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Outlook 2003? You need to update.

 

Don't you have anything else to say? lol Seriously: I like and prefer and love Outlook 2003 (and Word 2003). Besides, I can't afford to upgrade any time soon.

 

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I think I'd love stock 8.1; but I'd want a 'Mac-like' touchpad to compliment my mouse. I don't want a touch screen for my desktop, but I'd want the second-best thing. I'm actually kind of keen on the new interface redface.gif.

 

I have to confess: when I open Start and browse through it a little bit, I kinda like the look. However, my efficiency is just through the roof with the Windows 7 style setup. I don't like having to switch between the two interfaces because it slows me down. lol It looks cool to me though - especially when I have my wallpaper behind Start instead of some static image.

 

 

 

 

 

 

So... screenshots? What do you guys want to see? To be honest, you'll just say, "Oh. That's Windows 7 with a Windows 8.1 theme." lol

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Screenshots added to my OP. Linked only due to the large amount.

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I mean I think it is great that you are trying out Windows 8.1 instead of blindly hating on it like everyone else. With a start menu, it really is a great operating system. I am just saying that 2 of your issues are due to old software that has been obsolete for quite some time now. 2013 is a great suite aside from a few issues that need to be ironed out.
   
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did everyone install the windows 8.1 update 1? minor tweaks but improvements in my opinion for those of us using keyboard/mouse vs touchscreen. check your windows updates--i had to install manually.
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I mean I think it is great that you are trying out Windows 8.1 instead of blindly hating on it like everyone else. With a start menu, it really is a great operating system. I am just saying that 2 of your issues are due to old software that has been obsolete for quite some time now. 2013 is a great suite aside from a few issues that need to be ironed out.

 

Fortunately, these 2 issues are extremely minor for me and have easy workarounds that I can certainly live with for a few months.

 

Anyway, yeah I don't know what got into me: I just suddenly decided that I wanted to try it and then I found the 90-Day Enterprise Evaluation and it quickly became a no-brainer. lol All I had to do was install it to a spare drive and I was off and running. Fortunately, I just upgraded from my old 60 GB Mushkin Callisto Deluxe to two 250 GB Samsung 840 EVOs, so I had a good little solid state drive to put this on and I'm lovin' it.

 

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did everyone install the windows 8.1 update 1? minor tweaks but improvements in my opinion for those of us using keyboard/mouse vs touchscreen. check your windows updates--i had to install manually.


I looked it over, and I decided that I don't want it. With the way I have everything set up right now, it couldn't be better. It's perfectly identical to Windows 7 for me (at least from the user-experience point of view - visually, it's a tiny bit different lol). So, I have perfection and I don't want to mess with it. lol I mean, Update 1 (which is an unofficial name btw) doesn't offer me anything that I would want.


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I looked it over, and I decided that I don't want it. With the way I have everything set up right now, it couldn't be better. It's perfectly identical to Windows 7 for me (at least from the user-experience point of view - visually, it's a tiny bit different lol). So, I have perfection and I don't want to mess with it. lol I mean, Update 1 (which is an unofficial name btw) doesn't offer me anything that I would want.

i hear you. i'm a freak though and must have "the latest" the second it comes out...windows 8, windows 8.1 and now "update 1". luckily i've liked the general feel of windows 8, but still think metro is useless no matter what they do to make it "less jarring". doesn't matter to me though--i never see or use metro. but I know where you are coming from... i too have everything just how I want it and would go kung fu if someone tried to tamper.
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i hear you. i'm a freak though and must have "the latest" the second it comes out...windows 8, windows 8.1 and now "update 1". luckily i've liked the general feel of windows 8, but still think metro is useless no matter what they do to make it "less jarring". doesn't matter to me though--i never see or use metro. but I know where you are coming from... i too have everything just how I want it and would go kung fu if someone tried to tamper.

 

Yeah, I'm at that point now where everything is so perfect that it has become extremely sensitive. One change and I'm like, "No! That's unacceptable". lol

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The reason you aren't experiencing the super fast start up times is because you disabled hibernation. AFAIK windows 8 uses a somewhat tweaked version hibernation when shutdown is selected to achieve the super fast start up times... kind of cheating, but yea lol.
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The reason you aren't experiencing the super fast start up times is because you disabled hibernation. AFAIK windows 8 uses a somewhat tweaked version hibernation when shutdown is selected to achieve the super fast start up times... kind of cheating, but yea lol.

 

hahaha that's what I thought! So, those people raving about it have no idea! LOL I never wanted to say that it's because of that, but now I think I can since now I have someone else saying it first. :)

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hahaha that's what I thought! So, those people raving about it have no idea! LOL I never wanted to say that it's because of that, but now I think I can since now I have someone else saying it first. smile.gif

haha, yep, pretty clever move by Microsoft... that boot time is a good selling point.
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1TB WD Caviar Black Corsair H75 Windows 8.1 Logitech G15 
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Thermaltake Toughpower 750w Gold  Fractal Design Define Mini Logitech G400 Sennheiser PC 350 (hero mod) 
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fx-8350 @5ghz 990fxa-ud3 rev 1.1 PowerColor 290x @1150/1500mhz Gskill 8gig 1600mhz (2x4) @2033 mhz 
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1TB WD Caviar Black rs360 raystorm kit Windows 8 Pro 700 Watt Corsair 
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HAF 912  Logitech G400 
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