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Trying to get support for Windows 8 on a Mac forum (including OSx86) is like trying to make friends in Wrigley Field wearing a White Sox cap. Good luck.

BTW - A workaround app has already been made to allow you to boot to classic desktop mode and bypass the UI formerly known as Metro. I'm sure that whatever Microsoft didn't choose to do that people really want, a third-party developer will quickly do. I suspect there will be other apps similar to this one which may improve on this.

http://www.howtogeek...rter-downloads/

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This app allows you to boot to classic desktop mode automatically, but it is still Windows 8. Where is the start menu?
So you can find a few utilities which can replicate the classic start menu: http://reviews.cnet....-windows-8-rtm/
And another one: http://www.stardock....roducts/start8/

Having said that Windows 8 has more bugs than I care to mention.

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I tried w8 on a ssd hd for me too many mental masturbation, and 'was created only for touch screens. I formatted after a few minutes ...
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Try out start8 if you want the Win 8 version of the classic start button and menu. Here's a screenshot:

http://i1-win.softpe....jpg?1342557661

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Just FYI, I installed Windows 8 RTM, believing I would use it on my work laptop so that I could get used to it. It worked fine for an hour or two. After that, I got some error about not being able to find the boot device. Thereafter, it would not boot up no matter what fixes I tried (Fix boot, Fix MbR, RebuildBCD, etc.) I ended up having to reinstall Win 7 from scratch and reinstall all my programs. I don't know for sure, but from my experience, Win 8 may not yet be ready for prime time.

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As i said in my post above: more bugs than I care to mention.
As it is usual for Microsoft, it will take at least until SP1 before the OS is really ready.

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For years I have been a Beta tester for M$ as well as a certified partner and a technet retail member and during that time I have learned many important lessions. One of the most important lessions that I have learned is that just because somthing is new DOES NOT mean it is better. Only better is better! I told M$ that W8 was a horrible experience and that they should not attempt to make an OS similar to iOS and Android. IMHO the true creators that were inspiring the future of OSes have been replaced by market trend watchers and accountants.

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Win 8 works great. I have it together with Lion and Mountain Lion, all in the same computer. Best of two worlds if you ask me. Win 8 is the best Win so far, works a little like os x. Everything just worked no BS with drivers and stuff it just worked.


Totally untrue. Even if Windows 8 was OK from every other point of view, most games which worked just fine in Windows 7, don't work in Windows 8. From simple open source games to complex modern games. So I don't understand how anybody could say "Everything just worked no BS with drivers and stuff it just worked."

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Totally untrue. Even if Windows 8 was OK from every other point of view, most games which worked just fine in Windows 7, don't work in Windows 8. From simple open source games to complex modern games. So I don't understand how anybody could say "Everything just worked no BS with drivers and stuff it just worked."


I can say I do not agree with the driver part as I never rely on Microsoft for my drivers... however as for games I have had 0 issues with any of my old games that people claim have issues. Mass Effect 2 had "issues" with 7 and major "issues" with 8 which I have seen none of for example. What games have you had issues with?

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I use it alongside OSX. In fact, inside OSX, since it runs 24/7 on a Parallels VM, for which i recently dedicated a spare 17" monitor i have, and i must say i agree with Rampage, and even more with starobrn1: it's the best Windows ever released, despite the fact the shrinking PC market will probably make it not so bright a success for Microsoft. About compatibility, one thing i found very good is the fact it mostly warns about, but let run, drivers and applications that lack compatibility for it - such as my good old VX3000 and the cheapo Ralink USB network adapter i have - and they mostly run fine. That's something i'd love Apple followed.

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What games have you had issues with?


A simple game: Extreme Tux Racer. An example of modern games: FIFA 12 or 13.

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A simple game: Extreme Tux Racer. An example of modern games: FIFA 12 or 13.


I play FIFA and have had 0 issues. What happens? Perhaps I can recreate the issue?

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http://answers.micro...62-94ae01970878





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