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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 #511 of 711
Pretty awesome for my Laptop, but on my gaming rigs... something seems not right~biggrin.gif , ill stick with with WIN7 for couple years at least~thumb.gif
post #512 of 711
Not planning on it. I'm quite fed up of having to buy something I don't want (Windows) just to play my games. I hope game developers realize how bad it is to restrain your product to one commercial and closed platform.
post #513 of 711
I put windows 8 on my laptop. Now dongles are not working and such. Will not put it on my main computer yet. I will wait for it to mature.
post #514 of 711
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Originally Posted by Judge34411 View Post

I put windows 8 on my laptop. Now dongles are not working and such. Will not put it on my main computer yet. I will wait for it to mature.

That always happens with laptops with proprietary drivers for their miscellaneous functions. Put Win8 on my Asus laptop and a couple functions don't working, but nothing I miss, everything else is fine.
 
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post #515 of 711
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i got everything working on my asus g74sx. the win 7 drivers and apps work. I think there are some win 8 ones now. So if you got an old laptop, with any OS revision, good luck.
post #516 of 711
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Originally Posted by mRAliN View Post

I own Windows 8 Enterprise Edition and i'm very glad to have it ..
Like the others OS Windows 8 have "+" and "-" ..
Microsoft took out the Start button but it's not so bad , because you can acces lots of information with the "keyboard windows" button smile.gif
What i hate the most on win 8 is : when you start your pc / laptop after windows loading they request every time your password (although you are already connected on it with your email&pass)
Also this OS loading very fast if u have a ssd or a fast hdd .. even faster than win 7. wink.gif
But in my opinion it's a very good OS .. is not "moreee beteeer " than win 7 but it's more "customizable" and that's what i like on it thumb.gif

The start button is still there, it's just hidden. You can still click in the bottom-left corner.
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post #517 of 711
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Originally Posted by patlefort View Post

Not planning on it. I'm quite fed up of having to buy something I don't want (Windows) just to play my games. I hope game developers realize how bad it is to restrain your product to one commercial and closed platform.

How exactly is Windows 8 a closed platform?

Windows RT is closed yes, but the x86 version of Windows 8 is just as open or closed as Windows 7 is/was.
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post #518 of 711
Just waiting for drivers from AMD to mature/throughly tested. Have it on a VM and its pretty nice.
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post #519 of 711
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Versa View Post

Just waiting for drivers from AMD to mature/throughly tested. Have it on a VM and its pretty nice.

there is a difference between win 8 and win 7 drivers for amd?
post #520 of 711
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Originally Posted by JKuhn View Post

The start button is still there, it's just hidden. You can still click in the bottom-left corner.

Yes , i know . But there's no "physical" button like on win 7 .. That's what i tring to say man smile.gif
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