I also just had a shocking moment when my GPU Drivers stopped working and the screen went into a dizzying array of blue pixels. Getting Certified Win 8 Drivers from Nvidia.
Was thinking this was going to be another Vista scenario, but at $40 why not give it a shot?
Not interested until they get those kinks finished.
That price is absolutely fantastic. My parents PC has Win 7 Home Premium x64, I have Ultimate.
Is the Pro version the top or not? I don't want to downgrade.
edit: my shit laptop also has Win 7 Home Premium. I might upgrade there to see how it works.
They should be paying *us* to upgrade to Windows 8.
But I love my XP.
This is pretty nice of Microsoft.
why upgrade from Windows 7? from what I have read in this thread the new Windows 8 uses about half the amount of RAM W7 does and can search for files quicker.. I have 8GB of memory and I've never found RAM usage to be an issue. and hard drive search times? I know where my things are, and when I DO need to search for something it does not take 30 minutes like some people say it does.
sure, W8 is cheap but having just built a new windows 7 PC, what other reasons are there for an upgrade? A lot of people are being rated dumb for sticking to Windows 7. is it really THAT much of an upgrade? there must be something I am missing here.
The only reason why they are offering Windows 8 at a such cheap price is to shoehorn their terribad Metro UI everywhere. Microsoft apparently thinks everyone will start buying Windows tablets and Windows Phones after they are forced to use Metro on the desktop. Microsoft is just too scared that Apple and Google will dominate them as mobile space is becoming more and more relevant.
Hell, if Windows 8 would be the only choice, I'd rather buy a touchscreen computer than using it with a mouse and a keyboard.
I was thinking of getting windows 8. This has just solidified my resolve.
Unless Windows 8 miraculously uses half the amount of RAM that 7 uses, Not going to bother
My parents still have an old pc running windows XP. Would windows 8 run well if windows XP did?
Why do I get the feeling Microsoft's kinda desperate with Windows 8 ?
I'm still on the fence about upgrading on my desktop. The Previews are freaking amazing on my tablet PC. I find the fastest way to navigate is to use both the keyboard/mouse and touchscreen in a hybrid type of way (touch for metro, keyboard/mouse for non metro apps).
The only way they could get this to fly off the shelves is if high res touchscreen desktop monitors were predominate.
My computer works perfectly fine for what I use it for. It runs new games fairly well. It full of older shit but I don't have many problems. I can't spare the cash to upgrade to a newer system.
Control Alt Delete is for punishing my computer when it's been bad. I don't want it to think it's bad every time I want to shut it down.
Yeah, no thanks. I'd rather stick to Win7.
It does seem like a good deal, hell now this has me interested but I'm going to wait off a while until I get $40.
My top 5 ram users right now are Google Chrome (175k), SVCHOST (150k), a Game Patcher (135k), and two more partitions of Google Chrome at around 80k each.
I am assuming Aero is bundled in with explorer.exe since it goes away if I end that. In which case I have to go down very far to see it and it's only using 25k memory.
"Your PC's CPU isn't compatible with Windows 8"
Anyone else having this problem? I have an i5 2500k, so I don't see the issue. Googling it just gives me a german post on some forum.
If you're going to call something bad, at least get it right.
Wow! I might actually get Windows 8 then.
On one hand, I think it's cool that Microsoft want everybody to use their cross-architecture OS with a new API on it. On the other hand, Windows 8.
Yeah, I guess I'll switch off of Vista to 8. I would prefer 7, but if this is good too, I'll do it.
Hmm, i'm still on Vista but would upgrading be the same as 'reformatting'? I'd like to start fresh.
The only answer to "why not upgrade" is "because everything is set up just the way I like it."
Considering everything is set up just the way I like it (and need it for my work) - why upgrade?
Using the Release build right now, for $40 I'll definitely try to buy this.
The video player sucks. I tried watching videos and it got stuck at the first frame and all I heard was sound. You can play it from Windows Media Player on the desktop, but that defeats the purpose of having the video app in Metro.
One thing I absolutely hate about Windows 8 though is that because they designed it for tablets in mind, EVERYTHING is built for gesture. They gave barely any thought or consideration to keyboard/mouse. And because of that navigation and customization can be a real hassle.
I was hoping that w8 would be similar to w7 but with some added metro stuff that only shows at startup and some theme and performance improvements. The fact that they have changed the entire way of accessing almost everything kind of puts me off.
Though I bought an asus laptop in december with windows 7 that came without a repair disk for some reason (and had to buy several DVD's to back it up myself with their preinstalled AI Recovery software) so I would gladly buy w8 even in the current state as long as they provide me with the entire iso (and not the bullshit that depends on a stupid partition) and maybe even the possibility to downgrade to w7 if necessary.