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Windows 8 is an amazing os. I've played around with it for a few weeks now and im really loving it. Just today i took a computer running vista(core 2 duo, 2gb ram( to win 8 and it felt like a brand new machine. Snappy, responsive and incredibly fast. I think most who bad mouth win 8 have yet to fully try it. I should know, i use to talk about how crappy it was. But the more you play with it the more you realize how incredibly productive you can be using it.
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Originally Posted by Warmonger View Post

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.

Upload it and you shall have my love.
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I wrote them, they are quite simple.
Ahh, Gotcha.. biggrin.gif
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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.
Yes, Exact my thoughts, RIGHT!

Steve B said, there is no back up 7 OS in future, and push Windows 8 on market to make people have no choice and force them to install W8 on their PC.. Ahh no thanks, I wont buy Tab or WPhone in future...
Edited by GAMERIG - 10/28/12 at 3:50pm
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BTW: If you want real start button like Windows 7, you can purchase Start8 or other start menu software. Start8 for Windows® 8 - Bringing back the Windows Start menu , HERE YOU GO!
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BTW: If you want real start button like Windows 7, you can purchase Start8 or other start menu software. Start8 for Windows® 8 - Bringing back the Windows Start menu , HERE YOU GO!

Startisback is the same thing and free

http://www.startisback.com/
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Startisback is the same thing and free
http://www.startisback.com/
Ahh it's BETA! tongue.gif ... StarDock Start8 is an official Golden. 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?

You don't need to surf the Start screen to power off. It's in the charms bar now.

It takes two clicks to get to power options and another click to execute. It takes no longer than prior iterations of Windows.
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I never Shut Down so its not a problem. Also it 1 click more then Windows 7.
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Windows 8 is an amazing os. I've played around with it for a few weeks now and im really loving it. Just today i took a computer running vista(core 2 duo, 2gb ram( to win 8 and it felt like a brand new machine. Snappy, responsive and incredibly fast. I think most who bad mouth win 8 have yet to fully try it. I should know, i use to talk about how crappy it was. But the more you play with it the more you realize how incredibly productive you can be using it.

totally agree. i am running win 8 pro on a tablet, a desktop and a laptop via remote desktop from the aforementioned desktop. i have been running it on the tablet (acer iconia w500) since day one of the consumer preview.

next week i will be receiving a 256gb ssd and 1tb hdd from new egg for my laptop (g73sw) and installing it there.

i don't want to start a flame war but if someone is a power user i don't see how they can afford not to migrate to win 8. i understand the costs of businesses and for a business to migrate will take planning and time.

but for us random power users this is a big step up. metro/modern isn't really a big deal to me either way but the under the hood improvements makes this os a must for power users.

far too many folks like to complain just to complain.
Edited by gammite - 10/28/12 at 5:05pm
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Even if Microsoft included no shut down in Windows at all; are all your fingers broken that you can't just press the power button on your computer?

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