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I upgraded several months ago from Win 7 to 8.1 for 2 reasons. One... I wanted a fresh install of windows(it had been a year or so), and Two I wanted to see if it would live up to being faster for gaming. I installed classic shell asap after Win 8 install was done. Then i got rid of the log in screen via some youtube instructions. Well, that worked for about a month then some update came through and I cant get rid of the log in screen. So THIS is the only thing that Ive found that annoys the crap outta me. Other than that its been stable and no issues besides the log in screen on start up .

Have you tried this? http://betanews.com/2013/08/27/automate-login-and-bypass-the-lock-and-start-screens-in-windows-8-1/

Works for me.
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Originally Posted by XAslanX View Post

Microsoft has already ditched Windows 8 and is moving onto Windows 9, so there really is no reason to upgrade to it if you have 7.

http://nypost.com/2014/01/14/microsoft-ditching-windows-8-planning-for-9/

http://news.sky.com/story/1194785/microsoft-windows-9-will-launch-in-2015


Waiting to see what their official word is at their BUILD Conference this week.

http://www.buildwindows.com/

Won't 9 simply be what 7 was to Vista? Couple of changes to the usability, but everything else stay the same, just like 8.2 but a rename for public perception.
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post #112 of 241
They are not just going to up and abandon win 8 just because they are working on 9. The differences as someone else mentioned probably wont be that great either.
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Originally Posted by Bl00dyMurd3r View Post

I hate that file transfers on my C drive completely lock up every program running until the transfer is complete. If it weren't for UEFI fast boot I would go back to Windows 7

You may want to check your drive because no one I know running 8 has this issue... May also be a driver issue

I can copy anything I want from c to a ram drive and apps still load and OS doesn't hang.
post #114 of 241
I think if WIndows 8 like this.

Windows 7 - Stock Android
Winfows 8 - Touchwiz.

Basically it has stuff that i dont want, I dont use Metro so why have it. I dont like to have features in my OS that i dont use.
As a OS its fine but feels bloated.
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I made my Metro screen in game corner of windows 8.1 So I like it a lot.Plus its really noticeable improvement compared to windows7. Windows 8.1 gave back start button more or less.Left mouse click metro screen and right mouse click for almost same options what basic start orb gives
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Hey guys! Was reading slashdot and saw this news article:Microsoft: Start Menu Returns in windows 8.1!

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At Microsoft's BUILD conference today, the company announced that the Start Menu will officially be returning to Windows 8.1. It will combine the Windows 7 Start Menu with a handful of Metro-style tiles. They're also making it so Windows 8 apps can run in windows using the normal desktop environment.

Yay! Nice to see them bringing it back!
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Hey guys! Was reading slashdot and saw this news article:Microsoft: Start Menu Returns in windows 8.1!

Yay! Nice to see them bringing it back!

It's been out for a while and it's not what you think it is. You have to right click for it to even function close to W7.
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With windows 8 and 8.1 I have steam issues when trying to launch certain games. I need to run as admin to play a few games but many requires me to use my dual boot back into windows 7 to play them.
This has happened even with multiple OS re-format.

My second issue is dropbox gives an error when launching and the only way it will work is if I start the program manually using admin rights.

I do love all other feature and it is enough for me not to revert back permanently to win 7.
I do lots of OS formatting due to benchmarking and win8/8.1 takes me less than half the time to setup compared to win7.
Edited by marc0053 - 4/2/14 at 1:55pm
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The thing I hate about Windows 8.1 is all the hate Windows 8.1 gets. Metro is awesome if you know how to use it.

EDIT - terrible grammar lol
Edited by NexusRed - 4/3/14 at 6:57pm
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The thing I hate about Windows 8.1 is all the hate Windows 8.1 gets. Metro is awesome if your know how to use it.

This. I was one of the biggest haters but Metro isn't terrible at least. I actually somewhat enjoyed it. I probably would still have it running if not for the lack of support for .ogg out of the box. That though just shows me their dislike of anything open source. Unless there is some other reason they didn't or couldn't include it.
 
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