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Windows 8

Postby Gamrpro » 23 Mar 2011, 17:42

Do you guys plan on upgrading to Windows 8 when its released?

Of course I would! I've heard some great reviews about it!

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Re: Windows 8

Postby THCAndy » 24 Mar 2011, 09:42

Windows 8 ?!
I haven't heard of it to be honest. I'll have to do a little research.
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Re: Windows 8

Postby Ciara » 23 May 2011, 19:13

Yes Windows 8 is coming and I hope Microsoft release a RC1 to the public before RTM is released as they did with Windows 7, I used Windows 7 RC1 for a few months and the bought Windows 7 Pro retail and tried 32-bit but soon moved to 64-bit, lets hope Microsoft keep up the good work with Windows 8.
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Re: Windows 8

Postby shovenose » 23 May 2011, 19:54

Right now I use Windows 7 Ultimate x64. If i can get 8 for free like I did 7 then yes I would definitely ugrade.

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Re: Windows 8

Postby Ciara » 23 May 2011, 19:59

I think Microsoft will have there work cut out with Windows 8 to better Windows 7 but looking forward to seeing what they come up with ... as long as they don't overkill and produce another Vista :shock:
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Re: Windows 8

Postby THCAndy » 25 May 2011, 21:18

In all honestly Vista turned me off to 7. I've used XP for years, and don't plan to switch to 7 or Vista, so hopefully 8 will be a good improvement.

I just don't like the UI in Vista/7
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Re: Windows 8

Postby JLogan » 19 Oct 2011, 15:49

HAAAAATE it. I hate the metro UI. I hate ribbon. Windows 8 just isn't my thing. I will still try it again on its official release though.
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Re: Windows 8

Postby shovenose » 19 Oct 2011, 17:58

Ugh I been meaning to burn that ISO I downloaded and try it...


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Re: Windows 8

Postby JLogan » 20 Oct 2011, 06:28

shovenose wrote:Ugh I been meaning to burn that ISO I downloaded and try it...


Dont. It'll be more trouble than its worth. Recommend you just enjoy windows 7 and imagine windows 8 is just the same :)
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Re: Windows 8

Postby shovenose » 20 Oct 2011, 08:56

How do I enjoy Windows 7 if I'm currently running Ubuntu?
If you can explain that then I will eat my Windows 8 CD.

I do use Windows 7 on my best laptop but I don't want to lose any data so I'm not trying Windows 8 on that.


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Re: Windows 8

Postby sahaya » 07 Nov 2011, 05:57

thanks for sharing... its a nice operating system


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Re: Windows 8

Postby cfotoceo » 26 Nov 2011, 02:57

I have not seen much on the new version but I'll likely upgrade. When you say free I assume you mean a hack. Are hacks not dangerous? I would love to know where to get a good hack for Win 7 Ultimate because it has the encryption built right in.

Anyone have any good info as far as what Win 8 brings to the table?

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Re: Windows 8

Postby shovenose » 26 Nov 2011, 11:38

I've tried the Windows Developer Preview:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRixbw_0Etg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf0xGhNkePs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge3Ctn5K7gA

Some of the major changes I know of:
-Full integration with Windows Live (Hotmail, MSN, etc.) because once you type in your hotmail address and your password you get your picture, and some settings, customized for you...
-Metro UI: the Metro userface is the complete rework of the Start menu and the login page, among other things.
-Built-in Windows Defender provides full protection against all viruses, not just spyware like on Vista and 7


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Re: Windows 8

Postby cfotoceo » 28 Nov 2011, 03:10

Ah those are some nice features indeed, will the encryption be part of it as well. I like that feature in Win7 Ultimate. Wish it were standard but I see why its a perk for the upgrade.


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Re: Windows 8

Postby AndroidOS » 08 Jan 2012, 06:53

I got the Developers Preview the first day it was possible, and I don't really like the Metro UI. We'll just have to see how it goes though...

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Re: Windows 8

Postby shovenose » 08 Jan 2012, 12:36

I tried it longer this time on. a faster computer, and decided that while the Metro UI start menu thing is not so great, the redone Task Manager and all the other things are quite good.


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Re: Windows 8

Postby AndroidOS » 10 Jan 2012, 13:30

I hate the Metro UI. I think that you can defintely see that it has been made with tablets in mind.

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Re: Windows 8

Postby shovenose » 10 Jan 2012, 18:15

Definitely agreed that it's tablet-oriented. Maybe a reason to get a tablet :D
I will do it if they have some nice ones at good prices. Android is a great OS but not a good 100% computer replacement. Most Windows 7 tablets are either too slow or too clunky or expensive.
A nice Windows 8 tablet...

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Re: Windows 8

Postby Cpt. Blackbeard » 11 Jan 2012, 00:10

Running Vista here. Once I reset what I could to Classic I've not had any complaints about it. The occasional Popup on opening files and such really doesn't bother me and I can't afford the upgrade at this time.

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Re: Windows 8

Postby shovenose » 11 Jan 2012, 01:20

If you hate the popups that make a noise and dim your screen, go to the User Account thing in Control Panel and disable User Account Control (UAC)


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