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hey everyone, I have been doing much research into windows 8 and i see a lot of positive feedback here. I am currently looking for an operating system to put on my new gaming pc which i will be building in the next week. so how does windows 8 do with gaming? is the system really just a big step forward in the right direction? would it be worth it to buy the OS for my rig instead of 7? please any feedback would be appreciated. THANK YOU biggrin.gif:D:D:D
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You can upgrade keeping the windows setting, programms etc. Now i don't know if it works for all of your programms and games because you might need for space

I NEVER upgrade windows, always a fresh install. If i perform a clean install of Windows 8 on my SSD, will my hard drive also need formatting to work? It contains all my games, applications and data
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Loving Windows 8. Just did an upgrade from Win 7 pro to Win 8 pro and everything is working great.

Does anyone know the shortcut to bring up search kinda like spotlight for os x?
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Loving Windows 8. Just did an upgrade from Win 7 pro to Win 8 pro and everything is working great.
Does anyone know the shortcut to bring up search kinda like spotlight for os x?

Did you do an upgrade or a fresh install?

I have a choice between Enterprise or Pro (both i can get with my volume license)....which should i go for?
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Did an upgrade.
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While we're on the subject of HDs, I had unusual problem with them, which I assume was a problem with Windows 8. Somehow the letter of the hard-drive (d:) was erased. There may have been some human error, but obviously no operating system should allow this to happen. I ended up having to re-install Windows and lose all my savegames etc. I hope this is fixed by the time Windows 8 goes for sale so no one else has to suffer this strange and possibly catastrophic problem.

In response to The Stigg: Windows 8 has a lot of potential and is mostly a great (and possibly game-changing) operating system. However, at the moment it has some known issues with a surprising number of games. I manage to work with it, and do without when I must, but you should consider waiting until all the wrinkles have been ironed out
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I had a problem where my second HDD wasnt recognised by Windows 8 but managed to resolve it in the end. went to disk management and the hard drive was recognised as soon as i manually gave it a drive letter. Also weird, it wont boot unless i put my SSD as my second boot device in BIOS...never used to do this! Also my mouse and other devices are staying on when shutting down the PC since installing Windows 8...again not sure how / why as i would have thought this was a bios issue. Think my PC is having a funny 5mins.

Other than this, boot times are quicker, everything runs smoothly, all drivers seems to work fine, games all work, very simular to windows 7 once the stardock 8 software has been installed and even managed to download a free gadget app which adds windows 7 gadgets back into Windows 8.

All in all, if i was paying for it, i wouldnt really bother. As i got it under my current license for free it was worth doing. A 6gbps SATA HDD is much faster booting / restarting / shutting down in Windows 8 so it could be more worthwhile for non SSD users.
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Lame you cant make an ad-hoc network anymore in Win 8 frown.gif
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