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Windows 7: Windows 8 yuk

08 Oct 2011   #11

windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I have Windows 7 Pro 32-bit now. I know a 64-bit is available.
Don't need another computer at the present time. My
comments were intended for the future when they stop issuing
the Windows 7 operating system.

Yes, I am aware that Metro can be disabled but that doesn't
make for a smaller OS or one that is not running Metro in the
background and making the operation of the OS slower.

Check out what "Dedoimedo" has to say about Windows 8.
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08 Oct 2011   #12

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by phenix View Post
I have Windows 7 Pro 32-bit now. I know a 64-bit is available.
Don't need another computer at the present time. My
comments were intended for the future when they stop issuing
the Windows 7 operating system.

Yes, I am aware that Metro can be disabled but that doesn't
make for a smaller OS or one that is not running Metro in the
background and making the operation of the OS slower.

Check out what "Dedoimedo" has to say about Windows 8.
I don't know why running Metro would make the OS slower. Unused RAM = wasted RAM. It's not like the UI of Metro is slow either, as unappealing as it may be to those not using a touch screen.
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08 Oct 2011   #13

windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

OK - How about a version of Windows 8 without the Metro
code in it? Or like in the old days that gave you the ability
to select what you wanted in the OS. For EX: only English and
not 100 other langauages.
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08 Oct 2011   #14

 
 

Can't give you exactly that, but here's a suggestion from one of our
Eight Forums members:

To disable the Metro GUI and keep the Ribbon, etc, simply rename c:\windows\system32\shsxs.dll to something else and reboot.
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08 Oct 2011   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by phenix View Post
OK - How about a version of Windows 8 without the Metro
code in it? Or like in the old days that gave you the ability
to select what you wanted in the OS. For EX: only English and
not 100 other langauages.
That makes sense. I suspect that they do not provide that for cost reasons (maintenance, packaging and testing)
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08 Oct 2011   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Windows 8 without the Metro interface is Windows 7. So, lets' just wait a few more years before releasing this next OS.
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15 Oct 2011   #17

Windows 8 Pro Media Centre Edition 64Bit, Windows 8 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well the windows 8 at the moment is only a developer view so i could change allot before the distrusted but i dont like the new start button and main explorer from what i have seen im very happy with windows 7 ultimate
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15 Oct 2011   #18

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

I love the Metro UI. I never did like the start menu, so I'm happy to see it finally die.
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15 Oct 2011   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I'm currently dual-booting Windows 7 and Windows 8 Development Preview.

Didn't like the Metro interface at all and I like touchscreens even less so I disabled Metro.

Very early days, but I think Windows 8 will be fine. Will I buy it? Not sure as I really do get on well with Windows 7 so I probably won't.

At my age, Windows 7 will probably outlast me!!
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16 Oct 2011   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The beauty of buying a new OS is that no one is twisting your arm to get it, if you don't like something, don't buy it, just wait and get the next one, just like people stuck with XP until 7 came out.
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