Windows 8 - Opinions?

  • I was wondering, what is everyone's opinions on Windows 8? I'm currently thinking of buying a new laptop that comes pre-installed with W8, but after all I've heard about it, I'm also wondering whether or not I should go through with the hassle of downgrading to Windows 7.

  • windows 8 optimized various things, but it feels more like a tablet than a windows desktop used to. I would recommend trying it out before downgrading, as win7 is >100 USD, which is not money you would want to throw away

  • I would recommend you to use a Classic Desktop Design like Win7 had (there are third party Programs for that). Nobody likes the new tablet optimized design of the Win8 "Desktop". Win8 is a marketing flop, but it can run more efficient than Win7. Its just the Design that is bad about Win8. I heard that many Games are not running on Win8, but I have never seen confirmation for that, if so, then use Win7 instead.

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  • windows 8 optimized various things, but it feels more like a tablet than a windows desktop used to. I would recommend trying it out before downgrading, as win7 is >100 USD, which is not money you would want to throw away

    Fortunately I still have my old product key and W7 install disc from the laptop I'm using now.


    I would recommend you to use a Classic Desktop Design like Win7 had (there are third party Programs for that). Nobody likes the new tablet optimized design of the Win8 "Desktop". Win8 is a marketing flop, but it can run more efficient than Win7. Its just the Design that is bad about Win8. I heard that many Games are not running on Win8, but I have never seen confirmation for that, if so, then use Win7 instead.

    Alright, so I suppose it's a case of "take it with a grain of salt?"

  • After a couple of months you get used to the crappy start menu screen.


    And if you believe the rumors, Microsoft is creating a patch that will add the old start menu.

  • After a couple of months you get used to the crappy start menu screen.


    And if you believe the rumors, Microsoft is creating a patch that will add the old start menu.

    As far as I know they'll be releasing a new OS ("8.1") to address those issues this year

  • windows 8 is in most cases slower then windows 7
    because it loads things diffrently, even if you gave some programms prioritie.
    it just seems faster.
    aby thing else is just crap if you dont have a touchscreen.

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  • Lol, he didnt change his profile after the Forum was updated to not contain that option.

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  • :P


    windows 8.1 might fix some things
    like the start screen and start button.


    still i think it wont be better than windows 7.


    seems like we have to wait for windows 9. (guessing after the bad/good/bad/good rythm of the redmonder)

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  • Its more like: good, bad, worse, less good, bad, okay, bad, EVEN WORSE, usable... Spiral

    I don't say, your "insert whatever" is bad. I'm only showing ways for making it better.
    GregTech Website
    Patreon really helps me out. If you consider funding the development of GT, so I might be able to do it fulltime, why not?
    GregTech 6, the Main Thread, Bug Reports go here too.
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    (I'm there almost every day, when I'm at my own computer. Yes you can drop bugs and suggestions there too)