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  1. #1


    Ohio
    Posts : 470
    Windows 8 Pro

    touch screen


    I have a netbook and a desktop. When Windows 8 comes out, if I install it on my desktop, would I have to get a different monitor to use the touch screen or will it work with any of the newer monitors?

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  2. #2


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,479
    Vista and Win7


    If you want touchscreen capability, you will need a touchscreen. But I am sure Win8 will also work with the traditional gear.
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  3. #3


    yeah Microsoft said that you can use key shortcuts
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  4. #4


    Ohio
    Posts : 470
    Windows 8 Pro


    Thanks for your feedback. When MS releases Windows 8, I'll probably buy a new lap top and get one that has the touch screen capability.
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  5. #5


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    You can still use mouse as in Windows7, don't think MS will require touchscreen as that would alienate a lot of users that don't have the monitor.

    I wouldn't like a touchscreen on a desktop, laptop maybe-not so much, tablet of coarse.
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  6. #6


    Quote Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
    You can still use mouse as in Windows7, don't think MS will require touchscreen as that would alienate a lot of users that don't have the monitor.

    I wouldn't like a touchscreen on a desktop, laptop maybe-not so much, tablet of coarse.
    Yep. Windows 8 will can be installed on a PC without touchscreen and touchscreen is a wrapper as you can see in the video. (6:12)
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  7. #7


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    What a babbler. I wish they would use professionals for the demos and not some half-wit.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 8
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Kallan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
    You can still use mouse as in Windows7, don't think MS will require touchscreen as that would alienate a lot of users that don't have the monitor.

    I wouldn't like a touchscreen on a desktop, laptop maybe-not so much, tablet of coarse.
    Yep. Windows 8 will can be installed on a PC without touchscreen and touchscreen is a wrapper as you can see in the video. (6:12)

    but my question is, is it an INSTALL option or an option i can turn off if i, say, buy a new laptop?
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  9. #9


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Some are saying you will be able to switch back and forth.

    Time will tell.
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