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First encounter and impressions of Windows 8

  1. #11

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    Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by medab1 View Post
    It just takes a little getting used to.

    It isn't so bad.

    Better than using an msdos disc on a 75 Mhz IBM machine.
    You forgot the massive 5 Mb disk

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  2. #12

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    windows 8 pro

    Just got a new laptop with windows 8..first impression....well lets just say I wasn't very pleased to see the start button gone..I had to have it back, after a bit of a search on the net I found a great little program that gives you that can have your start menu in classic Win98 Winxp or Win7 style... Its called Classic Shell and you can download it here Classic Shell Thats for those of you that are like myself.
    Now that I have my start menu back and gotten used to where everything is...I actually quite like it...It boots up very quickly and also seems to very stable..I quite like the design too...Very simple but pleasant.. My Biggest gripe with it so far is the fact that you have to buy another copy of it if you want to install it on any other machine you own, it will not except the same product key if you have it installed any where I was forced to buy another copy for my other computer..apart from that i'm happy with it.
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  3. #13

    Quote Originally Posted by whatthe View Post
    My Start menu now seems friendlier and ready for action. There's a part of me that wants to say
    "Hey, this
    ain't so bad after all". Is that wrong? Am I too easily swayed?
    Not at all but it sounds as if you didn't know you could just have easily customized the Start Menu in Windows 7 as easily as you did in Windows 8. You could search the same way... basically there is no new feature, it's just all presented in a full screen.
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  4. #14

    Quote Originally Posted by medab1 View Post
    Better than using an msdos disc on a 75 Mhz IBM machine.
    Ah, those were the days. Spend 4 large on a computer, turn it on and what do ya get? A blank screen with


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