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My Windows 8 biggrin.gif

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post #32 of 114
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Originally Posted by sherlock View Post

My Windows 8 biggrin.gif


LOL you could make money telling people how you turned Win8 to 7
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Windows 8 runs great, but I dont like it.

I hate metro, never used it...

Cant find shutdown, have to ctr+alt+del to get to the admin screen to do it that way

cant find programs half the time

Cant find setting half the time

they took win 7 and made it confusing

They made an above average feel like I am 80 years old wink.gif
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Before I complete my decision on WIndows 8.. I have to attempt to use it with my multi-monitor setup.

So far with my single monitor VM... I hate it. No bandwagoning. I hate metro. Otherwise I would have bought a god damned Windows phone. (News flash, I own an Android.)
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Originally Posted by StayFrosty View Post

Oh look everyone hates it I might as well go hate it as well to fit in! rolleyes.gif

I don't fit in anywhere, or try to, and I'm still not fond of Windows 8.

Indeed, I've been highly critical of Windows since before half of OCN was born, and resist most changes until they become necessary, or actually useful; which, for many releases of Windows, is never.

I could easily have skipped Me (98SE was better), XP (2000 was better until XP x64 showed up), and Vista (XP x64 was better until 7 showed up), and not missed a damn thing. Windows 8 is going to fit into this category, Windows Blue might as well. It's an inevitable side effect of moving back to a 1-2 year release cycle. OSes stay similar enough that skipping any one doesn't have many downsides.
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Originally Posted by mcrbradbury View Post

Did anyone notice the percentages don't add up?

That's what happens when you round.
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Originally Posted by paulerxx View Post

..Just make a toolbar on your taskbar.

Not the same thing, and not the biggest problem I have with 8.
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Originally Posted by zi3m View Post

it found alll my drivers automatically without any hassle.

Many drivers that come with Windows 8 are already quite obsolete.

In my view, the fewer drivers that come with an OS, the better. I'm going to manually update everything I possibly can anyway.
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Originally Posted by bojinglebells View Post

vista was better (there was never anything truly wrong with it as long as you ran it with proper hardware)

Most of my broad complaints about Windows 8 apply to Vista as well.

Vista worked, but Vista was simply unnecessary. From the time of Vista's release until the release of Windows 7, there was utterly no compelling reason for me to use Vista over XP x64 (which was an awesome, well supported OS, by this time).

Vista did virtually nothing better, took fifteen times the HDD space, had four times the memory footprint, and did not improve the UI or performance one bit. DX10 was in it's infancy and games either made poor use of it, or used it in such a way that the performance hit was utterly unacceptable with any hardware available at the time, often both. This wasn't Vista's fault, but that doesn't change the fact that I wasn't missing out on anything until DX10+ had matured and by then, Windows 7 was out.

Windows 8 is also unnecessary, offering precious little over 7. It's not bigger, and it's not slower, but it's arbitrary, unpolished, UI changes are not the sort of "feature" that begs one to upgrade, and it offers little else of note. Yes, I am well aware of the other changes, but the most significant of these are underutilized, and will remain so until well after Windows 8 has been supplanted, just like DX10 was with Vista.
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Originally Posted by Phenomanator53 View Post

I just dont get how someone can hate an OS without even using it themselves.

Most people around here don't have a real problem with Windows 8 until they spend some time with it.

I didn't expect to like the new UI, but I didn't think it could be as offensive as it is until I spent considerable time with it. I thought I'd get used to it, but instead I find trying to get used to Metro like trying to get used to a festering wound or a malignant tumor.

If you gave me a detailed survey and then went about building a GUI designed to piss me off, you'd have something very close to Metro.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ttwerdun View Post

Windows 8 runs great, but I dont like it.

I hate metro, never used it...

Cant find shutdown, have to ctr+alt+del to get to the admin screen to do it that way

cant find programs half the time

Cant find setting half the time

they took win 7 and made it confusing

They made an above average feel like I am 80 years old wink.gif

Mouse to right upper or lower corner > start > settings > shutdown. It's really only an additional click from the 2 click Win 7 shutdown. Whoever said you could shutdown windows in one click is mistaken (Mouse to start > Start > Shutdown). Both w8 and w7 can shutdown in one "click" by pressing the power button on your computer.

I'll admit the first time i used w8 i couldnt find shutdown just like you. Once you learn where it is, it's really not that hard to get back to it.

Find programs? hit windows button, start typing whatever you want. If it's not a program, select the setting category on the right side. most times it finds it for you. If you know W7 so well you should at least know a few keywords for settings or programs you want.

I honestly dont even navigate the start menu in 7 well before windows 8. I dont have any icons on my W7 desktop and use the start key and typing to launch applications. It's more efficient.
 
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Originally Posted by StayFrosty View Post

Why do a lot of people hate Windows 8?

Because people love jumping on bandwagons. rolleyes.gif

Oh look everyone hates it I might as well go hate it as well to fit in! rolleyes.gif

I won't be touching it because I see the reason to fork out money for something I don't need. Windows 7 is doing everything I need, so why would I change?

Is it so I can jump on the 'look at me, I run win 8 cause I'm cool and hip and not a hater' bandwagon?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ttwerdun View Post

Windows 8 runs great, but I dont like it.

I hate metro, never used it...

Cant find shutdown, have to ctr+alt+del to get to the admin screen to do it that way

cant find programs half the time

Cant find setting half the time

they took win 7 and made it confusing

They made an above average feel like I am 80 years old wink.gif

C'mon man you're on OCN, learn the shortcut keys for Win8, it makes life way easier. Dayum people, I expected more progressiveness from OCN members
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Look I promise you guys, I was just like you when I had the beta. I couldn't stand not knowing how to use the Operating System, 20 minutes in I re-installed Windows 7.

Now when the real deal came out, I tried it again. This time, I forced myself to learn how to use it, and now I love it. It is windows 7 with optimizations, why not use it? Is it not more secure, it is it not better at memory management?
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