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Metro seems to be ok if you only have a few programs, but once you pile on the installs I can see it being a major PITA. The sorting system (or lack there of) makes Metro nearly useless with a large number of programs. I installed Start8, so now I have both Metro and the old start menu. thumb.gif
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How does one change the user name at the top right without making a new user?
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Originally Posted by 32oz View Post

How does one change the user name at the top right without making a new user?

Good question. But there is another way if you want to join. Someone (I think it was the thread starter) said you can take a screenshot of winver and notepad with your OCN name.

Here's mine (bought it yesterday morning smile.gif ):



EDIT: You can also use Classic Shell, as it's free.
Edited by JKuhn - 10/27/12 at 5:27am
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post #274 of 1104
Completed my upgrade yesterday from the preview. No underlying windows other than preview and no other license. Cost me 24.99, absolute bargain and received my media centre code today also. The metro screen icons are a lot nicer in pro v preview. I don't use the apps just pin all my programmes
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Heard you can use http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/ to give a Windows 7 feel.

I don't have Windows 8 but i do plan to upgrade soon. I would appreciate your feedback on steam games and Origin games such as BF3 if performance has improved and how fast are boot times if you have a SSD?

Is there a benchmark out yet?

Is it worth a upgrade?

Advice?
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Completed my upgrade yesterday from the preview. No underlying windows other than preview and no other license. Cost me 24.99, absolute bargain and received my media centre code today also. The metro screen icons are a lot nicer in pro v preview. I don't use the apps just pin all my programmes

How in the world did you get it for 24.99?
post #277 of 1104
I'm in.


Edited by Sonikku13 - 10/27/12 at 7:06am
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How in the world did you get it for 24.99?

That's how much it is for the upgrade. £24.99. I was only running free preview version. The upgrade checker checks for existing windows 8 to my knowledge and that is the upgrade cost to pro. I now have windows 8 pro with media centre for the sum total of £24.99. Bargain
post #279 of 1104
Any performance improve or changes with Windows 8 playing Origin games such as BF3 and Steam games?

I may consider getting Win 8 today but unsure at the moment.

Which is better? Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro?

I only browse the net, play games and don't listen to music cuz i can only hear in one ear.

I game A LOT.
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Any performance improve or changes with Windows 8 playing Origin games such as BF3 and Steam games?
I may consider getting Win 8 today but unsure at the moment.
Which is better? Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro?
I only browse the net, play games and don't listen to music cuz i can only hear in one ear.
I game A LOT.

I don't notice any difference. Only issue I had in preview was battlelog would not work in ie but on windows 8 pro it works perfect.
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