Windows 8 and steam?.

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#1 Posted by skipper847 (3463 posts) -

Hi. Just deleted my last topic asking about ati drivers has i got them working by downloading just the windows 7 and works fine now. Any way. Ive got a thew games on steam and was just wondering how safe it is to download steam and Games for windows app etc on windows8 preview?

Edit Save = Safe lol sorry.

#2 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -

Are you asking if it's "safe"?


It's safe, unless you got the preview from God knows where (if it's from shady places, even if it's not likely, hackers might add certain viruses and such into the Win install), but trying to game on a mess, a prototype of a Windows designed only to showcase certain features, is not a good thing to game on.

#3 Posted by Stinger78 (5826 posts) -

Eventually Microsoft will probably somehow stop the preview build from working - as it's only supposed to be a preview, but it should be just as 'safe' as running any Windows. Maybe think of it as a test - temporarily - to see what's compatible and what kind of speed you get in-comparison to 7.

If you didn't get the iso here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/br229516 then it may not be safe.

#4 Posted by Phoenix534 (17774 posts) -

It's safe, it's just not a good idea.

#5 Posted by opaque3D (17 posts) -

It's safe, it's just not a good idea.

Phoenix534

What he said

#6 Posted by Masenkoe (4888 posts) -

[QUOTE="Phoenix534"]

It's safe, it's just not a good idea.

opaque3D

What he said

Third

:P

#7 Posted by destroyerHHH (772 posts) -
Does anyone know what DX 11.1 on Windows 8 adds?
#8 Posted by murekkep (683 posts) -

Why insisting on using an incomplete os? Obsessed with trends too much?

#9 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -
Does anyone know what DX 11.1 on Windows 8 adds?destroyerHHH
Here you go, should cover it.
#10 Posted by C_Rule (9769 posts) -

Why insisting on using an incomplete os? Obsessed with trends too much?

murekkep
Sounds like it. I don't see the need to move from Win7, at this point.
#11 Posted by destroyerHHH (772 posts) -
[QUOTE="destroyerHHH"]Does anyone know what DX 11.1 on Windows 8 adds?DanielDust
Here you go, should cover it.

Gee, thanks. I never thought to check Microsoft's site...
#12 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -
You're welcome, now you know you should have ;). What more do you want? if you don't understand what's new from such a long and detail description then how can somebody else explain it to you in a way that you understand?...
#13 Posted by skipper847 (3463 posts) -

Just installing FSX at the moment. I do have problems with this game even in windows7pro 64bit with the UI error until i downloaded the fix for the it.Im not installing FSX in its default folder on windows 8 preview soim just in stalling it on the C drive in its own folder. See what happens. :D

#14 Posted by skipper847 (3463 posts) -

Fatal Error lol. It installed perfect and even could activate it but when try to run the game it gave me a fatal error message. I even tried running in Compatible mode for windows XPservice pack3 etc but still no luck.

Might try another game but might just wait for windows 8 to go into beta properly if we can use it hehe.

#15 Posted by scoots9 (3236 posts) -

It's safe.

I wouldn't do it personally though, Windows 8 is terrible.

#16 Posted by captalchol (643 posts) -
From the very little I've seen and read about windows 8, it just seems like they designed it with tablets in mind. This is the first major windows upgrade I will probably be staying away from. Tablets IMO are just glorified smart phones with bigger screens, nice and handy in a pinch, or on the move, but wouldn't want for a desktop replacement.
#17 Posted by gmaster456 (7561 posts) -
Why would you want to game on whats essentially half of an operating system? Its not even full featured. Its a preview showcasing some of its main new features and so that developers can start working on it.
#18 Posted by jonleeprice (1487 posts) -

Just trying to show of the fact he has windows 8.....thats all.

#19 Posted by FelipeInside (25960 posts) -

Just trying to show of the fact he has windows 8.....thats all.

jonleeprice
If true, the joke is on him cause he really doesn't have Win8. He only has a small preview of a SECTION of Windows 8 with no license, so it expires and he won't be able to use it anymore.
#20 Posted by skipper847 (3463 posts) -

No harm in trying it out though. But yeah. I will proly not upgrade to this as i dont like the metro style desk top or what ever there calling it. At the moment windows 7 has been the best OS for me with no errors and no BSOD etc.

#21 Posted by destroyerHHH (772 posts) -
[QUOTE="jonleeprice"]

Just trying to show of the fact he has windows 8.....thats all.

FelipeInside
If true, the joke is on him cause he really doesn't have Win8. He only has a small preview of a SECTION of Windows 8 with no license, so it expires and he won't be able to use it anymore.

I don't think it counts as showing off when the software in question is currently free and available to everyone. Just saying.
#22 Posted by FelipeInside (25960 posts) -

No harm in trying it out though. But yeah. I will proly not upgrade to this as i dont like the metro style desk top or what ever there calling it. At the moment windows 7 has been the best OS for me with no errors and no BSOD etc.

skipper847
U do know that u don't have to use the Metro menu right? Also, looks like with the next Win Phone 7 update (Apollo, which will basically be Win Phone 8), u will be able to use the phone apps on Win8.
#23 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -
[QUOTE="FelipeInside"][QUOTE="jonleeprice"]

Just trying to show of the fact he has windows 8.....thats all.

destroyerHHH
If true, the joke is on him cause he really doesn't have Win8. He only has a small preview of a SECTION of Windows 8 with no license, so it expires and he won't be able to use it anymore.

I don't think it counts as showing off when the software in question is currently free and available to everyone. Just saying.

It counts as showing off, because this isn't even a beta, it's something put together just to "show off" something in promotional videos, that they let you download it and see for yourself, that's another thing. You have to rearrange and edit certain files to get basic windows functionality, do you call that a functional build for a first impression? because anybody that is logical enough to understand this, won't consider it as anything.
#24 Posted by Jetset314 (233 posts) -

[QUOTE="murekkep"]

Why insisting on using an incomplete os? Obsessed with trends too much?

C_Rule

Sounds like it. I don't see the need to move from Win7, at this point.

From what I have seen of 8 I will probably stay on 7 even after 8 drops.

#25 Posted by FelipeInside (25960 posts) -

[QUOTE="C_Rule"][QUOTE="murekkep"]

Why insisting on using an incomplete os? Obsessed with trends too much?

Jetset314

Sounds like it. I don't see the need to move from Win7, at this point.

From what I have seen of 8 I will probably stay on 7 even after 8 drops.

We haven't seen much of 8, just the Metro Menu which you don't have to use. I'll stick with 7 for a while anyway, can't be bothered installing a new OS.