Should you upgrade to Windows 7 or Windows 8
Windows 7 is still the preferred operating system for business use, as a lot of employees have difficulty getting used to Windows 8, if they don’t use a other computer with it (at home etc.)
Windows 8 is more designed for touch screens on Notebooks (Laptops) and Tablets than standard desktop computers. It also has “Charms” where you can download Apps and Games, that often distract workers from the day to day work requirements.
However, as most new Notebooks (Laptops), and Desktops now only come with Windows 8, employees will become more familiar with it and there will eventually be a smoother transition to using it on work desktops as well. There is also a third party menu available, to make it work more like Windows 7.
Aside from running a bit quicker and handling more memory, the only real advantage in Windows 8 is to be able to use the same desktop settings between other Windows 8 devices, “provided the individual has a Microsoft account”.