon. 2nd Jul 2020 9:59pm
Outdoor swimming pools
by mikeeb. 30th Jun 2020 4:26pm
Possible delays to bin collections
by mikeeb. 29th Jun 2020 1:55pm
New Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Liverpool
by mikeeb. 29th Jun 2020 12:19pm
For Sale & Free
VHS TAPES FREE
by Reno37. 28th Jun 2020 2:48pm
Small woodcutting bandsaw
by gerrymoore. 26th Jun 2020 5:44pm
samsung s10e
by stumpyduck. 22nd Jun 2020 12:10pm
Motorcycle Steering lock Screws To Hold Mudguard
by BultacoAstro. 13th Jun 2020 12:12pm
Anyone selling ps2 dual shock controller?
by ultimate. 13th Jun 2020 7:49am
Member Spotlight
granny
granny
Wirral
Posts: 17,307
Joined: June 2011
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
BritWaterTower, MJMason, si2k12, JH12345, Gillam_T
13435 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Buying a PUB
by BultacoAstro. 3rd Jul 2020 11:24am
Complaint
by BultacoAstro. 25th Jun 2020 11:02am
Telephone cable repair
by vampy1977. 15th Jun 2020 11:14am
Birkenhead Retail Shops
by BultacoAstro. 12th Jun 2020 12:21pm
Rose Cottage Prenton
by Bazza55. 1st May 2020 3:07pm
News : New Topics
Possible delays to bin collections
by mikeeb. 29th Jun 2020 1:55pm
New Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Liverpool
by mikeeb. 29th Jun 2020 12:19pm
Armed forces day
by cools. 27th Jun 2020 10:26am
Liver building
by cools. 26th Jun 2020 11:14pm
Bromborough McDonalds Shooting
by squirrel. 19th Jun 2020 8:42am
New Enthusiast Forums
SAE 140
by Pete_M. 27th Jun 2020 10:36pm
Let Lucy Go !
by granny. 20th Jun 2020 6:02pm
Willaston
by Erainn. 19th Jun 2020 3:48pm
Staffie missing
by lincle. 19th Jun 2020 11:13am
Spark plug gap
by madrob. 17th Jun 2020 3:34pm
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sat 4:51am
Sunset Sat 9:42pm
Local Time Sat 11:07pm
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1