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  1. #11


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Microsoft's more concerned with the PC in general, regardless of form factor.

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  2. #12


    Webster NY US
    Posts : 325
    Win 7 / Win 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Microsoft's more concerned with the PC in general, regardless of form factor.
    Based upon what? The evidence doesn't seem very strong. Obviously they are currently still playing seriously in the PC market, but perhaps their interest is waning over time due to the market trends I mentioned.
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  3. #13


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I've rolled back my two desktops and my laptop. WEI wouldn't run on my old Acer Aspire 5920. And the CIR wouldn't work no matter what driver I used. It was noticeably slower running 8 than it was running 7. My wife didn't like Windows 8 anyway and she uses the laptop a lot more than I do, so it was an easy decision to go back to 7. Metro apps were a major pain, one or two would just quit and wouldn't launch. Reset, refresh, and system restore all failed to fix it. I'd have to reinstall to fix it. It happened on both of my desktop PC's. They have very similar hardware, one is an ASUS M4N68T-M V2 and the other an M2N68-AM SE2. NVIDIA nForce 630a / GeForce 7025 chip-sets. On my main desktop PC the M4N68, Metro just locked up completely. No tiles would work, hot corners wouldn't work, task manager wouldn't work and I couldn't get to the desktop. Windows 7 runs just fine on all of these PC's. I got tied of reinstalling and went back to what works.
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  4. #14


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


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I've rolled back my two desktops and my laptop. WEI wouldn't run on my old Acer Aspire 5920. And the CIR wouldn't work no matter what driver I used. It was noticeably slower running 8 than it was running 7. My wife didn't like Windows 8 anyway and she uses the laptop a lot more than I do, so it was an easy decision to go back to 7. Metro apps were a major pain, one or two would just quit and wouldn't launch. Reset, refresh, and system restore all failed to fix it. I'd have to reinstall to fix it. It happened on both of my desktop PC's. They have very similar hardware, one is an ASUS M4N68T-M V2 and the other an M2N68-AM SE2. NVIDIA nForce 630a / GeForce 7025 chip-sets. On my main desktop PC the M4N68, Metro just locked up completely. No tiles would work, hot corners wouldn't work, task manager wouldn't work and I couldn't get to the desktop. Windows 7 runs just fine on all of these PC's. I got tied of reinstalling and went back to what works.
    If you were having that much trouble, who can blame you?

    -Max
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  5. #15


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by mbratch View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Microsoft's more concerned with the PC in general, regardless of form factor.
    Based upon what? The evidence doesn't seem very strong. Obviously they are currently still playing seriously in the PC market, but perhaps their interest is waning over time due to the market trends I mentioned.

    Based upon the fact that if they were wanted to pursue the tablet/smartphone market than the laptop/desktop one, they would had just focused on Windows RT on for ARM processors and kept Windows 7 for desktops/laptops and probably eventually have a situation like apple, where they have the mac very few people use versus the ios platform that is the hugest cash cow. Instead, it would be a start menu Desktop UI being used less versus a larger market share for Windows RT and Windows Phone, which would had ended up killing the PC that is we know. Instead, they took Windows 8 and RT, made them similar in UIs but dissimilar in hardware capabilities, and diversified the PC market to be touch oriented. In five years from now, I bet you that the amount of touch capable PCs will be a larger market than now.

    Even then, this is something that even Steve Ballmer said himself when asked about the PC in the future. He said that the PC in the future will take on many different form factors, but what will make it the PC is Windows. Being a PC, this means VASTLY superior I/O ports and hardware than current phablets of android and ios. Right now, yeah, you can say Windows 8 isn't meant for the desktop, that's your opinion, not mine. Years from now, the desktop form factor will be/is the touch AIO PC. Some will keep a tower, some will even use touch monitors with them.

    Point being, Microsoft will ALWAYS continue to back the PC, regardless of what form or shape or abilities it takes. Without it, there would an insignificant Microsoft.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    I found today that Windows 8 was taking an awfully long time go through the start routine before I could open anything, much longer than over the last few days. It's quite bewildering.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    FYI: The PC in my specs is about 6 or 7 years old. Runs Win8 perfectly, been playing Dishonored without a single hiccup or crash.
    Playing Fallout3, Alan Wake, Max Payne 3 and loading Borderlands 2.
    I am also running it on about a 2 year old laptop, Dell Inspiron 1764 without a single issue.

    Not to mitigate others who have legitimate issues, I just want to add the fact that I am not.
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  8. #18


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    hi guys,

    Here at home, nobody has Windows7, simply because i upgraded everyone. No complains what so ever.

    By the way, i consider a laptop as a sofisticated typing machine, it is a laptop, but hardly a computer.

    yeah, i know, let it come to me.

    Jeff
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  9. #19


    Posts : 76
    Windows 8 Pro


    Rolling back to Windows 7 because of hardware issues makes sense. But that would be after making sure there aren't any fixes. Rolling back to 7 because you don't like the Start Screen is kinda silly. The desktop side of things is still "better" in 8 than 7, minus the annoyances - and you can get rid of the Start Screen by installing many 3rd party apps. So I don't quite get why people bother reverting for such trivial reasons.
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  10. #20


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


    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    hi guys,

    Here at home, nobody has Windows7, simply because i upgraded everyone. No complains what so ever.

    By the way, i consider a laptop as a sofisticated typing machine, it is a laptop, but hardly a computer.

    yeah, i know, let it come to me.

    Jeff
    No offense, but is your laptop "sofisticated" enough to spell-check? (It's spelled "sophisticated" if you're wondering).

    LOL! Sorry ... I could NOT resist!

    -Max :-)
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