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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)
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post #111 of 711
No, what little I've seen of it, doesn't seem like an advantage over Win 7. I just built this rig and don't feel like spending more money and time on a OS I 'm not sure about. Maybe after it's been out for awhile and (if it) becomes the "OMG you gotta get this", like Win XP was over Win 98.
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post #112 of 711
Hahaha I tested out the rc boasting it could run windows 7 apps, but I couldn't even install steam let alone any of the games I owned. Maybe down the road...


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post #113 of 711
i already switched over and liked it to the point where i moved all my games from old win 7 c: drive to my 10000rpm drive, and have yet to boot back up into win 7 but once. plus the fact that win 8 is on my new ssd and win 7 was on my old 7200 drive, so that made a world of difference. im liking the ui changes although dont find myself using the start screen besides the mail app and to search for programs/files
steam works great for me and accepted the files from my old drive so i didnt have to re-DL them, and are running great with the newest drivers
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post #114 of 711
Gonna skip it for now. Got win 7 all fixed how I like it and everything I use works 100%. Maybe in a year or 2 if I'm bored I'll upgrade once I'm sure all the bugs are gone.
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post #115 of 711
Hell no. Switching from a mature platform to new blood? No thanks, until SP1 W8..
 
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post #116 of 711
i havent noticed any bugs, i stuck with vista all the way through, i stuck with 7 all the way from RC to now, and now im loving windows 8
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post #117 of 711
I have windows 8 installed on my laptop but windows 7 on desktop for my gaming needs...I plan to see how w8 runs on this laptop for a couple of months and then maybe down the line put 8 on my desktop also, but for now i'm using both and playing around with windows 8 on laptop, testing the os.

So far I love it, at first I wasn't into the metro style, but once you get the hang of it, it is really awesome. W8 is so fast and fluid, i still can't believe it.
    
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post #118 of 711
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aestylis View Post

Upgrading as soon as the link becomes live.
$39.99 for Pro
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/buy?ocid=GA8_O_WOL_DIS_ShopHP_FPP_Light

Does anyone know if a dual boot (Win 7/Win 8) can be setup with an upgrade such as the above? I might be willing to give 8 a try for $40 if it can.
Edited by 32oz - 10/25/12 at 10:17pm
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post #119 of 711
I'll keep it on my laptop, and keep Windows 7 on my desktop.

I do like Windows 8 though.
post #120 of 711
Yep. I got two keys.
    
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