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Windows 7: "Well below expectations" Windows 8 sales


19 Nov 2012   #21

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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.
I fully agree. In a few weeks their will be baskets full of tweaks for Windows 8 to make it work on a PC. Why would one move to Windows 8 then sort through all the tweaks when you are all ready using Windows 7. What would be the purpose to such a move.

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20 Nov 2012   #22

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)
 
 

I use windows 7 and im very happy.. its good user experience right out of the box.
I decided to try windows 8 i had pc that i dont do work with and thought maybe that would be good way to learn and maybe give a chance to windows 8.. i bought upgrade version thats very cheap.
Install went with problems got blue sceens (quite fast blue sceen experience i would say ), and because i was installing upgrade (more like donwgrade) version and clean install i was formating windows 7 prior to install.. so had to reinstall (windows 7 intall was without any problems) windows 7 every time windows 8 blue screened and said you have to redo all the installation because it was failure. after tweaking bios and some other changes i managed to get windows 8 running.. and i really tried to like it but first thing i baught was start 8.. and i dont regret it that was 5$ well spent.... and after that i find windows 8 useable.. but the feeling is there why the hell i need 3rd party software to make os UI useable.. there is that feelin of not clean MS ui still hanging.. and the metro apps that are still there comes out from time to time to remind me its not tablet i want multitasking with windows (metro is windows without windows). and default metro apps is crap that i feel was rushed.. for example the mail app its like some kind of joke you cant access any advanced settings like where to store email messages on your computer so you can backup ir or do any thing advanced.. and it takes all screen. Its good maybe for phone to check mail from time to time but not work with important mail. Windows vista had quite good mail application.
im sorry if that is too much windows 8 rant for today but i feel somehow dirty after using windows 8.. why do i need 3rd paty app to use os.. i undesrstand that microsoft wants to push their store because they get money from apps sold that way.. but why make apps there metro only not desktop friendly.. all i want is program running in resizable window with close minimize maximize buttons.
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20 Nov 2012   #23

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

I've already had two OP's two that have had BSODs with Windows 8, one at the moment, seems to be having some issues with avast! and Windows 8; they said their previous Windows 7 installation had no problems.

A another good point for Windows 7 then?
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20 Nov 2012   #24
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

But that may be a faulty implementation in Avast. When OEM programs cause BSODs, you never know who is at fault.
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20 Nov 2012   #25
Microsoft MVP

 

Another reason to avoid Avast in favor of MSE.
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20 Nov 2012   #26

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

If someone was to upgrade to Win8 - whatever version - and then found that it wasn't suitable, would it be possible to sell the key to someone else? Or could one keep the key and use it when/if Win8 evolves into a better build?
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20 Nov 2012   #27
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

With a retail version you do what you want. It is your commodity.

An OEM version, once installed on a PC, has to stay with that PC.
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20 Nov 2012   #28

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

OK, many thanks for that.
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20 Nov 2012   #29

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
I've already had two OP's two that have had BSODs with Windows 8, one at the moment, seems to be having some issues with avast! and Windows 8; they said their previous Windows 7 installation had no problems.

A another good point for Windows 7 then?
It looks like you are not alone with Win 8 Avast BSOD issues.
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=108441.0

Maybe consider Greg's advice?
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Another reason to avoid Avast in favor of MSE.
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20 Nov 2012   #30

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Since getting into computers starting with Window 95a, I've beta tested one version or another of Windows OS up till Windows 7. Windows 8 is the first OS I've not touched. Downloaded the preview version, but never even put it on disc, let alone installed it.

Now I am planning about getting a copy of Pro while it's still at 39 bucks, but I've no idea when I'll install it. Which gets to my next point... If I install it on a virtual machine, which virtual software is best for it?

Thanks.
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