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Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. xvi

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    Seems like I heard somewhere that there was a performance difference between the two. Can't remember which way or how much though.
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    I'm betting on 8.1 ;)
     
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    I am about to find out as soon as I get the time to switch my 8350 rig over to win 8.1. Everything else is in place to make the swap.
     
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    I am of the belief that 8 and 8.1 are better at just about everything from gaming to Crunching due to the streamlining of the OS. Still not much of a fan of Metro but, 8.1 did provide a better Search function, over the crappy 8 version....BLAH, BLAH.

    My favorite part, aided by the 24GB SSD Cache on this thing, is the boot time! Even w/ a 5400rpm spinner, this thing kills the boot time on 7 and both of my linux boxes!!

    :rockout:
     
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    I have 8.1 with a start menu on my ole C2D laptop and it performs much better than Win 7 did on it. Boots quicker, runs games better, and overall quicker.
     
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    Boinc benchmark. Single thread.
     
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    anyone got a safe DL link for Windows 7 Pro 64 bit? I got an activation code, just need to make a DVD.
     
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    Thanks signed up and found my school. Got Windows 8.1 and 7 at no cost
     
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    Was it 8.1 embedded?
     
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Nice! Your university subscribes to the premium service. :peace:
     
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    My thanks for that post isn't for what you think it's for. When I saw your post, I figured I'd try to register there with my college email. Well guess what?
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    Thank You :toast:
     
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    Yep, that is the same one my university offers. Just the standard. LOL. Still, 8.1 embedded is pretty much the same, from what I have read.
     
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    I'm going to find out. The copy of 8.1 on my laptop is not activated and I don't have a code, so here goes nothing.
     
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    I'm pretty sure they would have since their suppose to be the best Tech school in the USA lol
     
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    Yea! Let us know on that bro.
     
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    starting on it right now

    edit: seems to be installing like a regular version of 8.1. I've already reformatted my HD and I'm now installing Windows
     
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    That's so friggin rad. Free Windows.
     
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    Did you try activating your laptop with the embedded key?
     
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    sure did
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    Sweet Barbaric!

    I too have the embedded key and want to install regular 8.1 pro on a system. Nice to know that key works to activate the regular pro version!

    Wait, that is showing that it is 8.1 embedded? Is that how it activated?
     
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