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I tried consumer preview and I hated it. I had problems getting it installed, problems with it crashing. But, I have since replaced everything except the hard drive and CPU in my computer at this point.

I have Windows 8 Pro now, and, I quite like it. I even like "Metro" (or whatever it's suppose to be called). It took me all of five minutes to get use to it. The OS feels new and fresh, plus, it does work very well thus far; and I think I even got a boost in frame rates in some games!

It's actually a great operating system; I'm sold.
Edited by Cheezman - 10/26/12 at 6:52pm
 
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I agree with the power thing. There should be an option to put a shortcut on the Start Screen. It's a minor quirk for me though, even though I do tend to shut down my computer a few times a day. I guess it would annoy some people more than others.
I use a wired network for my desktop, so the network changes didn't really affect me.
For the log-in screen, I click on the screen and then start typing, and I haven't noticed any loss of letters.
So why not make your own?

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So why not make your own?
Dude, where you find the power option apps? biggrin.gif
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Dude, where you find the power option apps? biggrin.gif
I wrote them, they are quite simple.
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So why not make your own?
But it seems kinda backward to force the user to make their own Power Down button where it SHOULD be. Like someone mentioned previously, Power Actions (Shut Down, Restart, Log Off, etc.) shouldn't be under some settings menu that takes 3-4 clicks to get to. It could easily be placed in the new Start menu, similar to your screen shot, or even embedded into the bottom area or something.

However, on an unrelated note, would you mind explaining how to do it?
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I think i know why MS is forcing Metro on PCs. Think of it this way. A lot of people see how hard to to lose the ways of Windows 7. People get used to it. Now think Windows. Its in more then 80% of the PCs out there. Whats better for MS then to train people to use their Metro then via PC. This way once people get used to it and not necessary love it would be that much easier for them to grab a Windows Tab or Phone. Its all a big trap.
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Upgraded on release day. So far, I'm loving it. I got used to having no start button right away. biggrin.gif
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But it seems kinda backward to force the user to make their own Power Down button where it SHOULD be. Like someone mentioned previously, Power Actions (Shut Down, Restart, Log Off, etc.) shouldn't be under some settings menu that takes 3-4 clicks to get to. It could easily be placed in the new Start menu, similar to your screen shot, or even embedded into the bottom area or something.
However, on an unrelated note, would you mind explaining how to do it?
I just compiled three separate binarys, that execute the shutdown command with the appropriate flag through the command prompt. You could do this with something as simple as a batch compiler. Then you just pin them to the start menu. I don't mind uploading mine if people want them.
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I just compiled three separate binarys, that execute the shutdown command with the appropriate flag through the command prompt. You could do this with something as simple as a batch compiler. Then you just pin them to the start menu. I don't mind uploading mine if people want them.
It'd be nice if you would, please.
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I paid $15.00 for my windows 8 & so far I love it. Yes its confusion on why they did a few things but Its mine. The one thing I completely HATE is that I could not figure out how the hell to shut down my PC at all. I had to google it to figure out that you have to either CTRL-ALT-DELETE or you put your mouse in the top right hand corner-click on settings-then-Power. I had no clue
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