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Will you upgrade your current OS to Windows 8?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Arie, 2012/07/26.

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Will you upgrade your current OS to Windows 8?

Poll closed 2012/09/30.
  1. Yes

    10.2%
  2. No

    69.3%
  3. Maybe

    20.5%
  1. 2012/07/26
    Arie

    Arie Administrator Administrator Staff Thread Starter

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    Windows 8 is set to be released in October, will you be upgrading your currnt OS?

    Note that Microsoft have announced the upgrade will only cost $40 from Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7.
     
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    ??? Ohhh, yeahhh!!
    Absolutely not!
     

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    PeteC

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    No way José - it stinks :)
     
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    Maybe, But probably not.

    So far the answer is NO, but it depends if I find anything that would benefit me on my current laptop computers.
    As of today I do not see anything that is worth while for a standard laptop. Looks like Windows 8 is more for touch screens.
    Unless something changes I guess I will not upgrade any of my home's laptops.
     
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    If I get a new computer, would want 8 installed. But otherwise I see no reason to upgrade from 7 to 8.
    Bob
     
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    I tried Windows 8 and was not impressed.

    I think now would be a good time to change to Linux.
     
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    only just updated to 7 - I feel it is just MS profiteering
     
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    I've had computers for the last 30 years and I have never upgraded my operating system. What ever comes with a new computer I'm usually happy with, especially for what I do on it.
     
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    I May Try It

    I may try it on my Laptop which is running Windows 7 Home Premium if popular opinion likes it. Will wait for a while to find out.

    On my desktop, definitly not, as it hasn't got the ooph to run even Vista or W7.
     
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    I highly doubt it. I've only been on Win 7 for a year now. I sure do miss Outlook Express though. I am not happy with anything else out there.

    I did see some computers being sold now that say for $14.99, you could upgrade to Win 8.
     
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    fdamp

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    I might upgrade to W 7, if there are any fire sale prices. If early reviews are correct,W8 is too heavily oriented to touch screens and doesn't work well with mouse and keyboard machines. Both our systems are still on XP.
     
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    Tried it and it failed for me

    I backed up my entire system and installed Windows 8 beta that Microsoft made available. Yes, I got a list of things that needed to be removed and I did what I could. After the install, I tried to use windows 8. Good grief, what a mess. Too many applications didn't work at all. It was difficult to understand how to get things to run. I finally reloaded my system backup and went back to Windows 7 Ultimate.
     
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    I've been a Windows XP user for the last 8 years or so and am pretty happy about its performance so far.Therefore, i'll not change my OS until it is absolutely necessary.But to change to Windows 8 ? Well, given the views from fellow forum members and other Win 8 users, then probably NO.
     
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    Crikey,
    My first post for months :)
    I'll install 8 if they provide (very unlikely at this stage) the ability to select at install or post install the option to boot into a standard desktop and start menu. Metro might be fine for tablets etc and maybe some touch screen PC's, but not for a standard desktop/laptop.

    I like my start menu, and not the fudged one available by current hacks!

    I havent been overwhelmed with the public releases so far.
     
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    Maybe if they allow a start menu like before. I've heard that will not take place as of now. I've been Windows 7 from the beginning and to me it's the best MS has put out so far. I don't see many going out to buy touch screens just for Win 8 on their desktops. Not supporting a start menu interface seems stupid to me and MS will be sorry if they don't offer it as an option.
     
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    yes , i will upgrade from XP sp3 to Windows 8 , the interface is user configurable from default tablet-centric to more familiar desktop.
    Also is more resistant to parasites and malware as evidenced by more stable operating after access to various forums and youtube , and the price talked about is cost effective for even retro-age computer owners (with bonus more video memory for many current XP users)
     
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    Hopefully, outlook express shall return in Windows 8?
     
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    Redmond needs you (not really you just your money)

    :D As always when someone comes asking for my hard earned money the question that comes to mind first; What have you done for me, Lately?
    With Microsoft the answer is nothing, It's been a pleasure helping debug your previous efforts that went out of Redmond unfinished.

    Can't wait to buy a next gen hyper threading machine to act as a free beta tester. :D

    nothing but love y'all
     
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    Less than a chance in hell, as to do so seems to be the same as going to hell.
    It seems to be a vaguely useful touchscreen system, but Android 4 is far superior in my opinion, but definitely not for home use.
     
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    no way, I have only had 7 going on 2 years, and I run classic shell, witch makes 7 look feel and run like xp but you still get the all the 7 advantages as much or as little as you want.
     

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