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Windows 7 vs. Windows 8.1: Users Mixed on Which One Is Bet

  1. #21


    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Yea, even I would think that 98% is high.... although were I to pull a number out of the air, I'd say at least 50% use a classic shell type thingy.

    And that really has to screw with 8's overall numbers, as ya can't really say an 8 user who uses classic shell is truly using 8.(did I say that right..??)

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  2. #22


    Steven Sinofski and his team who designed W8 did pay the price. They're gone. And 8.1 brought us closer to W7 by having the OPTION of booting to desktop, and a Start Button back. 8.2 (W9 now) stands to do more of the same with OPTIONAL Start Menu and using modern apps in the desktop environment a la Modern Mix.
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  3. #23

    this "debate" is becoming tedious


    Look, it's a personal choice, just use the set up you feel most comfortable with.
    My personal preference has changed from 7 to 8.1 BUT, only with the caveat that StartIsBack is installed. I have a local account and don't want to use or see the Microsoft store, any of their "apps" or their Fisher-Price, pre-school graphics.
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  4. #24


    I've moved on from Win 7. To me it now feels almost as antique as Win XP.
    Win 8 for me and no regrets.
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  5. #25


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Many have moved on from win8 x to win 7.

    Sadly for MS quite a few have moved on from win8x to non microsoft products.
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  6. #26


    Posts : 1,883
    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Many have moved on from win8 x to win 7.
    Raises hand.

    This is the first time that I ever refuse to run the latest and "greatest" MS OS on any machine. I was even a true sucker for WinME.

    Start Screen is not terrible. It just should be an application that can be ran from the desktop, just like you run any other application.
    If you don't want to run it, then don't. That would work the best, but we know why things are as they are.

    Should not be tied into explorer.exe.
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  7. #27


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by MasterChief View Post
    ...Should not be tied into explorer.exe.
    It must be tied to explorer.exe for these to work.

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    As the title states, there are mixed views on which one is better.
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