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Windows 10 could prompt upgrades of 600M aging PCs

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RBS View Post
    I wish they would add the windowed apps feature as 10 has, to Windows 8.1, then 8.1 would be perfect (with Start8 menu included)
    as long as its made an option
    windowed apps is one of the things I dislike in 10 so far
    Really???...are we talking about the same thing?

    ..running a Metro App in a Window that can be run full screen, or re-sized and reduced like legacy windows?

    Why would you not like this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RBS View Post
    I wish they would add the windowed apps feature as 10 has, to Windows 8.1, then 8.1 would be perfect (with Start8 menu included)

    Stardock made this available on Win8 with their ModernMix app. You can get that from them cheap, or subscribe to Object Desktop and get a host of other apps, like WindowBlinds, which returns sophisticated themes to Windows.
    Yes, I use it... Start8, Modern Mix, and Decor8
    I just think Windows 10 handles the windowed apps, in a far more elegant fashion than Modern Mix.

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8.1


    I think we are talking about the same thing

    When I run a metro app I want it to be full screen as default, no desktop elements on it (ie taskbar)
    When I close a metro app I want to be returned to the start screen, not left on the desktop

    for me, unless I run a desktop program, or select the desktop tile, I never want to see any desktop items
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post

    for me, unless I run a desktop program, or select the desktop tile, I never want to see any desktop items
    Aren't we all just different.
    I take the opposite view I never want to see no "apps" I never want to "sign up" to no Microsoft account or ever visit their store. I have all the programmes I will ever need on my desktop under a local account. After all "the cloud" is just somebody's server not some mythological super storage area in outer space. I have full control over my storage and back-ups both attached to the pc and detached from it.
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by brotherboard View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post

    for me, unless I run a desktop program, or select the desktop tile, I never want to see any desktop items
    Aren't we all just different.
    I take the opposite view I never want to see no "apps" I never want to "sign up" to no Microsoft account or ever visit their store. I have all the programmes I will ever need on my desktop under a local account. After all "the cloud" is just somebody's server not some mythological super storage area in outer space. I have full control over my storage and back-ups both attached to the pc and detached from it.
    If the future of windows if going to be totally desktop based, then I share your view of not wanting to see store apps or the store

    I would like to think MS is going to give plenty of options, but I am not confident in this from what I see

    They give me an OS that the focal point is the desktop, I will use it as a desktop machine (no metro for me)
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  5. #15


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I think some of you may have missed the point? "Upgrade" in that article is referring to upgrading to a new PC running Windows 10. Not just upgrading the OS on your current hardware. The OEM's want you to buy a new PC to replace your aging PC and they are hoping Windows 10 will aid in that. That's the way I read it anyway. I build my own desktops, if Windows 10 won't run on my current hardware I'll just keep running 8.1 until I build a new system. My laptop is fairly new and won't be replaced unless it dies, so it's the same deal there. I have an MSDN subscription so I can run what works (for me)and not worry about it. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
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  6. #16


    Scotland
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    @alphanumeric - spot on.

    I also wish people would try before they make rash comments.
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  7. #17


    They may want you to buy new PC's but there will be millions that won't but will upgrade to Win 10, whether the hardware is compatible or not.

    Some of the older hardware will work perfectly well and others will not. There's a testament to that right now. XP users that have upgraded old Win XP hardware to Win 7 or Win 8 that isn't compatible or marginally compatible and now posting all kinds of problems (or posting because something works different than it did in XP). This happens with almost every new OS. We saw that when XP came out and older hardware, such as printers and scanners not compatible.
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  8. #18


    If new computers start to come with Windows 10 installed, then I'll keep it, but I really don't see me upgrading from 8.1. Windows 8.1 with my preferred customizations is excellent.
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  9. #19


    Bay Area
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Sometimes I post these articles that aren't strictly "news", but more conjecture, supposition because they relate to the forum, but also because of the discussion that follows

    Yes, the article is saying people put off buying a new PC because of 8, and that the hope is Ten is good enough to make them finally pull the trigger. We are a minority here, the majority just buys a pre-built PC and the current OS as a pair. A Guy
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  10. #20


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by echrada View Post
    @alphanumeric - spot on.

    I also wish people would try before they make rash comments.
    Ah, I've done it in the past. Read the title, had a thought, and posted before actually reading all the content. I try not to but it happens. You get rushed etc. That can take things off on a tangent. It happens.
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