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  1. #11


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Poppygran xx View Post
    Rose the computer I bought on Monday came with Windows 8 installed and after two days of grappling with it and getting nowhere I've reverted to the desktop and downloaded a start menu so I can at least use the computer.!
    because you didn't take the time to learn win8 ,you took the short cut . click on the first link in my signature ,for basic help with win8 and the second one for a bit more advanced help

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  2. #12


    Posts : 60
    W8 Inspiron 17R W8P+MCE HTPC


    Quote Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
    Can I get back to My old Classis Windows... using this W8 I have on this new laptop ?
    Yes you can!
    StartIsBack - real start menu in Windows 8

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  3. #13


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


    LOL.

    Click image for larger version


    The screenie amuses me.

    StartIsBack - real start menu in Windows 8
    Last edited by SIW2; 21 Mar 2013 at 19:35.
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  4. #14


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Rose, sit back and relax. I don't like Windows 8 either - but I get along with it. Take it in small steps and ask questions here when you get stuck. The tablet User Interface that was stuck on top of our familiar system interface is a pain, but if you get one of the OEM start menu programs, you will be better off.

    There are many tutorials on the internet and Youtube - even I made a set. But mine were made with the CP pre-version and are a bit old. Here is a guy that made some simple tutorials for beginners. Maybe you can start with those.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8


    Thank you very much for this reassurance that even newbies and senior citizens like myself can ask for help without feeling like ignorant fools.

    I have reverted to desktop mode so I can at least find my way around the computer again which I couldn't do when confronted with a screen full of apps and I will, bit by bit learn to use Windows 8 but for everyday tasks I need a bog standard PC.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Poppygran xx View Post

    which I couldn't do when confronted with a screen full of apps and I will, .
    don't know about you but thats what i use my computer for ,is to run apps ,be they burning software ,apps to play my music /video /movies ,and app like Firefox and IE10 to surf the net, and there most of them were , right on the new START screen for me to use

    ,then i just had to go online and download the others that i use that don't come with win8 ,then i learned i could use my mouse wheel button to scroll the new start screen from side to side ,and then use my mouse to move the app tiles where ever i wante to plce them on the start ,

    and then that i could right click on them and get option to pin them to desktop,or the desktop taskbar .or deleted/or uninstall the ones i didn't want or need anymore, or unpin or set live app on and off ,the list goes on and on ,

    and i learned i could just got START and start typing and it would go to the search box and i typed in HELP WOW.

    there are 2 helpful links in my signature for using win8

    .i have been using a comupter since 1996 and im still learning new things, take your time and enjoy win8 you will grow to like it i think

    i duel boot win7 and win8 just in case i didn't like win8 ,but i rarely use win7 ,believe it or not i missed the new start screen
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  7. #17


    Posts : 35
    windows 8


    Ok the problem with windows 8 is there is no color and appearance just like windows 7. Where you can change inactive menu, active menu, selected menu, message menu.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I think Windows 8 is one of the most freshest, newest, and best Windows releases in a very long time. It's been a whoa experience since day quite literally and every since then.

    I've learned ALL the ins and outs, EVERY in and out there is to using Windows 8 with a mouse, touchpad, and touchscreen. Best thing ever!

    Also, I'm finding where the area I live is highlighting the android demographic, people really don't care to learn a new OS. They just don't. I've been seeing younger people really get into the touch aspect of Windows 8, but most older folk are like, "Meh, Windows 8 is for tablets." Said someone with experience in using Windows 8... Overall though, rather fantastic. Although some of the newer PCs got a tad annoying for a while with the UEFI booting and such. Makes it a tad difficult to reinstall it...
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  9. #19


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Rose View Post
    Ok the problem with windows 8 is there is no color and appearance just like windows 7. Where you can change inactive menu, active menu, selected menu, message menu.
    that wasn't an issue with me because i really don't care what color everything is as long it work ,i don't mind it all being the same color
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  10. #20


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rose View Post
    Ok the problem with windows 8 is there is no color and appearance just like windows 7. Where you can change inactive menu, active menu, selected menu, message menu.
    that wasn't an issue with me because i really don't care what color everything is as long it work ,i don't mind it all being the same color
    I have the same problem. The fact that you cannot change the colors (e.g. of the tiles) makes it a lot more difficult to quickly find what you are looking for.
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