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User Info: Dirk85UK

Dirk85UK
3 years ago#1
Is it worth going from windows 7 to windows 8?
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User Info: r7gerrabbit

r7gerrabbit
3 years ago#2
Back when Windows 8 first came out and you could buy it for $15 it would be yes. They had massive deals for everyone.

Now that it's regularly priced it's not worth the upgrade. Windows 8 is flat out better than Windows 7, but at the same time it's not worth the $100 to switch.
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User Info: halomonkey1_3_5

halomonkey1_3_5
3 years ago#3
r7gerrabbit posted...
Windows 8 is flat out better than Windows 7, but at the same time it's not worth the $100 to switch.


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User Info: Fade2black001

Fade2black001
3 years ago#4
r7gerrabbit posted...
Back when Windows 8 first came out and you could buy it for $15 it would be yes. They had massive deals for everyone.

Now that it's regularly priced it's not worth the upgrade. Windows 8 is flat out better than Windows 7, but at the same time it's not worth the $100 to switch.


Except Windows had to make the the interface horrible as hell and change the names of things making it harder for one to find crap. Bravo MS! Lets confuse the hell out of our costumers/users. Just brilliant I say.
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User Info: r7gerrabbit

r7gerrabbit
3 years ago#5
Fade2black001 posted...
r7gerrabbit posted...
Back when Windows 8 first came out and you could buy it for $15 it would be yes. They had massive deals for everyone.

Now that it's regularly priced it's not worth the upgrade. Windows 8 is flat out better than Windows 7, but at the same time it's not worth the $100 to switch.


Except Windows had to make the the interface horrible as hell and change the names of things making it harder for one to find crap. Bravo MS! Lets confuse the hell out of our costumers/users. Just brilliant I say.


All I read is "WAHHHHH I DON'T LIKE CHANGE!!!!"
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User Info: Featherwind

Featherwind
3 years ago#6
r7gerrabbit posted...
Fade2black001 posted...
r7gerrabbit posted...
Back when Windows 8 first came out and you could buy it for $15 it would be yes. They had massive deals for everyone.

Now that it's regularly priced it's not worth the upgrade. Windows 8 is flat out better than Windows 7, but at the same time it's not worth the $100 to switch.


Except Windows had to make the the interface horrible as hell and change the names of things making it harder for one to find crap. Bravo MS! Lets confuse the hell out of our costumers/users. Just brilliant I say.


All I read is "WAHHHHH I DON'T LIKE CHANGE!!!!"


Why would people like change and what liking or not liking change has to do with the interface being horrible and renamings being confusing?
pathological

User Info: KabtheMentat

KabtheMentat
3 years ago#7
I don't think people would've minded the change if it was functionally better. It really isn't.

Change for the sake of change isn't something to strive for.
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User Info: Sidewinder1386

Sidewinder1386
3 years ago#8
It is functionally better.
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User Info: El_Zaggy

El_Zaggy
3 years ago#9
whats wrong with windows 7 ?
Do you have a real reason to change the OS ? Like a functionnality you really need ?
Windows 8 have nothing over 7 really.

User Info: Dirk85UK

Dirk85UK
3 years ago#10
El_Zaggy posted...
whats wrong with windows 7 ?
Do you have a real reason to change the OS ? Like a functionnality you really need ?
Windows 8 have nothing over 7 really.


I heard games like Battlefield 4 have a performance advantage while running on windows 8. Faster OS boot times. There's also a windows 8 exclusive game - Halo Spartan Assault.
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