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So... how do we turn off Metro and get to use the Windows 7 interface?


THIS!!!!


just finished burning my cd, installing now thumb.gif
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post #52 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.

Yup, I just don't understand the reasoning. My netbook has a 10" 1024x600 screen and is only a few years old, yet I can't use Windows 8 on it.
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post #53 of 76
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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.

 

Yes because Microsoft would release a desktop OS without support for keyboard and mouse. Strange...I can navigate with my mouse just fine.
 

 

    
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I just tried to install it and the setup asks for an activation key. If I'm suppose to get one via e-mail it hasn't happened yet.mad.gif
    
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Thanks.thumb.gif
Did they e-mail it to you?
    
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post #57 of 76
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THIS!!!!
just finished burning my cd, installing now thumb.gif

Just try the Metro style (start menu was removed entirely) its not that bad and is a pretty smooth transition. The only single major flaw I found with the Metro style is there is no (x) close button at the top right of 99% of apps. So its a pain in the butt to close them, its easy to end up with a ton of applications running because of it. Other then that as a skeptic im having fun with Windows 8. smile.gif
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post #58 of 76
Well time to format that drive and get that Windows 8 off of it lol......
I'd like to say it was fun....but nope, horrible OS.
The ONLY thing I see useful is the Drive pools, nothing more.
lol I think I will put Microsoft's telephone number on the DVD disk, then set it outside haha.
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post #59 of 76
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Yes because Microsoft would release a desktop OS without support for keyboard and mouse. Strange...I can navigate with my mouse just fine.
 

 


The fact that you CAN do it with a mouse "just fine" doesn't means it was designed to be navigated with a mouse. Metro was meant to be used with touchscreens just like Apple's iOS. I personally find this new interface distracting and unfunctional for a desktop/office environment. Sure, it's great for tablets but how exactly do you expect us to use its full potential with a mouse?

I don't really like Metro for a destop/laptop environment.
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post #60 of 76
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I just tried to install it and the setup asks for an activation key. If I'm suppose to get one via e-mail it hasn't happened yet.mad.gif
It's right on the download page (or pasted above for what I assume is the English version).
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