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Moving to windows 8

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 x64

    Moving to windows 8


    Hey, i was wondering if it is still too soon to start trying out Windows 8.
    I used windows 7 beta without any problems, because it was ready but needed a little polishing.
    Are games compatible with it? Are there any downsides?

    From what i could see, the UI changed a lot. It looks like a smart phone, so that's why i was wondering if i should get it early and get used to it.

    Thanks,
    Alex.

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  2. #2


    Don't not to sell you house and install Windows Developer Preview over your existing OS as chances are it will expire and you will need to remove it later.

    Go the dual boot way, like most of us do.
    Last edited by aem; 25 Oct 2011 at 03:30.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,396
    Windows 8 Developer 32 bit


    or just slap something together.....
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  4. #4


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi all

    These days dual booting is a no no -- use Virtual Machines -- the only case you might want to dual boot is if you are into very heavy or serious gaming -- plenty are but by no means at all the majority. In any case if you are a serious gamer it's probably better to have a totally dedicated machine available for that purpose.

    For everything else - including 3D graphics and dvd playing today's hardware is MORE than capable of running virtual machines with almost the same speed as the Native OS and with vmware version 8 you can run these vm's in the background too so users can logon without even having to have an account on the HOST system.

    I'd recommend trying out W8 as a Virtual machine first - you can then compare it easily with W7 without having to re-boot whenever you need something on W7.

    Once you've got used to it you might like it enough to install as your main OS.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5. #5


    I am using it as my only OS but there are issues. Not a gamer so no help there but all in all it is useable
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  6. #6


    I have issues with IE10. To me WDP is usable but i will get rid of it at the earliest when RTM or beta comes out.
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    I find myself making WDP look like and act like win seven. After getting rid of the bloat, metro, etc., it reminds me of win 7 but more finicky so far.

    Im not going back thats for sure.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
    I find myself making WDP look like and act like win seven. After getting rid of the bloat, metro, etc., it reminds me of win 7 but more finicky so far.

    Im not going back thats for sure.
    I'm having fun with Metro.


    Click image for larger version

    Really, Ken, you don't know what you're missing.
    The picture password is more than cool (a few swipes of the mouse here and there and no need to use the keyboard).

    You're cheating yourself, really, and others, by not diving in.
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  9. #9


    Metro on a non-tablet pc doesn't do it for me to be uterly honest.
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  10. #10


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    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    Metro on a non-tablet pc doesn't do it for me to be uterly honest.
    As McDonald's would say, aem, "I'm lovin' it!."

    Why don't y'all just stick with Win7, then?
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