Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


I believe Win 8 is going to be another Windows Vista

  1. #31


    Posts : 57
    Windows 7 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    ...

    So, no, I do not think Win8 is likely to be another Vista.
    I agree, and sales to date would validate the opinion.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #32


    Posts : 224
    .


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    As to UI changes -- unlike with Vista, MS allows you to go "back" to the UI of the previous OS version. Vista had no such option (that I recall -- it's been a while!) to return to the XP "desktop". So, even if you detest the Modern interface, you're not locked into using it.

    So, no, I do not think Win8 is likely to be another Vista.
    they did indeed allow it, you had to change the start menu to classic in the theme's section of the personalise section.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #33


    Gazz9496
    a day?

    give it a chance at least, i've been messing around with the start screen since the dev preview and frankly i think it's boring and out of date as a result.

    In my defence, i think if you read my whole post, it is a day , and i was trying to get across how bad it initially is, but with just adding a windows 7 startbar, it is becoming easier.So i am giving it a chance as it is still installed, and figuring what apps i need.I dont want to rubbish it without giving it a good month .
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #34


    Posts : 224
    .


    was meant to be mildly funny...my humour sometimes needs to be warmed up.

    honestly though give it a chance for longer, after a year with the beta's i tried the classic start shell and while nice and it works really well it just didn't feel right.

    but then that was a lappy and not a desktop so my requirements are different.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #35


    Posts : 57
    Windows 7 Professional


    I think Windows 8 provides the best of both worlds. The new Start screen is quick and easy and not limited to the new apps -- I have tiles pinned from shortcuts built there to all of my legacy apps, including folder explorer and a folder where I have all my application shortcuts stored, which I can also pin to the classic desktop view taskbar if I want. I even have a tile shortcut for shutdown or restarts, which is also pinned to the taskbar and available on the desktop itself -- yes three ways to do the same thing, typical of the flexibility to do it "your way" that Windows has always provided. So I get all the benefits of both the new Windows apps and tiles, and the classic desktop. If anybody wants more details on what I do, let me know.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #36


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by PJL View Post
    I think Windows 8 provides the best of both worlds. The new Start screen is quick and easy and not limited to the new apps -- I have tiles pinned from shortcuts built there to all of my legacy apps, including folder explorer and a folder where I have all my application shortcuts stored, which I can also pin to the classic desktop view taskbar if I want. I even have a tile shortcut for shutdown or restarts, which is also pinned to the taskbar and available on the desktop itself -- yes three ways to do the same thing, typical of the flexibility to do it "your way" that Windows has always provided. So I get all the benefits of both the new Windows apps and tiles, and the classic desktop. If anybody wants more details on what I do, let me know.
    I see you have also taken advantage of Windows 8 as I have...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #37


    Ohio
    Posts : 473
    Windows 8 Pro


    Are you looking for it in the Metro page? As far as I know, it's not there. If that's where you are at, go to the desktop and you will see it.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #38


    Posts : 8
    Win 7 PRo


    Ok I have read all the insults and constructive as well. My point was not 8 is hardware problem like Vista, But that windows shoved it down people throat and they did not like the program, Whatever the problem maybe, not that they are they same mechanically, really people?
    If you have people new to PC's their learning all of it new, well naturally they will love it, whats not to love? they have no comparison.
    While YOUNG people maybe fine with searching through and figuring out all the New mechanics to simply Use the program, older people are not. Your forgetting a wide varity of people out there over ermm lets say 50yrs old who have grown with windows through the years. Alot who have finally gotten the nerve to use it to keep in touch with family and relatives. You have so dramatically changed windows in 8 their lost. You say look here do that etc etc. If you work with People in the field you know what I am talking about, their lost and frustrated and etc. And will want to go back to win 7 with all the familar things their use to . I am putting 8 on a shop PC obiviously to get to know it well cause by job it demands it for me. Customers? iIt is Not demanded. You have cut out a whole group of people by shoving the new style down their throat and as in the past (Vista) you should have learned people do not like things shoved down their throat. It should start and have everything there as before and the sleek new look as option. I will use and get to know as I have always done thru the years cause job demands it. But I am telling you from customers coming in, they do NOT like it. You can take that or leave it as it is what has happened so far in my business. It is always bad policy to strip away all the familar and shove all new down peoples throats they will not take it well and your going to scare the majority off. Look when people go out and pay good money for a program they do not want to feel lost or stupid or etc. There has to be some familarity to atleast have some sense of security to learn on. Win 8 does not have that UNLESS you already know how to use the program. That is the fly in the ointment in my opinion !
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #39


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I'm 57 yrs. old. I've used Win98, Win98SE, WinME, XP Pro, Win 7, and now I'm using Win 8 Pro on a desktop. I like it. Had no major problems learning my way around, just like I had no major problems learning my way around on any of the other Windows OS. But --- that's just me. Not speaking for all of course.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #40


    Posts : 8
    Win 7 PRo


    That was example not a Firm all people over 50 thing. My gawd people your missing the whole point by focising on a *word* or a *age* that was not the point just a age to try to get them to focus on what II am saying. There will be people under 50 that do not like it as well. *sigh* age was not the point only to try to get them to look at it from a point of view. *sigh*
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 4 of 32 FirstFirst ... 2345614 ... LastLast
I believe Win 8 is going to be another Windows Vista
Related Threads
I would this feature be place in windows 8.1 it was good Hidden Icons feature.
I really need a windows vista iso which doesn't take forever to download, I don't want any torrents either.
Solved My windows vista crashed in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Hi I am wanting help I was removing programmes from my add remove programmes , which seemed fine . The next day I switched my Acer laptop 7730 on and windows corrupt file kept coming up quite a few , then the thing just went off and it would not reboot again. I could not do a system restore there...
Hi Guys. I am considering upgrading from windows vista to windows 8, but one thing I am not sure of, are games that play on Vista or XP ( Myst Series. Rhem.etc) playable on windows 8? I have too many games to mention here, but would be grateful if anyone could help me. Much appreciated. Thanks....
As title really. What are the chances of Windows 8 being to Windows 7 what Vista was to XP? Everyone seems to be very happy with Windows 7 so do you not think that Windows 8 will flop and everyone will just keep with 7?
To see the bug, follow these steps: 1. Go to the desktop, 2. Right Click on the desktop and make new shortcut, 3. On the Make Shortcut dialog, press cancel, 4. Right Click again, you will see a new menu: Undo New CTRL+Z 11945
A way to use VirtualBox OSE (Open Source Edition) on x64 Windows with signed drivers from Oracle: (see next post)
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook