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got a new laptop (hp 17-f061US) and it has windows 8.1 basic, should I upgrade to pro or downgrade to 7?

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Hi I was told that the 8.1 basic is not very good, I was told that I should upgrade to the 8.1 pro or downgrade to windows 7 if my computer can support it. Any ideas what option is best?
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>>   8.1 basic is not very good  <<   why?  what is bad about it?
if it has all you need - no need to upgrade, or downgrade
in case you decice to change; it is up to you to select what you prefer, windows8, or windows 7
personally, i prefer windows 7 - but do check  if there are drivers available for it - BEFORE downgrading
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Thanks nobus, long time no see!
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thanks
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if you downgrade then you will lose almost all of the touch capabilities as Windows 7 has limited support for touch.  

There is no Windows 8.1 Basic as there was Windows 7 Basic.
There is Windows 8.1 RT, Windows 8.1 (32/64bit), Windows 8.1 Pro (32/64bit), Windows 8.1 Enterprise and Windows 8.1 for Emerging Markets (32bit)

Pro adds the ability to attach the computer to a corporate domain network; the Encrypting File System and BitLocker, Hyper-V ,Remote Desktop host and the optional Windows Media Center ($10 upgrade)
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