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Windows 7: Windows 8 is a one way street for consumer PC users

12 Nov 2012   #31
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Well, HP is already on the blink - I guess they will blink a bit more. Next year's PC sales will teach them.


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12 Nov 2012   #32
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

From the latest Z-net article: "In addition, HP still won't guarantee that they'll have Windows 7 drivers for its Windows 8 retail/consumer PCs."

This is so typical of HP. Don't hold your breath waiting on them to come up with the needed drivers.
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12 Nov 2012   #33
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

If you are a tiny bit technical ----Build your own PC.
I doubt that the motherboard or BIOS vendors will succumb to MS pressure. Let's hope that Intel and AMD are sensible.
Then run what you want on it and the components can be of a higher quality and lower cost.
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15 Nov 2012   #34
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I think a tutorial for intelligent troglodytes on how to retrofit Windows 8 to a Windows 7 functionality would have wide readership. It's probably a case of describing the various tools already out there???
I'm quite serious about this actually. We could all go our separate ways and repeat the same exercise or pool resources.
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15 Nov 2012   #35
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

I'll pull it together if no one else does since I was able to get a perfect replica Win7 start menu, make the Button Wall with all crApps disappear, have replica gadgets, etc., all perfectly stable, before deciding I might as well use Win7.

After two days back I can't honestly say that Win8 was that much faster when Metro is not loaded into RAM as suggested, but it felt like it at the time.

Tonight we solved the first case of the new Win8 PC with MS Secure BIOS lock causing cant install windows 7 in the preinstalled windows 8 laptop - Windows 7 Forums. It involved bypassing the EFI BIOS which has been vexing installs and repairs for months now.
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15 Nov 2012   #36
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

+1 for the tutorial idea. I'm likely going to use it a lot in the next years.
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15 Nov 2012   #37
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I'll pull it together if no one else does since I was able to get a perfect replica Win7 start menu, make the Button Wall with all crApps disappear, have replica gadgets, etc., all perfectly stable, before deciding I might as well use Win7.
I definately think this tutorial has your name on it Greg - go for it.
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15 Nov 2012   #38
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I'll pull it together if no one else does since I was able to get a perfect replica Win7 start menu, make the Button Wall with all crApps disappear, have replica gadgets, etc., all perfectly stable, before deciding I might as well use Win7.
Let us lazy sods hold him to it.
Seriously it would be of assistance to many.

I wonder why MS didn't design a Win 7 theme option for serious desktop users and provide the Win 8 interface for particular multimedia users (2 in one).
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15 Nov 2012   #39
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

They had to know this if they were even looking at the telemetry from the millions of preview users adding back the Start Menu. They had other priorities based on over-reaction to Ipad, wanting a low-priced locked-down touchscreen OS that sold lots of apps from the MS Store.

Failure to listen to previewers about how this ruins a productive desktop experience like Win7's is a disastrous miscalculation which will hopefully be corrected soon by the market - by at least giving upgrade rights to Win7 on new PC's which are now all being sold with Win8.

Then we should get Win7 SP2 with some Win8 explorer improvements. They did this when Vista was a disastrous resource hog initially. Win7 developments were rushed into SP1 to save Vista and to this day most don't even remember how bad it was.
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15 Nov 2012   #40
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Thanks Greg, for your bypass surgery, but I will never need it. (Only if I pass, I need a bypass )

Windows 8 is not a one-way street but a no-entry street for me.
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