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Originally Posted by Fegelein View Post

I'm personally going to be sticking to Windows 7 until at least 90% of the programs I use are updated to have Windows 8 support.

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There's not a single program that doesn't work with Windows 8, in my experience.
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Menty, just log into chrome, it syncs everything no matter where you are >.>

Oh, I did. But you still can't switch between the metro UI and the desktop UI and keep the same windows open in Chrome. If I have to use an online sync to get around the fact that there are two seperate OSes in there, bah humbug!
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post #13 of 29
win8 does seem to load and run faster than 7. the start screen does makes stuff easier to get to, IMO, after you get used to it...but I don't like the metro version of some of the programs ie internet exploerer. on the other hand, I have kids, they have their own user name and I have everything blocked but the start screen on their account, and it is super easy for them to use! (4 and 7 yrs old) the really big CON is before I got this pc put together I was running it on a 2 yr old dell, and it wouldn't support the onboard graphics. it took about a week to get them working, as I hear around that win8 doesn't like supporting stuff that really isn't that old. IMO, again, I think they did that so you'd have to get new componants.....rolleyes.gif
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They say a picture is worth 1000 words?

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After hating it for a week i now love it.
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post #16 of 29
If you are currently running windows 7 I see no reason to really wipe everything off your computer for a reinstall. If you are doing a new build (or a rebuild) then by all means go for it. It definitely loads/shuts down quicker. I personally like the metro interface and Win8 is treating me quite well so far. Also on the moving mouse to corners things, just press the windows key. I learned to get used to it and it actually made me work just a bit faster.

Windows 8 is definitely an upgrade from Win7.
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Performance wise, it is significantly faster then 7. Likewise, it's refreshing, different, and appealing. The only problem is that in desktop environments they force and impose you to use the tablet features when they don't typically benefit the desktop user. Outside of that, there is a small learning curve, but once you get used to it, I find it much more efficient and rewarding then 7.

There are a few hiccups here and there, but that's like with any OS. Win 8 is the right direction, they just need to implement its features better and be less imposing on the user.
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Like the flying donkey said, If you already have Windows 7 installed and working on your computer, no reason to go for the newer one yet. To me, Windows 7 & 8 are almost identical under the hood. Some things "feel" faster in Windows 8 than Windows 7. I don't know if its just a placebo effect but thats How I feel about it. Also I love the fact that you can VHD boot using Windows 8 Professional, in Windows 7 you have to have, i think Windows 7 Ultimate or Enterprise to have this feature. The desktop feels mostly the same, having the ability to switch apps and access the charms bar by going to a corner takes some time to get used to it but in my experience its pretty great. My biggest con would be the seperation between MetroUI and the Desktop. It's not bad dont get me wrong, but I feel as if metro couldve been implemented a little better. I find myself using the mail app, weather and the calendar app quite frequently.

Also another thing to note, I noticed my installation of Windows 8 seems a bit more sensitive to overclocking. If you are overclocked and run into problems in Windows 8 that you never ran into with Windows 7, lower your OC, or better yet go back to stock clocks and play around with it.
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post #19 of 29
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Performance wise, it is significantly faster then 7. Likewise, it's refreshing, different, and appealing. The only problem is that in desktop environments they force and impose you to use the tablet features when they don't typically benefit the desktop user. Outside of that, there is a small learning curve, but once you get used to it, I find it much more efficient and rewarding then 7.

There are a few hiccups here and there, but that's like with any OS. Win 8 is the right direction, they just need to implement its features better and be less imposing on the user.
Pretty much this. I've been using it since launch and other than the weird disconnect between Metro and the Desktop and Hotline Miami not working correctly on it, it's actually pretty good. It's treated almost the same as Win 7 in the same way that when Win 7 launched, Vista drivers worked while they tailor made them to the new OS. It's very quick and responsive. I like it.
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Also might I add, that I love the fact that hyper-v is included in Windows 8 Professional. I just prefer using things that are built into the OS rather than downloading an extra app like VirtualBox. Just my personal preference.

And also, regarding Windows 7/8 drivers, I have no issue running Windows 7 drivers on 8. My RAID card (RocketRaid 4320) only has Win7 drivers last I checked, and it works just fine with it.
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