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Why Have Most Windows 8 Users Not Upgraded to Windows 8.1?

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    You know who it is? I struggled with the pixels but I think it was before the Stones security took it all downhill.

    1, 2, 3, 4 what are we fighting for....
    lmao

    Hey they're coming to Australia in a few months, all my friends bought tickets. I didn't, I have to stick a knitting needle in my eye that day, whenever it is.
    I hear Mick got a huge discount on safety railing for the stairs and the disability toilets. There may be a problem with the stage though, no wheelchair access :P

    And the avatar .. is it Carlos Santana?
    Didn't you hear, Micks girlfriend just committed suicide, all concerts canceled for now.

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    W8.1, W7


    And the avatar ..
    Been on concerts, brings memories. Country Joe
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  3. #43


    Posts : 60
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit


    I just downgraded from windows 8.1 to 7. Sadly one of the main reasons I did it was because my autodesk programs didn't work with 8.1 "yet" and I need them haha. Windows 8 was way better than 8.1 and I wish I never upgraded, I may even go back to that some day, who knows.
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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    And the avatar ..
    Been on concerts, brings memories. Country Joe
    You got it. Must have been feeling a bit hippy yesterday.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk68D91hTXw
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  5. #45


    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    I remember that one.
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  6. #46


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    Windows 8.1 is better in almost EVERY WAY especially if you don't like or use the "Metro" interface. Boot to the desktop directly.

    I'm even LOATHING the interface on Smartphones -- if you have lots of apps installed you are forever scrolling and it' needs a Ph.D in Computer Science to even start to arrange these in a sensible order -- modern phones seem to come with loads of bloatware apps that can't be uninstalled.

    Actually the Metro interface isn't new at all --it's rather old fashioned and can really be called "The Kiddies Interface".

    Have a look. !!!

    @ StriikeN

    BTW I have some programs that STILL can only run on XP -- I just use a VM for those -- W8.1 is really snappier (much) than W7 so why not just run your application on small W7 Virtual machine and keep W8.1 for the rest. Virtual Machines these days are really efficient and run almost at native speed on modern hardware.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    Windows 8.1 is better in almost EVERY WAY especially if you don't like or use the "Metro" interface. Boot to the desktop directly.
    My Windows 8 Pro x64 boots into desktop directly too. I'm holding on to it and I'll be on the lookout for the 8.2 update reviews.

    GL & Cheers
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    Windows 8.1 is better in almost EVERY WAY especially if you don't like or use the "Metro" interface. Boot to the desktop directly.
    My Windows 8 Pro x64 boots into desktop directly too. I'm holding on to it and I'll be on the lookout for the 8.2 update reviews.

    GL & Cheers
    Hi there
    How did you get Windows 8 to boot directly to desktop --that feature was added to W8.1 only as far as I know.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    Windows 8.1 is better in almost EVERY WAY especially if you don't like or use the "Metro" interface. Boot to the desktop directly.
    My Windows 8 Pro x64 boots into desktop directly too. I'm holding on to it and I'll be on the lookout for the 8.2 update reviews.

    GL & Cheers
    Hi there
    How did you get Windows 8 to boot directly to desktop --that feature was added to W8.1 only as far as I know.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I have no idea! I have this 'feature' from the moment I installed Windows 8, bootcamped on my Mac Pro 3.1. AFAIK it works cause I installed POKI menu for windows 8:

    https://www.pokki.com/windows-8-start-menu

    I have a closer look into it for you!

    GL & Cheers
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    OK - but unless you said in your post that you had added a 3rd party app the info you gave was misleading as it implied that W8 can boot straight to the desktop "Out of the box" which it doesn't.

    I'm not having a go at you but it's very easy for people to get the wrong info like some would say - where's the configuration for W8 to boot straight to desktop.

    W8.1 DOES boot straight to desktop without any 3rd party addons.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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