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Frank1

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#1
I have a netbook and a desktop. When Windows 8 comes out, if I install it on my desktop, would I have to get a different monitor to use the touch screen or will it work with any of the newer monitors?
 

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    Windows 8 Pro
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    HP Pavilion g7-120us Notebook
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    8 GIG

whs

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#2
If you want touchscreen capability, you will need a touchscreen. But I am sure Win8 will also work with the traditional gear.
 

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    Vista and Win7
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Frank1

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#4
Thanks for your feedback. When MS releases Windows 8, I'll probably buy a new lap top and get one that has the touch screen capability.
 

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    Windows 8 Pro
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    HP Pavilion g7-120us Notebook
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    8 GIG

Dave76

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#5
You can still use mouse as in Windows7, don't think MS will require touchscreen as that would alienate a lot of users that don't have the monitor.

I wouldn't like a touchscreen on a desktop, laptop maybe-not so much, tablet of coarse.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    76~2.0
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3570K 4.6GHz
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    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X UD3H f18
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    8GB (2X4GB) DDR3 1600 CORSAIR Vengeance CL8 1.5v
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    Sapphire HD 7770 Vapor-X 1GB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Onboard VIA VT2021
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    22" LCD Dell SP2208WFP
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    1680x1050
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    Samaung 840Pro 128GB, Seagate 500GB SATA2 7200rpm 32mb, Seagate 1TB SATA2 7200rpm 32mb,
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    Corsair HX650W
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    Cooler Master Storm Scout
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    Corsair H80 w/Noctua NF P12 12cm fan, case fans 2X14cm
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    Logitech Wave
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    CM Sentinel
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    Abysmal
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    Opera Next
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    Dell Venue 8Pro: Baytrail Z3740D, 2GB Ram, 64GB HDD, 8" IPS Display 1280 x 800, Active Stylus.
    Haswell laptop: HP Envy 17t-j, i7-4700MQ, GeForce 740M 2GB DDR3, 17.3" Full HD 1920x1080, 16GB RAM, Samsung 840 Pro 128GB, 1TB Hitachi 7200 HDD,
    Desktop: eSATA ports,
    External eSATA Seagate 500GB SATA2 7200rpm,
Paris

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#6
You can still use mouse as in Windows7, don't think MS will require touchscreen as that would alienate a lot of users that don't have the monitor.

I wouldn't like a touchscreen on a desktop, laptop maybe-not so much, tablet of coarse.
Yep. Windows 8 will can be installed on a PC without touchscreen and touchscreen is a wrapper as you can see in the video. (6:12)
[video=youtube;kBHujE6DdrA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBHujE6DdrA&feature=related[/video]
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
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    Windows
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    1.6 Gzh
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    Assus A7V
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    2 GO
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    Assus

whs

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#7
What a babbler. I wish they would use professionals for the demos and not some half-wit.
 

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    Vista and Win7
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    5 SSDs and 12 HDs

paradive

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#8
You can still use mouse as in Windows7, don't think MS will require touchscreen as that would alienate a lot of users that don't have the monitor.

I wouldn't like a touchscreen on a desktop, laptop maybe-not so much, tablet of coarse.
Yep. Windows 8 will can be installed on a PC without touchscreen and touchscreen is a wrapper as you can see in the video. (6:12)
[video=youtube;kBHujE6DdrA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBHujE6DdrA&feature=related[/video]

but my question is, is it an INSTALL option or an option i can turn off if i, say, buy a new laptop?
 

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  • OS
    windows 7
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    toshiba
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    2.4GHZ
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    toshiba?
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    4GB
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    intel HD

Dave76

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#9
Some are saying you will be able to switch back and forth.

Time will tell.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    76~2.0
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3570K 4.6GHz
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X UD3H f18
    Memory
    8GB (2X4GB) DDR3 1600 CORSAIR Vengeance CL8 1.5v
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire HD 7770 Vapor-X 1GB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Onboard VIA VT2021
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LCD Dell SP2208WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Samaung 840Pro 128GB, Seagate 500GB SATA2 7200rpm 32mb, Seagate 1TB SATA2 7200rpm 32mb,
    PSU
    Corsair HX650W
    Case
    Cooler Master Storm Scout
    Cooling
    Corsair H80 w/Noctua NF P12 12cm fan, case fans 2X14cm
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave
    Mouse
    CM Sentinel
    Internet Speed
    Abysmal
    Browser
    Opera Next
    Other Info
    Dell Venue 8Pro: Baytrail Z3740D, 2GB Ram, 64GB HDD, 8" IPS Display 1280 x 800, Active Stylus.
    Haswell laptop: HP Envy 17t-j, i7-4700MQ, GeForce 740M 2GB DDR3, 17.3" Full HD 1920x1080, 16GB RAM, Samsung 840 Pro 128GB, 1TB Hitachi 7200 HDD,
    Desktop: eSATA ports,
    External eSATA Seagate 500GB SATA2 7200rpm,