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There's always the power button on your PC too. Reset on the other hand should be done using software. Personally I think this is just something people have to take some time to adjust. I know I used the start menu for a lot of things so it does take some time to get out of the habit of shutting down through the start menu.


Which is great unless you have a toddler in the household ;)  AKA every computer in my house has the power and reset buttons disabled so the only way to shut them off or reset them is through the start menu.

    
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It seems ill be skipping to windows 9 biggrin.gif
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Thanks for review, very informative.

I have a few questions.

Is it good/stable to be your main os?

Does it have better perf than win 7 ... how is ram consumption , have you run any benchs?

What file system did you install?
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Thanks for review, very informative.

I have a few questions.

Is it good/stable to be your main os?

Does it have better perf than win 7 ... how is ram consumption , have you run any benchs?

What file system did you install?

I'm using NTFS, though Windows 8 offers another NEW Format, the default is still NTFS for Desktops.

I'm using 1.5 GB of RAM with just this browser window open, which seems like a bit much!

It's far too early to run Benchmarks as this is only the Preview copy, it's not the full blown Windows 8 Edition, who knows, maybe they will change quite a bit before it's final release.

From what I have experienced it's a very stable OS, except for Internet Explorer, would definitely recommend you go with Firefox till the final release.

From what I have experienced it's pretty much Windows 7 with a new UI and it's about the same in performance, though it does seem a tad bit more responsive, though not enough to get excited about.

If you are a serious computer tech, then Windows 8 is a must learn OS, in full, so that you can navigate it well when you get a new computer to work on.

I'd recommend you try it for yourself, bare in mind, it will take some time to be accustomed to the new changes, and you will have to definitely learn to use hot keys a lot.
Edited by _GTech - 3/1/12 at 7:45am
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I'm using NTFS, though Windows 8 offers another NEW Format, the default is still NTFS for Desktops.
I'm using 1.5 GB of RAM with just this browser window open, which seems like a bit much!
It's far too early to run Benchmarks as this is only the Preview copy, it's not the full blown Windows 8 Edition, who knows, maybe they will change quite a bit before it's final release.
From what I have experienced it's a very stable OS, except for Internet Explorer, would definitely recommend you go with Firefox till the final release.
From what I have experienced it's pretty much Windows 7 with a new UI and it's about the same in performance, though it does seem a tad bit more responsive, though not enough to get excited about.
If you are a serious computer tech, then Windows 8 is a must learn OS, in full, so that you can navigate it well when you get a new computer to work on.
I'd recommend you try it for yourself, bare in mind, it will take some time to be accustomed to the new changes, and you will have to definitely learn to use hot keys a lot.

Thanks:thumb:
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It seems ill be skipping to windows 9 biggrin.gif

Exactly.
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Thanks for the review! Windows 8 shall be filed in the 'another reason to leave Windows forever category.'

Was the install pretty much the same procedure as Windows 7? How much space did the install take up on the hard drive? Are there any applications other than the standard fare Windows to make upgrading to this worth it for anyone?
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Thanks for the review! Windows 8 shall be filed in the 'another reason to leave Windows forever category.'

Was the install pretty much the same procedure as Windows 7? How much space did the install take up on the hard drive? Are there any applications other than the standard fare Windows to make upgrading to this worth it for anyone?

Well I'm currently at 19 Gigs with just Firefox & a NVIDIA Driver updated installed after 5 Windows Updates...

XBox Live support is new, a New Pinball Game, and a Math Drawing Calculator of some sort, but nothing I've seen so far says "Buy Me Buy Me!".. biggrin.gif

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One thing is glaringly obvious about Windows 8, Microsoft is definitely trying to appeal to the Gamers, that's for sure! Demos and Indie Games anyone? biggrin.gif
Edited by _GTech - 3/1/12 at 8:56am
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I just installed it on my spare 110GB drive... it took up like 16GB

its cool in a way.... but it seems like this really should be only on a table or phone.
There isn't that much to play with yet. Runs smooth, transitions are cool.
I like how there are no title/status bars on native apps.

its got some promise... will have to wait till the final comes out.
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I have a spare 1 TB HD I'm going to test Win8 on this coming weekend. smile.gif
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