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post #11 of 52
Smoother performance with PD on BF3.
It seems to boot/shutdown a lot faster as well.

You can effectively ditch metro with Classic Shell.
Plus, it was free from Dreamspark tongue.gif
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post #12 of 52
Natural desire to try something new just because. This is enough for me. Using Win 8 right now as the main system.
post #13 of 52
I have 2 SSDs in RAID 0. If I go the upgrade path rather than a fresh install, will I have any issues?
post #14 of 52
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Originally Posted by K62-RIG View Post

I have 2 SSDs in RAID 0. If I go the upgrade path rather than a fresh install, will I have any issues?

Depends on your system, I had all sorts of issues (some of which were user error I'm sure), while others have had no problems at all. Backup your data and if all else fails do a clean install.
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post #15 of 52
I bought a new Asus Zenbook that came with Windows 8. Played with it for probably 10-15 minutes then formated it and put windows 7 on it smile.gif
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post #16 of 52
Because they brought the Up button back to explorer. Not even kidding. I spent $40 on an OS that doesn't work right with my wireless adapter and gets poor performance in windowed games because it can't disable compositing just so I could go up a directory with a single click.
    
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post #17 of 52
Because it's new and interesting, people want to try it out, test it, benchmark it, discover bugs/features and have fun with it.
post #18 of 52
Because it was $15 and I didn't want to pay $80+ for a windows 7 license.
post #19 of 52
I needed a license for my CAD machine so I just got win8 since it was just out. I was ashamed at how much I liked it after the first day. Now I have a samsung ativ pro tab and like it even more smile.gif

seriously just upgrade.
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post #20 of 52
Upgraded an old Vista machine for the 14.99 offer so that I could use my Cablecard tuners through media center (won't work with Vista) and used a builder's licence on my new rig because I actually like the OS. My windows 7 machines still have 7 on them. No, for the most part I don't have a reason to upgrade them to 8.
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