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Windows 7: Can windows 8 consumer preview be use for everyday use?

08 Mar 2012   #1
Versatile2820

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Can windows 8 consumer preview be use for everyday use?

My friend says that it is really good for daily use but before i get all excited how good is it, would you recommend it?
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08 Mar 2012   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

I've got it on a Dual Boot and haven't gone back to Seven since I installed it. I'd keep 7 around for awhile.

I don't see much difference in the desktop experience. The Start screen is an annoyance since I don't need buttons.

The preview apps are a mess that don't have any way to close themselves completely, even sign out of Hotmail. They continued to pop up from the top left of my browser when I got near the back button until I had enough and uninstalled a bunch of them that all wanted to go at once.

So yes, I am using the WIndows 7 part of Windows 8 trying to avoid the imitation Ipad interface which starts up on my desktop.
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08 Mar 2012   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

For Windows 8 questions and help, you might consider posting at our sister site Eight Forums to get the best help for them.
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08 Mar 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I like Windows 8. But I would not use it as my default system yet. There are still glitches and why should I fight those. It is, however, very nice for exploring and experimenting.
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08 Mar 2012   #5
dorian hawkmoon

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Bound to have lots of bugs, may have issues with programs and drivers.
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09 Mar 2012   #6
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
For Windows 8 questions and help, you might consider posting at our sister site Eight Forums to get the best help for them.
I tried to sign up there and kept getting some "Wrong Word" error. Is there some sort of CAPTCHA test I don't see on my screen?
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09 Mar 2012   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello Ken,

Check you PM inbox.
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09 Mar 2012   #8
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Thanks Brink!
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09 Mar 2012   #9
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

When you close an app it goes into suspend mode and when you mouse over the top left they show up as small windows. Just right click each window and close them.

My system is working great but a lot of people are having driver problems. Like CD/DVD drives not showing up. I dual boot and then can play with Windows 8 but Windows 7 is always there.

Jim
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25 Mar 2012   #10
sissyw7

windows 7 professional x64
 
 

well i see you guys don't like how the app don't close, but actually the easiest way to close them is to just drag the metro app from top to bottom and then voila! closed
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