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Thread created on Tue May 07, 2013 18:17:17
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Thoughts?

Two laptops upgraded to windows 7 so far

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Posted on Tue May 07, 2013 19:25:36
It is too early..

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Posted on Tue May 07, 2013 20:04:35
It's just Microsoft porting a OS for mobile devices to PC so they can make more money off of it. Its not even that good and everywhere I've looked in stores most don't carry it and I get wierd looks when I ask if they have a copy of Windows 7 professional with some saying "well that is outdated" to which I say "well I'd rather have an outdated OS than a retarded OS like windows8".

I'm a big gamer and Windows 8 is not that good for a gaming PC so I will just be ignoring it and stick to Windows 7. If they make a Windows 9 I hope they go back to the old user interface and stop using the shitty mobile device interface.

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Posted on Wed May 08, 2013 07:30:06
I have no problem with it. Probably prefer it to windows 7 just because it seems slightly faster to boot. Metro interface is nice since I generally push start then type what im looking for. Haven't used the all programs thing in a long time. Saying that I wouldn't pay to upgrade. Maybe if it was $15 still I would but not a 100

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Posted on Thu May 09, 2013 19:39:48
I HATE touch screens. So i wont be buying any operating system where you have to paw at the screen

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Posted on Thu May 09, 2013 20:34:04
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I HATE touch screens. So i wont be buying any operating system where you have to paw at the screen


you're able to use the mouse

The ability to use the touch feature requires a touch capable monitor which is a waste of money just like Windows 8.

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Posted on Thu May 09, 2013 21:47:09
i have a laptop with windows 8, its not touch screen laptop tho.

windows 8 is a little hard to master at first as it like a tablet screen with working tiles that change with different updates to the web/harddrive e.g. news/pictures, these can be deactivated and deleted. if you can remember shortcuts keys then your there windows 8 is for you, else keep to windows 7.

i have used computers since windows 95 and i must say windows 8 is the hardest to get around, there is not even 'turn off the computer' button, you have to create a shortcut yourself and put it on the desktop.

totally blank..... and thats just my mindset
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Posted on Thu May 09, 2013 21:49:30
stick with windows 7.

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Posted on Thu May 09, 2013 21:51:11
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then what is that???

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Posted on Thu May 09, 2013 22:07:31
yes and to turn it off you have to press windows button and c then move over to the side bar to shut down, its a long winded way of doing things just to turn your computer off!!!

totally blank..... and thats just my mindset
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Posted on Fri May 10, 2013 12:56:58
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yes and to turn it off you have to press windows button and c then move over to the side bar to shut down, its a long winded way of doing things just to turn your computer off!!!


While this is my biggest problem with windows 8 you can just move your mouse to the bottom or top right of the screen to get the menu.


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Posted on Sun May 12, 2013 19:02:02
By SKA [1733257]
i have used computers since windows 95 and i must say windows 8 is the hardest to get around, there is not even 'turn off the computer' button, you have to create a shortcut yourself and put it on the desktop.


Alt + F4 takes care of that problem or you can set the power button to work as a off button aswell

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Posted on Tue May 14, 2013 12:59:24
Windows 8 and a piece of shit.

I have my a Packard bell notebook that runs window 7 thankfully and all i can say is i love it had very little problems with it and my "whatever happens" warranty don't run out till mid 2015, all i can say is I'm in no way looking forward to the day i have to give this baby up and migrate to windows 8, my brother bought a new laptop with windows 8 and f**k me it's annoying and shit, his laptops touch pad has little groves on it which i guess are meant to be stylish but just feel weird on your finger, it's like swipe from right to left and it changes over to some windows 8 shit, so when you're trying to do something often the screen keeps flicking, swipe from left to right and it brings up some weird control panel on your right of your screen which is suppose to be a touch screen monitor which don't work
It gives you 200 tiles you don't want or need and is confusing as f**k to set it up to half how you'd want it and in general it's pretty terrible.

I don't see the point in it what so ever, how is it any better than windows 7 what everyone is use to nowdays? I am glad to say i won't ever buy a laptop or any computer device with that shit on it, i'll stick with my old school 7

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Posted on Wed May 15, 2013 22:03:13
Kinda with everyone mostly.....hate windows 8, hence the upgrade back to windows 7.... ;p

Always been more of an xp person really, mostly because of the ease of wireless networking, biggest downfall there really is 64bit...7 & 8 seem to take it pretty well.

As to Win95...Pffft...3.1 was the best!!!!....well, turning it off anyhow and going back to DOS.

Bring back the 8mhZ/16mhz booster button!!!!

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Posted on Wed May 15, 2013 23:15:06
I couldn't stand it, and changed it to Linux Mint after about a week. I'm new to Linux but it hasn't been difficult to get used to.

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Posted on Thu May 16, 2013 03:27:04
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Kinda with everyone mostly.....hate windows 8, hence the upgrade back to windows 7.... ;p

Always been more of an xp person really, mostly because of the ease of wireless networking, biggest downfall there really is 64bit...7 & 8 seem to take it pretty well.

As to Win95...Pffft...3.1 was the best!!!!....well, turning it off anyhow and going back to DOS.

Bring back the 8mhZ/16mhz booster button!!!!


ahh, Windows 95, I loved that OS as a kid simply because I loved pissing off my dad because he never found out you could get around the password by clicking cancel .

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Posted on Fri Jun 21, 2013 04:47:05
windows 8 is windows 7 with a different look and slightly faster boot time.. not worth buying

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Posted on Fri Jun 21, 2013 21:04:41
I've stated my hatred for windows 8 before it a rubbish Os imo got it on a desktop.

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Posted on Sat Jun 22, 2013 18:47:41
windows 8 is before it's time, everyone's only bitching about the user interface because it's so much different than the old task-bar/start-menu that we've all been using since the 80's or earlier.

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Posted on Sat Jun 22, 2013 22:34:45
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windows 8 is before it';;s time, everyone';;s only bitching about the user interface because it';;s so much different than the old task-bar/start-menu that we';;ve all been using since the 80';;s or earlier.


Pretty sure the start button was introduced in windows 95, which came out in the 90';s. I don';t remember 3.1 really, but I don';t think there was a task-bar on it, I usually used dos over 3.1 :;;);;. The task-bar is still in windows 8.

*edit*
So it seems there was a task-bar in windows 1.0

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Posted on Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:27:11
i hate the windows 8, its not that much usable with a keyboard and mouse buts its fine with a touchscreen.
am sticking to windows 7 for the moment

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Posted on Fri Jun 28, 2013 08:47:58
well microsoft just recently announced that it will add the Start menu button to Windows 8

guess they finally realized a mobile OS won't work well on PC without a start menu

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Posted on Fri Jun 28, 2013 22:19:47
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i hate the windows 8, its not that much usable with a keyboard and mouse buts its fine with a touchscreen.
am sticking to windows 7 for the moment


I don't think so i have a pc with windows 7, and a touch screen with windows 8, I think W8 is just as easy to use with a mouse and keyboard as using touch screen.


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Posted on Tue Jul 02, 2013 03:37:43
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windows 8 is before it';;s time, everyone';;s only bitching about the user interface because it';;s so much different than the old task-bar/start-menu that we';;ve all been using since the 80';;s or earlier.


Pretty sure the start button was introduced in windows 95, which came out in the 90';s. I don';t remember 3.1 really, but I don';t think there was a task-bar on it, I usually used dos over 3.1 :;;);;. The task-bar is still in windows 8.

*edit*
So it seems there was a task-bar in windows 1.0


Ok start menu came out in the 90's, but my point still stands

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Posted on Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:45:56
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windows 8 is before it';;s time, everyone';;s only bitching about the user interface because it';;s so much different than the old task-bar/start-menu that we';;ve all been using since the 80';;s or earlier.


Pretty sure the start button was introduced in windows 95, which came out in the 90';s. I don';t remember 3.1 really, but I don';t think there was a task-bar on it, I usually used dos over 3.1 :;;);;. The task-bar is still in windows 8.

*edit*
So it seems there was a task-bar in windows 1.0


Ok start menu came out in the 90's, but my point still stands


Yeah but the way I use the start button has changed a lot since then(I dunno about everyone else, maybe it's why I don't mind Windows 8). I don't really go in to All Programs to find things, I will generally use the search, or they are in my most used applications, or I have them pinned to my task bar. Now with the start screen you can have more crap easily accessible or an improved indexing, and searching system for faster searches. Though I usually have a ridiculously messy desktop full of short cuts(but not as bad on my win 8 computer).

One of the down sides I noticed on a computer at work, was not being able to open recent tasks with one button, instead you have to open the app, then open the stuff you're working on in two steps, 3 id it doesn't implement it's own open recent, and you have to go searching for the project.

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Posted on Fri Jul 05, 2013 22:40:31
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windows 8 is before it';;s time, everyone';;s only bitching about the user interface because it';;s so much different than the old task-bar/start-menu that we';;ve all been using since the 80';;s or earlier.


Pretty sure the start button was introduced in windows 95, which came out in the 90';s. I don';t remember 3.1 really, but I don';t think there was a task-bar on it, I usually used dos over 3.1 :;;);;. The task-bar is still in windows 8.

*edit*
So it seems there was a task-bar in windows 1.0


Ok start menu came out in the 90's, but my point still stands


Yeah but the way I use the start button has changed a lot since then(I dunno about everyone else, maybe it's why I don't mind Windows 8). I don't really go in to All Programs to find things, I will generally use the search, or they are in my most used applications, or I have them pinned to my task bar. Now with the start screen you can have more crap easily accessible or an improved indexing, and searching system for faster searches. Though I usually have a ridiculously messy desktop full of short cuts(but not as bad on my win 8 computer).

One of the down sides I noticed on a computer at work, was not being able to open recent tasks with one button, instead you have to open the app, then open the stuff you're working on in two steps, 3 id it doesn't implement it's own open recent, and you have to go searching for the project.


Yeah, I think that's why they went with the new interface even on the desktop. Most people put a shitton of shortcuts and whatnot on their desktop so putting apps there then making people click on the app to get to the file makes sense (almost like the app is a folder for those types of files).

I can't wait for the eye trackers to get mainstream (they've already started putting them into smartphones). Then instead of a mouse I can just look at what I want to point/click at.

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Posted on Wed Jul 31, 2013 20:09:13
Anyone know if I can put the weather app onto my desktop on win 8? or set it as my background image and have it update as an app on the background?

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Posted on Thu Aug 08, 2013 13:57:37
I think it sticks to the start-menu as a live tile.. It would be cool to choose information to feed to your desktop too though..

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Posted on Sun Aug 11, 2013 00:13:30
I dont like it at all.

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Posted on Thu Aug 15, 2013 02:39:27
I may be the only person that does like windows 8

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Posted on Thu Aug 15, 2013 04:22:39
Microsoft took my sidebar gadgets on 7 and tell me I can use the apps on 8 and RT to get the same thing.

f**k you Gates and your f**king thieving tactics. I'm not going to buy anymore of your crap. I'll die with Win7 and hacks.

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