Don't do it man, even if it was free, it's still not worth it. Horrible!
RUN FORREST! RUN!!!
I don't see the need to upgrade from Windows 7 to 8. I can wait for 9, no problem.
I thought this was a good article for those who have installed windows 8: http://www.hanselman.com/blog/Window...ThereItIs.aspx
Stay away from Windows 8
Um... Windows 8 is pretty much exactly like 7... except it has the Metro start menu... which can be bypassed with third-party freeware to give you the old start menu back... which is what I've done... because Metro is ass.
After bypassing Metro, Windows 8 is actually decent.
What freeware magic is this of which you speak?
I must have it!
Save your money, wait until you hear better things about it.
Some people either like it... or hate it with every fiber of their being.
I'm actually really used to not having a start menu now after using windows 8 for a long time. I forget sometimes while at work that I have to use the start menu in windows 7.
I'll NEVER use Win 8 again. PERIOD.
I'm going to start buying the parts for my new PC build over the next few months (starting with a Corsair Obsidian 800D tower and Corsiar 1200w modular PSU. Better start with the most boring parts first) and i'm actually really looking forward to getting Windows 8 on that machine.
From what I've seen on my friends machines that are running it is that it really is quite good and the fact the old desktop isn't completely gone just sweetens the deal. Oh... and the boot up time is fantastic.
Wow, saving 11 seconds of your life.... definitely a mover for me. smh
I need a new PSU as well but not 1200W, 800 max and this tiem I will be going fully modular and probably the Corsair AX series. My current PSU has 6 Molex and 6 SATA power connectors but I dotn need the molex ones so stuck with them and have to find places to hide them neatly and one of the SATA conenctors cannot reach my DVD drive.
Only reason i'm getting such a big PSU for is so i can have room for upgrades in the future. I'm planning on building a bit of a beast so i'm going for a Hex core i7 3930K what i'm looking to overclock to around 4.5/6GHz @ 1.4V so i just want peace of mind knowing that the PSU i get will be able to handle the system. Still not decided on GPU's that i'm going to have but they'll be the very last thing i buy, i just know i'm going with Nvidia this time over. I can't be dealing with AMD's piss-poor drivers that always bite me.
Apart from the Metro UI what can be easily avoided, what are peoples main problems with W8? From what i've seen first hand and heard from people using it, they like it. I don't see any of the negative points people have with it.
Adapt or die.
The same thing will apply to the metro/modern ui in windows 8 and future windows OS releases.
Do you intend to use windows 7 forever? Or do you plan to be like one of those fools that is clinging to it a decade later?
What part of: "MS is not going to get rid of metro/modern ui for the start screen" is hard to understand?
I'm aware the difference was just due to the OS, my point is the SSD's speed improvements are similar for general tasks. IF you are berating such speed improvements, then you link of thinking Would apply to the same speed improvements with SSD's.
Have fun in that other walled garden.