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Not sure I like the new interface. Any way to get rid of it?

  1. #11


    Posts : 6
    Windows 7 Pro


    All true points of view. I have a lot to think about. As should be obvious from my original post, and having nothing whatsoever to do with Max Peck's more militant and forceful opinion, I too am considering skipping this version. While I haven't completely made my mind up one way or the other, there's a good chance that I will skip this version, and maybe others as long as I can continue to run the latest software that I want to run.

    In a word, Windows 8 is ugly, at least to me, and let's face it, in my house and on my equipment, I'm all that matters.

    - Byron

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  2. #12


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by bfollowell View Post
    Thanks for the shell options and the links to the related thread guys. It definitely looks like there are options open to me if I still decide to upgrade that will allow me to have Windows 8 my way.

    Well, if they get the compatibility issues taken care of then, I'll likely wait as long as I possibly can and then, assuming I don't see any other negatives I can't live with or work around, get in on the lower upgrade pricing at the last minute.

    gulls777, I know exactly how you feel. Still, unless we want to go with Linux or switch to Mac, there aren't a whole lot of other options open to us. If Microsoft keeps heading down this route, like it or not, eventually we'll have to jump on board or get left at the station. Still, I'm seriously considering skipping this generation and holding out for the next. We have a few months left to decide before the great upgrade pricing goes away. Time will tell I guess.

    Thanks to everyone for the advice.

    - Byron
    Hi there

    you won't have to give up W7 for a while yet.

    I'm still using a version of Windows 2003 server customized for a desktop ( it actually allows > 4GB even in it's 32 bit version) and run W7 x-64 as a virtual OS on the Windows 2003 system -- note that with VMware there is NO problem running a 64 bit OS as a virtual machine from a 32 bit HOST OS.

    No problems -- just do the update.
    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. #13


    DeLand, FL
    Posts : 380
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by bfollowell View Post
    All true points of view. I have a lot to think about. As should be obvious from my original post, and having nothing whatsoever to do with Max Peck's more militant and forceful opinion, I too am considering skipping this version. While I haven't completely made my mind up one way or the other, there's a good chance that I will skip this version, and maybe others as long as I can continue to run the latest software that I want to run.

    In a word, Windows 8 is ugly, at least to me, and let's face it, in my house and on my equipment, I'm all that matters.

    - Byron
    I guess you could call it "forceful" ... but militant? Oh yeah, I mentioned a gun!

    -Max
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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