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Standard User acpsd775
(experienced) Wed 29-Feb-12 05:24:55
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Windows 8 Consumer Preview


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No an issue but did not know witch forum to put it in.

The download will go like at 2PM (29/2/12) so who of you all will be downloading it.

Ive been using th 8DP as my main os for months i find it faster and stabler than 7 so ill defo be getting it and i actually like metro smile

Ash

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Standard User DavidFinbarr
(freechataholic) Wed 29-Feb-12 11:11:47
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Re: Windows 8 Consumer Preview


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I tried Win 8 a few months ago but didn't think it added anything to Win 7,
I might give it another go, but only out of interest.

As for being more stable, in the two & half years been using Win 7 it's
crashed about twice (2 pcs, 1 netbook, 1 notebook.).

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Standard User acpsd775
(experienced) Wed 29-Feb-12 13:24:35
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Re: Windows 8 Consumer Preview


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In reply to a post by DavidFinbarr:
I tried Win 8 a few months ago but didn't think it added anything to Win 7,
I might give it another go, but only out of interest.

As for being more stable, in the two & half years been using Win 7 it's
crashed about twice (2 pcs, 1 netbook, 1 notebook.).


Ive also never really had problems with win 7 i was more referring to older hardware with that i should of mentioned it, ive got an older pc that oddly enough struggles with xp after sp3 update but win 8 runs very well lol.

it don't add much so far except it uses less ram and if you've got a pc with a uefi bios it boots in like 5 seconds smile at least it dose on mine anyway.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 29-Feb-12 13:26:49
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Re: Windows 8 Consumer Preview


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anybody got a link for win 8
Standard User acpsd775
(experienced) Wed 29-Feb-12 13:34:09
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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
anybody got a link for win 8


There's another 25 mins till it will be posted yet 2PM

Ash

So much for the 2PM downloads links available lol


http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso

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Standard User ggremlin
(committed) Wed 29-Feb-12 16:09:59
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Re: Windows 8 Consumer Preview


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http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso
Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 29-Feb-12 16:31:03
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Re: Windows 8 Consumer Preview


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I got the developer preview on my other computer, I may as well put the consumer preview on it instead to see what have changed.


I did not think much of the developer version to be honest, the Metro Ui is naff and the lack of a start menu is stupid. i also not that impressed about the ribbon menu system,

As I said i will have a look, just to be nosy, but I will be staying with windows 7 on my main computer.

Adrian

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Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 29-Feb-12 21:59:03
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Re: Windows 8 Consumer Preview


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In reply to a post by zyborg47:
I got the developer preview on my other computer, I may as well put the consumer preview on it instead to see what have changed.


I did not think much of the developer version to be honest, the Metro Ui is naff and the lack of a start menu is stupid. i also not that impressed about the ribbon menu system,

As I said i will have a look, just to be nosy, but I will be staying with windows 7 on my main computer.


yeah its touchscreen focused now and thats where all the consumer growth is which is why microsoft went that route. They seem hooked on the idea of sharing the same UI across all devices.
Standard User DavidFinbarr
(freechataholic) Thu 01-Mar-12 00:16:12
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I found using Win 8 a pain on a non touchscreen.

In the end got is set up to be very much like Win 7 so would be a pointless upgrade.

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Perhaps a bottle of rosé instead.
Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 01-Mar-12 07:18:27
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A lot has been taken away unfortunately - as there is no start button, how do you shut down the machine or access programs like Notepad ?

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