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Anyone using Windows 8 as Primary OS?

  1. #81

    Posts : 25
    8 Pro + MCP

    I use win 8 (RP) as the only os (ok, got xp in virtual machine for a few things, that coulnd't be done even on vista/7)

    Also had win8 on my hp hdx laptop, with built in tv tuner (that was some aver media). Latest drivers available were for vista, but even with that, tuner was working flawlessly on win8 (CP), just required manual installation of drivers, as original installer didn't work.

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  2. #82

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
    Sorry for the confusion!

    I'm not trying to show off - i KNOW how little i know !

    PC = Personal Computer
    HTPC = Home Theater PC
    STB = Set Top Box (device provided by Cable company to watch TV)
    USB, PCI, and PCIe - google it or look in wikipedia

    TV Cards are add in cards that allow viewing (and recording) directly on a PC.
    They support connecting antennae, cable STB, VCR, or just about any video input device.
    These cards are installed in slots in the PC available on the motherboard (MB).

    I add PCI and PCIe TV cards to my primary PC as my needs evolve.
    I also may add USB media devices if and when i want them.

    If you are sitting 10 feet away! Do you hate your computer?
    I'm 62 years old and my eyesight is not what it was when i was 20.
    I can't sit 2 ft away from large screen LCD's (TV's) and work well.
    And i don't want to sit 2 ft. from a large screen!
    I am 83 & have been in computers since the start.

    However, these discussion are always helpful to others if they can follow the thread.

    The technology is changing every day!

    I learn a lot just by following the thread.

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  3. #83

    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)

    Well, I wouldn't dual-boot or triple-boot at gunpoint.

    Simply not worth the hassle, and totally unnecessary.

    On-topic, no, I don't run Win 8 as the primary OS on THIS machine
    although it IS installed in VirtualBox.

    But, I do on my old lappy (Penryn dual-core). It has win 8 CP, and
    has been pretty well issue-free.

    I'll be installing the RP sometime this week, and will try it out.

    But, the more I see of the RTM, the less I like it.
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  4. #84

    Posts : 24
    Windows 8 32 bit

    gizbug mate you don't need to format it will do it when you install, well I didn't have to anyhow
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  5. #85

    Posts : 24
    Windows 8 32 bit

    XP for real ???????? go with vista or windows 7 but not xp mate, we have moved on from there, 8 years is about right I think although in computer terms it was like 2 generations ago, the grandfather, or even great grandfather of modern software

    having said that

    Seetec a business in luton got new computers and put xp Prof on it, I did accuse someone of having a back hander as I cant see any other reason why a company would use it, also, the cpu does not have an ( or is a ? ) Sd slot so its pen drive or floppy, I was surprised they didn't have the old 3 quart inch floppy, I have an external one which I keep for sentimental reasons, anyway, there computers are not quite in the ark, but, not far off it
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  6. #86

    Posts : 502
    Vanilla 8 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    Well, I wouldn't dual-boot or triple-boot at gunpoint.

    Simply not worth the hassle, and totally unnecessary.
    I'm curious, why so anti-multiboot?

    I've personally always got a minimum of dual boot, usually a triple.

    I've never found it to be a hassle at all

    And unnecessary?

    Often it's very necessary if you like running an OS with all available resources. Virtual machines can only take you so far - if you want the full 'experience' of an OS, you have to go a proper/native install. Linux distros especially.


    I tend to run W8 as a primary OS on my laptop since it works flawlessly, but not on my desktop due to a component compatibility issue.

    But even my Laptop is a triple boot of 7/8 and Mint - any one of the three could be a primary if so desired.
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  7. #87

    Posts : 51
    Windows 8 pre-release

    Quote Originally Posted by Tully View Post
    Please stop using Initials & spell out the words!

    Some of don't understand the "Computer Jargon" or are you just showing off!

    If you are sitting 10 feet away! Do you hate your computer?

    What do you mean by a TV card?

    Do you mean a card with a TV tuner?


    I think he means "Home Theater Personal Computer."

    I think it's a very interesting question but I, for one, use Windows 8 "Release Preview" as a regular desktop computer to do various things for school, my job and even for games like Warcraft and Diablo.

    In my opinion, The ultimate home theater PC's are the Mac Mini (very expensive and only uses OS X) and some of the smaller Acer Revo's. I think that ViewSonic also has a theater PC that is rather nice. Just erase Windows 7 and install Windows 8 Release Preview and you might come up with something you like. I don't think it is even practical to hook up a desktop to a TV or cable box.

    Even Commodore USA has a Home Theater PC called the AMIGA Mini that runs Mint Linux and functions as a Home theater device.
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  8. #88

    Posts : 2
    Windows 7

    I am running windows 8 as my primary system from the laptop I a typing this from. The laptop is about 8 years old, a 2Ghz dual core processor with 2 G of memory, with a dual boot into 7 also on the hard drive. I have experienced no problems with it. I also have I installed on a virtual machine on my desktop, specs shown under My system specs, but do not run it as my primary. I have found that the more I use it on my laptop, the more I enjoy it. I have found many of the objections people list are easy to overcome, and there are ways to configure the desktop with all your folders and apps you want on it to make if familiar to use, but it seems many have not learned of these tricks (if you want to call them that,, they are part of the O/S, you just have to discover them.
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  9. #89

    Posts : 472
    Windows 8 Pro

    I've been using it for a couple of weeks. If I had to, I could get used to it and learn to like it. But since I don't have to, I prefer to stay with 7.
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  10. #90

    Posts : 51
    Windows 8 pre-release

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
    I've been using it for a couple of weeks. If I had to, I could get used to it and learn to like it. But since I don't have to, I prefer to stay with 7.
    I hope that MS will let users continue with Win7 for a very long time. It's was a revolutionary OS and deserves a place among their best products. Some times Windows 8 feels like a bit of a minor upgrade, albeit with a completely new character and interface.
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