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I've spent $12,000 on my gaming pc in the last 8 months. I just want the thing to work without hassle. Thats why I choose Windows 7.
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That is true for Vista and Windows 7 as well.

Not to the same extent. At least Vista/7 will take drivers with modified .infs without issue. Windows 8 usually balks even with these changes.

But yeah, I long for the days when my OS would just run whatever the hell I told it to, without complaint, irrespective of the potential consequences.
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8 does make that "annoying" at the worst, but seriously, how often do you have to install unsigned drivers?

My custom monitor drivers are unsigned. My mouse (a logitech mouse man dual-optical, which I'm quite fond of) on my secondary computer is 12 years old and uses unsigned drivers, and I've been using unsigned drivers on all of my AMD GPUs (four 7950s, two 6950s, a 6870, four 5750s, a 6750M, and a handful of legacy cards) since AMD removed the hardware control DLLs after the 12.2 preview drivers.

So...very frequently.
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Even more so, once you do it you're done and can shrug off how annoying it was. It's not like you'll be doing it daily nor even a dozen times a year.

I have a lot of computers, so I do this far more than a dozen times a year.
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And then again if you're savvy enough to be dealing with unsigned drivers to begin with, such a petty inconvenience shouldn't even discourage such a savvy person from having a higher performing and more secure OS

The performance difference is completely trivial, at least so far.

Security is an annoyance. No one except for me has physical access to my systems. For network security I run a hardware firewall and sandboxed VMs. I neither need, nor desire Windows 8's security improvements.

DOS has more security than I find ideal.
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such a petty inconvenience shouldn't even discourage such a savvy person from having a higher performing and more secure OS

Higher performing?

Wait, did I get a different version of Windows 8 from everyone? I haven't seen any major difference in performance.

Whatever version I got, it seems that TechRadar and Techpowerup got it too. In fact, apart from browser javascript speeds (Which are already more than fast enough for most people) I'm yet to see any significant difference in any review at all outside of boot times...Hell, I'd get a much bigger increase by going to an i5 4670k and some DDR3-2400.
    
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I tried Win 8 and hated it (if it ain't broke don't fix it biggrin.gif). Reverted back to Win 7 64

IMO MS should have left Win 8 strictly for tablets. Hopefully next OS is worth the hassle.
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The "If it isn't broken, don't fix it" argument is as stupid as the "people are afraid of change" argument.
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I tried Win 8 and hated it (if it ain't broke don't fix it biggrin.gif). Reverted back to Win 7 64

IMO MS should have left Win 8 strictly for tablets. Hopefully next OS is worth the hassle.

we should have sticked to windows xp, i mean, it ain't broke right?
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Which is still more cluttered than pinning them to the start menu in my experience. I spent a full day organising my little-used Start Screen and then used it without touching ClassicShell for a week..and was still slower even once I learnt where everything was.
Really? How many pinned apps did you have? I have about a full start screen (63 pinned, mostly games and generally rarely used programs). If I ever had to search through the start menu for those it would be waaaay slower to dig into the sub menus. Whereas every app I use right now is 2 clicks away, no scrolling or anything.

Granted, typing is usually faster, but I often prefer using the mouse.
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The "If it isn't broken, don't fix it" argument is as stupid as the "people are afraid of change" argument.

It's less about being afraid and more about being resistant.
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Ive always buy the new windows os on or near release day. This is the first one ive disliked and found not suited to me and my needs. Its just how it is. Nothing more Nothing less.
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A supposed power user that has supposedly has 10x the power user ability of the average forumite, who doesn't know that you can access the start menu, search for and execute without a single click?

And calling typing four letters "effort"? Must be one of those one finger typists.

Thanks for exposing dem "10x more of a power user than you" skills bud.

All the snide remarks aside, I honestly feel if they had just made it optional then they would have avoided this whole fiasco. Legacy and new users alike would love the OS instead of having your customer base at each others throats over a GUI.

I cant help but wonder what mind of news were missing out on since Win8 news is so easy to hate on. Though its still nice to see a chart I guess...
    
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