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Windows 7: Has anyone preordered windows 8

22 Oct 2012   #1
carputer93

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Has anyone preordered windows 8

I noticed best buy has windows 8 preorder for 69.99 who is thinking of upgrading and why. I was told tht the layout is in a tablet layout which is good for my car PC but is it worth the change also how will drivers react


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22 Oct 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Windows 8 has an interface that isn't friendly to a mouse and keyboard user. I don't think most here are moving to it. I'd assume it will have its own set of drivers and I have no idea how Windows 7 drivers will work with it.

There is a Windows 8 forum here, where you can probably get more comments:

Windows 8 Forums
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22 Oct 2012   #3
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carputer93 View Post
I noticed best buy has windows 8 preorder for 69.99 who is thinking of upgrading and why. I was told tht the layout is in a tablet layout which is good for my car PC but is it worth the change also how will drivers react
As you are asking about a car PC, i'm not sure if drivers means the Windows HD drivers, or the drivers (people) driving a car with PC built in ?
Personally, i would not like to hear ANY drivers are causing accidents while someone is playing with a PC while driving a car.

If you don't have a test system, play with it and learn it in your driveway before going on the road.
Win 8 beta releases have been available for quite a while now, so you can test it!
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22 Oct 2012   #4
carputer93

windows 7
 
 

My PC is for media purposes only i use windows voice command and I use a 10" touch screen its equalivent to using a iPod or a double din radio
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22 Oct 2012   #5
x BlueRobot

 

I'm staying with Windows 7 for a long time. Windows XP had a very long run, and I know some systems which are still running Windows XP with no problems at all, apart not being able to recognise my USB drive with I formatted with the VFAT file system.

The USB stick works fine with the Windows 7 computer though
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22 Oct 2012   #6
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i wont be, though if you have a touch screen then you may find you like it.
however it will be a learning curve for you as its a tricky os to get the hang of,
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22 Oct 2012   #7
x BlueRobot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
i wont be, though if you have a touch screen then you may find you like it.
however it will be a learning curve for you as its a tricky os to get the hang of,
Also, if you have a Xbox 360, then you may find easier to adapt to as the UI of Windows 8 is almost the same as the Xbox 360 Dashboard which was forced as a update a few years ago I think; may have been a little sooner.
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22 Oct 2012   #8
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

you mite find one of these handy in the car,, be sure to check out the different images
( click on one)
and also read the customer reviews...
Wheelmate Laptop Steering Wheel Desk : Amazon.com : Automotive
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22 Oct 2012   #9
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I would verify that your touchscreen is compatible with Windows 8 first.
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22 Oct 2012   #10
carputer93

windows 7
 
 

I agree I need to make sure if the touch drivers work. I'm touch the website

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/hh852381.aspx
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