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Dec 15 2012
By: Gojet-64 Gaming Beast 2190 posts
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To upgrade or not to upgrade (Windows 8)

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I'm a Windows 7 user. I recently learned of a deal that lets me upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 for only $40 until January 31 2013.

 

However, after doing some research on Windows 8, I learned of the pathetic new UI, and the supposed "walled garden" application compatibility, destroying the PC as an open platform.

 

So I have to ask, is Windows 8 worth it?

 

Or am I paying $40 to make my computer worse?


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Re: To upgrade or not to upgrade (Windows 8)

Dec 15, 2012

With things like this I tend not to listen to the reviews. Windows Vista was fine after the first service pack, yet it maintained a god awful reputation. Windows 8 is the same as Windows 7. You're not forced to use the new 'UI' if you can even call it that. It's just the start menu those reviews are referring to. As for the walled garden claim you can still run legacy applications, no walls there. It's Windows RT, the tablet version of Windows 8, that has the walled garden iOS like approach.

 

It's still the same OS, open. You did not spend hours looking at the start menu in any previous version of windows so why would you suddenly have to start now? The desktop is still there and you will be looking at that for the entirety, if not most, of the time in Win 8. I've used Windows 8 since the developer preview, now I have the retail version and RT on my surface, and I must say it's pretty good. 


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Dec 15, 2012

windows 8 blows

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Re: To upgrade or not to upgrade (Windows 8)

Dec 15, 2012

Last time I checked you can't play Minecraft on Windows 8. That's reason enough for me to not get it.

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Re: To upgrade or not to upgrade (Windows 8)

Dec 15, 2012

I use the Start Menu quite a lot. It's something I would definitely miss if I were to upgrade to Windows 8.


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Dec 15, 2012

Bulletpainpills wrote:

Last time I checked you can't play Minecraft on Windows 8. That's reason enough for me to not get it.


Really? Okay, I am not getting Windows 8 either!

 

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Dec 15, 2012

Bulletpainpills wrote:

Last time I checked you can't play Minecraft on Windows 8. That's reason enough for me to not get it.


Oh no not another Minecraft post, oh wait it's not, phew....sorry bulet lol :smileytongue:.

 

$40.00 though, that's good, wonder if I can get that too, I have a 23" touch-screen Windows 7 PC here & Windows 8 looks pretty good & with having the touch-screen that could be cool.

 

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Re: To upgrade or not to upgrade (Windows 8)

Dec 15, 2012

Since you have Windows 7, how about upgrading to Windows 7 Home Premium. You'll get all the updates.

 

And please folks don't rely on Remote Assistance. It's just another way for someone to hack into your computer

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Re: To upgrade or not to upgrade (Windows 8)

Dec 15, 2012

havocsarmy wrote:

Since you have Windows 7, how about upgrading to Windows 7 Home Premium. You'll get all the updates.

 

And please folks don't rely on Remote Assistance. It's just another way for someone to hack into your computer


Who are you responding to Havoc, me or the OP?

 

If it's me, I'm a little confused.

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Re: To upgrade or not to upgrade (Windows 8)

Dec 15, 2012

BRIT-KO wrote:

havocsarmy wrote:

Since you have Windows 7, how about upgrading to Windows 7 Home Premium. You'll get all the updates.

 

And please folks don't rely on Remote Assistance. It's just another way for someone to hack into your computer


Who are you responding to Havoc, me or the OP?

 

If it's me, I'm a little confused.


The OP. He never said whether he had Home Premium or the basic Windows 7.

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