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for some reason, my windows 7 wont install anymore even from CD... very sad. Anyway, my parents had purchased a copy of windows 8 so i am using that now.

for the record, i loved windows 7. It was the perfect balance between "i just want stuff to work" and "i want complete control of a few things that are important to me"

Windows 8 has some quirks that make it completely unusable for me, but some can be circumvented. The bar on the left of the screen is one of these quirks. I found myself very carefully running the mouse up and down the right hand side of the screen for a full minute because the darn thing just wouldnt pop out. This problem is fixed, however, by pressing ctrl-c, which opens the slider for you. Another quirk is the file button on the bottom left (where the start used to be) has a popup right on top of it that takes you to the metro interface. So half the time you want to access your files, you end up on the stupid metro interface. I dont actually hate metro, but I do think it is extremely lackluster and could have been done a LOT better. It needs to have a lot of customization, and good widgets (or live tiles or whatever) to make it even worth existing. I could see it having facebook chat always loaded in a widget, or your email feed, stuff like that. but as of right now it is nothing but a bunch of icons that you can make two-wide or square and that is it.
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post #12 of 72
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for some reason, my windows 7 wont install anymore even from CD... very sad. Anyway, my parents had purchased a copy of windows 8 so i am using that now.

Umm, any chance you were either using a sata 3 port for your disk drive or a usb 3.0 port if you were using an external drive? I have definatly thought my computer was broken before and wouldn't take windows 7 to just find out that was the issue.
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After experiencing Windows 8 for myself I would recommend Windows Vista over Windows 8.
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post #14 of 72
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After experiencing Windows 8 for myself I would recommend Windows Vista over Windows 8.
Lol, once you replace the start menu there is nothing wrong with it imo. lol.
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Lol, once you replace the start menu there is nothing wrong with it imo. lol.

USB 3.0 driver support was non existent for my laptop with Windows 8. It sure was great having no usb ports for my laptop I'll tell you what.
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It's threads like these that make me feel good knowing I didn't like windows 8 before it started getting cool again. tongue.gif
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After experiencing Windows 8 for myself I would recommend Windows Vista over Windows 8.
Really. I'm sorry but that is just silly. I liked vista for some of it's looks and features but 8 makes the machine I upgraded from vista on fly. I'm not exaggerating when I say that particular machine is twice as fast on the exact same hardware, and that is on fresh installs.

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Really. I'm sorry but that is just silly. I liked vista for some of it's looks and features but 8 makes the machine I upgraded from vista on fly. I'm not exaggerating when I say that particular machine is twice as fast on the exact same hardware, and that is on fresh installs.

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This is true. Windows 7 is better than Windows 8 is better than Vista. XP, I can't remember!tongue.gif
 
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post #19 of 72

Both are very similar. I wouldnt consider windows 8 an upgrade, but more of a sidegrade.

 

The only reason I bought it is because it was 15$ and that I didnt own a legit windows 7 license.

 

 

Advantages would be a better task manager, improved keyboard shortcuts (win+x and win+d are awesome) and shorter boot time.

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Try your hardest to persuade/dissuade me thumb.gif

In the realms of human vice £50 can get you a lot more pleasure than Windows 8
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