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elmorejohn46 December 25, 2012 03:29 AM

People who bought Windows 8
Do you really gain anything,if you are use it on a desktop.Is it a big improvement over window 7 64bit.I just can't justify spending money on it when I don't even like the looks of the Start screen.I could see useing it if you have a laptop or a touch screen .I think I will be staying with my windows 7 64 bit unless someone could tell me a real good reason for getting it.

tethlah December 25, 2012 08:11 AM

Everything is faster, since I'm MCTS I'm pretty good with molding windows to what I want it to be. I've never been a fan of the start menu, so that's something that's not an issue for me, which meant that i had less habits that I had to change when it came to making my way through the system. There are also considerable security upgrades, and I have found that the cooperation with other systems on my network seems to be a bit better to.

If you toss win8 on an ssd, you are going to find that you pretty much never have to wait for anything on your system ever again. Everyone spends a lot of time focusing on the Modern UI, but there are plenty of things going on with it.

When it comes to gaming, the design work I do, and multitasking; I've noticed that everything I do actually responds better and quicker than win7. the bit thing is that you will have to get used to a few changes when it comes to how you navigate a start menu. Rather than clicking on an orb that gives you a little menu, you know have one that takes up the entire screen. Nice thing is you can customise it and make it fit your needs. For me the key is to NOT use the mobile applications within the UI, I avoid those.

Couple write ups on it:
Top 10 Secret Features in Windows 8
10 Ways to Customize Windows 8 - Slideshow from PCMag.com

Shadowmeph December 25, 2012 10:37 AM

as far as I noticed there is no difference in anything performance wise on my desktop and if you are running win7 and it is working good then I wouldn't bother changing to windows 8.

IRQ Conflict December 25, 2012 10:49 AM

At least not until DX 12 becomes an issue. Might be a new OS out by then though.

elmorejohn46 December 25, 2012 12:45 PM

Is windows 8 DX12

Bloodystumps December 25, 2012 12:47 PM


Originally Posted by elmorejohn46 (Post 680141)
Is windows 8 DX12

NO it is 11.1

IRQ Conflict December 25, 2012 02:55 PM


croy_00 December 30, 2012 11:34 AM

I have it on all of the PC's in our house now, and it seems to perform very well on a desktop. In fact, I am not a fan of the OS on a tablet, but that could be because I was accustomed to the desktop version first.

IRQ Conflict December 30, 2012 01:44 PM

Yes. most tests reveal that even in it's infancy the OS performs just as well as 7. I expect as the OS and drivers mature it will only improve going forward.

Evil Genius Jr. December 30, 2012 01:50 PM

Just installed windows 8. I really like it! Sure the no start menu and windows 8 UI is not very good but I'm sure I will get used to it and like it better.
I'm am running it solely in desktop mode with my most used programs in the task-bar, any thing else that is rarely need is on the start screen. I just wish there was a way to boot straight into the desktop without having a work around.

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