Rough budget £250, it's for my completely computer illiterate aunt, so I want Windows 7 so I can help her, I'm completely unfamiliar with 8, so I'd be next to useless. I'm looking specifically for an 11-13 inch screen as any thing bigger is too heavy for her.
It's just a basic machine for browsing, I tried her with a tablet, but her arthritis makes her unable to hold and use them at all. --- ARGH! Someone gave me some goggles and a spork, I don't know what the goggles do but I'm gouging my eyes out with the spork!~Dudeboy
#2DragnfyrPosted 7/10/2014 5:26:52 AM
Windows 8 works almost exactly the same as Windows 7. The main difference is the Start Menu which you should be able to learn very quickly. --- 15.4" Retina MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) | Node 304 mITX | Gigabyte Z87N-WIFI | Intel Core i5-4670K | Asus GTX 760 | Corsair 1x8GB | EVGA 600W | 120+240GB SSDs
#3SythisTaruPosted 7/10/2014 5:37:14 AM
7 is too slow :X
#4kraver00Posted 7/10/2014 6:12:12 AM
There are two versions of Windows 8:
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
My experience with Windows 8 was a nightmare. But, Windows 8.1 is actually pretty good, and a lot more convenient to use. It's also very similar to Windows 7.
That laptop you want to buy has Windows 8.1 installed, so it shouldn't be a problem.
#5ShubPosted 7/10/2014 6:18:17 AM(edited)
How to use Windows 8: after booting, click on the Desktop tile. Welcome to Windows 7.1. Bonus with 8.1: after booting, set it to boot to Desktop mode by default. --- -What is best in life? -To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.