Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: North East Florida, FL, USA
Re: For you adventurous folk who just bought a machine with Win7.
I recently purchased a new HP Touch Screen, model HP 520-1047, to replace my very tired 10 year old PC. It came loaded with Windows 7 and the info to obtain the $14.99 Windows 8 upgrade. Although I wasn't too excited about learning an entirely new operating system I decided to give it a try. When I logged on for the download the program requested to run a compatibility test of my hardware and software which I allowed. The result was that it was determined that my touch screen was not fully compatible with Windows 8. That in itself didn't bother me too much as I would probably continue the use the keyboard for most functions. What did bother me however, and ultimately stopped me from installing the upgrade, was the determination that several of my old programs would not run with Windows 8. Things like my Office 2000 and an older version of AUTOCAD along with a couple of other minor programs. Since I'm retired and use my computer for keeping financial and vehicle records and of course for entertainment ( like reading Joe's Posts ) I'm not up for spending $100's for new software so I decided to live with Windows 7 which works just fine for me.
North East Florida
MSF #28271 Retired
'99 Canyon Red RETIRED AT 93,000 MI
'05 GRAPHITE METALLIC retired at 87,000 MI
'01 R1150 GS- totaled
'02 R1150 GS sold
'85 K100/EML sidecar sold
'11 R1200RT currently being enjoyed
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