retrun to 7

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  1. bassfisher6522

    bassfisher6522 Essential Member

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    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.
     
  2. Joe S

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    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
     
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    It shouldn't be too long before we have you using win 8 again.. :)
     
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    Just waiting....waiting....still waiting....more waiting...waiting...a little bit more waiting...:eek:
     
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    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.. ;)
     
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    Adamsappleone U.S.Navy D.A.V.

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    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. bassfisher6522

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    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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    Adamsappleone U.S.Navy D.A.V.

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    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
     
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    Will have a look at it...thanks.
     

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