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I have vista 64 bits and would like to upgrade to windows 8


Cathy

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#1
Please advice me whether this is a wise move or should I keep vista
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Vista
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP dual core 64 bits
    Motherboard
    intel
    Memory
    4 gb

SIW2

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#2
Hard to say.

If you are happy with Vista - you might not like win8.

It is very different - not just the UI , but the whole push to online services.

You might be better trying the Preview - as a trial and see what you think.

The preview isn't identical to the released version - released version is worse imo.

I have Win8 - I don't like it.

I spend most of my time in Win7 - a little time in Vista - and have no particular desire to boot into Win8.

EDIT - i am not sure the preview is available now they are selling the thing.

There are a handful of fanbois on the site who act like it is the second coming.

I expect they will pitch in.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

brummyfan

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#3

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer Aspire E1-571
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer Type-2
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4000
    Sound Card
    High Definiton Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
    PSU
    Generic
    Keyboard
    QWERTY
    Mouse
    ELANTECH Touchpad
    Internet Speed
    12.68Mbps
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

fmw

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#4
Windows 8 is very much like Windows 7 with addition of a graphical start menu and the incorporation of "apps." I don't use the apps at all. I don't like putting my stuff in the cloud. I prefer it to be on my NAS and my hard drive. Some of the apps are terrible. The music app, as an example, has no way to stop the music. It will play until it is finished regardless of what you do. So I use the good old old Windows Media Player instead. I use most of my existing programs - Thunder bird, for example so I feel pretty much at home on 8. I actually downloaded a Windows 7 like start button to use from the desktop. I found Win 7 to be a noticeable improvement over Vista and I view Win 8 as pretty similar to Win 7 so I would recommend the upgrade.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8 64
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home brew
    CPU
    I5
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    4GB

PIKU

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#5
Cathy don't think even once..GO FOR THE UPGRAGE TO WIN 8. you will love it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 ultimate x86 & Windows 8 PRO 32bit
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    CUSTOM BUILT
    CPU
    DUAL CORE 3.20GHZ
    Motherboard
    G41 DUAL SUPPORT
    Memory
    4x2=8GB DDR3 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA 9400 GEFORCE
    Sound Card
    INBUILT REALTEK HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SAMSUNG 22" INCHES LED
    Hard Drives
    500GB WD 7200RPM
    Keyboard
    INTEX MULTIMEDIA KEYBOARD
    Mouse
    INTEX WIRELESS MOUSE
    Internet Speed
    VERY SLOW :(

cloggyjohn

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#6
I'm with PIKU on this one Cathy, go for it gal and dump the bloatware that Vista is, overboard. W8 might take a bit of getting used to, especially the Metro ( or whatever they've decided to call it now ) interface but I think it will be worth it in the long run and for the price it's available for at the moment, it's a no-brainer. If you're worried about making such a drastic change then you can always dualboot so you can return to the familiarity of Vista if necessary but I don't think it will be long before you decide to delete it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7/8
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#7
Vista start to age , depending on what kind of system you have, and budget, it may be it worth to get a new system with Windows 7 or 8 already install.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 enterprise x64
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Pc-Quebec / Area 66
    CPU
    i7-3960X Extreme Edition
    Motherboard
    Rampage IV Extreme
    Memory
    Gskill 4x4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    4 x HD 7970
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Screen Resolution
    2560*1600
    Hard Drives
    C:\Intel series 520 SSD , 250 GB
    D:\ WD 750 black with Intel 40gb SSD cache Intel RST
    E:\ WD 2TB Black
    PSU
    Corsair AX 1200
    Case
    TT Mozart TX
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Logitech G-15
    Other Info
    Windows 8 VM is install on his own SSD.

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