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post #71 of 198
Advising someone to do something isn't forcing your opinion on them... They're free to choose win8 but if they're building a new rig I'll tell them how win8 works and why I personally don't like it.
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That choice exists already.

Whether you choose to take advantage of the choices is up to you.

You can have your classic UI if you want it, for free or not.

I don't want to install 3rd party software every single time I reinstall my OS. Which is often considering I bench.
 
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Why would you tell gamers to avoid windows 8? Aside from the start screen and surround issues, 8 performs better all around.
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post #73 of 198
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I don't want to install 3rd party software every single time I reinstall my OS. Which is often considering I bench.

So everything you use daily on your computer comes pre-installed with Windows?

i.e. your benching software/games, WinRAR/7zip, that kind of thing already comes pre-installed?
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Why would you tell gamers to avoid windows 8? Aside from the start screen and surround issues, 8 performs better all around.

Opinion.
Edited by GrizzleBoy - 5/30/13 at 12:30pm
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post #74 of 198
I never got why people are so against installing a 3rd party start menu, it takes all of 1 minute, then another minute to customize it to how you like, then hey guess what, windows 8 looks and functions like windows 7 but better imo.

I've used startisback pretty much since I installed Windows 8 at launch, It's not free but cheap enough that it may as well be, installed it on several family members computers too and they couldn't be happier, well they could, if it came with windows in the first place! tongue.gif
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So everything you use daily on your computer comes pre-installed with Windows?

i.e. your benching software/games, WinRAR/7zip, that kind of thing already comes pre-installed?

No and I don't want to add more software to the list that I need to install. And when I bench I don't want any extra unneeded software on my rig anyways. No one benches on win8.
 
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I never got why people are so against installing a 3rd party start menu, it takes all of 1 minute, then another minute to customize it to how you like, then hey guess what, windows 8 looks and functions like windows 7 but better imo.

I've used startisback pretty much since I installed Windows 8 at launch, It's not free but cheap enough that it may as well be, installed it on several family members computers too and they couldn't be happier, well they could, if it came with windows in the first place! tongue.gif

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I don't want to install 3rd party software every single time I reinstall my OS. Which is often considering I bench.

So everything you use daily on your computer comes pre-installed with Windows?

i.e. your benching software/games, WinRAR/7zip, that kind of thing already comes pre-installed?
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Why would you tell gamers to avoid windows 8? Aside from the start screen and surround issues, 8 performs better all around.

Opinion.

I have ClassicShell slipstreamed into my custom USB ISO set to just how I like it, along with RocketDock. Customers that I build PCs for love the way I have it set up when I get them set up with the 90 day trial. So far every single one of them that has called me back and for a revisit have purchased Windows 8. Not sure if the others ended up buying 7.
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post #77 of 198
@Alatar

Well, my original point that you saying you don't have a choice when choices are available is inaccurate still stands imo.

Choosing to shun your choices is not the same thing as having none.
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No and I don't want to add more software to the list that I need to install. And when I bench I don't want any extra unneeded software on my rig anyways. No one benches on win8.

That's quite the claim, especially considering there have actually been observed(albeit small) performance increases in 8 over 7.
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people will always complain
it ain't never gonna be good enought simply cuz people love complaining about everything and it doesn't matter if the product is good or not.

and they don't "giving in" cuz it not a war or a fight, they tried something new it didn't go well they go back.
they need the costumers and there money no reason to going head on with the customers.



-1 rep for you


seriously Not everyone has a "touch screen"

this 5 year old laptop does not have one.


not having a start menu makes the OS useless to a lot of people. there for keeps old OS i.e XP-pro, vista or win7
    
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Why would you tell gamers to avoid windows 8? Aside from the start screen and surround issues, 8 performs better all around.

For gaming, Windows 8 doesn't perform any better than Windows 7. There have been many reviews and benchmarks of Windows 8/7 gaming FPS and they are within 1-2FPS of each other, sometimes Windows 8 is faster, other times Windows 7 is faster. There are, however, several games that have serious issues when running under Windows 8.

So from a purely PC gamer PoV, I would stay away from 8 until there is a clear advantage over Windows 7, which as of today, there isn't.
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