retrun to 7

#1
Well no matter how much I try to trick, tweak, update drivers, use alternative drivers my current system hardware just doesn't like windows 8. So I'm sadly reporting that I've returned to windows 7 until I replace all my hardware, which is not likely to happen any time soon.


The really sad part about this is, I truly enjoyed using windows 8 Pro. Once you get around the quirkiness of the metro screen, it's quite nice. I'll still be stopping in this forum now and again...if nothing else just to add my 2 cents worth.
 


Joe S

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#2
I keep coming here because there is a lot to learn and a lot of the questions aren't specific to Windows 8. I decided not to upgrade because I saw very little to gain. I've got at least 4 quality programs from give Away of the Day that I can't reload and there is other paid software that would need replacing for Windows 8.
Joe
 


kemical

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#3
It shouldn't be too long before we have you using win 8 again.. :)
 


#4
Just waiting....waiting....still waiting....more waiting...waiting...a little bit more waiting...:eek:
 


kemical

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#5
Cheeky bugger... You know when it's winging it's way to you you just need to have some patience. Oh and get my copy of Crysis 3 ready.. ;)
 


#6
Hey Jimbo,

Can we get a look at your system spec's, I'd bet they are more recent than mine and mine works great with Windows 8, not trying to pour salt, just saying.

Don
 


#7
Hey Don...I'm back to using 8...again. I think what was causing my 8 problem was the way I had my dual booting set up. I tried it on one drive that was partitioned and on two separate drives...and for some reason, after about a week, little things would start to happen and then they would just get worse.

So now I have 8 installed on one drive and only one drive and everything thing seems to be working perfectly. Going on 2 weeks now...keeping my fingers crossed.
 


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#8
I have 3 drives, Vista, 7 and 8, each on their own drive, the trick is, install the oldest OS first then the newest/latest, in our case Windows 8, do not use Windows 8 boot screen (choose OS to boot to), instead, install http://windows8forums.com/windows-8-tutorials-training/11537-dual-multi-booters-ireboot.html, read the last paragraph on how I use it, you shouldn't have any issues.
There is another way around the oldest OS first method, which is what I did and haven't had any issues, so, if you need help with that, let me know.

Don
 


#9
Will have a look at it...thanks.
 


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