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alanjg007
07-07-2012, 01:38 PM
I've decided to try out win8 on the family on 'their' laptop (its actually my laptop but stops them from using MY pc!)

I'm going to dual boot the laptop with vista(legal version) and win8 as a secondary install. it will automatically boot into vista if win8 not selected.

I have to stress ive no intention on installing win8 on the main pc (ever) unless they have an option between the metro style and the trusty old desktop but wanted to see how non techy people get on with the new operating system. I'm not using a touch screen laptop which may have made the use of win8 easier.

Will report back here and tell you how they got on or not.

Spinifex
07-07-2012, 02:31 PM
you can stick that where the sun dont shine sunshine!

i suppose we need a guinea pig tho for the forum :)

oh and dont just stick up for win8 just cos its new and youve got it.
try using it properly and trying your normal naughty things on it and see where u get.

alanjg007
07-07-2012, 03:04 PM
you can stick that where the sun dont shine sunshine!

i suppose we need a guinea pig tho for the forum :)

oh and dont just stick up for win8 just cos its new and youve got it.
try using it properly and trying your normal naughty things on it and see where u get.

I have to stress ive no intention on installing win8 on the main pc (ever) unless they have an option between the metro style and the trusty old desktop but wanted to see how non techy people get on with the new operating system.

dave_moore
07-07-2012, 03:57 PM
tried the beta what a waste of my life that was.

thay should just relese a win xp service pack and make it compatabule with the windows 7 specific stuff and bring a few win 7 features to xp job done (win xp 7 edition) dam im a genius he he he

as for win 8 the beta i tried i dont think there is a word crapinuff to describe it lol

Spinifex
07-07-2012, 04:28 PM
tried the beta what a waste of my life that was.

thay should just relese a win xp service pack and make it compatabule with the windows 7 specific stuff and bring a few win 7 features to xp job done (win xp 7 edition) dam im a genius he he he

as for win 8 the beta i tried i dont think there is a word crapinuff to describe it lol

http://glup.me/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/epic_fail.jpg

alanjg007
07-07-2012, 10:36 PM
Well it was. The cpu wernt compatabile

alanjg007
08-07-2012, 04:38 PM
Well installed it on my works laptop. And i think its growing on me! I know, i know saying i like win8 is like spouting swear words from my mouth. Its even compatible with all my work applications.

Still, i'd prefer a touch screen laptop!

Now to test it on the family!

hotn
19-09-2012, 10:57 PM
I've been using Win 8 for a couple of months now and after you've got over the initial shock of 'different look' it's exactly the same as Windows 7, I think it will be better on a touch device, but on a desktop it works and works well.

IMO people are only saying bad things about it because it looks different, or worse because they are helplessly following on other people who say it's bad, you gotta make your own mind up. Windows 8 is just getting a bad rep for nothing in my book.

alanjg007
20-09-2012, 07:36 PM
I've been using Win 8 for a couple of months now and after you've got over the initial shock of 'different look' it's exactly the same as Windows 7, I think it will be better on a touch device, but on a desktop it works and works well.

IMO people are only saying bad things about it because it looks different, or worse because they are helplessly following on other people who say it's bad, you gotta make your own mind up. Windows 8 is just getting a bad rep for nothing in my book.

i think win8 on touch screens/kinect/or even phones makes sense. Its just that i'm a good old keyboard and mouse user! until touch screens or kinect type devices become the way to interact with computers then i will be sticking to either win7 or linux

Kimbo59
05-11-2012, 05:04 PM
i think win8 on touch screens/kinect/or even phones makes sense. Its just that i'm a good old keyboard and mouse user! until touch screens or kinect type devices become the way to interact with computers then i will be sticking to either win7 or linuxBeen using Win 8 now for about a month, took a while to get used to it but now i love it !!!!