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Here's my philosophy on this issue. Do you already own Win7? If so use that. If you need a new copy then use Win 8 and install classic shell.
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It took me over 5 minutes trying to find the shut down function without success. I had to hit the power button next to the keyboard to turn off the laptop. Not to mention the control panel functions are scattered everywhere.

Not worth buying if accessing such basic feature is so difficult.

Hybrid laptops? Sure.

Non-touchscreen laptop, desktop, or server workload? Seriously?
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It took me over 5 minutes trying to find the shut down function without success. I had to hit the power button next to the keyboard to turn off the laptop. Not to mention the control panel functions are scattered everywhere.

Not worth buying if accessing such basic feature is so difficult.

Hybrid laptops? Sure.

Non-touchscreen laptop, desktop, or server workload? Seriously?

While installing its clearly explained to drag the mouse to the right to find the charms bar, so its actually your fault for the lack of attention.

And this question is asked every time MS releases a new OS, yes its worth, yes its the future, yes it consumes less resourcers than previous windows, yes its better optimized, yes it will have longer lifespan, etc etc....
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While installing its clearly explained to drag the mouse to the right to find the charms bar, so its actually your fault for the lack of attention.

It was on my dad's laptop, already installed.
post #25 of 25
I will agree that the shutdown option was really just a terrible placement - it's worse that you can't type shutdown on the start screen and have an option come up in the search results.

One thing Microsoft could really benefit from (if they're going to continue to change things) is start providing better search results, and perhaps an easy to find basic help guide (bring back Clippy!).
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