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    Windows 8 upgrade?

    Just bought a new laptop with windows 7 pre loaded. It came with a free windows 8 upgrade but i don't know if i should install it or not.

    Does anyone have it and what do you think of it?

    yey or nae

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    So far there has been a lot of bad noise coming from people about Windows 8, 7 has been spot on for a while so I wont be switching any time soon.

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    As above I've had the release candidate for ages and still consider it a step too far.

    Windows 7 is a well coded OS, in my opinion the best put together package Microsoft has ever released...

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    I've heard good things.

    An upgrade to Windows 8 is only 25 at the moment. Considering I'm still on XP, but my new Windows 7 PC is sitting next to me not being used, I might go for the upgrade...by the time I get to use it, they would have probably brought out SP1.

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    Don't do it - it's like they designed the whole OS for a tablet then put in a desktop mode with a few hot corners so you can eventually find stuff. Windows 7 is the new XP; it'll be the most widely used Windows OS for a while I think.

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    I'll wait a year until everyone else has their software up to date and then pull the trigger on it.

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    Had Windows 8 on my laptop and wasn't a fan so went back to 7. However just got a new touchscreen all in one pc with 8 and it works better as it seems like its designed with touchscreen in mind.

    However, agree with the comments on 7, great platform so would probably stick with that.

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    Windows 8 Boots slower for me because some of the intial boot code is coded for mobile CPU's.

    Rather than release a square, triangle and rectangle shape OS Versions. they have just released a "ONE SIZE FITS ALL" version.

    BAD CHOICE

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    Downloaded the eval version, and booted it up on a Virtual PC...it just BSODs and restarts constantly. Don't think I'll bother.

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    Simply don't do it!

    I've recently bought a win 8 laptop for my GFs mother, and what a pile of shite...
    Seriously win 7, or buy a mac if you wanna learn a new OS (which is what you'll be doing with win 8)

    I've even lodged a complaint with Microsoft about it not being fit for purpose with distribution on a standard non touch screen laptop. And some lady high up caught it and asked if I'd like a 'downgrade'

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