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    Features - QOTW: Will you be upgrading to Windows 8?

    Microsoft's most ambitious Windows is here. Are you going to upgrade?
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will you be upgrading to Windows 8?

    Given I still have vista on my old laptop (I know, I know), how much worse can it be?

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will you be upgrading to Windows 8?

    Short answer :- No

    Long answer :- No, I have no reason to upgrade. I find Win7 more then acceptable for what I need it for. With that being said, I'd still be on WinXP if I didn't win a free copy of 7 from work.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will you be upgrading to Windows 8?

    NO. I upgrade my PC every year and last thing I would need is Windows 8 tied to my Motherboard etc. Besides, OEM is not out yet AFAIK. Also, I can use Windows 7 any version without any hack, simply by reinstalling it every 30 days or so. That way all my trials are renewed so.. No way I am upgrading. I am upgrading PC alright

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    Not until I don't need a 3rd party app to make the UI usable.
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will you be upgrading to Windows 8?

    Start8??

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will you be upgrading to Windows 8?

    Similar to Caveman:

    I was intending to put my new build onto win8 (been trying the preview on it for the past couple of months) but in the absence of any introductory/preorder offers for the system builder version, I'm not sure I can be bothered (Win7 Ultimate would cost me less than Win8 pro - and in the short term, I'd probably be happier that way - upgrade can wait until a later date). Without (what will be) my main PC running Win8 - and in the absence of a Win8 tablet (for now at least - pricing has put me off getting the surface, though I'm still awaiting judgement on the pro), there seems little point in upgrading the other laptops/PCs in the house for now, as the 'compatibility' argument is no longer relevant. Right now I may conceivably end up hanging on to Win7 until Win9 arrives.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will you be upgrading to Windows 8?

    I have gone already

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will you be upgrading to Windows 8?

    Quote Originally Posted by edvinasm View Post
    NO. I upgrade my PC every year and last thing I would need is Windows 8 tied to my Motherboard etc. Besides, OEM is not out yet AFAIK. Also, I can use Windows 7 any version without any hack, simply by reinstalling it every 30 days or so. That way all my trials are renewed so.. No way I am upgrading. I am upgrading PC alright
    You go through the hassle of reinstalling 7 every 30 days?

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will you be upgrading to Windows 8?

    I'm already running it on my desktop and HTPC at home, and my work desktop and laptop and to be honest I'm finding it to be pretty good, but then I already have a Hotmail/Microsoft account, Xbox and Dell Venue Pro running Windows Phone 7.5 so everything ties in nicely.

    It's very responsive and it only takes a little while to get used to the start screen and Windows 8 UI system, just wish I had a touchscreen device to try it on as well. Waiting for the Surface Pros so I can buy one through work for testing lol.

    Best conclusion I can give is that it will probably do well for domestic use, as the entire OS is aimed at the domestic and social use, but I think it will struggle in businesses.

    I'll be the only person at work running for the time being as we have no plans to upgrade our domain from Windows 7 to Windows 8, way to much hassle to re-train people who, at times, struggle with Windows 7 and an interface that hasn't changed for years!

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will you be upgrading to Windows 8?

    Quote Originally Posted by edvinasm View Post
    NO. I upgrade my PC every year and last thing I would need is Windows 8 tied to my Motherboard etc. Besides, OEM is not out yet AFAIK. Also, I can use Windows 7 any version without any hack, simply by reinstalling it every 30 days or so. That way all my trials are renewed so.. No way I am upgrading. I am upgrading PC alright
    OEM isn't on MS site properly yet - they told me to 'check again on the 26th'. Menawhile, Scan.co.uk has the OEM/systembuilder versions listed as available (at least not as pre-orders).
    http://www.scan.co.uk/shops/microsoft/windows8

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will you be upgrading to Windows 8?

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will you be upgrading to Windows 8?

    Since I've been using it at work I have come to like windows 8 and I'll most likely make the jump to windows 8 on my PC when I have my 2 SSD's to run the OS and any main applications/ games on them. Although however I'm still waiting for surface pro to come out to see whether that may be more beneficial of me using that over a standard surface in terms of work and support/productivity.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will you be upgrading to Windows 8?

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    3rd party. Made by stardock. I remember buying blinds from them years ago....machine was never stable with it installed.
    I have been running it for the last month using the 3 month Windows 8 RTM preview on another system,and have had no issues with the add-on. A mate has been using the consumer preview with it for a while. So far it seems to be quite stable. Download the 3 month RTM preview and give it a try -it even bypasses the Start screen.

    My main machine will still have Windows 7,but another machine I am hoping to upgrade to Windows 8, if I can install an old XP copy I have. It would save me £40 to £50 over Windows 8.

    Alternatively I might just use Linux Mint instead. I am undecided ATM.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will you be upgrading to Windows 8?

    I upgraded about a month and a half ago, got a free copy through uni and DreamSpark.

    So far I'm actually enjoying the new interface; once you spend a while working out where a few features went, and a bit of time with the new keyboard shortcuts, it's bearable.

    I'd actually say I prefer 8 to 7 now, I work faster than I did before.

    However, I'm not keen on the implications of the app store being so strict; but only time will tell just how much of an impact that will have.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will you be upgrading to Windows 8?

    Upgrade? ... no, though i may buy a retail copy of 8 Pro in the future and dual boot alongside 7.

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