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Windows 7: "Windows 8 Survey: Half Who Have Tried the OS Wouldn't Recommend It"

16 Mar 2012   #131
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

my first impressions aren't favourable. metro + mickey = fail

maybe it's just neophobic inertia, i'll give it another few days, it might grow on me...

i loved my first experience with 7 RC, and knew straight away that it was the OS for me. i'm not feeling that at all with 8 - yet, at any rate...

i'm sure it's a very competent OS, but personally (and i'm certainly not the only one!) so far usability is hampered by the revolutionary UI - or should I say the mix of two disparate UIs?

will microsoft listen to all us old dinosaurs and give us an option to bring our start-button and menu back??

(has anybody called it windows hate yet? )


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16 Mar 2012   #132
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

After the novelty value wore off, I found too many things I did not like and have gone back to Windows 7!
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16 Mar 2012   #133
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
my first impressions aren't favourable. metro + mickey = fail

maybe it's just neophobic inertia, i'll give it another few days, it might grow on me...

i loved my first experience with 7 RC, and knew straight away that it was the OS for me. i'm not feeling that at all with 8 - yet, at any rate...

i'm sure it's a very competent OS, but personally (and i'm certainly not the only one!) so far usability is hampered by the revolutionary UI - or should I say the mix of two disparate UIs?

will microsoft listen to all us old dinosaurs and give us an option to bring our start-button and menu back??

(has anybody called it windows hate yet? )
Don't know about Windows Hate, but could it indeed be curtains for Windows?
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16 Mar 2012   #134
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

The question is:- "Windows 8 Survey: Half Who Have Tried the OS Wouldn't Recommend It"
I think it will be a lot higher than that.
But, I hope Microsoft is ready for this big fall...
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16 Mar 2012   #135
beauparc

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

hello... is there any tutorial in this website on how to use easybcd to reset boot?

I just fired it up, selected "Edit Boot Menu", deleted the entry for Win8 consumer preview, ticked the box "skip boot menu", saved it all and that did it. I then deleted the partition on which I had been dual booting Win8.

I don't know if that was the correct way to use it, but it worked
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16 Mar 2012   #136
GEWB

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Several flavors of Linux
 
 

I ask if anyone has run Win8 on a TouchPad and gregrocker commented that a table is what Win8 is made for...

Found the answer (for now) - no, it does not run on most tablets yet as MS hasn't released an ARM chip version yet.

Regards,
GEWB
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16 Mar 2012   #137
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

If Win7 can already run on tablets, then so can Windows 8:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2375572,00.asp
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/74648.html

Windows 8 is obviously designed for touchscreens, and tablets are the hot touchscreen device right now.

I don't have any touchscreens so am eager to hear how Win8 works on them.
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16 Mar 2012   #138
GEWB

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Several flavors of Linux
 
 

Hello gregrocker -

A quick search turned up over a dozen references...boiled down to this:

  • HP and other manufacturers are playing with Win8 on their tablets
  • Microsoft has not released an ARM version to the public for testing
You are correct that Win8 appears to be targeted at the tablet market. As of a week ago I could not find a public release to test. If you know where I can download an ARM version of Win8 I'll give it a try.

Regards,
GEWB
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17 Mar 2012   #139
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 
Is there a Plan B if Windows 8's Metro fails?

Quote:
Over the last two weeks, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview has been dissected by the technology press at large, and the general consensus about the new Metro start screen UI has been one of befuddlement.

Itís like Wile E. Coyote took over the UI development team at Microsoft because heís obsessed with chasing the iPad Road Runner.

I find this a bit disconcerting because this befuddlement is largely coming from people who hail from actual technology backgrounds themselves.
Read More:

Is there a Plan B if Windows 8's Metro fails? | ZDNet
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17 Mar 2012   #140
andyparks

windows 7 home prem 64 bit
 
 

the police have found a use for it

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