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    A update on windows. Enough is enough!!!!!! After 2 weeks I uninstalled windows 8 & went back to windows 7. I tried to like it but life is too short. I enjoyed reading this forum & will miss it but not windows8. jimjoh

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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Did you try installing 'classic shell' to bring back the proper desktop experience..??
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jimjoh,

    Could you let us know what specifically made you switch back?

    Perhaps we may know of a way to help with whatever it is.
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    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by jimjoh View Post
    A update on windows. Enough is enough!!!!!! After 2 weeks I uninstalled windows 8 & went back to windows 7. I tried to like it but life is too short. I enjoyed reading this forum & will miss it but not windows8. jimjoh
    Even if you don't like Windows 8, you can still get good useful information here on this forum that will help you on things other than Windows 8. It may also help you to find answers to the problems you had with 8. When I first got the new operating system, I hated it. But now that I've used it for a while I have found things that I like better than 7. But that's me and doesn't necessarily mean that you will feel the same thing. But maybe if you stay with the forum you'll find some answers. Best regards whatever you do.
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    The straw that broke the camel's back was the email setup on 8. Yes I used classic shell & had my start menu & I even had it boot to the desktop. I installed live mail from 7 & had all kinds of trouble sending & receiving mail. It was not compatible with 8 Many times to do simple steps on win7 was easy but with 8 it just added steps & searching to do the same thing. I have a ssd on my desktop & with 8 I had 15 sec startup & now with 7 I am back to 40 secs startup which is ok with me. Also in opening items from the desktop it would be a metro window with no menu or other easy commands I could go on & on but I did go back to 7 & I am a happy camper. Thankss for you replies. jimjoh.
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    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by jimjoh View Post
    The straw that broke the camel's back was the email setup on 8. Yes I used classic shell & had my start menu & I even had it boot to the desktop. I installed live mail from 7 & had all kinds of trouble sending & receiving mail. It was not compatible with 8 Many times to do simple steps on win7 was easy but with 8 it just added steps & searching to do the same thing. I have a ssd on my desktop & with 8 I had 15 sec startup & now with 7 I am back to 40 secs startup which is ok with me. Also in opening items from the desktop it would be a metro window with no menu or other easy commands I could go on & on but I did go back to 7 & I am a happy camper. Thankss for you replies. jimjoh.
    Did you try changing program defaults so things open in the Desktop versus a metro app?

    Default Programs - Set Your Default Programs in Windows 8
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    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    I felt the same way at first, but I persevered with W8, and now don't want to go back.

    Well, if I could put the Start Screen and a few other things into W7, I might... ;-)
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    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    If you are using win7 - you can always try the win7 forums - Windows 7 Forum

    Plenty of people there who don't want to be inflicted with 8.



    Quote Originally Posted by jimjoh View Post
    The straw that broke the camel's back was the email setup on 8. Yes I used classic shell & had my start menu & I even had it boot to the desktop. I installed live mail from 7 & had all kinds of trouble sending & receiving mail. It was not compatible with 8 Many times to do simple steps on win7 was easy but with 8 it just added steps & searching to do the same thing. I have a ssd on my desktop & with 8 I had 15 sec startup & now with 7 I am back to 40 secs startup which is ok with me. Also in opening items from the desktop it would be a metro window with no menu or other easy commands I could go on & on but I did go back to 7 & I am a happy camper. Thankss for you replies. jimjoh.
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    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Quote Originally Posted by jimjoh View Post
    The straw that broke the camel's back was the email setup on 8. Yes I used classic shell & had my start menu & I even had it boot to the desktop. I installed live mail from 7 & had all kinds of trouble sending & receiving mail. It was not compatible with 8 Many times to do simple steps on win7 was easy but with 8 it just added steps & searching to do the same thing. I have a ssd on my desktop & with 8 I had 15 sec startup & now with 7 I am back to 40 secs startup which is ok with me. Also in opening items from the desktop it would be a metro window with no menu or other easy commands I could go on & on but I did go back to 7 & I am a happy camper. Thankss for you replies. jimjoh.
    Hi jimjoh, sorry to see you go.

    I am running Windows 8 Pro OEM from a commercially bought disk, and I have it on a Corsair SATA3 SSD HD, as a single installation. Even before restoring the Start Menu using Ex7ForW8, I was able to download and successfully run Windows Live Mail, no drama at all. In default it has auto log in to Windows Live turned off, so acts like any normal client.

    With Ex7ForW8 you actually import files from Win7 by running the Win7 installation disc when installing Ex7ForW8. So you get the fully functional original Win7 Orb Start Menu, and are running Explorer 7. There is a switch to toggle backwards and forewards between Explorer 7/Orb Start Menu and Explorer 8/Metro if you ever need to use Metro.

    Just one question. You say you installed live mail from 7. Do you mean you imported it or did a fresh down load? I'd suggest downloading WinLiveMail direct from a donwload link from the desktop, not the Metro, Inernet Explorer from apps. That's how I did it.

    Hope this helps.
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    I have Windows Live Mail installed and had problems sending mail - seems as if something changed my outgoing from 'stmp' to 'pop'. Once that was corrected, i had no problem sending mail.

    The native Mail app i was able to somehow figure out how to add my default account, but couldn't for the life of me remember how i did it and wasn't able to add anymore. So Windows Mail it was!
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