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Any Windows 8 Users?
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Posted 11/30/12
I run a small computer repair business, and need to be able to support Windows 8, so I have one machine dual booting 7 and 8. I hate 8 worse than Vista and ME combined. Since Bill Gates retired and left the company to Zippy the Pinhead, nothing they have done except Windows 7 has been anything but garbage. Anyone who gets stuck with a new PC that has Windows 8, and feels lost or just hates it, should return it. It does not make you a bad person to return something that does not do what you need or want. If returns pile up, manufacturers will put pressure on Microsoft that the public just can't. They are in no position to say "We got your money, suckers!" to Dell, HP and Lenovo. That is their attitude toward consumers.

There are off-lease, refurbished business computers for sale and for auction online that are a much better buy. Big businesses usually lease PCs 100 or so at a time rather than buying them, and the leases end in 2 or 3 years. These business class computers are made of better parts than home computers because big business will not tolerate manufactured garbage like some consumers will. Most of these are Dells, which has become the new IBM in business. Others are HP or Lenovo (the company IBM sold its PC lines to when they got out of small computers). These will have Windows 7 Professional, Windows Vista Business, or even Windows XP Professional. XP is even possible for systems built after 2007 because big businesses did not want Vista, and exercised their XP downgrade rights. Dell even has a store on Ebay for their off-lease refurbished PCs. I have bought many there for my clients.

Like with Vista, business machines running 8 Professional are being offered downgrade rights to 7, but manufacturers are not providing a disc for that. Like before, the consumer version does not come with downgrade rights, and you may have a hard time finding device drivers if you do that anyway. The manufacturers will not support you if you do that. Microsoft tells them no, and so far, they are listening.
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Posted 11/30/12

pewpewv3 wrote:

The reason alot of people dont like Windows 8 is because it will almost certainly lead to a closed system like Apple's OSX which alot of people dont want Objectively its a better system though


Lots of PC game developers don't like it ether.
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I hated Windows xp, Windows Vista and most of all Windows 7. I was a hardcore Apple fan. I got Windows 8 just for the hell of it because it was so cheap and after about 5 minutes of playing around I was in love <3. It's even stopped me using OSX. I still don't like the shit security, but otherwise Windows 8 is great. Can't wait to get the Windows Surface when the pro version comes out.
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I saw some review videos of Windows 8 a few weeks ago and it didn't interest me at all. It looks sloppy and not aligned right to me. I don't want it on my computer. :3
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Tried it for 3 days, went back to Windows 7.

I hate the UI. 95% of my time with Windows 8 was spent using the traditional desktop yet I was still forced to use the bloody tiles. On a touch screen i'm sure it's lovely but with a mouse and keyboard I found it to be an annoyance and not worth the hassle. Yes i'm sure I could get used to it eventually, but why would I want to when i'm already used to Windows 7?
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Posted 11/30/12
I don't even know what I have and I couldn't care less.
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Posted 11/30/12

NightUndead wrote:


Hokage_4 wrote:
Edit: Some people hate the live tiles but I don't get why? You can chose to stick to your desktop the whole time so its not a problem :P


So you NEVER have to use metro in Win 8 if you don't want to?
So how exactly do I start a program?
Add a shortcut to my desktop? What about the startmenu, why can't I use that? You say its removed from Win 8? ZOMG... Except ofcourse if you install one of the countless "apps" that add a startmenu, and force it to start on the desktop, thing is, in my oppinion, that's one "app" too many, windows should have added that functionality by themselves.

But wait, that would enable a lot of users to NEVER use their "of-so-wonderful" metro tiles. Why I don't like them? They're unnessecarily bulky.

Don't get me wrong, I've used Windows for nearly as long as I've used a computer, but Windows 8 doesn't belong on a PC, its a inspired by Tablets, and it shines too much of exactly that...

Oh and another issue for ya, when you want to connect to a wireless network, guess what, you can't just have some small menu pop up like in win 7, nooooo, METRO TO THE RESCUE, pops out of nowhere FROM THE SIDE, even though you clicked IN THE TASKBAR.



You Sir need to go to a doctor if you have this many complains about minor issues. I like Windows 8 and I would stick to that. If you have anything against that then keep it to your self :)
Posted 11/30/12
A pile of an OS I abhor. Win 7 will remain my OS for until Microsoft allows the barbaric non-touchscreen users a proper interface for the archaic keyboard and mouse with a subsequent Windows. ONLY when it becomes necessary will I upgrade. The next DirectX will obviously continue with new versions of Windows. As you can tell, I game a bit.
Posted 11/30/12
I ran the preview they released I didn't really care for Metro so I am going to skip it and hope Windows 9 brings something a little less ham fisted.
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Posted 11/30/12

-Vega- wrote:

I don't even know what I have and I couldn't care less.


This.
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Posted 12/1/12 , edited 12/1/12

Hokage_4 wrote:


NightUndead wrote:


Hokage_4 wrote:
Edit: Some people hate the live tiles but I don't get why? You can chose to stick to your desktop the whole time so its not a problem :P


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You Sir need to go to a doctor if you have this many complains about minor issues. I like Windows 8 and I would stick to that. If you have anything against that then keep it to your self :)


I do have many complaints about minor issues, thing is you said that I could use Windows 8 without EVER using Metro, I pointed out that that was no the case. Say whatever you want, metro is unavoidable. And many don't like that.

Edit: And seeing as you believe I have some vendetta against you for using Win 8, I don't. If you like windows 8 use it all you want, I ONLY pointed out that what you said was wrong, I can't use my desktop without having metro thrown in my face every now and then.
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Posted 12/1/12

NightUndead wrote:


I do have many complaints about minor issues, thing is you said that I could use Windows 8 without EVER using Metro, I pointed out that that was no the case. Say whatever you want, metro is unavoidable. And many don't like that.

Edit: And seeing as you believe I have some vendetta against you for using Win 8, I don't. If you like windows 8 use it all you want, I ONLY pointed out that what you said was wrong, I can't use my desktop without having metro thrown in my face every now and then.


My bad I guess I didn't say it right. Let me rephrase what I said since my comment got removed

What I meant was you can just stick to the desktop form the whole time. Although it can't be permenant but you can stick to it. The metro interface is a nice add-on
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Posted 12/1/12

Hokage_4 wrote:

My bad I guess I didn't say it right. Let me rephrase what I said since my comment got removed

What I meant was you can just stick to the desktop form the whole time. Although it can't be permenant but you can stick to it. The metro interface is a nice add-on


Exactly, I can stick to it most of the time, but sometimes metro just has to annoy me. Again if people like Metro, they are sure to LOVE win 8, but if you hate it, you're sure to be annoyed every time you're thrown into it, and that was all I pointed out. When Microsoft allows me to avoid metro permanently, by them, not an app, then I will use win 8. It is faster, it uses less memory, it boots faster, everything I'd ever want from windows, except half my windows isn't there anymore.
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