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Poll Results: Should I install Windows 8?

 
  • 59% (85)
    Yes
  • 40% (58)
    No
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post #31 of 68
Why not just try the ent trial and form your own opinion?

I personally really enjoy it, but there are some minor annoyances here and there.
    
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post #32 of 68
Take a look at this guy's experience on his blog. it's a 3 minute long video with a written review.

After seeing this I am even more convinced that I should install windows 7 instead of windows 8 for my new build. Note that this guy I think did not use the final release of windows 8, since the date he made the blog post is too old, but i dont think it makes a difference

P.S. when you try it, i hope you take the time to get used to everything. Even the ribbons at the top. And the new start screen.
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post #33 of 68
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AFAIK you can't without a major hack or reg edit. At that expense, I'd stick with 7.
If you want to have the absolute best experience, back up your games and such and do a clean install of the Win7 OS. It will speed things up and get rid of any performance issues amassed over the years.

If a major hack is installing a program like vistart then you would be correct. I installed a 3rd party start menu and I have not used it more than 10 times in a week. I'm sure I will uninstall it after a month. There is no use for a start menu anymore. I love the fact I can be in the "metro UI" and just start to type the app I want and press enter. Quick and easy. Easier than the two click method in Windows 7 (click the start menu click the app, or hit enter) Don't listen to the pre RTM BS. Windows 8 was not great before it actually RELEASED. I couldnt use Windows 7 again, my 14 second boot time is great, gaming is great, a Netflix app is great, I read the paper now since its an app and not a webpage setup. In a year people will come around to Windows 8.
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post #34 of 68
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The vote is incredibly even- 21 to 24. With it being pretty close, I think I'll give 8 a shot. Thanks guys!

If you already own it, then why not just partition up your hard drive 3 ways and triple boot ... Windows 7, Windows 8, and Linux?
post #35 of 68
I installed it on my laptop on launch day without using any of the preview builds and I am loving it so far. The new UI is very clean and simple and offers a lot of information at a single glance. The closest alternative so far are widgets on Android, but the live tiles do it way better IMO. Everything flows very nicely and there is always your regular desktop to fall back on when you get scared tongue.gif ..I find myself using the new UI more so than the desktop to navigate the more I use W8 and get used to the new feel and gestures. While I'm really enjoying it on a laptop, I can easily see where it would be phenomenal on a tablet. Can't wait to pick up a Windows Phone 8 device next month and do some more toying around with it thumb.gif
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post #36 of 68
I do not use icons, i type what i want to open in the start menu, if tiles is the future I will just pray the steam linux thing comes out so I can stay in the past. However I would like it on my laptopmthat I use for a htpc , but my next tablet will be android.
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post #37 of 68
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If a major hack is installing a program like vistart then you would be correct. I installed a 3rd party start menu and I have not used it more than 10 times in a week. I'm sure I will uninstall it after a month. There is no use for a start menu anymore. I love the fact I can be in the "metro UI" and just start to type the app I want and press enter. Quick and easy. Easier than the two click method in Windows 7 (click the start menu click the app, or hit enter) Don't listen to the pre RTM BS. Windows 8 was not great before it actually RELEASED. I couldnt use Windows 7 again, my 14 second boot time is great, gaming is great, a Netflix app is great, I read the paper now since its an app and not a webpage setup. In a year people will come around to Windows 8.

I also love the way you people embellish the start menu and come up with all these crazy (done before) things that are super cool about Windows 8.
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post #38 of 68
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I installed Windows 8. As a semi-hater before, I am very impressed. Definitely glad I installed this over 7.
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I vote yes! honestly its faster and snappier then win 7 and i loved loved windows 7 but 8 is just pure awesomeness and with the UI you'll get use to it its fine! 

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post #40 of 68
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It's hard to say. Given what I've seen on my laptop so far, I'm not planning on upgrading my desktop. Usability doesn't seem affected, but I will need a transition to get used to the quirks of the new UI. I don't like a lot of the prebundled "apps" either... they seem a little clunky and more suited for tablet/touchscreen use at best.
There are a LOT of nifty improvements, though, like people have said. Task manager is WAY better, and some other small things have caught my eye. I'll definitely be keeping my laptop on Win8 because of this, but I still can't see myself installing it on my desktop.

I agree.

I installed 8 on my laptop to try out, and it is pretty good. I find full screen apps on a 1600p monitor to be annoying. For big screen real estate, I am having trouble getting comfortable with windows 8. It really is a massive departure from the old OS model. I don't care for the way the desktop has been kinda pushed off stage. I read somewhere that it was like MS is treating the desktop as just another app. I agree with that.

That said, windows 8 boots and shuts down faster on a 7 year old 5400rpm laptop HDD than a brand new Z77 system with a Samsung 830 on windows 7. It is very fast to start up and shut down!

IE10 is pretty nice, but not the unbelievable jump forward everyone is saying it is. It feels like MS finally caught up to chrome and firefox to me. I hate how everything web oriented seems to default to Bing. I understand it is MS's brand, but i like google. Can someone help me switch these defaults?!?!


My overall experience? Learning windows 8 feels like when I was first learning Linux on an old Ubuntu machine. It was uncomfortable; it hurt my brain, if that makes sense. I did not feel this way switching from XP to W7. Best of luck whichever way you go!
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