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Windows 8.2. New Changes Are Coming

  1. #171


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by Clintlgm View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by legacy7955 View Post
    I didn't know you still can't disable the charms or hot corners if you select
    boot directly to desktop in 8.1? Is that so?

    I hope that M$ actually follows through with their claim of listening to their majority customers that want to have a desktop that operates exactly as it did in Windows 7...

    And just as importantly I want the old simple easy to use way of safe boot with F11 key instead of the cluster fluck now required with 8.1 and 8.0.
    well if you want your Win 7 desktop back put on ClassicShell. gpedit to not use lock screen, you boot straight to log on and desktop, turn off charm, corners, select your start button image. you are running 8.1 in Win 7 mode and if your running a SSD you can select to completely shut down/Restart, as you don't need hybrid shut down.
    Now tell me again - why would I want to jump thru all these hoops if I can have or keep Windows 7. That does not sound like a real sales pitch to motivate people to dish out extra money.

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  2. #172


    Posts : 203
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    @ alphanumeric

    Really though I'm just nitpicking but the problem you have with two or more monitors and the wallpapers not showing in the desktop sounds like a bug and will probably be fixed very soon through Windows update patches.
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  3. #173


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Nemix View Post
    @ alphanumeric

    Really though I'm just nitpicking but the problem you have with two or more monitors and the wallpapers not showing in the desktop sounds like a bug and will probably be fixed very soon through Windows update patches.
    I hunted and hunted looking for a setting in customization etc to set a wallpaper on the login screen. It was only after I Googled it that I realized that there wasn't one. You can customize just about every other screen after the boot screen so why not that one. It's no big deal, just a would be nice kind of deal.
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  4. #174


    Posts : 53
    Windows 7/8

    There are actually real issues


    In addition to jumping through hoops to use the desktop, I have noticed some actual issues. While the apps are improving, if you decide to run a few, if you run some of them and run desktop apps you'll sometimes find yourself with apps hung that stop your machine from going to sleep or just plain flakiness in OS stability.

    Additionally, there are some programs that ran on XP and Windows 7, but have issues on Windows 8.x. Normally older games, but I have seen posts elsewhere that include real applications for folks. While this is never unusual for a Windows upgrade, adding this to folks already annoyance with the new UI and you can see why the market won't upgrade.

    Windows 7 is still viable for at least another couple of years. It will take that long for the applications and apps to catch up to Windows 8. Microsoft should start thinking about this. While yearly upgrades may seem like a good idea, the market won't move as fast in the PC world. Also, lets be honest, every "upgrade" of a mobile OS is usually negligible. Microsoft would do itself a favor by examining not only its UI, but the applications that reside on the traditional PC vs. the mobile apps that are much more simplistic and faster to upgrade.
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  5. #175


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    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9


    Quote Originally Posted by MrBill View Post
    Windows 7 is still viable for at least another couple of years. It will take that long for the applications and apps to catch up to Windows 8. Microsoft should start thinking about this. While yearly upgrades may seem like a good idea, the market won't move as fast in the PC world. Also, lets be honest, every "upgrade" of a mobile OS is usually negligible. Microsoft would do itself a favor by examining not only its UI, but the applications that reside on the traditional PC vs. the mobile apps that are much more simplistic and faster to upgrade.
    You make a good point. Not only does the market not move as fast as the computer world, application compatibility issues are always there to make or break a new operating system and if MS releases 3 versions of Windows 8.x in less than 3 years, there would be no surprise if outcries of legacy applications not working on the newest version comes out from many people. Rapid upgrades are only logical to mobile operating systems at this point because they are simpler and so do the apps that built them. Developers and testers for desktop applications would also have to do more work.

    And at this point, much of the OEM machines still ship with Windows 8 RTM that continues to alienate people because it lacks a Start Menu.

    Microsoft's new rapid release tactic is only to shake off the big mistake (possibly the biggest mistake) known as Windows 8.

    Service Packs are in many ways, more logical than a new OS altogether because they are far easier to deploy and would have less issues with application compatibility as well. Even Windows 7 needs an SP2.
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