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Four months in, Windows 8 needs help

  1. #41


    Posts : 14
    win 7 and win 8


    When I put this PC together in January I went with state of the art parts and OS. Unfortunetly I didn't do research on the OS like I did on components and got 64 bit win8. What an awful mistake that was. I sure wish I could "upgrade" to Win7.
    The PC this one replaced has a slower cpu and less memory but with a SSD it boots almost as fast as this one.

    Is there any rumors about a "classic" interface option being offered?

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  2. #42


    Quote Originally Posted by JoBo View Post
    When I put this PC together in January I went with state of the art parts and OS. Unfortunetly I didn't do research on the OS like I did on components and got 64 bit win8. What an awful mistake that was. I sure wish I could "upgrade" to Win7.
    The PC this one replaced has a slower cpu and less memory but with a SSD it boots almost as fast as this one.

    Is there any rumors about a "classic" interface option being offered?
    Try this Welcome to Classic Shell and there are several more in case that one does not suite you.
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  3. #43


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    8 is selling so badly, there is speculation MS may do it .

    I am not sure. They might not and just keep trying to use a process of attrition to get their way.

    There are lots of 3rd party medicines which attempt to alleviate the pain.

    3 dozen or so I think.

    Some are few bucks, one or two are free. There have been millions of downloads, surprise, surprise.

    Classic Shell is a free one. Startisback is 3 bucks for 2 pc license.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoBo View Post
    When I put this PC together in January I went with state of the art parts and OS. Unfortunetly I didn't do research on the OS like I did on components and got 64 bit win8. What an awful mistake that was. I sure wish I could "upgrade" to Win7.
    The PC this one replaced has a slower cpu and less memory but with a SSD it boots almost as fast as this one.

    Is there any rumors about a "classic" interface option being offered?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #44


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


    Quote Originally Posted by JoBo View Post
    When I put this PC together in January I went with state of the art parts and OS. Unfortunetly I didn't do research on the OS like I did on components and got 64 bit win8. What an awful mistake that was. I sure wish I could "upgrade" to Win7.
    The PC this one replaced has a slower cpu and less memory but with a SSD it boots almost as fast as this one.

    Is there any rumors about a "classic" interface option being offered?
    What makes you think you can't?

    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - Newegg.com

    Simply buy it and install? 7 is still readily available for people who don't want to learn new things. Btw. Had you bought 7 at the time, 8 Pro would have been a $15 upgrade. $15 more if you wanted the DVD.

    And if what you are implying is that in your 'new PC'.. you don't have a SSD in the new system, then enough said.
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  5. #45


    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Lol, you're funny.

    Of course they will happen no matter what(allthough exactly when isn't set in stone, thats just rumors). And 8 is getting all the help its going to get with Blue.

    Windows 9 can just be the system people hang their hat on as the 'stable' version' that prompts them to upgrade. And given you'll have millions more people using it from then off laptops/tablets then with touch, its all good.

    I'm also quite sure there will be people who stick with 7 or XP simply because they have issues learning new stuff. Something about 'old dogs' and 'new tricks'.
    If they do not make huge improvements with windows blue and Windows 9 resembles Windows 8 all the bad press will rub off to Windows 9 and become another Vista. You think M$ can stand two bombs in a row? It does not matter what you or I think about Windows 8 it is all the bad press that will make or brake windows. Yes Windows 7 may live for a very long time Windows 8 is the last version I will buy and only one copy at that Mint is looking real good.
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  6. #46


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I think you will find a lot of people prefer it.

    Nothing to do with learning new things. Just because you like it - that doesn't mean others will.

    I like lifting weights. You have to learn it, it takes effort.

    I do not deride those who don't do it as lazy/stupid/ or anything else.

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JoBo View Post
    When I put this PC together in January I went with state of the art parts and OS. Unfortunetly I didn't do research on the OS like I did on components and got 64 bit win8. What an awful mistake that was. I sure wish I could "upgrade" to Win7.
    The PC this one replaced has a slower cpu and less memory but with a SSD it boots almost as fast as this one.

    Is there any rumors about a "classic" interface option being offered?
    What makes you think you can't?

    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - Newegg.com

    Simply buy it and install? 7 is still readily available for people who don't want to learn new things. Btw. Had you bought 7 at the time, 8 Pro would have been a $15 upgrade. $15 more if you wanted the DVD.

    And if what you are implying is that in your 'new PC'.. you don't have a SSD in the new system, then enough said.
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  7. #47


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


    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Lol, you're funny.

    Of course they will happen no matter what(allthough exactly when isn't set in stone, thats just rumors). And 8 is getting all the help its going to get with Blue.

    Windows 9 can just be the system people hang their hat on as the 'stable' version' that prompts them to upgrade. And given you'll have millions more people using it from then off laptops/tablets then with touch, its all good.

    I'm also quite sure there will be people who stick with 7 or XP simply because they have issues learning new stuff. Something about 'old dogs' and 'new tricks'.
    If they do not make huge improvements with windows blue and Windows 9 resembles Windows 8 all the bad press will rub off to Windows 9 and become another Vista. You think M$ can stand two bombs in a row? It does not matter what you or I think about Windows 8 it is all the bad press that will make or brake windows. Yes Windows 7 may live for a very long time Windows 8 is the last version I will buy and only one copy at that Mint is looking real good.
    No.. i think that Windows 8 or 9 could put a man on the moon and you'd still hate it. And the only thing that 'breaks' Windows is if people leave the cabal. If you're in the cabal, they'll get you again sooner or later. WHERE ELSE YOU GONNA GO :>?! Going to Mint is like threatening to use a Hot Wheels car for your driving around needs, instead of the real thing.

    The acceptance rate of Windows 8 on Workstation PC's is simply not as important as you'd like us to believe(especially now that Microsoft has a hit with the Surface Pro pulling massive amounts of profit), anymore than the doomsayers of Vista ended up 'making or breaking' Windows. They didn't.

    The key is getting people used to touch in the Windows enviornment and all the benefits it can provide(which then bleeds back to the desktop as some people go with a touchscreen). That will take a while, and Microsoft is in this for the long haul. You really do have no place else to go. Mac is being wound down, iOS is limited in what it can do, and Chrome OS is half an operating system with no real applications other than a web browser.
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  8. #48


    Posts : 14
    win 7 and win 8


    "And if what you are implying is that in your 'new PC'.. you don't have a SSD in the new system, then enough said."

    Chrisa

    Instead of listing each component I said "state of the art".

    Sorry I did not say specifically state it has a SSD.

    I'm not against learning new things.
    I was in line at midnight at Comp-USA waiting for the release of WINDOWS 95 and have had every version since except Vista that some also think was a bomb.

    I have installed "Classic Start" and it helps.
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  9. #49


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    I wonder if its possible to fork Windows 8 and have one called Windows 8 for Dummies. They could put a tile on the Start Screen called, For Dummies, and that would bring back the Start Menu.

    For the 1 percenters just delete the tile.

    This is not meant to be derogatory in any way, it's just that the 90 percenters are ruining the experience for the 1 percenters.
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  10. #50


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    So what happens if a Windows user buys an iPad, they take it back the next day because it hasn't got Classic Shell.

    Now I'm starting to understand why people can't use Android, they're Windows users.

    Sorry Windows users, I meant the 90% that can't use anything else.
    Last edited by BillWindows; 16 Mar 2013 at 18:23.
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