I am running NT on Windows 8 and everything seems to be working fine. It is on my backtesting machine. I don't trade live on this particular machine so I can't comment to that aspect but as far as backtesting etc everything is working. All my strategies imported fine and load with no issues. I actually find things including NT load faster on windows 8.
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The day before black Friday I picked up a new dell Inspirion laptop at Best Buy because they have a 30 day money back on that item . The new Dell has 8 gigs of ram which is double the ram I have in my old Inspirion and it also has a quad core and my old has just a double core . My old dell has always has a fresh copy of windows 7 that I install mysell because I format my hard drive about every 5-7 months to keep it running fast as possible.
Anyway after 5 days of using my new Dell and after removing all the bloatware I could find it actually has at least double the lag to open and close programs as my old Dell has. The next test for me was to run some walk forward optimizing in Ninjatrader, I do think it ran it a tiny bit faster although on a few of the more complex strategies It would still freeze my computer and I would have to do the old cont/alt/del method to close down Ninjatrader.
I decided well I gave windows 8 five days to wow me but it made me hate it so now its time to put a clean non OEM copy of Windows 7 in this new laptop and see if it the lag disappears. Found out you cant format your hardrive and install 7 once windows 8 has been installed there due to the new interface in it. Since I cant re-format with 7 and windows 8 is such a recource hog I will be returning my new Dell.
I looked all over the web for some trick to install 7 to replace 8 if anyone has done it let me know