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How many use W8 CP as their main OS?

  1. #11


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


    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    - whether you like Metro or not is another issue separate from this thread's intent.
    Agree 100%.
    Please, let's not make every thread into a Metro topic. There are many other threads about this.
    There are many other things to be discovered and discussed about Windows 8.

    I'm dual booting with Win7, but using Win8 most of the time.
    If all your apps run in Win8, don't see any reason not to have it your main.

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  2. #12


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    I have only W8 now. I deleted W7.

    I got used to it and it is faster in my laptop than W7 and completely stable so far. Everything works fine for me. I also like the antivirus integration, the improved firewall, the improved Task Manager and some other details.

    I basically ignore Metro, and about the Start Menu, I just moved the tiles of my usual programs to be at hand in the new Metrro Start Menu, so I can live with it. In two clicks I open my programs.

    I still think that W8 with Metro and all these changes are an awful idea for average users with average or low knowledge and lazy to learn the changes, but I just got used to it.

    I don't think I'll go back to W7. It is installed in my two laptops with no other OS.
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  3. #13


    My Old Inspiron 1501 Laptop is now 100% Win 8 CP - and has become fast stable and usable with iTunes, Office etc.
    Main PC stays on Win7 until Win8 purchase product available - Win 8 CP available in Virtualbox for a play/test of tweaks.
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  4. #14


    No reason to not have it as your main OS other than it is still buggy as hell. Every single time I reboot and leave metro page for the real desktop there is about a 60-90 second delay where if I hit any icon on the desktop it just gives me the spinny icon for the 60-90 secs. Real nice that is

    Just getting it to install is a headache. Tired of it already, and it doesn't really bring nearly enough new functions to the table.

    As big a hit as W7 was, this will not be at all I think.
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  5. #15


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by DooRules View Post
    No reason to not have it as your main OS other than it is still buggy as hell. Every single time I reboot and leave metro page for the real desktop there is about a 60-90 second delay where if I hit any icon on the desktop it just gives me the spinny icon for the 60-90 secs. Real nice that is

    Just getting it to install is a headache. Tired of it already, and it doesn't really bring nearly enough new functions to the table.

    As big a hit as W7 was, this will not be at all I think.
    Strange. Life is a matter of luck. As much as I dislike Metro and some ideas/changes in W8, for me it is the best Windows release by far in terms of stability, speed, lightness and feature-richness. The fastest installation ever, fastest start-up, solid, fast, totally flawless except for those occasional tabs that open in the taskbar but disappear with one click.
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  6. #16


    Life surely is a matter of luck, loading W8 should however not be.

    I don't even mind the metro screen, if you don't like it just ignore it, easy enough to do.

    Stable, that certainly has not been my experience at all. The whole thing with the delay when on my desktop is an automatic disqualifier till it's fixed with drivers or updated windows explorer.

    I also found it to be by far the fastest to install, when it bothers to install at all. But this is hardly a selling point for me at all.
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  7. #17


    Norwich, UK
    Posts : 85
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by DooRules View Post
    Life surely is a matter of luck, loading W8 should however not be.
    You have to remember this is an unfinished version though. For me, its perfectly stable, occasionally a game will crash but for day to day stuff, its actually more stable than my copy of 7.

    I still remember the developer preview just randomly deciding that certain features that were working 10 minutes ago, such as "swiping" an app in, would suddenly just stop working. At least that nonsense is now fixed.

    Personally I now use it more than 7. I have 7 on a dual boot because of all my games, but for day to day tasks I use the CP
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  8. #18


    Posts : 62
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    I've got Win8 running on my Netbook and it by far is the fastest OS available for it. Tried Linux, Win7 and OSX. It just uses much less resources!

    It's also running on my desktop as main OS. So far no problems and it handles all my programs without any issues. It's a pleasure using Photoshop on it!
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  9. #19


    Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia
    Posts : 339
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64-bit, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit (Triple Boot)


    Quote Originally Posted by JaidynM View Post
    I use Windows 7 as my main OS but have Windows 8 CP in a triple-boot along with Ubuntu.
    Yeah, me too.
    In Windows 8, all of my driver that compatibility for Windows 7 is installed and working in my Windows 8.
    Now. I'm started to like it. I'm using Windows 8 more often than Windows 7.
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  10. #20


    Main Op system for me installed to my SSD drive which is the way to go. Can't stand using dual boot so no partitions on my main drive.

    Getting use to the Metro UI was no problem for me, I've never seen so much whining about something that is so easy to use. I'm also certain that Msoft fully intends to make the Metro screen optional in later builds so complaining about it is really a mute point.

    Only one work around required for my G15 keyboard which was locking up the screen until I fixed it.

    Other than that it's been way more stable for me compared to Windows 7, especially when gaming.
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