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Old 26-02-2013, 02:21 PM
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I'm about to upgrade my rig, part of this includes a complete re install of windows to go on my nice new 240Gb SSD. Does anyone have Windows 8 yet and is it any good for gaming, or is it best to stick with Windows 7??

On a side note got my 240Gb from Amazon and it was 30 cheaper than the exact same model in an 180Gb flavour from the same seller!!
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i've got windows 8 and can't say I have had any problems. I'm not doing too much gaming; only gw2 and arma II / wasteland!

To me it seems really quick and smooth.. can't complain for something that cost 25 quid
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Lots of people are raging over the metro interface, not heard much good about it except for fast boot times.

Going to a Microsoft tech day next week to see the benefits of Win 8 straight from MS's mouth instead of reviews...
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Lots of people are raging over the metro interface, not heard much good about it except for fast boot times.

Going to a Microsoft tech day next week to see the benefits of Win 8 straight from MS's mouth instead of reviews...
That should be interesting........ZZZZZZZZZZ......... What? what!
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Going to a Microsoft tech day next week to see the benefits of Win 8 straight from MS's mouth instead of reviews...
Like they're going to say if it sucks
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I've read that it's not any better performance wise and I'll be spending most of time in the desktop mode. Might just stick with Win7 as I know how it all works.
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Go for windows 8. As that supports an SSD natively whereas windows 7 will not get full performance from a SSD.
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Like they're going to say if it sucks
They didn't say it sucked, although a classic "Powerpoint has stopped working, please wait whilst it checks for solutions" happened... I didn't laugh my tits off, much.
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Nice!! Think I'll stick with Win7.
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It has it's positives, but generally that's in the enterprise and cloud computing area. Surface is just a smaller portable domain computer remember so that's their focus. You can do windows 8 via a usb stick (interesting from a routing and remote access point of view) but that's not a home user feature really...

I'd be watching linux with regards gaming. Guess what steam's "console" will be? A PC running an open source OS?? Oh, didn't they just release a native linux client, and port TF2?

Mean time, yeah, win 7 all the way
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