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Thinking of upgrading to Windows 8 from Vista, looking for advice.

#21steveboblarryPosted 7/26/2013 9:13:43 AM
Teenage_Harlot posted...
They'll run about as well as with Vista, possibly 3% faster or something. In practice the difference would be insignificant with modern hardware. Get W7 though, especially if it's cheaper - trust me you'll be glad in the end when you're not dealing with a OS made for touchscreens and children.

The D: partition will not be affected by your upgrade, so just back up anything on C: and go for it.

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#22GilgameshSwords(Topic Creator)Posted 7/26/2013 9:25:46 AM
Well its been ordered for next day delivery. I did, in addition to you guys, check out the tech sites for confirmation and stuff so.
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#23GilgameshSwords(Topic Creator)Posted 7/27/2013 3:32:18 AM
Well here I go, hopefully see you all o nthe other side
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#24claytonbuckleyPosted 7/27/2013 3:50:26 AM
There's that thing where they say 'only the every 2nd Windows OS is actually good. Vista was horrible, 7 was good, 8 is terrible. You are going from bad to bad. Hope that money you are saving is worth having your PC being run by bad.
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#25nameless0101Posted 7/27/2013 4:22:55 AM
I'm going to get harassed for saying this and you seem to have made your mind up already but ignore everyone complaining about how "bad" Windows 8 is until you've tried it for yourself.

As you have previously said its cheaper and me and all my friends who previously used 7 prefer 8, I really don't understand all the hate towards it.

Before anyone replies to me and goes "Touch Screen, herp derp" I totally disagree and think the new start screen is a fantastic addition.
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#26DrelkagPosted 7/27/2013 4:47:04 AM
nameless0101 posted...
I'm going to get harassed for saying this and you seem to have made your mind up already but ignore everyone complaining about how "bad" Windows 8 is until you've tried it for yourself.

As you have previously said its cheaper and me and all my friends who previously used 7 prefer 8, I really don't understand all the hate towards it.

Before anyone replies to me and goes "Touch Screen, herp derp" I totally disagree and think the new start screen is a fantastic addition.


Same here.
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#27GilgameshSwords(Topic Creator)Posted 7/27/2013 5:23:50 AM
So far I am enjoying it, even with Start. Granted I have an application for chrome (Awesome tabs) that makes my new tab screen like Metro so I am somewhat used to it but I find it convenient having all my stuff there. Plus I can easily get to the desktop, and whilst there is no start menu, I have created shortcuts to all the stuff I would normally use from Desktop/Start Menu

As for touch scren, I have none but I can navigate with the mouse and keyboard okay.
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#28GilgameshSwords(Topic Creator)Posted 7/27/2013 7:14:40 AM
Well I am loving it so far, and in terms of gaming, I used Dungeon Defenders as a baseline. It was somewhat slow on 1024*800 (High settings) on Vista, but here it runs smoothly and crisply, even better than the 360 equivalent. I am really impressed so far with my experience. I downloaded Classic Shell too, so I have startbar functionality, not that it was a major thing missing.

Even on Startup/Shutdown I am noticing a massive difference in times. On Vista, I had it to under two minutes but that was due to using a lot of tweaking by utilising Auslogics, here it boots in under a minute or so, it is excellent.
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#29dermoratrakenPosted 7/27/2013 7:22:33 AM
Windows 8 has been good for me. The only thing i don't like about it, the task bar, was a win7 change. It's just another case of don't listen to people on the internet about computers.
#30GilgameshSwords(Topic Creator)Posted 7/27/2013 12:47:07 PM
I suppose the only other question I have is, is there a program that will scan all of my devices (sound controller, network card, graphics card etc...) to make sure that they are all up to date?
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