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4.69 percent of Steam users run Windows 8
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Default 4.69 percent of Steam users run Windows 8 - 12-05-2012, 08:25 | posts: 20,460 | Location: Guru3D testlab

The latest update to Valve's Steam usage statistics reveals that 4.69 percent of Steam users were running Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system in November. As The Next Web points out, that's quit...

4.69 percent of Steam users run Windows 8
   
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Default 12-05-2012, 09:32 | posts: 521 | Location: Old England

Chrome should have 100% with the dirty way in which they push it out, Java updates, Flash updates etc. all bundle that crap. The amount of times at work I've had to remove these manually. Thankfully we have a new policy on the way for the likes of these updates.
   
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Default 12-05-2012, 17:02 | posts: 213 | Location: NYC

Too bad theres no easy way to roll back to Win 7 once you've installed Win 8.
   
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Default 12-05-2012, 17:07 | posts: 4,182 | Location: Oakland, CA, US

I've installed steam on my windows 8 laptop, but its not my primary gaming machine(ofc), I wonder how much of that 4.69% are just side installations or tests.
   
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Default 12-05-2012, 17:40 | posts: 16,064 | Location: US East Coast

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Chrome should have 100% with the dirty way in which they push it out, Java updates, Flash updates etc. all bundle that crap. The amount of times at work I've had to remove these manually. Thankfully we have a new policy on the way for the likes of these updates.
I'm not sure I've seen a piece of software recently that doesn't try to install Chrome.... Even Avast tries to install it....


   
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Default 12-05-2012, 21:36 | posts: 678 | Location: michigan

Windows xp is at nearly 11%...
   
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Default 12-05-2012, 21:41 | posts: 2,857 | Location: Barrie, ON Canada

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Too bad theres no easy way to roll back to Win 7 once you've installed Win 8.
What exactly does this have to do with this thread?
   
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Default 12-05-2012, 22:31 | posts: 1,259 | Location: Portugal

I use w8 and steam. So far all my games work fine, no compatibility issues.
   
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Default 12-05-2012, 23:10 | posts: 808 | Location: Brazil

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I use w8 and steam. So far all my games work fine, no compatibility issues.

Big picture is crashing for me, did that happen to you too?
   
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Default 12-05-2012, 23:30 | posts: 5,302 | Location: Belgium

I had my first experience with Windows 8 a few days ago. Sounds silly but I'm probably going to make the switch... I actually liked it lol.
   
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Default 12-05-2012, 23:39 | posts: 7,426 | Location: Canada, Quebec

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Too bad theres no easy way to roll back to Win 7 once you've installed Win 8.
Because you don't need to.
   
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I had my first experience with Windows 8 a few days ago. Sounds silly but I'm probably going to make the switch... I actually liked it lol.
wow, the world really is going to end.....

Welcome to the dark side


   
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Default 12-06-2012, 04:55 | posts: 49 | Location: Toronto

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I had my first experience with Windows 8 a few days ago. Sounds silly but I'm probably going to make the switch... I actually liked it lol.
good on you! that's what I felt too.
   
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Default 12-06-2012, 05:08 | posts: 71

I liked win 8 but when my sound drivers was reverting there settings after a reboot I said screw it and went back to 7, so maybe if I get bored it may get reinstalled but it's not looking likely lol.
   
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Default 12-06-2012, 06:58 | posts: 203

But does anyone really care all that much?
When in a games store, I always check to see if a game has to be registered with Steam.
Amazing the amount of money I've saved when I find that this is the case.
After all, I do sometimes like to swap games with others occasionally, and this is not possible in cases where Steam has to stick its nose where it's not really wanted.
   
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Big picture is crashing for me, did that happen to you too?
No mate, runs fine.
   
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Default 12-06-2012, 13:16 | posts: 521 | Location: Old England

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Big picture is crashing for me, did that happen to you too?
Crashed once for me whilst clicking on "resume update" for Metro 2033 which was meant to convert the content to a newer more efficient format. Since then I haven't used it. Windows 7.

I'm sure there's a thread about it a few days back where other users have mentioned crashed, take a looky?
   
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Default 12-06-2012, 13:55 | posts: 6,862 | Location: Urban`Jungle

Steam is acting weird in windows8, its sluggish (scrolling the games list, opening options).. Fullscreen mode is fast.

I think it started when steam said it needs one service for windows 8 & when i installed new 310.70 driver.


Anybody else noticed this?
   
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Default 12-06-2012, 18:30 | posts: 213 | Location: NYC

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What exactly does this have to do with this thread?
For starters, My Win8 laptop is one of those 4.69% Win8 installations. I wish I could roll it back without having to do a fresh install. I am sure there are others in this 4.69% who share the sentiment.

Also my new Zenbook which I formatted and installed Win 7 on is included in this 4.69% I believe.

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Because you don't need to.
With the thing crashing every now and then and running slower than the stable Win 7 installation it replaced, Yea I do need to...

And I am not even complaining to whine about that ribbon metro start menu. I have been quietly ignoring that one as a price for my mistake of downgrading to Win 8.

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Default 12-06-2012, 18:43 | posts: 2,857 | Location: Barrie, ON Canada

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For starters, My Win8 laptop is one of those 4.69% Win8 installations. I wish I could roll it back without having to do a fresh install. I am sure there are others in this 4.69% who share the sentiment.

Also my new Zenbook which I formatted and installed Win 7 on is included in this 4.69% I believe.



With the thing crashing every now and then and running slower than the stable Win 7 installation it replaced, Yea I do need to...

And I am not even complaining to whine about that ribbon metro start menu. I have been quietly ignoring that one as a price for my mistake of downgrading to Win 8.
Again, this has nothing to do with the thread in any way. It's just your attempt to hijack the thread and turn it into a "Why I don't like Windows 8" thread. The only purpose of this thread is to show how many users on Steam are now using Windows 8. If you don't like Windows 8, we have thread(s) that cover that.
   
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Default 12-06-2012, 20:34 | posts: 6,862 | Location: Urban`Jungle

Well there is definitely something wrong with Steam GUI and Windows 8, im now in windows 7 (same 310.70 driver) and scrolling list on the left is super fast like it suppose to be..
   
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Default 12-06-2012, 21:16 | posts: 1,536

Roll back to windows 7 from windows 8 ? Roll back ??? what ? Ya know it's very easy to just while your in windows 7 admin then disk drives and simply create a new partition and install windows 8 on that partition. Then you simply have a duel boot computer and choose which os you want to load up. I have 4 different os's on mine and of course windows 8 is one of them but I simply can't get into it because of the lack of start menu. Windows 8 to me is slow to get around and if you don't have a touchscreen just useless for the most part.
   
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Default 12-06-2012, 23:42 | posts: 5,302 | Location: Belgium

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wow, the world really is going to end.....

Welcome to the dark side
Well I've gotten kind of tired of the old layout and it's nice to have something new and refreshing. There are a few minor things that'll need a work around though :p
   
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Default 12-07-2012, 04:47 | posts: 820 | Location: Melbourne AUS

I'm one of those users! Get over it whiney bitches!!! Win 8 FTW(Now I understand trolls!lol)
   
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