Any performance difference between Windows 8 Versions?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by boxr, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. boxr

    boxr MDL Junior Member

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    Any performance difference between the Windows 8 Versions?

    I'm sure it is imaginary but just installed Core and it doesn't feel as fast and snappy as Pro.
     
  2. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    Nope, zero benefits. You just get some extra features.
     
  3. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    Nope, none at all. The only real difference you get is KMS activation and a couple of apps and features.
     
  4. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

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    Not really, i have tested all versions, and to be honest, i would prefer windows server datacenter 2012 x64.For some reason it just seems faster,plus you can use the Daz loader for permanent activation :p but that's just me.. :rolleyes: Sorry,no benchmarks, it's just a personal feeling and opinion not based on any proven facts,,just personal use :)
     
  5. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    I would second that.

    And it's easy to "tweak" Server 2012 to look like Windows 8 with GUI. Personally I wouldn't recommend later because it will also decrease the speed! Speed of loading really didn't count for me, what count's is that I like to have as less apps running as TSR as possible. It keep CPU usage, Memory use and Resources more free.

    Anyway, that speed issue is for loading apps and service only, in the norm al working process that speed is the same as from plain Windows 8.
     
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  6. eydee

    eydee Guest

    It's an interesting strategy. Paying for something, then not using it. It could have stayed in the shop, it can do nothing there as well.

    What really matters is how well windows can manage these resources, using them, when they are available, and freeing them up, when something important needs them.
     
  7. wtarkan

    wtarkan MDL Member

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    yes , sales tactics I think there is no difference
     
  8. boxr

    boxr MDL Junior Member

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    Waste of time any hows as it turns out Windows standard/core is useless for MAK / KMS.

    I may as well just stick with enterprise and have loads of features and function i will never ever use. :D
     
  9. kallstrom_74

    kallstrom_74 MDL Novice

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    hold on hold on! windows server datacenter 2012 you say...i remember that the server version of xp..and it was faster and better! perhaps i will try out datacenter 2012 :)

    what do i need to "tweak" it so it will "become" windows 8? and what "daz loader" is best to use? i use windows 8 enterprice now

    sorry for my lack of knowing, but is datacenter 2012 buildt on windows 8?
     
  10. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...d-chat/page343?p=692783&viewfull=1#post692783


    There can be only one! Windows Server 2012 does use OA 2.2 instead of 3.0 and can be offline-activated.
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/24901-Windows-Loader-Current-release-information


    Same kernel entirely.
     
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  11. Pegatron

    Pegatron MDL Member

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    Yes, Server 2012 is faster and I originally thought it was because it was lighter with less going on in the background, but you can pimp out your Server 2012 with all the features of Windows 8 and it is still faster.
    :orb:
     
  12. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    From what I know it doesn't have Superfetch, though (yet?).
     
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  13. Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba MDL Expert

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  14. boxr

    boxr MDL Junior Member

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    So is datacenter faster than the standard server version ?

    And is Datacenter included on the standard server 2012 disk as i can't find it at MSDN for the SHA1 key.
     
  15. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    #15 EFA11, Apr 6, 2013
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    Can't personally answer what is faster, but this comes with Standard and Datacenter.

    Code:
    MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.SERVER.2012.RTM.VOLUME.ENGLISH.DVD-MLF
    RELEASE DATE: 8/17/2012
    BUILD: 6.2.9200.16384.WIN8_RTM.120725-1247
    FILE: SW_DVD5_Win_Svr_Std_and_DataCtr_2012_64Bit_English_Core_MLF_X18-27588.ISO
    SIZE: 3,694,114,816 byte
    SHA-1: 063BC26ED45C50D3745CCAD52DD7B3F3CE13F36D
    MD5: FF95A8C5207C880B099B7F34DBA941B6
    CRC: AEE46601