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Four months in, Windows 8 needs help

  1. #11


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by munin View Post
    The only problem with Windows 8, is that lots of people dont learn to use it. If you want to boot directly to the desktop, it is very easy to fix that. If you want the start meny back, there are several versions to choose from. But the fact is that lots of things work better and faster with Metro. One month into Windows 8, on two laptops, it is the most effective and enjoyable I have had on any computer or OS.
    This is pretty much true.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Wow, really, four months and it's over?
    Pretty much so. A worse start than Vista speaks for itself. This 'thing' can only be salvaged with drastic measures.

    Two members of my family bought new laptops last week - and they got Windows 7 upon request.
    Wow, two family members went back to 7, now THAT'S a true indicator of how 8 is doing...
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  3. #13


    Posts : 302
    Windows 7 on the desktop, Windows 8 Surface Pro mobile


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Wow, really, four months and it's over?
    Pretty much so. A worse start than Vista speaks for itself. This 'thing' can only be salvaged with drastic measures.

    Two members of my family bought new laptops last week - and they got Windows 7 upon request.
    Wow, two family members went back to 7, now THAT'S a true indicator of how 8 is doing...
    My understanding of his sentence was that they bought the laptops with windows 7 installed, instead of 8 at the time of purchase.
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  4. #14


    Bay Area
    Posts : 21,837
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Indeed. They chose an older OS instead of the newest/latest. I saw that as the point. People were itching to get Seven. Not so with Eight. A Guy
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by munin View Post
    The only problem with Windows 8, is that lots of people dont learn to use it. If you want to boot directly to the desktop, it is very easy to fix that. If you want the start meny back, there are several versions to choose from. But the fact is that lots of things work better and faster with Metro. One month into Windows 8, on two laptops, it is the most effective and enjoyable I have had on any computer or OS.
    This is pretty much true.

    Unfortunately for you guys saying that over and over makes it no more true than before.

    If all you got is "you just have not given it a chance yet", then you have missed the point entirely. . Again, the fact that you don't see it doesn't make it any less so.

    That people are not jumping on the W8 bandwagon is a little more than obvious at this point. MS can ignore it and plod along if they wish or they can admit mistakes were made and address them.
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  6. #16


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Wow, really, four months and it's over?
    Pretty much so. A worse start than Vista speaks for itself. This 'thing' can only be salvaged with drastic measures.

    Two members of my family bought new laptops last week - and they got Windows 7 upon request.
    Wow, two family members went back to 7, now THAT'S a true indicator of how 8 is doing...
    Hi there
    that doesn't actually say anything by itself -- You need to specify these extra variables : HOW many family members , How many family members have computers, and therefore by simple computation how many stayed with W8 -- if you have a large family where say 9 people have computers and only 2 went back then that's not bad -- if 2 out of 3 then that isn't so good --but if YOU like W8 and your family members didn't then "try brushing up on your teaching skills". !!!


    I did a downgrade for someone recently -- and I have to say after using W8 that W7 computer run like Thick Treacle.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. #17


    Bay Area
    Posts : 21,837
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    I have no issue with anyone who thinks Eight is great. People like what they like. But it doesn't mean their opinion is the universal one. However, I have seen more and more Eight users posting that they are really liking it once they have been using it for a while. A Guy
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  8. #18


    Posts : 302
    Windows 7 on the desktop, Windows 8 Surface Pro mobile


    Quote Originally Posted by DooRules View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by munin View Post
    The only problem with Windows 8, is that lots of people dont learn to use it. If you want to boot directly to the desktop, it is very easy to fix that. If you want the start meny back, there are several versions to choose from. But the fact is that lots of things work better and faster with Metro. One month into Windows 8, on two laptops, it is the most effective and enjoyable I have had on any computer or OS.
    This is pretty much true.

    Unfortunately for you guys saying that over and over makes it no more true than before.

    If all you got is "you just have not given it a chance yet", then you have missed the point entirely. . Again, the fact that you don't see it doesn't make it any less so.

    That people are not jumping on the W8 bandwagon is a little more than obvious at this point. MS can ignore it and plod along if they wish or they can admit mistakes were made and address them.
    Like it honestly matters, now that they're moving 400K Surface Pro in their first month? In short order, the SP is going to have enough profit to paper over any short-term issues with windows 8 acceptance, RT going belly up, etc. If SP pulls a million sold in somewhere in the 2-3 month mark, Ballmer is going to be doing backflips.

    Thats a minimum billion dollars in revenue, with well over half of it being pure profit in under a quarter, with a lot of market space to grow. Especially given they're only in two markets with the device atm. There is also a good chance those other territories are simply going to wait for the SP, rather than give the OEM's the time of day.

    I know you guys cream your pants over Apple's numbers, but they deal in a sub-$500 price-point market. The profit MS makes on each Surface Pro is almost guaranteed to be more than the price an iPad even sells for.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    I use 8 strictly in desktop mode.
    No hot pockets.
    No charms bracelets.
    No metro nonsense.

    Start button and start menu in their proper place.
    I even have the taskbar from XP....
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  10. #20


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Wow, really, four months and it's over?
    Pretty much so. A worse start than Vista speaks for itself. This 'thing' can only be salvaged with drastic measures.

    Two members of my family bought new laptops last week - and they got Windows 7 upon request.
    Wow, two family members went back to 7, now THAT'S a true indicator of how 8 is doing...
    As far as recent PC purchases in my family is concerned, that's 100%.
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