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

  1. #1581


    Posts : 22
    Windows 8 Pro


    Do you really want to kill more forests printing manuals that almost no one will read? Do you know how much wood it takes to print a half billion manuals?


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    Quote Originally Posted by amsanborn View Post

    the manual LOL and double LOL, the last Windows manual I saw was with Windows 3.11 , MS charge more for their OS and don,t print manual anymore ....

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  2. #1582


    I don't think it will be a flop but it could have been more successful. Not to say that it isn't.
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  3. #1583


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    well Area,

    i am from Flanders, so we speek the dutch language.

    Mais vous avez raison "Since you are from Belgium, " Windows 8 n'est pas une bonne cuve "

    En blanc ou en rouge?

    Jeff
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  4. #1584


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    And i must add here:

    There will always be complaints about any OS, also Linux and do not forget Apple users.

    Mustang i disagree:

    "Windows 7 = 460 Million active copies.
    Windows 8 = 10 Million active copies. And they're at heavily discounted promotional prices!

    Windows 8 = 2.17% of Win7."

    Those 460 million copies where not sold in 2 weeks, but if in 2 weeks more where sold then Windows 8....what did you expect.

    Win 7 came after Vista, that explains everything.



    Your print problem might be the....printer because we have here a laptop Win7 X86 and i (off course myself i use Win8 X64) and our Oki710 although not a network printer prints perfectly ANYTHING in Excel.

    I am on Office 2013, the laptop on Office 2007....

    sorry

    jeff
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  5. #1585


    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    And i must add here:

    There will always be complaints about any OS, also Linux and do not forget Apple users.

    Mustang i disagree:

    "Windows 7 = 460 Million active copies.
    Windows 8 = 10 Million active copies. And they're at heavily discounted promotional prices!

    Windows 8 = 2.17% of Win7."

    Those 460 million copies where not sold in 2 weeks, but if in 2 weeks more where sold then Windows 8....what did you expect.

    Win 7 came after Vista, that explains everything.

    Your print problem might be the....printer because we have here a laptop Win7 X86 and i (off course myself i use Win8 X64) and our Oki710 although not a network printer prints perfectly ANYTHING in Excel.

    I am on Office 2013, the laptop on Office 2007....

    sorry

    jeff
    Thanks for the input Jeff on the printer. After extensive testing with HP controlling my printer, HP said the printer is fine. And it's the same model printer on W7 and W8. And why will it print all word docos but not Excel from the same office? And why will it print new excel created in W8 using the same office as on W7, but not print ones created on W7? And why will W7 print ones created on W8 but not vice versa? It means W7 is forward compatible but W8 is not backward compatible. And why the problems with copy/paste unless different formats when created on W7 vesus W8.

    Re statistics for W8 versus W7, considering W7 came out roughly 3 years ago, W8 would have to sell approximately 12.5 million copies per month, every month, for three years straight, to catch up to where W7 is today. Maybe I'm wrong but I can't see that happening.

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys
    well Area,

    i am from Flanders, so we speek the dutch language.

    Mais vous avez raison "Since you are from Belgium, " Windows 8 n'est pas une bonne cuve "

    En blanc ou en rouge?
    I get the language bit. My son lives in West Australia, but his girlfriend lives in Belgium and is a language teacher at univsersity level. Her family actualy do speak French. And English fluently.
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  6. #1586


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by ddeen View Post
    Do you really want to kill more forests printing manuals that almost no one will read? Do you know how much wood it takes to print a half billion manuals?
    Come On, my point was that no manual was included , because someone said they don't mention it on the manual. You cut the most important part of my reply. Anyway, why and why Microsoft , if the want to save the tree, don't include a PDF version of their manual....

    ah now I see some peoples saying it will use another dvd , more plastic so more petrol and the exploitation of the petrol....and I gone come back we a download version, not they will say they release too much co2 for produce the extra electricity to run the servers where are stored the pdf ...... bla bla all the reasons are goods

    at the end, you don't need to kill tree to press ctr-alt-del
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  7. #1587


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    well, what can i say...

    your system specs do not show, at least for me. Not that it makes any difference, still i can print via Win 7 or Win 8 on the Oki printer,
    mine is a Lexmark E360DN, and we have also a HP Deskjet 4550 printer. And all the 4 computers can print on any printer.

    So the laptop is Win 7, my wifes was until 2 days ago Vista, one for the internet or spare was Win7, now Win8 and i am on Win8 for 14 months now.

    Sorry not to be able to help you

    Jeff
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  8. #1588


    Posts : 21
    Win 8 64


    It's fine once you download and install one of the desktop start buttons. I removed all the metro stuff and I'm content with Win 8. It was designed for a tablet and just needs to customized for a full computer.
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  9. #1589


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    It's fine once you download and install one of the desktop start buttons. I removed all the metro stuff and I'm content with Win 8. It was designed for a tablet and just needs to customized for a full computer.
    I have not installed any start button third apps, I have no need for it, the problems with Windows 8 is far more that the start menu. You can't customize the main problems of Windows 8 with any third apps. The Charm Bar, the Hot Corners and the fact that Metro Apps run on only 1 monitors and you can't re size them like you will need.
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  10. #1590


    If your on your desktop screen . Place the mouse at the bottom right of the screen click setting and then the power. You will have the options to shut down, restart or sleep. It seem pretty simple
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