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Any new big update on pipeline for Win8.1?

  1. #11

    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    I can't stand working on a machine that has something like Classic Shell installed because it makes Win 8.x work differently than I'm used to. I only install Classic Shell on Win 8.x machines for people who are too clueless to use a Windows computer without a Start menu. As far as I'm concerned, there is no need for Classic Shell.
    Me too, that's why I used Start8

    sorry, couldn't resist

    Also, I would hardly consider myself clueless, I just totally disliked the Cell phone interface.

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  2. #12

    Posts : 376
    W8.1, W7

    Got 8.1 on several pc's (classic shell, deleted all tileworld + store), it's excellent here, solid like a rock, fast and zero problems. And keeping control (unlike w10).
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  3. #13

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

    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    ... Mine's set to use All Apps as the start menu (I never see the start page). I also have Quick-Launch enabled. ...
    Can't stand the Start screen either.
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  4. #14

    Eastbourne uk
    Posts : 89
    Windows 10 x64 Home Build (Version 1709) 16299.125

    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    I must really be a minority, cos i adore W8.1

    I loved 7, but didn't like 8 that much unless it was loaded with 3rd-party customisations.

    But 8.1 is a cracker, and those who bypassed it have missed a truly great OS.

    I did run W10 Pro since last May as my primary OS, but am back on 8.1 again.

    It's not that W10 is a bad OS, but there is much I don't like. I'll put it in a VM (again) and play with it there, but it needs to mature (and MS needs to change certain aspects of their thinking, like their telemetry and forced updates) before I re-upgrade. (There is a system-image of the W10 10240 setup saved ready if I do decide to do so).

    Windows 8.1 may go down in history, like Windows ME and Vista, as a failure. But it will not be because it's a bad OS, merely a misunderstood one, forever tainted by its ugly-duckling predecessor.

    If 8.1 had come with a Classic Shell-style start menu, and been called Windows 9, it would almost certainly been much more successful. Sad, really...

    Windows 10 has now been upgraded and the version is now 1511 TH2 build 10586.17 which has improved it a lot.
    Edge browser is getting better.
    I too liked 8.1 but IE11 kept crashing and making my laptop keep freezing up.
    Since going to 10 I have been able to disable IE11 and I have had no crashes or freezes since
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