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I think so. Functionally, you can certainly get by with Windows 7, heck lots of people are still using XP, but stability and speed improvements still make it worth doing. I know a lot of people complain about the UI on Windows 8, but honestly, I think a lot of that is just because they have become accustomed to Windows looking more or less the same since Windows 95. You will get used to it, and might even like it, Mikey style, after you try it.