Will you upgrade to Windows 8 as soon as it is released?

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    Ian Administrator

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    Windows 7 will still have plenty of life in it when Windows 8 is released... but I imagine that many people reading this forum will be upgrading ASAP!

    Are there any readers out there that think they may stick with Windows 7 for a little longer, perhaps until the next upgrade or PC purchase?
     
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    I can't say for sure at the moment.

    I will probably beta test but I'm not sure if I will purchase or not.
     
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    Yes, I don't see why not. It's going to be fun to test out, so once the beta expires, I'll buy the full OEM version.

    I hope the pricing is similar to that of Windows 7.
     
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    I can't see the pricing changing too much, thankfully. Windows 7 pricing was quite reasonable, especially for OEM versions. :)
     
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    If it turns out to be good, then yes for sure. If it seems iffy, I'll probably wait a bit because Windows 7 will always be great.
     
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    i will see at that moment
    if i like it i will upgrade otherwise stick to window 7
     
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    If your budget is not an obstacle, then changing to 8 will certainly not be such an ordeal as the switch from XP to Vista/Windows 7. That was a huge relearning experience. I have had the opportunity of having a run with the latest builds of Windows 8, and , speaking of the navigation, there is very little change from 7.
     
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    if drivers aren't a problem, i may upgrade to windows8 but for now i'll stick with windows 7.
     
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    I see the price range increasing a bit if they release it with a backwards compatible binary bit architecture of 128 bit functionality. That will definitely be a feature in Windows 9, and they have stated to have worked on it for possible Windows 8 versions as well.

    I'm not going to upgrade though. Why pay for all of the extra marketing value when Windows 7 works perfectly fine? I'll let the price dumb down a bit before buying it, otherwise i'll have saved up for Windows 9 by then to make sure that it's worth an upgrade because i'll probably be behind on the features at that point.
     
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    Since there isn't any 128-bit hardware available yet I'll probably stick with Windows 7 for now as my main system.

    However, since I have a plethora of hard drives, I'll probably install Windows 8 on my small 80GB Hitachi Deskstar drive for grins.
     
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    Actually the new AMD bulldozer is said to be 128 bit compatible, I think they were developing for the future
     
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    No, I will stay with my windows 7 and maybe one day update it to 8
     
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    Windows 7 is great as far as considered for work. but its worth a try for windows 8 on personal laptop, rather than office systems.
     
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    Windows 7 is the best OS i used so far. But if I have the chance to try Windows 8 why not. I mean I already tried the pre release version of Windows 8 and I think it is great. A totally different user interface compared to the Windows 7 system. But I would love to try the final release version.
     
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    I'm still debating whether or not to upgrade. I may just get another HD, install Windows 8 on it, and see how things go. I keep my games and files on a second HD so that won't be an issue, and I'll transfer my appdata folder over as well.
     
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    I will upgrade to Windows 8 about a few months after it's released. Same as I did with Windows 7. Gotta see if everything runs smoothly with online opinions and stuff. I have learned from my mistakes with my previous rush to Windows Vista.
     
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    From my testing with the Dev and Consumer Previews of Windows 8, I'm pretty confident everything will work fine for me. Still, there might be some bugs I didn't anticipate.
     
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    Which is why I'll wait. But yeah, I am about 75% confident windows 8 won't be as much of a f*k up as Vista was. I don't think Microsoft is lame enough, nor willing enough to lose money again, because of a faulty OS. Vista still sells though to this day. Not sure why. Any OS that crashes out of the blue is dangerous to work on.
     
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    So that's the issues you had with Vista? Sounds like a bad graphics driver or something to me.

    Reliability-wise, Windows 8 is great. No complaints there.
     
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    I am sticking with windows 7 for now. If it's not broken, why fix it?
     
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