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Old December 30, 2013, 02:47 PM
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Not even close
Yes it is and it gets just as fast if you are using a UEFI bios which is where Windows 8 shines on the boot times.
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Old December 30, 2013, 02:55 PM
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I beg to differ : when you will want to play older games what happens?
For sure the new games will work just fine with win7 but there is no way of knowing the compatibility with older games and win8.
Very true, I was just pointing out that a lot of the new games may have better performance with windows 8
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Old December 30, 2013, 03:47 PM
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Windows 7 with a SSD is about the same.

<15 seconds with 8.1, >25 seconds with 7 for me.
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Old December 30, 2013, 03:48 PM
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Well say you go with Windows 8.1 and you want to boot directly to the OS without the need of a program installed, just right click on the task bar in the desktop then properties one of the options should be Boot directly to Desktop instead of Modern UI (or something like that)
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Old December 30, 2013, 04:49 PM
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<15 seconds with 8.1, >25 seconds with 7 for me.
UEFI bios? And how did you time that?
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Old December 31, 2013, 08:20 AM
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When your PC is booting up hit the "Del" button on your keyboard reputedly and you will enter the BIOS
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Old December 31, 2013, 08:49 AM
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I switched to windows 8.1. I was a windows 8 hater and a windows 7 pro owner.

Windows 8.1 is simply better than windows 7. It took me less than an hour to adapt. I don't even use a touch screen.

Basically it takes that long program list that is hard to click on and makes it its own two pages; one is the start page (which i liken to the first bar that pops up when you hit the windows key in win7) and the apps page (which is all of the program list that has been the same since win95).

When you get a lot of applicaitons this two page plus classic desktop approach is brilliant. When lookin for an application i'd say it's twice as fast to find it on windows 8. Maybe because I have a 27'' screen and the old program bar style was written for 800x600 15'' displays.
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I went Windows 8 - bought it the day it went on sale (retail stores) and it has been a learning experience. Eventually had to go dual boot to play "older" games, as in 2011 vintage, and Adobe Elements 10, but I had the Win7 disk so not a big deal as the dual boot set up was not that hard to learn (never did that before).

IF you play new games then go Win8 as that is what everything will be optimized for in the future - if you want to run "older" software not all of it will work (or work well) on Win8.

Windows 8 grows on you and as I migrate to newer games and upgrade software I'm spending more time in Win8 than Win7.
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Old December 31, 2013, 09:23 AM
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I agree with you there FKD, at work I get to use the wide assortment/range of Windows OS and I find myself enjoying using Win 8 or Win 8.1 over the older versions. Hell I was slightly lost in XP a few weeks ago when I was testing some stuff in there, due to the improvements Windows has done over time with certain aspects.
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Hmm I think I will get windows 8 and get a program that will add the start button from windows 7 for me. As now I'm starting to dig the modern cleaner looks of windows 8 and my feeling towards it are changing a bit.
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