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It may be time for some to end reign of Windows 7...

  1. #21


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Not me. Its too early to make that decision. I will wait for the final release and then continue to dual boot with Win 7 until I see that all my drivers and software work with Windows 8. A lot of vendors will be updating their drivers and software as we get closer to release. I don't want to run Windows 7 drivers but I want Windows 8 tested drivers and software.

    Jim
    I actually used the Windows 7 Release Candidate as my main OS when it came out... why not let history repeat itself?

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  2. #22


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    I kinda like Win8, but I need at least three key programs ported to Metro RT for me to consider switching: Chrome, Media Browser, and PowerDVD or ToltalMedia Theater.
    Wait, for Windows RT on ARM tablets?
    No, the Metro enviroment on all Windows 8 systems.
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  3. #23


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    I kinda like Win8, but I need at least three key programs ported to Metro RT for me to consider switching: Chrome, Media Browser, and PowerDVD or ToltalMedia Theater.
    Wait, for Windows RT on ARM tablets?
    No, the Metro enviroment on all Windows 8 systems.
    Oh, I see. Chrome is coming soon, but not metro immersive on WinRT. Do those other programs not work in 8?
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  4. #24


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I'm kind of excited, I think I might not need to virtualize programs anymore in a 32 bit Windows 7 environment anymore! I got the only reason to keep my VM of 7, GTA Vice City, working on the Release Preview! Although, I want a startup sound for Windows 8. I tried enabling it, it doesn't go anymore in 8. Shucks, since I have a glorious startup sound that my VM just made...
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  5. #25


    Hafnarfjörđur IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Jimbo,
    How did you get Spider Software working. I play it all the time.

    Spider solitaire works but that's the only one I've been able to get working -- and I also will need the language packs that were available with 7 -- still a lot of them missing for W8.


    Jim
    Hi there
    just copy spider.exe from an XP disk -- it runs fine like that.

    here's the file if you don't have the XP disk --rename .zip to .exe No install needed -- can run from
    USB or whatever
    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. #26


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post

    Wait, for Windows RT on ARM tablets?
    No, the Metro enviroment on all Windows 8 systems.
    Oh, I see. Chrome is coming soon, but not metro immersive on WinRT. Do those other programs not work in 8?
    PowerDVD is coming to Metro RT. I don't know if it will have bluray though... Just that I think it would be slightly better for it to launch directly instead of in Desktop.

    Media Browser is currently a plugin for Windows Media Center that is better at organizing videos. They're currently working on porting it, but I don't know if it will be done.

    My main computer is a HTPC connected to the upstairs tv, and I intend to build a second HTPC for the downstairs TV. I have WMC configured so it's cleared of shit and easy to use by my family (while protecting my stuff), and I will only switch to Windows 8 if I can configure it so it's as easy to use as my current setup.
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