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Windows 7: Delaying Windows Upgrades: Do You Feel Lucky?

23 Oct 2012   #11

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I won't be upgrading anytime soon I'm happy with windows 7. If it ain't broke why fix it.

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23 Oct 2012   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'm at that point as well. You what they say, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks"! [/QUOTE]

I am an old dog, but I still learn a few new tricks. However I don't see the point in making a real computer look like a tablet.

Not planning on using W8 unless MS offers a way to have the start menu and desktop like Windows 7.
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23 Oct 2012   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bumpkin View Post
Not planning on using W8 unless MS offers a way to have the start menu and desktop like Windows 7.
Not from MS, but classic shell already make that possible

I agree too that Win8 is a downgrade compared to Windows 7. The new UI is too tablet-specific and gets in the way in so many forms that makes impractical for real usage. Sure, it CAN be done and anyone with practice can learn and use it like any other version, but you'll be doing in a non optimal way and wasting time searching for options instead of just doing your work.
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23 Oct 2012   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bumpkin View Post
Not planning on using W8 unless MS offers a way to have the start menu and desktop like Windows 7.
Not from MS, but classic shell already make that possible
I try to stay away from third party software that makes changes to the OS. But I have not noticed any complaints about classic shell, not that I have been looking.

Happy with Windows 7 for now!
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23 Oct 2012   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bumpkin View Post
I try to stay away from third party software that makes changes to the OS. But I have not noticed any complaints about classic shell, not that I have been looking.

Happy with Windows 7 for now!

Windows 7 doesn't need Classic Shell because it was done right to begin with, unlike W8.
So the question begs to be asked.......Why buy W8 and use Classic Shell to make it look more like Windows 7???

I'm with you bumpkin, W8 is a downgrade from Windows 7.
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24 Oct 2012   #16

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
...So just a little education and most people will have no problems using Windows 8...
Yeah, right.
Most people have used a smart phone and/or tablet, Windows 8 is a very small step from there.

"You can't teach an old dog new tricks"
Only if the old dog doesn't want to learn something new.

It takes less than 5 minutes to learn the new UI, most important is getting to the Desktop.
I find the new UI useful for a couple of things, kinda like a dock program, like something from Stardock.

The actual improvements and benefits (not counting the new UI) are very good.

Been using Windows 8 for over a year, primary for about 7 months.

Good enough for this old dog, with new tricks
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24 Oct 2012   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post

Most people have used a smart phone and/or tablet, Windows 8 is a very small step from there.
"You can't teach an old dog new tricks"
Only if the old dog doesn't want to learn something new.
It takes less than 5 minutes to learn the new UI, most important is getting to the Desktop.
I find the new UI useful for a couple of things, kinda like a dock program, like something from Stardock.
The actual improvements and benefits (not counting the new UI) are very good.
Been using Windows 8 for over a year, primary for about 7 months.
Good enough for this old dog, with new tricks

That's exactly the problem, it was DESIGNED for smart phones and tablets, not desktop PCs.
They could probably design a mouse to use for your smart phone too, but it might be kinda awkward because smart phones weren't designed to be used with a mouse!
Neither were desktops designed for a tablet OS.
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24 Oct 2012   #18

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Windows for dummies

Bugger W8, I'm still trying to get through Windows 3.11 for dummies!!
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24 Oct 2012   #19

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I guess I will be lost. I have never owned a Tablet or a cell phone.
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24 Oct 2012   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I guess I will be lost. I have never owned a Tablet or a cell phone.
Dang, I thought I was the only one East of the Mississippi River with no cell phone or Tablet!
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