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Hello, guys, I've been debating whether I should grab a Windows 8 or not along with a SSD. I heard that Windows 8 combine with SSD will make the system boot extremely fast like within 6 seconds or something like that.

I did use Windows 8-Pro on my laptop and it boot quite faster than Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

I know the only downside about Windows 8 - Pro is that there's no Start button, but I did hear that Microsoft is putting a start button back on Windows 8 which I am not sure so can you guys confirm it for me?

Anyway, that being said, should I grab Windows 8 or not? If so which kind of Windows 8 and also which one have a Start button?


Well, for tasks, I'll be mostly doing gaming, video game's programming, web design, animations, recording, surfing, emails, streaming, youtube and etc tongue.gif
     
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Considering how you really like it with your laptop, Might as well get it for your desktop. thumb.gif

and the one with a start button is windows 8.1 which hasn't released yet.
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Considering how you really like it with your laptop, Might as well get it for your desktop. thumb.gif

and the one with a start button is windows 8.1 which hasn't released yet.

Isn't it some kind of pseudo start button? Not in the traditional sense?
    
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Is it worth the upgrade? I'll have to say yes on that one. Even though Win8 isn't that high on my list of prefered OSes, it is the future. Its support lifespan far surpasses Win7's, making it more suitiable for a build, because of the long-term update and driver support. More and more companies will be designing software for Windows 8, and dropping support for Windows 7. Even though Windows 7 is a fantastic OS, the fact of the matter is, its getting kind of old. And yes, Win8 boots ridiculously fast. I have an ASRock Motherboard that supports Fast Boot, and I can cold boot, and be at the login screen in about 2 seconds when paired with a nice SSD. So all in all, I would say yes, it sounds like a good deal.
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It´s "worth" only if its free!! biggrin.gif
If not theres nothing so special about it to pay that amount
of cash for some little UI features.
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I've heard rumors that there'll be Windows 9 coming out on July or August in 2013 which I am not sure, but I do think it might drop Windows 8 price or something.
     
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I've heard rumors that there'll be Windows 9 coming out on July or August in 2013 which I am not sure, but I do think it might drop Windows 8 price or something.
8.1 preview will be available Jun 26th from the Windows Store App. RTM 8.1 later this year. Both are free with valid Windows 8 license. Windows 9 not till 2014 +
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Well, performance wise. Which is better? Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit or Windows 8 Pro 64-bit in term of apps and etc?

For the start button on Windows 8, it applies on all Windows 8 like regular Windows 8 64-bit and Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, right?
     
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It depends on what you like..

Win7 = Gaming and everything else.

Win8 = If you like the more tablet feel and/or if you have a touch screen. AND its free.
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It depends on what you like..

Win7 = Gaming and everything else.

Win8 = If you like the more tablet feel and/or if you have a touch screen. AND its free.

Wait, free?
     
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