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Windows 7: Wds 8 ..need advice .

27 Aug 2012   #1
wds7

WDS 7 Home Pre.x64
 
 
Wds 8 ..need advice .

Hi All .

I bought 3 laptops last month or so and qualified for wds 8 Pro upgrade for $15.00 each .

Should I ...?

What is good about wds 8 ..?

Windows 8 $15 Upgrade Offer: FAQs for Recent PC Buyers

https://windowsupgradeoffer.com/en-US

Any input is appreciated .


Thanks.


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27 Aug 2012   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Have you tried windows 8 preview release? I've played with it, a little over a month but I was having problems with GPU and chipset drivers...this was due to old mobo and GPU. Honestly, I really liked it. It's fast...but takes some getting used to. Once you figure out the in's and out's you'll be flying.

I say go for it on at least one of them.
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27 Aug 2012   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Windows 8 is terrible for a desktop or a laptop. It is designed for a touch screen.

Make disk images of 7 before you install 8 or you will be sorry.

I`ve given 8 two chances and IMHO I think it`s garbage. You`d be better off installing it on a test pc.
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27 Aug 2012   #4
wds7

WDS 7 Home Pre.x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
Have you tried windows 8 preview release? I've played with it, a little over a month but I was having problems with GPU and chipset drivers...this was due to old mobo and GPU. Honestly, I really liked it. It's fast...but takes some getting used to. Once you figure out the in's and out's you'll be flying.

I say go for it on at least one of them.

Sounds good , I'll try it on my laptop then , Thanks .

I wonder, I can go back to wds 7 with my original activation key if i don't like it ..!!

@AddRAM : Thanks for a heads up .. but I will bite the bullet to try it ..see whats made of ..
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27 Aug 2012   #5
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

If you burn a set of recovery disks before installing/upgrading to windows 8 you can use them to go back to the factory installed Windows 7. Failing that you can use the Product code on the COA sticker to reinstall Windows 7, assuming you have install media. You may have to activate by phone when using the product code on the COA sticker. The original OEM-SLP activation didn't use that code. Its still valid but Microsoft makes you phone activate to use it.
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27 Aug 2012   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you can throw us a pic of your disk management b4 you start, we could advise you on how to set it up. That way when your sick of 8, you could remove it easily.
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28 Aug 2012   #7
wds7

WDS 7 Home Pre.x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
If you burn a set of recovery disks before installing/upgrading to windows 8 you can use them to go back to the factory installed Windows 7. Failing that you can use the Product code on the COA sticker to reinstall Windows 7, assuming you have install media. You may have to activate by phone when using the product code on the COA sticker. The original OEM-SLP activation didn't use that code. Its still valid but Microsoft makes you phone activate to use it.

Yes, I have a set of factory recovery disc ,

Here you go AddRam :

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