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Anyone using Windows 8 as Primary OS?


hgrock

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#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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System One

  • OS
    windows 8

Dave44

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#43
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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 update 1 Pro X64 with WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    intel i7 2600k
    Motherboard
    Asrock H61M-VG3
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nvidia geforce GTX 560 Ti
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Internet Speed
    100MB

Haxcid

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#44
I use 8 on my work laptop. It is my all day daily use. No issues to speak of.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    All Versions Of Windows
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    Intel I5-2500K
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus IV GENV
    Memory
    DD3 1600 Crucial 8G 2x4
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia ONY XLR8 gtx460oc
    Sound Card
    onboard xFI
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 24" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2x160 SATA 2 WD
    1x250 Samsung SATA 2
    PSU
    Cooler Master 650w
    Case
    Antec 300
    Cooling
    Cooler Master 212 Pus
    Keyboard
    iRocks Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech G400
    Internet Speed
    25Mb Down 2Mbit Up
#45
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. :thumb:

Hope this helps. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8 Release Preview, 7 Home Premium
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS K53SJ Notebook
    CPU
    CPU @ 2.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310M Processor
    Memory
    DDR3 1333 MHz SDRAM, 2 x SO-DIMM socket for expansion up to 8 G SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520M with 1GB DDR3 VRAM
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" 16:9 HD (1366x768) LED Backlight
    Hard Drives
    500GB 5400rpm/7200rpm
    Case
    Aluminum Blue
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    HP 2.4 GHz Wireless Optical Mobile Mouse
    Other Info
    Qualcomm Atheros AR9002WB-1NG Wireless Network Adapter
    Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
    Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
    Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
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#46
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8: RP
    Memory
    6gb

Kevin Ismail

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#47
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 :p.

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. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built system
    CPU
    Core i5
    Motherboard
    Intel DH55PJ
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI 4650
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Flatron L1742S; LG Flatron 19"; Samsung TV 48"
    Screen Resolution
    1280:1024; 1366:768;1920:1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD 256 GB
    Seagate Barracuda 500 GB
    WDC 1 TB
    PSU
    Power
    Case
    Simbadda
    Cooling
    Conventional
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless
    Internet Speed
    1.4 MBPS
    Other Info
    External HDD WDC 2 TB
    Dial Up Modem Huawei
    Home-made Home Theater

Kat

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#49
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire Ethos AS8951G 'Super-Laptop'.
    CPU
    Intel Sandy-Bridge i7-2670QM quad-core
    Motherboard
    Acer
    Memory
    8GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel 3000HD / Ge-Force GT555M 2 gigs
    Sound Card
    Realtek/5.1 Dolby built-in including speakers.
    Monitor(s) Displays
    18.4" full-HD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1024
    Hard Drives
    2x750GB Toshiba internal, 1x500GB Seagate external, 1x2TB Seagate external, 1x640GB Toshiba pocket-drive, 1x640GB Samsung pocket drive.
    PSU
    Stock
    Case
    Laptop
    Cooling
    Air-cooled
    Mouse
    I/R cordless.
    Internet Speed
    Borderline pathetic.

Arpan

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#50
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 ;)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux Mint 14
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion g4
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2330M CPU @ 2.20GHz
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    1 GB Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500 GB HDD

MadHorseman

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#51
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    WIN7 Home Premium 64-bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Homebuilt
    CPU
    Intel I7 920
    Motherboard
    Asus P6T-Se
    Memory
    6Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire HD5770
    Sound Card
    On-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VW246H, Samsing Syncmaster 2233, Samsung Syncmaster T200HD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500Gb
    PSU
    Coolermaster Silent Pro M700
    Case
    NOX
    Mouse
    Logitech Marble
    Internet Speed
    10Mbps
    Other Info
    Dell Inspiron 1501 with Win 8 CP 32 Bit - flying along!

rich4421972

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#52
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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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 pre-release
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire One eM350
    CPU
    Atom N450
    Motherboard
    Mobile Intel NM10 Express
    Memory
    1 GB DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel GMA 3150 64MB
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    10.1"
    Screen Resolution
    1024X600
    Hard Drives
    160GB
    Mouse
    Synaptics touchpad

frogger

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#53
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 :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
#54
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,
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Build RP B8400
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus 64 bit Windows 8 RP B8400
    CPU
    Intel i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40Ghz 3.40 Ghz
    Motherboard
    Asus P8Z68 VPro
    Memory
    8.00Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD HD 6000 series
    Sound Card
    on board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1600 X 1200
    Hard Drives
    1 x120gb SSD plus 2 1TB Drives in Raid 1 configuration
    1 Netgear Stora 1TBnetwork drive
    PSU
    800w
    Case
    Timberlake Gaming type
    Cooling
    Yes
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15
    Mouse
    Logitech G Series
    Other Info
    Logitech HD 1080P Web Cam and a Logitech Z4 Sound System.

rich4421972

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#55
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.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 pre-release
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire One eM350
    CPU
    Atom N450
    Motherboard
    Mobile Intel NM10 Express
    Memory
    1 GB DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel GMA 3150 64MB
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    10.1"
    Screen Resolution
    1024X600
    Hard Drives
    160GB
    Mouse
    Synaptics touchpad
#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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 RP
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom PC I built myself
    CPU
    AMD Phenom X2 555
    Motherboard
    ASUS ...I forget the model number
    Memory
    4GB, DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS EAH-6850, 1GB, AMD Radeon
    Sound Card
    On-board.
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 23" LCD wide panel
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    SATA 750GB (System)
    SATA 2TB (Data)
    PSU
    SeaSonic 600W
    Case
    Antec 902
    Cooling
    Fans, incl. 20cm fan, 2x12cm, 8cm
    Keyboard
    Some emachines one, despite crappy brand name it works alright
    Mouse
    Some Dell mouse
    Internet Speed
    1.5MBit DSL (fastest available to me!)
    Other Info
    CD/DVD burner, memory card reader, crappy about-to-die speakers... oh and also hooked up to my TV as well for the HTPC thing.

Mustang

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#57
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. :think:

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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Built as DIY
    CPU
    6 core 12 thread & 4 core
    Motherboard
    Inel Extreme & Intel standard
    Memory
    12GB & 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    3 top end SLI linked & onboard
    Sound Card
    In built in graphics card & onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24 & 23 inch Samsung LED backlit
    Screen Resolution
    High def
    Hard Drives
    Corsair Force 128GB SATA3 SSDs in each machine. Plus several external USB3 and eSATA spinner HDs

Arpan

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#58
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux Mint 14
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion g4
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2330M CPU @ 2.20GHz
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    1 GB Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500 GB HDD

Tully

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#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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10 Beta
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Assembled
    CPU
    Intel I5
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z&&-V LX
    Memory
    8 GB DDR2 SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel on board
    Sound Card
    INTEL ON MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung TD390 HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 512GB SSD
    2TB Storage
    External Seagate "Dashboard" File Backup Drive USB3
    WD "My Cloud" 4TB
    Samsung Super Write Master 24 DVD Writer
    PSU
    Cosair
    Case
    Corsair
    Cooling
    AIR
    Keyboard
    Advent USB Keyboard
    Mouse
    Advent USB
    Internet Speed
    200 MB dwn 30MB up
    Browser
    IE 11 Win 10
    Antivirus
    MS Essentials
    Other Info
    USB2 & USB3

eastbayrae

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#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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus UX31A
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3517
    Motherboard
    N/A
    Memory
    4 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4000

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