- Mar 11, 2013
So purely out of personal dislike for part of the UI (the desktop area is still very much like Windows 7 and the only thing you have to go into the Metro UI for is searching) you would tell others to forfeit the very real increase in performance? The updates complaint is nonsense by the way:Not G. Ivingname said:I am currently using Windows 8. It has so many annoyances (automatic updates that can't be delayed, changed, or otherwise stopped, bad user interface, focus on touch screens even on models that don't have a touch screen, etc.) that unless it gives a massive boost to power, I wouldn't say it's worth it.ItsNotRudy said:Why would you even opt for Windows 7, given the performance boost Windows 8 gives?Not G. Ivingname said:
However, Alienware is overpriced for the power it gives. If you need a laptop, I would suggest ASUS (Windows 7, if you can find it), if you want a desktop, building one is both cheaper and easier than you think.
It's just a bit time consuming.
Which is the same set of options you get in Windows 7. I have about 22 updates pending and I am only reminded of this at the login screen.
Also, with Start8 you can disable Metro and bring back an improved Windows 7 start menu: