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What are your plans for Windows 8 ?

Discussion in 'TPU Frontpage Polls' started by W1zzard, Nov 3, 2012.

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What are your plans for Windows 8 ?

Poll closed Dec 18, 2012.
  1. Already using it

    2,380 vote(s)
    20.7%
  2. I'll take a look soon and then decide if it's right for me

    760 vote(s)
    6.6%
  3. I'll upgrade this year

    218 vote(s)
    1.9%
  4. I'll upgrade next year

    421 vote(s)
    3.7%
  5. I'll wait till it's more mature (Service Pack 1)

    972 vote(s)
    8.4%
  6. Too expensive, improvements are not big enough

    898 vote(s)
    7.8%
  7. I don't think I can live with Metro

    5,870 vote(s)
    51.0%
  1. Deadlyraver

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    I like Windows 8's direction, however I do not find it's current versatility mature yet for desktop users that do not have a tablet interface or touch screen. I shall wait until they come out with other options with Metro unless if Microsoft keyboard studying will prove me wrong. I find 8's features to be quite cool but until they improve mouse navigation with the new GUI my W7 partition is going nowhere. Perhaps extended shortcuts on the Start menu as well as a hotkey system to the desktop view will do the trick.
     
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    I'm using it on my laptop (slow 5400rpm HDD hooked up to a TV as a HTPC) and it's working fine. Boots quicker compared to prior, but I won't be touching it for my desktop. Not worth the bother on my gaming desktop at all.
     
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    Naito

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    Using and enjoying on my Ultrabook. Gestures work well with the capacitive trackpad. Contemplating desktop upgrade (have tried it on it).
     
  4. mypg0306

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    Windows 8 Pro works perfectly in my PC, just needs some matured driver for some apps.
     
  5. AlienIsGOD

    AlienIsGOD

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    switch, no. co exist, yes. I plan on putting Win 8 on my i5 2400 rig and use 7 on my IB build that is coming together.
     
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    HammerON The Watchful Moderator Staff Member

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    I am very happy with Windows 7 for the time being...
     
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    Windows 7 is more than adequate, no need for 8.
     
  8. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Driver issues has little to do with Windows imo. And blue screens could've been anything, it's not sure it's a Windows problem. Those kinds of restarts are not nice, that I can agree on. And what is the battery life on Win 7? Because 30 min is quite a lot. I wonder if the netbook in sig can run it...
     
  9. james888

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    My battery life was about 3.5. Now it is 4. There are two battery life reviews of 8 out there that I found. They showed a 7-12% increase. I fell right in that range.
     
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    Hi! I've used it since release on my new laptop and I like it. Getting used to the new UI was not hard, and in the end it is a good OS(imo). If I had to pay full price to upgrade from windows 7, I would never do it, but for 15$ I figured "why not".
     
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    mtosev New Member

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    I'm planing to on getting windows 8 with my next pc (sometime next year
     
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    already running dual boot win7Pro & Win8Pro x64 :D
     
  13. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    Its kinda cool for certain things. I prefer 7 for my desktop but for the HTPC and a Tablet 8 is a good deal.
     
  14. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    Ive bought Win 8 during the $15 promo, but I think I will hold off until the first service pack before I go ahead and install it on my laptop.
     
  15. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    I've now bought W8Pro for £25 using the promo link posted on TPU. I've also got WMC as this extra cost option is free on promotion. This makes it seriously cheap, so I'll have it anyway even though I don't intend to use it as my main OS. It's Microsoft's latest flagship OS, so having a copy is prudent for a PC enthusiast.

    I'll be installing it on my main rig and my laptop on separate partitions/HDDs and will have a play. I really don't like Metro, but I want to check out the desktop, because the OS is faster and lighter than W7.
     
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    I went ahead and updated my laptop(well fresh wipe install) to windows 8 pro x64. I got to say it's not terrible, i actually like the speed and feel of it however i do not like the fact that metro sucks with a touch pad lol. I may invest in a start menu replacement but then again, as microsoft themselves kinda touched on periodically, not everyone ever really used the start menu, and i'm one such person, i leave all my icons on the desktop or in rocketdock, everything else i use the run prompt or keyboard commands for. Navigating windows 8 hasn't been all that cumbersome really.

    That and for some odd reason my e6410 dell laptop can now play wow (albeit on lowest settings) at 40+ FPS 1280x800.. Which is good cause i'm away a lot these days
     
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    Going to do the same. Will try it on my laptop first after the first service pack comes out.
     
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    i'll wait for windows 9
    lolz
     
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    Somebody get the new task manager and file transfer system from Win8 and add it to Win7 as a mod. I will paypal you $5 for it.
     
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    I'm sure its just fabulous on tablets, i don't use a tablet though, so what's the point in upgrading?
     
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    Get 8 only if you have an SSD, and then just install Classic Shell to get rid of Metro. I haven't completely disabled Metro, just checking how often if comes up, and so far zero times :)
     
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    Naito

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    AFAIK, you can at least get the Windows 8 task manager in Windows 7 using this:

    Windows 8 task manager mod
     
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    I downloaded the Preview, but never got around to installing it. Maybe I'll take a look at Win 8 at some point, but it doesn't really pique my interest for now. Sticking with Win 7 for the time being.
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Yes, "Metro" has probably matured by then.
     
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    no point moving from 7 yet, not really any plus points atm
     

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