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Will wait for a Windows 8.1 LOL. One that will have Windows 7 interface biggrin.gif
post #22 of 220
I wanted to get it for $40 but I missed out. I need to find someone who bought windows 7 recently so I can get it for $15.
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I have an upgrade key+CD I bought for $30 after MIR from Newegg, still debating between selling it on Ebay or installing it as 7 is rolling along just fine.
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windows 9 line starts behind me..

they aren't going to add back the start menu ever. It's a start screen, like how OSX has launchpad (full screen program launcher similar to Android's app drawer). It's just modern OS design
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Whatever Microsofts tactics are, they worked. I upgraded every PC in my house, except my HTPC and I have no desire to switch back. I've gotten used to the interface at this point, although it would be nice if Microsoft streamlined the whole feeling out process you have with Windows 8. For instance if they could just let you avoid launching any sort of Metro app for anything that can be done through a built in desktop app (music, pictures, videos, etc.) This would go a long way in helping people adjust to W8.
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well i paid $14.99 in my both copies smile.gif and I just both another last week for $14.99. W8 is a very smooth OS over w7 ( but still solid for me too. )
Edited by skyn3t - 2/5/13 at 9:58pm
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Myself and 3 buddies got Windows 8 Pro for 15 bucks each on the promotion and none of us have bothered to do anything with it.

LOL

I got mine for 15 bucks too. Installed it in dual boot with Win 7, and oops. Forgot all about WIn 7. Win 8 basically is just Win 7, with a few added perks and very stable. My Win 7 partition will just waste away until I do a clean install again.
post #28 of 220
Not unexpected, enthusiasts are the most likely to have bought it because of the kernel improvements, especially for the better thread scheduler and eventual network improvements (I'm not sure on this one, but I've read references to it), and they are also the ones that will find themselves more at ease looking past the "once called Metro" UI and installing a third party program (see below) to restore functionality.

This will not be the case from now on however, $39.99 / 29.99 € for a Windows 8 Pro upgrade is not the same as more than $100 for the regular Windows 8. Most people that didn't take advantage of the promotion will stay with Windows 7.

Not to mention the general public, that will buy it even less. If they had little to no reason before, now that it's more expensive, there is simply no reason. Only new hardware sales will drive Windows 8 sales. Major sales are only to be expected when Haswell is released and when Intel releases 22nm Atom with out of order architecture and Ivy Bridge graphics for x86 tablets.

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I'm still really really disappointed with the interface. I gave it two chances and it was very frustrating to operate both of those times. Really just terrible workflow.

http://www.classicshell.net/

Aside from that, the Metro part was obviously made for touchscreens/trackpads, while the W8 desktop is almost the same as W7. It's not really that bad, and you get used to it after a longer while.

It's nice for a laptop, but for a desktop, W8 over W7 isn't worth anywhere near $100.

Classic Shell might be free, but it lacks many functionalities of Windows 7's Start menu, it's nowhere near comparable. I installed it, and it's not really a feasible replacement, unless you do fine with very lacking search functionality and Windows XP style, it's actually more akin to being compared to Windows XP's Start menu than Windows 7's.

StartIsBack is much better, it is better than Start8 and is also cheaper, at $3.

Here is a good comparison of Start menu restore + hot corner disabling + Start screen bypassing software.
Edited by tpi2007 - 2/5/13 at 11:54pm
 
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post #29 of 220
Well you can count me into that win8 64 stat.
Only because it was $15 for pro and so far its worked fine in every game, Just found myself using windows key + X a lot and then just searching for what I want to run if it doesnt have a icon on the desktop.
Never use metro screen other then to open desktop mode.
post #30 of 220
I'm loving windows 8 for gaming smile.gif hardly any issues so far, and the interface is just so snappy and responsive. What a joy to use. And the boot up and shut down times are just incredible.

I don't use the start screen much but it's really just the old start menu maximized.
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