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Windows 7: Windows 8...my 2/- worth

20 Aug 2012   #1
Katanyavich

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Windows 8...my 2/- worth

I've been using Windows since the mid-1990s, and lave used most versions.

Was a Vista beta-tester (loved it, but accepted that it had major issues).

Beta-teated Win 7 and was totally blown-away. HERE was the OS I'd been
dreaming of for the last 20 years.

The RC went on the day it was released, and ran till I got a retail copy of
Ultimate. THAT was installed in early 2010, and hasn't been touched since.

Its kept clean, and suffers a regular system-image backup.

Earlier this year, I installed the Win8 CP on the AS5735, and once I'd tweaked
Win8 a bit, both the AS5735 and I loved it. The AS8951 ran the 64-bit version
under some sufferance, so remains on Win7HP 64-bit.

NOW comes the fun......I tried to install the 32-bit RP on the AS5735, and it
JACKED UP!!!!! Not compatible. Some BS about the CPU. 'Um, but it runs the
CP....'.

So the AS5735 is back on the old, original Win7 Ultimate setup (just LOVE
those system-images), been using Win8 and Win7HP for so long, I forgot
what a smoker a well-sorted 7 Ultimate setup is.....

Win8.....nice, and with some very worthwhile improvements...

BUTT...

Metro aside, I don't like the reduced functionality, and absolutely LOATHE
the push to the 'cloud'. I point-blank refuse to use the cloud or pay-per-use
software. I believe in pay-once-own-forever software.

I'll BUY Windows 8....I just can't see myself USING it. Not yet, anyway.


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20 Aug 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Katanyavich View Post

Win8.....nice, and with some very worthwhile improvements...

BUTT...

Metro aside, I don't like the reduced functionality, and absolutely LOATHE
the push to the 'cloud'. I point-blank refuse to use the cloud or pay-per-use
software. I believe in pay-once-own-forever software.

I'll BUY Windows 8....I just can't see myself USING it. Not yet, anyway.
I'm with you on the cloud.

What exactly do you mean by "worthwhile improvements" and "reduced functionality"? I was so put off by the ridiculousness of Metro on a desktop PC that any supposed improvements were irrelevant.

Hmmm.....why would you buy it with no intention of using it? Why might you ever want to install it, given its strong push to the cloud, which you loathe?
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20 Aug 2012   #3
Katanyavich

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Well, I do like the new task Manager, and the new file copy/move.

Don't mind the Explorer ribbon, tho I would if you couldn't minimise it.

Not fussed about the new backup system. The ability to do native
sysimages was one of Vista's 'must-have' features, and I use it all
the time. WTF are they now trying to phase it out? Yes, I know it's
still there, but as a 'legacy' feature, so it won't last.

And it is absolutely abysmal at actually finding and restoring those
sysimages. Example; - You sysimage a Win 7 setup, and install Win
8. You decide that you want to go back to Win 7, so you sysimage
Win 8 and restore Win 7.

No problem. Piece of pi....er, cake.

OK....now you're tired of Win 7, and want to go back to the Win 8
sysimage. Well, good luck! Not gonna happen.

The whole thing reeks of being only half-done.
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