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Windows 8 haters

Does windows 8 suck?


  • Total voters
    42
  • Poll closed .

Wind0ws8

New Member
Posts
9
#1
Windows 8...
to me, it is the best os since xp.
i have seen a TON of videos about "windows 8 sucks" and I disagree.
There is a poll so you can vote.
i had a bad experience with 7, because I bought a laptop with starter on it, so I could BARELY do anything.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo
    CPU
    Intel pentium
    Motherboard
    N/A
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel OBG
    Sound Card
    Realtek OBS
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Touch led screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500gb
Posts
10
#2
Well Windows 7 starter isn't exactly the best version of 7 to be judging it on.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    AVG

Joan Archer

Gadget Mad Granny.
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Power User
#3
I like Windows 8, but then I've not had any problems with it and find it quite easy to find things and work with.;)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Zoostorm/ Asus K55A Notebook
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 @ 2400 MHz
    Motherboard
    Foxconn 45CMX/45GMX/45CMX-K
    Memory
    2048 MB (2 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM)/8GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Corp 82945G Integrated Graphics Controller
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hanns.G HH221 22" Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    ExcelStor (250GB)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 (UK)
    Mouse
    Microsoft Optical Wheel Mouse
    Internet Speed
    Just under 4MB download it's ADSL.
    Other Info
    Epson Stylus SX415 All-in-one Printer,
    Seagate Expansion 500GB External Desktop Drive

Edwin

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Guru
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1,759
#4
No, Windows 8/8.1 is great! A little glitchy here and there but I'm digging it! ;)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion
  • PC2
    Tablet - Windows 10 Home

TairikuOkami

Be nice to all, please?!
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Trnava

Posts
683
#5
Yes, but voters might be a bit confused, since 8.1 is a little advanced 8, but then again 8.1 still sucks. :rolleyes:

I have used 8 since beta and throughout the RC version and I bought it the same day, it was released and the same day I began to hate it. For starters RTM was not anything like RC version. I am not IT Pro, but I know stuff and I had to google how to open control panel in 8 for 3 hours, because at first I have had to find out, how to even get to desktop, open explorer or even IE. Yes the Start menu would have really helped, I have used it for shortcuts, since taskbar does not allow to launch applications the way Vista allowed it, in 7 and 8 they get merged into a mess and narrow icons, which are hard to click onto. Then everything else, like it takes min 3 secs to open control panel, if you manage to hit the corner right in comparison to one click in half second thought the Start. I am not even gonna mention the charm menu, you are left with a hope, that it will eventually appear when you point the mouse there, just like aborigines hope for a rain. I prefer to work fast and 8 turned Windows into a nightmare. I wait for 9, that might turn 8 into something usable, like 7 did Vista.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo E525
    CPU
    AMD A4-3300M @ 2,0GHz
    Memory
    6GB DDR3 1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6480G 512MB shared
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    WD 465GB
    Cooling
    Fusion Tweaker
    Keyboard
    Logitech K360
    Mouse
    Logitech M705
    Internet Speed
    50/50 MBps
    Browser
    Yandex
    Antivirus
    No AV & No Firewall
    Other Info
    Headphones: Sennheiser RS170

whs

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Guru
Germany/Florida

Posts
4,514
#6
8.1 is a good system - although I still have most of my systems on 7 and one on Vista. Just two are 8.1. I am cheap, LOL.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Vista and Win7
    System Manufacturer/Model
    2xHP, 2xGateway, 1xDell, 1xSony
    Hard Drives
    5 SSDs and 12 HDs

SIW2

Well-Known Member
Team Member
Posts
5,360
#7
I can't think of word to describe it that would be printable.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

strollin

Old Guys Rule!
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N. Calif

Posts
4,316
#8
Nothing wrong with Win 8 (nothing wrong with Win 7 Starter either).
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built i7-8700K, Toshiba Satellite S55-A Laptop, MS Surface Pro 3, Dell Inspiron 15 5000
    CPU
    3.7Ghz Core i7-8700K, 2.4Ghz Core i7-3630QM, 1.9Ghz Core i5 4300U, 2.8Ghz Core i5 6200U
    Motherboard
    ASUS TUF Z370-Pro Gaming, Toshiba, MS, Dell
    Memory
    16G, 12G, 4G, 8G
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GTX 1050, Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Sound Card
    ATI High Definition Audio (Built-in to mobo)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell S2817Q 28", 15.6"
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160, 1366x768 (laptop)
    Hard Drives
    500GB ssd boot drive with 2 & 10TB Data on Desktop, 512GB ssd for laptop, 128GB SSD tablet, 500GB ssd laptop
    PSU
    Corsair CX 750M
    Case
    Antec 100
    Cooling
    Coolermaster CM 212+
    Keyboard
    IBM Model M - used continuously since 1986
    Mouse
    Microsoft IntelliMouse
    Internet Speed
    120Mbps/6Mbps down/up
    Browser
    FireFox
    Antivirus
    MSE on desktop, Defender on laptop
    Other Info
    Retired after working in the tech industry for 41 years. First 10 years as a Technician, the rest as a programmer/software engineer. After 1 year of retirement, I was bored so went back to work as a Robotic Process Automation Consultant.

jpolacko

The fly on the wall
Member
Beloit, Wisconsin

Posts
125
#9
Nothing wrong with Windows 8. Love the OS and the ability to customize and love the new start menu. :drool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion DV6
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 460 @ 2.53GHz
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 144C
    Memory
    6 GB soon to be 8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics (Core i5)
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768 x 32 bits (4294967296 colors) @ 60 Hz
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Samsung HDD and Samsung 600 GB SSD
    Case
    HP metal case.
    Cooling
    Standard fan ( Does a good enough job)
    Keyboard
    HP backlit keyboard.
    Mouse
    Standard USB Mouse
    Internet Speed
    60 Mbps Download and 10 Mbps Upload thru Charter High Speed Internet
    Browser
    Firefox and Internet Explorer
    Antivirus
    Norton Internet Security
    Other Info
    Custom Built Windows Server 2008 R2 used for storage server, DHCP server, Primary DNS server. Novell Suse Server running 2 custom built desktop that have Novell Netware installed. Samsung Note 3 (Primary Phone) and Samsung S4 (Back up phone).

Wind0ws8

New Member
Posts
9
#10
Nothing wrong with Win 8 (nothing wrong with Win 7 Starter either).
Windows 7 starter is very limited to personalisation. Can't even change the background with it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo
    CPU
    Intel pentium
    Motherboard
    N/A
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel OBG
    Sound Card
    Realtek OBS
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Touch led screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500gb
#11
I'm not a fan of Metro and its apps, but that can all be concealed with v8.1. I think it runs better than 7.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP xw8600 Workstation
    CPU
    Two Intel Xeon Core2 Quad 3.2 GHz Processors
    Motherboard
    Proprietary
    Memory
    16 GB DDR2 800 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia Quadro FX 3800 PCI-E
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 213T 21" 4x3 Flat Screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600x1200
    Hard Drives
    Two Seagate Cheetah 300 GB SAS Disks
    PSU
    Proprietary
    Case
    HP xw8600 Workstation Case
    Cooling
    Two CPU Fans and a Larger Case Fan
    Keyboard
    PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft USB Optical Mouse
    Internet Speed
    7 mbps
    Browser
    Firefox Quantum ESR 68.0.1
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Two LSI 3000 SAS Adapters
#12
I have 8.1.1 Pro WMC.
My last OS was XP Pro.

It's ok.
I tweaked it a bit.
I use WindowBlinds 8.
Classic Shell.
& some others.

IE needs working on.

Administrator privileges need working on.

Customization needs to be enhanced.

Waiting for 9.0.
I hope it is free. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    Family F
    Extended Family 14
    Model 2
    Extended Model 2
    Stepping 0
    Revision ON-C0
    Instruction
    Browser
    Opera 24.0
    Antivirus
    Avast Internet Security

Coke Robot

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Gold Member
Posts
5,707
#13
Yes, but voters might be a bit confused, since 8.1 is a little advanced 8, but then again 8.1 still sucks. :rolleyes:

I have used 8 since beta and throughout the RC version and I bought it the same day, it was released and the same day I began to hate it. For starters RTM was not anything like RC version. I am not IT Pro, but I know stuff and I had to google how to open control panel in 8 for 3 hours, because at first I have had to find out, how to even get to desktop, open explorer or even IE. Yes the Start menu would have really helped, I have used it for shortcuts, since taskbar does not allow to launch applications the way Vista allowed it, in 7 and 8 they get merged into a mess and narrow icons, which are hard to click onto. Then everything else, like it takes min 3 secs to open control panel, if you manage to hit the corner right in comparison to one click in half second thought the Start. I am not even gonna mention the charm menu, you are left with a hope, that it will eventually appear when you point the mouse there, just like aborigines hope for a rain. I prefer to work fast and 8 turned Windows into a nightmare. I wait for 9, that might turn 8 into something usable, like 7 did Vista.
I used Windows 8 as my main OS since October 2012 and can't understand this. The Release Preview was basically identical to the RTM. The main shift in UI design came from Developer to Consumer Preview where that did actually require relearning of things because quite a bit changed.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    AMD FX 8320
    Motherboard
    Crosshair V Formula-Z
    Memory
    16 gig DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS R9 270
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Seagate Barracuda (starting to hate Seagate)
    x2 3 TB Toshibas
    Windows 8.1 is installed on a SanDisk Ultra Plus 256 GB
    PSU
    OCZ 500 watt
    Case
    A current work in progres as I'll be building the physical case myself. It shall be fantastic.
    Cooling
    Arctic Cooler with 3 heatpipes
    Keyboard
    Logitech K750 wireless solar powered keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Touch Mouse
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, but I might go back on KIS 2014

Coke Robot

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Posts
5,707
#14
I'm mildly surprised at the poll results so far. It's not like how it was a year ago where it was more 60/40 split where more yays than nays.

As for Windows 8.1.1, it's fantastic. There are things they did shoot themselves in the foot with the initial release of 8, but rectified it partially in 8.1.1 at least to me. My main problem is the lack of File Explorer tiles on Start. That's something that's been on the start menu for so many years, at least they could have put them there to make the change easier. They had it so the Desktop UI and modern UI were two literally different things where the Desktop was treated like an app, with modern to navigate around. (That's ironic as the Desktop allows you alter modern UI settings.)

I've deployed Windows 8 on a few dozen PCs so far, and have changed a few peoples' minds about 8. Some completely didn't like it and had such a time with it, I come along with my custom image of 8 (and customized Start experience) and give them a little tutorial on what's going on and they've always been fine. Some people that I'd never even want to do something like Windows 8 with them because of difficulties they have as is with computers and Windows 7, they went ahead with 8 and learned it way too quickly. My father namely, that was such a pain in the crotch to move from vista to 7, but he wanted 8 for some reason. Three days is all it took. It's shocking.

It really depends on the setup. If Microsoft used the Start Screen as literally a giant start menu versus a different environment, they would have had a better response. That's me.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    AMD FX 8320
    Motherboard
    Crosshair V Formula-Z
    Memory
    16 gig DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS R9 270
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Seagate Barracuda (starting to hate Seagate)
    x2 3 TB Toshibas
    Windows 8.1 is installed on a SanDisk Ultra Plus 256 GB
    PSU
    OCZ 500 watt
    Case
    A current work in progres as I'll be building the physical case myself. It shall be fantastic.
    Cooling
    Arctic Cooler with 3 heatpipes
    Keyboard
    Logitech K750 wireless solar powered keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Touch Mouse
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, but I might go back on KIS 2014

strollin

Old Guys Rule!
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N. Calif

Posts
4,316
#15
Nothing wrong with Win 8 (nothing wrong with Win 7 Starter either).
Windows 7 starter is very limited to personalisation. Can't even change the background with it.
There are ways around that. I put a custom background on my wife's netbook that ran Starter. My daughter now uses that netbook for her college classes and doesn't have a problem with Starter.

Not being able to change the background is a long way from "i had a bad experience with 7, because I bought a laptop with starter on it, so I could BARELY do anything."
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built i7-8700K, Toshiba Satellite S55-A Laptop, MS Surface Pro 3, Dell Inspiron 15 5000
    CPU
    3.7Ghz Core i7-8700K, 2.4Ghz Core i7-3630QM, 1.9Ghz Core i5 4300U, 2.8Ghz Core i5 6200U
    Motherboard
    ASUS TUF Z370-Pro Gaming, Toshiba, MS, Dell
    Memory
    16G, 12G, 4G, 8G
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GTX 1050, Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Sound Card
    ATI High Definition Audio (Built-in to mobo)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell S2817Q 28", 15.6"
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160, 1366x768 (laptop)
    Hard Drives
    500GB ssd boot drive with 2 & 10TB Data on Desktop, 512GB ssd for laptop, 128GB SSD tablet, 500GB ssd laptop
    PSU
    Corsair CX 750M
    Case
    Antec 100
    Cooling
    Coolermaster CM 212+
    Keyboard
    IBM Model M - used continuously since 1986
    Mouse
    Microsoft IntelliMouse
    Internet Speed
    120Mbps/6Mbps down/up
    Browser
    FireFox
    Antivirus
    MSE on desktop, Defender on laptop
    Other Info
    Retired after working in the tech industry for 41 years. First 10 years as a Technician, the rest as a programmer/software engineer. After 1 year of retirement, I was bored so went back to work as a Robotic Process Automation Consultant.

popeye

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United States

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3,090
#16
I don't think it does once one figures out what they are dealing with. I hated it at first then found ways to make it like I wanted. The Metro/Tile interface is sucky for many. Switched to desktop with Classic Shell and I'm fine.
Other tweaks here and there. It doesn't suck for me.

I do think drivers are still a problem for some, especially WiFi.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer V3 771G-6443
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer VA70_HC (U3E1)
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 (800 MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD4000 + GeForce GT 730M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Generic PnP Display on Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250 GB
    ADATA SSD SP900 128GB
    PSU
    90 watt brick
    Mouse
    Bluetooth
    Antivirus
    Comodo
    Other Info
    Asus RT-AC56R dual-band WRT router (Merlin firmware). Intel 7260.HMWWB.R dual-band ac wireless adapter.

whs

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Guru
Germany/Florida

Posts
4,514
#18
I'm mildly surprised at the poll results so far.
Me too - it only shows that things can grow on you. I was pretty pessimistic about 8.0 myself but since 8.1 I like it. Takes very little to make me happy.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Vista and Win7
    System Manufacturer/Model
    2xHP, 2xGateway, 1xDell, 1xSony
    Hard Drives
    5 SSDs and 12 HDs

TairikuOkami

Be nice to all, please?!
Pro User
Trnava

Posts
683
#19
Indeed, people can get used to anything, no mater how bad it is, especially if there is no alternative.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo E525
    CPU
    AMD A4-3300M @ 2,0GHz
    Memory
    6GB DDR3 1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6480G 512MB shared
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    WD 465GB
    Cooling
    Fusion Tweaker
    Keyboard
    Logitech K360
    Mouse
    Logitech M705
    Internet Speed
    50/50 MBps
    Browser
    Yandex
    Antivirus
    No AV & No Firewall
    Other Info
    Headphones: Sennheiser RS170

jimbo45

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4,373
#20
Hi there

Windows 8.1 is what W8 should have been.

Metro is still though an umitigated disaster - badly thought out operation on Desktops. The whole STORE concept IMO is also a flawed concept - just because Apple and Google do it doesn't mean that's the right way for Windows -- Windows should still be available in ISO form whether as an OEM image or retail.

You have the CRAZY situation now that if you need to re-install a windows 8.1 system that you upgraded from an OEM windows 8 - you have to go back, re-install Windows 8 and then try the upgrade again and all then add all the updates since the initial release of W8.1 -- Absolutely crazy -- what sort of people attend TECHNICAL MEETINGS when this type of stuff is discussed or do they assume people never re-install Windows -- which is really funny - people have been doing that since Windows first appeared on the scene many years ago..

The person who let this crazy Store only update idea out of the door should be taken to any public square in Downtown Seattle and PUBLICLY FLOGGED !!!. If there aren't any decent squares in downtown Seattle then outside the Ms Campus would also be a good place.

(Actually there IS plenty of choice if Ms goes pushing people too far in directions they don't want to go).

Cheers
jimbo
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 X LG 40 inch TV
    Hard Drives
    SSD's * 3 (Samsung 840 series) 250 GB
    2 X 3 TB sata
    5 X 1 TB sata
    Internet Speed
    0.12 GB/s (120Mb/s)

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