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Is the non-elevated programs still getting shafted?

I want drag and drop to work with my already working Foobar and other programs I have installed as portable programs.

Is UAC still acting like an immature child that doesn't allow me to use ModernUI (If I ever happen to use it) if I force it off?
(Because Modern UI is like what? 30% of the Win 8.1 App?)

I'd want to say OS, but It's more like a ROM or App.
Soon we'll probably need to root our computers to get our Admin rights back.

Here to Win 9 to be the new 7.thumb.gif

EDIT: Is the mouse still locked at 200Hz (Tested with G400) and the screen still lagging as if I'm using 40Hz (on my VG248QE)?
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I'm hardly a fan of windows 8.1 on the desktop, but the start screen makes such an awesome games launcher for HTPCs that I can live with it.
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I'm trying to like Windows 8.1 in its Vanilla state, but it's not happening.

 

The system volume is a lot lower in 8.1 for me than it is in 7.

 

I'm getting sick of not having the menu bar in folders even though I have "Always show menus" enabled in Folder options.

 

I'm getting sick of the extremely long wait time for files to show up when I open folders. I know how to fix it in the Customize tab in the Properties, but it's always temporary.

 

I hate that if I want to truly be an administrator, then I have two options: enable the Administrator account and use it and abandon my own account, or do this:

 

http://www.eightforums.com/system-security/5160-tutorial-how-make-windows-8-understand-you-administrator.html (the alternative method inside of the Warning box does not work)

 

What I hate about that method is that "apps" can no longer open and you have to open them through the Run command or go digging for it. Like, I can't type "calculator" in the Start search and try to open it that way. I have to put "calc" into Run.

 

Another problem with this is, Windows 8.1 Pro is required to open the Local Security Policy editor. For simply enabling the Administrator account and then using it instead of my own account, I don't know yet if Windows 8.1 Pro is required. I hope not. It's not required in Windows 7 Home Premium. If I decide to buy 8.1 for some strange reason, then I don't want to spend any more than I have to.

 

I don't like a few other things, but the point is: if I'm ever going to like Windows 8.1, then I am going to need to make it nearly identical to Windows 7. At that point, what point is there to using Windows 8.1? Of course, I'm also gonna have to fix the stupid File Explorer problem with the extreme lag of the files showing up.

 

I still have some testing to do in 8.1 though such as playing some of my favorite games like Crysis 1, 2 and 3 to test their performance, but I dunno how long I'll be able to tolerate 8.1. The thought of playing any of my games reminds me of the volume issue that I'm having. I'm having to increase my volume by over 25% just to get the same volume that I'm getting in Windows 7!

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I don't hate it. I hate that people keep griping about it, rather than just use Vista, 7, or Linux, or bring back their Start Menu with Start8.
     
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I researched the heck out of Windows 8, before and after launch.

I tested the prerelease versions of Windows 8.

I have worked extensively on Windows 8 computers owned by family and work.

I own a copy of Windows 8 that I got for free, and refuse to install on my systems.



On the one hand, Windows 8 DOES perform better in normal scenarios, and some crazy eccentric people prefer the schizophrenic computer/tablet crossdresser of a GUI.

On the other, it is a total train wreck with compatibility issues with hardware and software alike, a schizophrenic crossdressing GUI, has some of its more esoteric yet incredibly useful features removed, has absurd childlike useless additions haphazardly stuck everywhere, changes up keyboard shortcuts and other basic paradigms of the Windows platform for absolutely no reason other than to force users into relearning how to use the platform the way the current administration want it to be used, annnnnnd buying it supports Microsoft's notion that shafting its users and telling them to like it is a successful business strategy (in other words, it tells them to continue down this path for Win 9, as opposed to learning and fixing, like the Vista>7 transition).
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So, I'm finally seriously considering switching to 8.1. However, I have a bad feeling that there are things that I would hate about it that I just don't know about yet. So, this question is for 4 different kinds of people: 1. People who own Windows 8.1 who are still using it, 2. People who own it but are no longer using it, 3. People who used to own it who have since gotten rid of it entirely, or 4. People who haven't tried it yet but have done a TON of research on it and now they know all of the reasons why they would never want to use it.

Please note: I love keyboard shortcuts. So, if there are any keyboard shortcuts that you used to use in Windows 7 that don't exist in Windows 8.1, then please tell me about them.


Thank you.


P.S.
Don't tell me to use Linux or any other alternative operating system. This discussion is only about the possibility of switching from Windows 7 to 8.1 and what I might not like about it - if anything. Period. wink.gif
I personally love windows 8.1. It is fast, and easy to use. That being said, I wouldn't recommend it for you if you have to buy it. If you are just upgrading from 7 to 8.1 on the same PC, you are wasting money. It is better to go with 8.1 over 7 if you are building or buying a new PC or laptop, but the OS upgrade is just a waste of money. Like if I bought a 350 for my Tahoe when the 5.3 works fine. Like buying a 4th gen i5 to upgrade a perfectly good 3rd gen
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nvm
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I don't know if it's been said since this is a long thread, but can't you download the installation disk and try it out for 30 days? Then if you like it, buy a license and activate it.
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I don't know if it's been said since this is a long thread, but can't you download the installation disk and try it out for 30 days? Then if you like it, buy a license and activate it.

Sure he could, but not all of us like to wipe our OS just to TRY a new one. (yes, I know I can make a backup image, but that isn't really an option when you have more disk space used on your system than any external drive is capable of supporting).
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I am trying to try the free 90-day 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation. What I mean is, I installed it to a spare drive, but finishing the process of configuring it so that it's the way I want it to be is proving to be identical to eating a meal that doesn't taste good to me: I just don't want to finish it. Or perhaps more accurate: it's like playing the single player campaign of a game that I'm really not liking: I just don't want to finish it. I haven't installed any of my programs yet.

 

I was enthusiastic about it at first, but I'm losing interest already. I have a feeling that I'll be giving up and formatting that drive very soon. Maybe even today. lol

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