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Hi,

has anyone tried the new Windows 8 on his own computer?

is it good, or is there actually no chaning, except the Metro-stile?

 

I'm thinking about an Upraged of my Windows 7.

Would you do it or stay with your current OS

 

Cheers

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I tried it and I liked the layout and metro style. But I had problems with running games and when starting the computer sometimes it wouldn't start up, so I would have to re-install win8.

 

You could partition your hard drive and install win8 on it, just to test it out for yourself.

 

EDIT

 

some people talked about windows 8 in this post, you might find some useful information there.

Edited by ajnl

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I upgraded because I can :P It feels better to me, but I can't really put my finger on it. If you like or ignore the full screen menu, it's just Windows 7 improved much under the GUI. Also, I haven't found much that would work under Win7 but doesn't under Win8, so upgrading will not give that much difference, and as a result, I upgraded because I can :P

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Yeah, thats the thing,

i get it for free from the university.

I might try it out on a seperate partition and if i like it i copy my data to win 8:)

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I'd really like to hear more actual user reviews too.. I'd like to take advantage of the cheap upgrade but I really don't care too much about benchmark differences, I just want to know whether it's more or less functional, and why people think so, etc..

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It is definitely not less functional. But solely based on the (main) new features don't bother that much. Other than Metro and it's apps, a new task manager, new lock screen, windows store, better mobile networking support, user login (handcuffed to Windows Live), more/better installing options (including upgrading, but also restore). 90% of the new features you won't need. Actually, most of the features could be achieved by 3rd party apps.

 

Personally I really like the new lock screen (matches my Windows Phone :P ), windows store and task manager. And I love that it is even less fancy (Aero... :/ ) than Windows 7.

 

I haven't bought it since I could get it for free. It's worth the upgrade if you don't hate Metro, but it is not an upgrade similar to WinXP -> Win7 or something.

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I'm running it on my laptop (no need to do the 'upgrade' on my desktop though).

I also get if for free so that's the only reason I did it ^^

 

And I have to say, it's feels a lot smoother and boots a bit faster (but well there was something wrong with the win7 install on my laptop anyway so that can cause it )

New lock screen is nice indeed and I love the new task manager. I hated aero, but the standard now is too white :s

I also liked I didn't had to install a single driver (even the graphics driver was installed).

 

And local login works fine for me, not going to use shit live login thing (although I got a hotmail account I never use ...)

 

Stuff I had to 'fix' though:

 

-Metro: fixed with start8 (other option if you don't want to pay that 5 dollar : classicshell )

-Unneccary thick borders: fixed with small non install program: tinywindowsborder

 

Thing I need to get fixed, but can't be bothered to do it:

 

-If put your border color to a dark color, the title isn't readable anymore. There is a fix for that, but that's overcomplex and I really can't be bothered doing it :P.

Edited by DrJoske

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Is it only touchscreen? I'm guessing not but idk. How is the sensitivity and calibration for it compared to lets say an iPhone?

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Windows 8 / Metro is not touch-screen only (although some think it is). See it as a full screen start menu, where "all" programs are as a square slightly larger than a desktop shortcut.

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I have really only heard negative reviews of the OS, and I am way too lazy to go buy a new OS to install so... I'm sticking with windows 7.

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^^ Where? The only negative aspect I've read is about 1324982097 people who are too lazy to give Metro a change.

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Win7 Ultimate > Windows 8 Irrittates me the most is 8 doesn't even have a start menu, and using a touch-pad on a laptop will often slide to the new metro style menu when your doing something.

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Win7 Ultimate > Windows 8 Irrittates me the most is 8 doesn't even have a start menu, and using a touch-pad on a laptop will often slide to the new metro style menu when your doing something.

 

check start8 => metro be gone :P

 

Ow and rolf, I'm not lazy

I just hate useless fullscreen menu . I really gave it a chance.

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check start8 => metro be gone :P

 

Ow and rolf, I'm not lazy

I just hate useless fullscreen menu . I really gave it a chance.

That is a well based opinion. Most people who complain gave it a chance for about 15 minutes, that is not really giving it a chance :P

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check start8 => metro be gone :P

 

Ow and rolf, I'm not lazy

I just hate useless fullscreen menu . I really gave it a chance.

 

Yeah but I can be browsing the forums or something and run my finger across my touch-pad just to scroll and it brings up the metro menu,

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