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I'll upgrade when I can get a free copy through my university smile.gif
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I'll upgrade when I can get a free copy through my university smile.gif

I'm in the same boat.

I'm fine with Windows 7, I'll be fine with Windows 8. In no rush to upgrade.
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Things like differences between configurations that aren't necessarily the fault of the OS.
Drivers, for example. If you only update video drivers on your systems, you are using very old drivers for numerous components on the Windows 7 system. Likewise, a number of configuration changes that may be helpful to older OSes may already have been implemented in Windows 8 by default. If I'm using an OS for any significant length of time, it's going to be tweaked to the utmost, so poor default settings become largely irrelevant.
As for saving time, one could easily argue that updating drivers and configuring an OS is a lot faster than a clean install of Windows and learning to use a new UI.

there really isnt much to learn in windows 8. seriously. i just turned 19, and it took me about an hour to convert. iv been following windows 8 very very closely since it was even a rumor. but im also one of those people that love change.

but, as for drivers, i was using the 296.17 nvidia drivers on both OS's, and the same wifi drivers (im using a dual band usb card. by broadcom) as for chipset, and RAID drivers, they are the same driver version. and both OS's were bone stock. nothing changed. no disabled processes, or tweaked registry. (windows 8 services are wonkey to change, not sure what does what yet)

windows 8 may have metro, BUT it was built from the ground up. looking past metro there shines a very stable and good OS.
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there really isnt much to learn in windows 8. seriously. i just turned 19, and it took me about an hour to convert. iv been following windows 8 very very closely since it was even a rumor. but im also one of those people that love change.
but, as for drivers, i was using the 296.17 nvidia drivers on both OS's, and the same wifi drivers (im using a dual band usb card. by broadcom) as for chipset, and RAID drivers, they are the same driver version. and both OS's were bone stock. nothing changed. no disabled processes, or tweaked registry. (windows 8 services are wonkey to change, not sure what does what yet)
windows 8 may have metro, BUT it was built from the ground up. looking past metro there shines a very stable and good OS.

Ofcourse its fast and stable, all we want is the start button, nothing more.
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Damn I was hoping that they would change it back. I need the windows button. I guess I'll stick with windows 7

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You know, for the people who want just a start menu and thats it, why not just get a 3rd party application?

So you still get the improvements behind the scenes from windows 8, and get to have a start menu.
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I never use the start menu anyway... Everything I use is attached to my taskbar. Start-Menu died years ago for me. But that's just my preference.

I'm also someone that likes change, I tell you what I hate with Windows operating systems:

  • The fact you can do the exact same thing at least 5 ways. Either short-cuts, start menu, taskbar.... how many do we really need to access things? It's ridiculous.
  • I spend 90% of my time either in Steam, on a game, or on the internet, so my browser needs to be quite nice... IE is absolutely rubbish, yet I can't uninstall it (without going all out, doing it via the registry etc...), therefore adding multiple browsers to the list of similar programs that have the same functions.
  • Microsoft Office should be integrated into the OS, none of this, wordpad, rubbish, or millions of different programs to do the same thing. So, basically they should include a basic version of office with home premium, then ultimate version of office with ultimate... and just make it slightly more expensive. Lets face it, almost everyone uses word! Whether it be for a CV or whatever.

I'm yet to try Windows 8, installing it in 6-7 days when I finish uni! Will report my findings back! Haha!
    
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honestly i never really used the start button. the only reason i used it was for the search feature and if they still have that i'll be cool with it.
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Originally Posted by Chunkylad View Post

I have this Windows key on my keyboard, what do?

its simple you just remove they key from your keyboard biggrin.gif
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Wait, wait wait.... Some of you shut down your computers? Blasphemy!
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But...but. I...I..Shutting down my computer? But, why? WHY?! It never did anything wrong to me! *hugs case* shh, my pretty, they don't mean it!

dont worry mines been online for almost 3 years now
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Not upgrading to Windows 8, when Windows 7 works just fine...
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