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  1. #41


    Dont know what the problem is, 8 is great

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  2. #42


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Don't take this the wrong way, but how many average users actually use the DISM console? Or even know what it is? It doesn't strike me as something that would make people flock back to 7? Again this not meant as a flame or anything like that, I'm just wondering if I missed something somewhere?

    I actually prefer 8.1 over 8.0. I liked the changes they made to Metro. I'm also looking forward to what the next update may bring. That being said, I have no problem with a manufacturer offering up what the buyers want. If HP didn't think they could sell 7 they wouldn't be offering it. It's always nice to have options and a choice.


    There is another thread on this here, HP brings back Windows 7 'by popular demand'...,
    Alpha - All it took was Brink and David showing me how to run DISM online properly - And I have shown at least 4 other guys - And last I saw, THOSE guys were showing DISM to at least 4 mreo other guys, so word about how easy DISM is in Windows 8 is spreading like wildfire.

    Also, I tell newbies in HERE about it and in a lot of cases it fixes their problems. Not all the time, I'd say 8 out of ten times.

    I installed 8.1, and was not impressed with it one bit. I don't like the changes at all, At least in 8, things are mainly in the same place they were in Vista and 7- And I can set up "My Computer" to show my drives by TYPE of Drive, 8.1 will not allow that and it cannot be changed.
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  3. #43


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    wonder will this cause a uproar in a few of years ,from the people who take the offer and save 150.00$,when Microsoft discontinues support of win7 .maybe they will then look for a deal on Win9 or 10 ,I know they are likely to advance that date as they do will all windows os's .
    its just been announced that Microsoft will keep updates/supporting MSE for winxp for another year
    I imagine when support for Windows 7 ends - In 2021, as I have heard, THEN they will move to Windows 8.
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  4. #44


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    I got an email about it awhile back. Since I'm not interested in going back to "slow" it made no difference to me.

    Having said that, I'm still using Windows 8 and will wait for "mucho improvements" in Windows 8.1 before I go off into that wilderness again.
    7 is FAR from Slow. If configured right and you dont have a lot of crappy programs that run when the PC boots, it can be blazing fast.

    8 allows for more of the startup programs, but in 7 (and 8) you can use "Delayed Startup" for most of those resource-hogging services. With the services loading later rather than right at boot, it all evens out.
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    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    8 allows for more of the startup programs, but in 7 (and 8) you can use "Delayed Startup" for most of those resource-hogging services. With the services loading later rather than right at boot, it all evens out.
    I always disable ALL startups except AV, my dock and sidebar. No need to have anything start at boot or delayed. They all will start when needed.
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  6. #46


    My 8.1 is very good starting up, about 10% of the time it took/takes Win 7. There are many small programs available that allow the delay in start up. I can only imagine that those 'puters that are slow in win 8 is because the uses have lots of apps running, probably far too many, and many not even used but 'where there' so loaded. Have a revolution, delete that which you never use or have little use for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    about 10% of the time
    10%? Let's get off the charts quick here and assume your 8 boots in 15 seconds to desktop (to give you benefit of the doubt.)

    On the same machine, it takes 2 minutes and 30 seconds for Win7?
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  8. #48


    by 10% of the time, I meant 10% of the time it USED to boot in Win 7. BUT I am also refering to the time it takes my Win 7 laptop to boot now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    by 10% of the time, I meant 10% of the time it USED to boot
    Yes, I know. So how long did it used to take with 7, about?

    This link shows boot time on a machine for 8 and 7 respectively: 18 sec and 27 sec

    18 is ~66.6% of 27.
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    approx 2 mins if my memory serves me; now about 20 secs
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