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I'm thinking about giving Windows 8 with Start8 a shot (I hate hate hate the metro ui) but I have some questions I haven't been able to find clear answers for. Rep and love for anyone who can answer any or all questions!
1) If I buy Windows 8 from here, does this also cover fresh installs or is this an upgrade only license? This question may be dumb I'm not sure. I'd like to do a fresh install as I've read upgrading can be problematic

Yes, the download will allow you to burn a ISO to a DVD or Flash drive to do a clean install.
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2) Does Windows 8 have less crap on it? For example, Windows 7 right now has 50 active processes running. Does Windows 8 have less bloat? Is it cleaner per say?

Currently my system is running 24 Windows processes. Is that less than Win 7? I don't really know, never really paid that close attention.
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3) Is the Start8 addon clunky at all? Are there any problems with using the classic UI exclusively?

No on both accounts, but you won't have access to Windows 8 apps if you use Start8 exclusively. Metro can be accessed though Start8's start menu if you choose to use Metro to access the apps.

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4) Are their any compatibility issues with commonly used programs like Firefox and your average game?

Firefox isn't officially compatible with Win 8 (yet), I haven't tried it since doing the clean install. Firefox would crash when I attempted to run it under the upgrade, but so would most of my programs (hasn't been an issue with the clean install with the same programs with no further updating).

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5) Does Windows 8 recognize and configure itself better for SSDs? Windows 7 requires some tweaking, I'm hoping Windows 8 doesn't.

I believe only thing that needs to be tweaked is indexing & Super Fetch , disk defrag is automatically shut off for SSDs in Win 8. Your SSD may come with a program that will auto disable what it needs to, mine did.

Edited: Just downloaded and installed Firefox, seems to work fine.
Edited by 32oz - 10/28/12 at 3:31am
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Firefox isn't officially compatible with Win 8 (yet), I haven't tried it since doing the clean install. Firefox would crash when I attempted to run it under the upgrade, but so would most of my programs (hasn't been an issue with the clean install with the same programs with no further updating).

Edited: Just downloaded and installed Firefox, seems to work fine.

Was the Win7 that you upgraded from used for a long time? Because I still don't have problems, although my Win7 was hardly used (I used Consumer Preview while 7 basically collected dust on my drive).
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Was the Win7 that you upgraded from used for a long time? Because I still don't have problems, although my Win7 was hardly used (I used Consumer Preview while 7 basically collected dust on my drive).

Nah, my copy of Win 7 was bought and installed along with my new system (sig rig) just last month.

Edited: Before I forget, I wanted to mention when I installed Firefox this time around it also installed a Metro app that opens the same instance as the desktop copy (aka same copy) on the desktop.
Edited by 32oz - 10/28/12 at 3:25am
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post #324 of 1104
If you want all your pc settings available in one place in windows 8 use god mode

Create new folder on desktop, paste this text as the folder name - GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}, then click elsewhere on the desktop. God mode added

Makes it easy to navigate every setting will ever need
Edited by Ghost12 - 10/28/12 at 4:08am
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Originally Posted by Tslm View Post

I'm thinking about giving Windows 8 with Start8 a shot (I hate hate hate the metro ui) but I have some questions I haven't been able to find clear answers for. Rep and love for anyone who can answer any or all questions!
1) If I buy Windows 8 from here, does this also cover fresh installs or is this an upgrade only license? This question may be dumb I'm not sure. I'd like to do a fresh install as I've read upgrading can be problematic

Yes, the download will allow you to burn a ISO to a DVD or Flash drive to do a clean install.
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2) Does Windows 8 have less crap on it? For example, Windows 7 right now has 50 active processes running. Does Windows 8 have less bloat? Is it cleaner per say?

Currently my system is running 24 Windows processes. Is that less than Win 7? I don't really know, never really paid that close attention.
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3) Is the Start8 addon clunky at all? Are there any problems with using the classic UI exclusively?

No on both accounts, but you won't have access to Windows 8 apps if you use Start8 exclusively. Metro can be accessed though Start8's start menu if you choose to use Metro to access the apps.

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4) Are their any compatibility issues with commonly used programs like Firefox and your average game?

Firefox isn't officially compatible with Win 8 (yet), I haven't tried it since doing the clean install. Firefox would crash when I attempted to run it under the upgrade, but so would most of my programs (hasn't been an issue with the clean install with the same programs with no further updating).

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5) Does Windows 8 recognize and configure itself better for SSDs? Windows 7 requires some tweaking, I'm hoping Windows 8 doesn't.

I believe only thing that needs to be tweaked is indexing & Super Fetch , disk defrag is automatically shut off for SSDs in Win 8. Your SSD may come with a program that will auto disable what it needs to, mine did.

Edited: Just downloaded and installed Firefox, seems to work fine.

Very helpful, tyty <3
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One thing I just noticed on Firefox in Windows 8 is that black text, such as in this forum, has terrible ghosting while scrolling, while both IE 10 and Google Chrome don't. Strange!
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One thing I just noticed on Firefox in Windows 8 is that black text, such as in this forum, has terrible ghosting while scrolling, while both IE 10 and Google Chrome don't. Strange!
Put in a bug report... odd.

EDIT: Just tried it... doesn't happen for me.
Edited by 3930K - 10/28/12 at 5:18am
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Using Windows 8 as I post this! I was a little skeptic, but it seems kinda cool with Start8
 
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Now you'll give your finger tips cancer wink.gif

Meh w/e, what doesn't give you cancer. I think this is my next purchase down the road, 20 touch points, you can control it with your hands and feet at the same time!

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4861159&CatId=5469
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Meh w/e, what doesn't give you cancer. I think this is my next purchase down the road, 20 touch points, you can control it with your hands and feet at the same time!
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4861159&CatId=5469

That is soooooooooo expensive.
 
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