Who is going to get windows 8 pro upgrade?

Discussion in 'polls' started by lodore, Aug 22, 2012.

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Will you buy windows 8 pro upgrade?

  1. Yes (please state why)

    12 vote(s)
    15.4%
  2. No (please state why

    66 vote(s)
    84.6%
  1. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    Hello,
    I have just pre-ordered windows 8 pro upgrade so I can test out hyper v client and also make use of group policy and other features. Im that in windows 8 microsoft have finaly included a pdf reader and have translated the whole OS in to the GB english.
    the preorder price of £49.99 didn't seem to bad IMHO.
     
  2. moontan

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    i did not vote.
    you should have added a "Maybe" option.
    Life is not only made of 'black and white'. ;)

    i'm thinking about it.
    the upgrade price of 40$ is very appealing.
     
  3. lodore

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    I did think about that option but forgot to add it.
     
  4. ams963

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    exactly.
     
  5. Janus

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    I am really in doubt, but at the present time I am more inclined to say no to windows 8. Why? because windows 7 has for me proved to be very stable, no hiccups whatsoever. So why change something that works and spins with every program/driver on my laptop. Maybe over time I change to windows 8........

    Cheers, Janus
     
  6. Kerodo

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    I voted no because I don't like Windows 8 at all, and even if I did, Windows 7 serves me well with no issues and it's barely 3 years old, with plenty of life left in it. I will stick with 7 for a long time as long as I use Windows....
     
  7. ZeroDay

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    +1 on that
     
  8. Dark Shadow

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    No, I don't like the metro mess.IMO its a downgrade and If it was offered for free I would decline it.
     
  9. mattbiernat

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    $14 is pretty cheap! Im pretty sure that there will be tons of aplications to get rid of Metro and even to uninstall it from the system. Speedwise Windows 8 is also faster than 7. What is not to like?
     
  10. berryracer

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    $14 is cheap?

    I wouldn't even use Windows 8 if you paid me!

    Windows 8 is the worst thing that could ever appen to a PC
     
  11. SweX

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    Maybe yes...Maybe no :doubt:
     
  12. hayc59

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    This is what I hear all over the net! So I will not!
     
  13. moontan

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    why don't you give it a try and make your OWN decision?
     
  14. hayc59

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    Moontan..hello
    1-Still have xp ;) love it
    and I go off what a lot of friends have to say that
    are currently testing 'Windows Eight' and for now and in the future
    will not apply it.
     
  15. blacknight

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    :thumb: NO I too.
     
  16. Sully

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    I think it too early to tell. When the final product rolls out, will it offer me advantages over win7? If so, maybe. But, even with advantages, will its new design really be what I want? Don't know that answer until it is released.

    I could really care less as long as it does what I want, and doesn't do what I don't want.

    Sul.
     
  17. Stigg

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    I have been an early adopter of Windows operating systems since Windows 95.

    I have been using Windows 8 for a couple of weeks now, and to be perfectly honest, it doesn't offer me anything that Windows 7 had. In fact, it offers me less. A very bland look, no Aero, no sidebar gadgets which I found handy. And I don't have any need for Metro.

    The Windows 7 look and feel suited me fine. And the start and search menu worked brilliantly for me.
    I am going back to Windows 7.
     
  18. Sully

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    Now there is an opinion that I appreciate! All facts, relating to an individuals preferences, without any biases. Nicely put, and put in such a way that it seems not designed to persuade others one way or another, just putting it out there.

    Sul.
     
  19. Dark Shadow

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    Voted No. :D
    I'll just wait until i change my laptop (Which i don't expect to do at least in a year or two more) and for my desktop . . . i may get it later (In a year or two also). :D
     
  21. hayc59

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    I will but I am going to wait until I get my new machine in the next year or so
     
  23. Nebulus

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    I intend to skip Windows 8 altogether, so no intention here to upgrade.
     
  24. tgell

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    Windows XP and 7 serves my purpose. Why upgrade to something I do not need?
     
  25. sportsfan7700

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    I just tonight bought a laptop with 7. No need to upgrade to 8.
     
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