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I need to have unique identifiers in Windows Explorer

  1. #11


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    I'm on W8 because I got a Laptop with it on. I'm happy that it was very ready to use compared to my previous desktop preinstalled machines. But it's my first Laptop. I'm not sure how much to attribute to W8 and how much to the fact it's a Laptop.
    Although both my laptops have self-installed Windows 7, as far as I can see, a laptop is just a compact version of a desktop. Whatever I can do on my desktop, I can do on the laptop . . . that is with the exception of hardware upgrades. I can upgrade the hard drive and RAM and "maybe" the graphics card, but that wouldn't be something I'd try unless I had step-by-step 'structions from the lappy manufacturer.

    I am seriously thinking about upgrading one of them to Windows 8.1, though, just to see how it goes from Win 7 to Win 8.1. I can always reinstall Win 7 if need be.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    I think the worst experience I had with a preinstalled machine was Vista 32 bit Home Premium before the SP. I spent like 2 months tweaking just to keep it from hogging the HD and running like a garbage truck.

    I heard a lot nasty about W8 but so far the experience is fine. Granted I avoid the Metro stuff when I can. I log on then go to desktop pronto. But it is nice that the WiFi "just works."

    Edit: I do miss the Glass though. I thought I'd see more glass, not less. And easier to program. So much for that idea.
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  3. #13


    A solution has been found. I upgraded to Windows 8.1. Under "This PC", there's some sort of innovation in 8.1 that makes "My Documents" appear as "Documents" which matches the actual name of the directory at "C:\Users\UserName\Documents". Windows just keeps getting better and better!
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    I think the worst experience I had with a preinstalled machine was Vista 32 bit Home Premium before the SP. I spent like 2 months tweaking just to keep it from hogging the HD and running like a garbage truck.

    I heard a lot nasty about W8 but so far the experience is fine. Granted I avoid the Metro stuff when I can. I log on then go to desktop pronto. But it is nice that the WiFi "just works."



    Edit: I do miss the Glass though. I thought I'd see more glass, not less. And easier to program. So much for that idea.
    ClassicShell will give you all that back, I hardly notice that I'm running 8.1, My boot is straight to log, on to my desktop. took me a couple of days to find all the programs that were opening the APPs and redirecting them to my desktop programs.
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