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Five reasons Windows 8.1 is a winner

  1. #11


    Australia
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    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    I've got W8 Pro OEM on DVD purchased from retail computer shop. I haven't bothered with 8.1 because I'm using StartIsBack with Modern turned off completely, and with direct boot to desktop.

    Questions:

    1. If I did install 8.1 as a standalone or straight over 8, what would happen to the Start Menu button from StartIsBack?

    2. Are there any major improvements that I'm missing out on aside from Modern improvements?

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  2. #12


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    1. If I did install 8.1 as a standalone or straight over 8, what would happen to the Start Menu button from StartIsBack?
    Startisback doesn't work on 8.1. Tihiy will be doing another version at some stage.

    2. Are there any major improvements that I'm missing out on aside from Modern improvements?
    I haven't spotted any, except a slight improvement to win+x menu. A rather pathetic attempt by MS at acknowledging all the feedback telling them a desktop is not phone.
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  3. #13


    Australia
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    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    1. If I did install 8.1 as a standalone or straight over 8, what would happen to the Start Menu button from StartIsBack?
    Startis back doesn't work on 8.1. Tihiy will be doing another version.

    2. Are there any major improvements that I'm missing out on aside from Modern improvements?
    I haven't spotted any, except a slight improvement to win+x menu. A rather pathetic attempt by MS at acknowledging all the feedback telling them a desktop is not phone.
    Thanks SIW2. That settles it. I'll just stick with 8, at least for the time being. Although I guess maybe I should get the free 8.1 just in case it improves by release date. Will it be available on disk as stand alone?

    Totally agree with your comments re win+x. Amazing isn't it. They're slowly moving back to the legacy start menu!

    Cheers M
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  4. #14


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    If the feedback keeps up, MS may add more functions to win+x, recent items and search for example.They might make it look prettier, too.

    If the feedback quietens down, then MS won't do anything useful.

    Will it be available on disk as stand alone?
    I expect so.
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  5. #15


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Given that many people use powerful desktop apps rather than the more anemic Modern-style apps, this is a very big deal.
    And the winner is - 1 click saved. If that is the essence of 8.1, I will continue with /7.
    one click saved means it was only a 1 click inconvenience too,i'll continue with8.1

    i like this 5 changes with a few screen shots
    The top 5 reasons to upgrade to Windows 8.1 | PCWorld
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  6. #16


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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    If the feedback keeps up, MS may add more functions to win+x, recent items and search for example.They might make it look prettier, too.

    Ha Ha
    OK.
    We want recent items in WinX
    We already have search, but want the old one in WinX
    We want desktop program launcher in WinX
    We want User folder in WinX
    Maybe a restart in safe mode in WinX
    And most of all, put some pretty icons in there too.

    Shout It, SHOUT IT, SHOUT IT OUT LOUD!

    MS, DO YOU HEAR US ROAR?
    Last edited by Brink; 06 Jul 2013 at 19:58. Reason: fixed quote
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  7. #17


    Read these 5 reasons how w8.1 is a winner recalled me how far into stupidity the concet of Modern Screen and W8 has gone. As if these 5 reasons were improvements! Barely fix the most horrible shortcomings is not what I call "improvements".
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  8. #18


    Somewhere in USA
    Posts : 233
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    The personalized syncing across machines works great. I like how I make a change on one and it's on the other. Can't wait for what's in store for phone 8.1. I think as long as they get the apps to work cross platform, i'll be happy. Just in time for apps to work on everything and X-Box One when it releases.

    1080p WP 8.1 and Haswell Surface Pro 2 will complete the whole enchilada for me!
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  9. #19


    8.1 preview works fine on both my hybrid and my i7 desktop with two 24" monitors. Don't know what all the doomsday talk is about. If people want a windows 7 experience, then stay with windows 7. Why get windows 8 and then bitch it's not enough like windows 7?
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  10. #20


    Somewhere in USA
    Posts : 233
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    8.1 preview works fine on both my hybrid and my i7 desktop with two 24" monitors. Don't know what all the doomsday talk is about. If people want a windows 7 experience, then stay with windows 7. Why get windows 8 and then bitch it's not enough like windows 7?


    Nobody can get into the mind of a psycho.
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