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by DevonB; Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:08 am
by tweiss2000; Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:10 am
Quite happy so far.
Two things I did after system setup:
* Disabling Windows Defender -> increased my performance (caused a lot hard pagefaults)
* Installed Classic shell/classic start menu, I don't like and don't need mero on my desktop
All in all it's quite stable and I'm happy that I've done the move, nothing to regret here.
by rtkeeling; Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:42 am
They've made a lot of improvements: my boot time went from about 4 minutes until I could do anything to about 30 seconds (coming off Vista which I ran for about 5 years); file copying is much faster; Task Manager is easier to decipher; UAC is less intrusive. Even with the hassle of reinstalling my software, it was worth it to me to upgrade
Anyways, it didn't take me long to figure out the changes made to touch-enable the interface. I don't have a touch screen, so whenever a file type is configured to open in a Metro app, I switch it to use my Windows app of choice. For example, PDF's would open in a Metro reader app, and I switched that to use Foxit Reader. I've got it now where I don't see much of Metro at all.
by fedexnman; Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:45 am
by mandolarian; Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:24 pm
rtkeeling wrote:I've got it now where I don't see much of Metro at all.
Me too. Except when I have to take Win7 64bit out on the internet and read Win8 threads and MS 'Metro' is 'Modern' propaganda.
Can't imagine 'upgrading' to an OS that I'd have to hack like the XP Rainlendar days to get rid of the PlaySkool interface. I want my tracks to have charms, not my operating system.
My system has been booting in less than 12 seconds for 3 years, so not seeing how Win8 will help on the performance side. If I decide to run my 100+ track projects on a 10" tablet with a weak 25 watt TDP dual core, then Win8.5 might be an option.
by DevonB; Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:27 pm
Aside from wasting hours to reinstall everything and lining MS's pocket's some more, I haven't seen any compelling reason to switch yet. Anyone else?
by rtkeeling; Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:32 pm
mandolarian wrote:Can't imagine 'upgrading' to an OS that I'd have to hack...
No hacks, I just picked "Open with..." from the menu and set Foxit as the default for PDF's.
If Windows 7 is working for you, I'd stick with it. I've got it on a laptop that I'm not planning on upgrading the OS on. It's fine.