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Windows 7: More Than 3 Out of 4 Enthusiasts Reject Windows 8

18 Jul 2013   #1491
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Jim I am personally quite paranoid especially with money and I couldn't do without my Safe money with KISS hence my still wanting it.

The WMP issue well I don't know apart from that fix by Dave and Brink it is a mystery and must have come over with the original 7 set up because it has only music that I would have put on.

I only tried 8 really out of curiosity and the upgrade because it was cheap and the preview was like some spy story trying to get it.

Mart the speed I think a lot of it is cos I use a fair bit of the optimisation tutorial settings plus that SanDisk is definitely quicker with 8 than 7 with that (7) it was like watching doggy do doos go white in the sun waiting for it to do much at all. Anyway now it beats my Ivy Bridge set up by at least 12 seconds into the boot screen and that old girl is really my main machine the Sandy lags by another 2 seconds to that.
Personally I am not into all that touch screen rubbish I cannot see the point and beside s it is a dirty habit as is I suppose the KB and mouse is but at least I don't have to see through the grot on them.

Siggy I am sorry for you because it seems like you have been caught with a sneaky manufacturing ploy with that SSD that is in my book - wrong and means if it goes bung for example you have to have that drive or nothing. Pretty unethical practice but trouble is - legal

8 to me I think M$ has gone away from the easy to use system that 7 is and tried to haul in the yuppy population with fancy features like touch screen stuff. Thankfully I only have it on my main laptop and my 7 is a drive swap away to get 7 back on - thank heaven for cloning


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18 Jul 2013   #1492
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Siggy I am sorry for you because it seems like you have been caught with a sneaky manufacturing ploy with that SSD that is in my book - wrong and means if it goes bung for example you have to have that drive or nothing. Pretty unethical practice but trouble is - legal
Well my laptop (Asus Zenbook Prime) comes with either the SanDisk, or Adata SSD. In this instance the one you want is the Adata. Unfortunately there's no way to tell what drive the notebook has until you open the box; once that's done, you can't return it

Anyway I knew of this issue before I bought the notebook but hoped mine would come with the Adata; instead I got the SanDisk. Oh well, at least it's still an SSD drive, and outside of benchmarks, performance is really good for what I do.

BTW 8 gives me a WEI score of 8.1 on the drive which is kind of low considering 8's WEI scores go all the way to 9.9
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18 Jul 2013   #1493
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hum my WEI is 6.7 but that is all based on the graphics RAM CPU etc the drive is 7.6 but I am never going to get higher as the machine is now just on 4 years old.

But it suffices for what I need it for as the boot speed and net connection speed are my main concerns.
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18 Jul 2013   #1494
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 

That another feature Microsoft decided to delete in Windows 8.1 WEI!
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18 Jul 2013   #1495
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Hum my WEI is 6.7 but that is all based on the graphics RAM CPU etc the drive is 7.6 but I am never going to get higher as the machine is now just on 4 years old.

But it suffices for what I need it for as the boot speed and net connection speed are my main concerns.
Well the 8.1 I quoted was just the drive. Overall, my score is 5.6 due to the Intel graphics.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PaulGo View Post
That another feature Microsoft decided to delete in Windows 8.1 WEI!
Yeah I notice 8.1 is missing the WEI score. Not sure if this was an oversight or Microsoft plans on getting rid of it permanently.

Really haven't gotten to play too much with 8.1 as it's on my VM machine, while 8 is on my laptop. Didn't want to put 8.1 on my laptop just yet.
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18 Jul 2013   #1496
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Actually I don't really read a lot into the WEI myself the laptop is blazing at twice the speed it was with 7 that is all I know.

Having said that if it were not for the Stardock8 screen I would be back in 7 with the laptop.
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18 Jul 2013   #1497
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm just running Windows 8 Pro straight out of the box. No mods or add-ins. I stay mainly on the desktop though.

Anyway I like 8, and the OS isn't as bad as some make it out to be, especially once you get past the Metro screen.

My two cents.
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18 Jul 2013   #1498
x BlueRobot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
I'm just running Windows 8 Pro straight out of the box. No mods or add-ins. I stay mainly on the desktop though.

Anyway I like 8, and the OS isn't as bad as some make it out to be, especially once you get past the Metro screen.

My two cents.


There are some good features, but I prefer to stay with Windows 7 until support ends, but it could be extended again if people are stubborn, like they were with Windows XP.
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18 Jul 2013   #1499
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 

Quote:
Microsoft: Is this Steve Ballmer's last throw of the dice?


...Its last great bet was on Windows 8, a radical reinvention of its iconic operating system, designed to allow people to flip easily between tablets and PCs.

It was a disaster, both in the timing and the execution. Microsoft had started courting a tablet audience too late, and simultaneously alienated its longstanding customers who were still wedded to the old Windows style.

...But the question that is still plaguing many analysts was why has Microsoft not done more, and why is Mr Ballmer still in place after its catalogue of recent failures. He famously has Mr Gates’ backing, not to mention a huge tranche of Microsoft shares, But even so, it is hard to think of other technology chiefs that would have ridden out the disasters he has.

“I can’t see any other company in the industry where a chief executive would have been given as much time and as many new chances,” says a source. “He hasn’t made the mobile phone work. He hasn’t made Windows 8 work as well as it was supposed to.”

It might be a surprise that he has remained in position this far, but one thing seems clear: while this is unlikely to be Microsoft’s last rodeo, it is Mr Ballmer’s last big roll of the dice.
Microsoft: Is this Steve Ballmer's last throw of the dice? - Telegraph
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19 Jul 2013   #1500
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PaulGo View Post
Quote:
Microsoft: Is this Steve Ballmer's last throw of the dice?


...Its last great bet was on Windows 8, a radical reinvention of its iconic operating system, designed to allow people to flip easily between tablets and PCs.

It was a disaster, both in the timing and the execution. Microsoft had started courting a tablet audience too late, and simultaneously alienated its longstanding customers who were still wedded to the old Windows style.

...But the question that is still plaguing many analysts was why has Microsoft not done more, and why is Mr Ballmer still in place after its catalogue of recent failures. He famously has Mr Gates’ backing, not to mention a huge tranche of Microsoft shares, But even so, it is hard to think of other technology chiefs that would have ridden out the disasters he has.

“I can’t see any other company in the industry where a chief executive would have been given as much time and as many new chances,” says a source. “He hasn’t made the mobile phone work. He hasn’t made Windows 8 work as well as it was supposed to.”

It might be a surprise that he has remained in position this far, but one thing seems clear: while this is unlikely to be Microsoft’s last rodeo, it is Mr Ballmer’s last big roll of the dice.
Microsoft: Is this Steve Ballmer's last throw of the dice? - Telegraph
Hum I liked the mention of the tribute to the incredible people by this fellow they thought up Vista and now this Metro stuff well if that is incredible I'll eat my socks.
I am with sygnus take away those flaming panels and yes the easy to use format as per the 7 and the speed is great. Not overly impressed with those silly free apps and all that but all in all once use to is usable.
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