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Will 90 percent of users always hate Windows 8?

  1. #131


    Posts : 4
    Win8_unfortunately


    It is possible that there is a hardware fault but there are no obvious symptoms. The laptop is only 6 months old and it behaves perfectly normally - apart from refusing to install Windows Updates.

    Following up on the the error messages generated by trying to install updates found a couple of corrupted system files. However after wasting all day on the thing, I am gradually losing the will to live. My wife is also losing the will to live with me.

    I know it is boring but the error messages went something like...
    ...about five I didnt bother writing down.. then..
    80070003
    800703F1
    800703F1 again (- this time it did detect and fix a corrupted file)
    8007371C
    800703F1
    8007371C .at which point I gave up

    I had originally planned to do an Automatic repair and a 'Refresh your PC' but these both failed.

    My year-old Win7 box has never given more than five minutes grief.

    I am beginning to really hate this win8 operating system and will be glad to get back to win7

    Is there an easy and proven way to downgrade back to Win7 without having to reformat?

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  2. #132


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    @junglee here you go direct .iso links download and compare with official sha1 hash for intergrity.
    Windows 7 w/o SP1 and SP1 Media Refresh - Direct Download Links
    These are Windows 7 downloads - I thought he was looking for Windows 8 .iso downloads.
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  3. #133


    Posts : 4
    Win8_unfortunately


    ..no sorry if I confused you.. Windows 8 updates are refusing to install
    It has successfully installed about 60 Security Updates up to KB2727528, then the Microsoft Camera Codec Pack update...then nothing else.
    It has four or five updates all downloaded but unable to install.

    I have just tried to undo the last succesfull update (the Microsoft Camera Codec Pack) - but that refuses to uninstall with the error message "an error has occurred. Not all the updates were successfully uninstalled."

    Bloody thing!
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  4. #134


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    @junglee here you go direct .iso links download and compare with official sha1 hash for intergrity.
    Windows 7 w/o SP1 and SP1 Media Refresh - Direct Download Links
    These are Windows 7 downloads - I thought he was looking for Windows 8 .iso downloads.
    Oops my bad he was looking for windows 8, but there are some links for windows 8 .iso(s) too.
    And theres some delta files(xdelta and smartversion) to convert iso files from one edtion to another.
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  5. #135


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by woot332 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    @junglee here you go direct .iso links download and compare with official sha1 hash for intergrity.
    Windows 7 w/o SP1 and SP1 Media Refresh - Direct Download Links
    These are Windows 7 downloads - I thought he was looking for Windows 8 .iso downloads.
    Oops my bad he was looking for windows 8, but there are some links for windows 8 .iso(s) too.
    And theres some delta files(xdelta and smartversion) to convert iso files from one edtion to another.
    I have never seen links for Windows 8 downloads. Can you post one.
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  6. #136


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Not necessarily - not everyone who likes it is totally unreasonable.

    Perhaps there is something about 8 which attracts those with the problems you describe.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    It looks like Windows 8 brings out the worst in people; turning them into self-righteous and condescending twats.
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  7. #137


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by woot332 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    These are Windows 7 downloads - I thought he was looking for Windows 8 .iso downloads.
    Oops my bad he was looking for windows 8, but there are some links for windows 8 .iso(s) too.
    And theres some delta files(xdelta and smartversion) to convert iso files from one edtion to another.
    I have never seen links for Windows 8 downloads. Can you post one.
    Yeah why not, then I would be banned and eightforums could get a dmca notice.
    I'm sure if look around mdl forum you would find some links yourself.
    @Mods sry about that, won't happen again I know the forum rules.
    Last edited by woot332; 19 Mar 2013 at 18:57. Reason: typo
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  8. #138


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    There is nothing wrong posting legit links. But you are apparently talking about some links from the wild. That does not help anybody.
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  9. #139


    Just because this is even discussed is proof that Win8 sucks. I bought a computor to do work, not to have to re learn an OS. Improve what you had, not toss it out. XP was the best and Win 7 is OK but 8 sucks. MAC users are laughing.
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  10. #140


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    I bought a computor to do work, not to have to re learn an OS.
    That is one of the best argments I have seen up to now. We, the geek community, forget that sometimes. We like to make the OS tweaking the center of our work.
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