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Microsoft may bring back full start menu with 8.2

  1. #71


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Where I'd like to see it, is in Turn Windows Features on or off. You don't want to have to reinstall to switch from one GUI to the other. You can still give a choice on install, and even base it on hardware, but you don't want to make it hard to change your mind latter on. Especially on OEM machines that don't come with any media.

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  2. #72


    The bottom line is that I do not want a touch screen monitor for my pc, Iwould have to stretch across to activate whatever. BUT, I am very happy with the present setup, when a radical change comes along, people scream - I dont want to change it - I am used to X or Y.

    When windows 3.11 changed I bet the clamour was deafening I dont want my window on a disk, I have several hundred floppy drives here!!!

    Win changed to Me, a disaster, then XP, then Vista. By this time a recognisable format was achieved. Then we came eventually to 8; and the world stopped living as we knew it.

    Live with it, learn from it and enjoy - I did/have.

    I would/and do use touch screen on a hand held device BUT on a pc, laptop - NEVER.
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  3. #73


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    A touch screen on my desktop PC would just end up being a waist of money as I'd never use it. I'd have to lean forward just to touch the screen. I have a triple monitor setup anyway so no way am I buying 3 touch screens. My keyboard and trackball work just fine in 8.1.
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  4. #74


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    A touch screen on my desktop PC would just end up being a waist of money as I'd never use it. I'd have to lean forward just to touch the screen. I have a triple monitor setup anyway so no way am I buying 3 touch screens. My keyboard and trackball work just fine in 8.1.
    I have 5 touchscreen all in one pc's in my office, and nobody touches the touchscreen.

    They all say, "wow, this is a touchscreen, this is so cool", and they try it out and within just a few seconds they are back to the mouse and the keyboard. I've watched this happen time and time again.
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  5. #75


    Maybe it's funny but I never had problems with ME and Vista, only problem with Vista was that I did not have good enough HW for it (AMD 754 single core) and it was sluggish but it did run with no trouble except for drivers in the beginning. It looked a bit strange though and used it for only couple of month and than Win7 came out and I jumped on it.
    I was never a slave to "good old stuff" and always try to embrace new and keep an open mind to next generation of everything (except cars, I like a good ol' V8 and classics). Got the feeling that Touch screen is just a temporary, transitional thing on the way of much better control of computers. But anyway as soon as I can get my hands (afford) a good touch screen monitor I'll get it, tried it few times and loved it. Not because of Metro but for graphics and other programs that can benefit of touch screen.
    TS monitor, placed on desk in the manner a book would, is no more tiresome for hands than a book or drawing block or paper would be.
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  6. #76


    Posts : 59
    windows 8.1


    only problem I had with vista was driver problems. and the memory usage. my computer had 4gb and had no problem until I fried one of the memory cards trying to overclock them to play crysis. with left me with 2gb of memory and I had to put into windows xp to finish the game.

    if microsoft does add back start menu and add windowed apps. that could mean lost revenue for stardock. meaning people wont have buy there software anymore.
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  7. #77


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    A touch screen on my desktop PC would just end up being a waist of money as I'd never use it. I'd have to lean forward just to touch the screen. I have a triple monitor setup anyway so no way am I buying 3 touch screens. My keyboard and trackball work just fine in 8.1.
    I have 5 touchscreen all in one pc's in my office, and nobody touches the touchscreen.

    They all say, "wow, this is a touchscreen, this is so cool", and they try it out and within just a few seconds they are back to the mouse and the keyboard. I've watched this happen time and time again.
    If I had an all in one setup as a media PC I can see where I might want and use a touch screen. Other than that a tablet would be the only other instance I can see me personally using a touch screen. YMMV
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  8. #78


    Posts : 203
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    @ CountMike

    You're extremely forgivable ME was the first OS I ever bought with my own money (not my first OS, my parents bought me PC's before that), at the time I found nothing wrong with it since I was not a power user and only used it mainly for the web browser, office (printing and scanning) and games. I never ran a fragment on ME or had any idea about the control panel since I really had no need to know or time for such things at that time but looking back now I'd have to say ME was a pretty crappy OS maybe even more crappy then my first Windows 3.1 PC.

    Vista was very pretty looking that's it and almost as crappy as ME, the problems with Vista was not only the unintuitive UI but also level of attention to optimization the OS didn't get under the hood, Vista was a big mess for my hardware's drivers and older software and even the little things like trying to copy from a USB drive was so buggy; it wasn't until SP2 came came out for Vista was when the OS was truly useable IMHO but by then talks of Windows 7 were already surfacing and people were already ready to get off Vista and move onto 7.

    Windows 8/8.1 on the other hand receives a lot of hate because simply it's so much like 7 underneath all the new Metro UI stuff and really not big change or big reason for users on 7 to upgrade, the new UI makes a hard left turn and takes a lot time to get use to and can really trigger an annoyance factor to many new users of the OS but under the hood of Windows 8/8.1 the OS is just as stable if not more so than it's predecessor Windows 7 with some pretty significant changes to the newly improved kernel(s) that adds more security features, optimizations and system performance benefits to an already excellent kernel found in Windows 7 before it.
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  9. #79


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8.1


    I bought 8.1 because of a bogus win 8 install. I've read, and listened to, all the horror stories
    about Win 8. Personally, I see little difference between 7 and 8.1. Need to hit an extra button
    here and there, but it seems fairly intuitive to me. To each his own, but I don't have a need to
    change anything at all. JMHO
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  10. #80


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Need to hit an extra button here and there
    And I guess that's what they call progress.
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