Should I take the Windows 8 offer? Page 2

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  • StixxUK 31 Jan 2013 13:15:54 7,246 posts
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    I went for it because I currently have vista.

    VISTA IS SHIT.
  • TarickStonefire 31 Jan 2013 13:18:35 3,048 posts
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    superdelphinus wrote:
    For fuck's sake it's an operating system
    Where is this supposed to fit in? Is it an endorsement or a criticism? Is it belittling the OP for asking advice about whether to install a new operating system? And if so, why? Asking if he should update his OS seems to me like a perfectly reasonable question to ask if there's a chance the update will not be to his liking.

    Any Netflix library in the world for a couple of quid a month? Gimme!

  • jagg3r 31 Jan 2013 13:24:42 1,031 posts
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    Im just updating now, only 15 euro, you cant go wrong :)
  • Armoured_Bear 31 Jan 2013 15:38:35 10,608 posts
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    @vizzini
    Thanks.

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  • Deleted user 31 January 2013 16:01:18
    I've had lots of issues with win 8 and games so I've gone back to windows 7.
  • Armoured_Bear 31 Jan 2013 16:03:05 10,608 posts
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    efebayor wrote:
    I've had lots of issues with win 8 and games so I've gone back to windows 7.
    Such as?

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  • nickthegun 31 Jan 2013 16:06:28 59,525 posts
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    Theres a good article on toms hardware that found in a test of the main benchmark culprits there was barely more than a frames difference.

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  • Armoured_Bear 31 Jan 2013 16:10:19 10,608 posts
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    captainrentboy wrote:
    Why pay 25 pound when you can pay 15? http://www.windowsupgradeoffer.com/en-GB
    I went through that site in November, picked a random Dell PC as the one I had just 'bought' and they sent me the download link no problems. :)
    I put in my W7 Home Premium key and it was rejected :-(

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  • monkman76 31 Jan 2013 17:21:43 4,185 posts
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    Yeah me too. Must be identifiable as being more than 2 years old rather than 7 months or less.
  • Shikasama 31 Jan 2013 17:23:30 6,759 posts
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    Thanks for all the opinions on this, it's interesting to see that theres a few people using it already.

    I wish it felt like I was buying more than marketing gimmick!
  • Shikasama 31 Jan 2013 17:24:00 6,759 posts
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    If theres better support for dual monitor set ups that might be a clincher
  • Trowel 31 Jan 2013 17:51:39 17,682 posts
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    Shikasama wrote:
    If theres better support for dual monitor set ups that might be a clincher
    I'd be interested in knowing what that's like too - CCC has a mind of its own.
  • Chopsen 31 Jan 2013 17:55:44 15,885 posts
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    Dual monitor support is largely a video card driver issue, no?
  • Deleted user 31 January 2013 17:57:26
    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    captainrentboy wrote:
    Why pay 25 pound when you can pay 15? http://www.windowsupgradeoffer.com/en-GB
    I went through that site in November, picked a random Dell PC as the one I had just 'bought' and they sent me the download link no problems. :)
    I put in my W7 Home Premium key and it was rejected :-(
    Just put in that you bought a Dell from a few months ago. It doesn't ask for a key to validate then. Certainly didn't for me.
  • AccidentProne 1 Feb 2013 11:38:25 1,162 posts
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    I miss my start button / menu :( Then again, as I upgraded from Vista, everything seems nice and quick in comparison.

    Is there an easy way to bypass the tiley metro side of it and just have a standard desktop? Admittedly I've only spent about 10 minutes messing around with it so far. I'm sure I'll get used to it.
  • Dirtbox 1 Feb 2013 11:56:53 77,746 posts
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    Install pokki or start8 or any of the other things that do exactly that.

    +1 / Like / Tweet this post

  • AccidentProne 1 Feb 2013 12:06:21 1,162 posts
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    Cheers, I'll do just that.
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 1 Feb 2013 12:06:58 6,654 posts
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    I quite like the new interface but it's pretty much pointless in terms of functionality.

    The mail client is pretty cool.

    Edited by bitch_tits_zero_nine at 12:07:16 01-02-2013
  • Sharzam 3 Feb 2013 17:57:37 2,835 posts
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    So i thought give the 14.99 deal a go (i may or may not of lied to microsoft) as figured never know when might want to change in future.

    Anyway thoughts, on first glance yes i totally agree with all the moaning about tablet interface and how doesnt work with tradional pcs. However after some fiddling i am actually navigating it faster than i ever did with 7, i have not installed any tricks/shells etc just a few simple changes like i have assigned my macro keys on my keyboard. Iam using a Logitech G110 keyboard.

    Now when i press G12 it brings up the search, or pressing G4 closes the current app/program as otherwise you just end up with tons suspended programs and G6 opens the charms bar. Yes these are simple in 7 but i just didn't utilize them, one might say 8 is a failure if have to find 'ways' to get around it but i rather think of it as just relearning. Regards general speed, well i was running on SSD anyway so isnt much faster but parts of it feel snappier also helps i have dual monitors.

    The reason for the upgrade was because i fancy trying out Windows Phone 8 and so want to see how they integrate, otherwise i probably wouldn't of bothered. It is not a massive upgrade or anything as was perfectly happy with 7 but for 14.99 its worth a go and i advise others the same its worth a shot. After all can always go back to 7 later down the road. But so far all happy, and either way got to put up with XP at work.

    edit: To get the 14.99 you need an OEM key, which most of self builders probably have anyway. If you have retail key it wont work but doesnt seam age of the license matters.

    Edited by Sharzam at 18:01:55 03-02-2013

    Known as 'Sharzam' in 98.5% of games

  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 3 Feb 2013 18:08:15 6,654 posts
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    I like the way the mail client takes the entire screen real estate
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