View Poll Results: Who wants to move to Windows 8

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  • Will switch immediatly upon final release

    8 21.05%
  • Will wait and see when more accurate pricing info becomes available

    1 2.63%
  • Will wait and see what real world program compatibilities are really like

    6 15.79%
  • Will wait and see what real world usage and professional tech reviewers have to say about it

    3 7.89%
  • The W8 based tablet will be the defining factor for me; How usefull and functional

    1 2.63%
  • Will stay with Windows 7, but will switch only if I buy a new computer with W8 preinstalled

    4 10.53%
  • Will stay with Windows 7 for the foreseeable future (i'm happy with it)

    9 23.68%
  • Will never upgrade to W8 and will stay with W7 for as long as possible

    4 10.53%
  • Will never upgrade to W8 and will stay with XP for as long as possible

    2 5.26%
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    Who will be Interested in moving up to Windows 8

    I'm looking to get an idea of the possible interest with regard to upgrading to Windows 8 when it comes out later in the year.

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    I chose "Will stay with Windows 7 for the foreseeable future (i'm happy with it)" for the simple reason that W8 refuses to install on my system due to lack of RAM.

    I'm currently running W7 HP x64 and Office 2010 x64 and it runs sweetly with only 1.5GB of RAM as did the developer release of W8.

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    I voted for "Will wait and see what real world program compatibilities are really like", but I will have (in fact already do have) an installation running so I can support clients needs. However, I won't be swapping my production systems until I have fully evaluated the product.
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    If MS would sort out USB3 properly in Windows 7 I would probably stay with it for the forseeable future.
    As it is I'm waiting to see how the full retail release of W8 performs, and what problems users may have when it's in wider use.

    From what I've read and seen so far, audio is much better in W8 and USB3 is OK, but I need a lot more reassurance to commit to change.

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    Both my PC and my wife's PC are running Win 8 Ent. Eval. RTM right now. I have spent 100% of my time on Win 8 since Feb. I just installed Win 8 over Win 7 for my wife. So far no problems at all. As I have stated, I do customize my OS's so they work and look the way I want them to work. Just looking at our desktop, if the version were not listed on the desktop, you would not be able to distinguish between my Win 7 or Win 8 OS. Each OS seems to have gotten easier to install. XP took a day or two to get everything right, Win 7 took at least a day, Win 8, from booting to the DVD the first time to final Image was 4 to 5 hours and this included 3 Images (initial after installation before any apps, second after Office, and third after all apps) It also included MANY updates to her Office 2010 as the DVD was a couple of years old. You can't hardly beat that with a stick (sorry, American colloquialism).

    We both like Win 8. My wife just started using it and I asked her opinion before she left for work. "It's very nice, and looks just like Win 7. I liked the way my pictures (folders) seemed to open faster. I really liked the Mahjong Game (this is one of the new Modern app store games)"

    We do not have some of the power user needs that some of my colleagues have, but it works very well for us. Both PC's will be updated (Using a Custom/clean install) as soon after Oct. 26th as I can get the download.
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    What about "I've already upgraded"?

    Joe

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    I voted, Will stay with Windows 7 for the foreseeable future (i'm happy with it) and someone told me 'you can't teach an old dog new tricks'.
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
    I voted, Will stay with Windows 7 for the foreseeable future (i'm happy with it) and someone told me 'you can't teach an old dog new tricks'.
    Only if the old dog is unwilling to learn a new trick.

    Joe

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    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Didn't vote because there was no item for install a secondary PC (laptop) and stay with Windows 7 on the main PC (desktop).

    Jerry

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    I will Stay With Win7. Nothing that i have read in this forum or any place else on the web has given me any compelling reason to upgrade.
    I have better things to spend $40.00 on.
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    I've been playing with the release preview for awhile, and I like it. However I don't really feel any compelling reason to upgrade just because a new OS is released. I'll update when I get the urge.

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    I voted to "will switch immediatedly..." because I will be dual booting as I have been since Windows 8 CP. Presently running Enterprise trial version and having lots of fun especially doping out HyperV feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    What about "I've already upgraded"?

    Joe
    Hasn't everyone been advising against that for the last six months?

    Bruce

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    That was before the RTM was released. I suspect Joe has installed the RTM from MSDN or TechNet.
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