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Anyone using Windows 8 as Primary OS?

  1. #51


    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    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.
    Same as me - the old laptop is much better with Win 8.

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  2. #52


    Posts : 51
    Windows 8 pre-release


    I use Windows 8 daily on what I consider to be a production system. It has never crashed, is very fast and keyboard shortcuts are a breeze
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  3. #53


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Tried customer preview and wasn't impressed but installed release preview and all has been well. Seems solid. Using as main OS now and will keep using since the upgrade will only be $40.

    Getting more used to it everyday. Sure there's a learning curve, but nothing like ubuntu
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  4. #54


    Gold Coast Australia
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Build RP B8400


    Hi, Just signed into this forum today, for what is worth I am running Windows Release preview Build 8400 (on my main system drive) with no problems whatsoever.

    Love it, so smooth easy to switch from tile view and desktop view. All my main programs run, including MS Office 2010, Total Commander, Steam, CCleaner and all Web browsers, including Safari. ITunes, Skype and Picasa also run fine.
    I am enjoying the ride,
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  5. #55


    Posts : 51
    Windows 8 pre-release


    My only complaint has been the partial support of hardware designed for Windows XP (and those issues will be solved eventually). Overall, I feel very spoiled to be using this very stable OS essentially for free (until Jan, 2013, that is).

    The system boots faster than 7 or Vista and certainly faster than any iteration of GNU/Linux or freeBSD. I think the increased boot speed is mostly due to Windows 8's use of the "secure boot" sequence. I would feel a little better if Win8 had an option for verbose boot or at least a way to view the POST messages. I have been using Win8 on my main laptop for a couple of months and do plan to purchase the OS when it comes out.
    Last edited by rich4421972; 22 Jul 2012 at 13:30.
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  6. #56


    I've been using RP 8400 for about 2 weeks now. DP was a huge let down for me, and I skipped CP. I actually only installed RP because 7 died on me and died hard, and I was curious. For desktop stuff it is very cool, but for gaming, it is sorely lacking. And that's why I'm not a Linux user, I want to play games and I have a GPU that allows me to do so very well. Unfortunately my current OS opposes fullscreen gaming that is not Metro, and I don't see Bethesda churning out a Metro interface for Fallout 3, nor should they have to.
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  7. #57


    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I gave up on Windows 8. Too much trouble.
    I must admit that's the feeling I get. It seems crisper than Win7 but a lot of tasks seem a lot clumsier to achieve. I haven't given up yet, but I'm defintitely not ready to commit to it as my primary OS.

    I've been able to load dedicated drivers for Win8 for Gigabyte GTX 550 Ti graphics card, but still get error: Graphics card failed but now resumed. On running Intel online auto detect drivers needed, the ony one available at this time is chipset.

    Was able to download and run WinLiveMail, but not Avast or Zone Alarm. Malwarebytes and Super Anti-spy OK. Most other 3rd party apps I use are OK. More info after more testing.
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  8. #58


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Les View Post
    Hi, Just signed into this forum today, for what is worth I am running Windows Release preview Build 8400 (on my main system drive) with no problems whatsoever.

    Love it, so smooth easy to switch from tile view and desktop view. All my main programs run, including MS Office 2010, Total Commander, Steam, CCleaner and all Web browsers, including Safari. ITunes, Skype and Picasa also run fine.
    I am enjoying the ride,
    Welcome to the forums Les.
    Glad you are enjoying Windows 8.
    Its still a beta version but a solid one.
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  9. #59


    I have an old Dell desktop I use for monitoring our CCTV system & home built desktop for my main computer with Win7. Very satisfied with it.

    Then I bought an AMD package & built a new desktop for Win8. At first I was down on it & used Win7 for my main computer.
    As more updates came along, I used Win8 more & more, now I have moved the Win8 computer to the main position & use it all the time.

    I particularly like the "Metro" desktop for news & views. Sometimes I am frustrated by it, such as, I have "Wikipedia" on the "Metro" but so far have not found how to us it for searching. I go back to the normal desktop to do the searching. As with other functions in "Metro" it is learning Keyboard shortcuts & discovering new things to use in "Metro".

    I am used to the updates as I started with Win95.

    Tully
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  10. #60


    I am using it as my primary on both of my laptops. The real downside is that it is exceptionally slow loading web pages. I am thinking of installing Waterfox.
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