Lol! Heaven knows we all have beaten the dead horse to, well, another death.
I get this feeling that Ms would like all to forget that 8 ever existed and move on to 8.1. Admittedly I think they made a big mistake with too much change that are all too shocking and not a whole lot of personal options. At least in 8.1 one boot to the Desktop and I use All Apps instead of Start Screen. I know this doesn't solve the problem of the Start Menu being omitted, but at least there's 3rd party programs that do so.
Quite frankly I am shocked by some members that were abhorred with 8 that seem to take to 8.1 with some enthusiasm and are moving on.
I think we should all let the dead horse lay and all move on. Golf is enough. < Lol! That's what my Android phone just suggested while speaking into it "Enough is enough". I like that better.
They don't feel intimidated by the tiles like they did the start menu hiding everything and not knowing of what lies in the folder.
Of course , after I set 8 up for them. The only tiles on their start screen were 'Desktop , IE desktop , SpywareBlaster , Wordpad , MS Paint , M8 Free Clipboard , Notepad , Open Office , All apps shortcut & IE metro for banking etc.
Installing new programs from the internet.
- Download & save to your Downloads folder.
- Exit the Internet & close all open windows.
- Open the Downloads folder
- Right click the program icon & click Open
- Type in Administrator Password if asked & OK
- READ the Licencse and continue to install
- If given the option of Standard or Custom Choose Custom & uncheck programs with a different name
- than what you are installing. (Ask , Check PC etc.)
- click next(s)
- click Finish
You may need to choose settings.
Restart computer as soon as possible.
They still stay in touch but not as often. Mostly just asking if they should or shouldn't download a program ?
Mmmmmmmmmm... maybe there's something in the water. Or maybe you're over qualified to teach average users .
Maybe MS should have given us an opportunity to download & use a Metro Modern Start Menu on XP , Vista or 7 as a tweak. With a more intriguing name like 'Graphical Start Screen' and pressing the start button opened the folder containing iconsa acting as tiles.
Wouldn't MS need to remove limitations from Metro Apps before our desktops are swept into oblivion?
Even then , I don't think the desktop will disappear. Despite the number of desktop computers diminishing.
I believe MS knows what they want to do. All we can do is get onboard and learn to work the new OS'. Share new discoveries , tips & tricks to help each other have a smooth transistion. Or be left behind fighting and confused by change.
Nice try Paul, considering that the command prompt has evolved into the power shell window the command line has not gone anywhere, just like the desktop won't go anywhere.