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

21 Oct 2012   #1
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Delaying Windows Upgrades: Do You Feel Lucky?

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I know what you're thinking. "Do I really want this new Start screen? Do I want go go through a learning experience to deal with this?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this Windows 8 pre-release excitement I kind of considered this myself.

But being as this is the most important upgrade to Microsoft's desktop OS in over a decade, the most widely used desktop OS in the world, and that XP is now eleven years old, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

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21 Oct 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

People may find it hard to adapt to the Windows 8 UI, especially if someone wants to purchase a new OEM desktop/laptop, and have been using Windows XP/Windows 7 for the last few years.

I still don't like the concept of the new UI on desktops, it would work fine with a tablet, but the classic Windows desktop Start Menu we have had for the last 20 years will probably never be disliked by users.
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22 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
People may find it hard to adapt to the Windows 8 UI, especially if someone wants to purchase a new OEM desktop/laptop, and have been using Windows XP/Windows 7 for the last few years.
The Arthur of that article stated he gave his wife 15 min of training and she has had no complaints. So just a little education and most people will have no problems using Windows 8. "Windows 8 For Dummies" is on sale now.

Jim
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22 Oct 2012   #4

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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.
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22 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

My only complaint about the Windows 8 Metro UI is the lack of folders (like iOS and Android) to put the app icons in. It is, IMO much nicer than the start menu ever was. I say this as I am using Windows 8 Release Preview. It does take a bit to get used to some of the differences, but its worth it. I also showed it to a few other people who liked the simplicity of it.
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22 Oct 2012   #6

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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.
I'll second that, I've just watched half a dozen Win8 videos on youtube and it looks a certainty that I won't be buying it, well done Microsoft.
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22 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

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So just a little education and most people will have no problems using Windows 8. "Windows 8 For Dummies" is on sale now.
I am still working my through Windows 7 for Dummies...
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23 Oct 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tpau View Post
I'll second that, I've just watched half a dozen Win8 videos on youtube and it looks a certainty that I won't be buying it, well done Microsoft.

You and me both Tpau. In fact I recently bought a new Windows 7 computer for the specific purpose of avoiding W8.
Like you said; Well done Microsoft.
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23 Oct 2012   #9

Win7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
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So just a little education and most people will have no problems using Windows 8. "Windows 8 For Dummies" is on sale now.
I am still working my through Windows 7 for Dummies...
I just gave up
It's over my head
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23 Oct 2012   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Iforgot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
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So just a little education and most people will have no problems using Windows 8. "Windows 8 For Dummies" is on sale now.
I am still working my through Windows 7 for Dummies...
I just gave up
It's over my head
I'm at that point as well. You what they say, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks"!
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