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Windows 7: "Well below expectations" Windows 8 sales

18 Nov 2012   #11
gregrocker

 

Our role here will be more important than ever to reassert Win7 supremacy. Backing that is the unvarnished fact it is the best OS ever, still virtually in its infancy with anything worthwhile from 8 only needing importation via SP2.

Bookmark: DownUpgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

or just turn off Secure Boot and Bypass UEFI altogether: Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7


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18 Nov 2012   #12
beauparc

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I reckon Layback Bear is right. Surely to God someone should have realised that forcing an idiotic touchscreen on desktop users would alienate most people who have been happily using the desktop in Win7.

I would like to upgrade but I can't really be bothered wasting time making the OS run the way I want, not the way some spotty faced little herbert in programming thinks.

It can't be beyond Microsoft's ability to allow me to choose between a bunch of children's tiles or a plain desktop during installation.

Please MS, just let me boot directly to the desktop and I will upgrade tomorrow.
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18 Nov 2012   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
some spotty faced little herbert in programming
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18 Nov 2012   #14
gregrocker

 

This solves most of the ills, grafting on your same Win7 Start button and Menu, while toggling off (until you turn it back on) the Metro button wall with crApps: Windows 7 Start Menu for Windows 8

Then these replica gadgets replace another popular desktop feature inexplicably left out: 8GadgetPack - Gadgets for Windows 8

I cannot decide if it's actually faster without Metro loaded into RAM as stated. It seems to perform the same as Win7 but without the classier transparency.
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19 Nov 2012   #15
x BlueRobot

 

Quote:
some spotty faced little herbert in programming
I do programming too!
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19 Nov 2012   #16
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Maybe just a rumor or maybe the message is being heard...

With Sinofsky Gone, Start Menu Could Return to Windows 8
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19 Nov 2012   #17
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Maybe just a rumor or maybe the message is being heard...

With Sinofsky Gone, Start Menu Could Return to Windows 8
With classic shell, it did and so did it make 8 useable.


MS is a bit of a rudderless ship in the leader departments.
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19 Nov 2012   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
This solves most of the ills, grafting on your same Win7 Start button and Menu, while toggling off (until you turn it back on) the Metro button wall with crApps: Windows 7 Start Menu for Windows 8

Then these replica gadgets replace another popular desktop feature inexplicably left out: 8GadgetPack - Gadgets for Windows 8


I cannot decide if it's actually faster without Metro loaded into RAM as stated. It seems to perform the same as Win7 but without the classier transparency.
Just my point Greg. With 3rd party programs Windows 8 can be made more PC friendly. That should of been done by Microsoft from the get go.
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19 Nov 2012   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, but if I have to twist and tweak Windows 8 for getting Windows 7, what's the point in having it. Might as well stay on /7. And how many people are skilled enough to do the tweaking correctly.
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19 Nov 2012   #20
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Yeah, but if I have to twist and tweak Windows 8 for getting Windows 7, what's the point in having it. Might as well stay on /7. And how many people are skilled enough to do the tweaking correctly.
Exactly. Any actual improvements like with Explorer can be slipped into Win7 SP2. It can then remain the desktop OS. This is their way out. Stop trying to pry WIn7 off of PC's and out of users hands and finally recognize they have the best OS ever, still young and wildly popular.

Win8 is for tablets and phones, unless you want it on a desktop.
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