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I loved the pre-release of windows 8, but I found it quite hard and annoying to use on a regular desktop (no touch screen). Are there any significant differences between Win8 Pro and the pre-release? If so, what are they?

asked Oct 26 '12 at 03:16

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edited Nov 06 '12 at 18:58

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It is. This is all up to you though. If you're comfortable with 7, stay with it. If you want the latest and greatest, come on up to 8. 8 is a really good OS, you could get used to it really quickly. However, Windows 7 is the best OS since XP, so most will stay with 7 because they're scared of the "Win, fail, win, fail combination" Microsoft's been heading in.

answered Nov 06 '12 at 12:27

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Their might be a difference, but you probably won't notice it.

What you can do is buy a trackpad with multitouch support for your pc. Their not that cheap at the moment (logitech asks about $70), but it may improve your experience.

answered Oct 26 '12 at 03:29

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I switched from Windows 7 to Windows 8 and to be honesty with you, it's a solid and very fast OS, but I just don't like the new start menu too much (it's a cool idea and all, and i'm sure I could get used to it.) but I don't want to have to install Start8 which pretty much brings back the start menu to Windows 8. But it's your choice, just be sure that all your drivers are compatible! I switched back to Windows 7 due to incompatibility with my video card. Hope this helps! :)

answered Nov 06 '12 at 12:21

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I would say Windows 8 is a no go. I'm primarily an apple user, but have used the pre-release like you and didn't like much of it. The thing that ticks me is that they are closing down windows and making it less open.

answered Nov 06 '12 at 20:00

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Just as the poster said,I am not so familiar with windows 8,but I do think that is much more convenient,so it's worth buying.you may have a try..

answered Nov 09 '12 at 00:19

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I think you may have a try! I like the user interface of the Windows 8.

answered Nov 12 '12 at 01:38

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I upgraded to windows 8 and I can tell you, I find it an awesome new OS. Especcialy if you have a touchscreen. I just use it on a regular desktop, but I plan on buying a new touchscreen to get the full "modern UI" experience!

answered Nov 26 '12 at 13:24

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