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Win 8 question

  1. #1


    Sydney Australia
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64

    Win 8 question


    It may be a little early to answer this but will Windows 8 be like an update to Win 7 or will it be a complete departure as Vista was to XP?

    Win 7 is my favourite Windows by a long way so if it's just an update/upgrade from this I wouldn't complain.

    Having said that, Windows 8 could be even better so who knows... :nerd:

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  2. #2


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


    The architecture is the same, Vista>Win7>Win8.
    It changed from XP>Vista.

    It has several added functions and it seems faster so far, if your running Win7 you won't have any problems running Win8.
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  3. #3


    Sydney Australia
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    How about the GUI/Interface, is it similar to Win7?
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  4. #4


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


    Yes, there is a desktop UI and a tablet UI.

    It will be very similar to the Win7 UI.


    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by Dave76; 21 Jun 2011 at 01:44.
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  5. #5


    Sydney Australia
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    I see, it does look very similar, thanks for posting the screen shot.

    Nice background btw too.
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  6. #6


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


    You're welcome.
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