• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

Windows 8 Gets Off To a Slow Start, According to The NPD Group

Joined
Nov 25, 2012
Messages
143
Likes
26
#26
Windows Vista was a steaming pile.
But for many people like myself it was better than windows XP-64bit and it added direct X10 support.

Windows 7 is awesome runs great pretty much a fixed version of windows Vista.

Windows 8 IMO is a backwards step. I really want to know what drugs they were smoking.
The gui is awful. Yes there is an icon called desktop but it’s the same as windows 7.
IMO windows 8 is a mobile phone os that has been forced up on the people.
Windows 8 is the fisher price os.
I can't find any new features that are cool or worthwhile. I actually felt sick when using windows 8.

I heard windows 9 logo is just 1 square!:p And the drop the S MS window :p

But each to their own.

Ever since XP I use the windows classic theme.
I even moved from Ubuntu because I though unity was an abomination ( it isn't compared to windows 8) to Lubuntu or LXDE because its light weight and gets the job done.

Ill keep windows 7 to play games and continue to dual boot.
If you think about it windows 8 makes sense from a profit point of view. As if you want a new computer with windows 7 you can’t get one. So many metro haters will just buy a console to make games.
this would be a perfect time for Valve to make a gaming linux distro .... hint hint ...

The artical should be called windows 8 gets off to a slow - tile ! :p
 
Last edited:
Joined
Sep 25, 2007
Messages
5,822
Likes
618
Processor Core I7 3770K@4.3Ghz
Motherboard AsRock Z77 Extreme
Cooling Cooler Master Seidon 120M
Memory 12Gb G.Skill Sniper
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1070
Storage Sandisk SSD + 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200
Display(s) IPS Asus 26inch
Case Antec 300
Audio Device(s) Xonar DG
Power Supply EVGA Supernova 650 G2
Software Windows 10/Windows 7
#27
windows vista was a crap os at release but with the service packs it became much better, I would run vista with the sp's any day over xp, 7 was a streamlined version of vista, and 8, I bought 8 already and after using it for about a month I went back to 7 its not a bad os but Its not my thing and I have a touchscreen lcd also.
 
Joined
Aug 11, 2011
Messages
4,335
Likes
3,020
Location
Mexico
System Name STEAMBOX | GAMECUBE | EQC (Everyday Quad Core)
Processor i5 4590@3.7Ghz |i7 3770K@4Ghz -|- Athlon 5350@2.52Ghz
Motherboard GA-B85N PHOENIX | Asrock Z77E-ITX | Asus AM1I-A
Cooling Stock | Antec Kuhler 620 | Reeven Vanxie
Memory 2x4GB ADATA XPG 1600Mhz | 2x4GB Kingston 1866Mhz -|- 2x4GB Crucial Ballistix@1920Mhz
Video Card(s) RX 480 Nitro | Sapphire RX 480 w/Accelero Mono Plus | HD 8400 @ 720Mhz (IGP)
Storage LiteON 128GB mSATA+3TB Seagate | Seagate 1TBxSamung 64GB SSD (Intel RST) | Kingston v300 240GB
Display(s) Daewoo 49" 1080p | ASUS PA248Q 1920x1200 IPS
Case Corsair 250D | CoolerMaster Elite 110 | Acteck Fiji
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Seasonic SS-660XP2 | Silverstone SFX-450 | 200w mini FLEX PSU
Software Windows 10 64bit
#28
W8 + Start8. All the improvements of W8 without the bitching :toast:
 
Joined
Apr 21, 2010
Messages
4,621
Likes
1,992
Location
Redditch, Worcestershire, England
System Name RyZen Reynolds
Processor Ryzen 1600 6c/12t -3.8Ghz@1.26v
Motherboard Asrock AB350m
Cooling Wraith Spire
Memory 16GB DDR4 2800
Video Card(s) PNY GTX 780 Ti
Storage Seagate 1TB - 128GB SSD
Display(s) BenQ G2420HD
Case Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-01
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Corsair VS 550w
Mouse Zalman ZM-M401R
Keyboard Razor Lycosa
Software Windows 10 Home x64
#29
W8 + Start8. All the improvements of W8 without the bitching :toast:
I disagree, I am also one of those who bought it for $15 I ran it for a month (using start 8) and still removed it. Even with a start button on the desktop it still flits between desktop and metro apps depending on what file types you're working with, I personally don't think it's as stable as 7 as I did have quite a few BSOD even without OC which I have never out of 2 years of using 7 had. I am happily running Windows 7 x64 and although Windows 8 is slightly faster to boot up, it hardly matters when you have 8GB RAM and a 240GB SATA3 SSD, I can spare the 2 seconds :cool:
 
Joined
Sep 13, 2011
Messages
252
Likes
55
Location
Malaysia
Processor Intel Core i3-2100 @ 3.1 GHz
Motherboard Asus P8H61-M LX (B3)
Cooling Intel stock HSF
Memory 2x 4GB Kingston DDR3 @ 1333 MHz
Video Card(s) Gigabyte Radeon HD 6750 OC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATA 3
Display(s) HP W2072a 20"
Case Cooler Master Elite 430 Black
Audio Device(s) Integrated (Realtek ALC887)
Power Supply Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500W
Software Windows 7 Home Premium x64
#30
W8 + Start8. All the improvements of W8 without the bitching :toast:
Why do we need to buy a software on Windows 8 to make it look like Windows 7? Isn't it easier to just use Windows 7?

Yes, there are performance improvements, but that is just small.
 
Joined
Oct 31, 2008
Messages
919
Likes
223
Location
Portland, OR
Processor AMD FX-8350
Motherboard Asus M5A99X Evo
Cooling Noctua
Memory 16GB G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 1866
Video Card(s) EVGA 980ti FTW
Storage (OS)Samsung 950 Pro (512GB), (Data) WD Reds
Display(s) 24" Dell UltraSharp U2412M
Case Fractal Design Define R4
Audio Device(s) Sennheiser GAME ONE
Power Supply Corsair HX750i
Mouse Mionix Castor
Keyboard Deck Hassium Pro
Software Windows 7 Pro x64
#31
because it sucks...
 

newtekie1

Semi-Retired Folder
Joined
Nov 22, 2005
Messages
24,274
Likes
10,357
Location
Indiana, USA
Processor Intel Core i7 4790K@4.6GHz
Motherboard AsRock Z97 Extreme6
Cooling Corsair H100i
Memory 32GB Corsair DDR3-1866 9-10-9-27
Video Card(s) ASUS GTX960 STRIX @ 1500/1900
Storage 480GB Crucial MX200 + 2TB Seagate Solid State Hybrid Drive with 128GB OCZ Synapse SSD Cache
Display(s) QNIX QX2710 1440p@120Hz
Case Corsair 650D Black
Audio Device(s) Onboard is good enough for me
Power Supply Corsair HX850
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
#32
Why do we need to buy a software on Windows 8 to make it look like Windows 7? Isn't it easier to just use Windows 7?

Yes, there are performance improvements, but that is just small.
It isn't just performance improvements. There are other improvements that are worth upgrading to Windows 8, the improved file transfer window and task manager are pretty darn nice.
 
Joined
Aug 11, 2011
Messages
4,335
Likes
3,020
Location
Mexico
System Name STEAMBOX | GAMECUBE | EQC (Everyday Quad Core)
Processor i5 4590@3.7Ghz |i7 3770K@4Ghz -|- Athlon 5350@2.52Ghz
Motherboard GA-B85N PHOENIX | Asrock Z77E-ITX | Asus AM1I-A
Cooling Stock | Antec Kuhler 620 | Reeven Vanxie
Memory 2x4GB ADATA XPG 1600Mhz | 2x4GB Kingston 1866Mhz -|- 2x4GB Crucial Ballistix@1920Mhz
Video Card(s) RX 480 Nitro | Sapphire RX 480 w/Accelero Mono Plus | HD 8400 @ 720Mhz (IGP)
Storage LiteON 128GB mSATA+3TB Seagate | Seagate 1TBxSamung 64GB SSD (Intel RST) | Kingston v300 240GB
Display(s) Daewoo 49" 1080p | ASUS PA248Q 1920x1200 IPS
Case Corsair 250D | CoolerMaster Elite 110 | Acteck Fiji
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Seasonic SS-660XP2 | Silverstone SFX-450 | 200w mini FLEX PSU
Software Windows 10 64bit
#33
it still flits between desktop and metro apps depending on what file types you're working with, I personally don't think it's as stable as 7 as I did have quite a few BSOD even without OC which I have never out of 2 years of using 7 had.
You can define the default program to handle specific filetypes. The first time you open a png, jpg, etc. W8 asks you what program do you want to use (if you have several that can handle the same filetype). It was annoying for about a week while I custimized it to my liking but after that it was a smooth sailing. :cool:

Some drivers might need updating to work correctly on W8. Haven't had any driver related issue apart from the BF3 memory leak but that happens in W7 too.

To tell the truth I wouldn't have tried it if it wasn't because of the $15 upgrade offer but after that I went and bought two retail upgrades (yes, the $69 ones). I'm liking it that much. Can't argue about being satisfied with W7 thought. :toast:
 
Last edited:

naoan

New Member
Joined
Jul 12, 2009
Messages
303
Likes
62
System Name AMD?
Audio Device(s) onboard
Software 7 X64
#34
It isn't just performance improvements. There are other improvements that are worth upgrading to Windows 8, the improved file transfer window and task manager are pretty darn nice.
I already used process explorer long before Windows 8 first preview, and I would continue use it if I ever install Windows 8. The file transfer improvement is nice but I never really need it and there are a lot of good free alternatives anyway if I do need one.

Imo, definitely not worth the hassle that come with Windows 8.
 
Joined
Oct 6, 2007
Messages
5,125
Likes
1,207
Location
Nelson B.C. Canada
System Name Blacknet
Processor E5-1650 Xeon @ 4.5Ghz
Motherboard Asus P9X79 Pro
Cooling Noctua NH-D14/7case fans
Memory 32gb Gskill 1866 Cas9
Video Card(s) Asus Strix GTX970 OC
Storage 2x Toshiba 3TB, Seagate 2TB, 2x EVO 850 250GB
Display(s) 27" Asus VS278Q 1ms
Case Antec 1200
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster Z + AKG Q701 Studio Monitors
Power Supply XFX XTR 750 Gold
Mouse Corsair Vengeance M95
Keyboard Cheap Azio
Software Kubuntu 17.10, Win7 x64 SP1 Ultimate
Benchmark Scores Average....
#35
Would it be too much to ask MS to put back free space in the friggin status bar? I need to see free disk space at a glance for each of my local and net drives in the windows explorer status bar at the bottom. I don't need to click through a dozen icons to see that!
 
Joined
Dec 12, 2006
Messages
111
Likes
12
System Name fred
Processor 3570k @ 4.5ghz
Motherboard Z77-UD5H
Cooling noctua nh-c14
Memory 8gb crucial ddr3 1866
Video Card(s) xfx 6950
Storage crucial m4 256gb
Display(s) benq ew2420
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply PCPC silencer 750w v.1
#36
sell windows 7 for $30 and watch it outsell 8 @ $15 10 to 1.
 
Joined
Oct 6, 2007
Messages
5,125
Likes
1,207
Location
Nelson B.C. Canada
System Name Blacknet
Processor E5-1650 Xeon @ 4.5Ghz
Motherboard Asus P9X79 Pro
Cooling Noctua NH-D14/7case fans
Memory 32gb Gskill 1866 Cas9
Video Card(s) Asus Strix GTX970 OC
Storage 2x Toshiba 3TB, Seagate 2TB, 2x EVO 850 250GB
Display(s) 27" Asus VS278Q 1ms
Case Antec 1200
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster Z + AKG Q701 Studio Monitors
Power Supply XFX XTR 750 Gold
Mouse Corsair Vengeance M95
Keyboard Cheap Azio
Software Kubuntu 17.10, Win7 x64 SP1 Ultimate
Benchmark Scores Average....
#37
I like the speed improvements in win8, especially file copying. But put back the standard user features and info. For a corp type os I expect to see disk space usage in the taskbar. Why is that gone?
 
Joined
Oct 30, 2008
Messages
1,526
Likes
375
System Name Lailalo / Edelweiss
Processor FX 8320 @ 4.5Ghz / i7 3610QM @2.3-3.2Ghz
Motherboard ASrock 990FX Extreme 4 / Lenovo Y580
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus / Big hunk of copper
Memory 16GB Samsung 30nm DDR3 1600+ / 8GB Hyundai DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) XFX R9 390 / GTX 660M 2GB
Storage Seagate 3TB/1TB + OCZ Synapse 64GB SSD Cache / Western Digital 1TB 7200RPM
Display(s) LG Ultrawide 29in @ 2560x1080 / Lenovo 15.6 @ 1920x1080
Case Coolermaster Storm Sniper / Lenovo Y580
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar DG / Whatever Lenovo used
Power Supply Antec Truepower Blue 750W + Thermaltake 5.25in 250W / Big Power Brick
Software Windows 10 Pro / Windows 10 Home
#38
Joined
Mar 26, 2008
Messages
1,874
Likes
334
Location
Cobourg,Ontario
System Name FX CrossFireX
Processor AMD FX™ 8370 @Stock
Motherboard GA-990FXA-UD5 (rev. 3.1
Cooling Noctua NH-D15 the BEAST
Memory AMD Radeon™ R5 Entertainment Series 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3-1600 MHz CL11 Part Number: R5316G1601U2K-G T
Video Card(s) MSI Gaming R9 390
Storage x3 Seagates 1Terabyte X1 Seagate 2Terabyte <Steam Install
Display(s) 40 Inch Samsung HDTV (monitor)
Case HAF-X:)
Audio Device(s) AMD/HDMI to Onkyo HT-R508 Receiver
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2 Power Supply
Software Windows 10 Pro X64
#39
I use Windows 8 fine for my home needs, but my parents have to use Windows 7 because Quickbooks Pro 2012 doesn't work properly and they are still certifying 2013 for Windows 8. Software vendors like Intuit probably aren't helping sales if they can't even finish certifying their latest software a month after Windows 8 was released, and they don't care about supporting older versions because they slap a new number on it and sell it again.
One of the biggest reasons I can not uninstall Win7 ..I need it for my Income Tax software.....Which is just a month or two away.