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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)
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post #691 of 711
I just went back to 7 last night after trying out 8 for a month. It's not that I couldn't get used to it so much as I really dislike it. If I had a touch screen it would have been better.. The whole metro thing is useless, I don't need/want any of the apps and opening IE from it wouldn't let me use lots of websites that require plug-ins. My 3Dmark physics score dropped 700 points & games that require a lot of CPU showed the performance loss. I also don't understand how it uses way less resources? My CPU was constantly being used between 3-12% and my HD light was always showing a ton of use. In 7 my HD light may rarely flicker if nothing is going on and CPU use is 0-3% at desktop. I tried uninstalling apps, stopping programs, start8 & shell add-ons. I'm happy to be back on 7, win-8 only started up like 3 seconds faster which for me is nothing & I found no other benefit.
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post #692 of 711
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Originally Posted by batman900 View Post

I just went back to 7 last night after trying out 8 for a month. It's not that I couldn't get used to it so much as I really dislike it. If I had a touch screen it would have been better.. The whole metro thing is useless, I don't need/want any of the apps and opening IE from it wouldn't let me use lots of websites that require plug-ins. My 3Dmark physics score dropped 700 points & games that require a lot of CPU showed the performance loss. I also don't understand how it uses way less resources? My CPU was constantly being used between 3-12% and my HD light was always showing a ton of use. In 7 my HD light may rarely flicker if nothing is going on and CPU use is 0-3% at desktop. I tried uninstalling apps, stopping programs, start8 & shell add-ons. I'm happy to be back on 7, win-8 only started up like 3 seconds faster which for me is nothing & I found no other benefit.

Strange. It's supposed to be a lot faster than 7. Maybe you just got unlucky with that install. Concerning IE, you could just use Chrome or Firefox.
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post #693 of 711
I noticed the same thing with my 3dmark score. The physics score definitely dropped.
post #694 of 711
I am using WIN8 and not having any issues
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post #695 of 711
I haven't even seen the metro/modern UI for ages. Mrs uses this computer (it's close to the kitchen) and hasn't tried to smash it yet - Win8 is all gravy here.
Edited by Chickenman - 2/1/13 at 2:26am
post #696 of 711
I'm very satisfied with Win7, so I'm staying.
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post #697 of 711
I'm happy with Win 7 Myself did have the RTM of 8 didnt like the new UI much but a friend of mine she has been having problems with WoW on Win 8 it seems to gett lower FPS than in 7 but as I dont play it myself I found it ran just as smooth just the UI was to clunky for me.
    
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post #698 of 711
Been on Windows 8 for months.

Haters gonna hate.
post #699 of 711
Windows 8 migration in my home has been nothing but positive. A couple friends that use their PC for as their TV DVR also expressed how the new media center is awesome and the OS has been stable.
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post #700 of 711
Although I am still very much for Windows 8, I have hit a bit of a snag which does not appear to be isolated to myself and I thus feel is worth mentioning...

For the past week or so most of my Metro apps, the majority of which are the included or recommended MS apps (Calendar and Skydrive, for instance) crash immediately after opening. MS does have a utility available for troubleshooting apps which temporarily fixed the issue, but offered little insight as to the root cause and as the issue promptly resurfaced was rather unhelpful. MS' troubleshooting website is also a bit disappointing as it kept timing out while attempting to read some system information and would not allow for any sort of manual override or alternative.

Desktop works just fine though, and is where I spend most of my time so... Not that big a deal for myself. thumb.gif
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