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win8... ya or blow it out your a$$?
show user profile  9krausec
Two main worries-

Performance and Compatibility...

Just got a new Lenovo notebook, y500 ideapad.. It has win8 installed on it, and I don't like win8 because it's too flashy and seems to be semi stupid (maybe it just takes some getting used to)...

I was going to downgrade back to win7 professional, but something about some uefi and then some reading told me that installing win7 was a bit more complicated than I'm normally used to doing (could probably still do it, but it seems like a bitch)..

so, do any of you use windows 8 or are you sticking with 7? Are the trade offs worth going through doing a clean install of win7? Help and advice! Thanks.

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5/3/2013 5:56:12 AM (last edit: 5/3/2013 6:07:41 AM)
show user profile  donvella
personally im sticking with win7 until win9 is released. However, if I bought a lappy with win8 on it... Id probably keep it - just out of curiosity.

My last laptop came with Vista. I would never have purchased it but I didnt actually mind it - even with all the backlash I still found it better then winxp.

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5/3/2013 6:43:43 AM (last edit: 5/3/2013 6:43:43 AM)
show user profile  9krausec
yeah, I think that's what I'm going to do... I really would rather go back to windows 7 but it just seems like too much of a hassle with this build in 16gb ssd... Some intel rapid start tech or something...

Hell, there are like 6 Lenovo partitions on this things and I am lost, haha... What happened to the good old days were you would just feel comfortable formatting a HDD and installing the damn OS.. I've been out of the hardware loop for far too long I suppose.

This is a damn nice notebook btw (so far).

Thanks for the reply.

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5/3/2013 7:01:05 AM (last edit: 5/3/2013 7:01:05 AM)
show user profile  jareu
I think its ok. It takes a bit of getting used to, but that's the limit of my frustration with it.

Keep in mind how much an incredible and utter fucking failure Windows Vista was. Win8 isn't so bad.

He who says it cannot be done is interrupting the man doing it.

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5/3/2013 7:34:12 AM (last edit: 5/3/2013 7:35:09 AM)
show user profile  9krausec
very true.. Windows vista was the crap of the crap, haha... I think I just don't like the fact that I no longer have my start at the bottom left... Win8 does look pretty I suppose. :)

I guess it makes sense, I mean you have that fancy splash page for doing random shit like checking email, news, weather, etc... then you can switch to the DT to do utilitarian bits of work.

Something though that sort of sucks is that down the road I wanted to get a second portable lenovo display for this thing (plugs into USB) and from the sounds of it win8 doesn't support it... No big deal, sure drivers will be made eventually...

It'll be good too to learn the OS considering I do computer work for people on the side and it would be good experience...

I'll quit my bitching, hah. Thanks guys for calming me down.

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5/3/2013 7:41:25 AM (last edit: 5/3/2013 7:41:25 AM)
show user profile  gogodr
performance wise and administration wise windows 8 is superior to windows 7

I really like the convenience of having a better task manager that includes the process explorer integrated.

Windows 8 boots a lot faster than windows 7 and the order is better. It syncs your mail account immediately and as a priority while it loads, also the loading sequence lets you check useful things like email (which is the first thing I check when I turn on my PC speaking the truth), messages before the system fully loads. (which in my PC takes around 20 seconds or so).

Once you get used to the corners systems and learn a couple new shortcuts you will find windows 8 more intuitive and easy to handle than windows 7, or at least that's the case for me.

To sum up: From my experience, windows 8 is maybe not Far superior than windows 7, but it is superior and the new changes in the interface are for good.
(you can always make the windows 7 interface work on windows 8 and only have the improvement in performance.)

( as an extra: blue screens are no longer blue. you get light indigo screens with smiley faces apologizing and reporting the error )

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5/3/2013 8:05:10 AM (last edit: 5/3/2013 8:07:17 AM)
show user profile  donvella
I want my bluescreen damnit. smiley faces would feel like a kick in the teeth.

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5/3/2013 8:27:20 AM (last edit: 5/3/2013 8:27:20 AM)
show user profile  9krausec
okay... so now that I've played around with it for a few hours... I actually like it. I didn't know I was such an ignorant prick (well, I sort of had a feeling I was, but now I know)...

The tile view isn't for apps, but it completely replaces what the start does.. The only thing that I find sort of ill planned is a directory based system for the tile view... Let's say I want to open up vray's irradience viewer.. It would be located in the vray directory right with the license server startup .exe...

Now instead of having those 2 things consolidated, they are going to be treated as equal. Small things, but nothing major... Still pretty damn nice this windows 8 is so far.

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5/3/2013 8:58:10 AM (last edit: 5/3/2013 8:58:10 AM)
show user profile  soontekk
win 8 seems like the windows millenium ..
sticking with win7 64 which is awesome !

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5/3/2013 9:22:23 AM (last edit: 5/3/2013 9:22:23 AM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
i put win 8 on my mothers computer as an experiment. She doesn't really care much either way (used to be on xp) since all she does is surf the interwebs and use MS office with the occasional sims marathon. I passionately hate it since it has literally no upsides at the cost of being a pain in the ass to manage (system settings, driver compatibility, excessive "security")

as for the metro - traditionally the windows look was built around its file system and common application functions, it made sense and was intuitive (well.. less and less with every new release but it was tolerable) for those who knew how these things worked and educational for the ones that didn't.
The tiles crap is based on nothing and is an oversized, unimaginitive and inefficient(as a UI) piece of shit. I agree that its time to redefine the way data structures are and how they are visualized to reflect the more OO style computing today but they did a half assed hack of a job on the front end with none of the back end.

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5/3/2013 9:43:20 AM (last edit: 5/3/2013 9:54:36 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
The good news is that in Windows 8.1, there will be an option to use the regular desktop.

Windows 7 is awesome. Windows 8 will be once they have got over this ridiculous interface diversion that they have been caught up in.

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5/3/2013 10:16:04 AM (last edit: 5/3/2013 10:16:11 AM)
show user profile  Cube
whats software compatability like? will all the software i have running on my win7 box run on win8 or is it hit and miss?
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5/3/2013 10:21:20 AM (last edit: 5/3/2013 10:21:20 AM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
What I've seen of Win 8 its good on touch-screen devices. I opted for Win 7 on my new build as it is a normal screen! :)

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5/3/2013 11:24:34 AM (last edit: 5/3/2013 11:24:34 AM)
show user profile  Sir_Manfred
Win8 is horrible.

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5/3/2013 11:39:01 AM (last edit: 5/3/2013 11:39:01 AM)
show user profile  LionDebt

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5/3/2013 11:53:02 AM (last edit: 5/3/2013 11:53:02 AM)
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