Upgrading my PC

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Asprilla
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Re: Upgrading my PC

Postby Asprilla » Mon Jan 07, 2013 22:54 pm

SteppenHerring wrote:
Asprilla wrote:... The UI is great if you have a touch screen or multi-touch trackpad...

And if you have a nice dual monitor setup that isn't touchscreen then it's crap.


Get a trackpad or a touch mouse then. I've got a wedge mouse; I was expecting to hate it but its really good.

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Re: Upgrading my PC

Postby Mikey41 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 23:38 pm

The more I use Windows 8, the more I actually like it. However... it is a massive change in operation over Windows 7, and driver compatibility is not 100% there yet.

Unless the OP is running a Netbook with an Atom CPU, the system will be 64bit, but since an awfull lot of software is still only 32bit, you might not see much benefit.

Also, you would need to increase RAM. 32bit requires 2Gb minimum, 64bit requires 4Gb.
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Re: Upgrading my PC

Postby Daz555 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 09:36 am

SteppenHerring wrote:
Asprilla wrote:... The UI is great if you have a touch screen or multi-touch trackpad...

And if you have a nice dual monitor setup that isn't touchscreen then it's crap.

Considering it only costs £25 to upgrade and can be turned into a virtual Windows 7 clone with a few tweaks it doesn't make much sense to buy Windows 7.
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Re: Upgrading my PC

Postby Daddy0 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 13:50 pm

Windows 8 is fast, and SSDs are fast too. If you want your PC to be as fast as possible then get both.

I got these for the last bunch of PCs I built for work 18 months ago:
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/120gb-corsair-force-series-3-25-ssd-sata-iii-6gb-s-sandforce-2200-nand-read-550mb-s-write-510mb-s-85
They did have issues and needed updated firmware, but one would assume that this issue has now been resolved. The drives are quick and make using Windows feel much snappier.

Win 7 Vs 8 - I use both on my work PCs (both have SSD drives). If you prefer the Win 7 start menu then you can get Start8 for $5:
http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/download.asp

I'm thinking about putting Windows 8 on my media centre PC at home, would be good with something like this to control it:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Logitech-T650-Wireless-Rechargeable-Touchpad/dp/B00969DLL6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1357652833&sr=8-2

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Re: Upgrading my PC

Postby notsoblue » Tue Jan 08, 2013 14:11 pm

I have Win8 on an SSD and its awesome. SSD's are the best investment you can make in your PC's performance. Cheap now too.


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