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Windows 8 Disappointing Usability

  1. #111


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    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Yes but I don't agree that this is a mistake, it's just going to take a while for people to understand that the world is changing and Microsoft has to change with it.

    I like the idea of one operating system across multiple devices, less confusing.

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  2. #112


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I lost $15 and two days of my life upgrading to Windows 8. I didn't run into any problems with important drivers or software but I mean does the market really need Windows 8? Is there a demand from consumers for such an operating system from Microsoft? I think for the time being the world is not ready for Windows 8 which makes me a part of that, I'll be re-installing Windows 7 and taking my leave from this forum.
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  3. #113


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    That's fine, Nemix.

    You are not alone.
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  4. #114


    You don't need to leave the forum...many of us aren't running Windows 8, but pay attention and like to see it evolve and hopefully improve.
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  5. #115


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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    You don't need to leave the forum...many of us aren't running Windows 8, but pay attention and like to see it evolve and hopefully improve.
    Which is why dedicated Microsoft users need to keep pointing out its shortfalls, despite the outrage that it generates in the fanboys.
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  6. #116


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemix View Post
    I lost $15 and two days of my life upgrading to Windows 8. I didn't run into any problems with important drivers or software but I mean does the market really need Windows 8? Is there a demand from consumers for such an operating system from Microsoft? I think for the time being the world is not ready for Windows 8 which makes me a part of that, I'll be re-installing Windows 7 and taking my leave from this forum.
    You lost $15 and two days of your life, it's a good thing you weren't around in the old DOS days, you would have lost a lot more.

    I paid $39 and have gained at least two days maybe two weeks, because Windows 8 is so much easier and faster to use than Windows 7. The best thing Microsoft did was take out the start menu which I rarely used.

    You don't have to leave the Forum, just come on here and complain everyday about how bad Windows 8 is, it's become a sport on this Forum. It would be a tragedy to lose a hater.
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  7. #117


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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    You don't need to leave the forum...many of us aren't running Windows 8, but pay attention and like to see it evolve and hopefully improve.
    Agreed. I went through the cycle myself. Installed 8 Pro, then went back to 7 for awhile because a few things I needed didn't work. Re-installed last week and those problems appear to have been addressed.

    Maybe the thing will flop [relatively speaking]. Who knows for sure? In my case I'm using it mainly as a "Windows 7 Plus". I'm primarily a back-end developer and do most of my GUI work in the desktop but having 8 on my system lets me at-least study the thing. Everything I had before runs fine here, I don't really miss Aero that much so my system is at-least as fast and stable as it was before. To me it's mainly a research project. I doubt I'll ever buy a touch-based PC (at least not anytime soon) ... I've got all pretty new iPads and iPhones. Win8 is fine on my primary notebook machine. I've been waiting a bit before I replace my Win7 image with the Win8 one but I think I'm about ready to do that.

    Microsoft may have a tough go of it in the tablet/phone space but let's not forget their DEEP penetration into enterprise level computing and the huge installed base of desktop systems. Win8 doesn't break anything significant so they are at-least maintaining a toe-hold on the enterprise and existing desktop systems even if the new GUI doesn't gain wide acceptance.

    Despite all the hand-waving and gnashing of teeth I think Microsoft's approach is at-least competent if not completely relevant to the marketplace they're trying to crack. They'll be OK I think. Everybody wants to be a critic (including myself at times) but considering how well the system still retains its backward compatibility (I speak as a developer) I'm pretty amazed they managed to pull this off without breaking everything. If the new GUI approach goes Tango-Uniform Microsoft will at-least have not broken the base platform (and I don't consider the absence of the Start Menu a platform break ... that's just GUI, they can always return it if they want to).

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  8. #118


    Bought a laptop in late November turned it on and booted it for the first time set it up and every thing then did a windows update and the first time the download was over 150 mb the second time it was 250+ mb I do not remember what it was the third time. NOT a good omen for a system just released less than thirty days tells me not enough testing was done. Then to find out there will be in six months a major service pack (windows blue) NOT a good omen either. This tells me it was really rushed out the door half baked.
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  9. #119


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    Windows 10 (64 bit)


    It would be a shame to lose someone who tells the truth and hopefully if enough people complain Microsoft will again make a functional desktop OS.
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  10. #120


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    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Bought a laptop in late November turned it on and booted it for the first time set it up and every thing then did a windows update and the first time the download was over 150 mb the second time it was 250+ mb I do not remember what it was the third time. NOT a good omen for a system just released less than thirty days tells me not enough testing was done. Then to find out there will be in six months a major service pack (windows blue) NOT a good omen either. This tells me it was really rushed out the door half baked.
    If this was rushed out the door what were all the beta testers doing for 12 months or whatever. Instead of worrying about what's coming, why don't you try to get used to what's here. Not that it takes much getting used to, it's almost child's play really.
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