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How hard is Windows 8?

  1. #21


    Webster NY US
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    Win 7 / Win 8


    Quote Originally Posted by molebo View Post
    Why everyone thing the complaints are all about the start button, I don't even use such thing as Start 8 or whatever, aside Classic Shell do the job for free if you are after this kind of start button replacement. If you need Start 8 or what ever, better stay with Windows 7. Windows 8 is 100 % operational without any third apps.
    Literally the only reason I have Windows 8 on my most recent laptop purchase is because it was the least expensive choice with the same given hardware. So I do basically run it like Windows 7, but there are a couple of Metro apps I like, so I will use Metro for those rare cases. Most of what I do isn't well suited to Metro, however. You can't, for example, put document or folder links on the Start screen.

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  2. #22


    Quote Originally Posted by mbratch View Post
    Literally the only reason I have Windows 8 on my most recent laptop purchase is because it was the least expensive choice with the same given hardware.
    That's the problem many are facing now. I have to dig in the Dell business website to find a Laptop with Windows 7.
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  3. #23


    Webster NY US
    Posts : 325
    Win 7 / Win 8


    Quote Originally Posted by molebo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mbratch View Post
    Literally the only reason I have Windows 8 on my most recent laptop purchase is because it was the least expensive choice with the same given hardware.
    That's the problem many are facing now. I have to dig in the Dell business website to find a Laptop with Windows 7.
    Yes, they'll start to be come harder to find over time. Although there's still the free "downgrade" option if you get Windows 8 Pro. At some point, Microsoft will take that option away after they feel they've got their customer base properly conditioned. But as long as they continue to allow users to configure Windows 8 the way they like to work, it's manageable.
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