Originally Posted by Techie007
Originally Posted by KSIMP88
Originally Posted by Sean Webster
I just hate the new windows search, it is inefficient in my uses and my driver for my mic doesn't like windows 8...and there is no update for it. There was one more thing keeping me from liking windows 8...and forgot it lol. Oh yea, and boot time is longer with Windows 8 than Windows 7.
Longer boot? That's a new one. Are you sure something else isn't going on? Did windows ionstall drivers? Or did you install the drivers from the manufacturer's sites?
New one? Not for me—I have found the same thing, and have now tested Windows 8 on three computers—a fresh install each time. An old 1.6 GHz single-core AMD Athlon, a Core2 Duo at 2.13 GHz, and an quad-core i3 at 3.4 GHz. That last one was a factory Windows 8 install. After living with it for several months, Microsoft graciously allowed me to transfer the Windows 7 Ultimate license from a fried computer to this one (which was its replacement). I would NEVER
go back to Windows 8. Not only does it boot slower for me, but programs are slower to respond than Windows 7, like there is an additional latency somewhere. Three computers in a row. I have the strong feeling that all those people who say that "Windows 8 made my computer faster" would find that if they did a fresh install of Windows 7, that they're computer would be faster also, just because of the fresh install.
FWIW, I am typing this from a Vista computer that I wouldn't even consider
upgrading to Windows 8, even if Microsoft offered it to me as a free "upgrade" (though I would gladly upgrade it to Windows 7, if the upgrade cost <$40). And no, I am not "stubborn," but fully qualified to say this as a 4+ month user of Windows 8 (I really wanted to like it)—before it started corrupting my files (NTFS crosslinking, but chkdsk found no errors on the partition).
Not only that, but it's funny to see people claim that Windows 8 boots faster when people are not really comparing apples to apples anymore. Windows 8 does away with a lot of stuff that comes with Windows 7. I wonder what they would say if:
1. In Windows 7 I went to "Turn Windows features on or off" and turned off the following:
a) Games (they are now modern app games from the store);
b) Media Features: Windows DVD Maker and Windows Media Center (and even if you have the Media Center Pack or the Pro Pack, Windows Media Center was disallowed from running on startup and not even the Windows button on remote controls works to launch it from the Modern Interface);
c) Windows Gadget Platform;
2. If I could somehow half disable Aero (on window borders) and remove effects such as 3D looks in order to achieve the same flat effect. Perhaps disabling Aero completely is a good compromise as it still has 3D effects.
3. I would disable the startup sound, which in Windows 8 remains optional, but is disabled by default. I would also disable the sounds played upon login, logout and system shutdown (these were actually completely removed from Windows 8).
4. If instead of Shutting down after closing all programs I would Hibernate the computer, I could even replace what the button in the Start Menu says from "Shut down" to "Hibernate" to make it as fast as before to reach.
5. If I could somehow make dual booting worse because Windows 8 cheats its way through by assuming that even though you brought up the dual boot menu, you will eventually chose Windows 8 anyway and not any other OS, thus loading in the background, meaning that you effectively will go through a reboot in order to actually boot into another OS, which makes booting into another OS take longer. Note to people comparing Windows 7 to Windows 8 on a dual boot setup: don't forget this.Edited by tpi2007 - 10/6/13 at 8:41am