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    Will all these emulators work for windows 8?

    I have this concern that Microsoft will end up blocking out a lot a programs that aren't theirs or companis will have to re-work their entire program to make it compatiable with the new Windows UI

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    Default Re: Windows 8

    We don't know. There's a high chance that at least some will work, but we only have the preview released, which isn't even the full OS.



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    We don't need another OS quite yet, windows 7 should at least ride out as long as XP has.

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    It's amazing how XP has lasted for over 10 years, wonder if 7 will last as long.



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    I installed it today, the new start menu is awesome! Will it run emus? Now i have xp, 7 and 8
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    Not very sure since Windows 8 just released. But you can try it out yourself.


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    I read somewhere that Windows 8 UEFI Secure Boot firmware will prohibit certain programs from being installed by the user. Is this true? Is this just a scheme by Microsoft to get us into their stupid little online store like Apple? I'm getting fed up with the way technology seems to be moving: less control for the user. I'm looking into getting a new gaming computer soon, and I want to get Windows 7 and never upgrade it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovebbw View Post
    I read somewhere that Windows 8 UEFI Secure Boot firmware will prohibit certain programs from being installed by the user.
    I am afraid that this is true.Not only programs,but games.Some of the games are Minecraft (almost every Indie game won't have the needed certificate to run on the Windows 8),and games that are not from big companies (big companies like Konami,EA,EA Black Box,CapCom,Namco Bandai,Activision,Infinity Ward etc.).
    that is the reason i will never update to Windows 8.I will stick with Windows XP and Windows 7.
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    The concept was first considered for win7 but was ditched at the last go around. I heard its a check out type of system, where in-order to install the package will be verified. Just another act of freedom corruption IMO. Its the same thing as locking our cars at 80 mph or so. I for one will be boycotting this os. I installed it this weekend for my father on his new PC and I have to say I'm not impressed. Its targeted for Mobil devices. A real joke actually, it even assumed you can swipe the screen ? I tried to open the start menu ( now just a screen of icons ) and it said swipe left or right to see more icons. Yea... um my PC monitor does not have a touch screen morons??? So you had to do some mouse clicks to get it to zoom out. Was a rather messy OS, IMO.
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    Yeah, I am not very impressed by the OS, I don't know what the hell microsoft was thinking.

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