My main interest in Windows 8 has been that their promotional material states that it works better with two displays than Windows 7. I do have inconveniences with 7MC knowing the plasma is on, I want media center playing full screen on the plasma and I want media center to follow the remote control commands when I change from media center to live TV for example.
I ran the Windows Upgrade Assistant which said all but 8 applicationns were "compatible" and most of the incompatible programs could be upgraded or reinstalled.
I burned a Windows 8 preview .iso to a disc.
However, the devil is in the details and I am still reading through the problems others have reported with Windows 8 before booting from the disk. And I want to do a complete backup first and create a new system image and a new Windows 7 boot disk so I can undo the damage if I need to go back. I am still not convinced that Windows 8 is a good solution for a desktop computer set up as both a HTPC and a workstation. It appears to be a solution for a telephone or an ipad clone.
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