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I am so lost here How can I simply go back to 7?

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Hi there
    reading THROUGH the OP's first post - it would appear that the REAL problem he's having with Windows 8 isn't Windows 8 per se - but with some application very few of us have even heard of -- much less used - namely INCREDIMAIL.

    Hi jimbo45

    Found this:

    Windows 8 Compatibility : IncrediMail Support Center


    At the moment only the IncrediMail 2.5 version is compatible with Windows 8.

    Please note that IncrediMail 2.5 is a beta version so there are still some issues.

    Click here to learn more and download IncrediMail 2.5.

    Note: Once you install IncrediMail 2.5 there is no way to downgrade to IncrediMail 2.

    Hi there
    I think you've agreed (at least implicitly) with me -- just DITCH this weird email client and choose something that's used successfully around the world like GMAIL (and GMAIL also works with Outlook too if you ever need to install that).

    As for the other problems with install of W8 --can't understand what the OP's problems are -- there's almost nothing one needs to enter except a key and regionalisation. (For Enterprise activation is slightly --but ever so slightly different as I posted earlier in this thread).

    Cheers
    jimbo

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Isome graphical UI changes, the underpinnings of Windows 8 are pretty much the same as Windows 7.
    lol, that what is the point of upgrading to Windows 8 in the first place?
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonshi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Isome graphical UI changes, the underpinnings of Windows 8 are pretty much the same as Windows 7.
    lol, that what is the point of upgrading to Windows 8 in the first place?
    Hi there
    There's a lot more than that -- faster slicker OS, more driver / hardware support -- far far better security system, native handling of ISO format (I.e mount and read ISO's directly - without needing 3rd party solutions), - simpler install, recovery that works, file update history etc etc.

    A new file system will shortly be introduced allowing direct directory and disk sizes of larger than 3 TB without having to go through hoops and rings. -- A lot of people now have over 3TB of multi-media files which they don't want to have to have in separate libraries etc. (OK you can SPAN volumes but the disadvantage with this is if one volume in the group fails you lose THE LOT).

    Just for the SECURITY improvements alone it's worth upgrading to W8.
    The original question could have been asked about ANY of the previous versions of Windows.

    I mean - this one worked (pic enc) quite well so why did we need W2000 and XP. - Same question, same arguments.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Incredimail is a virus and should be uninstalled asap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonshi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Isome graphical UI changes, the underpinnings of Windows 8 are pretty much the same as Windows 7.
    lol, that what is the point of upgrading to Windows 8 in the first place?
    What was the point of upgrading from vista to 7 if 7 had the very same underpinnings as vista?
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    As far as I can see, the underpinnings changed from Vista to /7 and from /7 to /8. With Windows 8 they made a major rewrite of the kernel - for whatever reason. That's why it so buggy I think. Hopefully they will iron that out over time.

    A lot of the bugs must have come in with the last builds because e.g. the CP was very stable.
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    Every Preview build of Windows 8 for me was nothing but stable, on my PC, on an HP laptop from 2008, an ASUS laptop, and an HP desktop as well, oh and an ASUS netbook, a Compaq desktop (from 2005), and I think a few others I had a Preview build running on. Nothing but stable. Only problems I really had were with the Hybrid Boot feature and hot swapping of hard drives. You can't shut down (with Hybrid Boot enabled) a PC and swap it into a different PC and transfer files and then put the drive back into that PC and have those files there. It's just like hibernating the system and doing that, the system won't see those changes. Even today, I still do that just in case, I don't know if that issue still exists or not, but either way. The Developer Preview was worse though, I had a hard drive's file system get THOROUGHLY corrupt due to that, like the NTFS file system was totally corrupt. Plugged the drive back into my puter, the drive was COMPLETELY empty with no chance of remotely recovering anything. Fun night that was...
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    Well, hot swapping is pretty exotic. There are easier ways to accomplish what you wanted to do. I don't think Joe Public does a lot of hot swapping.
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sonshi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Isome graphical UI changes, the underpinnings of Windows 8 are pretty much the same as Windows 7.
    lol, that what is the point of upgrading to Windows 8 in the first place?
    What was the point of upgrading from vista to 7 if 7 had the very same underpinnings as vista?
    You might just as well say why upgrade from Windows 2000 -- the whole kybosh is basically dependant on old Windows NT code -- even the Windows identifiers of Windows 8 still is labelled Windows NT 6--I think.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Well, hot swapping is pretty exotic. There are easier ways to accomplish what you wanted to do. I don't think Joe Public does a lot of hot swapping.
    No, not really, but I do. It's that small thing that needs to be sidestepped around. I do hot swapping of drives and copying data over as it's the fastest way: hard drive to hard drive. A USB drive could work, but it would take a while to copy data from one drive, to the USB drive, then over to the destination drive.
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