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Originally Posted by Cavey00 View Post

Not trying to troll here, just trying to be helpful. Please don't accuse me (I hate starting off posts like this). I run two monitors and when I go to the top left corner of either screen it brings up a small list of programs that were previously on that particular screen. Also, if I go to the bottom right of either of those screens it will bring up the charms menu. Go a little too far and you end up in the next screen, which I could see getting annoyed at, but it works pretty well for some of us. When you say you have 6' worth of real estate, it's obviously multi screen but I'm wondering if you set your screens up differently. Having to go from the far right screen all the way to the far left screen's corner would be annoying as hell I'm sure.
I'll agree with one thing, this OS is not for everyone so I'm not frowning upon anyone who hates it. But since you have it already I'm just trying to throw things out there that maybe you missed.
I also got that screen that said installation failed, reverting to previous OS when I tried to upgrade my Vista machine directly from the desktop. I ended up doing a custom install via optical disk right over the top of the Vista install. Worked fine on that try.

Nah you ain't trolling bud thumb.gif

When I did the clean install, I did have the option to get to the menus like you say smile.gif
But I run my three screens as one (NVidia Surround) for gaming, and that's what screwed me redface.gif

And, I got this message just doing windows updates redface.gif


I'm gutted, I really do want a new OS to play with sad-smiley-002.gif
And ironically I'm being stopped twice because of resolution!
My net-book is to low a Res, and my PC is too high biggrin.gif
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Think of it this way. Windows since 95 has been the same. Ur brains are used to it. We use our PCs every day. Its like taking a car and changing the way you drive it completely. Make it at least optional to use the older method.

I understand that, I've been using Windows since 3.1 and Apple (green screen) before that. Even so, it took me a whole of two hours to become more proficient at Windows 8 than any previous version and I'm learning more everyday.
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I think part of my problem is. I like how I have Window 7 right now! redface.gif
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post #45 of 108
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Originally Posted by 32oz View Post

That's exactly my point, people sit here and complain about an OS because they're attempting to do things the long way and act like that's the only way; while in fact there are a half a dozen other ways to do what they're attempting all/most of which are faster & easier. Sorry that I was rude in my previous posts, but it gets real tiring hearing people complain about a product simply because they believe for whatever reason it HAS TO BE one way, while there are better ways, that they haven't bothered to learn.

That is exactly how I feel. The worst is when people hate on windows 8 when they haven't even tried it at all or they tried the developer preview and didn't like it :/

Something like this needs to be common knowledge.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/251022/windows_8_consumer_preview_keyboard_shortcuts.html
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post #46 of 108
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But I run my three screens as one (NVidia Surround) for gaming, and that's what screwed me redface.gif
And, I got this message just doing windows updates redface.gif
Ah, so when you run surround it treats it as one large monitor. I didn't know that, just figured in games it would just display across 3 screens but didn't know it would affect normal Windows opperations. I love learning new stuff!
Also, I misread that error screen you got. It failed on some updates and reverted back? That's weird, I've never seen that. I just got the error on installation, and that was all the way at the end of the installation. I'm talking after I set up my theme colors and profile. I was a little annoyed, but once in a while I like a problem thrown at me so I can solve it.
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post #47 of 108
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I understand that, I've been using Windows since 3.1 and Apple (green screen) before that. Even so, it took me a whole of two hours to become more proficient at Windows 8 than any previous version and I'm learning more everyday.

Even so doing something faster does not make it easier or better.
Kind of like manual vs flappy paddle shift.
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post #48 of 108
I'll keep trying to feel the love for W8, I've paid for it after all.
And it only takes me 5 minute to swap out my drives and boot back in!

But most of us aren't trolling about W8, on both sides!
Some of you are having a blast with 8. And some of us are having a right nightmare ohno-smiley.gif
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post #49 of 108
the main thing I'm pissed about is secure boot. no android on an RTM tablet? no Linux?
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Windows 8 will get all the attention now... plus the app store is great. Under the hood Windows 8 is alotttt more efficient and optimized, it was built from the ground up and doesnt hog unnecessary resources like 7 does. My cpu benchmarks are actually higher because of that alone.
Im currently using it now, bought the stardock Start8 button for $5 and it acts exactly like win7 except so much more to give.

Honestly OP i was like u very skeptical and picky but i wont be going back to 7.
    
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