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Well it was close, at least you got to see for yourself and evaluate it from your own perspective smile.gif

Hopefully the next iteration may play better with your preferences
    
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Well it was close, at least you got to see for yourself and evaluate it from your own perspective smile.gif

Hopefully the next iteration may play better with your preferences

 

Indeed. I had a TON of fun though. Man. I really wanted that to work. It was almost perfect, until today. lol Oh well. I had other little minor problems that were getting on my nerves too, so I'm glad that's over with. I still had a lot of fun though. It was fresh and new and just... an awesome time killer. :)

 

Indeed. I will evaluate the next one if Microsoft does that again!

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Can't say I ever experiance the slow loading file explore.

But Considering that you liked 8.1 for the most part, I would say that was a success. At least some people should know that it is not a total flop, it is a decent OS that just needs a little TLC from the user.

Windows 9 should fix most of that.

Still waiting for the 8.1.1 update to come back onto windows update.
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Can't say I ever experiance the slow loading file explore.

But Considering that you liked 8.1 for the most part, I would say that was a success. At least some people should know that it is not a total flop, it is a decent OS that just needs a little TLC from the user.

Windows 9 should fix most of that.

Still waiting for the 8.1.1 update to come back onto windows update.

 

Yeah! It was super easy to set up too. I don't understand all the whining and crying. I mean, damn: I perfectly replicated Windows 7 in Windows 8.1 with a few TINY differences thanks to some improvements that Microsoft put in Windows 8 or 8.1 or whichever (nice ones, I might add). All I had to do was install StartIsBack+, Gadgets Revived, and Old New Explorer. Configuring StartIsBack and Old New Explorer is just as easy and just as fast (if not faster) than configuring all the same settings in Windows 7. lol Whatever though. Some people are just big babies. Perhaps they just need their bottle or their diaper to be changed!

 

Anyway, lol, regarding the File Explorer loading time: do you ever Restart Windows? Or, do you simply shut down every day? Or, is your computer on 24/7? Do you have Hibernation enabled or disabled? I found that if I disable Hibernation and I either shut down every day or restart every day, then Windows will truly restart and thus all of the Thumbs.db files can get deleted. Even so, I had fast Thumbs.db creation times - until today. I am assuming that if I had Hibernation enabled and only shut down every day but never ever Restarted (or just left the computer on 24/7), then I'd never have a problem.

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with 16 gigs of ram i dont mind having the classicshell process running. it had simpler configuration too

what does this mean though
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User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode. Double-click it and set it to Disabled.) - doing this means that you will no longer be able to open Modern Apps (or Start Apps, or Metro Apps, whatever you want to call them).

The apps wont have enough privileges to launch? I would like to remove the apps completely if possible. But my windows 8 pc is only for games really..i have an XP pc as my workstation
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Yeah! It was super easy to set up too. I don't understand all the whining and crying. I mean, damn: I perfectly replicated Windows 7 in Windows 8.1 with a few TINY differences thanks to some improvements that Microsoft put in Windows 8 or 8.1 or whichever (nice ones, I might add). All I had to do was install StartIsBack+, Gadgets Revived, and Old New Explorer. Configuring StartIsBack and Old New Explorer is just as easy and just as fast (if not faster) than configuring all the same settings in Windows 7. lol Whatever though. Some people are just big babies. Perhaps they just need their bottle or their diaper to be changed!

Anyway, lol, regarding the File Explorer loading time: do you ever Restart Windows? Or, do you simply shut down every day? Or, is your computer on 24/7? Do you have Hibernation enabled or disabled? I found that if I disable Hibernation and I either shut down every day or restart every day, then Windows will truly restart and thus all of the Thumbs.db files can get deleted. Even so, I had fast Thumbs.db creation times - until today. I am assuming that if I had Hibernation enabled and only shut down every day but never ever Restarted (or just left the computer on 24/7), then I'd never have a problem.

TBH My PC stays on nearly 24/7. The last time I actually shut it down for a night as like a week ago, though I probably end up restarting it at least once a week.

Hibernation is off.

My download folder is located on my Server, But I also have the folder set to list Details. So I don't really have to wait for any thumbnail or anything to load. But I have a good amount of files and folders in that location. Everything pops up as soon as I click on it. Though i'm not using Old New Explorer ether, if that even effects it.
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Yeah! It was super easy to set up too. I don't understand all the whining and crying. I mean, damn: I perfectly replicated Windows 7 in Windows 8.1 with a few TINY differences thanks to some improvements that Microsoft put in Windows 8 or 8.1 or whichever (nice ones, I might add). All I had to do was install StartIsBack+, Gadgets Revived, and Old New Explorer. Configuring StartIsBack and Old New Explorer is just as easy and just as fast (if not faster) than configuring all the same settings in Windows 7. lol Whatever though. Some people are just big babies. Perhaps they just need their bottle or their diaper to be changed!

Anyway, lol, regarding the File Explorer loading time: do you ever Restart Windows? Or, do you simply shut down every day? Or, is your computer on 24/7? Do you have Hibernation enabled or disabled? I found that if I disable Hibernation and I either shut down every day or restart every day, then Windows will truly restart and thus all of the Thumbs.db files can get deleted. Even so, I had fast Thumbs.db creation times - until today. I am assuming that if I had Hibernation enabled and only shut down every day but never ever Restarted (or just left the computer on 24/7), then I'd never have a problem.

The annoyance for most people is having to install third party apps like StartIsBack+, Gadgets Revived, and Old New Explorer to get those things back. Microsoft has always removed stuff but something, like the biggest being the start menu was outrageous.

Windows 8/8.1 doesn't suck. Once you install third party apps and customize it its really great. Windows 7, as you pointed out just works. It works well.
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hehe it looks just like Windows 7. LOL smile.gif Well, except for the flatness and lack of Aero. My user-experience right now though is identical to what I'm getting in Windows 7. Well, except for those minor differences. lol

exactly the same experience here! start8 ftw!
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with 16 gigs of ram i dont mind having the classicshell process running. it had simpler configuration too

 

A simpler configuration than StartIsBack? Are you serious? It has 3-4x the amount of things to configure, and even THEN I still didn't like ClassicShell. It had nothing to do with requiring a process to run. Regarding that though, I wasn't complaining about consuming memory. heh

 

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what does this mean though
The apps wont have enough privileges to launch? I would like to remove the apps completely if possible. But my windows 8 pc is only for games really..i have an XP pc as my workstation

 

Dude, I really don't know. All I know is, doing that will mean that you will be unable to open any "Metro" apps (Modern Apps). They attempt to open but then Windows tells you that Modern Apps can't open with UAC disabled.

 

I think someone posted a way to disable Modern Apps entirely earlier in this thread. I think they were console commands and they had them all in bold in their post.

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