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  1. #31


    Posts : 5
    Win 7


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    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.
    Clever, but irrelevant. I use nothing but Windows.

    I'm not bashing Windows. I'm simply trying to find out whether Win 8 has anything worth getting. The reviews seem to say that it's just Win 7 with tiles, plus some rearrangement of things. If so, there's no reason to upgrade.

    So I want to know whether that's true, or whether there really is something in there worth having. The other poster, above, pointed out a few things ... but I find these less than compelling. Still looking for more.

    As for being banned or expelled ... who crowned you the king/lord/master?

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  2. #32


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by lhorwinkle View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    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.
    Clever, but irrelevant. I use nothing but Windows.

    I'm not bashing Windows. I'm simply trying to find out whether Win 8 has anything worth getting. The reviews seem to say that it's just Win 7 with tiles, plus some rearrangement of things. If so, there's no reason to upgrade.

    So I want to know whether that's true, or whether there really is something in there worth having. The other poster, above, pointed out a few things ... but I find these less than compelling. Still looking for more.

    As for being banned or expelled ... who crowned you the king/lord/master?
    Windows 7 was just Windows vista with a bigger Taskbar, Libraries, and a prettier boot screen.
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  3. #33


    England
    Posts : 24
    Windows 8 Pro 64bit


    Yeah but didn't Vista just break all the time as I recall ? Thats why I went back to XP Pro !!!!
    Just a thought
    Ricky
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  4. #34


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    According to some people, vista SP2 was decent enough to use....so.....
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  5. #35


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


    Quote Originally Posted by lhorwinkle View Post
    I'm not bashing Windows. I'm simply trying to find out whether Win 8 has anything worth getting. The reviews seem to say that it's just Win 7 with tiles, plus some rearrangement of things. If so, there's no reason to upgrade.

    So I want to know whether that's true, or whether there really is something in there worth having. The other poster, above, pointed out a few things ... but I find these less than compelling. Still looking for more.
    I'm using both Windows 7 and Windows 8 (I purchased two licences), and I'm still trying to work out whether to fully move across to Windows 8. At the moment, I don't find the transition compelling enough as, for the way I work, Windows 8 doesn't offer any substantial benefits and provides enough annoyances, or lack of flexibility (which I've noted previously), that I'm loathe to move across.

    Oddly enough, I removed Windows 8 from my tablet and resumed using Windows 7, as Windows 8 is even less accommodating for my lower resolution tablet (ie not of sufficient native resolution), to run both apps and desktop in a visually pleasing way. Having an almost brand new tablet, I'm not going to buy a new one just to be able to use Windows 8, when I'm primarily in the desktop anyway. The licence is still there, should Windows 8 change sufficiently to make it worthwhile installing.
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  6. #36


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    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?
    First, it wasn't an insult. It was an observation. I'm not saying everyone who's been around for a long time hates Windows 8 (I started writing software on CDC cyber systems in the 70's) but it seems that many of the most vocal haters seem to be those that take great pride in their long history with computers. And my comment about the 50's was not to be taken literally. I was going to say the 1500's.. because I was being sarcastic.

    Second, my first comment was that he's been around long enough in these forums to know how many problems people have with upgrade installs. To do an upgrade, despite knowing all those problems, and then complaining about problems that seem to come from doing an upgrade.. well, it seems irrational to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    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?
    I do accept that people don't like Windows 8. What I take issue with is when people complain about it for invalid reasons, made-up reasons, or illogical reasons. I've said this many many times. If you don't like it, fine. But don't try and tell us it's because of reasons that are complete BS.
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  7. #37


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Thanks Coke Robot. I'll have a look at that.

    Update: didn't work.
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  8. #38


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    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.
    I've noticed that members are allowed to be offensive/rude, as long as they are pro-W8.
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  9. #39


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Thanks Coke Robot. I'll have a look at that.

    Update: didn't work.
    This is very odd. You did go to the advanced power settings dialog box right?
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  10. #40


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


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I just wasted $40 for a Windows 8 license and installed it with VMware. And the first two simple things I tried don't work.

    1. When I wanted to use one of my own pictures as desktop background, it tells me that I do not have an application for that. Since when do we need applications to set a desktop background. It works neither from the picture directly nor thru Personalize.

    2. I always automate my logins with Netplwiz. That is a hit and miss too. It works a couple of times, then I have to loging manually again (although the little box is still unchecked).

    What a mess. All these functions worked in the prerelease versions. I knew I was wasting my money.
    Wow what a waste, a full operating system for less than half the price of most good games

    There was a guy on here a few days ago who said he found it exciting and challenging to find new ways of doing things, I feel exactly the same way, bit like an explorer or learning DOS the first time, but obviously you don't.
    Young man, I have been around computers since 1958 and learned about 50 different operating systems - that was my job. A new OS does not scare me. I can tell a good OS from a marginal one and for right now Windows 8 is marginal in my book - at least for the desktop user.

    You go get him grandpa ... er, well, Dad!

    -Max
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