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Is Microsoft on the right track with Windows 8.1?

  1. #21


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,594
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    Do you guys realize that this thread was from 18 months ago?

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  2. #22


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Did you see my necro comment?
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  3. #23


    Yep I did see that comment.
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  4. #24


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Atomic77 View Post
    Yep I did see that comment.
    Was talking to strollin but I kind of like raising the dead every so often.
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  5. #25


    Posts : 94
    Windows 7


    Win 8.1 may be slower than 7 (not counting fast bootup). But it has one thing 7 (Home Premium) doesn't have: The ability to boot from a vhd file. You guys don't realize the implications of this. You can potentially have an infinite copy of 8.1 running on the same license on the same machine. One of them gets infected? You just delete that single vhd file and restore from a backup. No headaches dealing with 3rd party imaging softwares like Macrium. You can even zip that vhd file to get something more compact for archival purposes.

    Native booting only works with 7 Ultimate/Enterprise, but all editions of W8.1 including Pro! And, in so far as I can tell W8.1 all apps "start" menu seems to be a lot more useful than the current w10 hybrid start in the TP's...
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  6. #26


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Boy, talk about bringing back an oldie, but goodie. . .never have like the idea of putting my info on or in the cloud, thus to this day I still don't, albeit I also will not bore folks with my reasons. . .
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  7. #27



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    The only things I have in the cloud are my wallpapers, batch files, information on different OS fixes, scripts, tools. and of course Windows 8.1 & 10 settings, so I can access them from any PC. If I'm helping someone fix his PC and I don't happen to have my tools USB at hand I can just sign in using In Private(IE) or Incognito(Chrome) and download them. The only thing "Personal" is my Updated Job Resume , and here in Germany it doesn't contain any SSN#'s or financial info's just contact info.
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  8. #28


    I have tons of stuff in the cloud these days. And I will be honest, a lot of it happened without conscious effort on my side.

    Gmail: all of my email is here, not on my local computer anymore. I can access from anywhere on nearly everything.

    Chrome: all bookmarks are in the cloud. I can share them on all of my devices, and never have to back them up on my own machines.

    Music: I buy everything from Amazon MP3. Its all available on any of my devices, but it's in the cloud.

    Books: I buy everything on my Amazon Kindle. My books are not physical, but rather available on many of my devices through a download from the cloud.

    Apps and software: most of what I buy are now apps for my smartphone, or tablets. I don't physically have the install media, its all available in the cloud.

    Dropbox and Onedrive: nothing really personal here, but these are the documents, notes, and files that I use everyday. They are synced on multiple devices, so my data is duplicated and will never be truly lost.

    Passwords: stored in dropbox, in an encrypted folder and inside of an encrypted keepass database. Because I often need these from remote locations, and cannot afford to lose them. Since its dropbox, its replicated to many of my devices. I will never lose all copies.

    This has all just happened over time. Its the way things are done today.
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  9. #29


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Then you are a very trusting sole.. I look at the cloud above everyday, wondering when it is going to rain..
    I can't hold them, touch them or feel them, so it leaves me wondering how many other people are looking at the cloud..
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  10. #30



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    Then you are a very trusting sole.. I look at the cloud above everyday, wondering when it is going to rain..
    I can't hold them, touch them or feel them, so it leaves me wondering how many other people are looking at the cloud..

    Damn Jimmy! You're a poet too?Here's something I made for you to hang on your wall over your PC(stitch it or print it)

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