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Offline phyllisgal

Anyone trying out windows 8?
« on: November 01, 2012, 05:22:42 PM »
Anyone interested to try out windows 8 and have a legitimate cdkey of windows 7 can get windows 8 @ a special price of 17.99

Eligibility Details
 
The offer is for customers (e.g. home users, students, and enthusiasts) who purchase a qualified PC. A qualified PC is a new PC purchased during the promotional period with a valid Windows 7 OEM Certificate of Authenticity and product key for, and preinstalled with:
Windows 7 Home Basic;
 Windows 7 Home Premium;
 Windows 7 Professional; or
 Windows 7 Ultimate.
 
The promotional price is limited to one upgrade offer per qualified PC purchased, and a maximum limit of five upgrade offers per customer.

Windows 8 System Requirements
 
If you want to run Windows 8 on your PC, here's what it takes:
 Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 (more info)
 RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
 Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
 Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
 
Additional requirements to use certain features:
 To use touch, you need a tablet or a monitor that supports multitouch (more info)
 To access the Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768
 To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768
 Internet access (ISP fees might apply)
 Secure boot requires firmware that supports UEFI v2.3.1 Errata B and has the Microsoft Windows Certification Authority in the UEFI signature database
Some games and programs might require a graphics card compatible with DirectX 10 or higher for optimal performance
Microsoft account required for some features
 Watching DVDs requires separate playback software (more info)
 Windows Media Center license sold separately (more info)
 BitLocker To Go requires a USB flash drive (Windows 8 Pro only)
 BitLocker requires either Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 or a USB flash drive (Windows 8 Pro only)
 Client Hyper-V requires a 64-bit system with second level address translation (SLAT) capabilities and additional 2 GB of RAM (Windows 8 Pro only)
 A TV tuner is required to play and record live TV in Windows Media Center (Windows 8 Pro Pack and Windows 8 Media Center Pack only)
 Free Internet TV content varies by geography, some content might require additional fees (Windows 8 Pro Pack and Windows 8 Media Center Pack only)
 
What is PAE, NX, and SSE2 and why does my PC need to support them to run Windows 8?

Physical Address Extension (PAE), NX processor bit (NX), and Streaming SIMD Extensions 2 (SSE2) refer to features of the processor. PAE enables 32-bit processors to access more than 4 GB of physical memory on capable versions of Windows and is a prerequisite for NX. NX allows the processor to help guard the PC from attacks by malicious software. SSE2 (a standard on processors for a long time) is an instruction set that is increasingly used by third-party apps and drivers. For Windows 8, for your malware defense features to work reliably we require that your processor support NX. To enhance the reliability of third-party apps and drivers running in Windows 8, SSE2 is also required. If your PC doesn't support PAE, NX, and SSE2 you won’t be able to install Windows 8. Upgrade Assistant will provide you with an error message if your processor doesn't support PAE and SSE2. You'll also see a notice if the processor might not support NX or if NX is turned off in the PC BIOS. Windows 8 Setup will attempt to turn on NX during installation and, if it isn't able to, will return your PC to the current operating system. If you do purchase Windows 8 and can't install it, contact support for assistance.

« Last Edit: November 27, 2012, 05:12:31 PM by Einzo »



Offline Einzo

Re: Anyone trying out windows 8?
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012, 09:03:28 PM »
I will wait first.. coz apparently Valve’s Gabe Newell says that Windows 8 is a ‘catastrophe’ and that developing their games and platform for Linux is one way to ‘hedge against that eventuality.’ If valve games won't have windows 8 support then I won't be upgrading to windows 8.

Offline Xenoska

Re: Anyone trying out windows 8?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2012, 03:18:13 AM »
I will wait first.. coz apparently Valve’s Gabe Newell says that Windows 8 is a ‘catastrophe’ and that developing their games and platform for Linux is one way to ‘hedge against that eventuality.’ If valve games won't have windows 8 support then I won't be upgrading to windows 8.

I heard that same, although a friend of mine said it isn't ideal, but also isn't bad.

What can i say though, i'm too lazy and still using crap Vista lol!  8)