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Windows users... will you upgrade to Windows 8?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Oscnn, Oct 17, 2012.

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Will you upgrade to Windows 8 from Windows 7?

  1. Yeah

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  2. Nyah

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  1. Judas

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    No not yet.
     
  2. eidairaman1

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    gotta change that in windows updates, thats one of the first things i do to windows is mess with power properties and windows updates, if need be services


    ya definitely release a update to put back the UI that was in the Early RC versions. I mean looking at going from Windows 3.1 - 95 there wasnt too drastic of a change in the UI
     
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    I might need to look harder then. It's definitely not something you can opt out of in the normal settings options. Even "shutdown -a" in a command window doesn't work :confused:
     
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    If touch screen, go with Windows 8, so no.
     
  5. entropy13

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    No.
     
  6. jgunning

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    I wont.
     
  7. manofthem

    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    I haven't used Win 8 yet and I've little reason to in the future. but, I'll try it out eventually. It can't be that bad
     
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    I'm already running the RTM on three of my computers, and won't go back to Win7 unless I have a very good reason to do so.
     
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    I use windows 7 why the hell would i move to a new OS this early ? :S when 7 works!!

    So the answer to that is no.
     
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    Not until I have a need for, I still haven't found a reason to pay for the upgrade. If its free sure why not?
     
  11. eidairaman1

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    no not me I'll stick to win7 for now :)
     
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    RCoon Gaming Moderator Staff Member

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    I'll probably get it and stick it on my random 60Gb spare SSD and mess around with it, purely for the reason that working in a Computing College will no doubt require me to keep up to date with everything M$.
    Missing start menu isnt a problem because IT ISNT MISSING.
    Even my 56 year old dad is wise enough to press the Windows key on his keyboard.
    No doubt it will be a similar case to Win 7 for the first few months.

    1 - Install OS
    2 - Disabled dozens of features and tools like User Account Control and Automatic Updates
    3 - Change Theme to Classic (IE whatever is not Metro)
    4 - Rarely use the Metro interface anyway as everything can be done from the "other" desktop
    5 - Apps/Programs will maintain compatibility with Windows 7 for years to come, much like XP

    Changing from Windows 7 to Windows 8 is similar to the British changing from the pound to the euro. Stuck in their ways, appalled at the thought of change.
     
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    Unless it has any AMD FX optimization or other performance optimization I'm not going to be moving any time soon.

    I'll let its gradually sink in or not based on its density.
     
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    Unless I build a new computer and it's cheaper.
     
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    One of the many apparently unnoticable optimizations of Windows 8 involves keeping services off until needed. Shouldn't be a need to go through them manually anymore. Baffles me that after about 100 of these efficiency tweaks aimed to help battery life and resources it still ends up with the same game performance as 7. I'd blame it on drivers but really there's not much specific to 8 that needs tweaking for.
     
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    Wait for win8 optimized drivers .
    I like win8 , instaled for about 1 month .
     
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    Errr, no. I'm perfectly fine with old Windows 2000 SP4 and I still trying to mod it somehow, witch is fun and also I bet Win8 did not allow me such fun.

    Not to mention it will run slow on my current obsolute HW, so... not a chance ;)
     
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    Try it? Yes
    Switch to it? Who knows. Outlook is bleak.
     
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    I'll grab a pirated copy.
     
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    No - Why ?? Because of some fancy UI......

    As RCoon already stated....to much trouble for what???
    Windows 8 doesent give anything new I can take advantage of.......
     
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    Hi Kiex,

    That should only happen if you don’t install the update within the first 3 days of it becoming available (source).

    I am definitely going to upgrade to Windows 8. I intend to upgrade 2 of my PCs. 1 uses Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1, the other Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit SP2.

    My reasons for doing so are as others have mentioned:

    Under the hood improvements
    Enhanced security (link2, link3)
    Easier file management (link2)
    Easier to repair when damaged (e.g. refresh the PC rather than using System Restore)
    Reduced memory usage
    Faster media encoding
    Faster boot times
    No need to routinely and manually run CHKDSK

    I don’t miss the Start menu, it was a slow way of launching things anyway. Tapping the Windows key and entering the first few letters of what you looking for and pressing Enter is far quicker (Windows 7 also offered this). Making shortcuts and pinning programs to the taskbar is even faster.

    Thanks.
     
  23. eidairaman1

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    ya dont come crying here if it fails, or you need something done to it, its against forum policy here
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    I don't think thats a good idea to broadcast that. You would be better off getting a true copy.
     
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    You can install the Windows 8 Release Preview .
     

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