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Poll Results: Switching to Windows 8?

 
  • 30% (275)
    Yes
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    No
  • 9% (87)
    Maybe (and I have tried it)
  • 13% (121)
    Maybe (and I HAVEN't tried it)
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post #291 of 711
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Originally Posted by Derko1 View Post

Man... my worry is just simply having to lose all of my save games.

Is there any guides of stripping down any unneeded services/processes yet?

For the save game.you can use Gamesave Manager. It should automatically detect the saves. After you format, just download gsm and just restore the saves. But I'm not too sure if gsm supports win 8 yet but I think it does.

For the unneeded services, check out Sean's windows 8 guide in the hdd section.
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post #292 of 711
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For the save game.you can use Gamesave Manager. It should automatically detect the saves. After you format, just download gsm and just restore the saves. But I'm not too sure if gsm supports win 8 yet but I think it does.
For the unneeded services, check out Sean's windows 8 guide in the hdd section.

I just went to the site and it indeed supports Win8. I am creating back ups now.... 7.06 gigs! I think I may go ahead and do the upgrade. I was worried about certain games not working, but for the most part, they look like they all work.
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Installed it on my G72GX when it launched (had the RP on there before) but didn't plan on doing it on my desktop rig. That is until my primary drive failed catastrophically on Friday with no warning. Everything gone. Thankfully I had a second drive in it for media storage, Did a fresh install of Win8 and my desktop is back up and running. It's nice to start fresh, but man, all that data just gone frown.gif


 
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post #294 of 711
Not sure yet, Probably after it has matured and game compatibility issues have been worked out. Then again all it is windows 7 with the metro GUI in.
    
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Installed it on my G72GX when it launched (had the RP on there before) but didn't plan on doing it on my desktop rig. That is until my primary drive failed catastrophically on Friday with no warning. Everything gone. Thankfully I had a second drive in it for media storage, Did a fresh install of Win8 and my desktop is back up and running. It's nice to start fresh, but man, all that data just gone frown.gif


wow that's a crazy set up drool.gif
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So I just did the switch and am having an issue already. I'm trying to install an application and it's telling me that I do not have sufficient privileges to install the application. I disabled UAC and it still says the same thing. Any ideas?

Edit: Found a fix... had to install the program through command prompt... I gave in and bought Start8, it's just 1000x easier that way. I LOVE WINDOWS 8 NOW! rolleyes.gif
Edited by Derko1 - 11/5/12 at 7:05pm
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So I just did the switch and am having an issue already. I'm trying to install an application and it's telling me that I do not have sufficient privileges to install the application. I disabled UAC and it still says the same thing. Any ideas?
Edit: Found a fix... had to install the program through command prompt... I gave in and bought Start8, it's just 1000x easier that way. I LOVE WINDOWS 8 NOW! rolleyes.gif

never seen anything like that.
post #298 of 711
Yea, it's something weird going on with .msi installers.

So my 3D Marks score went down almost 400 points... weird. I'm sure it doesn't make a huge difference in real world applications, but it just seems like a lot.

Windows 7 : 17365
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4846631

Windows 8 : 16986
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4859187

Same exact everything, except for the OS change.
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Originally Posted by Marafice Eye View Post

Installed it on my G72GX when it launched (had the RP on there before) but didn't plan on doing it on my desktop rig. That is until my primary drive failed catastrophically on Friday with no warning. Everything gone. Thankfully I had a second drive in it for media storage, Did a fresh install of Win8 and my desktop is back up and running. It's nice to start fresh, but man, all that data just gone frown.gif


I suggest making backups in the future.
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Can you swap the hdd platters to a similar working hdd?
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