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Given my computer away because I am so very disappointed.

  1. #11


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Lee, not coming on to you (happily married) but have to ask, is your avatar you in younger days?
    No. I am a old man. The woman is a Broadway actress by the name of Kristin Chenoweth. She is all of 4' 10" tall with a voice that will blow you away. At 46 she is considered the sexiest woman in music (go figure). Last year alone she made over 86,000,000$ making her the highest paid entertainer on the planet.

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  2. #12


    Dear senior citizens with computers, aren't we supposed to be like wine and improve with age ? I for one am sure I can and love to deal with anything new, I even find it easier to embrace new technology now than let's say 20 years ago. Looking back (have more time now) I can't find almost anything so revolutionary that it was not based on something before that and before that and before that. Windows 8/8.1 just as any other before didn't stray from each other too much, not nearly far enough to not have many many things similar, all that's needed is to pick up on differences, not too much to ask.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    What a bunch of . . . I am Seventy years old and have had three strokes. Now I can't walk worth a darn, can't drive my any more (state took my License away, but I still can use a computer without any problem though my typing is sometime a major problem. So instead of complaining why not set your butt down in the chair and learn how to us it or just load windows XP, Vista, or Win 7 and enjoy your computer instead of coming where complaining about how bad everything is for you. Oh, and there is Linux (not my choose, albeit it is another way to go.
    Right on! I'm "only" 67, but couldn't agree more. You stop learning, you stop living. I wasn't all that hot on Win 8 (or 8.1) at first, but with a little investment in my time, there's no longer a problem.

    Too many people these days are hung up on having things exactly their way. Well, most of my working life was spent in the military, operating and maintaining things from nuclear reactors on down to radios. You can't make such things adapt to your whims; you deal with them as they are designed. Two old expressions come to mind: "It is what it is." And "You don't have to like it, you just have to do it." <rant mode off>
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  4. #14


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Lee, not coming on to you (happily married) but have to ask, is your avatar you in younger days?
    No. I am a old man. The woman is a Broadway actress by the name of Kristin Chenoweth. She is all of 4' 10" tall with a voice that will blow you away. At 46 she is considered the sexiest woman in music (go figure). Last year alone she made over 86,000,000$ making her the highest paid entertainer on the planet.
    Lol, I knew she looked familiar! I like her too, she is quite funny also. Sorry for calling you a girl.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 146
    Windows 8 Pro


    The way to keep the mind ticking over healthily is to accept challenges, not by giving in claiming age as an excuse.
    Yes W8 was a bit of a pig, but this has been rectified in W8.1.
    Am now on the latest Windows 10 preview, and my age 78 this month.
    Last edited by dencal; 22 Dec 2014 at 04:10.
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  6. #16


    SpainHighlander, I have to add my two cents also. I am 86 tomorrow and love my new new Windows 8.1 Toshiba Laptop. I rarely go to the Start screen working 99% of time from the desktop just like my Windows 7 machines. I have 4 laptops with 4 different Operating Systems (XP, Vista, Win7, Win8.1). I volunteer on the Toshiba Laptop Forums and have for the last 5 years. When helping there with problems, I routinely use the Win 8.1 machine now but at times am using both my Win 7 and a Win 8.1 machine at the same time to answer questions and help with problems. As someone else mentioned above, I have no difficulty switching back and forth between the different Operating Systems.

    BTW, when I first installed Win8 as an upgrade to one of my Win7 machines, I hated it with a purple passion and told everyone who would listen that no way was I going to waste my time with that monstrosity.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 176
    Windows 8.1 update 1


    I could not stand Windows 8 myself, so straight away I installed 'Classic Shell'.

    Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements

    No need to get rid of your laptop - Install Classic Shell and you can have it working as if it is Windows 7 in less than a minute.
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  8. #18


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I've got 8.1.1 Pro WMC & have it behaving kinda like XP Pro.

    I never use the Metro tiles.
    Have Classic Shell.

    As long as age is a topic, I'll be 60 in February. {A Youngster}

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by David Bailey; 21 Dec 2014 at 17:04. Reason: added picture
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  9. #19


    Computer user Aged 63 this month

    regarding the comment "with the advent of mobile devices like tablets (I currently have a Surface Pro 2 running windows 8.1) eventually everyone is going to be forced to use them."

    Sorry, but no one will ever force me to use a tablet or any mobile device whilst I am still able to purchase components to build myself a proper computer like a powerful desktop with a 24" high def. screen to go with it. At my age I have no need for tiny screened glorified phone devices as I have no need for 'computing on the go'
    I guarantee there will be suppliers of desktop components for umpteen years to come to supplying the desktop market, niche though it maybe.
    Last edited by brotherboard; 22 Dec 2014 at 19:06. Reason: correct use of there & their
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  10. #20


    BC Canada
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 64


    Quote Originally Posted by brotherboard View Post
    Computer user Aged 63 this month

    regarding the comment "with the advent of mobile devices like tablets (I currently have a Surface Pro 2 running windows 8.1) eventually everyone is going to be forced to use them."

    Sorry, but no one will ever force me to use a tablet or any mobile device whilst I am still able to purchase components to build myself a proper computer like a powerful desktop with a 24" high def. screen to go with it. At my age I have no need for tiny screened glorified phone devices as I have no need for 'computing on the go'
    I guarantee there will be suppliers of desktop components for umpteen years to come to supplying the desktop market, niche though it maybe.
    Amen, Brother, I couldn't have said it better as a sixty something member.
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