kenthurgood
3 Silver

Windows 8 on Aurora R4 ... anyone ???

Hi,

Just downloaded my Windows 8 Pro upgrade and was wondering if anyone has installed this on an Aurora R4 yet.

Being a Windows user since version 2.0, this new interface just doesn't seem worthy to be installed on my Aurora.

I know I'm kind of a Windows dinosaur. Just looking for any comments on the new OS on peoples Alienwares.

Appreciate all comments.

 

 

 

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Leodagan
2 Iron

Re: Windows 8 on Aurora R4 ... anyone ???

How's the performances compare to W7?


Aurora R4

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3930K OC @ 4.1GHz (Suppose to)

Dual Asus GTX 670 2gb SLI

20GB RAM

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Re: Windows 8 on Aurora R4 ... anyone ???

I believe that the best way to say that would be just to install it on a separate hard drive and testing it yourself. It's a matter of perspective. Smiley Tongue

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Leodagan
2 Iron

Re: Windows 8 on Aurora R4 ... anyone ???

performance can be measured, so it's not just a matter of perspective.


Aurora R4

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3930K OC @ 4.1GHz (Suppose to)

Dual Asus GTX 670 2gb SLI

20GB RAM

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Re: Windows 8 on Aurora R4 ... anyone ???

Yes you can but for some users good performance is not about benchmarks but about the feel of the PC with the O.S. I would say that the only was that you will know if you will feel satisfied or not would be trying to install it on your PC. If you want to get numbers then you can run benchmarks on both of them and compare the results:

www.zdnet.com/windows-8-vs-windows-7-benchmarked-7000002671

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daddyz
2 Iron

Re: Windows 8 on Aurora R4 ... anyone ???

Hi there,

I have upgraded my windows 7 to windows 8 pro. no issue at all. So far im very pleased with the fast response, boot time is ~5 SEC. Shutdown in seconds..

and like the goodies to using windows 8 metro.

i can run my games as normal launched from metro or desktop. Using Steam and Origin with no issue at all.

Installation taken ~ 30 minutes (upgrade)

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kenthurgood
3 Silver

Re: Windows 8 on Aurora R4 ... anyone ???

Thanks for the info. Did you allow Windows 8 to overwrite your existing operating system?

I am going to add a second ssd and hope to place it there.

While installing, did it ask where you want the insatllation to go?

 

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daddyz
2 Iron

Re: Windows 8 on Aurora R4 ... anyone ???

Prior of the installation i did cloning on my HDD to other HDD. I choose upgrade so I dont have to re-install all my application,games,etc. So, Yes I allow the Win 8 to replace as i choose upgrade method and not fresh install.

Not sure if fresh install, maybe the Win 8 will ask u which HDD or partition to install.

BTW, my aurora did not have raid install as i had configured as ACHI. I saw in dell notice somewhere saying need to update the raid controller drivers before installing win 8. Please check.

beau511
2 Iron

Re: Windows 8 on Aurora R4 ... anyone ???

Hi,

I bought windows 8 as a download and during installation it checked the system (aurora-R4) and everything was go, but

unfortunately after downloading at 100% it rebooted and stayed there on a black screen with a circle going around for 2

hours with no luck but luckily after shutting down I could go back to win 7.

I tried it 7 times removing some programs without luck, this was on a transfer all installation, at first you have 3 choices

all, personal files , clean.

Finally I tried it with files only and it worked.

Everything is fine ,I finally re-installed all my programs but I find it personally very hard to learn compared to all other

windows I installed in my 20 years of windows , I cannot find anything like all programs, I am still looking, or windows

explorer, I think it will take me many weeks to really enjoy it but I like the fast boot up though, I will rarely put it in sleep

mode now. good luck on installation

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lynne4270
3 Zinc

Re: Windows 8 on Aurora R4 ... anyone ???

I played around with the Windows 8 pre-release my neighibor had and didn't like it at all. I started with windows 3.1 and had every version since then and Windows 8 is just too different. I could see it on a touch screen, but not a desktop. I ordered my R4 just in time before Dell started putting Windows 8 on them.

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