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GFWL is terrible i hate it! if they push it in 8 it will be worse then vista and ME together gamers wont buy it or even bother obtaining it other ways, and companies and businesses won't pick it up no matter what because they are just finally starting to move to 7
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Windows 7 should have just been Vista SP2.... but everyone hates Vista, so rebrand it with a different name and sell it, and people love it. God, people are so stupid.
I bought a retail license of Vista HP $212.00 from Microsoft. Works for me and it's pretty snappy with most of the eye candy turned off. Windows 7 doesn't have any features that stand out to make me upgrade. There has to be a lot of people here at OCN that have Vista retail keys that aren't being used (I may have to pick one up for my next build). Vista may be the most underrated software that Microsoft has ever put out. Windows 7 was put out to ween people off of XP. Sure Windows 7 has improvements over Vista but it's not worth another $212.00.
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Am I the only one that hasn't had a problem with GFW? I understand that some people want the right to not have to install it but having to install it makes it worse than ME?
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Windows 8 Home
Windows 8 Professional
Windows 8 Ultimate
Windows 8 Gamer


Sounds about right.
I can see Microsoft doing this. You have to buy the most expensive Gamer version to get DirectX.
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I wouldn't doubt that. Add that to Ecchi's list and we have ourselves an OS for gaming!
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post #56 of 74
Windows 95 was supposed to be awesome for games and visuals
Windows 98 was supposed to be so much better for games and visuals
Windows 2000 was supposed to be better for games and visuals
Windows XP was supposed to be better for games and visuals
Windows Vista was supposed to 'revive' PC gaming with exclusive DX10
Windows 7 was supposed to bring gaming to the forefront somehow.

Yeah, no.
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post #57 of 74
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Am I the only one that hasn't had a problem with GFW? I understand that some people want the right to not have to install it but having to install it makes it worse than ME?
Most people don't have issues with GFWL, they just jump on the bandwagon.
Fair enough there were some issues a phew years back, but they have been fixed, things like this piss me off the most.

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GFWL is terrible i hate it! if they push it in 8 it will be worse then vista and ME together gamers wont buy it or even bother obtaining it other ways, and companies and businesses won't pick it up no matter what because they are just finally starting to move to 7
Your not providing any reason on why you hate GFWL, just "hating it" is not good enough.
Edited by xXjay247Xx - 2/17/11 at 8:17am
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is this hardcore gaming like call of duty/crysis/battlefield, or is it farmville and cityville crap.
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I bought a retail license of Vista HP $212.00 from Microsoft. Works for me and it's pretty snappy with most of the eye candy turned off. Windows 7 doesn't have any features that stand out to make me upgrade. There has to be a lot of people here at OCN that have Vista retail keys that aren't being used (I may have to pick one up for my next build). Vista may be the most underrated software that Microsoft has ever put out. Windows 7 was put out to ween people off of XP. Sure Windows 7 has improvements over Vista but it's not worth another $212.00.
I have Vista Ultimate on my desktop and 7 Home Pro on my laptop. I honestly can't say there is much difference. I know it's mostly an revamped kernel... but I've never had reliability or performance issues from Vista after fixing the initial troubles Vista had.

Vista is a little less stable than my previous XP installation. Instead of having about 2 months of uptime before crashing, Vista seems to lock up somewhere between 30-45 days of uptime. I think my longest uptime with W2K was a bit over 6 months, in comparison, without crashing.
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Fail
GFWL stole my bioshock 2 activation.
bioshock 2 starts.
GFWL doesn't.
And it ignores my internet connection.
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