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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)
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post #311 of 711
That's what I thought too /\/\/\/\/\ Isn't RTM the same as the final?

What problems did you have with it?
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I have been using Windows 8 since the Consumer Preview has been available. It's veen a snappier experiece for me ever since. Everything works as it did with Windows 7 just faster in my experience. Component manufacturers have caught up and released Windows 8 compatible drivers (though windows was able to detect everything I have thrown at it so far). The Modern UI definately takes some getting used to but once you get it setup the way you want your most important information is at your fingertips (I'm sounding like a Microsoft commercial lol). My gaming experience has been great thus far. In terms of compatibility I actually was able to get Race Driver Grid working on Windows 8 x64 and I could not get it working on Windows 7 x64. That's usually the other way around. Microsoft seems to be heading in the right direction with Windows 8. Lots of small tweaks have been made to make the Desktop experience better. Small things like the ability to add network locations to Libraries is a huge plus for me (5 pc's on my home network. Lots of data everywhere) The only thing Microsoft loses points for with me is not allowing users to choose between the Start Screen and the classic Start Menu. You now have to rely on a 3rd party app for that. I say go for it. The lack of the Start Menu isn't enough to deter me from using the new OS. It's a every small learning curve and most of your time will be spent on the Desktop anyway.
post #313 of 711
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Originally Posted by Derko1 View Post

That's what I thought too /\/\/\/\/\ Isn't RTM the same as the final?
What problems did you have with it?

it's not there are changes from the rtm version I tried before I bought 8.. mostly in the apps really from being outdated preview apps with bugs to official updated releases in the release version of 8
post #314 of 711
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it's not there are changes from the rtm version I tried before I bought 8.. mostly in the apps really from being outdated preview apps with bugs to official updated releases in the release version of 8

I have a RTM copy and the upgrade copy I bought and downloaded from MS and they are identical. Same build and same apps. And both need app updates after install anyway.

Maybe you are confusing RP? Or a *cough* Questionable RTM *cough*
Edited by Captain318 - 11/6/12 at 10:56am
     
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I've tested windows 8 for one month now,clean install,everything done from scratch,optimized,cleaned,tweaked,everything that made windows 7 run perfect I applied to windows 8 aswell,the surprise is that windows 8 started to hick up,frame drops in BF3 (notice this game was tested on windows 7).
Apps in metro stopped working for no reason.
I don't like windows 8 at all.
I like windows to run perfectly when i install it,i do everything by the book and I install everything in an order,now I'm back to windows 7 from system backup image.
I do not recomend installing windows 8 till sp 1.
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post #316 of 711
Between the crap that are the ATI drivers and then UAC... I am so fed up with this. MSI afterburner does not work with it... I have no sound, because the stupid cards have too low a voltage to pass through sound. I love how I spent $1k on the two cards and I can't even simply just install a driver and expect them to work!!!! What a huge mistake to switch to 8... mad.gif

Things were working fine with 7...
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post #317 of 711
Running windows 8 pro on the 12.11 beta drivers, no issues gaming fps is about same across the board. But Windows 8 itself feels much faster than windows 7, I think before its all done and said gamers will move over to this OS.
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Running windows 8 pro on the 12.11 beta drivers, no issues gaming fps is about same across the board. But Windows 8 itself feels much faster than windows 7, I think before its all done and said gamers will move over to this OS.

Yea, I'm sure you're not having issues. You're a whole generation behind. The issues are only on the HD7xxx series.
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post #319 of 711
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Yea, I'm sure you're not having issues. You're a whole generation behind. The issues are only on the HD7xxx series.

Sounds more like a AMD issue than a Windows 8 issue to me
     
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i have had windows 8 sinse the original leaked alpha before they even decided to add a store
i have updated it ever since
i know run windows 8 pro on all my pcs and on some of my customers
it is much faster and reliable
sinse they removed aero desktop there is less graphic conflicts (pixelated 1990 games)
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