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Changing the Operating System to Windows 8. - 3/9/2014 9:42:27 PM   
tjhkkr


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Howdy.

I have to change the operating system on my machine to Windows 8.
Any issues that anyone is aware of?
Any fixes or software needed for DW to run?

Thanks.

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RE: Changing the Operating System to Windows 8. - 3/9/2014 10:18:50 PM   
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You have my sympathy.

I LOATHE windows 8.

It is not gamer friendly IMO.

Now as far as your software goes, other than trying to figure out how to start it up it should be just fine. Apparently a user came up with a way to force the old Win7 style desktop, you might want to check into that so that everything will seem more familiar to you.

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RE: Changing the Operating System to Windows 8. - 3/10/2014 6:56:37 AM   
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I had to accept Win8 on my machine, but I do not like it. It feels like someone tried to make it as user unfriendly as possible. Where is my Start-Button? Why can't I close Applications? But... DW works. I did a reinstall and had no problems playing. (I have Win8.0, never dared to upgrade to 8.1)

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RE: Changing the Operating System to Windows 8. - 3/10/2014 8:57:23 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: tjhkkr
I have to change the operating system on my machine to Windows 8.


Don't do it!


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RE: Changing the Operating System to Windows 8. - 3/10/2014 10:52:17 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Kayoz
quote:

ORIGINAL: tjhkkr
I have to change the operating system on my machine to Windows 8.


Don't do it!

Laugh...
Wish I had a choice. The older version will soon no longer be supported.

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RE: Changing the Operating System to Windows 8. - 3/10/2014 11:07:03 PM   
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Try and find a copy of Win7, that will be supported for some time yet. Win 7 works well and doesn't have all the BS Win 8 added for Tablets and Touchscreens.

Win XP is ending soon, April 8 2014. Win 7 is stated to be in support until 2020 (iirc)

I am not even considering 8/8.1, the next OS I will be looking at will likely be Win 9 late this year if the rumors are true.

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RE: Changing the Operating System to Windows 8. - 3/11/2014 12:23:57 AM   
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Yep, I'll wait until they release a real OS, not something tablet oriented.

I would get a copy of Win7 quickly though, I do think they won't be printing it much longer (if they haven't stopped already). Still it will be supported for quite a while longer, since many people and businesses either can't or won't upgrade to Win 8.

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RE: Changing the Operating System to Windows 8. - 3/11/2014 3:09:05 AM   
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Win 7 at Newegg

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RE: Changing the Operating System to Windows 8. - 3/11/2014 6:57:09 AM   
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quote:

Yep, I'll wait until they release a real OS, not something tablet oriented.


I will pray that this will come in future, but i don't think this will happen again, or at last not from MS.
The Desktop PC sales are decreasing while the Smartphone/Tablet PC sales are increasing they will create the next OS more or less like Win 8.

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RE: Changing the Operating System to Windows 8. - 3/11/2014 11:20:12 PM   
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I use Windows 8 and I'm completely okay with it. The Metro interface is really bad, but fortunately I don't have to deal with it because I installed the Windows 7 shell. Other than that, 8 is actually better than 7 in many ways, even when it comes to gaming. A lot of games actually run faster.

That said, it's probably not worth the money to upgrade. Win7 remains a fine OS and there's nothing in 8 that you absolutely need.

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RE: Changing the Operating System to Windows 8. - 3/13/2014 4:33:25 AM   
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Windows 8 is not that bad, typically faster and little things like task manager are better. The problem is metro which is bad on its own except for maybe htpc's and even then the apps are pretty bad. You can get around it with 8.1, boot straight to desktop, and use a start menu replacer like "Classic Shell".

http://download.cnet.com/Classic-Shell/3000-2072_4-75553853.html



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RE: Changing the Operating System to Windows 8. - 3/13/2014 12:06:38 PM   
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Thank you all very much.
I did not realize WIN.9 was coming out. And if it is a real operating system, maybe I will wait for it.

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RE: Changing the Operating System to Windows 8. - 3/13/2014 1:49:45 PM   
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Got a laptop as a gift with windows 8 and then it upgraded to 8.1 and I got a lot of issues with games. Now I have this problem that things don't display properly like the resolution even if I would disable DPI scaling. I can't even uninstall some things like Desura because some of the menu would not display properly like some things are unclickable and I don't know how to fix it. In relation to DW, some of the things can't be seen like if research would have 2 digit percentage.

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RE: Changing the Operating System to Windows 8. - 3/13/2014 4:03:07 PM   
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MS has a tradition: every other widows version bits the big one. The alternating releases are very good. So, if I really needed to upgrade from win 7 (I'm very happy with it), I would wait for win 9. ANd hope.

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