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Is anyone on here happy with windows 8?

  1. #61


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    The only problem I have right now when I run Win8 from the USB stick is that it kills my Win7 BCD. I have to figure that one out.

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  2. #62


    Posts : 15
    Windows7, Windows8


    I'm not a fan but something has just dawned on me... Metro = Interactive screen saver.

    It's ok if you just want to quickly access your email, play music read your facebook update and give the kids a game to play but for anything productive, you will end up chucking Metro away in favor of the desktop.

    Now if MS was to have marketed Win8 as a Win7 upgrade with the interactive screen saver that you can use to interact with your phone7 for extra funtionality and have the option to turn it off, then I would definitely be a fan!
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  3. #63


    Posts : 93
    W2K8S R2 STD, W7 ULTIMATE X64


    Now if MS was to have marketed Win8 as a Win7 upgrade with the interactive screen saver that you can use to interact with your phone7 for extra funtionality and have the option to turn it off, then I would definitely be a fan!
    ROTFLMAO.
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  4. #64


    Posts : 15
    Windows7, Windows8


    I know, it's never gonna happen
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  5. #65


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Metro is a screen saver ?
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  6. #66


    Posts : 15
    Windows7, Windows8


    Well ok, I know it is not but I just can't see me using it for much else. I guess I fall in to the camp of those who find it more of a hindrance.

    For anything productive Metro does not serve much of a purpose to me, it is just an over bloated start menu and its apps don't really offer anything other than consume information or play the odd silly mobile game. If you try to launch a windows program you are sent back to the desktop. The last part I like.

    What I did not like was the lack of a proper start button/menu that has now become metro. I have since put on a 3rd party program to get this back and will hope that in the future when they implement animated tiles for apps, I could leave the computer running with Metro on screen feeding information and have quick access to a few useful apps, effectively using Metro as an interactive screensaver. Once I need to do something productive I can return back to the desktop.

    Of course a little more customisation might be needed but still, that is how I would like to use it.
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  7. #67


    Help me out here. How do you activate the Start Menu?
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  8. #68


    Posts : 15
    Windows7, Windows8


    Quote Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
    Help me out here. How do you activate the Start Menu?
    Here is what I use Start Menu button, Windows 7 Start Menu button custumization and start menu skins

    You can choose a theme that you like but please Be sure to go through the advanced installation options and un check the adware
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  9. #69


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by MINKIN2 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
    Help me out here. How do you activate the Start Menu?
    Here is what I use Start Menu button, Windows 7 Start Menu button custumization and start menu skins

    You can choose a theme that you like but please Be sure to go through the advanced installation options and un check the adware
    I tried that. It is really no good. At best a crutch.
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  10. #70


    Hello to all,
    From my limited personal experience and prejudices. Now that I have a system image stored on a second drive I am tickled for the most part. Having taken Brink's and other's advice and set the start page up with the programs I use and deleting all the apps that I can. Grouping them into logical groups. It doesn't make a terrible start button substitute. I've tried all the start buttons programs and at least until they function like W7's perfectly, I find it easier just to pop back to the start page and click on what I want to run. On the taskbar are the programs I want faster access to just like in W7. So I guess I am happy, and the main reason is I perceive it being quicker than the Ubuntu it replaced. It will probably be priced out of my range/value area when it hits the street, and I'll go back to Ubuntu.
    Glenn
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