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Old 10-21-2018, 07:42 AM   #21
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>> but Win7 (and my guess is 8.1) is available from the usual computer makers--particularly if looking on the business side (vs. home/home office)

Dell offers Win 7 on some of its desktop machines (Steve does his happydance) but not on any of the laptops I could find:

https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop...titude-laptops

Lenovo's desktops, as best I can tell, come with Win10. Comma. Except for one Linux model. Period. Same for laptops, except no Linux.

Sigh.

   
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Old 10-21-2018, 01:34 PM   #22
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Wow!!! The Dell offerings on their website even on the business side are crap! In the past, their laptops, particularly on the business side, were fairly configurable with options for cpu, O/S, video, drivers, etc. but I just took a look and there are few, if any, configurable options. Of course, I've been disappointed with Dell since the last Dell laptop my sister had because, the quality Dell used to offer is not seen in this laptop.

The HP ProBook line on the other hand--purchased locally at MicroCenter--are better made and overall nicer laptops than the Dells being offered. They impressed me so much that I actually bought a ProBook for myself and then when I got it home, I realized it was sort of stupid for me to keep it because it would be sitting doing nothing most of the time given that my desktop is my primary system. I ended up given the ProBook to my sister and after transferring all her stuff from the Dell, I kept the Dell to use as a backup/testbed system.

Microcenter still carries Win7/Pro HP ProBooks but I've not checked HP's website to see what they offer.


I've never looked at the Lenovos...I don't think I've ever seen a Lenovo in the plastic--so to speak...'-}



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Old 10-22-2018, 03:19 AM   #23
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Mine is a slightly less auspicious Inspiron 15" with Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and a solid state hard drive.


And yes it is better now!

   
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Windows. Cured.

Now put them to work on the common cold.

   
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I've been thinking that would be a nifty change on my sister's HP laptop but it's unlikely to happen anytime soon for any number of reasons...'-}}



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That's likely true for the general great uncomputered but Win7 (and my guess is 8.1) is available from the usual computer makers--particularly if looking on the business side (vs. home/home office)...

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kayza: Not if you want the newer processors.
True, although I've read there are workarounds but I don't know the details.



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