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PC Gamers, Switching to Win 8 PRO?

Poll Results: Switching to Windows 8?

 
  • 30% (275)
    Yes
  • 46% (428)
    No
  • 9% (87)
    Maybe (and I have tried it)
  • 13% (121)
    Maybe (and I HAVEN't tried it)
911 Total Votes  
post #1 of 711
Thread Starter 
Don't come in with your flaming rants about 7 vs. 8

Simple question is are you switching to Windows 8 tomorrow? Why or Why not

Debating on buying Win 8 Pro for System Builders from Amazon for $110 after discount code. I'm like a kid, I wanna play with it(unfortunately I never tried the previews of it because I didn't feel like backing up everything couple months ago)

How to do a clean install:
Step 1: Use the Upgrade Assistant to qualify the PC and pay the $40 (US)
Step 2: When the "Install Windows 8" message appears, select "Install by creating media" to create a bootable USB flash drive or an .iso (a disk image) file.
Step 3: Wait for the Assistant to download the Windows 8 Pro installation package and create the bootable media or .iso file. The flash drive must be have 3GB or more of free space available.
Step 4: Burn the .iso file, if that's the path you chose, to a blank DVD.
Step 5: Use that USB drive or DVD to boot the PC.
Step 6: When you get to the screen in Setup that asks, "Which type of installation do you want?' choose "Custom."
Step 7: Select a disk partition for the OS in the next screen. At this point, you can create a new partition if there's enough space available, or reformat the drive.
Step 8: Continue with the installation of Windows 8 Pro.

Edited out moot point.
post #2 of 711
No because I've spent too long making everything work the way I like it in 7 and I'm lazy.

The closest I'll get to 8 is to dual boot my RMBP sometime maybe,
   
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No, I'm quite happy with Windows 7 and having tried 8 and not really liking it, I'm happy to stay with what I know smile.gif
 
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post #4 of 711
I wont switch till it matures or gets some type of gaming performance edge vs 7 or till I have too. thumb.gif
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post #5 of 711
No.

I've heard that it has some incompatibility with certain games.
post #6 of 711
I don't!it doesn't have window color system acceleration ,I'll probably get it via opencl gpgpu AMD color (got that AMD?)
post #7 of 711
can you still download the RC version from Microsoft to try it out. That you dont buy something your not going to like. I was running it without any issues and games ran perfectly. Even better after you install Start 8 from stardock which gives you the normal start menu back
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post #8 of 711
No because i didn't really notice a notable performance improvement (did notice faster boot) and the GUI really bothers me.
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post #9 of 711
i will be getting 2 licenses via postage mail (key cards, no software) i ordered from newegg. also hoping to receive the Surface Tablet (599$) at the same time. my AMD spare will probably still use Windows 7 for awhile, but my main is going to upgrade, for sure.

i have not used most of the new features or other features (like domain stuff or server stuff). mostly been getting used to the new UI for the start menu and remembering how to close apps and search for stuff. also, Guild wars 2 works on it, so i am happy.
Edited by rgrwng - 10/25/12 at 9:24am
post #10 of 711
I will once I install my new SSD and HDD. So probably not until 11/10 or so. But If I could I would.
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