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Windows 8 Developer Preview release

  1. #321


    Philippines
    Posts : 32
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium/Windows 7 x32 Pro/ Windows 8 Developer Preview x 64


    you know when i first heard of windows 8 was 2009 coz of my cousin and thought what would it be??

    after waiting for years, as i have my plan a success it feels like i really miss Windows 7 and maybe i could be compatible on both at sometime and i really need to have my windows 7 returned safe and sound with complete files and applications but since im in windows 8 i need to extend at least 1 year coz it will expire on march 2012

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  2. #322


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,476
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I ran it for a couple of days on an old Acer Aspire 5920 Laptop and the word that comes to mind to describe my experience is "frustrating". So much so that I've nuked it and replaced 8 with a fresh install of 7. I'm sure it would have been a totally different experience on something with a touch screen but I'm not impressed with the "Forced use of" the metro UI on any thing else. No traditional start menu just added to the frustration for me. I've been around computers and the Windows operating system all my life, so just let say I'm not here just to bash Microsoft. I am very very happy to have spent money on Windows 7. I don't see that happening for windows 8 unless Microsoft makes some concessions for the "touch challenged" users out there. I'm really wishing I had a tablet to test this on right now but I don't. Maybe some day though, and another shot at running Windows 8 with a more pleasurable experience. I realize I could have tweaked (hacked) things to get it to work and look more like windows 7 but I'd rather just run windows 7 in that case. All I can say is at this time windows 8 just doesn't do it for me.
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  3. #323


    Hafnarfjörđur IS
    Posts : 4,374
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    Points

    I cut my computer teeth on old IBM mainframe systems (IBM MVS/370) so I'm by no means a Windows or even a GUI type user unlike people who'se only experience with computers are Windows / Linux / Mac like computers with a screen GUI and a Mouse so If I can master it anyone can !!!!.


    1) This is NOT W7 so it will have a different "Learning Curve" -- take the time to spend at least a day or two trying it out instead of just attempting to replicate W7 key shots. I'm not young any more so this is nothing to do with "W8 is only for youngsters of the ipod and iPhone generation".


    2) At logon it goes really fast just double click the photo image to get the Green Login logo where you can enter your name

    3) click the Desktop Metro app to get the W7 "Classic desktop" - you can run programs directly from the desktop if you've created the short cuts or go to the Metro apps and choose one of your own applications for example EXCEL that you might use regularly -- right click on it and on the properties at te bottom of the Green screen choose pin to taskbar. Now from the Desktop you can run directly from the quick start taskbar. (Enable this in the standard display settings).

    This method of working is about 99.9% of how I do it in W7 anyway -- I don't use the Start menu very often in any case. My common apps like excel are on the task bar and the few complicated to find ones I have a desktop short cut.

    To close the system use the W8 start bar - choose settings and on the right hand side on the green section you've got your shut down options.

    For the Control panel --click on the metro app and then change to desktop view --same for Internet explorer.

    "Seeeeemples"

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. #324


    Posts : 1,396
    Windows 8 Developer 32 bit


    Downloading/searching for victim......

    Update....Installed/ see system spec's....works better than expected (honestly had no ideal if it was capable of booting)....The interface is.....different
    Last edited by Ivan the SoSo; 23 Oct 2011 at 18:11. Reason: Update
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  5. #325


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    LOL!
    Ivan! Where the heck you been?

    Good to see you back!
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  6. #326


    Posts : 1,396
    Windows 8 Developer 32 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
    LOL!
    Ivan! Where the heck you been?

    Good to see you back!
    Where I been? Been on the 7 forums helping a increasingly ungrateful crowd...where YOU been?
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  7. #327


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
    LOL!
    Ivan! Where the heck you been?

    Good to see you back!
    Where I been? Been on the 7 forums helping a increasingly ungrateful crowd...where YOU been?
    Playing with Win8 ... what else?
    I figure I've already done about as much as I can with Win7 ... so ...

    Thanks for holding down the fort. I suppose it's time I go back and visit more often.
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  8. #328


    Posts : 1,396
    Windows 8 Developer 32 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
    LOL!
    Ivan! Where the heck you been?

    Good to see you back!
    Where I been? Been on the 7 forums helping a increasingly ungrateful crowd...where YOU been?
    Playing with Win8 ... what else?
    I figure I've already done about as much as I can with Win7 ... so ...

    Thanks for holding down the fort. I suppose it's time I go back and visit more often.
    Even though I just registered here a not a lot is going on I check here first.....
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  9. #329


    Quote Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
    LOL!
    Ivan! Where the heck you been?

    Good to see you back!
    Where I been? Been on the 7 forums helping a increasingly ungrateful crowd...where YOU been?
    Playing with Win8 ... what else?
    I figure I've already done about as much as I can with Win7 ... so ...

    Thanks for holding down the fort. I suppose it's time I go back and visit more often.
    I disappeared for more than a year and just returned to SF but yeh finding it hard going with the new crowds over there.

    Can't wait for Windows 8 to really come out.
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  10. #330


    Posts : 1,396
    Windows 8 Developer 32 bit


    You didn't miss much Dirt 2 Games for windows live problem - Windows 7 Forums The original poster was nice, but the necro poster is a piece of work
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