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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingskerswell View Post
    Over the Xmas I bought a new HP m7j020dx (64 bit) with Windows 8. My previous experience was with XP and then Windows 7, with the latter working best for me. I later upgraded to $Win 8.1 Pro on this latest laptop. Trying to work with it but I am really not "charmed" with this OS or the bloatware from HP. The desktop option works ok and touchscreen on a laptop is absolutely useless for me. If I thought I could get all the drivers for Windows 7 x64 then I would change and even buy a new Win 7 OS..I may yet talk to HP about Win 7 but don't have great expectations on that score....

    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage View Post
    As a working PC Tech, I can certainly relate to that, with a resounding "Hurah!" and maybe even a "Yikes!".

    I can certainly relate to anyone who doesn't like the look or feel of Windows 8.
    I've had to set up several PC's now, with Windows 8 on them and without the "Classic Shell", the new owners
    would be completely lost.

    Having Windows 8 on my own laptop for several months, I've wiped the drive and reloaded Windows 7.
    Incompatibilities in Windows 8 were most of the problem. Windows 7 seems to just run everything.

    I wonder how many other PC makers will follow HP's lead. ???

    Nice post!
    TechnoMage
    yeah its all about good research ,like why but a touch screen if we don't think we will use it ,and not to do a bit of research to see what others think of win8 before we buy it, as for bloatware it on all new oem computer ,and easily rid of by going to [add and remove] programs and features in control panel .
    give win8.1 a go it takes a bit to get use to ,like setting it to boot to the desktop first .the one I use the most to get around ,right click on the windows icon lower left corner ,ect ect

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    right click on the windows icon lower left corner
    That was a good idea but they could not even order the entries alphabetically. Shows how poor their implementation is. I rather use the toolbar for that. At least my entries are in the right order.
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  3. #33


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    maybe there in order of popularity
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  4. #34


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    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    It's always been laptops for me that overheat due to poor cooling solutions and the utter lack of access to clean out the heatsink. If you want to do that, you have to disassemble the WHOLE laptop, few dozen screws and all, JUST to clean out the heatsink!
    So, HP does not make\have never made models like, for example, this one? > Review HP ProBook 6570b (B6P88EA) Notebook - NotebookCheck.net Reviews Quote: "The large maintenance panel can be opened without tools" "The cooling system is entirely accessible".
    That would be nice...only if it wasn't a business class PC. There is a HUGE difference between a business and a consumer oriented PC, business ones are DESIGNED to be repaired easily by IT departments and the makers keep parts for those lying around for several years.

    As far as I've seen and heard of, HP has yet to build a consumer grade PC that is easy to open and clean out like this. In fact, most OEMs build consumer grade PCs to not be so easy to open up as they're trying to flaunt off thin and light designs than anything versus reparability among other things.

    You really haven't had the displeasure of disassembling a Pavilion laptop I take?
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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    maybe there in order of popularity
    In order of who's popularity.


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    was just a tong and cheek comment ,
    average users[average being,net browsers/email/facebook ect ect ] don't use but one or two of them
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    They probably only use the shutdown, LOL
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    I really liked a Best Buy HP 17" laptop with Core i3 4000 Haswell and was amazed at the $399 deal, but was surprised at the flimsy power adapter port and plug which fell out whenever I moved the laptop even slightly. Had to take it back.

    I wonder if it's because it's a business laptop that my HP 510 travel laptop has lasted 10 years and still running fast with only a gig of RAM and Celeron single core? It feels like solid steel by comparison.
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    More likely because it was made ten years ago.

    Most recent stuff is flimsy in comparison, not just computer stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    More likely because it was made ten years ago.

    Most recent stuff is flimsy in comparison, not just computer stuff.
    Got a Sony power amplifier here that amplifies my computer and instruments, from ~1970 that will bring any house down and put anything made today to shame, while sounding better than anything you can buy today unless you are rich.

    Like they say - they don't make 'em like they used ta. "Planned obsolescence."

    I've never had to repair it in any way, or even do any maintenance either, besides some switch cleaning from the outside.
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