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Synapse has added full windows 8 drivers now on the razor site

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I bought it on Friday, I was using Windows 7 Ultimate and i had no reason for upgrading except the price, it was 40$ bucks for pro so i jumped on it, I've paid more for video games. So far i find it fast as windows 7, I like the task manager with the start up tab i do not like the metro start menu so i bought star dock which is awesome i recommend it.
    
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post #33 of 83
I'm on Windows 8 ( on my desktop, laptop and even my desktop at work has windows 8.)
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I'm using it. I bough it because I was running a pirated version of windows 7.

There is an application named Classic Shell which basically hide the ModernUI and add a start button. 
I'm really enjoying it so far.

No compatibility issues at all. The defaults MS drivers are also really good (I did not need to install any drivers for my motherboard, everything just work the way it should. While windows 7 wouldnt even find something to run the LAN adapter).

post #35 of 83
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.
post #36 of 83
Bought my copy and about to install on my desktop. Does my key allow me to also install it on a 2nd computer? Don't really want to buy it again for my laptop.
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Bought my copy and about to install on my desktop. Does my key allow me to also install it on a 2nd computer? Don't really want to buy it again for my laptop.

I believe it's 1 license per computer like most other MS OS's unless it's a VLK, which it most likely isnt. Still, even if you get it for $60, it's half the price of Win 7 pro license at most places.
post #38 of 83
I have been in all windows 8 alphas and betas it is the best windows os to date
Best performance less clutter much faster searching more stable
not to mention cross platform compatibilities and bonuses for xbox live users
also some "xbox exclusive brands" like halo plan on coming back to the pc as metro apps

i got the OS for free and have an exclusive MAK key
I have installed it on 4 computers so far (my new 1 my old 1 my mothers [my old laptop] and a client)
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post #39 of 83
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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.
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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
post #40 of 83
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Idk... sorry for being argumentative. But it is just conveinance to click the shortcut in whichever mode I am in. Is there a way to shortcut the desktop icon to the metro or vice versa?

Yes there is a way. Read this: http://www.overclock.net/t/1321190/windows-8-tips-tricks#post_18484003

I really like windows 8. A little better than 7. The only thing I dont like is the color options of the taskbar. It just doesn't look as good as the aero theme. I can't get the colors to look right with my desktop backgrounds. It looks okay, just not as good as windows 7. It looks sort of childish in a way. Thats just my opinion.

Everything else about windows 7 has been really great so far.
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