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post #11 of 23
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For what it's worth I've got copies of Windows 8 that I installed on two personal rigs (gaming & htpc). After using them both for a little over a week I went back to Windows 7. That was even after installing Start8 on both machines.

I'm not knocking Windows 8, I'm just not ready for the change until it's forced on me. I agree with almost every word and point that Matt-Matt made, so I guess I'll get slammed too smile.gif

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I do love W8's search feature though as well,
But I dislike how you swipe to the side kind of to get the search button? Like on the left? Again it makes me feel like that I'm using a tablet with a broken screen tongue.gif
 
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post #12 of 23
Windows 8 solved a driver problem I had with my TP-Link USB Wifi and Windows 7 (lots of BSOD)

I don't like W8 Metro GUI, but I don't hate it enough to tell people that W8 is terrible. The GUI is not that bad, it takes no longer than 1h to get used to it. People make it sound way worse than it is.

I have noticed that W8 has better memory management, but I can't really tell if it's faster than W7.

As Matt-Matt said, the W8 search is very nice, I use it all the time. I don't use the search button, all you have to do is go to Metro GUI and start typing.

I wouldn't go back to W7. I'm glad I tried W8 instead of listening to the haters tongue.gif
Edited by bigaluksys - 9/27/13 at 8:51am
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post #13 of 23
W8 Search function will work better once they quit breaking it out into "categories".

I've read some reports that W8.1 will now search the entire contents of the drive instead of forcing you to search through categories.
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post #14 of 23
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I think I'll try windows 8 =)

I want to see if it fixes Directx problem and if I don't like windows 8 I'll go back to windows 7 that I'm used too.

Thanks for all of your opinions.
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I think I'll try windows 8 =)

I want to see if it fixes Directx problem and if I don't like windows 8 I'll go back to windows 7 that I'm used too.

Thanks for all of your opinions.

É isso que todos deveriam fazer biggrin.gif

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post #16 of 23
Windows 8 is more snappier faster and smoother than windows 7, i could never go back, also the start menu in windows 8.1 is much better.
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Windows 8 is more snappier faster and smoother than windows 7, i could never go back, also the start menu in windows 8.1 is much better.

When Microsoft release windows 8.1? I bought Windows 8, I'll have update for free?
post #18 of 23
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I used 8 for awhile, then 8.1, then recently switched back to 7 because the custom resolution utility (for overclocking monitors) wasn't playing nice with 8.

Either is fine, 8 isn't hard to get used to if that's what you're afraid of. I'd say go with the latest and greatest unless you have to pay for an upgrade.

I agree with The Stig, just go with Win 8, it is pretty good.
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When Microsoft release windows 8.1? I bought Windows 8, I'll have update for free?

The update is just their new version of a service pack so it will be free and the release is Oct 17.
     
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I'm not an average user of a PC. I use it for gaming very often, Steam, Origin, Uplay, Blizzard, etc. and everything works fine. I also use it from time to time running VM's and testing iterations of many different things on those VM's, not once have I run into an issue. The new Task Manager, new system recovery options, parental controls(only for us parents smile.gif ) are all superior to Win7 not to mention the Hyper-V upgrades over Win7's crappy Virtual PC. I also am a user of the new Metro UI and enjoy it. I love being able to have all my apps and news/info directly accessible from a single window as opposed to searching through a stupid Start Menu. I hated the start menu, drives me freaking nuts have to click Start and then click All Program before I actually get to my programs and then if you miss click or are not hovering over the menus when sliding to the next menu you lose your place, eff that! Windows 8 search is better as well. I installed Classic Shell and setup boot to desktop for my wife and she's had no issues at all either. Windows 8 on the same SSD I had Windows 7 is much faster booting and shutting down.

The only gripe I have is needing a Live account to access the apps but I understand why you need it. I just don't want to setup a Live account for my 5 year old to play kids apps under their account but I guess I have to.
 
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