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Do you agree the Windows 8.1 Start Button is a Joke?

  1. #41


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    Alright, Mystere...

    Against my better judgement, I've decided to sacrifice (waste?) a quarter of my monthly allowance to give this a try.

    Downloading now, and taking an image of my W8 setup.

    I'll get back to you... but I will be marking harshly.


    Wenda.
    LOL, Wenda! You're downloading this because you want the 8.1 Preview ISO in your collection of 1MIL+1 OSs aren't you?

    Not meaning to be critical, but you know darn well by now what the changes are.

    At least you'll experience it first hand.
    OK, busted. Well, partially. And yes, I did get the ISO...

    I'm on it now, just finished installing for the second time. It didn't like my USB3 drivers and went into an unrecoverable reboot loop the first time..

    It's a clean, standalone setup, not in a VM, I figured if I was going to do this, it may as well be done properly. I haven't had a chance to look around much yet, but have managed to get rid of Skydrive and that net-search, which is good. Drivers for both GFX cards installed no problem as did the chipset drivers.

    Something which will no doubt shock you all, is that I'm going to give it a go without installing a 3rd-party start menu. I have, however, enabled the Quick-Launch toolbar.

    Anyway, I'm off to install the rest of the hardware drivers, and have a look around.

    Oh, I can't seem to turn system restore on. Any ideas?


    Wenda.

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  2. #42


    Chicago USA
    Posts : 84
    Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro 32 bit and 64 bit


    The first thing that bothered me when installing the W8.1 preview from the ISO is that you either give them your e-mail address or you can't finish the installation. With W8 you could skip this step and use a local account. The start button they give you adds no value. What is the difference whether you click on a start button that takes you to the modern desktop or you drag your mouse into the lower left corner and click to get to the same place? I installed W8.1 on a spare HD and fooled around with for an hour or so. The smaller tiles are a nice feature but other than that it doesn't do a thing for people that want the traditional desktop.
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  3. #43


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    You're making assumptions, and jumping to conclusions. I am as well, but your assumptions are illogical. Like assuming metro will only ever be one screen. This is a work in progress, it will eventually have all the same functionality as Win32.
    So if it will have all the same functionality as Win32, multi-screen, multi-windows, mouse, keyboard, etc., why are we playing around with screens and apps that are in no way as capable as the "eventual" "modern" Windows? Why not just add "apps capability" to the desktop, perhaps with a nice window with tiles for your favorite apps?

    If you could put the Start Screen and All Apps screen in a Modern Mix window the future would be Now
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  4. #44


    Posts : 55
    Windows 7 x64


    If you still have issues with Windows 8(.1)'s Start screen, then I guess you can suck it up or Windows 8 just isnt for you. Use your third party add on, stay with Windows 7 or stop whining. There is nothing wrong with the Start screen and we dont need a pop up menu. Sometimes you have to accept the change or forgo it.
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  5. #45


    Posts : 41
    Windows 7 - Linux (Ubuntu & Zorin) - XP


    Quote Originally Posted by CalBear View Post
    It adds exactly 2 features. There is a button to click on instead of just going to the corner and clicking on the small tile that appears. Right-click adds exactly one feature, an easy way to shutdown/reboot.

    It does not provide the nice compact well organized Start Menu of Windows 7 and previous versions of Windows. Fortunately Classic Shell and others still provide full featured start buttons/menus.
    Yes.....a very cruel joke
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  6. #46


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Quote Originally Posted by davegx View Post
    If you still have issues with Windows 8(.1)'s Start screen, then I guess you can suck it up or Windows 8 just isnt for you. Use your third party add on, stay with Windows 7 or stop whining. There is nothing wrong with the Start screen and we dont need a pop up menu. Sometimes you have to accept the change or forgo it.

    Or work around it to your satisfaction.

    FYI, I am NOT using a start menu ATM. And I've been using 8 since beta day one. So I doubt it's 'not for me'.

    Don't be so patronising.


    Wenda.
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  7. #47


    Quote Originally Posted by davegx View Post
    If you still have issues with Windows 8(.1)'s Start screen, then I guess you can suck it up or Windows 8 just isnt for you. Use your third party add on, stay with Windows 7 or stop whining. There is nothing wrong with the Start screen and we dont need a pop up menu. Sometimes you have to accept the change or forgo it.
    Windows 8 and 8.1 are great particularly with a few tweaks like Classic Shell and ModernMix . I have quite a few utilities I almost never use. The Start Screen and "Metro" Apps fall into that same category. As long as Windows continues to support proper productivity programs like Office, Dreamweaver, Autocad, CorelDraw, Visual Studio, etc, there is nothing to "suck up" or "forgo".
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  8. #48


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    OK.

    It's on. It runs. It's 4AM.

    I'm going to bed.


    Wenda.
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  9. #49


    How do I upgrade to windows 8.1 can any body tell me how and I don't want to use a stupid iso
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  10. #50


    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    OK.

    It's on. It runs. It's 4AM.

    I'm going to bed.


    Wenda.
    Wow! That's dedication to see things through! :thumbup:
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