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FanofAngelsm4risaI've been using Windows 8 RTM for about a month.

Metro UI is nice once you understand how it works; you can type things right in the Start menu and they will instantly pop up. The new OS gained slightly more 3DMarks in 3DMark11 on my AMD A8-4500M system compared to Windows 7. The boot times are incredibly fast for a 5400 RPM hard drive, the OS also shuts down pretty quickly. Takes less RAM compared to Windows 7. You can regedit to bring back the old start menu if you are bad with computers.

Also check if your college or university has a Dreamspark Premium account at www.dreamspark.com and you can get two copies of Windows 8 64-bit for free along with other operating systems (XP, Vista, 7).

http://puu.sh/1kMya.jpg
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Windows 8 Pro 32-bit keys also work on 64-bit Pro versions, same with older Windows versions.
So I literally just got Dream Spark today and using windows 7, but I've been considering wiping and I can get Windows 8 for free, should I do it?

You don't even need to wipe Windows 7. You can upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 with no issues at all

[quote=FanofAngels][quote=m4risa]I've been using Windows 8 RTM for about a month.

Metro UI is nice once you understand how it works; you can type things right in the Start menu and they will instantly pop up. The new OS gained slightly more 3DMarks in 3DMark11 on my AMD A8-4500M system compared to Windows 7. The boot times are incredibly fast for a 5400 RPM hard drive, the OS also shuts down pretty quickly. Takes less RAM compared to Windows 7. You can regedit to bring back the old start menu if you are bad with computers.

Also check if your college or university has a Dreamspark Premium account at www.dreamspark.com and you can get two copies of Windows 8 64-bit for free along with other operating systems (XP, Vista, 7).

http://puu.sh/1kMya.jpg
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Windows 8 Pro 32-bit keys also work on 64-bit Pro versions, same with older Windows versions.[/quote]
So I literally just got Dream Spark today and using windows 7, but I've been considering wiping and I can get Windows 8 for free, should I do it?[/quote] You don't even need to wipe Windows 7. You can upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 with no issues at all
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FanofAngelsm4risaI've been using Windows 8 RTM for about a month.

Metro UI is nice once you understand how it works; you can type things right in the Start menu and they will instantly pop up. The new OS gained slightly more 3DMarks in 3DMark11 on my AMD A8-4500M system compared to Windows 7. The boot times are incredibly fast for a 5400 RPM hard drive, the OS also shuts down pretty quickly. Takes less RAM compared to Windows 7. You can regedit to bring back the old start menu if you are bad with computers.

Also check if your college or university has a Dreamspark Premium account at www.dreamspark.com and you can get two copies of Windows 8 64-bit for free along with other operating systems (XP, Vista, 7).

http://puu.sh/1kMya.jpg
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Windows 8 Pro 32-bit keys also work on 64-bit Pro versions, same with older Windows versions.
So I literally just got Dream Spark today and using windows 7, but I've been considering wiping and I can get Windows 8 for free, should I do it?

It's really not that bad at all, you should do it. Wanna dl me a copy of 7 x64, so I can stop getting "counterfeit" warnings

[quote=FanofAngels][quote=m4risa]I've been using Windows 8 RTM for about a month.

Metro UI is nice once you understand how it works; you can type things right in the Start menu and they will instantly pop up. The new OS gained slightly more 3DMarks in 3DMark11 on my AMD A8-4500M system compared to Windows 7. The boot times are incredibly fast for a 5400 RPM hard drive, the OS also shuts down pretty quickly. Takes less RAM compared to Windows 7. You can regedit to bring back the old start menu if you are bad with computers.

Also check if your college or university has a Dreamspark Premium account at www.dreamspark.com and you can get two copies of Windows 8 64-bit for free along with other operating systems (XP, Vista, 7).

http://puu.sh/1kMya.jpg
$0.00

Windows 8 Pro 32-bit keys also work on 64-bit Pro versions, same with older Windows versions.[/quote]
So I literally just got Dream Spark today and using windows 7, but I've been considering wiping and I can get Windows 8 for free, should I do it?[/quote]


It's really not that bad at all, you should do it. Wanna dl me a copy of 7 x64, so I can stop getting "counterfeit" warnings
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FogYou don't even need to wipe Windows 7. You can upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 with no issues at all

Well there is a just a bunch of junk of my computer that I want to be rid of. A ton of things I don't use.

Also fzero I don't really want to get my account banned. (I heard it can happen if you just give out codes to other people)

[quote=Fog]You don't even need to wipe Windows 7. You can upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 with no issues at all[/quote]
Well there is a just a bunch of junk of my computer that I want to be rid of. A ton of things I don't use.

Also fzero I don't really want to get my account banned. (I heard it can happen if you just give out codes to other people)
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mghughlaurieit could be free and i still wouldn't use it

I can get a free copy from my university (dreamspark, as mentioned above) and still refuse to try it, so...

[quote=mghughlaurie]it could be free and i still wouldn't use it[/quote]

I can get a free copy from my university (dreamspark, as mentioned above) and still refuse to try it, so...
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I don't trust new OS's for a least a year. Despite the best programming there are always flaws. Wait till patching happens and then upgrade. This is still a hella good deal to sit on even if you aren't going to run it asap. Do you know if you the deal requires you to upgrade now, or can you sit on the key until patch development is fully in gear?

I don't trust new OS's for a least a year. Despite the best programming there are always flaws. Wait till patching happens and then upgrade. This is still a hella good deal to sit on even if you aren't going to run it asap. Do you know if you the deal requires you to upgrade now, or can you sit on the key until patch development is fully in gear?
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The bluescreens in Windows 8 are much nicer than those in Windows 7 and hardly look threatening at all. As for why I bluescreened, I was testing overclocks on a new motherboard.

The bluescreens in Windows 8 are much nicer than those in Windows 7 and hardly look threatening at all. As for why I bluescreened, I was testing overclocks on a new motherboard.
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kyleUltrazI went to best buy and tested the new OS....

Took me 2 hours to figure out how to find the desktop

Took me 3 hours to figure out how to download shit

For 5 hours I was raging at a computer

i'm sorry it took you 2 hours to press the windows key, or even the decently sized tile that says "Desktop"

~sarcasm

[quote=kyle][quote=Ultraz]I went to best buy and tested the new OS....

Took me 2 hours to figure out how to find the desktop

Took me 3 hours to figure out how to download shit

For 5 hours I was raging at a computer[/quote]

i'm sorry it took you 2 hours to press the windows key, or even the decently sized tile that says "Desktop"[/quote]

~sarcasm
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Windows 8 > windows 7, its unique but good metro gets good once you learn to use it, and just pirate it like everyone else in teh world

Windows 8 > windows 7, its unique but good metro gets good once you learn to use it, and just pirate it like everyone else in teh world
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Am I the only one who cant find Windows 8 on Dreamspark?

EDIT NEVERMIND YOUR SCHOOL NEEDS DREAMSPARK PREMIUM

Am I the only one who cant find Windows 8 on Dreamspark?

EDIT NEVERMIND YOUR SCHOOL NEEDS DREAMSPARK PREMIUM
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wafflebAm I the only one who cant find Windows 8 on Dreamspark?

EDIT NEVERMIND YOUR SCHOOL NEEDS DREAMSPARK PREMIUM

I can get you a key through my msdnaa account. add me

[quote=waffleb]Am I the only one who cant find Windows 8 on Dreamspark?

EDIT NEVERMIND YOUR SCHOOL NEEDS DREAMSPARK PREMIUM[/quote]
I can get you a key through my msdnaa account. add me
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#41
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Not going to windows 8 till service pack 1 comes out and more compatible drivers are released.

Not going to windows 8 till service pack 1 comes out and more compatible drivers are released.
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breloomwafflebAm I the only one who cant find Windows 8 on Dreamspark?

EDIT NEVERMIND YOUR SCHOOL NEEDS DREAMSPARK PREMIUM
I can get you a key through my msdnaa account. add me

Could I get one too if you have an extra?

[quote=breloom][quote=waffleb]Am I the only one who cant find Windows 8 on Dreamspark?

EDIT NEVERMIND YOUR SCHOOL NEEDS DREAMSPARK PREMIUM[/quote]
I can get you a key through my msdnaa account. add me[/quote]
Could I get one too if you have an extra?
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