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#61 aviator189

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 23:13

i love it so far, especially how fast it is.


#62 Buendia

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 23:36

I like it, it's fast and responsive, although Windows 7 never troubled me with failed updates :D

#63 hagjohn

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 14:00

I installed Windows 8 from a clean drive. I formatted the SSD, as I installed 8. Windows 8 is quicker than the release preview and much quicker than 7 on my computer.

I did notice that I had app issues, while I had Chromium as my default driver. Netflix app wouldn't play & apps wouldn't update. I put IE back as my default browser,all the apps updated and Netflix started working. So any of you with app issues....

#64 +Heartripper

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 14:09

I love win 8, but i hate the fact that a window's title is black even if window's color is dark, making it unreadable.

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#65 tyler78

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 21:05

I love win 8, but i hate the fact that a window's title is black even if window's color is dark, making it unreadable.

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Yes, microsoft removed this feature unfortunately. There are some registry tweaks but they don't work. Here is what I use to keep them white:

- Install this. (for windows 8 experimental)
- Download this theme. Extract it to the C:\Windows\Resources\Themes directly.
- Change your theme and restart your computer if necessary(it wasn't for me).

It is the same theme you're using already. Just title colors are different.

#66 Growled

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 23:28

i love it so far, especially how fast it is.


I love it. It's clean and fast.

#67 causa45

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 14:14

What I like most about the OS is the new Desktop interface, which just looks more modern and less childish; it's also very consistent throughout the whole OS. The "Metro" Interface is great for the typical "I have to go soon and want to check what's happening in the world" kind of moment for easy and fast overview about all kinds topics. It also serves as a great way to see which programs are installed, a good replacement for the start menu. Booting and shut down speed are amazing combined with a SSD, a lot faster than Windows 8's. Driver support has also been improved as every driver for each device was found unlike in Windows 7. Overall a very pleasant experience, even as a loyal Android Tablet and Smartphone user, but nothing beats Windows on the good old desktop!

ProTip: Putting a Metro window side by side to the desktop :rofl:

#68 stockwiz

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 19:20

No problems here. I think it's interesting that they spent so much time on the aero interface and improving looks for powerful PCs only to go back the other direction, but I don't mind. I honestly have no issues that can't be fixed myself, such as adding an icon to the desktop that shuts down the computer immediately, or other tweaks. I'm very pleased so far.

#69 davjacobs

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:11

Just to let everyone who has upgraded to Windows 8 know. I downloaded the synaptivs 1.6 ver driver, and now have the windows 8 gesture suite for my old laptop. i.e. Side swipes cycle open apps and toggle and control the charms bar, while a down swipe opens the app bar command. Download the driver here http://www.synaptics...sources/drivers

#70 hagjohn

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:23

No problems here. I think it's interesting that they spent so much time on the aero interface and improving looks for powerful PCs only to go back the other direction, but I don't mind. I honestly have no issues that can't be fixed myself, such as adding an icon to the desktop that shuts down the computer immediately, or other tweaks. I'm very pleased so far.


Or just hitting your power button. It should shut down windows and shut off your computer. Although, I have mine go to sleep.

#71 *RedBull*

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:32

I don't know if it was stated in all the previous posts, I really don't want to read all of em. Sorry guys...lol


But I just discovered as I setup on my New SSD drive that Win8 ported from the other Laptop a lot of the settings without my initiating anything. I'm totally impressed. Language setting, favorites, background, etc....saved me a bit of trouble...gotta love Windows 8 it is the best windows so far.

#72 Shane Nokes

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:40

That's the advantage of having a Microsoft Account attached. :)

#73 George P

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 20:02

I'm loving it on my Samsung smart pc hybrid device. The touch parts work great and once I pop on the kb dock even the track pad gestures work great once you get used to them. I also have it on my main desktop and it's fast without issues.

#74 jamwheat

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 21:14

One site for some tricks is www.thewindowsclub.com as they give some tricks how to do stuff (like how to manually tell the apps to update, and other goodies). I have been using Win8 exclusivley on desktop and laptop since the consumer preview, and love it. I have a few items I use daily pinned to the taskbar (just a differnet version of "quicklaunch" to me), and have Metro sorted out to my liking. Even my 6yr old can get around in it better than I think he should!
Advanced task manager is GREAT, especially with the startup manager it has. Most everything I have installed works, plus most of my hardware.
Transition from Win7 was a bit difficult at first (like going from Win3.1 to Win95 was) but I picked up on it very quickly. I don't have a touch laptop or anything, but I still have no problems with keyboard and mouse.

#75 *RedBull*

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:23

I like it, it's fast and responsive, although Windows 7 never troubled me with failed updates :D

I actually had a number of them. And had to get Windows Tech support or apply a fix so I could get updates. So far Windows 8 has been able to fix it on it's own.