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my actual window is fine ,i dont need a new os,where is that wrist kinect for pc?that i need tho!
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I know I will be getting windows 8 while its still cheat @ $30 because my next best option is xp. I skipped vista and 7
    
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I know it's been asked a few times if you can reinstall/move Windows 8 to a different computer, so, I fired up Microsofts good ol' EULA and took some screen shots. Looks pretty straight forward to me.


 
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I'm not a fan of Windows 8 but lets be fair... this doesn't mean Windows 8 is worse then Windows 7.

It could just caused by the that Vista was pretty poor so people wanted to upgrade soon, then 7 was pretty solid so people aren't upgrading as fast (and that's just one explanation if someone wanted to play devil's advocate).
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I'm not a fan of Windows 8 but lets be fair... this doesn't mean Windows 8 is worse then Windows 7.
It could just caused by the that Vista was pretty poor so people wanted to upgrade soon, then 7 was pretty solid so people aren't upgrading as fast (and that's just one explanation if someone wanted to play devil's advocate).

Exactly what I said earlier in the thread and it makes logical sense to me.
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I'm not a fan of Windows 8 but lets be fair... this doesn't mean Windows 8 is worse then Windows 7.
It could just caused by the that Vista was pretty poor so people wanted to upgrade soon, then 7 was pretty solid so people aren't upgrading as fast (and that's just one explanation if someone wanted to play devil's advocate).

I made this very point. Before we had XP hold outs and Vista owners who were happy by then jumping Win 7 rather quickly.

Now with a very polished system Win 7 that won't yield the same results.

Take away the Win 8 Metro apps and Win 8 is a slightly better system. It took me a little over three weeks for the learning curve to kick in. My left brain is no longer fighting my bright brain in order to get things accomplished on my computer. I find that things are actually easier to get to I just didn't know how to go about it originally. As for the Metro apps you can remove everything off your start splash page and virtually make Windows 8 Metro apps non exsistent. However there's no way to bypass the start splash page but can be done so with one click Or keystroke.

Is it worth the upgrade? I think so but it's not dire. Should you upgrade? If you have the money. Why not. Is it necessary? By no means.

However now that I've tried Win 8, I don't want to go back to Windows 7. As for my kids system since it's the middle of the school year I don't want to impose on them a greater learning curve I've decided to keep them on Windows 7.

4 million copies sold in four days. Not to shabby. Does this all make any difference at the end of the day? Not one bit. See eventually Windows 7 will have no more support & by Windows 9 we'll all be on the same page.
     
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They are giving it away for $15, that's how confident MS is, lol.
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They are giving it away for $15, that's how confident MS is, lol.

They gave away Windows 7 for free. Your point?
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I have Windows 8 on a virtual machine. I want to enjoy it, but I cant get over the UI. I know I can get to the desktop easily, but it is the other things that drive me crazy. Half of the settings, and basic options for a PC are hidden, or somewhere not to be found.

Windows 8 has the same feel as a console port, its unoptimized for the PC. Its sad because if they just built the OS to load different options for computers, it could have been a better OS than 7. Since I can't stand console port games, there is a very low chance of me ever switching to Windows 8.
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I have Windows 8 on a virtual machine. I want to enjoy it, but I cant get over the UI. I know I can get to the desktop easily, but it is the other things that drive me crazy. Half of the settings, and basic options for a PC are hidden, or somewhere not to be found.
Windows 8 has the same feel as a console port, its unoptimized for the PC. Its sad because if they just built the OS to load different options for computers, it could have been a better OS than 7. Since I can't stand console port games, there is a very low chance of me ever switching to Windows 8.

Some stuff may appear hidden. But everything is still in the control panel, like 7.
 
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