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  1. johnnyfiive

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    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit - Preordered.
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    Microsoft Store

    A little late, but Microsoft announced a ton of new Microsoft Store locations recently, as well as some temporary pop up stores. Go here to see if there's one near you: http://content.microsoftstore.com/Home.aspx

    Most of the new ones open October 26th. Almost debating skipping work to go and check out some tablets lol.
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    AMD needs to fix their drivers for Llano APUs. With Windows 8 my laptop gets artifacts at the desktop all the time. Back to Windows 7 on the new SSD yesterday, and all is fine.
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    hi guys, ran into my first issue with windows 8. I receive one of my utility bills by email and it has a pdf attachment. the pdf actually is a little program that allows me to view and pay my bill electronically. in windows 7 it worked fine but in windows 8 it loads up in the full page pdf thing and wont let me actually hit the "pay bill" button. is there a way to open up a pdf the "old" way?
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    You try using it in Adobe Reader?I think my cable bill had to have it installed before I could read it.The default one in 8 is awful.

    http://get.adobe.com/reader/?promoid=JZEFU
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    thanks man that was it! :toast:
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    No problem,glad it works for you,:toast:
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    Is it worth to change to windows8 at this point?Or is ist better to wiat for some additional updates after release?Because I cant decide really.i was all the time preodering windows when new come out.But now i dont know.Is is performing better and is touchscreen monitor neded to experience full windows features
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    A giant pack of updates is already there (no need to wait for SP), MS didn't wait for SP so they updated W8 and it works flawlessly anyway. There isn't any uber necessary reason to upgrade from 7 to 8 but there is no reason to avoid W8 either. It's up to user. I choose to update because I like W8.
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    Eh like allways I just preodered it from Windows store,couldnt resist the price u know.And why there is only Pro version?
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    Don`t worry pro has all you need .They did to cut cost of making 5 versions like vista and 7:
    OEM
    Home
    Home Starter
    Pro
    Ultimate
    Enterprise.
    Windows 8 versions
    Windows8(oem)
    Pro(replace`s Home.Home Starter,Ultimate)
    ARM ver for apu/phone/tabs(not for retail just if you buy a tab you get this,I could be wrong about this....)
    Enterprise

    I use Win8 because I like it,Still have Win7 on the other drive,I need it for COD and games like that,I have not installed these under 8 yet .
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    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit :D

    Love it :D

    AMD's driver is good on windows 8 too :D

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    where did u get it? ITs not relesed yet
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    Just in case.... from windowssteamblog:
    "We set out to make it as easy as possible for everyone to upgrade to Windows 8. Starting at general availability, if your PC is running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 you will qualify to download an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99 in 131 markets. And if you want, you can add Windows Media Center for free through the “add features” option within Windows 8 Pro after your upgrade."

    Then there will be launch day (until 31 january) discounts for boxes...
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    Do you have the option for a clean install? What about your motherboard chipset driver or AMD driver, those were Win 7 before the upgrade, so does it auto upgrade them for you or do you just re-download everything in Win 8 and do re-installs to overwrite it? ::confused::

    Edit: For that matter what about my anti-virus I paid for that has 300 some days left, does it keep all that in-tact? :/
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    - There will be an all new MS Upgrade Advisor (that will be online to test your PC in a few days)

    - This Advisor will tell you to keep, update or remove W7 stuff, prior to doing the upgrade.

    - You can run it before purchasing W8... ;)
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    First w8 TV ad
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    I think their marketing team is FINALLY learning how to make a decent ad.
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    More likely they fired the previous marketing teams.

    In that case, you mean to say 'I think their marketing team recruiter FINALLY learned how to recruit a decent marketing team.' :D
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    Haha that's probably true. Windows commercials up to this point have been unwatchable!
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    ^ lol maybe because Ballmer is not in that video

    I remember XP ad



    dafuq was that
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    If I understood it right version bought from microsoft store is just box with key in it not with actual software? if it cost me only 49.99£,becuase isaw in retail shops versions worth 100£+
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    What did it say in the description? Might just be the download, and if so they should be emailing you a link to download it at when Windows 8 is officially released.
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