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    I'm genuinely shocked by all the love for Windows 8 here, I truly, truly hated using it. Perhaps I should give it another chance... (this'll be it's fourth, though admittedly only it's second since retail release)

    I don't suppose there's a list of known incompatible games anywhere is there? I don't have many games on my PC as of yet, but in a way that'd make the loss of any of them a PITA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    I'm genuinely shocked by all the love for Windows 8 here, I truly, truly hated using it. Perhaps I should give it another chance... (this'll be it's fourth, though admittedly only it's second since retail release)

    I don't suppose there's a list of known incompatible games anywhere is there? I don't have many games on my PC as of yet, but in a way that'd make the loss of any of them a PITA!
    Its worth trying again, the start menu can be replaced using start8 and then its just the same as windows 7 really but quicker to boot.

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    @Rawns the important thing is...does DayZ work on Windows 8 :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaleStorm View Post
    @Rawns the important thing is...does DayZ work on Windows 8 :P
    You nailed it!!!

    I'm sure ARMA2 will run on Windows 8, and I bet the new stand alone will also be supported! Either way, hopefully it will run a treat on my new machine (ETA, Friday!!!)

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    Yay! check out the dayz thread for the server I have been playing on its great, well populated, loads of vehicles, friendly locals and admin spawns in random woodland tents with cool stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Steam is happy, but a fair few games aren't. (And oddly, some games play better on Windows 8 than on Windows 7 - SimCity 4 for example).

    Personally, if you're happy to lose some older games (you can always dual boot), I would say go Windows 8. As much as I dislike 'Modern UI', the performance gain in using Windows 8 over 7 is considerable.
    the performance jump actually really felt or is this from a benchmark point of view?
    does anyone use any of the 3rd party UI changers for the start menu or just solider on with the metro interface.
    tempted to give it a go at home on my daily pc which doesnt do much more than email and web stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHimmer45 View Post
    the performance jump actually really felt or is this from a benchmark point of view?
    does anyone use any of the 3rd party UI changers for the start menu or just solider on with the metro interface.
    tempted to give it a go at home on my daily pc which doesnt do much more than email and web stuff
    Performance is noticeable IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHimmer45 View Post
    does anyone use any of the 3rd party UI changers for the start menu or just solider on with the metro interface.
    I use (I don't consider it "soldiering on with") ModernUI. TBH I don't see it often as I tend to Win+D to desktop and work from there. The only UI change (rather than personalization) I have made is to install ModernTileMaker to pretty up some of the unattractive tiles various installations have left.

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    Avoid Start Menu replacements. Sooner or later they all slow your system down, and in some cases start causing errors.

    Just hit Start and start typing. I barely see the bloody Metro screen anymore.

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