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Posted 9/19/13 , edited 9/19/13
Have you upgraded to windows 8? Will 8.1 convince you to upgrade?

It will be another year or two before I upgrade (when I buy a new computer) so maybe 8.2 will be out by then. I don't like the changes of 8.0 but 8.1 seems to be a step in the right direction ...not enough to get me to switch as yet, but something.
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Posted 9/19/13 , edited 9/19/13
Probably not. I like the way 7 functions, and unless 8.2 adds a massive gaming performance boost and/or security improvements I don't even see why I would even need to upgrade.
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Posted 9/19/13
I still have my W8 Pro sitting nicely in my desk compartment gathering dust. xD
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26 / M / Guadalajara, Mexico
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Posted 9/19/13
I have a Surface tablet and I can't wait for the upgrade. Windows 8 is great for tablets, but a bit clumsy for computers.
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22 / M / Canada
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Posted 9/19/13
I did upgrade on a laptop I owned previously and did not like it. It's so called "Start" button which came back is useless. I use Windows 8 on my Ultrabook but I have this software called Start is back and it feels like I am still using Windows 7 but faster.
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24 / M / 風の山
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Posted 9/19/13
windows 8 is fun. i has its uses. its still have alot of work to be worked out. im pretty sure 8.1 will be forced onto us.
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Posted 9/19/13 , edited 9/19/13
I have played with the 8.1 version of Windows Enteprise at work and have to say it is a great upgrade over 8.0 but i am running a large touch screen monitor. However, that being said, i dont see a reason to upgrade from Windows 7. The only reason i would advice updating to 8.1 is if you already own Windows 8. I cant think of anything Windows 8 offers that would make the upgrade worth it.

If you are building your own computer, I would go with Windows 7 over 8. If you are buying one premade you wount really have much of a choice with getting Windows 8.
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Posted 9/19/13
Windows 7 FOREVA.
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Posted 9/19/13
I could rant about win8 forever but the short and sweet of it is i recommend no one get it . . . ever. If they remedy their shortcomings in the next one fine, but it's too late to salvage 8.
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Posted 9/20/13 , edited 9/20/13
Windows 8 is faster, more stable and has a hell of a lot of cool new UI and functionality additions.

That said, there are a few really annoying idiosyncrasies. 8.1 is going to go a long way to fixing those, though. I use it for my desktop and aside from a few small issues, I love it.
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Posted 9/20/13
Windows 8.1 sounds like it's a step in the right direction. I still think that MS should've made the metro UI optional and touted it as a cool new "feature" you could try while letting you keep the old ui and start menu. The wonky tablet interface the new start menu's turned into would've been okay if it was optional and implemented more sensibly, but that's not how Microsoft works I guess.

If they do make an 8.2 or service pack or whatever, I'd bet they'd fix things further. They kind of have to, honestly. Anyhow, I'm glad I went out and bought an open-box Windows 7 desktop for a -steep- discount before stores ran out of computers preloaded with it completely. Paid like $413 for a 4 ghz hexa-core with 10 gb of DDR3 ram, a 1TB hard drive, and a (weak) dedicated graphics card that I immediately swapped with the AMD 6770 I had in my old rig.

I love the look and feel of Windows 7 / Aero and it's just sleeker and easier to use than Windows 8 for me. I have and use a Win 8 Laptop and it's not as bad as I thought it would be, but I really feel like it's a half-finished product with a stripped down tablet OS replacing the start menu for no real reason. Like I really want to use crippled tablet apps with less features and flexibility when the full desktop experience is just a click away.
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Posted 9/20/13
I don't think I'll ever upgrade to 8. When I was custom-building my computer, I read how at the time Windows 8 was a royally fucked-up OS. Not sure about now, though I'd like to think they worked through most of the kinks and problems. This is Microsoft though, soo...

Hell, I'll probably just get 9 when it comes out. I'm perfectly cozy on 7, as everything runs the way I like it and I've heard many things about applications performing better on 7 than on 8, despite some being optimized for 8.

Plus, I've never been with an older OS, so to me 7 is the best. I can't rip on Vista for all the shit it gets/got cause I've never used it. I can rip on 8 though, because my friend bought a $1000 computer with 8 installed on it that was...Shitty...I could have built a better computer than her piece of junk on that budget.
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Posted 9/20/13
I kind of felt the same way about 8 but it's like most new things, you got to get used to it. I remember having these conversations about moving off XP but now totally believe 7 is much better than XP. Now I'm used to it I actually really like 8 although I did use a reg hack to stop the sidebar coming up if you swipe the touchpad, that was annoying I'm will defiantly give 8.1 a whirl.
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Posted 3/25/14 , edited 3/25/14
Crunchy Roll, it would be great If you made a windows 8 app. I personally have windows 8.1 in my pc's and tablets. I have the windows phone 8 crunchy roll app and it is great. Please consider it for windows 8.1 too. I do not understand why people keep saying they have issue with windows 8 and gaming. I play battlefield 4 and many other games on high res with no problem. Maybe it the lack of good hardware. As for windows 7 functionality I have my windows desktop setup just like it. All you need is classic shell for start menu and 8gadget for the widgets.
After that you basically have windows 7 with apps. I personally love it. I can also testify that I have had no big issue with my windows 8 pc's. The two be exact. One media center pc with plex server, One for work and the other one for games. There is no going back for me. If you ever wont to try it or want some advice I will gladly help any one setup a windows 8 PC.

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P.S. I am also a PC system builder
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Posted 3/25/14 , edited 12/28/14
i hate anything windows.
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