I bought a Lenovo laptop and it came unexpectedly, and unordered, with Windows 8 in September 2013. I contacted them about restoring to Windows 7 to no avail. So, 6 months on, I am still struggling. It stopped working 2 weeks ago and I did a factory restore (that was easy) but as I try to organize it effectively, I am increasingly frustrated.
I am retired. I use a computer for listservs, website building, curating, Facebook, and databases. AND I like to play parlour games (Yahoo’s term). Thats all I want. I do not play Xbox stuff, listen to music or play movies and this in-my-face Xbox stuff is increasingly irritating. Had to talk myself out of testing the missile capabilities of this machine last night. So things are serious.
I could buy a second hand laptop with Windows 7 I suppose but it will be too slow and why the ( x word) should I? How retrograde would that be!
So, collective brain, what are some solutions? Change the operating system? Downgrade to Windows 7 (Lenovo says this is not possible), eliminate any trace of Xbox off my machine?
Or is there a simple guide to sorting this?