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My first topic with over 100 posts, holy shit this rocks!!!

My only regret about upgrading was I did not do a fresh install, but that is ok, 16GB in a windows.old folder is nothing to cry about. I have plenty of storage room. I am really liking Windows 8 Pro and I upgraded my Dad last night too and he likes it. xD

I just pinned command line, control panel, all that stuff I siphoned for in the Start menu to either my task bar or start home page, so I don't need a start button personally.
 

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My first topic with over 100 posts, holy shit this rocks!!!

My only regret about upgrading was I did not do a fresh install, but that is ok, 16GB in a windows.old folder is nothing to cry about. I have plenty of storage room. I am really liking Windows 8 Pro and I upgraded my Dad last night too and he likes it. xD

I just pinned command line, control panel, all that stuff I siphoned for in the Start menu to either my task bar or start home page, so I don't need a start button personally.
If you downloaded the X64 edition, it should have allowed you to create an ISO. This is the best way since you can boot from it either on DVD or USB then do a CUSTOM installation that lets you install fresh.
 

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If you downloaded the X64 edition, it should have allowed you to create an ISO. This is the best way since you can boot from it either on DVD or USB then do a CUSTOM installation that lets you install fresh.
You cheered me up with your posts brandon. I was going to pass but when I saw you burn iso to disc for a clean install, i was excited. I think i'll jump now. :D
 
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ah well, hopefully it'll go through
 
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So I got quite a quick response from support.... Here goes....









long story short.... Either:

A: He knew exactly what was going on since i used my cousins laptop she bought about a month ago to register for the Win 8 Pro, gave no fucks and didnt want to help at all

B: He totally had no idea how a 32bit or 64Bit OS works

C: English wasnt his first language and there was a break down in translation because even though he typed in 'good' english with no spelling mistakes, most of it just didnt make any real sense to me.

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the dude does have a funky name though....
 
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You cheered me up with your posts brandon. I was going to pass but when I saw you burn iso to disc for a clean install, i was excited. I think i'll jump now. :D
I said it earlier. You can get the .iso and do a verrrry clean install. Everything went smoothly so I'm on the latest Windows 8 Pro bought with 30 Euro and upgraded from a totally free Windows 8 RP. You really can't beat the offer.

My E8400 machine thinks it's an i7 now. It flies.

the dude does have a funky name though....
The dude is a she. It's a Romanian name.
 
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Gosh $15 for an upgrade is practically nothing. That is enough to make my decision to stay with 7 seem wobbly. I still just don't see any real big benefits.
 
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Can someone PM me a combo that works including where it was purchased/brand/model? Or just PM me a code? lol
 
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Gosh $15 for an upgrade is practically nothing. That is enough to make my decision to stay with 7 seem wobbly. I still just don't see any real big benefits.
Being a desktop user I didn't think so either until I started reading Technet articles and what not about new features and improvements in 8. Technet ≠ marketing, for the most part.
 
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Does it make that much of a difference?
Well, I had Vista before (and an old bloated install) so for me it's like night and day. Anyway it feels fast, don't know how it is coming from 7.
 

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Does it make that much of a difference?
Yes it does. My boot times with Win7 plus SSD was around 30 seconds for a full restart, now it is only about 7-9 seconds.
 
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For my gaming desktop I dont think win 8 would do anything. Win 8 might give my laptop some more battery life. I wonder how much. If it was anything even 10% it would be worth it.
 

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I had no issues registering my Asus Viper Elite PC from Ebuyer :eek: :laugh:

I might just have to install this now, was going to leave it a while but this may swing it.
Yeah, $14.99 for an entire OS is not a shabby deal imo. :toast:
 

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Has anyone found were the installer downloads the files?
Yes. You have to "show hidden folders" in the view options for Windows Explorer. Once that is set it will shot your C:/ESD. That is where the download and starting .exe is located.
 

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