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Windows 8.1 first look: Finally, Windows the way you want

  1. #41


    USA, Idaho
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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Win 8 (and 8.1) were designed solely with touch screens, tablets, and phones in mind, and totally blew off the desktop user. The changes are vast and mostly unnecessary.

    Windows 8 was not solely designed to work with just phones and tablets; it was designed to work across all devices. Not really sure where folks get this information from, albeit it is not true.

    But, then all it takes is just one someone saying an untruth, thus making it true. . .
    Last edited by Lee; 29 Jun 2013 at 05:12.

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  2. #42


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    I wonder if it'll be back in RTM.

    The Win7 File Recovery won't be back because it's considered obsolete (I mean deprecated) and they were planning to remove it after 8.0.
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  3. #43


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    Overhere in Belgium the minority is Always right....

    So i am in favor for Win 8 (too lazy to install 8.1 right now).

    So i guess i am right. Hahaha

    Jeff
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  4. #44


    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    It is normal human behavior to resist or dislike change... years from now we'll be using Windows12 and complaining that it's nothing like our beloved Windows11.
    I dont think so, changes must be when we need it, not when there is nothing else to do, so just lets make mind-raping changes. We always need to have a stable and solid rock to stand on - now we are forced to stand on windows 7, this mobile/desktop mix isnt that rock. But of course, changes will always be here, because no one is going to stop it. Well, at least there is no easy way to tell them, that we dont need changes, it would require, again, world war 3.
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  5. #45


    Posts : 116
    xp , 7Pro, 8RP, Android phone, Tablet

    The way I want Win 8


    I had my initial say here.Your general opinions on Windows 8.1 Preview Release

    I then spotted this thread and decided to post an image I created and posted one year ago of my own idea of what I wanted in the next iteration of 8. Obviously metro now= live-tiles .
    the start screen and apps run in windows on the desktop in resizeable windows and more importantly in my case can be located on either of my 1920x1200 screens. I wonder if desktop users find it it a reasonable suggestion.
    Click image for larger version
    At least we can now boot direct to the desktop but I do not like the joke start button
    besb
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  6. #46


    I like the new 8.1
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  7. #47


    Posts : 10
    windows7


    OK, I still have the same questions. I love 7. I need to be able to boot up directly to the desktop I currently have. I need a start button that will give me all the abilities my current one has. I want to be able to go to current programs, change them, and delete them. I need to be able to go to computers to see what is on the disk and to manipulate the programs. I don't see that in 8.1. Why don't they listen to the users that need the functions of 7, not the functions of the social media groupies.
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  8. #48


    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Quote Originally Posted by bgraae View Post
    OK, I still have the same questions. I love 7. I need to be able to boot up directly to the desktop I currently have. I need a start button that will give me all the abilities my current one has. I want to be able to go to current programs, change them, and delete them. I need to be able to go to computers to see what is on the disk and to manipulate the programs. I don't see that in 8.1. Why don't they listen to the users that need the functions of 7, not the functions of the social media groupies.
    You can use Classic Shell to achieve the things you desire....
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  9. #49


    Quote Originally Posted by bgraae View Post
    OK, I still have the same questions. I love 7. I need to be able to boot up directly to the desktop I currently have. I need a start button that will give me all the abilities my current one has. I want to be able to go to current programs, change them, and delete them. I need to be able to go to computers to see what is on the disk and to manipulate the programs. I don't see that in 8.1. Why don't they listen to the users that need the functions of 7, not the functions of the social media groupies.
    Why not stay with 7 if all you want 8 to be is 7?
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  10. #50


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by bgraae View Post
    OK, I still have the same questions. I love 7. I need to be able to boot up directly to the desktop I currently have. I need a start button that will give me all the abilities my current one has. I want to be able to go to current programs, change them, and delete them. I need to be able to go to computers to see what is on the disk and to manipulate the programs. I don't see that in 8.1. Why don't they listen to the users that need the functions of 7, not the functions of the social media groupies.
    All the functions you speak of are working for me here; boot straight to desktop: Task Bar properties>navigation tab.
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