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I've made a good bit of money (and friends) by "fixing" Win8 computers. biggrin.gif

That makes two of us thumb.gif

Told my friends that I usually maintain their PC's for, that if their running Win 8, I will not offer anymore support to them. (I offer help for very little money being as how their all my pals) Which I didn't have to say that to them in the first place being as how every one of them was like "OMG THIS IS NOT THE WINDOWS I WANT - HELP!" lol...

But, then you find the odd user here and there that prefers Win 8. That's fine. Just don't ask me to fix your computer. I'm not wasting a second on a machine with that OS. The machine is in risk of me throwing it out their house in a nerd rage of insanity. tongue.gif

The only "fix" I would offer is a downgrade to Win 7.
 
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I still have not figured out why people smarter than me can't figure out Windows 8... I guess I am not as dumb as I thought.
    
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I still have not figured out why people smarter than me can't figure out Windows 8... I guess I am not as dumb as I thought.

Some can't. Some simply choose not too because there is no level of customization that will make it likeable to them and don't want anything to do with it.

There's a difference.
 
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I still have not figured out why people smarter than me can't figure out Windows 8... I guess I am not as dumb as I thought.

Most people figure out Windows 8 just fine, they just don't come to forums to complain about it they learn the new routine and get on with their lives
 
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Most people figure out Windows 8 just fine, they just don't come to forums to complain about it they learn the new routine and get on with their lives

How is it then possible for Windows 7 to gain more market share than Windows 8 - if what was mentioned few posts back is true. While Steam is far from being the most accurate indicator in steam HW survey it seems Win 8.1 is slightly gaining although Mac OS latest revision seem to have gained half a percent more last month (and there is pretty large drop in Win XP share surprise - surprise).

Then again I would not read a lot into that graph as it's relative share - we do not know the number of systems in that survey nor that how many "new" computers emerged in there over the past month.

Anyway as it stands win 8 with all it's versions is approx ~23 % of the market according that survey (and windows is ~95% of OP systems installed, although I believe in there also Linux systems running Steam through WINE report as some windows revision).
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Because people don't buy computers as often anymore.
 
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Because people don't buy computers as often anymore.
That has nothing to do with marketshare. If anything, people are removing Win8 from the computers they apparently aren't buying.
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Or XP is now not supported and people the later XP computers will run 7 just fine
 
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Its probably been said and asked. Anyone know when (if announced) its gonna be released

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I think MS went in totally the right direction with Win8, shaking things up and giving us something that isn't the same old, cookie-cutter Windows we've had since 1995. That said, I also think they jumped the shark big time in not allowing for a legacy mode like they have in every other new version of Windows that I can think of. I mean, why the hell not when you come right down to it? Even had the new features in Win8 been widely accepted you still need to offer at least the option of the OS performing the same as it used to for those who are simply more comfortable with the old way of doing things and there isn't any good reason not to. Instead what they did was try to force everybody onto a vastly different user interface that came off as much more of a slap in the face to their consumers than I think they realized. So instead of people giving the new features and interface a fair shake and really being objective about the changes, what happened was people rebelled against what they thought was an underhanded ploy to force everyone to do what MS wanted and not what they wanted. At that point no feature or interface would've been good enough to overcome the distrust and anger people had for MS. And it all could've been so easily avoided had MS simply offered the OPTION to change rather than a MANDATE. This whole debacle could wind up in marketing textbooks years from now as a perfect example of what NOT to do when fundamentally changing a much loved and comfortable product...
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