1. Post #41
    Is it worth upgrading from 7? Because I don't really like the new UI, but if it's faster...
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  2. Post #42
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    Jurikuer's Avatar
    April 2008
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    For $40 I'm heavily considering this. This is the cheapest upgrade ever and if I don't like it I'm sure all I have to do is run my Windows 7 disc and reformat the system. Which is fine really. I don't have much to lose on this PC.

  3. Post #43
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    August 2006
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    Is it worth upgrading from 7? Because I don't really like the new UI, but if it's faster...
    Once you get used to it I would say so.
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  4. Post #44
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    June 2010
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    For $40 I'm heavily considering this. This is the cheapest upgrade ever and if I don't like it I'm sure all I have to do is run my Windows 7 disc and reformat the system. Which is fine really. I don't have much to lose on this PC.
    Downgrading is a no no if I remember correctly.
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  5. Post #45
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    May 2008
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    Now nobody has an excuse that they cannot upgrade from XP.
    XP to 7 is an "upgrade" but from what I have heard about 8 so far, XP to 8 is more or less a downgrade.
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  6. Post #46
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    Jurikuer's Avatar
    April 2008
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    "This upgrade promotion for Windows 8 Pro both online and at retail runs through January 31st, 2013."

    Does this mean it's not available until then? Because I want to buy this now!
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  7. Post #47
    XP to 7 is an "upgrade" but from what I have heard about 8 so far, XP to 8 is more or less a downgrade.
    What's so bad outside the UI?

  8. Post #48

    June 2012
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    that start button be smacked up but thats okay I can moss without it.
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  9. Post #49
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    Jurikuer's Avatar
    April 2008
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    Downgrading is a no no if I remember correctly.
    Format your HDD, then install using the original disc. No problemo. I don't see how it wouldn't work. The upgrade is it's own file.
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  10. Post #50
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    XP to 7 is an "upgrade" but from what I have heard about 8 so far, XP to 8 is more or less a downgrade.
    at this point xp to vista is an upgrade
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  11. Post #51
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    January 2006
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    That button on the keyboard is essentially the button for the start menu now.
    Wait so there is a start menu but you press the button on the keyboard to access it?

  12. Post #52
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    January 2010
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    Maybe because your OS is 10 years old. For $40 I would upgrade all my computers in the house to W8 (if they had XP still.. )


    It would be stupid not to upgrade
    There isn't even a start button.

    I'm honestly surprised so many FPer's like this.

    It's not that it's bad, but it just seems pointless right now to upgrade, especially if the deal still stands in the future. I mean, I have Windows 7, I'm fine and comfortable with it, why upgrade?
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  13. Post #53
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    January 2012
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    There isn't even a start button.

    I'm honestly surprised so many FPer's like this.

    It's not that it's bad, but it just seems pointless right now to upgrade, especially if the deal still stands in the future. I mean, I have Windows 7, I'm fine and comfortable with it, why upgrade?
    Look at your keyboard, there should be one there.

  14. Post #54
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    December 2007
    11,825 Posts
    Wait so there is a start menu but you press the button on the keyboard to access it?
    Metro is pretty much a fullscren prompt version of the start menu.

  15. Post #55
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    March 2007
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    Still can't afford it.
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  16. Post #56
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    Jurikuer's Avatar
    April 2008
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    To everyone complaining about the lack of start button. Here is an idea. LOOK AT YOUR KEYBOARD.

    For everyone else
    "Already purchased a Windows 7 PC?
    Great, we’ve still got you covered. If you bought a PC preinstalled with Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate on or after June 2, 2012, just go to windowsupgradeoffer.com and register. We'll send you an email with your promotion code and purchase instructions when Windows 8 Pro is available. You can then download and install Windows 8 Pro on a compatible PC with Windows Upgrade Assistant."

    Does this mean that I can't get this deal since I built my PC a couple months ago?
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  17. Post #57
    bake someone a cake with laxatives and viagra and then they will have poopboners
    n0cturni's Avatar
    August 2007
    4,335 Posts
    Wow, so how much is it to just buy Windows 8?

  18. Post #58
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    Delta616's Avatar
    April 2006
    10,254 Posts
    XP to 7 is an "upgrade" but from what I have heard about 8 so far, XP to 8 is more or less a downgrade.
    Where do you get your info from?
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  19. Post #59
    Why would I want to upgrade?

    I could buy several games on Steam with that money rather than paying for the new OS with even less features.

    No thank you Mircosoft.
    Less features sounds cool to me considering the fact that it'll have only what I fucking need

    facepunch, games, bullshit

    seriously, that's ALL a computer needs for me. You know... what is actually rawly useful.
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  20. Post #60
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    Jurikuer's Avatar
    April 2008
    5,450 Posts
    Where do you get your info from?
    His uninformed opinion.
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  21. Post #61
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    August 2006
    9,802 Posts
    To everyone complaining about the lack of start button. Here is an idea. LOOK AT YOUR KEYBOARD.

    For everyone else
    "Already purchased a Windows 7 PC?
    Great, we’ve still got you covered. If you bought a PC preinstalled with Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate on or after June 2, 2012, just go to windowsupgradeoffer.com and register. We'll send you an email with your promotion code and purchase instructions when Windows 8 Pro is available. You can then download and install Windows 8 Pro on a compatible PC with Windows Upgrade Assistant."

    Does this mean that I can't get this deal since I built my PC a couple months ago?
    I believe that's that deal where if you buy a pre-built after that date you can get Windows 8 core upgrade for $15.
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  22. Post #62
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    June 2011
    1,066 Posts
    I'm not upgrading because I'm scared that Lego Racers won't run when I upgrade my OS.
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  23. Post #63
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    April 2007
    9,333 Posts
    I just realized that all these new upgrades will probably make some of my older games obsolete and unplayable :(
    windows 7 pro comes with a winXP virtual machine so your old shit will still work, assuming win8 pro comes with the VM too

  24. Post #64
    Dennab
    August 2011
    3,194 Posts
    And somehow idiots still complain, even though this is a fifth cheaper than Windows has ALWAYS been.
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  25. Post #65
    One sexy lumpy man
    SPESS MEHRINE's Avatar
    August 2010
    1,466 Posts
    Well shit, for that price I think I'd be stupid not to upgrade.
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  26. Post #66
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    Jurikuer's Avatar
    April 2008
    5,450 Posts
    windows 7 pro comes with a winXP virtual machine so your old shit will still work, assuming win8 pro comes with the VM too
    If it's anything like previous operating systems, it should keep older OS stuff. For example, if you upgrade from the first Windows to Windows 7, you'll have DOS and be fully compatible with all games. Or at least that's what I saw in a video on Youtube.
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  27. Post #67
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    February 2010
    2,702 Posts
    eeeerrrr, can I still keep W7 if I want? Because I'd take this offer.
    Could always make a partition on your HDD if you have space and have both installed on the same hard drive. I did that for the windows 8 beta thing.

  28. Post #68
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    December 2008
    1,773 Posts
    more like downgrade
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  29. Post #69
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    August 2007
    8,292 Posts
    what has me a little concerned is just how resource hungry is that... metro thing. I have an old tower I'm planning on using again that has vista on it, and I was doing some reading on comparing Vista to 7, and Vista appears to be less resource heavy than 7. So what about 8?

  30. Post #70
    Dennab
    August 2011
    3,194 Posts
    more like downgrade
    I will kill you
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  31. Post #71
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    Delta616's Avatar
    April 2006
    10,254 Posts
    How many of you ignorant people who are hating on Windows 8 even tried it? It's a fast, reliable OS, more powerful while using less resources. The Metro UI isn't that different from the start menu. And if you really want the old style start menu, then there are programs out there that will give you just that, like this....
    http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/
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  32. Post #72
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    October 2010
    711 Posts
    What nice people

  33. Post #73
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    August 2006
    9,802 Posts
    what has me a little concerned is just how resource hungry is that... metro thing. I have an old tower I'm planning on using again that has vista on it, and I was doing some reading on comparing Vista to 7, and Vista appears to be less resource heavy than 7. So what about 8?
    Not hungry at all. Microsoft showed a memory usage comparison though it's now a year out of date:

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  34. Post #74
    BOSSMAN
    leontodd's Avatar
    January 2009
    4,468 Posts
    After upgrading you can still use the windows 7 license right?
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  35. Post #75
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    June 2010
    3,507 Posts
    Question, can you upgrade to 64bit from 32 like this?

    Or would I have to buy a whole new copy of 8?

  36. Post #76
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    Dennab
    June 2012
    1,065 Posts
    more like downgrade
    you haven't even tried it
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  37. Post #77
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    August 2006
    9,802 Posts
    Question, can you upgrade to 64bit from 32 like this?

    Or would I have to buy a whole new copy of 8?

    You won't be able to go from x86 to x64, but I imagine they'll have a way to fresh install like before if it sees you have a previous version of Windows on it. That's what they did with XP to 7 upgrades.

  38. Post #78
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    November 2009
    6,274 Posts
    I'll stick to Windows 7.
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  39. Post #79
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    April 2009
    11,372 Posts
    January 2013? Fuck yes, Christmas money planned.

  40. Post #80
    Turbo Dyke
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    June 2010
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    what has me a little concerned is just how resource hungry is that... metro thing. I have an old tower I'm planning on using again that has vista on it, and I was doing some reading on comparing Vista to 7, and Vista appears to be less resource heavy than 7. So what about 8?
    Half what 7 is.
    Easily
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