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Sweney

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Hi guys in running win 7 home premium right now but I'm thinking of upgrading to win 8 what do u guys think of win 8 & does bf4 run better on it?
 

samoz83

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Do it but install classic shell with it, so no metro but still get the performance increases
 

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Thanks Sam.the wifey was asking what I want for my.birthday so I'll tell her that.
 

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Latest version of Win (8.1) is pretty stable. I've not had a BSOD at all. If possible I would do a clean install so you don't have any old bits (hehe tech joke) laying around. I use start8 to get rid of the metro interface. 8.1 does allow you to boot straight to desktop. I upgraded 7 to 8 without any issue or data loss but did a clean install later just to get rid of any Win 7 cruft and also clear away loads of stuff I didn't use or need anymore. I like 8 but have never used metro except by accident!

If you don't have any issues with 7 it may be worth waiting for Win 9 (due April 2015) which sounds like it may have a native desktop only mode.
 

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Yeah I was thinking that but I like to get Windows operating systems after most of the bugs are worked out of them
 
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I would go for it then. Most of Win 8 problems are because of the metro/desktop differences which make it like a Frankenstein operating system. I've never used it with a touch screen so can't comment on that but I do like my wife's Nokia Win8 phone which is pretty similar. I have a Nokia 520 which I uses an iPod Touch substitute and really like that.
 

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To be fair metro isn't really that bad once you get it organised just a full screen start menu (though still prefer Start8 over it)
 

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Metro fails to be an easy to handle UI, apple is much better than that. But they just started and 8.1 improved a lot of the 8 failures, i guess the ui will further improve in the next years.

There is a way to include the start button in win8. Just google it, it'll pop up somewhere. I can't say anything about gaming performance as I only have it on my laptop, but it seems to be a bit more resource efficient than win7.
 

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yes i am using classic shell right now i like it a lot
so do i its making windows 8 a proper windows again...

there are those guys who sy adapt to the new system and say that metro haters are stuck in the past ;)

But why should i touch a running system i like the classic windows ui ;) i learned to find my stuff there so why sould i adapt to a system thats not optimized for mouse usage?

So have fun with win 8 :D in my opinion its pretty stable and seems to do his job pretty well ^^
 

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hi guys i tried to update to windows 8.1 and i got the error couldn't update to 8.1 0xc1900101-0x2000C does anyone know what this means?

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i noticed this error in windowupdate.log WARNING: CheckIfDirExists returned error 0x80070002.
 

tousledmonkey31

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I had the same problem. My solution (dunno if it works for you too)
-reboot (haha)
-search for windows updates in the pc settings
-build a house, plant a tree and get kids in the meantime cause it takes a zillion hours
-install updates
-repeat until no more updates are found
-go to store, download windows 8.1
-leave a note to your great-grandchildren to install and reboot cause it takes another millennium

;D