View Poll Results: Are you now using Windows 8?

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  • Yes!

    5 10.42%
  • Yes, the discounted upgrade was too good to pass.

    7 14.58%
  • No.

    29 60.42%
  • No. But will get for new computer.

    2 4.17%
  • Maybe...

    5 10.42%
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  1. #1
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    Default Have you got Windows 8?

    I seem to recall there was a bit of fuss with Windows 8 before it came out and I now hear that a few of you have it and don't hate it too much.

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    Default Re: Have you got Windows 8?

    Not yet, but I might.

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    Default Re: Have you got Windows 8?

    Hey mods, could you please add in a extra answer for the poll? Call it "maybe". :

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    Default Re: Have you got Windows 8?

    Yup decided to give it a try. Brought it a few weeks ago. Now its gone up to near 100 at DSE. And will probably go to 199 next week, or the week after.

    It's still 90 at NL. Decided to remove Win7. Then installed it. Now that I've killed metro, the lock screen, the login screen. And installed Classic shell, it looks pretty much like Win7

    And yup got it because it was cheap. And it was even better when MS handed out free keys for Media centre. Hopefully, it doesn't crap out after Jan next year lol
    Last edited by Speedy Gonzales; 09-11-2012 at 07:19 PM.

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    Default Re: Have you got Windows 8?

    Got Windows 8 for free (thanks DreamSpark ), and despite the small variety of Windows Store apps, there's some good ones
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    Default Re: Have you got Windows 8?

    I got one better: Windows 98
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    Get your s*** together every other vegetable.

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    Default Re: Have you got Windows 8?

    Got it -the $19.90 upgrade version with free media center; encountered quite a few problems and may go back to Win 7.

    Found it to be unstable and erratic - compatibility with older hardware is bad.

    However, it loads and shuts down faster than Win 7; otherwise, Win 7 is still better.

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    Default Re: Have you got Windows 8?

    I'm happy with windows 7 at the moment. If windows 8 becomes necessary, it'll be for me and me alone. Mum was pissed off enough getting used to a fresh install of 7, a new OS would be insane for her to get used to.

    oh and edit, MSDNAA will provide it if I get it.
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    Default Re: Have you got Windows 8?

    Quote Originally Posted by 8ftmetalhaed View Post
    Mum was pissed off enough getting used to a fresh install of 7, a new OS would be insane for her to get used to.
    Your mum seems to the the polar opposite of mine, she seems to like Windows 8 (at least based on looks)...
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    Default Re: Have you got Windows 8?

    Win 7 is working very well and if I needed to reinstall I would loose a certain program I use a lot at the moment, not prepared to do an upgrade either so nothing will be changing here for quite a while

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