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  1. #11


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    I read threads like this and feel for those who are having so much trouble with win8.1 working so bad.mine works great on every computer I have it on, ,I have used win8 since before the release ,I to was a Microsoft MVP[got win8 before the release ] from winxp ,and win7 on into win8, for almost 6years ,I did not even re-offer myself last summer ,because my brain is burnt out and I cant remember where the heck everything is in win8.1,lol

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  2. #12


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    I have Dell premium support and they sympathise and will help.
    That's like the sanitation service helping with a heart transplant.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 3
    windows 8.1


    God, I thought I could rant. Read the posts Junior.
    Is it windows 8.1 - yes...(all Dell and MS updates installed) . Doh.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 22
    windows 8.1 core x64x


    in probably 1 year windows 7 will be the same problem as xp.. old,mold,rolled and worth no gold..

    windows 10 is on the horizon.. now even windows 8.1 (which apparently everybody hates because it didn't have a start menu..) is going to be out-dated..

    unfortunately these companies (apple,microsoft now joining, and facebook etc.) just want to keep the consumer "needing" something new.. and they are doing it..

    the problem lies with this - say you love xp.. say you really love windows 7, well unfortunately, you are forced to upgrade "if" (big "IF" here) if you need to use certain things. Applications are only being created for new operating systems.. and new technology is coming out. new memory, new hard drives.. if you stay with the "old" windows it won't even know what to do with certain hardware.. so no matter what - I don't care how much you like windows 7, you will need to be using whatever is out there "today" in technology..

    so point is, do whatever you want, but with everything, the new comes with new problems. we need better programmers and better code language and etc.. but that's too deep..

    anyway use what you know.. windows 7 still works. -till they blast the public with "its not safe there arent' any updates.."
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  5. #15


    Yellow Belly
    Posts : 178
    Windows 8.1 with Bing x64


    Quote Originally Posted by bassinface222 View Post

    anyway use what you know.. windows 7 still works. -till they blast the public with "its not safe there arent' any updates.."
    I'm guessing Windows 7 will be around as long as XP has been. Government organisations and other companies will want to get some mileage out of it like they have xp ...10 years before they're ready to change probably. I'm on W8.1 now but W7 was spot on.
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  6. #16



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Reading threads like this make me think I really am in the minority. I really like Windows 8.1 update. It's much more secure, stable, and faster(especially the boot times mine are usually around are between 17-19 seconds according to event viewer). The only gripe I have is, opposite of Windows 7, with Windows 8.1 we have to resort to 3rd party tools for an incremental system image(yeah we can make a custom refresh, but then you still have to update Windows and installed programs). I find the built in tool improvements Rockin', like the Task Manager where I can now restart Windows Explorer and how much more I can do with it and how under the performance tab I can shrink it to view performance percentiles or values. The new PowerShell is just awesome(I don't hardly use the Command Prompt any more). I hardly ever use the Start Menu in 7(I use Desktop Toolbar because it's much faster or Windows Search) but on the All Apps I have a better overview that shows all options at once. I also like the Toast pop-ups that give me information right off(Mail, Calendar: appointments, System info with out having to click or mouse over the Action Center flag). I also find it great how when I right-click the Windows icon in the taskbar(or the lower right hand corner that's always hidden) the most used system tools are there, and I don't have to go to Control Panel or search around in Start Menu to find them. I find Windows 8.1 is more for power users. Like Tim Kirby say's "But, that's just my opinion.".
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  7. #17


    Posts : 22
    windows 8.1 core x64x


    Cliff, that is a good write-up of why windows 8 is a little better than windows 7 haha.. i'm compiling a list (i know it's kinda pointless) i'm compiling a list of why windows 8.1 is just the way to go instead of trying to stay with windows 7. I"ve seen way way too many posts on all kinds of forums about "i like windows 7.. it works.. " blah blah.. anyway

    I'm guessing Windows 7 will be around as long as XP has been. Government organisations and other companies will want to get some mileage out of it like they have xp ...10 years before they're ready to change probably. I'm on W8.1 now but W7 was spot on.

    10 years?? no way buddy, the way facebook and apple have changed our views on how things need to change now.. that 10 years may be 3-4 years as they probably will make some huge change in operating systems that will require everyone to use this and that.. hmm.. lets take apple - apple created an ipad and then iOS.. they then updated iOS from 7-8.. guess what? if you still have iOS 7 you can't even use/download programs until you instal iOS 8! so my example shows you that Apple forces all users to upgrade to iOS 8 in order to get anything new or in the now..

    will not windows be the same when they make that new "generation" change.. this generation of facebook where you "need" an update every 2 weeks? or new "virus" signatures every day?? can they even make that many new virus signatures in 1 day?

    anyway.. i'm wasting posts here..
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  8. #18


    Greece
    Posts : 341
    Win8.1 64bit, Windows 10 TP on VMWare Player


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Reading threads like this make me think I really am in the minority. I really like Windows 8.1 update.
    I agree. I hated W8 at first (despite having moved from Vista) but once I got to know it all was (and is) fine for me. I don't use Classic shell or anything that changes it back to how things used to be, just got used to the new ways of doing things, and I do find some things easier than before. The snipping tool is great, especially for posting things on this forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    I also find it great how when I right-click the Windows icon in the taskbar(or the lower right hand corner that's always hidden) the most used system tools are there, and I don't have to go to Control Panel or search around in Start Menu to find them. I find Windows 8.1 is more for power users. Like Tim Kirby say's "But, that's just my opinion.".
    Do you mean the 'standard' list of system tools Cliff (Event Viewer, System, Disk Management, Command Prompt etc.) or something different? I'm wondering if you can get a list of the tools you personally use most often?
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  9. #19



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    [QUOTE=SaggyMaggyPoo;466236]
    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Do you mean the 'standard' list of system tools Cliff (Event Viewer, System, Disk Management, Command Prompt etc.) or something different? I'm wondering if you can get a list of the tools you personally use most often?
    Yes exactly. I use System to get to advanced setting(don't need to go into File Explorer and right-click This PC>properties then) What I use the most though is Computer Management(that's my one stop shopping for the advanced tool's), and I use it to Sign Out or Shutdown no matter where I am, be it Desktop, Start screen, All Apps screen or using a metro app. Microsoft went with over kill implementing the shut down button in 8.1 update.
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  10. #20


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,586
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Reading threads like this make me think I really am in the minority. I really like Windows 8.1 update. It's much more secure, stable, and faster(especially the boot times mine are usually around are between 17-19 seconds according to event viewer). The only gripe I have is, opposite of Windows 7, with Windows 8.1 we have to resort to 3rd party tools for an incremental system image(yeah we can make a custom refresh, but then you still have to update Windows and installed programs). I find the built in tool improvements Rockin', like the Task Manager where I can now restart Windows Explorer and how much more I can do with it and how under the performance tab I can shrink it to view performance percentiles or values. The new PowerShell is just awesome(I don't hardly use the Command Prompt any more). I hardly ever use the Start Menu in 7(I use Desktop Toolbar because it's much faster or Windows Search) but on the All Apps I have a better overview that shows all options at once. I also like the Toast pop-ups that give me information right off(Mail, Calendar: appointments, System info with out having to click or mouse over the Action Center flag). I also find it great how when I right-click the Windows icon in the taskbar(or the lower right hand corner that's always hidden) the most used system tools are there, and I don't have to go to Control Panel or search around in Start Menu to find them. I find Windows 8.1 is more for power users. Like Tim Kirby say's "But, that's just my opinion.".
    My sentiments echo yours Cliff S.
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