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  1. #21


    Posts : 5
    Win 7


    Why would someone upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8?
    Aside from the (useless/annoying) Metro tile-fest, does Windows 8 have anything useful not found in Windows 7?

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  2. #22


    England
    Posts : 24
    Windows 8 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by lhorwinkle View Post
    Why would someone upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8?
    Aside from the (useless/annoying) Metro tile-fest, does Windows 8 have anything useful not found in Windows 7?
    Well I guess it's a new toy, I ran the consumer preview on an aging desktop with no touch screen and hated as I did when I upgraded on my current machine from 7. The store didn't work, in fact nothing worked really until I did a clean install. But I am getting used to it although I must admit the metro screen is not exactly the most spell binding interface as far as looks are concerned, it does boot up and shut down incredibly quickly (under 25 seconds). So like I say a new toy to play about with !
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  3. #23


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Hmmm.. It seems odd that the people that seem to dislike Windows 8 the most all like to brag about how they were using computers in the 50's or some such...

    There can't be a correlation.... I'm probably just imagining it...
    WHY do you feel it necessary to INSULT anyone here who dares not love Win8? Your first reply in this thread was to chastise someone for doing something routine -- upgrading to Win8?

    Then, you try an age-based SLAM (to have used computers in the 50's, they would have to been born in the early 40's -- making them 70-something now) against anyone else who doesn't like Win8! You just dislike old people? Or, like other young folks, you think every old person just has to be stupid -- because they don't like something you do like?

    Why can't you just accept that some folks simply don't like Win8 -- or maybe, they're OK witn Win8 but are having problems with it -- and that does not make them old or stupid?
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  4. #24


    Quote Originally Posted by lhorwinkle View Post
    Why would someone upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8?
    Aside from the (useless/annoying) Metro tile-fest, does Windows 8 have anything useful not found in Windows 7?
    ____________________________________________________

    First I want to say that I am not a shill for Microsoft or Windows 8. I'm not trying to sell it to anyone or persuade. To each his own. Your question seems legitimate.

    I bought Win 8 OEM because it came on my new computer.

    I bought Win 8 pro in a store to upgrade from Win 7 so that my LAN computer #2 would function more effectively in the network. It did.

    Windows 8 comes in several flavors. What it has is a touch gesture feature in addition to a mouse and keyboard application. The speed of light evolution of this discipline is breathtaking. The touch screen, touch pad features now are available in desk top monitors, laptop, tablets and notebooks.

    The Win 8 installed in tablets and notebooks is NOT the complete version in Win 8 OEM. The Win 8 Pro upgrade on line is not the same version as Win 8 Pro bought in a store in a box with two discs 64 bit and 32 bit. The Win 8 commercial version not sold to home users is also different.

    Things that are different in Win 8 are:

    * Windows defender and firewall are significantly enhanced in Win 8. They were weak and vulnerable in Win 7.

    * Win 8 is slimmer and lighter than Win 7. It is to work on a multitude of devices, desk tops, laptops, hybrids, tablets, notebooks.

    * Incredibly fast when using SSD, 5 seconds. 3 second shut down.

    * New lock screen and new log on procedure.

    * Start menu replaced by start screen.

    * Windows store.

    * New Windows 8 apps.

    * Internet Explorer 10.

    * Log on to your Microsoft account.

    * A new file explorer.

    * Enhanced Windows Defender.

    * A new task manager.

    * Switch languages on the fly.

    * Windows Media Center.

    * File History.

    * Enhanced parental control.

    Windows 8 is used by home owners, kids, businesses, hospitals, manufacturers, governments, military, ---------------------

    Some people like fine art, some just don't get it !
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  5. #25


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8 Pro x64 w/WMC


    My only complaint is that I can't install it on my HP Compaq tc4200. I would have loved to be able to take advantage of its new features on it. But I understand that with progress comes sacrifices, lol like new driver implementations. Well at least I can get Windows 7 on the cheap now and install it and at least get some of the the great features that windows 8 has.
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  6. #26


    Posts : 5
    Win 7


    I'm glad for this:
    Quote Originally Posted by wetibbe View Post
    First I want to say that I am not a shill for Microsoft or Windows 8. I'm not trying to sell it to anyone or persuade. To each his own. Your question seems legitimate. I bought Win 8 OEM because it came on my new computer.
    Windows 8 comes in several flavors. What it has is a touch gesture feature in addition to a mouse and keyboard application. The speed of light evolution of this discipline is breathtaking. The touch screen, touch pad features now are available in desk top monitors, laptop, tablets and notebooks.
    I don't own a touch screen. They're for phones and tablets. Anyway, with keyboard at hand, and mouse close by, why would I want to slow down and reach for the screen?

    * Win 8 is slimmer and lighter than Win 7. It is to work on a multitude of devices, desk tops, laptops, hybrids, tablets, notebooks.
    New MS operating systems don't get slimmer. They get fatter. It's built into their business model.

    * Incredibly fast when using SSD, 5 seconds. 3 second shut down.
    Hmm ... so can any O/S that can support SSD.

    * Start menu replaced by start screen.
    This is a major loss. Is there a way to get the start menu back?

    * Internet Explorer 10.
    I use Firefox, thinking about Chrome. Haven't used IE in most of a decade.

    * Log on to your Microsoft account.
    What's that?

    * A new file explorer.
    If it aint broke, count on Microsoft to fix it anyway.

    * A new task manager.
    Ditto.

    * Switch languages on the fly.
    I only speak one language.

    * Windows Media Center.
    Useless, ever since the Windows XP media center.

    * File History.
    ???

    * Enhanced parental control.

    No children here anymore.

    Summary: I'm really trying to see what's different in Win 8. So far, I can't find anything useful.

    I guess that makes sense, though. Windows 8 must be Microsoft's re-entry in the the phone/tablet world. I guess it wasn't meant to be an upgrade for laptops/desktops.
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  7. #27


    The good thing is that most every misinformed Windows 8 basher seems to find the exit by way of ban or expelled.

    It won't be long for you ihorwrinkle.
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  8. #28


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Thanks for your various comments. I was not saying that Windows 8 is difficult to use. I had a whole year to figure it out and even produced a few tutorials on how to use it. Most are on my Youtube site.

    The problems on hand her are just annoyances. The wallpaper problem went away once I had installed the Photo Gallery. The Netplwiz problem is still around - but only when I go back from sleep now. I guess I can live with it.
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  9. #29


    Ihornwinkle":


    I spent a lifetime in sales and marketing, more than 50 Years. One convention was: The sale begins when the customer says NO !

    But I'm not selling !

    The impetus to move you is that you have only until the end of January 2013 to decide if you will buy Win 8 at US$66.05 at Costco or $69.95 at Staples. If you suffer buyers remorse Costco will reimburse you immediately, no questions asked, upon presentation of a receipt. After January 31, 2013 it's $199.95.
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  10. #30


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Thanks for your various comments. I was not saying that Windows 8 is difficult to use. I had a whole year to figure it out and even produced a few tutorials on how to use it. Most are on my Youtube site.

    The problems on hand her are just annoyances. The wallpaper problem went away once I had installed the Photo Gallery. The Netplwiz problem is still around - but only when I go back from sleep now. I guess I can live with it.
    If the auto login isn't working when you resume from sleep, this is a power setting you need to change.
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