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Windows 8?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by DonD, Mar 7, 2013.

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  1. DonD

    DonD Super Moderator

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    I just bought my wife a new computer and it has Windows 8. So far I hate Windows 8 but I'm not happy with change.

    For those of you that have it, do you like it or not?
     
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    I just bought a windows 8 computer

    I totally dislike it because you have to take several steps just to get started
    and then you have to remember where to go to turn the computer off.

    I am not computer savey so I prefer a simple computer.

    I don't like all of those Apps. They just look impressive on the screen.

    The booklet info. that you have to download is just a waste of time.
    The Windows 8 CD was also a waste of my time and useless.
    The book I bought was a little bit helpful.

    The computer tech where I bought my computer was the most help.

    His best advise was to always click on the window key and the letter "C" at the same time. That was the best advise because I learned how to get started and how to sign out.

    I need to take a class on how to use windows 8. I am a senior gal that needs to
    take a class.

    I hope other people do like Windows 8 and tell us what they like about it as compared to windows 7. LucyR.
     
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    For Windows 8, the best $5 investment you can make is to download and install Start8 from stardock.com.

    Your computer will bypass the tiles (metro) screen and boot straight to the desktop. Best of all, it will put back the start button for you.

    This way you can get straight to work and learn how to use the tiles in Windows 8 at your leisure, not force to right off the bat.

    Download the trial version first, try it for 30 days. If you like it, its only $4.99.

    Note: I've been recommending this to all my clients who purchase new Windows 8 computers. Hope this is what you're looking for.
     
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    May be fine if you have a touch screen. I don't and I hate it. Had to google to find out how to turn the dumb thing off.

    Luckily, it's on my wifes computer, not mine.
     
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    I really hate change when it comes to the computer. Dan wanted me to get Windows 8 with my last computer. I told him that if he'd spring the extra $$$ for the touch-screen, I'd consider it. He stopped suggesting it. :)
     
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    Sort of makes sense when using a tablet, but they should have provided a PC version and avoid all the other fluff.......wait but then it would simply be Windows 7. :wink2:
     
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    I love Windows 7. I hate Windows 8. If it were on a phone or tablet it would be great, but to try and port it over to a normal PC? Microsoft screwed up on this one. It's seems they do really well every other version of Windows. and bomb on the ones in between. Think I'll hold out until Windows 9 comes along LOL
     
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    I just bought both a new desktop and ultrabook and made sure I got them with Windows 7.
     
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    I still use XP when I build a PC at work. I hate Windows 7, it doesn't even come with a free zip utility.
     
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    Windows 8 would be perfect if they simply allowed non touchscreen devices to boot into the classic desktop.

    I don't own a tablet with it, but the ones I've played around on I've liked the interface. I like widgets and info that doesn't require a click to get and that is what live tiles gets me.

    I feel it is an awful interface for a lot of multitasking though and this is the deal breaker for me. I think I could get used to everything else. It was a step backwards on multitasking though. I will have 15-25 programs active and 5 of them may be the same thing. On windows 7 I have this nice bar that is always there for me to switch between them. I have to do extra effort to switch in the metro interface.
     
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    the design on Windows 8 was for touchscreen tablets. all the new stuff is great there, but sucks on a PC with a mouse. overall I don't notice much difference between 7 and 8 for what I do as I don't use any of the new stuff.
     
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    Hated W8 at first.

    No big deal now.

    The problem with W8 is that one won't readily know how to use it from jump street.

    I didn't know to properly shut the PC down from jump street. I held the button down at first.

    With that being said, the Start screen is ultra unnecessary for a nontouchscreen.

    I stay on the desktop screen with the File Explorer pinned to the taskbar.

    The shut down and start up time is fanfriggintastic tho'.

    Win7 is the best of Windows so far. Add the start/stop times and it's perfect.
     
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    Yep, without a touch screen it makes no sense at all.
    Classic Shell makes it look and act much like Win7 absolutely free.
     
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    I spent about 30 min messing around with it and I hate it. Like others said its made for a tablet not a home PC. I've had 3 people bring me there brand new computers and told me to wipe Win8 and load 7 for them.
     
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    Yeah I understand why but if they'd have stuck with it, it would have been totally unnecessary.

    Again, I stay in desktop mode almost ALL the time.

    Swipe right corner to get to almost everything else.

    No fuss no muss
     
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    Windows 8

    When I bought my new windows 8 computer I wanted to get a hammer and
    break it up and throw it away. I was so frustrated.... so I took it back to the store and asked if I could exchange it for a different brand.
    I like my HP computer better. Plus, the computer guy at the store showed me how to work it.

    My cousin told me if I ever need to know anything about windows 8 to go to YOU TUBE and there are many people who teach how to use Windows 8.

    I did buy a one year of computer techs to help me out with a problem too.
    LucyR.
     
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    Thanks for the recommendation, it has been great. I tried the free one and I prefer Start8.
    I'm so glad that I'm not the only one that had problems with Windows 8.
     
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    Everyone has problems at first.

    Desktop and "the corners" are the main means for navigation.
     
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    Windows 8 aint great!
     
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    Haha...Google...I thought it was just me who had to do that!
     
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