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Time for a reformat, should I upgrade to Windows 8 or not?

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I'm currently dual booting Windows 7 and 8, and I've spent a bit of time with 8 and like it for the most part.

I just can't seem to decide though which OS I should go with, I think I might be afraid to go with 8 in case there's something I haven't experienced or found about yet that I won't like.
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Don't see why not.

Go ahead and do it.
If, for any reason, metro upsets you, install Start8 for 5 bucks ans bam, you have your usual environment... don't listen to haters, it works just fine!
    
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I personally downgraded my desktop back to windows 7 after using windows 8 RTM for three months. There are some nice things in Windows 8 such as SATA 3 and USB 3.0 standard and the file copy wizard. TBH it feels more like Windows 7 SP2 with Metro slapped on it for consumer market share grab reasons. My reasons for downgrading are too many steps to task that I could easily do in windows 7 such as shutdown plus my printer driver was not available. Did I say I didn't like the new metro ui or modern ui.

Your mileage may vary.

I say if you can still use the RP try it before you plop the $30 bucks down. With Steam's autumn sale going on now that could be $30 well spent on games if you already have a stable setup with 7 or vista.
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Like I said, I don't actually dislike Metro, and since I got Windows 8 for free with Dreamspark, I don't have to worry about price either...

Hmm, I might try using it as a daily OS, and see where it leads me...
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