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Nope, Windows + Arrow keys still moves windows around like in 7.

 

woo-hoo!

 

Wait. Windows Key + Down Arrow and Up Arrow Minimizes and Maximizes windows?

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What's to hate? It's faster overall in everything (in some areas more than others), and there are start menu replacements if you're absolutely dead set on staying in the year 2011 tongue.gif

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1. People who own Windows 8.1 who are still using it

I fit into this, Ive had windows 8 since beta loved every bit of it, went to 8.1 once before didn't really like it to much, but thats because i did the upgrade and something got messed up. I Went back to windows 8 for awhile, but recently i clean installed windows 8.1 and im never changing back again i don't think, i love 8.1

Only complaint so far after about a month of 8.1 clean install is that when i play EVE Online in full-screen windowed mode (often on 3 of my 4 monitors, 3 clients open) Windows 8, and every OS before when you click on another screen not your primary one your task bar would over ride the game, so i could change volume settings or open a program without alt tab, im sure i could find a way to bring that back, but its not really a big deal i would lose the OS over.
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woo-hoo!

Wait. Windows Key + Down Arrow and Up Arrow Minimizes and Maximizes windows?

Yes, i use this all the time, I have 3 eyefinity monitors, and a accessory screen above, having the shortcut keys help alot.
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Oh god, I forgot about that. Ribbons everywhere. Even in calculator and Notepad? meh...

The flat look. I keep forgetting about that. I dunno if I'd like that either.

Not being able to fully eradicate UAC would piss me off. lol

Hmm... this is helpful. Thank you.


It does help. Thank you!


Do you mean "opposed"? smile.gif

Anyway, that's one thing that I know I'd hate. lol


Omg. Which games don't work?

I don't have Steam, but maybe we share some games that you have on Steam that I don't!


I wouldnt worry about it, most likely user error. I have about 40 games installed on steam under win 8.1 and all of them work flawlessly.
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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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Is this thread only for those who hate Windows 8.1?
If it is, then sorry. But I don't have something I hate on Win 8.1 because from my experience Windows 8.1 is much better than my Windows 7 was, it is just more responsive, some games work better and I get higher fps in some games due to better resource management, and definitely I am very happy with the upgrade. I hated Metro at first but I got used to it and now I prefer it when compared to the classic version. In the Metro Start Menu you can Pin you favorite Apps for quick access either from the "App menu" or from any folder, not to mention it hold much more Apps than the old Start Menu, and doesn't look as distorted when a lot of apps are added to it.
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I've got it on two rigs, one that is my main gaming rig that I use lately only for BF4 and streaming to my Shield. Once in a while it gets used for Photoshop. I can't give any reasons to not switch, nor can I find any reasons to upgrade from 7. Honestly, I'm an average user but I found it extremely easy to adapt between the two OS. The complaints I see are either from people having random incompatability issues of which I have yet to run in to (even on the same things they are having issues with) or power users, which use Windows in a much more complex way then I do. You of course have the bandwagon which loves to do nothing but complain with the rest of the herd, but those are easy to spot ("I've heard blah blah blah").

I won't be upgrading my Windows 7 machines. They work great and I don't feel the need to spend the money to change them. My Windows 8.1 rigs work wonderfully as well. I will throw out that my recently acquired Corsair Link does not play perfectly well with the 8.1 rig it's connected to. The software is in beta and buggy, but that's the Link in general so I can't fault Windows for that. My 2cents.gif
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The only metro I have to interact with on a daily basis is the "Apps view" sorted by 'most used', it's pretty much the same as the start menu and even references locations and settings called "start menu".

The charms menu and Start screen are both redundant and are left untouched throughout day to day use.

All default metro Apps and the store are easily removable from Windows 8.1 even if there is no longer a one click un-install button.

I've only noticed ribbons present in Explorer, everything else seems to have the menu bar, and although it makes things easier, not worse, I have never really had to use it since all the options are present in context menus. (It's also nice to know now that some options even exist since they aren't hidden behind layers of drop downs)

The default theme is still plagued with GPU rendering, animations, fading, a seethrough taskbar, shadows and all that pretty junk, but it's a better than Windows 7's default. The 'lite' theme and some other options are removed but there are ways around it.

Games overall perform a little better, but there are many games that aren't compatible with Windows 8.1, usually games made for Vista or before, really old games recently ported to Windows, then there's many cases like GTA4, the game works fine in 8.1, the DRM however doesn't, so you'll be forced to find ways around that.

In Windows 7 explorer you could enable the Preview pane on the right and Details pane at the bottom, in Windows 8.1 there is no pane at the bottom, and you can enable the Detail pane or Preview pane on the right, but not both at the same time, though it is only a click to flick between the two or disable it.

I make heavy use of the Task Manager and I feel it's much better in 8.1 vs 7, I've also had no issues with it, nor is it a metro app as I think somebody mentioned.

Overall things like boot are much faster in Windows 8.1, and the update coming next week is supposed to make Windows 8.1 much more light and responsive.

I'm not using anything like start is back etc because they offer no extra functionality; it's all already there.

Windows 8.1 includes the same photo viewer as windows 7 and offers the exact same functionally, it just uses the (cr)app by default.

My real opinion of Windows 8.1 is the same as my opinion of Windows 7: out of the box the default configuration is a pile of crap, it takes a good day of playing about and looking things up to get it in a nice place.
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nothing, i love windows 8.1
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