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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 #171 of 711
For me, No I will not be updating to W8 for my desktops. I love the "classic" windows design and layout, and I feel that for functionality on a PC W8 is not going to improve my user experience. This is not worth the 3% of performance gain in most games to me.

However, I will be getting a W8 tablet, and I cannot express how excited I am about getting it. M$ true functionality on a tablet is where W8 will shine. I have very high expectations for the O/S in this business! thumb.gif

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post #172 of 711
Why would i switch from Win 7 to Win 8.. I still haven't found good reason so no thanks..
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post #173 of 711
Finished the install a few minutes ago on my laptop. Upgraded to Win8Pro ($15 key) straight from the Win8 Release Preview, worked fine. I was under the impression I wasn't going to be able to do that but it worked without issue. Have no problems with it right now. Depending on how smoothly this works over the next few weeks, I may upgrade my desktop, but I'm holding off for now.
 
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post #174 of 711
Nope. I prefer an OS that looks like it's made for the type of hardware I'm running (a desktop pc). Win7 works fine and win8 just looks awkward, even if it is slightly faster under the hood.
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post #175 of 711
Do you guys notice any performance drops in games under Windows 8?
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post #176 of 711
I wont be upgrading for a bit...I prefer not to be a beta tester that has to pay for the freaking priviledge to do so...
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post #177 of 711
I did the whole upgrade assistant thing, purchased digital copy and started installing. But when it restarts for the first time and comes back up with the windows 8 icon on a black screen and the swirling dots, it freezes when in the "Readying Devices" stage at non specific percentages. So im not sure whats going on.
post #178 of 711
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Originally Posted by MaxWaves View Post

Why would i switch from Win 7 to Win 8.. I still haven't found good reason so no thanks..
Because some people like myself want the newest and latest versions for everything.

Windows 8 going strong as of yesterday. No problems whatsoever except one driver incompatibility because they haven't updated their drivers.
post #179 of 711
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Originally Posted by Descadent View Post

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)

Never.
post #180 of 711
One thing I find to be awesome is them allowing an upgrade for a fraction of the price.

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