Okay, okay, I love Windows 8, but I did install a free Start Button from the web.
gets better the more you discover ,like going to start and just start typing what you want to search and it pops up ,without to charms bar and clicking on search.
or right click on the lower let corner start icon ,give option to go anywhere the old start took you and even more places .
i really like win8 no matter what anyone says to the contrary
i don't have it on a laptop but im sure it will work just the why my laptop with vista or win7 does,and not like a toy
no i wouldn't like it back, i would prefer them to fix metro.
and in desktop mode have a start button as well, that transition is just uggg.
well here you are i like windows 8 and i like metro's looks(not it's lack of functionality).
i also tried the classic shell, simply so i could offer it to customers and know how to set it up, not so i could use it.
pretty much covered everything that would make windows 8 the perfect o/s.
funny thing is, these changes would also benifit the surface tablets, pro/rt for buisness use being able to use the metro app version of powerpoint and drag it across to another screen without the need to duplicate the screens or switch to the other display only. obviously that's just one use.
Why did I install a Start Button if I like Windows 8 so much? I have always added free improvements to every operating system I have, and I want the traditional Start Button. I skipped Windows Vista, but I have loved Windows 3.1, 95, 98, 98SE, ME, XP, and 7. However, except for 3.1 (not much available) I have always added improvements.
But there is an explanation.
It is faster for me to open the programs in Metro Start Menu. Faster than the traditional Vista/W7 menu.
But... I have taken quite some time to organize the icons the way I want and memorize everything. So, at the moment I have my main programs icons in the taskbar, the secondary programs that I open sometimes in the Metro menu located in the first positions, and the rest of them can be opened either by scrolling the Metro menu to the right (boring), typing the name (boring) or opening the Start8 traditional start menu (by pressing Windows key) (which is also boring and actually the longest option).
So... of course I suscribe the critics, but at the moment I use Metro menu mainly because it is just faster when well organized and memorized (not easy to memorize how and where you have to open each program).
I have been a Microsoft user since the days of typed-in commands on DOS. I upgraded to Windows 8 (Pro) to utilize the file history and to reduce dependency on 3rd party programs. I’m a researcher, with over 10 years of data, and work mainly with photographs and old .pdf scientific journals. Including photographs, .pdf files and word documents I have over 100,000 files.
Had to install 3rd party Classic Shell since I work with 4 to 6 programs open at one time and need to resize windows.
Had to install 3rd party Adobe .pdf reader since Win 8 reader will not resize or work with Office.
Had to install 3rd party Java to do Google searches and correctly work with other web sites.
Had to install 3rd party Agent Ransack to search .pdf files.
Data does not entirely copy from an external hard drive. Missing days, months and even entire years.
In Windows viewer for photographs, deleting one photograph, then clicking on right arrow to see next photograph results in another delete, and another, and another.
No consistent view for files, resulting in up to 6 clicks, depending on the information I need.
Right-clicking on file properties results in a 10 second delay sometimes.
Programs occasionally open only to task bar if 2nd monitor is not on.
No notification on Windows Updates or Windows Defender.
Forced to include a user name on initial installation, this name appears on path of all uploaded files.
Customer Experience Improvement Program for operating system.
Bluetooth Customer Experience Improvement Program.
Apps – location, user name, send information to Windows Store.
GPS locator enhanced devices are pinged by Microsoft to obtain physical locations.
I believe Windows 8 is a cheap toy operating system designed to appeal to the twenty to thirty-something crowd. Microsoft has gone to great lengths to store information about users. Their mail program won’t except pop 3 – so most set up a Microsoft mail account. Cloud computing results in Microsoft stored information about their users, their mail, their e-mail contacts, Facebook friends, documents, web browsing, right down to the physical location of users.
The operating system is inherently unstable. I believe Microsoft has forsaken small business and serious computers users to cash in on data mining.