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Just tried windows 8 for the first time..............lets just say i am extremely pissed and unhappy(help with new OS thread)

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hello i bought laptop for my dad today and was "forced" into windows 8 as they don't offer any more OS for them.

Anyways i tried windows 8 for the first time and I can gladly say that its the biggest pile of crap OS ever, i feel totally confused and lost ( i couldn't eve find the dam power button, or control panel,anything its just a clutter os stuff on screen and a lot of confusion)


Am i alone on the hate for this OS?

anyways my questions are:

1) can you get free downgrade from microsoft?

2)can i make windows 8 look like windows 7 and remove all the crap on screen?

i heard a lot of bad stuff on new OS but jesus i never thought i would get this pissed off over a OS lol.
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1) I'm not sure whether you can or not

2) Download classic shell - http://www.classicshell.net/

 

Classic Shell basically makes it like windows 7 with the exception of the default programs, and stuff like that

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My solution was just Start Menu 8. Without that program Windows 8 is unusable.
    
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all you need to know is WIN + X

alt f4 at the desktop to shut down, or WIN + C to bring up the settings menu

if you're ever stuck in metro, put your mouse at the top left corner, or just press WIN + D to get back to desktop

not sure why you're struggling so much
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Originally Posted by KingAlkaiser View Post

hello i bought laptop for my dad today and was "forced" into windows 8 as they don't offer any more OS for them.

Anyways i tried windows 8 for the first time and I can gladly say that its the biggest pile of crap OS ever, i feel totally confused and lost ( i couldn't eve find the dam power button, or control panel,anything its just a clutter os stuff on screen and a lot of confusion)


Am i alone on the hate for this OS?

anyways my questions are:

1) can you get free downgrade from microsoft?

2)can i make windows 8 look like windows 7 and remove all the crap on screen?

i heard a lot of bad stuff on new OS but jesus i never thought i would get this pissed off over a OS lol.

Lol me either. I actually walked out of Walmart angry the first time I tried W8.
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thank you for the classic shell recommendation it made my day and a lot easier to do stuff. Also the macro I appreciate it a lot.

Although its true with time you can adapt, this new OS layout feels like a tablet when it has no business being like that in the first place, on top of making simple stuff from before over complex for only the sake of making things "new" and "innovating".

by the way anyone know if its possible to get downgrade from microsoft i remember they used to offer it back in the days but not sure if they continue to do it anymore.
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for those of you that have not given win8 a fair run. good for you.

for those of us that have given win8 a fair run. win8 interface does indeed suck. the user interface is design for a two year old and there are bugs everywhere even with the latest update.



automation is always welcome especially when done well and in good taste. like a step toward the future.
as for win8's automation. microsoft needs to wake up. how do you go and make something that was easy - now harder? pure epic fail.
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how do you go and make something that was easy - now different? pure epic fail.

Fixed.

Seriously, just spend some time with Windows 8 and quit crying. It's a great OS you'll just have to relearn some things....
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Ignore me.
Edited by McMogg - 3/11/14 at 3:56am
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Fixed.

Seriously, just spend some time with Windows 8 and quit crying. It's a great OS you'll just have to relearn some things....

different is good. harder is not.
example. to shut down in previous version. it took 2 click. start. click shutdown.
to shutdown win8. wait for corner bar. click setting. click power. click shutdown.


just because you drinking the kool aid. does not mean. I will do the same.
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