[QUOTE=Albert;2717069]There are a few security improvements, as there pretty much always are, that Windows 7 doesn’t have. But given that people are happily sitting with Windows 7, or are overwriting Windows 8 with Windows 7, it’s not going to be a monumental difference.[/QUOTE][QUOTE=coolcolors;2717128]No security is flawless and only good as the user that uses the computer. I do recommend having MSE since that will integrate with your O/S and change your windows update to Auto update should one forget to turn it on.[/QUOTE]I was thinking of certain features like ‘Secure Boot’ for example, and whatever new features are out there as opposed to just tweaked settings. Although I don’t even know what Secure Boot is!
As for MSE, I’m aware that it’s good but I want the VERY BEST security out there, and am happy to pay. Also not a fan of Windows 7 firewall, I want something more comprehensive.
[QUOTE=Albert;2717069]Also, I nudged the thread up to the Windows 8 forum, from the power8 subforum[/QUOTE]Oops thanks - was browsing it and forgot I was in a sub-form!
[QUOTE=UTR;2717125]My guess is that your laptop has three partitions. One large one, one of 350 MBs and one that has 5-20 GBs. The large one and the 350 MB one can be deleted. I would save the one that is in the middle as it likely contains the restore files. It doesn’t take up much space and will have no impact on how Windows 7 runs.
Also, if you keep that partition you won’t need to use a product key. It will install without it.[/QUOTE]OK, thanks - is there a way to view the contents of the partitions?
[QUOTE=coolcolors;2717128]Also here a link from another forum that you can download the ISO Windows 7 and burn later and clean of any bloatware all you need is your key from Windows 7 and your good to go.
http://forum.notebookreview.com/windows-os-software/604187-legal-download-digitalriver-windows-7-sp1-13-languages.html[/QUOTE]Thanks, yeah I knew about the official downloads.