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Anyone using Windows 8 as Primary OS?

  1. #41

    noeleon13 when we do a clean install of windows little or nothing is preserved from the previous setting, what we get is a windows old folder, this is a complete rewrite of windows with compatibility issues, also remember what you are using is not the final product. I took windows 7 ultimate off my aspire 6920g and it works fine, a bit of a learning curve but when is there not with a new software

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  2. #42

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I gave up on Windows 8. Too much trouble.
    It's still early days for me with Win8, but I'm tending to move to the same point of view. However, I'll give it a bit more time and investigation.
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  3. #43

    Posts : 207
    Windows 8.1 update 1 Pro X64 with WMC

    Quote Originally Posted by XFactor View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I gave up on Windows 8. Too much trouble.
    It's still early days for me with Win8, but I'm tending to move to the same point of view. However, I'll give it a bit more time and investigation.
    the updates yesterday helped it sorted out the freeze issue ect but still get bsod on odd occasion
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  4. #44

    Camarillo, Ca.
    Posts : 59
    All Versions Of Windows

    I use 8 on my work laptop. It is my all day daily use. No issues to speak of.
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  5. #45

    City of Burj Khalifah
    Posts : 273
    8 Release Preview, 7 Home Premium

    I'm using Win8 as primary.

    Better to use Release Preview than Consumer Preview.

    From the beginning I install the Win 8 Release Preview got so excited for I have all the drivers coming from the manufacturers' website. So, I take the chance to install everything (driver, driver and drivers) and most of them cannot be installed. I'd try compatibility but still cannot be install. I installed chrome as browser, software that I need and anti-V (ESET SS v5).

    Then a few days after trouble come out FREEZING that never stop, What I did is I monitor one by one that I install then I got my answer to those installers that I have installed.

    I have problem before but in a long run I sorted it out and thinking that the cause of the problem is the OS it self but I'm wrong.

    When you use Win8 as your primary make sure that you can keep a track of what you have install so that you will have an alternative measures to the driver/software/anti-v.

    Hope this helps.
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  6. #46

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    Windows 8: RP

    Since I have no choice yes I am using Windows 8 RP as my main OS. I don't own a Super Computer so I can't duel boot like everyone else.
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  7. #47

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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    I bought a Fujitsu LH531 Laptop two weeks ago. It came with only DOS. So I installed WRP 64-bit as the main and only OS. Luckily all driver and utility work 100 percent without any issue so far. And, installed classic shell as the start menu .

    It is totally different story with My K42F ASUS laptop which WRP refused to install the LAN driver (not for WCP)

    Will see if it work for more days.
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  8. #48

    It is my primary OS because it was free!
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  9. #49

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

    Yes, and no.....

    It's not the primary OS on my main machine (Win 7
    64-bit), but on the older laptop it is (32-bit CP).

    So far it's been running without issues.
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  10. #50

    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux Mint 14

    Complicated question!!!
    What is meant by primary os?
    I dual boot windows 7 and 8. But windows 8 is in a virtual hard disk file. So in that sense windows 7 is my primary os.

    But as far as use is concerned I use windows 8 90% of the time. So in that sense I give priority to windows 8 and its my primary os.

    And remember its still a beta release, the actual finished product is still to come
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