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    I hate it.. can't say much more.. can't find anything! have to do a search everytime I want a program... it wiped out my Roxio, no start bar to get to programs? I'm going back to WIN7.... I was going to upgrade on all my computers, NOT happening for sure, should have figured Microsoft would screw it up again.. I'm still trying to find things in my MSWord that used to be right there on the bar above.. now, its impossible.. every new item gets worse and worse.. what happened to the old programmers, these new ones must be on dope or something?

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    Well, on a few respects I agree with you. I have elected at this point to not run Windows 8 on my boxes.

    However, there is no doubt that the marketplace is changing, people are using more and more mobile devices, seem to be enamored with touchscreens and in many respects have been willing to give up a lot for some advantages. Microsoft has felt the need to get ahead of this before they are left behind. While I don't completely agree with what they have done, I can see their reason for making changes.

    It seems like a lot of things that you mentioned though are biggies that have been discussed ad nauseam. It's a bit surprising that you weren't prepared at this point for what you saw.

    The part of your post that intrigues me the most is "I was going to upgrade on all of my computers?". What was your reasoning for this? Certainly there must have been something that you researched about which led you to believe that the upgrade was the best option, but yet it doesn't seem like you really knew much about it going into it.
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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Sorry, hopefully you'll find this downgrade to 7 from 8 tutorial helpful.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Sorry, hopefully you'll find this downgrade to 7 from 8 tutorial helpful.
    Of no help to the OP, as Windows 8 is not Pre-installed.
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    Like I tell clients the times they be a changing and stay with what you like and use or move to the new age of computing. Simple as that.
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    I liked XP, 98 always pulled the "blue screen of death on me", so I upgraded.. then when I went to 7, I liked it also, I hated the Office upgrade and still do, took me over a year to find "find", and I still haven't found all the useful tools in WORD.. so, I just assumed, I know, NEVER assume anything... that WIN8 PRO would be even better, just leave the OFFICE part alone, (someone already told me 2010 is horrendous)... I didn't do a lot of research on 8, guess I should have.. but, $69 or whatever it cost me, isn't that bad to learn not to trust MS anymore when they say "its better".. and maybe at some point I'll be able to find my control panel, printer and gadget settings icon, and so forth.. I can't even set the properties on my printer, can't find it.. I had just installed Roxio for DVD and CD, it wiped it out and said it had expired, well, it was less than 3 months old and NOT a trial version.. so, I'll find my disc and just try to re-install it.. any rate, I still have all my WIN7 stuff, so I just may go back to that.. I'm definitely not putting it on my desktop computer, and my sisters is still XP, so I may just bump her to 7, if I put 8 on hers, she'd throw it out the door..
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    DeLand, FL
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    Unless you're a propeller-headed geek like many of us around here are, upgrade your system if and only if there are new features that you need. Yes, the market is changing quickly but that doesn't mean you have to immediately go out there and buy the latest thing. You'll upgrade soon enough when the need arises.

    To me and most desktop users Win8 does not fall into the category of need. After playing with it for a year-and-a-half (on and off) I ditched it altogether and rebuild my main system back to Win7. I miss nothing about Win8. Nothing.

    -Max
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    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Sorry, hopefully you'll find this downgrade to 7 from 8 tutorial helpful.
    Of no help to the OP, as Windows 8 is not Pre-installed.
    Thanks, I see--needs to do a clean install back to Win7. My bad; hadn't read that tutorial carefully enough.
    Last edited by znod; 04 Feb 2013 at 13:57.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Peck View Post
    Unless you're a propeller-headed geek like many of us around here are, upgrade your system if and only if there are new features that you need. Yes, the market is changing quickly but that doesn't mean you have to immediately go out there and buy the latest thing. You'll upgrade soon enough when the need arises.

    To me and most desktop users Win8 does not fall into the category of need. After playing with it for a year-and-a-half (on and off) I ditched it altogether and rebuild my main system back to Win7. I miss nothing about Win8. Nothing.

    -Max
    AMEN.. I was looking at the supposedly safety aspect from virus's, Trojans, etc.. but not even sure that was true.. the rest is just a apple in disguise..
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    Texas
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by frhrwa View Post
    I hate it.. can't say much more.. can't find anything! have to do a search everytime I want a program... it wiped out my Roxio, no start bar to get to programs? I'm going back to WIN7.... I was going to upgrade on all my computers, NOT happening for sure, should have figured Microsoft would screw it up again.. I'm still trying to find things in my MSWord that used to be right there on the bar above.. now, its impossible.. every new item gets worse and worse.. what happened to the old programmers, these new ones must be on dope or something?
    I understand what you're going through, as I went through a lot of the same. I decided to "upgrade" too, but what I did was to install Win 8 on a clean hard drive and unplug the Win 7 hard drive. That way, I can "downgrade" any time I want to. I didn't go the route of installing over Windows 7; never have done that for the very reasons you seem to have suffered. No matter what they say, anything but a clean install is trouble for me. Clean installs take longer, but are easier in the long run.

    My first disaster was trying to figure out how to close the dang computer down! Talk about hiding things! Who woulda thunk the power button would be under Settings! Good grief! I finally found that one, and managed to figure out how to get to the desktop. Finally! By that time, I was "off and running".

    From the time it first appeared, I have used Quick Launch to line my most used apps along the taskbar. Yeppers, it's still there in Windows 8! I think there's a tutorial for that here somewhere, but I've recreated it so many times I didn't need the tutorial.

    And speaking of tutorials . . . There are a few gazillion of them here. Even though you see an alphabet at the top of your screen, be sure to look down a couple of items and click on the Tutorial Index, which will give you a truly alphabetized list of same. You can find almost anything you want there.
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