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What % do you use the desktop vs. modern UI?

  1. #11


    Posts : 376
    W8.1, W7


    99.999 % desktop

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  2. #12


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,583
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    It depends on which of my computers I'm using. If on my non-touch enabled desktop or laptop, 99.99% desktop. However, on my touch-enabled tablet, it's probably 70% desktop and 30% Metro.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sgage View Post
    100% Desktop, except for the occasional game of Solitaire, which is a Metro App.
    Hi there

    You CAN actually install those games from Windows 7 - they work fine and are standard Windows apps ( Re-sizeable windows and not Metro) if you play these things. (Classic Windows 7 games). You need a W7 disk to install though. I prefer these to the Metro versins -- also can play these while doing other things at the same time - and hide of course if the Boss appears. !!
    How can install those games from Windows 7 (I have a W7 DVD)? I tried just copying the .exe file but that didn't work. I'd love to get the Win7 games installed...
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  4. #14


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Pretty much 100% desktop. I do use the pop out side bar when clicking on the wireless tray icon quite a bit. It gets you to a lot things that require the Metro interface to get to.
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  5. #15


    On my desktop, 99.99% desktop. On my laptop with a touch screen, 99.99% desktop. I hated Windows 8 for two days until I discovered I could ignore the "start" screen.
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  6. #16


    100% desktop, on my notebook, and my wife's touch screen 95% she does use some metro touch stuff
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  7. #17


    Posts : 153
    Win8.1 64 bits Ent- Pro


    100% Desktop, I dont take the Metro
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  8. #18


    Kansas
    Posts : 53
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    90% Desktop. If I have a choice between a Metro app or Desktop app, I use the Desktop version because it usually has more features. I do have live tiles for news, sports, weather, calendar, Twitter...etc. I like the notifications. Kind of like a giant smart phone.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    90% of the answers here should tell MS something!
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  10. #20


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    90% of the answers here should tell MS something!
    And the other 10% ?? This is not democracy, it's Microsoft....
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