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I'm happy there is a start menu, but I really don't like the right half. I don't want news, email, weather, etc shoving itself in my face like that.

I'd rather have the Computer, Control Panel, etc in that panel like in Win7, but with a Windows 8 theme. I'd prefer laid out like Win7 (listed - no boxes/tiles) but with the Windows 8 theme.
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Originally Posted by Blast View Post

I'm happy there is a start menu, but I really don't like the right half. I don't want news, email, weather, etc shoving itself in my face like that.

I'd rather have the Computer, Control Panel, etc in that panel like in Win7, but with a Windows 8 theme. I'd prefer laid out like Win7 (listed - no boxes/tiles) but with the Windows 8 theme.

I wonder if it would shrink and disappear if you just delete all tiles.
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Instead of all you guys trying to turn Win8 into Win7 why don't you just stick with Win7 and leave 8 to those of us that actually like it? Seriously, how many of these "I wish they would get rid of all the Win8 stuff and make it just like Win7, then I'd buy it" comments do we really need to read?
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

Instead of all you guys trying to turn Win8 into Win7 why don't you just stick with Win7 and leave 8 to those of us that actually like it? Seriously, how many of these "I wish they would get rid of all the Win8 stuff and make it just like Win7, then I'd buy it" comments do we really need to read?
Make DirectX12 min req is win8 they will move over. biggrin.gif
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wow...

people complain hard about new metro design for months....

...microsoft release new start menu that looks awesome...

...people complain they got used to metro and don't want the new start menu...

MS can't and never will win... you guys will just complain regardless.
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Moral of the story... let your customer have choices. Don't force changes for the sake of changes. How hard would it have been to allow a choice in options somewhere to use a classic UI or the new UI? This whole storm would have never occurred.
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All these changes seem better suited as options each user should be able to choose between. Just sayin'...
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Make DirectX12 min req is win8 they will move over. biggrin.gif

It will take probably many years until the first game that is not just small tech demo releases that actually supports DX 12. It will not happen probably before Win 8 has market share of 50+% before first game releases that requires DX 12. I mean there is only a small handful of games out today that do not run with just DX 9 (which is a bit comical considering that the operating system where DX 9 was introduced is even no longer supported). From top of my head only Crysis 3 and Shattered Horizon pop up although there is probably few more.
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Instead of all you guys trying to turn Win8 into Win7 why don't you just stick with Win7 and leave 8 to those of us that actually like it? Seriously, how many of these "I wish they would get rid of all the Win8 stuff and make it just like Win7, then I'd buy it" comments do we really need to read?
Well.. not everyone shares your opinion on it.

And yes, many of us will stick with Windows 7 for now... hoping that they have learned their lesson of the failure that is Windows 8.

If you like it... good for you. But it's not all that appealing to many of us, and honestly, I think the folks who don't like it outnumber the ones that do. Just saying....
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Considering Win7 gained more marketshare than 8 did last quarter, I think the wallet-voting has happened.

I've still yet to find an "average user" who thinks 8 is better than 7. They all think the computer is messed up because it hops between the 2 environments, and they lose tabs going between Metro IE and desktop IE. I've made a good bit of money (and friends) by "fixing" Win8 computers. biggrin.gif
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