Have you Upgraded to Windows 8 yet?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Brocke, Oct 26, 2012.

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Have you upgraded to windows 8 yet?

  1. Yes, I am running Windows 8 now

    29.7%
  2. No, I will stay with Windows 7, XP, etc...

    70.3%
  1. Tomwa

    Tomwa Registered Member

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    No, I haven't downgraded to windows 8 and will never do so.
     
  2. Dark Shadow

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    Thank You.:thumb:
     
  3. marc57

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    I've used both, and IMHO 8 is worse than Vista. SP-1 did a lot to make Vista usable.
     
  4. noone_particular

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    I'm not downgrading either. I want my desktop to remain a desktop, not an oversized smart phone.
     
  5. Antarctica

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    I will stick with Win 7 as long as it is supported and next computer will be a Mac
     
  6. c2d

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    I tried to stay on Win 7 but I couldn't resist it.
    Got Windows 8 yesterday. Love it so far.
     
  7. TairikuOkami

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    I did right away, 8 is just 7 without a Start button, I can live with that and for that price it is like it is for free. :D
     
  8. tej

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    Upgraded to windows 8 and installed start8. Almost never have to deal with metro. :cool:
     
  9. superssjdan

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    Upgraded first thing Friday morning,and to be honest,I have not had 1 single problem as of this moment.I am actually quite satisfied.Most win7 users will be very happy when they get ie10 next month.I have used it exclusively since upgrade and have been quite satisfied.Also the report here regarding ie10's security is encouraginghttp://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/304287-windows-8-s-internet-explorer-10-reigns-supreme-in-browser-safety-test
    I urge most windows 7 users to at least give it a shot.At $40 us it was hard to pass up.If you don't like it,you can always revert back.
     
  10. moontan

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    i too bought it because i thought the deal was pretty good.

    it feels a little snappier than Win 7 and programs seem to launch a little faster.
    security has also been beefed up under the hood and that's always good.

    you get used to Metro after a few days so that's not an issue for me.

    would i recommend it to someone using Win 7?
    i don't know.
    for me, the little speed boost and extra security are worth it.
    there are of course other new features but it's not as ground-breaking as going from 95/98 to XP, or from XP to W7.
     
  11. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    I've got Windows 7 Ultimate on my desktop and don't even know if upgrading to 8 will offer anything new.
     
  12. moontan

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    oh, there is plenty of new stuff.
    whether any of those would interest you is another thing. ;)
     
  13. jo3blac1

    jo3blac1 Registered Member

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    + 1......
     
  14. roger_m

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    I tried to to upgrade to Windows 8, but the setup fails. As of yet, I have not found a solution.

    If I did a clean install it would work just fine. However I don't belive in doing clean installs, so I'll stay with Windows 7 until I can find a solution.

    I don't like the new metro interace from what I've seen of it so far. However there are several programs which bring back the start menu, so I don't see it as being a big problem.

    But it would have been smart if Microsoft included it as standard for those of us who don't have touch screen devices and have no plans to upgrade to one.
     
  15. arsenaloyal

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    i am actually thinking of upgrading one of my pc's to windows 8,just to test it.

    Any know to upgrade to windows 7 from linux or any other os than XP or Vista or 7?
     
  16. Kerodo

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    If I may ask, why don't you do clean installs? That's pretty much the only way I'll go myself. I never do upgrades.....
     
  17. DBone

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    If I'm going to learn a whole new OS, I might as well get my first MAC.
     
  18. roger_m

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    I don't want to have to reinstall my software as I have a lot of programs installed. I know doing a clean install is the better option, but it's not for me. I know people say you will have fewer problems by doing a clean install, but while having issues with Windows can be really anoying I don't mind because taking the time to fix the problems increases my knowledge of Windows and helps me when I called on to fix someones computer.

    What I may end up doing is to do a clean install of Windows 8, and use Laplink PCmover to transfer all of my applications accross. But I'm in no rush to use Windows 8, so I will keep looking for a solution to my upgrade problems before decing to go woth PCmover.
     
  19. Kerodo

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    Yeah, there's no rush really... maybe some solutions will appear in the next few months as more people do the upgrade....
     
  20. marc57

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    start8 is good, But this one is free.


    http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/
     
  21. JRCATES

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    I read somewhere recently that as long as the processor on the computer was compatible with and eligible for the upgrade, that the Operating System could be upgraded to Windows 8.

    I guess my question is......how can I find out EXACTLY what processor is on the machine, and where can I find out if it is eligible for the upgrade?
     
  22. ronjor

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  23. Wild Hunter

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    I will buy a new machine with Windows 8. I don't plan to upgrade from Windows XP and 7 on my old machines.
     
  24. Solarlynx

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    I don't care for 8 yet. 7 is still good as it can be for an OS from Microsoft.
     
  25. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Upgrade constitutes as something better.
    In this case it is not, the new interface notwithstanding.
    Mrk
     
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