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you don't need to click anything in win7.... just hit windows key, start typing the name of the application and then hit enter...

this is how i use the start menu in both w7 and w8.

i honestly dont remember the last time i actually navigated through All Programs unless i didnt know the program by name. What else do people need the w7 start menu for? Control panel? (mouse lower left corner, right click, bam, all the things you need to access relating to system operation).

This is just me. W8 works fine for me and i actually use it every day on my workstation and i do IT work. Suits me fine. The small issue with W8's implementation was that the user had to mouse over to change categories to Apps, settings, or files whereas W7 shows them all in the same search. 8.1 fixes that.
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this is how i use the start menu in both w7 and w8.

i honestly dont remember the last time i actually navigated through All Programs unless i didnt know the program by name.

I do sometimes search stuff win7 and then click on the correct option if it's not the first thing windows suggests. And I don't need to move my mouse across the screen to click that item. And I can also see everything else going on on the screen while I'm doing it.
 
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I do sometimes search stuff win7 and then click on the correct option if it's not the first thing windows suggests. And I don't need to move my mouse across the screen to click that item. And I can also see everything else going on on the screen while I'm doing it.

honestly doesnt bother me, especially when i have a multi monitor setup, the single full screen start menu flashes only briefly as i type for the application i want. different strokes for different folks. Only time the mouse is involved is if i have to switch to Settings or Files.
 
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For those that are entirely computer illiterate, yes, I agree and don't argue that. But this is overclock.net. I'm specifically pointing figures at these PC elitists that complain about not having the option, when they do. If they're such enthusiasts, learning a new UI and/or downloading a 5MB application that replaces it shouldn't be intimidating.

I agree.
post #95 of 198
Ah, so they added an icon link to the crappy Metro interface.

No sale.
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I agree.

and gain a small increase in fps and incompatibility with some games, in addition to the cost.
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That's quite the claim, especially considering there have actually been observed(albeit small) performance increases in 8 over 7.

Popular benches get better efficiency on win7 or XP.
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I didn't realize I couldn't use my mouse on the metro screen. I must be doing something wrong.

Having to move your mouse across the entire screen for something that could have been achieved by an extremely small movement in the start menu seems pointless. And it is pointless
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This has been my argument ever since the start SCREEN debut on win8. It also makes no sense that it just stuffs the programs in whatever order. I don't care that you can "customize" the layout. A small, alphabetically ordered list, is always more efficient. Especially when it doesn't detract from my current task like a start SCREEN.

Microsoft needs to make Metro an OPTION. if I don't want it, I want to be able to uninstall it completely, and just use a classic start menu.
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Oh, talking about windows 8, i am having some serious trouble with it right now.
My windows 8 is corrupted, it doesn't boot, there is no display after the boot animation.
Now what am i supposed to do? I can't access the bios nor the boot menu,
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I have Win8 preinstalled on a A10 laptop... it's acceptable, don't care about Metro crapola that might be ok on a touch screen tablet or smartphone.
Skydrive access is OK, too, but probably doable on W7. Mail sucks big time so I use Thunderbird.

For the desktop PC, Win8 will never touch it unless Aero theme is added.
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Now just bring back the actual start MENU, fix all the issues I've had with drivers and make it more user friendly and maybe people will buy it...not. Windows 8's reputation is already ruined. Nothing they do is going to fix the public perception of this OS. Move on to the next one, Microsoft, similar to what you did with Vista.
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