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Windows 7: are you upgrading to windows 8

23 Oct 2012   #1
GTraymond2820

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
are you upgrading to windows 8

So who is upgrading to microsoft new operating system, tell us your reason and why.

I will see my self upgrading in the future if all goes well, i tried the release preview and really liked it but had to downgrade cause of drivers issues.
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23 Oct 2012   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Nope. No way, no how. Nyet. No, nay, never. Ain't gonna happen, even if donkeys and pigs fly. Win 8 is ok for tablets and, possibly, netbooks but for serious computing, it is too clunky.
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23 Oct 2012   #3
Phone Man

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

I plan to get 2 copies of the Upgrade due to the $40 price. I am dual booting with Windows 7 HP 64bit and Windows 8 RTM 64bit from TechNet. I will stay with the dual boot until I get all new drivers and software that are compatible with Windows 8 and do more testing. In the future I may Upgrade and stay with just Win 8 but not just yet.

Jim
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24 Oct 2012   #4
microbillgates

MS Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

I have already pre-ordered the surface and a copy of Windows 8 Pro upgrade
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24 Oct 2012   #5
dfs4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

No not gona happen. I hate the metro thing. If they removed the metro I would consider it.
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24 Oct 2012   #6
deepak7

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I dont like the idea of App store....I dont have any upgrade offer so no i wont!!!
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24 Oct 2012   #7
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

I tried out the consumer release version of Windows 8 and with a few tweaks, the Classic Shell, thought it wasn't too bad. That being said, there isn't any compelling reason for me to buy the upgrade, as Windows 7 does all I need it to.
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24 Oct 2012   #8
dfs4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
I tried out the consumer release version of Windows 8 and with a few tweaks, the Classic Shell, thought it wasn't too bad. That being said, there isn't any compelling reason for me to buy the upgrade, as Windows 7 does all I need it to.
What kinda tweaks? Did you get rid of metro altogether? When I tried it last year I had no idea about the desktop thingy on it and only saw metro so I quickly uninstalled it. Still seems useless.
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24 Oct 2012   #9
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Not in my lifetime!
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24 Oct 2012   #10
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dfs4 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
I tried out the consumer release version of Windows 8 and with a few tweaks, the Classic Shell, thought it wasn't too bad. That being said, there isn't any compelling reason for me to buy the upgrade, as Windows 7 does all I need it to.
What kinda tweaks? Did you get rid of metro altogether? When I tried it last year I had no idea about the desktop thingy on it and only saw metro so I quickly uninstalled it. Still seems useless.
No, I couldn't get rid of Metro, but with the Classic Shell start menu, at least it was usable. However, it was definitely not as functional as the Windows 7 desktop, which is the reason I won't be upgrading.
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