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User Info: Beefbud

Beefbud
3 years ago#21
at this point it would be dumb to not get 8. i've had zero issues with it, and any game i've tried has run fine. biggest advantage seems to be it booting incredibly fast, less than 10 seconds from power off to start screen
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User Info: Nicodimus

Nicodimus
3 years ago#22
I don't see boot time as a selling point for Win8. Everything boots fast on an SSD.
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User Info: Arsene-Lupin

Arsene-Lupin
3 years ago#23
AngelWithaHat posted...
DarthFrozanous posted...
EternalFlame66 posted...
windows 7 is better....everyone hates windows 8


they're stupid for it. Windows 8 is awesome, I'lll never go back to 7
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User Info: Beefbud

Beefbud
3 years ago#24
Nicodimus posted...
I don't see boot time as a selling point for Win8. Everything boots fast on an SSD.


i don't have an ssd
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User Info: Rexdragon125

Rexdragon125
3 years ago#25
Windows 8 boots in like 2 seconds on my mechanical drive.

User Info: Nicodimus

Nicodimus
3 years ago#26
wobbuffet10 posted...
Nicodimus posted...
I don't see boot time as a selling point for Win8. Everything boots fast on an SSD.


i don't have an ssd


Not sure what to tell you. They're under $100 now.
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User Info: Snuckie7

Snuckie7
3 years ago#27
unknown2226 posted...
Skip 8. The ~ 10% FPS improvement in a couple of games is not worth the hassle if games straight up not working on windows 8.


Oh yeah? What are all these supposed games that don't work on 8 but work on 7?
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User Info: chase1234life

chase1234life
3 years ago#28
Snuckie7 posted...
unknown2226 posted...
Skip 8. The ~ 10% FPS improvement in a couple of games is not worth the hassle if games straight up not working on windows 8.


Oh yeah? What are all these supposed games that don't work on 8 but work on 7?


Win 9x games, DOS games, etc. Of course, if the games are on Steam that kinda negates it. But I still have a copy of The Neverhood (not re-released), that barely works on 7 let alone working on 8 at all. And I don't feel like re-puchasing my Heritic/Hexen series when I have a perfectly working copy on CD that works on 7 fine but doesn't work on 8.

I also have other older programs that work on 7 and not 8. ( Microsoft Works for one, which has some great templates, and a Mini DV capturing program that doesn't work on 8).

Just some examples.
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User Info: Snuckie7

Snuckie7
3 years ago#29
chase1234life posted...
Snuckie7 posted...
unknown2226 posted...
Skip 8. The ~ 10% FPS improvement in a couple of games is not worth the hassle if games straight up not working on windows 8.


Oh yeah? What are all these supposed games that don't work on 8 but work on 7?


Win 9x games, DOS games, etc. Of course, if the games are on Steam that kinda negates it. But I still have a copy of The Neverhood (not re-released), that barely works on 7 let alone working on 8 at all. And I don't feel like re-puchasing my Heritic/Hexen series when I have a perfectly working copy on CD that works on 7 fine but doesn't work on 8.

I've never heard of the specific games you're referencing, but I'm going to have to question your word because Win 9x games as well as DOS games run just like they did in Windows 7.

I also have other older programs that work on 7 and not 8. ( Microsoft Works for one, which has some great templates, and a Mini DV capturing program that doesn't work on 8).

Which are not games. . .
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User Info: chase1234life

chase1234life
3 years ago#30
Snuckie7 posted...
chase1234life posted...
Snuckie7 posted...
unknown2226 posted...
Skip 8. The ~ 10% FPS improvement in a couple of games is not worth the hassle if games straight up not working on windows 8.


Oh yeah? What are all these supposed games that don't work on 8 but work on 7?


Win 9x games, DOS games, etc. Of course, if the games are on Steam that kinda negates it. But I still have a copy of The Neverhood (not re-released), that barely works on 7 let alone working on 8 at all. And I don't feel like re-puchasing my Heritic/Hexen series when I have a perfectly working copy on CD that works on 7 fine but doesn't work on 8.

I've never heard of the specific games you're referencing, but I'm going to have to question your word because Win 9x games as well as DOS games run just like they did in Windows 7.

I also have other older programs that work on 7 and not 8. ( Microsoft Works for one, which has some great templates, and a Mini DV capturing program that doesn't work on 8).

Which are not games. . .


They run in 7, but barely (without using a VC), and are extremely buggy. There are work arounds that make them work better, but those work arounds aren't available in 8, yet.

No, they are not, but it's a call-back to my original post:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc/67811322/764646862

As I said, 8 is the way to go, unless you have need for certain programs (such as I do) that aren't compatible with 8.

I also took issue with 8's account linking for certain programs that keeps me from using multiple accounts on a single program (such as Skype).
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