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Old 09-23-2011, 07:28 AM   #1
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Windows 8 Developer Release and Steam

Does anyone use these two together? I'm pretty interested in trying out Windows 8 but I'm also pretty tied to my Steam account. I'd be concerned with general playability since it's such an early release.
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:30 AM   #2
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Yes it works, but it's a developers release. Do not use it as a Main OS. Your best choice is to use Windows 8 w/ virtual machine software to try it out. You'll bring nothing but problems using a Dev Build for a main OS.
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:34 AM   #3
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many things doesn't work on it yet, and I bet a lot of games won't work either. So I wouldn't recommend using it even if Steam does work.
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:10 AM   #4
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Yes it works, but it's a developers release. Do not use it as a Main OS. Your best choice is to use Windows 8 w/ virtual machine software to try it out. You'll bring nothing but problems using Windows for a main OS.
*whistles innocently while fixing the sentence*
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:30 AM   #5
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this isn't 1987 anymore...
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:35 AM   #6
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Windows 8 looks pretty cool. Gonna have to test it out for my self though.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:42 AM   #7
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Does anyone use these two together? I'm pretty interested in trying out Windows 8 but I'm also pretty tied to my Steam account. I'd be concerned with general playability since it's such an early release.
The pioneers are always the ones with the arrows in their backs.

I would not suggest playing with any beta operating system in anything other than a sandbox environment for your own benefit. The suggestions noted earlier to use a virtual machine are ideal for this although that is generally going to mean you won't be able to test out gaming, at least with anything approaching normal system performance.

Personally, I won't subject myself to beta software on purpose unless somebody is paying me to do so but then I spent a lot of time working professionally as a test engineer. :-)
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:43 AM   #8
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this isn't 1987 anymore...

What.
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:04 AM   #9
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:26 AM   #10
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I think that editing peoples posts to say something I believe, is somehow clever, witty and funny when really it just makes me look puerile and stupid.
Oh hey, we can all do that...
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:52 AM   #11
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I loaded up Steam fine on the Windows 8 Dev build. Started up TF2 and it also worked fine.

I don't use it as my main OS though.
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:07 PM   #12
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The noob has expressed his uninformed opinion!
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:58 PM   #13
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You are likely to experience issues with graphic drivers, if you are lucky to find at least installable ones, and become a pro in using the Task Manager as well as in reseting Windows back into the just-installed state, for the very least.

Keep yourself out of the Windows 8 preview unless you have a good business reason not to do so.
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Old 09-23-2011, 01:05 PM   #14
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Let's assume Valve has several computers up and running with the earliest drafts of Windows 8 dev builds.
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Old 09-23-2011, 01:05 PM   #15
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I believe that showing my skill in editing posts somehow shows how stupid I believe it is when others do it
Like that?

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