shreader wrote:SOoo Julian, is the W8 as your main OS w/ Metro, etc. disabled like a souped-up W7?
It is supposed to have native USB 3.0, faster boot & shut-down, among other things.
I received 7 updates this AM for W8 & several yesterday too.
The Windows defender in W8 includes MSE too, an all-in-one AV/malware deal.
aaaah thanks for the tip about Defender - the old MSE contains Defender, I hadn't realised they'd reversed that deal
I actually LIKE
yeah, it's basically faster, and does boot faster -- though shutdown with Metro enabled is slow as mud on my rig (but I keep it switched off).
Don't really have any USB devices to speak of, so can't comment on the 3.0
The only truly strange weirdness of it comes from .NET no longer being a core OS element (.NET is in fact disabled by default in W8) -- I think it probably helps with the speed, but of course any old 3rd party software built around .NET can simply just fail to work (especially old .NET versions 1 and 2)...
I'd not be surprised at all if copy-protected DVDs don't work (they didn't work on either Vista or W7 until these hit RC status), but meh...
The main annoyance will be booting into W7 for gaming, neither of the games that I play works in W8 -- though I guess I can try a reinstall now that my setup seems to have stabilised, possibly the old .NET will play nicer.