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

  1. #191


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    •Not having to constantly swap to another screen (to find things) more than compensated
    Maybe I am missing something - but in both cases you have to press the start button. And to get rid of the start menu in /7 you have to click too unless you select something. Same in /8. Where is the difference.

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  2. #192


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I think an awesome tagline for Windows 8 tablets could be this, Windows 8: The Power of a PC at a Touch.

    Then for desktops, Windows 8: Start the Future.

    Aw yeah!
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  3. #193


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Distraction-free environment?


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    •Not having to constantly swap to another screen (to find things) more than compensated
    Maybe I am missing something - but in both cases you have to press the start button. And to get rid of the start menu in /7 you have to click too unless you select something. Same in /8. Where is the difference.
    I guess you have a distraction-free environment.

    Mysteriously, whenever I have to open the "Start Menu", someone will ask a question that requires more than a "Yes" or "No" answer.
    Once I've finished dealing with that, I can see my work and then continue my search.
    In W8, I have to switch back to the desktop to refresh my memory.

    The difference is that I don't lose sight of my work in W7.

    It's an annoyance and a distraction to have to swap to a completely different screen.
    What's easier, grabbing a file which you have on your desk, or getting up to go to the filing cabinet to get a file?

    It's just like working with multiple Windows Explorer windows open.
    It's much easier to work with something like FreeCommander and simply drag files/folders between columns (or click the appropriate button).
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  4. #194


    Norway
    Posts : 29
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Windows 8 Enterprise N x64


    I really don't see your problem.
    Of course I had to take a look around to get used to the new interface. But it is quite easy to learn fast, and I feel that it is easier to go around i Win 8
    If you wan't anything of the "advanced" functions in windows, just move your mouse down i the left corner and right click.
    There you have, Controll panel, cmd, device manager etc.
    If you are looking for ĺ program, just move your mouse over to the right side of the screen, drag a littlebit down and the search option pops out.
    But do you really have that loads of programs that you will have to scroll so far?
    And you can still have shortcuts on the desktop
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  5. #195


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Search, not Scroll


    Quote Originally Posted by aerandir92 View Post
    I really don't see your problem.
    But do you really have that loads of programs that you will have to scroll so far?
    I'm talking about searching, not scrolling the Metro screen.

    Quote Originally Posted by aerandir92 View Post
    And you can still have shortcuts on the desktop
    I don't want 80 shortcuts on my desktop.
    Click picture for animation.
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    That wouldn't solve my complaint anyway.
    I'd have to minimize my work to access the shortcuts.

    It's a moot point as W8 CP can't install my sound driver correctly (for my 1 year old MB).
    XP, W7 (64 bit) and W8 DP (64 bit) can all do it.

    My last option is to backup my W8 DP VHD and try to upgrade to W8 CP.

    Additional
    D'oh!
    You can't perform an "Upgrade" install on a VHD installation.
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 05 Mar 2012 at 06:58. Reason: Additional
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  6. #196


    Posts : 51
    Windows 8 x64


    After about 72 hours I'm so comfortable with Metro I really am starting to feel like I'm going faster using it. I even like win+c for pulling up charms and grabbing control panel or shut down. Honestly it works and without a hitch. I've ironed out most of my initial hurdles and besides a few strange loading hiccups, it looks to me like the best Windows yet. Maybe not for every situation, but I'd be happy just to see 7 in some cases. 8 is great for personal use.

    Did anyone notice, bluetooth doesn't really seem like a pain in the ass anymore.
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  7. #197


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Give it a little time, find ways to make it 'your OS', for anything that you can't get around and don't like there will be an app or 'fix' soon enough.

    MS is trying to make an OS for a couple billion people, I'm sure you can understand if they don't get it 'exactly' how you want it
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  8. #198


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    I fix my problem, I'm now using Windows 7 in my middle and left display and Windows 8 metro mail and IE10 in the right monitors in VM

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  9. #199


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I have just had a little attempt at winpe 4.0.


    I gave up trying to do it from within wcp - the metro ui is a massive hindrance for anything like this.

    I ended up doing it from within win 7.

    Haven't got everything working as I would like just yet - not surprising - it took me 3 years to get winpe 3.0 ( now 3.1 ) right.

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  10. #200


    Posts : 419
    Windows 8.1 x64


    I'd have to disagree, I have been quite enjoying Windows 8 so far. And in regards to Vista, I enjoyed Vista too and never had a problem with it.

    The only major flop(s) Microsoft had (in my opinion) were XP (I couldn't wait to get off XP) and ME (Didn't have to use it to know it was horrible).
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This will be Microsofts biggest ever flop, far bigger than Vista.
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