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Windows 8 Arrives

Discussion in 'News' started by Cristian_25H, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Prima.Vera

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    Just one question. How is Windows 8 running on an older laptop compared with Windows 7? I have an old Dell XPS with Windows 7 and 3GB of RAM and it works OK. Will the Win 8 be slower? The drivers also... I checked, and it seems that there are almost NO DRIVERS available for Windows 8. And for a laptop this sucks bigtime. Specially if you have a video card like nVidia GO 7900GTX...Good luck finding drivers for that!
     
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    It definitely seems to boot up faster than 7 on my Phenom II laptop and a 640GB/5400 RPM/8MB hard disk. I have no driver problems except for my PowerXPress GPU setup (HD 4250 + HD 5650) which is its own problem because of AMD's driver structure changes over the summer.

    I don't see any GO 7900GTX drivers on NVIDIA's site but you can probably INF mod the 306.97 drivers as they still support all the way down to NV40.
     
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    i had to use a driver specific to Vista for the Touch Pad in 7 and Use Mobility modder for the 9800 on the last set of drivers for the desktop AGP parts
     
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    I care. Better than Windows 7 in my opinion
     
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    It's not so much that i dislike windows 8.. but more that 7 works just fine.
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    No win 2000 was crap compared to 98SE.
    All it ever did for me was crash. :cry:
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    The local news is all over this OS. Can you say free advertizing? This is a very public tablet/Desk Top OS and in order to gain public approval went full on prime time news with it Local and National CNN/FOX/MSNBC! all are talking about it. This is make or break for M$!!!
    M$ is in it to win it too folks not like apple! Where is the ROAD???!!!!???!!!!
    If this takes off (And it will) Then M$ could put a major dent in the ipad/iPhone/Imac, And any other iProduct. This is it for M$ and they know it. If they expect to gain any thing in this economic down ward spiral we are in this is it. Do or Die now. :eek::D;)
    I hope it is hacker proof and virus proof as well. Apple is #1 in this.
     
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    Are you on crack right now?
     
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    the fact is of IOS/Mac OSX being hack/virus proof is because its not as popular as windows
     
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    nothing is hacker proof, Linux is #1 in this, and windows 8 creams the security of windows 7 by a lot but it has its down side, it really limits your freedom at times something windows 7 is far better at than windows 8... freedom to exploit and crack and do illegal things... you can do very little of those things to a certain point in windows 8, I don't mind it because its so much faster
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    True...

    Windows 8 is cool and all but for those of us that have just Bought and installed Windows 7 we would have to pay MORE to make the move. Some can afford to do this some of us can not. If you can cool go for it. Windows 7 is just as good for me for the next few years maybe even through to windows 10.
    It is however a major move in the tablet market and is also versatile for Desk Tops as well. But for me for now I am more than happy.
     
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    :laugh::laugh::laugh: Where in the hell did you come up with "98SE" being reliable????????:roll:

    Seemed like every time one turned around it was BSOD'ing.
     
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    I had no troubles out of it. ME on otherhand I did.
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Yeah ME was a big BSOD!
     
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    I must have been one of the few people in the universe that didn't have any problems with ME. Dumb luck I guess.
     
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    You forgot to mention the kill switch on Sandy Bridge (and likely all future processors).
     
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    Vista was the latest OS when it came out and most users decided to stay with XP.
     
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    Back in those days W98 or ME were not bad, it was just you that still were learning how to turn a pc on. :)
     
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    OH, I have such a headache! :laugh:
     
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    False.

    Windows Me was 5% to 25% worse than windows 98.
    I wrote a comparison.

    Even games such as Half Life ran slighlty worse on windows ME.

    Windows 98Se was awesome in the days.

    As for windows 8 its just another reason to duel boot.
    Run linux as the main OS and windows 7 to play games.
     
  23. eidairaman1

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    I had ME on an AT machine and when I built my first ATX machine I went right back to 98SE and then moved to XP
     
  24. Prima.Vera

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    As always people likes to over exaggerate. Actually for me worked better than Win98SE, and had no problems with drivers, apps or games also...
     
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    There is benefits and negatives about Windows 8. I think the negatives outweigh the positives imo.
     

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