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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)
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post #631 of 711
Just got my copy of 8 from the university installed on my bulldozer.
I hope to try out BF3 on it tonight to see if there is any difference, prob not but ya never know.

I'm going to have the bulldozer as my main gaming machine running 8, and my media center computer running 7.
Unfortunately the bulldozer only has a HDD and no SSd, which means I'll have to re-install once i get one for it.
By that time I'll decide whether I still like 7 for gaming, or to upgrade to 8 for good.

Only thing I really like about 8 is the quicker startup times, convenient since I randomly mess with bios overclocking and have to restart time and time again.
The clock startup screen and weather metro tiles are nice too i guess, but I will definitely be looking for a start menu button add-on for the taskbar since I'm resistant to changing my muscle memory.
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post #632 of 711
Quote:
Originally Posted by Descadent View Post

as we said in the posts, not if you are running them in surround or eyefinity. If you have it on activate all displays then there are some driver issues with the corner menus pulling on all 3 monitors, but surround is flawless other than the taskbar isn't centered. it's a huge one.
Ah got it...
post #633 of 711
I've been running Windows 8 Pro x64 since the launch. I didn't have any issues until recently where I discovered that Crysis 2 in mode DirectX 11 will simply not run on my Windows 8 box. After researching the problem I discovered that a lot of users are having the exact same issue.

As far as I can tell, Win 8 bring very little new to the table for a standard desktop/laptop. MS in my mind completely sold out much of its UI in a panic move to be more tablet/phone friendly. And I don't believe there are any games right now that support DirectX 11.1 that would possibly justify upgrading.
post #634 of 711
I have yet to see a valid reason to use 8 without a touchscreen.
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post #635 of 711
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Castaa View Post

I've been running Windows 8 Pro x64 since the launch. I didn't have any issues until recently where I discovered that Crysis 2 in mode DirectX 11 will simply not run on my Windows 8 box. After researching the problem I discovered that a lot of users are having the exact same issue.

As far as I can tell, Win 8 bring very little new to the table for a standard desktop/laptop. MS in my mind completely sold out much of its UI in a panic move to be more tablet/phone friendly. And I don't believe there are any games right now that support DirectX 11.1 that would possibly justify upgrading.

interesting crysis 2 including all games work just perfectly normal for me. Even through the upgrade, but I eventually formatted and did clean install anyways no issues.

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I have yet to see a valid reason to use 8 without a touchscreen.

because it doesn't work with a mouse and there isn't a desktop part of it right?
post #636 of 711
I randomly get alt tabbed in Win8.

I get no message (like popups at taskbar or such) or any sounds. I just get flat out alt tabbed @ random when playing something.


Win8 is not only uglier its also more of a hassle than win7.
post #637 of 711
after updating the bios and drivers win8 so far got the upper hand in gaming ( on the other hand my hardware doesn't have any problem with anything )
post #638 of 711
I've been on Windows 8 for a couple months now, hey for $30 why not?

I remember the big fuss about troubles getting to the desktop. I click a button and I'm there. I've had zero issues with Windows 8, and quite like the new experience so far.

Full disclosure: I spend absolutely no time in metro. It's not that I hate it, it's just I don't have a reason to be there.
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post #639 of 711
I just started using Win 8 x64 on my 6 core amd, and I'm still on the fence over win8's usefulness.
My idea was to try it out before I get a new SSD for the os, so I did.
I got sick of using the pos metro after about 15 mins of searching for all my missing shortcuts, so
I installed a start menu addon, and also a gadget addon since m$ decided to do away with desktop gadgets.

after tinkering with that stuff
I ran a cinebench cpu & opengl test and it was actually kinda odd:
I scored better by +0.07 on the cpu test, and worse in the opengl by about 2 fps.
I'll probably go back to win 7 for the ssd in the end, since using addons for start menus and gadgets just slows everything down.rolleyes.gif
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post #640 of 711
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win 8 on ssd is still faster.
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