I’ve had Windows 8.1 for over a month now on my new (non-touch) PC and despite having Modern Mix and Start8 installed, I still would much rather be using Windows 7 - I just absolutely love it and NEVER make use of Metro screen - my PC was also designed for Win 7 & Win 8 (Dell L521X). Plus I get to do a clean install and get rid of all of the Dell bloatware that came on it - not possible without a Windows 8 disc. I don’t want to have to faff around installing things to get it to work like Windows 7. For me, Windows 7 was the best OS ever created by MS and I still have a valid Win 7 product key.
I can also make a note of my Win 8 product key so should Windows 8.2 be a Windows 7 killer I can always upgrade or reinstall but I have a couple of questions…
Are there important features lacking in Windows 7? I’m thinking really of security stuff, although I have read that it’s likely that security features in 8 may also be released via MS Update for Windows 7 (I don’t know if this has happened). As someone who got hacked to hell before this is rather important.
There’s the option of Dual Booting but would that mean installing all my Program Files twice for each OS? Steam takes up hundreds of GB in downloaded games.