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post #11 of 17
Windows 8 is not going to work for me because every time I install a new driver, it has issues that take hours to resolve. In addition, it doesn't like my sound card drivers. They work perfectly on 7. Also, I shouldn't have to adapt to a new OS. It should be designed for how I use my computer, as Windows 7 is. Unless Windows 8 has a performance boost, which it doesn't in gaming, I don't see the point of trying to live with it again. I tried to like it, and used it for 6 months. In the end, it drove me insane and back to Windows 7.
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post #12 of 17
I've been using Win8 almost exclusively since the developer's preview, and while the pre-release candidates had issues with some games (mostly driver related), I've had no problems since release. I play a variety of games from SR2 to Bioshock. L.A. Noir needed patched to work correctly, but it isn't one of my favorites anyhow.

I've heard the 'i'll never switch' haters since Win95 came out, and they flood the forums with the 'I can't adapt' bs for a good 6 months to a year every major update. Eventually, they all do, and go on to repeat how they'll never switch in the next iteration.
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post #13 of 17
Only problem I've had so far is with Metro 2033 Last Light crashing a lot. Could be unrelated though.
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post #14 of 17
I haven't experienced issues with games and Win 8. Game compatibility has been about the same as it was with Win 7... same goes for drivers, etc.
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post #15 of 17
Well, for me, after using Windows 8 for almost 3 months now, it is certainly better than windows 7 in some places, like better boot times, less computer -hang up. I'd recommend it to anyone if I had to! smile.gif
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post #16 of 17
I have around a bit over 500 games (about 125 off steam) and... have not had any issues with any but one game. Some even work better for compatibility than on Win7. Like Neverwinter Nights 1 and 2... which I had a hard time getting to start on Win7 and also 1 had a weird performance issue when opening doors and it loaded data, fps would drop a lot. Nox used to crash in certain areas on Win7, not Win8. Then also KOTOR 1 & 2, needed significant less work to get working.

The only game that 100% refuses to work because of Win8... is Blazing Angels 2. It just simply crashes at the intro and all of the fixes work only on Win7 and not 8.

Other than that, I've had Win 8 installed since release. I use Strt8 to have a start button and other than maybe... once a month... I never see the Win 8 start screen. I use it exactly as I use Win7. So any issues anyone has with games, are due to something related with your set up and not Win 8. thumb.gif
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post #17 of 17
Had Windows 8 for ages now and gaming is just as good on Windows 8. Loads of games here and not a single issue.

With Start8 installed, Windows 8 is just a faster Windows 7 smile.gif
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