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I finally gave in to Windows 8.1


rdesign

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6
#1
Like many others I was not to excited about the new windows 8. I particularly did not like the boot to the start screen and getting to some of the features that I was familiar with. Over the years having gone thru all the different operating systems ending up with Windows 7 Pro I was a happy camper.

A few weeks ago I bought a new HP desktop that was on sale but only came with Windows 7 Pro. Two weeks after receiving the new desktop I decided to take the plunge. I bought a new hard drive and installed windows 8, keeping the old drive just in case I wanted to go back. Initially, I was not to happy but I kept at it and was becoming familiar with the new system, but I kept going for the old start button. I even tried some third party software that gave me back the familiar desktop. My real acceptance of the new windows 8 came when I installed the 8.1upgrade. The new system in general seems to be very fast and has some new features that work very well with my old software. With a right click on the new windows button on the taskbar many of the programs that I use are back and the system boots up to the old desktop. So I am once again a happy camper. I should say that I have spent MANY hours over the last 10 days or so getting into the system and several times I thought about going back

Just thought I would pass on my thoughts.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win Pro 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Envy 215t
    CPU
    Intel I7
    Motherboard
    Megatrends
    Memory
    6 GB
    Browser
    Windows explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Norton 360

CountMike

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Belgrade , Serbia

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#2
Good for you, it shows intelligence over stubbornness. Maybe you can post ways you overcome changes, it may help others new to win 8, 8.1.
P.S. Do something about your "Space" button, seems it doesn't work every time.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD

rdesign

New Member
Posts
6
#3
Good for you, it shows intelligence over stubbornness. Maybe you can post ways you overcome changes, it may help others new to win 8, 8.1.
P.S. Do something about your "Space" button, seems it doesn't work every time.
The desktop came with a wireless keyboard that may be the problem. I'll keep an eye on it.

I'll go back thru the posts, maybe I can offer some suggestions

Have a great day
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win Pro 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Envy 215t
    CPU
    Intel I7
    Motherboard
    Megatrends
    Memory
    6 GB
    Browser
    Windows explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Norton 360