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Windows 8 For Power Users?

  1. #11


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8 pro 64


    PS: I got a copy of Microsoft Office 2010 from my work about a year ago. I've installed it on 2 of my machines, but have installed it 3 times total. I think I was experimenting and it failed on a fourth install (lol).

    What is your advice on getting this baby installed on my new Windows 8 build?

    I have decided that I'm going to do a clean install, so will have to reinstall it. Is it possible to get it installed or am I screwed?

    In the past I was able to call Microsoft automated system to verify a product, but I don't think that was an option last time I tried with this office 10 license.

    (I intend on calling Microsoft (not the automated system, a real human) to ask regardless of what happens, but was curious if you guys can offer advice).

    In any event, I appreciate your invaluable time.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8 pro 64


    Quote Originally Posted by Rahul kumar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Hmm, you really got many 8s there.


    As For the topic

    I used dual boot with window7, everything is fine and better in fact I ran many games like GTA SAN ,VC , NFS and many other.
    Experience with the games was fine, the one good thing I must say was It was easy for me to multitask I was running around 7 apps ,2 download and 4 FB games at one but there was no sign of lagging.

    Anyway I installed W8 2 days ago only so, I will advice you to test W8 first.
    I suggest you dual boot 8 with 7, learn the new things with 8 and learn some tips to make it.... GR8. As I can appreci8, and you shouldn't h8, for I cannot W8 for 8!!
    Yep, what I will probably do is acquire a totally separate hard drive for my windows 8 build.

    I am transferring the latest W8 build to a USB stick now, and will first test it on an old laptop before i even proceed with anything else.

    Thanks for your comments guys
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  3. #13


    Posts : 6
    W7 & W8 (Dual Boot)


    Quote Originally Posted by Doubts View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rahul kumar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Hmm, you really got many 8s there.


    As For the topic

    I used dual boot with window7, everything is fine and better in fact I ran many games like GTA SAN ,VC , NFS and many other.
    Experience with the games was fine, the one good thing I must say was It was easy for me to multitask I was running around 7 apps ,2 download and 4 FB games at one but there was no sign of lagging.

    Anyway I installed W8 2 days ago only so, I will advice you to test W8 first.
    I suggest you dual boot 8 with 7, learn the new things with 8 and learn some tips to make it.... GR8. As I can appreci8, and you shouldn't h8, for I cannot W8 for 8!!
    Yep, what I will probably do is acquire a totally separate hard drive for my windows 8 build.

    I am transferring the latest W8 build to a USB stick now, and will first test it on an old laptop before i even proceed with anything else.

    Thanks for your comments guys
    Just make sure that Lap meets the requirements,
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  4. #14


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    @Doubts,

    There are a few people in love with win8.

    They take every opportunity to pour forth their undying adoration.

    There are plenty who can see beyond the "new look" at what is going on here. They do not like the direction MS is pushing the users in - and even less the way they are going about it.

    Many are somewhat in the middle. They work around or ignore the annoying bits, and make the best of it they can.
    Hobson's choice.

    I don't think it is wise to take the comments of two or three as gospel.

    Quote Originally Posted by Doubts View Post
    I appreciate your feedback guys.

    Unless you're all Microsoft shills (lol) it seems it's relatively decent.

    I'll try it out later.

    (omg this is gonna be lots of work! I was hoping you'd say it sucked).



    Thanks again, will give feedback & additional comments once I get it running. (someday)
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  5. #15


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8 pro 64


    Good advice.



    I'll proceed with caution
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  6. #16


    There are more than a few: https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...-question.html

    Here's another reputable survey I've been watching:Five ways Windows 8 overhauls the PC | Windows 8 - CNET Reviews

    7,254 have voted to date. 9/2/12
    Last edited by HippsieGypsie; 02 Sep 2012 at 16:15. Reason: Additional survey
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  7. #17


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8 RTM


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    There are a few people in love with win8.

    They take every opportunity to pour forth their undying adoration.
    Doubts asked for feedback, specifically how it worked with certain applications and within a software developer's context. I shared my experiences thus far, as have others. I have seen more than my share of complaints regarding the UI's colors or the centered text in title bars but nothing significantly deeper than that.

    SIW2, I see that you're a member of the forum's team and that you've earned Microsoft's recognition. I hope you can understand that Doubts would benefit more from hearing your negative experiences/concerns/foresight with the OS rather than warning him of folks such as myself that actually aren't having any problems with it (I even got my 1080p HDMI connection full-screen again, sooo happy).

    I respect that for every happy user there will be one that hasn't found Windows 8 to be what they need, but I would appreciate hearing why those users aren't happy so that we can do our best to help them either stay with or go back to Windows XP, 7, etc. or fix their Windows 8 problems.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8 pro 64


    I appreciate everyone's input guys!

    I'm not going to take any sides, just heed everyone's advice! (I will see for myself when I test it, but I just wanted to see if I would even PROCEED with a test).

    (I understand why many people are taking the new Windows very personal, afterall, we're all computer nerds).

    Thanks again!

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  9. #19


    Posts : 224
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doubts View Post
    I appreciate everyone's input guys!

    I'm not going to take any sides, just heed everyone's advice! (I will see for myself when I test it, but I just wanted to see if I would even PROCEED with a test).

    (I understand why many people are taking the new Windows very personal, afterall, we're all computer nerds).

    Thanks again!


    that's an interesting choice of words, (taking the new Windows very personal). And probably one of my complaints about it is the lack of personalisation choices. granted it's the beta but i expected more choices than what is there.

    users spend a lot of time changing small things to suit them in different ways so it is a very personal environment.

    Is it a good os? without a doubt, the strengths are all there and the one weekness it has is the user interface, maybe to much change isn't a good idea but the metro start is too clunky and unfriendly it feels ungainly and lanky on a desktop. laptop and tablet it works great just not on a desktop.

    apps, one of my biggest hates about the entire thing, i don't want to see windows populated by half assed horrible apps that don't work or barely perform the function they were designed for. it won't be long before we see some crappy app version of a photo editor with lacking some of the base functions many will be used to. apps...again great on tablets and phones...absolutely pointless on a desktop, why rock a quad core or better cpu and high end graphics card with 16gb of ram to use an app that your phone can run? see the problem? all i see is a waste.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Honestly, after working with the RTM for a week or two as a poweruser, the desktop side is a dream come true. Advanced Task Manager, native ISO mounting, native PDF support (though it's through a metro app), lower memory consumption, better folders (with the office ribbon interface).

    What it comes down to is that metro hasn't proved itself a viable replacement for the start menu, at least to me. There is simply no better way to organize your files, folders, applications, settings and menus than through the start menu. I constantly find myself trying to come up with workarounds to be as productive as I was in 7. Pinning folders as toolbars (since you can't pin more than one folder to the taskbar without it just pinning in the right-click menu of the first folder). I don't want to use my desktop, as it's a pain to constantly minimize/maximize. The easiest way to do things is go to the start screen, start typing, but even then, it automatically does the search in "Apps", so you'll have to change the category half the time to find what you're looking for.
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