- 01-20-2013, 06:12 PM #1
I have finally upgraded one of my laptops to Windows 8 Pro and I have to admit I been using it for a while now and one thing I notice is it fast I MEAN REALLY FAST
FASTER THAN Windows 7
I also found it a lot easier to navigate through, I love the new task manager with the extra detail which I been wanting for a while, browsing is super fast with IE10 and even faster with my favorite browser Maxthon Cloud browser
This is how much I'm amazed (ten well now eleven )
So overall incredibly impressed going to update my other laptop this Saturday before the deals runs out on the 31st Jan
I will do a better review after a few more weeks of use maybe a month
Also forgot to mention very easy upgrade from Windows 7 to 8 kept all the application I needed, files etc just very smooth transition and I mean very smooth
Anyone else upgrading from Windows 7 to 8, did you found it simple or smooth, did you get use to it instantly or took some time comment below
01-20-2013, 08:23 PM #4
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I've been running volume licensed version of 8 pro since November and I too have been pretty amazed, now I have been trying to get the normal pro to get media center. But yes I really like it.
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- 01-20-2013, 11:10 PM #6
I upgraded on my alienware aurora R and ran into some issues. Due to the custom BIOS so assuming you have a normal BIOS your fine. If not your gonna have to wipe your computer and I still can't restart ahah. Regardless the OS is well worth the effort.
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- 01-26-2013, 03:17 PM #9
However, if one chooses to upgrade and keep apps, files and settings Office 2010 will still be there. Upgrade to Windows 8 - Microsoft Windows
- 01-26-2013, 05:10 PM #10
I did the same thing choice to keep all my setting, programs etc some were not compatible which didn't matter I had Microsoft offices 2010 (I think standard) and it kept it when I went to windows 8. For one laptop I had to activate it online again which took a few secounds the other laptop I didn't have to.
Also it will ask you to uninstall Windows Defender don't worry Windows 8 has it own.
Last edited by BIGPADDY; 01-26-2013 at 05:15 PM. Reason: Office 2010 not 2007 I think standard it got access
01-27-2013, 12:46 AM #11
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Finished the upgraded and everything worked out fine; ArcGIS was my biggest concern and that works just fine (ESRI actually had a SP1 update that made it compatible with Win8). I'm loving how smooth everything runs on my Samsung laptop (i7, 6GB RAM, 1GB NVIDIA Graphics card).
01-27-2013, 10:46 PM #12
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I just upgraded my desktop to Win 8 Pro this weekend and love it. Although there is definitely a learning curve. I Have few issues with Win 8 and some of the apps but will save those until I learn the OS better and might find my answers to those.
But I was wondering...is a single purchase only good for one machine? I thought I read somewhere that it was for up to three but I can't find that anymore to confirm it as I have two laptops that I also want to update.
01-27-2013, 10:54 PM #13
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I think you're confusing it with Office. Some Office versions give you three installs, but not Windows (except for the family pack for Win7 they had for a while).
I have Win8 on a five year old Dell laptop, a two year old Lenovo laptop, and even a three year old Asus netbook. I did clean installs on all of them, and my only problem now is that I feel like I will never be able to justify spending money on a new computer because they all work so well. Windows 8 is awesome.
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