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Windows 8 - Should I notice the difference


woldsweather

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Have upgraded from 7 to 8 this afternoon, and can't tell any difference other than my internet connection keeps falling over every 5 mins which may or may not be connected. I had classic shell installed before I upgraded, so when the upgrade was done my desktop looked exactly as before which is how I like it. According to Microsoft :

Internet Explorer 10 starts and loads sites almost instantly

...but my experience is that it takes at least 5-10 seconds to load most pages, and certainly no quicker than before.

I know most people will recommend firefox or chrome, but they won't keep my favourites open at the side like IE so are a no no.

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Can anyone advise what I do when I need to reinstall 8 as I now haven't a copy of the OS?

We see a lot of posts in which people mention reinstalling their operating system, and I always wonder why. I run six or seven machines, and cannot remember when I last needed to do a reinstallation of Windows. With reasonable care and regular maintenance it should not be necessary at all, and it certainly shouldn't be necessary to do it three times in a year.

That said, if you do need to get back to a clean slate situation in Windows 8 you can do using the refresh process, as mentioned by Jock1e.

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