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Poll Results: Switching to Windows 8?

 
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    Yes
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    No
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    Maybe (and I have tried it)
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post #661 of 711
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Originally Posted by ClaggyPants View Post

Try hitting the windows key and typing "device manager" is what I meant. Why oh why did they remove this for the desktop environment . It makes sense not to have that for tablets but to remove it from the desktop is just nuts. I'm sure its a cynical attempt to force people to use metro.

I think they changed the application. It's called Computer Management now.

My biggest gripe is that you can't color code program groups. It's just sea of icons all of one color, it's very difficult to find the program groups amongst that sea. And it's a ton of icons if one has a lot of applications installed.
post #662 of 711
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Originally Posted by ClaggyPants View Post

Try hitting the windows key and typing "device manager" is what I meant. Why oh why did they remove this for the desktop environment . It makes sense not to have that for tablets but to remove it from the desktop is just nuts. I'm sure its a cynical attempt to force people to use metro.

Just open the charms bar, select Settings, then Control panel and then open device manager from there.



EDIT: If you want to use it a lot, you can create a link on your desktop from the control panel.
Edited by JKuhn - 1/21/13 at 6:41am
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post #663 of 711
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I have one major gripe about windows 8. For multiple screens it is just plain stupid that you cannot have one central screen for the task bar/ system tray. I find it hard to believe that in this day and age Microsoft did not allow for multiple screens. After all it is becoming much more common. I guess the graphic card manufactures will have to come out with a fix.

How do you mean?

At the mo i have 2 task bars each with different stuff on >_< (the settign take time to get around)
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No. Windows 7 is working perfectly for me. To me an OS is like a gpu. If it does what I want it to then I won't upgrade it.
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post #665 of 711
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Originally Posted by Castaa View Post

I think they changed the application. It's called Computer Management now.

My biggest gripe is that you can't color code program groups. It's just sea of icons all of one color, it's very difficult to find the program groups amongst that sea. And it's a ton of icons if one has a lot of applications installed.

I had no issues finding device manager. If anything it's a lot easier to find things in Windows 8. It's different, sure, but I bet if you gave a Windows 8 machine to anyone who's never used Windows and owns a smartphone or ipod touch they'll have little trouble using it.

While color coding the start menu apps under "all apps" would certainly be nice its no worse than it was in WinXP, Vista or W7. I would again argue that it's easier to use. The search is much faster at any rate.
post #666 of 711
I did the upgrade to 8 with no issues at all. It's been easy to organize groups and icons to easy access programs, set up an icon to shut down, pretty simplified, desktop is pretty clean. I jumped on the bandwagon since you can get everything now for 40, just been a person who never lets well enough alone...
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post #667 of 711
Well I'm back to w7 after a month of w8 lol

what turned me back was bf3 not working, just the "stopped working" & white screen.
So now that I've cheated on w7 with w8, I've gone back and cheated on w8 with w7 again as the world turns
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I think i'll stick around til Microsoft realizes their "vista" mistake and give us a proper Windows OS biggrin.gif
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tick, tock.
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