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Should I jump to Win 8?

  1. #11


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Is Hybrid Boot called Hybrid Sleep in the Power Plan? How do you turn it on/off?
    Hybrid Boot is under the Power Options panel under Hardware and Sound in the Control Panel. Hit the side link that says Require a password on wakeup to get into the next screen. Then, hit Change settings that are currently unavailable, it'll let you checkmark off Turn on fast startup.

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  2. #12


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


    The 90-day Enterprise trial version rocks!

    I've only just gotten rid of it and gone W8 Pro.

    Not regretting it (well, not a lot, there IS the Aero issue...).
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  3. #13


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    To answer the OP:

    You get bloatware, adware, exhortations to go online - they are trying to lead people online as much as possible.

    They have various ways of getting benefit from that at everyone else's expense.

    The soon to come subscription service will be a joy, no doubt.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    To answer the OP:

    You get bloatware, adware, exhortations to go online - they are trying to lead people online as much as possible.

    They have various ways of getting benefit from that at everyone else's expense.


    The soon to come subscription service will be a joy, no doubt.

    wow that was direct and right on the spot
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Hybrid Boot is under the Power Options panel under Hardware and Sound in the Control Panel. Hit the side link that says Require a password on wakeup to get into the next screen. Then, hit Change settings that are currently unavailable, it'll let you checkmark off Turn on fast startup.
    Thanks, it was not obvious

    I did find this in the Help though:
    Notes
    • The fast startup setting doesn’t apply to Restart. You need to shut down and then start your PC again for fast startup to take effect.
    • Fast startup is turned on by default in Windows.
    Mine was set to on.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    To answer the OP:

    You get bloatware, adware, exhortations to go online - they are trying to lead people online as much as possible.

    They have various ways of getting benefit from that at everyone else's expense.

    The soon to come subscription service will be a joy, no doubt.
    True. I pretty quickly turned to using a local logon to abstract from the hype/online pressure. What subscription service are you talking about?
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  7. #17


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Two big plusses - Upgrade is cheap at the moment and its seems to run faster.
    Big Minus - Its takes some getting used to but once you figure that you can run it in a desktop mode similar to Windows 7, then not much difference!

    However, if you up for a challenge, give it a go. Also see my thread - https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...questions.html . It may help in the transition.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Subscription service hasn't started yet.

    Patents were filed a while back.

    It is probably a bit soon - starting it now would frighten people away.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7


    After BIOS is loaded (it is, of course, OS independent), it takes 29 seconds to boot until all icons are showing and I'm ready to do some work in Win 7 (I only do a cold boot a couple of times/week); it takes 23 seconds to recover from hibernation (6,290,332 KB hibernation file). It takes 5-6 seconds to load Photoshop CS6. I takes about 1 second to load Microsoft Word.

    I'm comfortable with this performance. Of course, have a SSD for my OS and my software helps.

    I'll pass on 8.

    Thanks for all the input ...
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  10. #20


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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    That's reasonable. Good luck.
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