windows 8 upgrade offer

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  1. SC 05 OUT

    SC 05 OUT Funster

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    I bought a new pc a while ago, it has win 7 installed but it allso had an offer to upgrade to win 8 for £15.......which is a tenner less than for other peoples, but as I see does not get you the media kit ?, but Imsure Ive seen somewhere thats a free add on anyway?

    Has anybody done the upgrade or has a win 8 machine, is it a must? or should I just do it anyway to future proof the o/s?
     
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    PM Jim he appears to be a world authority on this subject:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    The big selling point I've seen for Windows 8 is that it is designed for touch screens. Does your PC have a touch screen?

    The other points to consider are whether the manufacturers of your peripheral devices have produced Windows 8 drivers for them and whether the software you use will run on Windows 8.
     
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    if your operating system is working leave well alone windows 8 maybe ok but i normally find to leave new stuff alone till they have ironed out all the problems with it and yes if you need new drivers for it that can be a massive headache
     
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    no touch screen yet, Im still using an old 15 inch screen from way back, its currently being used only for palying on the net, I use another pc with a big screen for proper work. I do intend to buy a new monitor and make the new Pc the work one but Ive been wating for this win 8 upgrade to arrive befor changing the roles of the Pc's. Getting a touch screen wont be that much more £money But Im having second thoughts, sofware as you say is anther thing I still use office 2003 never found the need to upgrde, but microsoft seem to idicate tht wont work with win 8, everything else should work :)pray:)

    win 8 has been getting mixed reviews, best thing since sliced bread or as much use has rice paper awning, so basicly seeking info from people I can trust
     
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