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Everyone complaining about the start menu, you do realize you can bring it back easily right!
    
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Windows 7 does it all, and windows 8 merely removes useful features. It is just baffling what MS is trying go do, and they have clearly lost market share because of it.

If people want an apple/android style OS, they will go with apple/android. Consumers aren't magically going to buy a Windows tablet/phone just because they forced us into that OS on our desktops.
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Did you even use windows 7?

In the time I've had it I have never blue screened once (Excluding CPU overclocking)
Nor have I needed to use a single restore point.
Windows 7 is the mike tyson of the OS world.

Same here, I've been using Win 7 since it was released in 2009 and it's been the most solid Windows OS I've used.

Still running my install from Dec. 2011 when I got my Intel SSD.

I got one BSOD and that was when I upgraded my network to gigabit and my current driver wasn't ready for it so it BSOD'd. A quick driver update later and no more BSOD.
I always turn off system restore on any system, such a pointless feature.

I had about 5 BSOD's on my laptop after some windows updates with Windows 8, was not too happy about that and went back to Win7, smooth sailing since then.
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Everyone complaining about the start menu, you do realize you can bring it back easily right!

Yes I installed classic shell when I used Windows 8 and still did not make productivity any better, the fullscreen apps and metro UI are the problem, absolutely no need for them on a desktop along with the buried features, menus and options, that were easy to find in Win 7.
Edited by XAslanX - 3/24/13 at 8:18am
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Windows 8 for users requires TRAINING! The people I work for would be so confused with the different interfaces. Windows 7 will be around for a LONG TIME!

The only thing new I had to train users on with Windows 7 was the taskbar and how things get pinned to it.
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I've been reading and experiencing gaming issues with Windows 8. Not once have encountered an error on Windows 7 when gaming.
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Unless they bring back boot-to-desktop and Start menu functionality, then I will continue to not give a rat's patoot about Windows 8.x.

But hey MS, thanks for that updated Paint app. Yeah, that's what got everybody all upset about Windows 8...how inferior Paint was to the prior versions. rolleyes.gif

This is exactly true. I hate windows 8 because eveytime I switch the pc on, its like a big mobile phone.
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Yes I installed classic shell when I used Windows 8 and still did not make productivity any better, the fullscreen apps and metro UI are the problem, absolutely no need for them on a desktop along with the buried features, menus and options, that were easy to find in Win 7.

If you are complaining about full screen apps denting your productivity, I'm not sure I should take anything else you say without a pinch of salt o_o.

Full screen apps didn't exist prior to Windows 8 and therefore didn't exist as something you needed to use for your normal work flow in Windows 7.

How can apps that you never needed before and quite presumable don't actually need to use slow you down?
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If you are complaining about full screen apps denting your productivity, I'm not sure I should take anything else you say without a pinch of salt o_o.

Full screen apps didn't exist prior to Windows 8 and therefore didn't exist as something you needed to use for your normal work flow in Windows 7.

How can apps that you never needed before and quite presumable don't actually need to use slow you down?

I was gonna say this, thanks.

Secondly, ever since I installed Raptr, when it loads up, it automatically brings up the desktop.
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Did you even use windows 7?

In the time I've had it I have never blue screened once (Excluding CPU overclocking)
Nor have I needed to use a single restore point.
Windows 7 is the mike tyson of the OS world.

I have used windows 7 since day one, pre ordered it for 50 bucks.
Yes the OS is great, some quirks like a annoying error that pops up when you run out of v-ram that minimizes what your doing. Disabling desktop composition fixes that while saving some v-ram as well, something I like about 7 TBH. Now before Windows 7 I used windows vista, why you might ask, because windows xp sucks. While I never had any driver problems that struck many other, once it hit sp1 the OS was pretty solid. In fact Vista and 7 are not that different, if you think different then your vista experience must have ether been short or with a crap PC.

As for windows 8, I also jumped into it after it came out for the reduced price. After I installed it I also installed Start8 shortly after so my experience is setup the same way 7 was setup. I find windows 8 better then 7 in every way. I still have a start menu and I boot directly to my desktop. I never see the metro menu, though any time I want I can pop it up on my second screen and gain access to metro. Pretty nice to be able to access metro if needed as I intend to get a windows 8 tablet when better CPUs come out for them. The entire OS is snappy and quick, overall a lightweight OS. Only thing I don't like is no disabling desktop composition. While windows 8 doesn't use as much v-ram as windows 7, when you disable desktop composition in 7 you drop it down quite a bit making it run lower then windows 8 would. I also Like the copying system better and the new task manager is a nice plus. Plus the entire ribbon UI is a solid improvement as well. The desktop side of windows 8 is largely unchanged other then not having a start menu by default.

If the only thing people have against windows 8 is the metro side and not having a start menu, their are programs to fix that. Other then that Windows 8 is a upgrade to 7 in every way, I for one like the one OS approach. No need to have two OSes using the same kernel underneath, The way windows 8 does it is only a start but in the right direction. Anyone who hates windows 8 probably never really tried to use it.
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All I saw is a rift in Windows users in this thread. Those that don't realize the market is moving to the dumb terminal crowd and those that are just fine with it. You guys want MS to change....stop using their product and tell them why. If there are truly enough people doing that then MS will respond as it will effect their bottom line. If not...find a new OS that treats you like you think you should be treated or make your own. There's plenty of choice and change comes to those who make it.
     
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