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Can the Release Preview be used daily?

  1. #1


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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64

    Can the Release Preview be used daily?


    Windows 8 looks so cool, i honestly dont know what all the big fuss is about and im thinking of trying it myself, so can the release preview be used as a primary os or not? Are there any major bugs and is it fully stable?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Depends on your hardware and software really. Some people have no problems at all and others have a lot of weird issues.

    Pull out an old drive off the shelf and install it and see for yourself

    I would NOT install it on top of any working OS though, unplug that drive and keep it safe in case you need to put it back!

    (To be clear, I would not install even the RTM over a working windows 7 or XP install either. You never know what might happen, always best to have a clean and easy way to undo damage if necessary)
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    Been stable enough for me to use daily at work. It does look pretty in areas, but I don't find it much more efficient or functionally much better than Windows 7.
    Last edited by pparks1; 28 Jul 2012 at 14:54.
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    It really wont be a problem for me since i have a recovery partition and my specs are in my profile, do you think it is enough for the x64 version?

    One more thing should i wait for RTM Version or just download the RP now?
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  5. #5


    Yes, no problems on your specs. I'm running on an Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.3Ghz CPU with 2GB of RAM, and onboard craptastic Intel video from a small form factor Dell over 6 years old.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    You'll need about 30 gigs to make a daily used OS. Not only is the Release Preview real solid, for me, Windows 8 has been solid since the early Developer Preview from last September, and I used Windows 8 pretty much 24/7 as it was THAT solid! I have installed 8 onto about 8 different machines from a netbook to a few laptops and a few desktops, all have ran it exceptionally well. The only issue I've had were on two desktops where the wasn't an updated graphics driver for Windows 8 on those chipsets. Even still, graphically, it was very much able to be used. It's a very stable build and I can say for myself that on your hardware, there shouldn't be any issue.

    I would go for the Release Preview as that's a free to use OS until January I believe. Though, it obviously isn't near done. The Desktop isn't finished and the Start Screen isn't totally done I bet as there might be more color customizations in the RTM than the Release Preview. If you wait for the RTM, you might be waiting a few weeks for it.

    And yes, I do agree with you, I don't get the fuss either. It works better than 7 and I find it to be easier than 7 ONCE you have a good hang of it.
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Thank you for once I have someone who is on my side
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