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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 #701 of 711
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Originally Posted by kriz225 View Post

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

Strange, though I haven't used any Metro apps since like the first week of install (except the mail client) all of my time is spent on the desktop.
 
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post #702 of 711
Nope.
I tried the beta and i didn't liked it mostly because of the metro ui.I also don't like the direction ms is going for.
If you ask me this is an os designed for tablets with touch screens not desktop pcs.
Plus i've heard people having compatibility issues with certain games.
post #703 of 711
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Originally Posted by John Shepard View Post

Nope.
I tried the beta and i didn't liked it mostly because of the metro ui.I also don't like the direction ms is going for.
If you ask me this is an os designed for tablets with touch screens not desktop pcs.
Plus i've heard people having compatibility issues with certain games.

every game that worked on 7 works on 8.
post #704 of 711
Pfft.. Windows for Work Groups 3.11 FTW... buttkick.gif
post #705 of 711
I've been on Windoes 8 Pro for about 3 months, every game works, dont really use the metro ui, always on dekstop mode unless i need to search for an app. The OS itself is very efficient, and for 15$ I paid, i'm happy with it.

Only had 1 problem with nvidia drivers, then i found out it was caused by some weird conflict when mozilla was opened and sli was on, using chrome now and no nvidia conflict.
post #706 of 711
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Originally Posted by John Shepard View Post

If you ask me this is an os designed for tablets with touch screens not desktop pcs.

This is a misconception many people have that do not take the time to dive into Windows 8. Windows 8 is, at it's core, an optimized and cleaned up version of Windows 7. The core OS is quicker, smaller foot print and has a number of nice features like the new Task manager and File Explorer.

What Microsoft then did is tack on a touch interface to this core desktop OS. Since people only see the Metro interface they presume that is the core of the OS and they are wrong. It is basically a menu overlay.
post #707 of 711
I have switched and I hate to admit it but I actually like win8 better than 7. There, I admit it!
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post #708 of 711
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Originally Posted by Mopar63 View Post

This is a misconception many people have that do not take the time to dive into Windows 8. Windows 8 is, at it's core, an optimized and cleaned up version of Windows 7. The core OS is quicker, smaller foot print and has a number of nice features like the new Task manager and File Explorer.

What Microsoft then did is tack on a touch interface to this core desktop OS. Since people only see the Metro interface they presume that is the core of the OS and they are wrong. It is basically a menu overlay.

unfortunately you're preaching to the choir. but truth
post #709 of 711
Switched to Win 8, and don't miss Win 7 at all. Every game that worked on Win 7 works on Win 8. No problems here at all.
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post #710 of 711
I am having no issues at all with WIN 8, I hope that they bring the start menu back but other than that I will not be going backwards to WIN 7
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