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For those who've tried Windows 8:

1. How long to upgrade start to finish approximately?

2. How successful was importing all the software from Windows 7 like Itunes, games, etc transfer without having to reinstall?

3. Have you tried gaming and were there any issues?
     
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You can get the ISO and a legal key if you have DreamSpark Premium for free.
About that: Is the ISO available in DreamSpark the final (Release) version?

It's the RTM version, so yes, it is the final version.
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3. Have you tried gaming and were there any issues?
None.
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Is it completely possible to use Windows 8 with Start8 WITHOUT ever using Metro?
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Originally Posted by Arizonian View Post

For those who've tried Windows 8:
1. How long to upgrade start to finish approximately?
2. How successful was importing all the software from Windows 7 like Itunes, games, etc transfer without having to reinstall?
3. Have you tried gaming and were there any issues?
The only game issue I had was games for windows & Dark Souls wasn't working properly. A update later fixed it.
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Is it completely possible to use Windows 8 with Start8 WITHOUT ever using Metro?

ClassicShell successfully gets rid of Metro.
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Nice. smile.gif

Will give it a try tommorow morning. Got it downloaded and ready to go. Company incoming and don't want to chance computer offline tonight. It's my entertainment system too. wink.gif

So the "preview" is the full download and then a way to make a payment to release the key? No further downloading to do afterward?
     
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post #88 of 128
Ah, it's nice to be an IT major at a university partnered with Microsoft. Not only do we have access to the full version (not the upgrade) of Windows 8 Professional NOW, but check out these prices (click to enlarge):
freewin8.jpg

As per the University agreement with Microsoft, any software we get through this program, we can keep permanently. After graduation, we can't continue getting additional software though. thumb.gif
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Is it worth it? I know its a broad question but my comp broke down recently and I only had the w7 update not oem. So I was planning on buying w7 again before my "trial" expires, unless w8 is better for gaming. Oh the w8 full 64bit oem prof is the one I want right? And why no ultimate?
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Now if I could just preorder a surface rt also I would be content for a week or so with purchases.
 
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