Originally Posted by villain
I'm using it on a 2nd SSD.
The reason why everything works is probably because 98% of the OS is the same as Windows 7. The backup system in the control panel is called "Windows 7 Backups". And there are start menu entries, just no start menu. But you can add that folder as a toolbar and the start menu is back.
The main improvements are that there is less stuff running in the background and that the task manager is great.
It's funny actually. In Windows 8, they include File History and Windows 7 Backups. File History is Windows 8's backup and of Windows 7 Backup is... well... you know. Windows 7 Backup only backs up the personal files (Music, Pictures, My Documents, Videos, etc.). Say you want to downgrade back to Windows 7, with the backup files you created in windows 8 you can restore your windows 7 personal files. On the other hand, File History keeps a back up of every individual file allowing you to revert to a previous version of that file; similar to the file history menu in the Properties menu via right-click on Windows 7, yet more optimized.
Originally Posted by rainbowart
for the gamers, there's zero to none difference. Tom's just tested win7 vs win8 performance-there's almost no difference, 1-2fps here and there although win8 showed a rather serious problem in the Sleeping Dogs.....soooo i'm happy with my ultimate x64 and i'll stick to my old strategy-get every second windows. been using the legendary 98, skipped 2000/Me crap, enjoyed XP, skipped Vista, now on 7, will skip 8...
This isn't 100% true. In Skyrim, for example, I have went from playing on High Detail at 45-55fps to playing Ultra High at 60fps with no stuttering or screen-tearing. I believe this is for the fact that Windows 8 uses less resources as compared to Windows 7 did to just run.Edited by JRuxGaming - 11/1/12 at 1:54pm