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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)
911 Total Votes  
post #271 of 711
I am more curious than anything just to play around with it. One thing I want though is the ability to install the OS fresh. I refuse to install anything over the top of my current install for performance reasons and lots of issues in the past with this. So I have to ask, those of you that have already upgraded.. can you install this fresh or does this install plop on top of your current OS install? Is there a full version that is on sale or is this the only thing M$ is offering?
post #272 of 711
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Originally Posted by pravius View Post

I am more curious than anything just to play around with it. One thing I want though is the ability to install the OS fresh. I refuse to install anything over the top of my current install for performance reasons and lots of issues in the past with this. So I have to ask, those of you that have already upgraded.. can you install this fresh or does this install plop on top of your current OS install? Is there a full version that is on sale or is this the only thing M$ is offering?

yes upgrades can be fresh installed...however I have installed 8 over 7 on two machines and there is no performance difference and it was the smoothest and easy upgrade probably in history of M$
post #273 of 711
Installed it last night and played around with it for 10 minutes. Once I start customizing things to my liking it'll be much better. Main issue I'm having with it right now is that I can get the UEFI firmware settings tile to show up. Grrr...
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post #274 of 711
I don't like windows 8....so im sticking back to windows 7
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Just "upgraded" my parents computer for them, lol.

Seems silly that you need a Microsoft account to use their store but whatever I guess, told my parents to just avoid the store for the time being, lol.
 
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post #276 of 711
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Just "upgraded" my parents computer for them, lol.
Seems silly that you need a Microsoft account to use their store but whatever I guess, told my parents to just avoid the store for the time being, lol.

yup m$ joins apple and google with stores and accounts
post #277 of 711
Bought an upgrade for $14.99...waiting awhile to upgrade though, if ever
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post #278 of 711
I will be making an image of my current win 7 and doing a clean install of windows 8.
post #279 of 711
If they released a business version without the tiles and ma store stuff I would be intereste and no I do not care if it can be avoided now, I want it not there at all lol.
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post #280 of 711
Got it, love it for the most part.
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