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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 #651 of 711
bought windows 8 for 15usd since it was cheap. but i'm fine with win7 for games.
post #652 of 711
I switched over because of my interest in new technology, and the slight possibility of developing an app for Windows Store. But, even though the changes go beyond just MUI, I don't see many reasons for people to do the upgrade from Windows 7. If you happen to be on Windows XP or Vista, the upgrade price is great.
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Have not bought it, just built a new machine and put Win 7 x64 on it.

Used it on my laptop's spare HDD, but I got rid of it soon after.

Im not a fan of having the metro "overlay", feels like i'm running two operating systems side by side, but with features taken from the desktop side and morphed into metro so you're forced to use it. Plus settings only work in the part of win8 you set them in,

Metro just adds an extra step to doing anything, it starts default to metro, to browse all your programs you have to open metro...even if it is a desktop application

Big colourful blocks don't enhance the PC experience for me.
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Originally Posted by TristanShiz View Post

Have not bought it, just built a new machine and put Win 7 x64 on it.

Used it on my laptop's spare HDD, but I got rid of it soon after.

Im not a fan of having the metro "overlay", feels like i'm running two operating systems side by side, but with features taken from the desktop side and morphed into metro so you're forced to use it. Plus settings only work in the part of win8 you set them in,

Metro just adds an extra step to doing anything, it starts default to metro, to browse all your programs you have to open metro...even if it is a desktop application

Big colourful blocks don't enhance the PC experience for me.

you don't have to spend your time using those big blocks , i rarely use them actually , all my time is on the desktop
post #655 of 711
May as well stay on 7 then.
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Originally Posted by Descadent View Post

go to ninite.com and get the start button for free. it's called classic start. one of the best sites ever especially if you just formatted


Thanks for the link there mate, haven't stumbled across that site until now.
[Not using win8 at the moment, im currently back on 7 x64]
Very useful site/implementation, especially when doing multiple OS re-installs a week. Definitely saves some time finding download links etc.

+Rep for you kind sir! thumb.gif
post #657 of 711
Well, I have been using windows 8 on my laptop for over a month now and on my gaming machine just over a week. I have the start menu (got it at ninite, as soon as I put it on both machines) and it runs well. Only reason I got it, it was very cheap upgrade at the moment. Also support for 7 will die.

I have one major gripe about windows 8. For multiple screens it is just plain stupid that you cannot have one central screen for the task bar/ system tray. I find it hard to believe that in this day and age Microsoft did not allow for multiple screens. After all it is becoming much more common. I guess the graphic card manufactures will have to come out with a fix.
post #658 of 711
I already upgraded to Windows 8.

I did it because:
- It cost me $15
- I personally really like the look of Windows 8
- My computer boots faster and feels snappier than it did with Windows 7 (and that felt pretty fast as it was)

In my experience it doesn't work well on low RPM drives. I loaded it on my storage partition (3x 500GB @5400 RPM HDDs in RAID5) and it ran pretty poorly, skipped all over the place. However, once I loaded it in my main SSD OS partition it works great.

The only issue I've run into thus far is that I have gotten the "DPC Watchdog Violation" BSOD a few times, even with the latest SSD firmware from Intel on my 320 series in RAID0. Although it's only happened on cold boots and the worst thing it's done is cause the system to restart. It always boots fine the second time. I haven't tried upgrading my mobo's firmware in years so I suspect the old SATA controller firmware is to blame.

Only thing keeping me from getting a Surface tablet is the poor availability of free apps and not having a good excuse for the gf on why we should get one... tongue.gif
post #659 of 711
Along with what others are saying for $15 dollars this is the cheapest upgrade for my computer that i have ever done. It only takes a short amount of time to get used to. I really don't understand all the hate on the OS though.
     
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post #660 of 711
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Originally Posted by Castaa View Post

You can still search after pressing the Windows key. Just start typing your search after pressing it.

Try hitting the windows key and typing "device manager" is what I meant. Why oh why did they remove this for the desktop environment . It makes sense not to have that for tablets but to remove it from the desktop is just nuts. I'm sure its a cynical attempt to force people to use metro.
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