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  1. #1


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1

    I will just say this:


    Windows 7 = Work.
    Windows 8 = Play.

    And Microsoft plans for them to coexist.

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  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I'll buy that. I would really like to get a tablet or slate at some point. I have no aspirations of it ever replacing my desktop or ever trying to do all that I do on my desktop on it. Windows 7 does me just fine on my desktop for work. I think I might actually enjoy playing with Windows 8 on a tablet or slate.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    Windows 8 = Play..
    Even for play I prefer Windows 7, the games I play will never run on a weak tablet CPU and GPU
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I'm starting to see the plan Micorsoft has for extending 7's support until 2022. It's a failsafe for if 8 doesn't turn out great and a failsafe for businesses to keep upgrading to 7.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    Windows 8 = Play..
    Even for play I prefer Windows 7, the games I play will never run on a weak tablet CPU and GPU
    I use 8 for gaming. But I have a desktop. I don't get it.
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  6. #6


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    Windows 8 = Play..
    Even for play I prefer Windows 7, the games I play will never run on a weak tablet CPU and GPU
    I use 8 for gaming. But I have a desktop. I don't get it.
    Unlike you where "everything just works" some people are having problems playing games because the Windows 8 video and sound drivers aren't up to scratch yet. That and some people would rather run Windows 7 on their desktop than struggle with Windows 8.
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  7. #7


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


    I had problems running games on the 64-bit CP, so have gone back to 7 on this machine.

    But I have the 32-bit CP on the other laptop, which isn't used for gaming.

    And one of the drives in the desk-top machine has the 32-bit DP installed.

    So, I haven't given up on 8, I'm actually using both.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 299
    win 7 home premium 64 bit


    So when a customer goes to buy an OEM PC (from HP, Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo, ect) they will be able to CHOOSE which OS they want for the foreseeable future even after 8 debuts? That is one solution to the Metro issue. I accept that as long as Windows 7 will be supported fully for many years to come.

    This would apply to enterprise as well as regular consumers?
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  9. #9


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I use 8 for gaming. But I have a desktop. I don't get it.
    With a HD 3000 you certainly not play the same games I play. Games like Skyrim and BF3 need way too much power for a tablet and for me Windows 8 is a tablet OS, I see no point to use it on a PC if you use the PC to play high GPU and CPU demanding games.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I use 8 for gaming. But I have a desktop. I don't get it.
    With a HD 3000 you certainly not play the same games I play. Games like Skyrim and BF3 need way too much power for a tablet and for me Windows 8 is a tablet OS, I see no point to use it on a PC if you use the PC to play high GPU and CPU demanding games.
    I don't play Skyrim since I like to see the sun...

    Actually, I can't play SOME games that I want to right now, but I'm currently in the stage of rebuilding my desktop case and my system. I'll be rocking an AMD Trinity APU with probably a Radeon 7000 series GPU in CrossFire with 12 gigs of RAM, probably everything overclocked as it can be, with a SSD, and hopefully 32 TBs of storage space in a RAID 5, so a total of 16 TBs. Not only that, I'll have a snazzy newly rebuilt case I built with my hands to house all this.

    I plan on future proofing this build.
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