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Four months in, Windows 8 needs help

  1. #71


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Okay I'll give you Windows 8, deal with it.
    I don't need your advice. You are not in my league. I would appreciate if you refrained from commenting my postings. I can live without this garbage.
    Too bad you can't take a joke, but you really should refrain from telling people what they need or don't need, it's not up to you or me to tell them what they do or don't need. Just because you can't see the value in something doesn't mean others can't. The only thing I do here is tell people that Windows 8, touchscreens and Surface Tablets aren't the end of the world.

    Its Microsofts business, if they want to put touch onto everything that's their perogative, they have to make a business decision. As far as Windows 8 goes, it's Windows 7 with a 5 minute learning curve and it's a better OS.

    I thought the reference to McDonalds, the comical character and 20" keyboard would have alerted you to it being a joke, obviously not, so I apologise.
    Apology accepted.

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  2. #72


    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.
    Glad to hear someone else likes 8. It's a lot easier to learn & customize. Especially with all the tutorials on this site.
    I believe 3rd party apps take the fun out customizing menu & navigation options.

    I use this shortcut pinned to taskbar for returning to my customized normal Start Screen ( blue orb )
    "Start" Screen Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

    I use this shortcut pinned to taskbar to view All Apps tiles ( a little smaller, still easier to read but less scrolling )
    "All Apps" Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

    I also have 'File Explorer' pinned to taskbar for libraries.
    A few ctoolbars like Desktop & Programs
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  3. #73


    MaloCS - & what HippsieGypsie said.
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  4. #74


    Maybe one day a tech had to wait too long for his desktop to load after logging in to his computer. Just to press the start button once and get into the Start menu because if he pressed it too soon, it just peeked and retracted back until the button was pressed again.

    So he thought he could save time & aggravation by logging into the Start menu (screen) , click the program tile once; which opens the program and loads the desktop at the same time.

    Pin 'File Explorer' and these 2 shortcuts to the taskbar.
    "Start" Screen Shortcut - Create in Windows 8 choice of 3 icons including 'windows orb'
    "All Apps" Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

    Metro IE10 is safer for online banking, shopping, social sites ... so I heard
    Last edited by pcRat; 17 Mar 2013 at 03:48.
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  5. #75


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Don't really see how Mint could outperform 8 since an 8 system can cold boot in 5 seconds (depending on CPU and motherboard).
    Some people (like me) don't consider boot time to be of any significance when talking about performance.
    My W7 PC wakes from "Sleep" in less than 8 seconds (according to the Event Viewer).

    The only performance that matters is program speed.
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  6. #76


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


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Don't really see how Mint could outperform 8 since an 8 system can cold boot in 5 seconds (depending on CPU and motherboard).
    Some people (like me) don't consider boot time to be of any significance when talking about performance.
    My W7 PC wakes from "Sleep" in less than 8 seconds (according to the Event Viewer).

    The only performance that matters is program speed.
    If that's what's important to you, you must be on Windows 8, I haven't seen anything in Windows 7 thats faster than Windows 8.
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  7. #77


    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    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.
    ... because we all must be dummies for not liking the metro nonsense...
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  8. #78


    Posts : 207
    Windows 8.1 update 1 Pro X64 with WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    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.
    ... because we all must be dummies for not liking the metro nonsense...
    I believe it will get better with the windows blue update
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  9. #79


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    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.
    ... because we all must be dummies for not liking the metro nonsense...
    Or indeed anything about Win 8, or the direction MS is heading.

    You must love everything about Win 8, otherwise you are a hater, or
    stupid, by the reckoning of some.

    I'm neither, but there are aspects I dislike. But that's been the case with just
    about every OS I've ever used, and that's a lot of OSes. It didn't make me stupid, or
    'unable to adapt' then, and it hasn't now.

    If it was a case of being 'unable to learn', 'old-fashioned', 'stuck in the past', or
    'unwilling to adapt', then why have I been using 8 as my main OS for over a year
    now, why did I pay for a copy if I 'hated' it or 'couldn't learn it', and why did I bother
    to find out how to customise and bend it to my will?

    For that matter, why would I have even bothered to beta-test Vista, 7 and 8? Or
    to learn to use Linux? Or....well, anything, really.

    Oh, that's right, I installed a start-menu replacement and don't want touch on my
    desktop/laptop, so I must be stupid and have wasted thirty years of my life playing
    with something I 'don't understand'. Yeah, right!

    IMO, it's wearing rather thin.

    Wenda.
    Last edited by Wenda; 17 Mar 2013 at 09:34.
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  10. #80


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    If that's what's important to you, you must be on Windows 8, I haven't seen anything in Windows 7 thats faster than Windows 8.
    Apart from the faster boot time (6s to 9s in standard boot up) I didn't detect any noticeable speed difference between W7 & the W8 previews (DP, CP, RP & Ent).

    I think a lot of programs are actually limited by HDD (temp files, etc.) and/or Network speed (browsers).
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