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    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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    If you want touchscreen capability, you will need a touchscreen. But I am sure Windows 8 will also work with the traditional gear.
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    yeah Microsoft said that you can use key shortcuts
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    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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    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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    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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    What a babbler. I wish they would use professionals for the demos and not some half-wit.
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    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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    Some are saying you will be able to switch back and forth.

    Time will tell.
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