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So... how do we turn off Metro and get to use the Windows 7 interface?
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post #32 of 76
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is this the same build as the "old" developer preview or a newer version? confused.gif
This is the consumer preview.
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yeah i just re-read the article...guess i'm just getting old and blind redface.gif
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yes! Just fetched a sata 160gb hdd from mom's broken old laptop! biggrin.gif
    
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Already downloaded and ready to install here, debating between vm and dual boot atm
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I don't get all the hubbub about the UI. I've been wanting a UI like this for a long time, something like Rainmeter, but better. I can definitely see it enhancing my desktop experience.

    
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Microsoft is aware of the 5 million netbook owners currently running Windows 7 they are screwing over and simply doesn't care.

Wait...who bought netbooks with 800x600? I thought that was just for the 7 inch rarities? The fact they made it 1024x768 though has me scratching my head. My netbook is 1024x600.
     
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post #38 of 76
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Wait...who bought netbooks with 800x600? I thought that was just for the 7 inch rarities? The fact they made it 1024x768 though has me scratching my head. My netbook is 1024x600.

I did. I bought the Asus Eee PC 4G when it first came out. Fun little device but absolutely hate the screen size and resolution (and battery life). Luckily Asus improved on the design.
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Already downloaded and ready to install here, debating between vm and dual boot atm

Same here.
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I don't get all the hubbub about the UI. I've been wanting a UI like this for a long time, something like Rainmeter, but better. I can definitely see it enhancing my desktop experience.


It's only functional for touchscreens, but not for a desktop environment where you need to use a keyboard and a mouse. I think we've had this discussion many times.
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