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Re: AVOID Avast on Windows 8 - Slow Network - Router - Web Browsing
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2012, 03:52:25 AM »
AVOID WINDOWS 8 ALL TOGETHER, IT IS NOT READY YET!

I have to disagree with that.   If somone is interested in W8 but is not planning to buy a new computer within the next couple of years or so I would suggest buying the W8 DVD now for just $69.99.   Then when things settle down maybe around the time of W8-SP1 people will have a much cheaper version of W8 Pro than what it will cost after next January.   When someone is comfortable unpgrading to W8 then all the W8 updates after their DVD was created can be auto applied by Windows 8.

If if someone doesn't plan on using the Modern UI or have a computer upgradable to UEFI there are a number of other significant security, memory managment, W8 maintenance updates in W8 that will make it worthwhile buying now and running W8 rather than W7 even in the desktop mode once the bugs have been worked out with W8 and with W8 third party apps.

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Re: AVOID Avast on Windows 8 - Slow Network - Router - Web Browsing
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2012, 08:28:51 AM »
@ avast@ advantage77.com, Arnold72,

Well, as many of the newer systems available now have UEFI boot protocol, and if you have one of those systems, you will not be able to downgrade to Win 7, Win Vista, or XP, as none of these os's support UEFI boot.

Should point out that, major vendors will not, and do not, support a downgrade on an os on a fresh and new machine that comes with Win 8, and has the old BIOS boot format.

Need drivers for that old os for that new specific machine?  You likely won't find any at the manufacturer vendor site if it is UEFI.

As this is a bit off topic (OT) back to the OP here.

EDIT:  You can PM me if you wish to continue this UEFI discussion there.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2012, 08:54:10 AM by mchain »
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Re: AVOID Avast on Windows 8 - Slow Network - Router - Web Browsing
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2012, 05:01:49 PM »
Windows 7 is UEFI compliant.  Already been working on those machines, but they do pose additional challenges.  Windows XP is UEFI complianT, if the drivers exist (some yes, some no)
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