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Originally Posted by Raven Dizzle View Post

The PC market in general is down. Not just Windows 8. If it was just Windows 8, usage wouldn't still be so high. People just aren't buying PCs.
But also windows 8 is a fail cause, it has no business in a desktop environment Microsoft screwed up bad by not listening to the customers, Metro and that touch screen junk should be a option, windows 8 should be a faster version of 7 with special features that we could use by choice they forced windows 8 on their potential customers, which is why it's a total fail.. thumb.gif
Edited by NAWZ77 - 6/2/13 at 3:59pm
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Originally Posted by Xyxox View Post

I bet I'm ten times the power user you are and I ALWAYS use the Start menu. My company has more than thirty custom apps. The first three letters of any are the same as at least seven or eight other apps. Most of those apps I use at most once per week, once per month, or once per quarter.

Beyond that, there is no way I am going to spend time teaching friends and family how to navigate through the metro crap. I had too much of that dealing with teaching them how to navigate the Office ribbon for me to ever go through that nonsense again.
Your 100% correct to hell with windows 8 thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by hatlesschimp View Post

I'm seriously amazed that anyone on OCN would side with Windows 8.

Its all good and i love hearing peoples opinions because we only learn and grow from it.


Ive got a Samsung 2012 Ultra-book with Windows 8 and all i do is surf the net and watch movies. but the 2 biggest things that drive me bonkers is when i slide my finger of the touch pad when scrolling and viewing webpages it flicks into Movie player or Start window menu thingo page. And the second one is playing movies. even though i right click and select i want the file to always be played with media player of my choice it still reverts back to the Windows 8 version. OMG its annoying. Anyways im sure their are fixes for it that i can manually do. Its just the way the PC industry is going we have to hack things to get them to run how they should.

1.
Go into settings and disable the side swipes if you don't like/can't use them.

2.
Properly set your defaults if you want all your media to play from a certain program. There is a whole section dedicated to default programs.

Just go to start and type defaults.
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Originally Posted by Xyxox View Post

I bet I'm ten times the power user you are and I ALWAYS use the Start menu. My company has more than thirty custom apps. The first three letters of any are the same as at least seven or eight other apps. Most of those apps I use at most once per week, once per month, or once per quarter.

Beyond that, there is no way I am going to spend time teaching friends and family how to navigate through the metro crap. I had too much of that dealing with teaching them how to navigate the Office ribbon for me to ever go through that nonsense again.

Try this tip:

Type the fourth letter, then see what happens. Maybe even the fifth if your 10x the average ocn forumite power user skills can handle it.

Something amazing happened, didn't it?

Your mind = blown.
Edited by GrizzleBoy - 6/2/13 at 4:08pm
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I still use xp on a few older pc's. I use a cut down version of XP Pro and if you update just what you need and not all the ridiculous security updates it runs really stable and pulls a third of the original xp resources. It took me a long time to move to Win 7 but I love it now! Win 7 Professional is extremely stable and once I figured out which updates were necessary I am able to run it on lees resources as well...Tried Windows 8 for a few days but I really just cannot stand it...it's too much like a smartphone OS and I also have no interest in the social networking crap. What I really, truly resent is the fact that Microsoft has gone out of their way to shove this OS down my throat! I'm looking for a new laptop and they all come with 8! It should be my choice, not theirs...
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I still use xp on a few older pc's. I use a cut down version of XP Pro and if you update just what you need and not all the ridiculous security updates it runs really stable and pulls a third of the original xp resources. It took me a long time to move to Win 7 but I love it now! Win 7 Professional is extremely stable and once I figured out which updates were necessary I am able to run it on lees resources as well...Tried Windows 8 for a few days but I really just cannot stand it...it's too much like a smartphone OS and I also have no interest in the social networking crap. What I really, truly resent is the fact that Microsoft has gone out of their way to shove this OS down my throat! I'm looking for a new laptop and they all come with 8! It should be my choice, not theirs...

Just like it was "your choice" to buy a Windows XP machine after Windows 7 (which it took a long time for you to move onto) launched and all the computers started shipping with Windows 7.

Correct?

That's some pretty hardcore, emotion based, selective memory you have there to contradict yourself like that within one post.
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In all fairness, Windows 8 is not that old. Most people are still using their computers from 7 years ago, if not longer. Just because a new OS comes out doesn't mean people go out and buy a new computer.

People buy a new computer when their old one craps out. In about a year Windows 8 will gain some ground because people are upgrading their computers. We still are getting XP machines coming into our office for fixing.
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Originally Posted by GrizzleBoy View Post

Try this tip:

Type the fourth letter, then see what happens. Maybe even the fifth if your 10x the average ocn forumite power user skills can handle it.

Something amazing happened, didn't it?

Your mind = blown.

Let's see, first it's click, click, click and I'm in....


Now it's click, type, type, type type, and sometimes type.

Oh wow, now it takes me more effort than the start menu...

rolleyes.gif
Edited by Xyxox - 6/2/13 at 4:20pm
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In all fairness, Windows 8 is not that old. Most people are still using their computers from 7 years ago, if not longer. Just because a new OS comes out doesn't mean people go out and buy a new computer.

People buy a new computer when their old one craps out. In about a year Windows 8 will gain some ground because people are upgrading their computers. We still are getting XP machines coming into our office for fixing.

This is OCN. Logic hath not exist in these parts, unfortunately.
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The fact that XP still has such a high market share is just upsetting to me.

Every time I use XP I feel like I'm using this ancient, clunky piece of software that might have been good at one point, but is completely useless now.

Because I am.

it works fine for me, it googles stuff just as well 7 and i have no problem running Norton ghost, then again that's all i use it for these days. a lot of my customers use it purely for checking their email and facebook and have no other need for a computer at all so they don't upgrade.
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Ive had a gaming PC with Windows 8 and as a gamer to a fellow gamer I would not ever recommend it to them.

And with the laptop I've had for 7 months. Everyday i have one moment that i feel like throwing the laptop through the window. I actually have a hack app for a fake start button. Its sooo good. but lets not dewell on the start button. Its just the fact that alot of hardware is incompatible and not supported. Maybe in a few years it will be fine but for me a tech freak that spends a lot on PC gear why should i be a pleb and be the one that nuts out fixes and hacks for issues when i have windows 7 that is proven and just simply works with out issues. The smart people are letting other be the sheep to Microsoft. We are not interested in being the beta testers. When its all fixed we will come along and say thanks for fixing it, this is how it should have been from the start.


Actually a smart user would use it, and complain to Microsoft about what needs to be done better so that they would fix it. rolleyes.gif

I'm a gamer, and I have absolutely no problems using Windows 8. The only "incompatibilities" that I've ran into is proper nVsurround support on the desktop, but that's nVidia's fault.
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