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More than half of Windows 8 users just treat it like Win 7

  1. #31


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    If the figures are from Soluto users - they are not necessarily representative of users as a whole. They might be - or they might not.

    Nevertheless, posting up I do a, b and c does not negate the article. The article does not claim all users do x and y. It is about averages.

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  2. #32


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    So then why want Windows 8 then if it's so terrible and restrictive of "choice?"
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  3. #33


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    THERE WAS NO "CHOICE" TAKEN OUT OF WINDOWS 8. That is perception, not reality. The REALITY is is that there is a functioning UI there that is better than or equal to the one before it.
    Well, in all previous versions of Windows you had the new choice and the old classic choice. In this version you won't have that choice. So, I would argue a choice was removed. As to whether or not you feel it's better than the one before it, that is up for you to decide. I find the new start screen and the new apps an absolute horror. Don't use them at all. They are terrible as far as I am concerned.
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  4. #34


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    Win 8 (64) : Win 7 (64) : Vista (64) : Android JB 4.2 : iOS 6


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    So then why want Windows 8 then if it's so terrible and restrictive of "choice?"
    Some of us were probably just a victim of false assumption or were misinformed. We purchased Win 8 with great expectations. But we were disappointed and got stuck with it. So we joined Eight Forums in search of help on how to make Win 8 work the way Windows used to be. Luckily, we found some answers.
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  5. #35


    Quote Originally Posted by fourthofjuly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    So then why want Windows 8 then if it's so terrible and restrictive of "choice?"
    Some of us were probably just a victim of false assumption or were misinformed. We purchased Win 8 with great expectations. But we were disappointed and got stuck with it. So we joined Eight Forums in search of help on how to make Win 8 work the way Windows used to be. Luckily, we found some answers.
    That is the very reason I joined Eight Forums to make my laptop usable and to see if Metro could be removed form the system as I considered it a full screen AD from M$ alas it looks to be impossible. I will upgrade to Windows 7 if Window 8.1 is any thing close to what I am hearing just a little eye candy.
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  6. #36


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Well, in all previous versions of Windows you had the new choice and the old classic choice. In this version you won't have that choice. So, I would argue a choice was removed. As to whether or not you feel it's better than the one before it, that is up for you to decide. I find the new start screen and the new apps an absolute horror. Don't use them at all. They are terrible as far as I am concerned.

    Actually in Windows 7, we did NOT. The Start Menu was all blocked in to the corner, and unlike Vist-Shi'ite, it could not be expanded out. We could however make it look Buttugly like Windows XP with no Theme Shell
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  7. #37


    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fourthofjuly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    So then why want Windows 8 then if it's so terrible and restrictive of "choice?"
    Some of us were probably just a victim of false assumption or were misinformed. We purchased Win 8 with great expectations. But we were disappointed and got stuck with it. So we joined Eight Forums in search of help on how to make Win 8 work the way Windows used to be. Luckily, we found some answers.
    That is the very reason I joined Eight Forums to make my laptop usable and to see if Metro could be removed form the system as I considered it a full screen AD from M$ alas it looks to be impossible. I will upgrade to Windows 7 if Window 8.1 is any thing close to what I am hearing just a little eye candy.
    Haha, sensationalist much?
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  8. #38


    VA USA
    Posts : 349
    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    1. Start Menu X = start button
    2. 8gadgets = W7 gadgets
    3. Fadetaskbar = glass like W7 task bar
    4. W7 games pack = all old Win games

    So yeah I just love my W8 Pro

    I ONLY got it anyway back in Oct when I got the deal for $15, because of a new laptop, and I had W7 home premium and wanted a pro version, W7 pro was more than I wanted to pay.

    btw a new start menu contender for W8 is this one. Start Menu Reviver it actually looks like what MS should have done to start with, as it uses their own icons and for those with touch screens it even works with that.
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  9. #39


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    That is the very reason I joined Eight Forums to make my laptop usable and to see if Metro could be removed form the system as I considered it a full screen AD from M$ alas it looks to be impossible. I will upgrade to Windows 7 if Window 8.1 is any thing close to what I am hearing just a little eye candy.
    Let me try to understand this: A user wants to go back to Windows 7 because although his Windows 8 works well and does exactly what Seven can do, it has this evil feature which a user needs never to see and use, which can be completely bypassed and be forgotten? The knowledge of this evil thing existing is enough, it's not enough to do the few simple things to prevent this evil never to show itself again?

    I am sorry for asking this but doesn't that sound like paranoiac?
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    his Windows 8 works well and does exactly what Seven can do...it has this evil feature which a user needs never to see and use ... which can be completely bypassed and be forgotten?... The knowledge of this evil thing existing is enough
    Did he say that?

    but doesn't that sound like paranoiac?
    They are your words.

    Here's the thing:

    Just because you are not paranoid - that doesn't mean they are not out to get you.
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