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I've noticed Windows 8 takes longer for programs to load at startup then windows 7 did, hopefully with 8.1 booting straight to desktop it's faster.
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I really need to get a GIF made. "How to use Windows 8 without ever dealing with its new interface."
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I really need to get a GIF made. "How to use Windows 8 without ever dealing with its new interface."

Make me a gif that shows how to use unsigned drivers without having to ever deal with test mode or having to sign them myself.
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Originally Posted by royalkilla408 View Post

Stop thinking that you guys that support W8 are so great at adjusting and evolving to new software so something.

We are. I've set it up for my computer illiterate mother. All she does is write email, check Facebook and browse the internet. After I briefly showed her the main differences with the Start Screen, she is up and running on her own and now tells me it is easier to use than Windows 7 was. I later installed it on my girlfriend's laptop after getting a free copy through our university, and she loves it, again pointing to it being easier to use. She subsequently purchased a Surface without even talking to me, and loves how everything syncs between her laptop and her Surface. I have the same setup (a Surface and a laptop), and the syncing is great. I work in the IT department of a company in the Fortune 50 and strangely, everybody I talk to enjoys Windows 8, both from a user standpoint and a developer standpoint. Our company is actually in the process of rolling out Office 2013 to all the workstations. Admittedly, Windows 8 will likely be skipped just because they still haven't totally finished with Windows 7. However, we are actively testing Server 2012.

For a true power user, Windows 8 is also great. The enhancements to Windows Explorer are very welcome, as are the enhancements to the Task Manager. The new shortcut menu that is accessed by pressing Win+X is phenomenally useful, so much so that I constantly find myself trying to instinctively use it on Windows 7 machines. Strangely enough, every time I mention that menu on these forums, nobody ever comments on it. Because they don't know about it. Because they haven't actually given Windows 8 the time of day. You can tell me you used it for months until you gave up until you are blue in the face. Your lack of actual knowledge on basic features of the OS speak louder than words.

Go to your local Best Buy and check out the big section of touch-enabled Windows 8 laptops, tablets and all-in-ones. They are really cool, and every time I go, I see lots of people playing with them.

The funny thing is, the only people I have actually ran in to that don't like Windows 8 are people on the internet and Mac users.
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Make me a gif that shows how to use unsigned drivers without having to ever deal with test mode or having to sign them myself.
That is true for Vista and Windows 7 as well.
Edited by W4nderer - 6/2/13 at 9:26pm
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The funny thing is, the only people I have actually ran in to that don't like Windows 8 are people on the internet and Mac users.

You forgot all the people who have decided not to buy a new PC.
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Don't forget kids, on OCN, we're all ITs with a quarter century of experience. thumb.gif

TIL 25 years = 40 years.
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I'm the first to admit, there are gains to performance in Win 8, but those gains are more than offset by the cost of retraining for the UI,

Windows made its bones on the Enterprise. Microsoft will lose hugely in the Enterprise if it continues down this road. Take it from a 35 year IT professional and IT consultant to CIOs and CEOs, there is no compelling reason to even consider Win 8. With the major UI changes, it opens up the enterprise EUC space to multiple options, unless MS listens to its biggest customers.IP based lawsuits, much like some prior competitors were forced into.

My best guess? MS will relent and in Win 8.2 allow the Metro interface to be completely hidden with a simple solution.

Most Enterprises are only now migrating to Win7 from XP. The vast majority of my clients have already done this or are wrapping it up. Many have engaged the company I work for to aid in the completion of this transformation. None will consider Win 8 until the UI require almost no training. All are still reeling from the retraining efforts and costs over the Ribbon in Office.

Performance gains? Really? Where? Last I checked it was equal to 7 in performance across the board, or maybe 1-2% faster which you will never noticed. Unless of course, you count boot-times as an important performance metric.

As for the rest, I agree with.
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I really need to get a GIF made. "How to use Windows 8 without ever dealing with its new interface."

So, where am I going to launch my programs from that offers a tangible benefit over 7 worth relearning how I open programs for?
Lets see, desktop? No benefit, lose jump lists still.
Taskbar? Wastes space I could be using for open programs, one less click and offers jump lists...Won't hold all the programs I want there though.
    
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You forgot all the people who have decided not to buy a new PC.
Like my girlfriend, who bought a Surface. Also, you don't need to buy a new computer to get Windows 8.
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post

I really need to get a GIF made. "How to use Windows 8 without ever dealing with its new interface."

Make me a gif that shows how to use unsigned drivers without having to ever deal with test mode or having to sign them myself.

8 does make that "annoying" at the worst, but seriously, how often do you have to install unsigned drivers? Even more so, once you do it you're done and can shrug off how annoying it was. It's not like you'll be doing it daily nor even a dozen times a year. And then again if you're savvy enough to be dealing with unsigned drivers to begin with, such a petty inconvenience shouldn't even discourage such a savvy person from having a higher performing and more secure OS
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 6/2/13 at 9:40pm
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WTH with this W8 defenders ?? now if someone dont like that horrible OS is a hater, a fanatic, a "fear to change person"?....

jesus....
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A supposed power user that has supposedly has 10x the power user ability of the average forumite, who doesn't know that you can access the start menu, search for and execute without a single click?

And calling typing four letters "effort"? Must be one of those one finger typists.

Thanks for exposing dem "10x more of a power user than you" skills bud.

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