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#1 Eddie7

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:01

I'm officially back to Windows 7. I love Windows 8, don't get more wrong but I just feel like it's not personally for me. Plus many games and software don't work on Windows 8 which kind of made me switch back to Windows 7. Oh well, I don't regret it. :)


#2 +unabatedshagie

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 13:48

What games and software don't work? I'm just curious as everything I've tried on Windows 8 works fine.

#3 xendrome

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 13:52

Same, I'd be curious to know what isn't working...

#4 Muhammad Farrukh

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 13:54

As far as I know, you had problems with GTA IV only right?
That made you downgrade? :s

#5 Darrian

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 14:06

I have 100% of my games working, and I have a lot of them. I would be curious to know what games and apps made the "many" list.

#6 Anibal P

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 15:11

Anything that uses GameGuard will not run in Win8 and supposedly GG will not have a proper update for a while, some have managed to get around it turning off the Program Compatibility Assistant Service, not sure of the long term repercussions and it might not always work from what I've read so far


Once this issue is resolved I'm going full Win8

#7 Darrian

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 15:46

Huh. Well, that sucks. Hope they get an update out soon for ya.

#8 OP Eddie7

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 16:00

Well for those who are wondering what game it is, it's GTA IV.

I'm not a game freak or anything but damn that game is fun! I bought that game a while ago and I'm not just going to sit in the dust. I suspect W8 will not run GTA IV because one of the drivers is not compatable with it which resulted in GTA IV not working either. Sucks...

#9 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 16:06

I agree. I'll stick with Windows 7 for a while until all the problems are sorted out.

#10 OP Eddie7

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 16:08

I agree. I'll stick with Windows 7 for a while until all the problems are sorted out.


Or I may skip 8 and go to Windows 9. Who knows? :D

#11 Steven P.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 16:10

The fun thing about Windows 8 is starting desktop apps from the Start screen *click* (desktop appears) *select start screen again* *click another app open* (desktop appears) and so on, a truly annoying concept.

#12 threetonesun

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 16:13

The fun thing about Windows 8 is starting desktop apps from the Start screen *click* (desktop appears) *select start screen again* *click another app open* (desktop appears) and so on, a truly annoying concept.


Well, you don't have to do that, if you don't want to.

#13 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 16:16

Or I may skip 8 and go to Windows 9. Who knows? :D


Yeah. Windows 9 probably will be more polished than 8. I'll do the same too unless something major happens in Windows 8.5. Let's just hope Dot Matrix doesn't find this thread. lol.

The fun thing about Windows 8 is starting desktop apps from the Start screen *click* (desktop appears) *select start screen again* *click another app open* (desktop appears) and so on, a truly annoying concept.


That's one of my complaints, too. Windows 8 is a half baked product, IMO.

#14 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 19:55

I have been running Win 8 on a virtual machine just to get a feel for it and test things i use before making the decision to do a full upgrade. and I am leaning towards keeping windows 7 on my compute for a bit longer. The support isnt there yet for the hardware I use and I want to make sure I can use my computer to the same or better level before I upgrade. I am sure it will get there eventually just not yet. I do like a lot of the features in 8 thought just waiting for the support.

#15 Rohdekill

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 19:59

What games and software don't work? I'm just curious as everything I've tried on Windows 8 works fine.


Don't know if things improved since the developer release, but every TV capture card I tried failed.