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everything you need in 1 click away? oh thats bad design,
upgrades old drivers to windows 8 drivers? horrible
clean install vs clean install boots 2 times faster? windows 8 wins

i fail to see the issues with windows 8 other than people bitching cuz its the trend.

oh and this is posted from a asus laptop running windows 8, with keyboard and mouse. love it, everythings easy to access.


Im also selling it at my place of work and old people seem to love how we can make everything all in 1 screen and easy to access everything, big symbols are awesome for them too cuz they cant see well.
 
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I hated (hate) Zune and iPods. I like my good old drag-drop-play generic MP3 player. Samsung I think? I forget. I haven't used it in 5 years.
I've got a 1Gb version of these.
 

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Thought about it... If 8 fixing the following issues, I'll consider it.

1: Windows will not pop up and steal focus away from active windows causing your computer to reboot and loose all your work. Example when typing: "Hi Bob, I would have made it to the party but I was..." POPUP - Would you like to reboot now? Reboot Cancel "...really tired". Windows responds to you pressing R and reboots.

2: Your icons should stay snapped to a grid. Changing resolution down and then back up will not scatter#uck your icons randomly.

3: Windows networking will maintain all network resources without having to refresh manually.

4: Microsoft starts listening to customers.

These are just a handfull of the issues I experience almost daily. I don't just use a computer. I use the shit out of it every day. Playing BF3 24/7 doesn't count.
 

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Thought about it... If 8 fixing the following issues, I'll consider it.

1: Windows will not pop up and steal focus away from active windows causing your computer to reboot and loose all your work. Example when typing: "Hi Bob, I would have made it to the party but I was..." POPUP - Would you like to reboot now? Reboot Cancel "...really tired". Windows responds to you pressing R and reboots.

2: Your icons should stay snapped to a grid. Changing resolution down and then back up will not scatter#uck your icons randomly.

3: Windows networking will maintain all network resources without having to refresh manually.

4: Microsoft starts listening to customers.

These are just a handfull of the issues I experience almost daily. I don't just use a computer. I use the shit out of it every day. Playing BF3 24/7 doesn't count.
 
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I take back everything I commented about Windows 8 in this thread:
  • Starts really fast
  • Solved my GTX 680 desktop micro-stuttering issue caused by heavy use of GPU-accelerated Photoshop
  • Battlefield 3 doesn't reboot the machine anymore
  • Applications load faster
  • For some reason, games seem more "fluid"
It's just a case of bad UI. Nothing a $5 Start8 license wouldn't fix. You could factor Microsoft's $25 introductory price with $5 Start8, and end up with a great OS for $30.
 
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Or keep 7 and keep a great OS for $0 :) What's the memory footprint after loading?

OMG is start8 ugly! I could eat 20lbs of Skittles and shit a better looking GUI then that. :shadedshu

start8.JPG
 

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Or keep 7 and keep a great OS for $0 :)
Windows 7 doesn't solve my micro-stuttering, BF3 reboots issues, I tried everything under the sun, and it really is slower.

What's the memory footprint after loading?
About 1.3 GB, I have big-sized drivers (GeForce driver, Creative Recon3D driver, Intel ProSet LAN driver), KAV 2013, and Trillian. I have 12 GB total memory.

OMG is start8 ugly! I could eat 20lbs of Skittles and shit a better looking GUI then that. :shadedshu
Not where I'm standing from:

 
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Windows 7 doesn't solve my micro-stuttering, BF3 reboots issues, I tried everything under the sun, and it really is slower.
how odd, wonder if BF3 needs a patch or you need a different set of drivers/ card replacement
 
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how odd, wonder if BF3 needs a patch or you need a different set of drivers/ card replacement
He should compare a clean install of both OSes and provide benchmarks. It could be malware, tweaks, lack of tweaks, or many other things causing the issue.

I'll stand by 7 as long as I can. I hate every time a new version of Windows comes out I have to wait for drivers IF they decide not to force-outdate my hardware. By the time everything is updated and stable, another Windows version comes out. I hear the same thing every time... "Oh just give Vista a chance, it's faster" :roll:
 
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That reminds me, the other thing I'm waiting for before switching to 8, is official 8 drivers for my Forte, if Auzentech ever releases them.
 
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Windows 7 doesn't solve my micro-stuttering, BF3 reboots issues, I tried everything under the sun, and it really is slower.
Did you tried turning off Hyper Threading which almost always fixes the issue for people?
 

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Did you tried turning off Hyper Threading which almost always fixes the issue for people?
That's one thing I didn't try. Thanks, but it's too late. With Windows 8, I can keep HTT and not have micro-stuttering.
 

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Windows 7 doesn't solve my micro-stuttering, BF3 reboots issues, I tried everything under the sun, and it really is slower.



About 1.3 GB, I have big-sized drivers (GeForce driver, Creative Recon3D driver, Intel ProSet LAN driver), KAV 2013, and Trillian. I have 12 GB total memory.



Not where I'm standing from:

http://img.techpowerup.org/121029/bta9834lkjd.jpg

I so agree with that. I hated the start menu for years since it was confined in a little space.
 

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That reminds me, the other thing I'm waiting for before switching to 8, is official 8 drivers for my Forte, if Auzentech ever releases them.

You might aswell run them from Creative Labs if CL gets off their ass
 
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You might aswell run them from Creative Labs if CL gets off their ass
Which means that you might as well keep 7 and wait for Half-life 3.
 
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I just installed windows 8 last night. I'm actually starting to like it but then again, I am not using Metro/Modern UI as I purchased Start 8. I get faster boot times, and overall, the compositing effects and feel of the OS are just smoother. It has a ton of addons to Explorer and the Task Manager, so, once you get to the desktop, it really feels like a polished W7. My only complaints are that the borders of windows are not transparent, and the stupid lock screen. I really want to disable that.

Edit:: Oh yeah, and I hate the Metro UI start menu but I don't ever see that since, again, I have Start8.
 
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