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

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


    Haven't been able to find any good news. At least this is funny :

    Put bluntly, it would be fair to say that most desktop PC users never use Microsoft's vaunted new UI at all or they only do so when they absolutely have to.
    ..they avoid the Start Screen like a leper wearing a loud shirt
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    More than half of Windows 8 users just treat it like Windows 7 ? The Register
    Last edited by SIW2; 22 May 2013 at 20:16.

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    Now you've upset the apple cart!
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    Hopefully Microsoft hasn't spent too much effort polishing up its bundled TIFKAM apps, though – because, honestly, no one will notice.
    Sounds like I will not be Dl Window 8.1 what a waste of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Haven't been able to find any good news. At least this is funny :
    Put bluntly, it would be fair to say that most desktop PC users never use Microsoft's vaunted new UI at all – or they only do so when they absolutely have to.
    ..they avoid the Start Screen like a leper wearing a loud shirt
    Read more at:

    More than half of Windows 8 users just treat it like Windows 7 ? The Register
    Agree... the only tile I use from the Metro start screen is the Desktop tile...
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    That is exactly how I use Windows 8. I actually now prefer Windows 8 to 7 for most machines because of the much improved boot speeds. Also like having OEM keys built right into the BIOS. But it's very hard to tell that I am not on 7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Also like having OEM keys built right into the BIOS. But it's very hard to tell that I am not on 7.
    The only problem with that is when the mother board goes bad M$ will sell you a new license.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Now you've upset the apple cart!
    See, it's lines like this that makes me think you hate windows 8. You keep caricaturizing what people like me are saying.

    I think it is a good thing that half the people out there only use the desktop portion of windows 8. It's called CHOICE. If people are happier with the desktop, more power to them. I'm very happy for them. I want CHOICES. I don't want to force anyone to do anything. Windows 8 gives you a CHOICE to either use the new UI or stay with the old. Installing classic shell is perhaps the easiest thing in the world, and it's free.

    Why do you hate CHOICE?
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    Once again you make some almighty assumptions about people. Microsoft hasn't given you a choice. You only get an option by installing a third party program that gives back what Microsoft has taken away. Why is it so difficult to understand the meaning of choice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Once again you make some almighty assumptions about people. Microsoft hasn't given you a choice. You only get an option by installing a third party program that gives back what Microsoft has taken away. Why is it so difficult to understand the meaning of choice?
    Well, having that third party program IS a choice. Had MS really wanted to take the choice from you, they would have written the OS in such a way to prevent any start menu from ever resurfacing.

    Let me ask you this. On your personal PC, how many third party programs do you use? Or are you one of those that refuses to install anything third party and whine about the lack of choice?
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    Have used 8 for several months, never know start screen is there till I need to use it. I actually found some uses in there, I like the search, and I actually tried a radio program and have used it several times this week. If and when I find some use for the apps offered I might even use it more!

    As far as most of my use I wouldn't know I don't have 7 on my main unit. I would like to find some uses so I could use my touchscreen :-) which I seldom remember is there.
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