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  1. ScottyEightSix

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    Anyone made the upgrade from 7?

    My mates got it on his new laptop an keeps going on about how great it is but he knows fuck all about computers etc...

    Applefags - I have no interest in buying an imac or using any other operating system
     
  2. JamesZero

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    It's alright, no start button tho, they have replaced it with this metro bullshit.

    You can redownload the start button made by 3rd party companies, once you do that it's not really much different from 7. It's quick and hasn't crashed so far.
     
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    Not that I have it or have used it, but I wouldn't upgrade a laptop to it from 7 (although I would go to 7 from anything else) as you will be missing out on a lot of the touchscreen capabilities which make it awesome.

    I think I may take the plunge and buy the surface pro when it comes out. Fucking expensive but it's a tablet that is faster than any computer I have ever owned and is just a general boss man piece of equipment
     
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    Windows 8 is all touch screen isnt it?
     
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    Ive got it on my desktop, literally only used it for about half hour though. My PC is more of an entertainment hub for when ive got mates over more than anything so all the games and apps and things are a great feature for me. Got my laptop for serious shit which I wont be upgrading to 8.
     
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    You can get the start button/old windows style back at the touch of button.
     
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    Nah, its for both
     
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    i think i might grab me a copy, need to do a clean install anyways and i think its only £30 atm?
     
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    i wanna buy a new laptop with windows 7.

    shud be cheap as.
     
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    I got a brand new HP Sleekbook with Windows 8 the other day, it's not too bad.

    Glad to have the desktop tile though.
     
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    they do look nice.

    how heavy is it?
     
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    That's if you already have Windows 7/Vista..
     
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    What weight did you have in mind?
     
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    my laptop is heavy as fuck.
     
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    £25 to upgrade on the microsoft site
     
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    Windows 8 sucks when you want to delete files tho :mad: