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Windows 7: How many people here are going to migrate to Windows 8?

View Poll Results: Are you going to move to Windows 8
Yes, and make it my sole OS 7 11.11%
Yes, but keep as a multi-boot with my existing OS 5 7.94%
No, I'll stick with my current OS 32 50.79%
Not made my mind up yet 19 30.16%
Voters: 63. You may not vote on this poll

31 Mar 2012   #31
Shamone

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

No not me with Win 7..PC only 12mhts old.. no need
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31 Mar 2012   #32
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i've now been playing with it (or rather poking it with a stick) for a couple of weeks - it's not really my cup of tea.

i don't think i'll be upgrading even if it was free (unless they make some back-tracking changes before release). the new task manager and file-copy dialogue are nice, but maybe i'm getting too old and neophobic to appreciate metro and charms. (@#%&ing charms - who thought that one up? )

but then again i suppose i'll have to get a copy so i can deal with my clients' and friends' problems when they buy a new pc with 8 pre-installed.

if any mod is reading this, can i change my vote from 'not made mind up' to 'no'?
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31 Mar 2012   #33
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Since it looks like it's geared mostly towards touch pads, I'll stay with 7 unless they make some improvement, like add the option to set it up for desktop use. I hope they will, being that 7 offered to option to set it up as "classic" windows.
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31 Mar 2012   #34
smarteyeball

 
 

I'm still on the fence - but I'm really starting to find the metro side of things far more counter productive than the so called 'work flow improvement' it's being touted as. The apps themselves, while 'previews' aren't impressive and 98% of them are uninstalled/unused.

My biggest gripe isn't so much the loss of the start orb/menu, but the loss of the 'desktop search' function in the start menu. Being thrown back to Metro every time for an app search is becoming a real PITA.



My personal usage consists of 4 tiers of accessibility:
  1. Very frequently accessed apps like browsers, explorer etc. They get pinned to the taskbar. But I don't like clutter so I don't want a taskbar full of pinned apps. I only have 4 or five pinned at most.
  2. The next tier is pinning slightly less frequent apps to to the start menu. This is bloody handy.
  3. I also have folders on the desktop for some even lesser frequented apps/games that contain shortcuts. Metro idea without redundant clicks.
  4. For non-shortcut/pinned apps I use the start menu search to access functions/apps. This last tier of accessibility is the one that I'm missing the most with Metro.
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31 Mar 2012   #35
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

no because I didn't enjoy the experience like I thought i would on win 8 so win 7,xp and ubuntu for me.
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31 Mar 2012   #36
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

If they come with an OS for a PC I may consider it.
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31 Mar 2012   #37
smarteyeball

 
 

Or if they offer a 'free touch screen' monitor
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31 Mar 2012   #38
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Or if they offer a 'free touch screen' monitor
..and a desk to mount it horizontally in.
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01 Apr 2012   #39
Paarkhi

Windows 8.1u1 x64
 
 

I also don't feel comfortable with metro ui
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01 Apr 2012   #40
Trucidation

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
My personal usage consists of 4 tiers of accessibility:
  1. Very frequently accessed apps like browsers, explorer etc. They get pinned to the taskbar. But I don't like clutter so I don't want a taskbar full of pinned apps. I only have 4 or five pinned at most.
  2. The next tier is pinning slightly less frequent apps to to the start menu. This is bloody handy.
  3. I also have folders on the desktop for some even lesser frequented apps/games that contain shortcuts. Metro idea without redundant clicks.
  4. For non-shortcut/pinned apps I use the start menu search to access functions/apps. This last tier of accessibility is the one that I'm missing the most with Metro.
I got nothing pinned, no icons on desktop either; I've come to depend almost entirely on the Win7 start menu search to launch practically everything - I just hit <win> then type the first few letters of the application's name, hit enter - wa-la, it's launched. <Win> + E gets me an explorer window.

Having to use the mouse again to launch programs is going to really cramp my style.
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