Someplace to stash my stuff
should have it in about 20 minutes
Published on October 26, 2012 By starkers In Personal Computing

No, I didn't like it at first, but I've warmed to Windows 8 over the last few months, especially after Stardock's brilliant release of Start8, and now I don't mind using it at all.  In fact, I'm that comfortable with it I'm going to make it my primary OS and run it on my No.1 machine

Yup, given that I read AMD's FX series CPU's were designed with Win 8 in mind, I reckon it'll really kick some butt on this 8 core beasty, with 16gb of RAM and 2 Corsair 3 Series SSD's in a RAID0 array.  I mean, this rig is pretty quick with Win 7 on the SSD.s, but Win 8 totally flies, and that's just on an ordinary platter drive.  Hmmm, I don't imagine for one moment I'll have to take it to the edge of space t get it breaking the sound barrier, not on 2 RAID0 SSD's and 4.2ghz.

Anyhow, it's done downloading... see ya's.


Comments (Page 1)
on Oct 26, 2012

Have fun starkers   "May your installation be as smooth as a baby's bottom."  Crank that baby up

on Oct 26, 2012

I sure hope it's s smooth as a baby's... well, without issue, at least.  I've just completed all the groundwork in preparation for the installation, so everything is right to go, and I've done a full backup of my current Win 7 setup with Acronis... just in case I wanna put it back.  Nah, not really, but if I want to I can easily install it on my 2nd machine using Acronis' new 'Dissimilar Hardware' feature, meaning I won't have to reinstall all my proggies and skins, etc.

Also, I quite like the Windows 8 purchase and download setup.  Everything is done from the one window... the setting up of your hotmail/live email account details to log in with; the actual purchase; the download; the setting up of your installation media... either a bootable USB or an ISO image to burn to DVD or both.  I did both, t' be sure, t' be sure.

Anyhow, I just realised 's 4.00am and that I should have been in bed hours ago... but that's me, getting engrossed in something and losing all track of time.  Besides, I'll focus on the installation if I have a sleep and get stuck into it when I get up.

Niiight all.

on Oct 26, 2012

Good luck and sweet dreams dude.

on Oct 27, 2012

My dual boot install went fine. Good luck, Mark.

on Oct 27, 2012

I am entirely underwhelmed by the performance gains in Windows 8.

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/10/gentlemen-start-your-benches-measuring-windows-8s-performance/

Ugly, missing features, No WB's, needs third party help right out of the box.......for little to no gain.(or a loss)

 I fail to be impressed.

But you have newer hardware than I so maybe you can get more out of it. I'll stick with 7, I don't feel the need to "keep up" with crap.

on Oct 27, 2012

Wizard1956
I am entirely underwhelmed by the performance gains in Windows 8.

 

My thoughts exactly Wiz. I see no performance gains over Windows 7 at all.

on Oct 27, 2012

I'm not viewing Windows 8 as a Windows 7 replacement. Not even as a tool or a useable OS.

 

I see it as a toy. And I got it for 15 bux....so I'll use it to familiarize myself with the OS for the upcoming repair jobs I'll be getting...hehe.

on Oct 27, 2012

Greedy!

I like greedy.

on Oct 27, 2012

Well I have Win 8 Professional x64 installed and I'm in the process of setting it up to suit my wants, likes and needs.  I still have a way to go and I've had a few distractions, so I'm not as yet able to say how exactly I feel about it.  It is faster than Win 7 and it appears to be quite stable, but I'm going to need more time before I can truly assess it. 

The one thing I can say without reservation is that the flat UI is bland and uninteresting to say the least.  Roll on Windowblinds for Win 8, that's all I can say, cos it's in desperate need of prettying up.

Oh, and thanks, Stardock, for Start8, it's really helping this OS behave the way I'd like it to.

on Oct 27, 2012

starkers
Well I have Win 8 Professional x64 installed and I'm in the process of setting it up to suit my wants, likes and needs.
Ditto!

on Oct 27, 2012
on Oct 27, 2012

RedneckDude
BTW, Starkers......

http://forums.wincustomize.com/432321[/quote]

Yeah, I saw that the other day and thought how good it was that a few Stardock apps already run in Win 8, and it'll be better yet again when WB is Win 8 ready.  No doubt, Neil is working diligently to make that happen now the final release is out, and it'll be the icing on what is otherwise a very dull cake, UI-wise.

 

on Oct 27, 2012

Hey Starkers you do know that Windows 8 is tied into Google right? Just kidding. Honestly though I'm with the other guys in this thread. No reason to use 8 when it offers very little over 7.

on Oct 27, 2012

RedneckDude
I'm not viewing Windows 8 as a Windows 7 replacement. Not even as a tool or a useable OS.

I see it as a toy. And I got it for 15 bux....so I'll use it to familiarize myself with the OS for the upcoming repair jobs I'll be getting...hehe.

I view it as an upcoming learning experience for MS.

on Oct 27, 2012

Would you believe I still have the eval version. A fat lot of good that is now huh. Its already expired.