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    Windows 8

    I decided to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro from Windows 7.

    I have just realised tho that i'm currently on BIOS 1404 on R4F. Seems to be ok, but i think i read somewhere that some BIOS versions released since 1404 have been mainly Win 8 focused - anyone else on 1404 + Win 8?. I'll see if i can still OC to 5.0, If not then prob go back to Win 7 if its that bad. ( i heard that its possible to downgrade from Win 8 Pro to Win 7)
    Seems ok tho just a bit awkward to use - the upgrade went ok and everything was cool but it's gonna take a long time to get used to.

    Anyone have any tips or general advise for Win8?

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    http://www.startisback.com

    That little app will be your friend, forever. Unless you have a touchscreen monitor.

    Aside from Nvidia not providing proper Surround support for 3 monitors and generally fail drivers for Windows 8 and gaming, I've not had any issues with 8.

    Which is good because it's the first Microsoft product I've purchased, in my life. Considering how cheap it was, I figure it was easier than keeping up with all the keygens, VLC Keys, and updates/patches to watch out for.

    You'll want to upgrade the Bios to the CAP format, which takes advantage of the UEFI support in Windows 8. Quicker Booting etc. I don't run raid as I've never seen a practical use for it. Slap your data on a drive and be done with it I say!

    I run 2 SSD's and a 1TB back up for software, movies etc.

    the overall feel of 8 is no different than 7, once you install that little tidbit I linked at the top of the post. It's worth the 3 bucks for an ounce of sanity.

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    cool thanks VoXPCS!

    I got 2 ssd's but don't bother with Raid either - i use a 2tb external drive to save pics and stuff

    Ok cool i'll change to 3301 (from what i see thats the latest BIOS?) I need the cap converter thing too.

    I think i'll reset to deffault BIOS settings - i.e stock clocks, no OC, then try OC'ing once BIOS is updated exciting
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    Quote Originally Posted by VoXPCS View Post
    there no need to pay for this, It work very well with the start page aside if you want a start button absolutely, Classic Shell is free

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    Indeed, use this instead http://www.classicshell.net/

    It's absolutely free, fully configurable and can change other things like windows explorer back to the old style
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    hi ya, thanks for that works great now!

    I got a slight problem tho.

    The Internet startup hangs like mad when I first turn on the computer. After about 1min it eventually connects. I checked services.msc to see if anything was hanging but couldn't see anything. Any ideas of where and what to look for?

    Apart from that it looks great now! So fast starting times, and I can OC to 5.0 on the new 3301 BIOS gonna try for 5.3 in a min
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    Do you have the ASUS Fan Control Service running?
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    No mate i uninstalled it

    Srangely eneough it seems to be ok now

    many thanks tho
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    Didn't even know about classic shell. Very nice. Thanks guys.

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