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Should I go with Windows 8

I’ve been asked by quite a few folks lately if they should go to windows 8.

In the past with new Operating System releases I would tell clients to wait until the first service pack comes out. Windows 2000 had 4, XP had 3, Vista had 2 and Windows 7 currently has 1. My initial thought remains the same – wait. However, if you just can’t take it anylonger and you have to have the latest and greatest.. go for it.

Windows 8 is “fun”. The new start screen takes a little getting used to, but for most users you can figure it out pretty quickly and most if not all programs that ran in Windows 7 should work with Windows 8.

Now here’s a freebie for other IT folks… Windows 8 needs some tweaking to get it on a domain. I found out earlier this week that Small Business Server 2011 has to have Rollout Update 3 installed AND you have to run a special command on Windows 8 Pro workstation. It looks like this.

dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /All /Source:c:\temp\sxs /LimitAccess

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