Quote: Originally Posted by Vort Max
I'm planning to build a new rig soon and I will definitely install Windows 7 based on what I've read in the computer magazines regarding Windows 8. I'm seriously thinking about buying a copy of Windows 8 during the first couple of months though because I've heard it will be offered at a deep discount during the initial roll out. I figure I can always play around with 8 in a virtual environment or on a separate drive to see what it's like before I take the proverbial leap of faith.
You can download trial versions of W8.
You can play with one of those and save your money if you don't like it.
IMO, Metro is an annoyance, but some of the actual Windows pieces have been improved.
I've created a W8Ent VHD and I've installed Classic Shell on it.
That combination seems to work OK.
Actually I created a VHD for each of the previews, but only W8DP and W8Ent would install my sound driver correctly.
My VHDs stopped booting after I reinstalled all of my real operating systems.
I guess they don't like the fact I repartitioned my HDD.