Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by Dos101, Aug 17, 2012.
and this is LOL
i've never had those problems in W7.
I've never had any major problems with 7...in fact to date it's my favorite Windows OS. But after recently buying an Asus K55N laptop for school that came pre-loaded with Windows 8 I finally decided to sit down for more than 10 minutes and give it a shot. I actually don't think it's all that bad..I love a few features like the task manager and all that it monitors and how snappy everything is on the laptop. Not having a start button is weird and I was thinking about Start 8 for $5 or maybe a free one...but I've challenged myself to just using it more as-is.
So far, I gotta say I like it! All the negative I have read and heard from almost everyone had me discouraged and what few minutes I had tried I hated...mostly because the Start button went from a useful tool since Win 95 to a challenge to live without on 8. But the more I mess with 8 the more I find I can access many different parts of windows and utilities in fewer clicks.
So here I sit...do I upgrade from my Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 setup? Ask me a year ago and well I might not even accept that as a logical question, and today I am seriously considering it. And with 8.1 looming I am interested, though I'll admit I haven't researched too far I feel I'm ready to give it a full chance on my gaming rig after impressing me with what it can eek out of my K55N, which while thus far it's a great little cheap laptop...it's doing better than expected in all aspects I've used it for thus far!
End of this long post....I'm thinking about installing Windows 8 on my gaming rig after being impressed with it on my laptop. And with my SSD and UEFI bios on my Z87 I should have some very good startup times. Though 7 is pretty quick when I trim the startup fat of Origin, Java, Adobe, Google, etc...
Dude go windows 8. It does everything windows 7 can do but faster.......once you learn the tricks mind you. The added bonus is its more secure and FAR easier to repair if something gets screwed up. I have been using it since day one and honestly Windows 7 feels old now in comparison. If you get stuck or need a suggestion don't hesitate to PM me. Us OG TPU members gotta stick together with all the noobs now that lurk around here.
A review of Windows 8.1 (RTM version) http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-review?page=1
More of an objective view point IMHO. Just where are the benchmarks and comparisons to the "Older" stuff?
Hi ,is anyone using windows 8 on a overclocked amd sytem like mine ,990fx email@example.com , the thing is last time i tried it i had a fair few teathing troubles both with raid at the time and when i had given up on that i also had trouble getting both my ageing five series radeons and the cpu to overclock as high and stabley.
ive still got the upgrade win 8 pro key and i am tempted but id like a similar sytem owners Pov
Thurrott usually doesn't do benchmarks, mostly a "view from the average user's perspective". Which is fine, I'm not really expecting massive performance improvements anyways except for Metro apps that have been recompiled for 8.1 to use the new code (as shown at BUILD 2013).
I bought pro student off of MS for $69 about an hour after I posted! I appreciate the help too! I really haven't had too many head scratchers that I haven't figured out. I utilize Soluto on customer rigs, and decided to have it track my startup time on my PC. Well it also gave me the option to boot to desktop and adds the option for a custom start button which fits well and seems to work well but is limited. I find myself going to the Start screen more and more as I customize it for my needs though.
:toasts: I agree us OG TPU members gotta stick together! Thanks again man! So far I'm super happy with my Win 8 experience! I'm embarassed I didn't try it sooner and dogged it with ignorance of a few minutes of rushed experience. Well I can now say it's a solid foundation and I'm looking forward to seeing it get better from here! You're right it does make Win 7 feel old!
Sorry for the stupid question im a bit lazy tonight.
The uptade Windows 8.1 wil be free for who already own Win 8 ?
Correct, it will be a free update. You will get a notification from the Store when it is available.
Loving Windows 8. For those that want to ease the process or hate it without a start button, I installed Soluto to monitor my startup as I have always found their layman's easy-to-read interfaces handy for quick glances, they now will install Classic Shell for Windows 8 which installs a very customizable start button setup. Worth a look, works great, their default Win8 one fits perfect and makes accessing some things a little nicer until you sort out your start screen and desktop. Go to www.soluto.com and check that out or if you wanna bypass that go here for the stat button:
I find myself using it less and less but that's as I figure out Win8 more and more. I still need my start button "pacifier" for a few more weeks I'm sure!
if i had a spare SSD i'd be installing 8.1 with the classic start menu to play around with it.
Looks like Microsoft finally caved in and released Windows 8.1 for Technet and MSDN subscribers http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/...-rc-and-windows-server-2012-r2-rtm-today.aspx
Also, if anyone has a Surface RT, there is a way to install Windows 8.1 on it as the image leaked. I'll be trying this tonight for my Surface http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-rt-81-rtm-leaks-to-the-web
Is there an oc software that doesn't freeze etc overclocking amd cards on win 8 tried trixx and aoc
Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 are up for pre-order now http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-ca/pre-order
Both come with Windows 8.1
Dos101 Can you modify the opening post? My current OS is W8.1 Pro without Media Center. Thanks.
I just put win 8 pro no WMC to try it, I have disabled metro ans put start is back on, it's better than I thought it would be. As I am buying BF4 on the 25th I felt it was logical.
BTW, Thanks for the Win + x.
Has saved me from Metro, enough times now, and my sanity!!
8.1 will have to wait, possibly Sunday. I am not on the 'gotta-have-it-now' boat.
No problem. In Windows 8.1 you won't need win+x anymore. Just right click on the windows icon in the lower left corner.
Took the update today, seems slightly different but not much. Have to update a few things while I'm at it...
I've cleaned up the OP a bit. Considering that everyone will be upgrading to Windows 8.1 at some point I decided I'm not going to create separate groups for 8 and 8.1, also added some info on Windows 8.1 (such as reviews and upgrade instructions).
Will our old 8 keys work on 8.1 just wondering if someone could send me the iso for it ?
google for the ISO's, you can find legit download links from some forum whose name i always forget (mydigital something)
Apparently it should, but I haven't tried it myself http://www.neowin.net/news/need-to-activate-windows-81-use-your-windows-8-key
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