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Windows 8

Discussion in 'GT Legends' started by Hans Sneep, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Hans Sneep

    Hans Sneep
    Premium Member

    I am in need for a new PC,is there some experience with Windows 8 already ?
     
  2. Simon Bacon

    Simon Bacon
    Premium Member

    I'll let you know early next week Hans. I'm going to dual boot it and see what's what. I know on the installation advisor GTL shows up as incompatible. I'll let you know.
     
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  3. Roland

    Roland
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    Just FYI, if this doesn't work out, it's possible and perfectly legal to install Windows 7 on your new PC using a Windows 8 Pro license key; this so-called "Downgrade Right" is part of the W8 EULA.
    I've already done so with two new PC's at work, where we really have no use for W8.

    Bear in mind though, that this is only legal if your new PC comes with a (more expensive) Windows 8 PRO license.
     
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  4. Hans Sneep

    Hans Sneep
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    I have the original W7 disc, so I can all ways install that ??
     
  5. Roland

    Roland
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    Yes you always can, but it will only be legal if:
    - Your Windows 8 Pro license is a full OEM or Retail license (NOT the cheap upgrade license as.. why would you wanna downgrade an upgrade license, right?:laugh:)
    - Both your Windows 8 Pro license and Windows 7 disc are 64-bit ( both 32 bit would work too but on a new PC I would not recommend 32-bit W8)

    This way you can install Windows 7 Professional (or Windows Vista Business should you wish to).
    Don't worry, W7 Pro has everything W7 Home Premium has, including Media Center (despite many people falsly claiming it hasn't)

    On the other hand, you should have no trouble buying a new computer with a Windows 7 license for at least the next 6 months or so. Just ask at the computer store. If you tell them Windows 8 is a dealbreaker, they will supply W7 100% sure.;)
     
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  6. Warren Dawes

    Warren Dawes
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    My daughter just bought a new PC, it was to be supplied with Win 8, but she requested Win 7 and they agreed. She is very happy with the result. :)
     
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  7. If you run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant it says GTL (and strangely F1 2011) is not compatible.
     
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  8. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    Simon already mentioned that, and that he will be experimenting on his dual boot machine, so we'll know soon enough.
     
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  9. Tim Ling

    Tim Ling
    It's a million-to-1 chance, but it just might work Premium Member

    TBH, I've never found the "Windows Upgrade Assistant" to be much use. The main issue with GTL to Vista, 7 and I assume 8 will be the stupid Starforce anti-piracy rubbish, which isn't included in the digital version anyway.
    Simon's test will tell all anyway :thumbsup:
     
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  10. Simon Bacon

    Simon Bacon
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    Well, everything is working as normal so far. Backed up my GameData and UserData folders, fresh installed digital GTL onto Win8 and dropped my backups in without a hitch. G25 and T500RS shifter drivers worked straight off as well. Can see the lobby online, will race Tuesday night with the Win8 version to be sure nothing flakes out.

    As a side note, I actually quite like it, took me about 10 minutes to work my way around it but, providing everything goes well, will replace Win7.
     
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  11. Carlos Diaz

    Carlos Diaz
    Happily driving a "girly" car

    I'm still running vista lol

    Never has given me any troubles so why fix what isn't broken.
     
  12. Warren Dawes

    Warren Dawes
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    You are a techno geek compared to me Carlos. :geek: :p

    I'm still running XP on my Racing rig, and it is still the most stable base for me. I also have GTL installed on my Win 7 PC and it gives me more grief with GTL (and my Wheel) than XP ever has. ;)
     
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  13. Hans Sneep

    Hans Sneep
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    Simon Bacon,thanks Simon for the update I have the disc version but I use a different method of installing, I have one good install an use this one to clone new installs so I have a league install an a test install,with this method I don't have to remove Starforce traces every time!
    Glad it works Simon give one thing less to worry about !
     
  14. Tim Ling

    Tim Ling
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    Simon Bacon Thanks Simon, that's about what I was expecting from Win8 tbh. I appreciate the work you did though.

    Warren Dawes I'd much rather run Win XP than Carlos Diaz Vista :sick:. Carlos, with Win8 upgrades a lot cheaper than before, it's a good time to get yourself a decent OS!
     
  15. Simon Bacon

    Simon Bacon
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    Too be honest, I never had a problem with Vista apart from the sheer size of the thing once it had been patched and updated. 7 started to bloat a bit as well.

    As for 8, well, I quite like the Metro thing - boot up, one big button says GTL, click and away you go:D Switching between that and desktop is pretty painless, the lack of a 'Start' button hasn't really been an issue in terms of navigating. And despite all the interweb's doom-merchant advice I'm still running the same slight over clocks and Crossfire without any issues so far (Beta drivers just for the extra thrill:))

    Tuesday night will be the acid test but so far, pretty impressed.
     
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  16. Carlos Diaz

    Carlos Diaz
    Happily driving a "girly" car

    haha Warren, I used to have XP as well and never had any real reason to switch. It just so happened that the PC my brother sold me very cheaply already had vista in there and I gave it a go. Will probably run it until it starts giving me some kind of trouble. But so far it runs like a tank.
     
  17. Tim Ling

    Tim Ling
    It's a million-to-1 chance, but it just might work Premium Member

    Heavy and slow...
     
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