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

  1. #301


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    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Tully, great going old timer, I just hope I can still see my computer let alone read the monitor at your age, there are settings especially for people with hearing and sight difficulties.

    I think its about time this thread was closed down considering the guy "DeskJet" is now a Windows 8 lover. I would consider this solved, what do moderators think.

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  2. #302


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Brink does have a help file FOR this you do know, right? Shut down is simple. Go look at the help readme file and follow Brink's instructions.
    Good point Mike.

    Lock, Log off, Restart, Shut Down, Switch User - Windows 8

    There are a few different ways to accomplish Shutdown and Restart (and others), you can make a new toolbar on the desktop, you can add it to the Metro start screen.

    You can also make it one click or two.
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  3. #303


    Palm Coast FLorida
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    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)


    Does Bill Gates know about this Windows 8 thing?
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  4. #304


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    windows 8 consumer preview


    Quote Originally Posted by mcquicker View Post
    3 different moves to find the shutdown button? That is simply silly. I don't agree sandman. Don't agree at all. MS is going to lose market share by the millions unless the take care of their base, and their base is not mobile phones or tablets.
    I've got Windows 7 and if I want to restart my computer I click on the Start button, then the arrow than restart. 3 different moves. Not trying to be a smart@**, but some of the things people are complaining about are pretty small. Someone always figures out shortcuts and keep in mind even though they changed the name, it's still a BETA.
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  5. #305


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    windows 8 consumer preview


    As I stated in an earlier post, I don't think MS is really expecting it to catch on for the desktop any time soon. They want the mobile market. The problem they will have with the mobile market is the hardware requirements they are touting. It runs great on my RM slate, but I don't have hardware buttons as most windows tablets don't. They need to lower their requirements so that user can upgrade without having to loose on any features.
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  6. #306


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    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Tully, great going old timer, I just hope I can still see my computer let alone read the monitor at your age, there are settings especially for people with hearing and sight difficulties.

    I think its about time this thread was closed down considering the guy "DeskJet" is now a Windows 8 lover. I would consider this solved, what do moderators think.
    I think there would be people starting a thread like this somewhere for an indefinite period of time as long as the critics of Metro's design exist and even those with mixed opinions. You are just way too confident of Windows 8 superiority.
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  7. #307


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by Tully View Post
    I am 83 & at first was confused with Win8, but as I use it I am beginng to use it more.
    I have Win8 on a serparte desktop.

    I think people who help the "Elderly" are "cool".

    Programmers pay little attention to them.

    For instance, I am hard of hearing & have poor eyesight, a normal "elderly person".

    Recently I tried to register on an MS site & was required to enter the "picture code". I could not decifer the code because of poor sight. It offered to say it in audio, but I am hard of hearing!

    It took a long time changing the "Picture Code" displyed to finally get the right interpretation, even with my wife's (also 83) help.

    Programmers are a very "Anti Elderly" without thnking, group. They can't program "out of the box".

    Tully
    I am not your age yet but at age 74 I am no spring chicken either. My problem is seeing what is on the screen because I have only 20/60 vision (Macula degeneration). But I found quite a few nice settings in the system that improve things considerably. And as a last resort you can always go with a high contrast skin (see picture). I use that a lot on my laptops because the screen is so small. If you want some tips, post back.

    Click image for larger version
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  8. #308


    After using the WCP for a week I can say that it's definitely not a flop for me.

    After fixing the Logitech G15 keyboard problem which was causing the mouse pointer and entire system to freeze up for about 10 seconds or more in the corners this Op system is now bug free for me and seems to be much more stable than Windows 7. Changing to a different keyboard fixed the problem completely. This was really more of a driver or lack of driver problem rather than a Windows 8 problem specifically.

    I use to get random freeze ups when watching certain video's with Windows 7 but after days of testing Windows 8 I haven't had a single freeze up, blue screen or any other type of stability problem for that matter. When installed on a SSD drive it's even better. I also see no need to bring back the old start menu or use any of the other hack tweaks for that matter.

    It was easy to get the hang of the new Metro interface, some of those Apps are really quite useful. There are also many improvements over Windows 7 like on the fly spell checker in IE not to mention the automatic save feature, the improved file transfer speed, simplified idiot proof and more secure network interface, an improved version of Windows defender, built in .ISO mounting, many other small differences make this a much better Op system than Windows 7 ever was.
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  9. #309


    Odell
    Posts : 60
    Windows 8CP


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    After using the WCP for a week I can say that it's definitely not a flop for me.

    After fixing the Logitech G15 keyboard problem which was causing the mouse pointer and entire system to freeze up for about 10 seconds or more in the corners this Op system is now bug free for me and seems to be much more stable than Windows 7. Changing to a different keyboard fixed the problem completely. This was really more of a driver or lack of driver problem rather than a Windows 8 problem specifically.

    I use to get random freeze ups when watching certain video's with Windows 7 but after days of testing Windows 8 I haven't had a single freeze up, blue screen or any other type of stability problem for that matter. When installed on a SSD drive it's even better. I also see no need to bring back the old start menu or use any of the other hack tweaks for that matter.

    It was easy to get the hang of the new Metro interface, some of those Apps are really quite useful. There are also many improvements over Windows 7 like on the fly spell checker in IE not to mention the automatic save feature, the improved file transfer speed, simplified idiot proof and more secure network interface, an improved version of Windows defender, built in .ISO mounting, many other small differences make this a much better Op system than Windows 7 ever was.
    The thing I noticed was that I only needed to install a few programs to be truly productive as opposed to a dozen or more in 7. Bouncing back and forth between Metro and Desktop is annoying but as I installed my apps, Sumatra PDF for example, I was notified that it was able to open PDFs as well as the Metro Reader and chose to stay on the desktop. I think as I use it more it will learn what I like and stick to it.
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  10. #310


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    Quote Originally Posted by J4rrod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HPDeskjet View Post
    Start Screen.Why do I now have to scroll sideways for about 3 miles in order to find the programme or app I don't happen to have pinned to my desktop? That is fine for a tablet or mobile but nonsensical for a desktop. WHERE IS THE START BUTTON on the desktop? Oh yes, someone at MS thought it would a great step forward to remove it. Cretins.
    You lost all credibility right here. This doesn't even make sense.

    Also the Start button is always in the right corner, you just got to hover over it.
    J4rrod, he lost no credibility.

    1.) Yes, you hover over the right corner. That's not a button. It's really and actually not there any more, which is why you have companies already developing things to bring it back.
    2.) The horizontal scrolling is fine for a phone and tablet, horrible for a desktop/mouse user.
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This will be Microsofts biggest ever flop, far bigger than Vista.
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