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This will be Microsofts biggest ever flop, far bigger than Vista.

  1. #1561


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    1st W10 Professional x64/W7 Ultimate x64 - 2nd Remote system: W10 Insider Builds/W7 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by Max Peck View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
    Answer one question everybody! If a program locks on you what do you do first? PRESS CTRL-ALT-DEL to bring up the taskmanager in XP or with Vista and 7 and now 8 the full screen display of options like the taskmanager as well as shutdown options.

    But the working solution established way back and "Legacy" was the point and click shutdown options provided from one Start button scroll to botton of Start menu for Shutdown button. With 8 a simple right click on the account profile pic brings out the sign out option.
    Actually, you don't have to right-click there, a left or right click will bring up the menu.

    Most of the time in 8 I've found that tapping the "Win" button gets me back to the Start screen if a Metro App locks up.

    -Max
    The Win key here when pressed while having the 8 VM open brought me back to the desktop with the Classic Shell Start menu already pulled down. I presently don't even have 8 on a VHD following the RP mishap where both 7 and 8 installs were trashed when trying out the dual boot of both. The CP probably would likely still be on if I went back to that however being found far less buggy!

    Personally I have the shutdown button on 7 set for Restart not shutdown, sleep, hibernate, or logoff. I was able to set it that way with Classic Shell on the RP VM as well. I just hate an OS where you "have to" immediately go for some 3rd party program since the OS itself lacks these options.

    You have to remember the gui seen in 8 was designed for Windows RT not the next major desktop release and likely explains why MS is only selling it on upgrade and OEM for system builders media only not seeing a full version on a two disk set! As far as shutting any OS down I never actually worry too much of how that is set up however but the question of will I have any use for it is another matter entirely!

    With the Linux Mint Debian second release on the second OS drive presently as well as on VM and custom installed to a flash drive as a live data stick I am now looking at totally different distro with Gnome customizable desktop that supposedly acts and feels more like a 7 desktop then a distro and come preloaded with games and apps for the Zorin OS 6. Zorin OS - Home

    That certainly wouldn't replace 7 here either but will be looked over on VM first in comparison to LMD to see if that is worth the effort since 8 has been a large disappointment to begin with. And I am usually one of those that will try out each new version if the opportunity is there but have to hesitate on 8!

    Simply finding things however has never been any problem. That's simply part of exploring any newer version to begin with.

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  2. #1562

    Just took a little getting used to


    Just took a little getting used to that's all. No biggy, it is faster...


    Quote Originally Posted by Drybonz View Post
    After using it for a couple days, my initial sense of being overwhelmed is gone and I'm navigating around very quickly. Just took a little getting used to.

    When Vista came out, there were problems such as it was way more demanding on my hardware than XP, etc... things I couldn't overcome.

    I think once the general population gets used to the interface changes in Windows 8 that it will be popular.
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  3. #1563


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by amsanborn View Post
    my God (ctrl-alt-del). I think they are all DATA drunk.
    First time you ear about " crt - alt - del " for shut down a PC ? Since ( I think ) Windows NT we use it to log on a PC, quite few peoples are use to it if they work in an office ( this is the way to log to a domain) . It's also use for log off, lock the PC , task manager and shut down, not something new.
    Remember there are a lot of people who are users and are not as knowledgeable as people on this forum. My daughter uses Word And XL for here husbands business. Is it that hard to place a button to shut the system down properly. Also does the manual say if you want to shut the system down use ctrl-alt-del. No
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  4. #1564


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    There is a button. It's on the front of your computer (or side if it's a tablet). You press that button, and windows shuts down, like it has since at least Windows 98.
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  5. #1565


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    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    Quote Originally Posted by amsanborn View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by amsanborn View Post
    my God (ctrl-alt-del). I think they are all DATA drunk.
    First time you ear about " crt - alt - del " for shut down a PC ? Since ( I think ) Windows NT we use it to log on a PC, quite few peoples are use to it if they work in an office ( this is the way to log to a domain) . It's also use for log off, lock the PC , task manager and shut down, not something new.
    Remember there are a lot of people who are users and are not as knowledgeable as people on this forum. My daughter uses Word And XL for here husbands business. Is it that hard to place a button to shut the system down properly. Also does the manual say if you want to shut the system down use ctrl-alt-del. No
    Well said... and I often wonder how many on here didn't have to resort to using search engines to find the basics out for W8. And be honest Was it all so intuitive that you did not need too ?
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  6. #1566


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Where is this button on my coolermaster case? Had it for four years - never spotted it yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    There is a button. It's on the front of your computer (or side if it's a tablet). You press that button, and windows shuts down, like it has since at least Windows 98.
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  7. #1567


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    It's the same button you press to turn it on.
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  8. #1568


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Mine must not be working then . Somewhat dodgy spring loaded device - so not too surprising.
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  9. #1569


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    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Mine must not be working then . Somewhat dodgy spring loaded device - so not too surprising.
    Just hold it depressed, it is a dumb start button, BUT that is the only way it will shut it down.
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  10. #1570


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Interesting. I had tried a couple of times before without any joy.

    Finally got it to work. There is definitely something wrong with the spring on this thing - press it a tad too hard and it jams.

    Windows didn't appear to like it very much - it shut down very fast -did the start windows normally thing and it took quite a while to get going.

    I don't think I will be doing that very often.
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