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

05 Aug 2013   #1621
TheDarkSide

Windows7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Make Windows 8 LOOK & FEEL like Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
It seems Windows 7 is here to stay, wherever Microsoft want Windows 7 to stay or not, Windows 8's UI has become too touchscreen orientated, and I've even struggled to find files and programs Windows 8 due to the metro Start Menu.
Windows 8 actually HAS a function that allows you to Make it act and FEEL like Windows 7,
if you are comfortable with Windows 7.

I don't know why people aren't telling others about this, but the way to do it is Simple.
Either go to the Help menu on your Windows 8 or
follow this link and follow the instructions.

(if you are paying for a program to change your Windows 8 to look like Windows 7, you are getting cheated )
How to make Windows 8 look like Windows 7 | Reviews | CNET UK

Or simply install the "Classic Shell" from here:
http://www.classicshell.net/


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05 Aug 2013   #1622
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Or just use Windows 7 if you've already got it.
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05 Aug 2013   #1623
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
I agree with what you say Jim but mate des this mean that we who have recently taken up 8 will have to shell out more for the 8.1 or do you think it will come as an update? I hope so cos I have spent enough time and money already.

Personally how I have mine set up now is fine by me it has turned my old Ford model 10 laptop into a Ferrari!
Hi there
it will be a FREE update.

Just a reminder -- Windows 8 is being replaced by Windows 8.1 as a FREE upgrade around the end of the year when W8 will stop getting updates etc. W8 is now essentially "deprecated" so venom and vitriol on what is now a defunct OS is a waste of time . W8.1 is available for preview testing (Free) if you want to see for yourselves - IE11 has issues as I've said but try W8.1 -- you might be surprised.

All the discussions on W8 start screen etc should be reviewed in the light of the NEW W8.1 features --pointed out by me in about three posts back in this thread so a lot of the stuff about METRO, endless scrolling on the START screen and not being able to boot straight to the desktop are now TOTALLY REDUNDANT and DEAD. You can configure it up so you NEVER HAVE TO LOOK AT A METRO SCREEN AGAIN if you want and you can disable the corner navigation too.

By all means raise concerns about 8.1 but don't trouble yourselves with W8 any more. BUT READ the difference in navigation and how applications (desktop type) are installed in W8.1 before jumping to conclusions --it's DIFFERENT to W8.

Cheers
jimbo
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05 Aug 2013   #1624
TheDarkSide

Windows7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Windows 7 on 8

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
Or just use Windows 7 if you've already got it.
Yeah, well the info was for people who are HAVE Windows 8 , and are unhappy with it.

Not for others to just make smart alecy remarks. thanx anyways.
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05 Aug 2013   #1625
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheDarkSide
Yeah, well the info was for people who are HAVE Windows 8 , and are unhappy with it.

Not for others to just make smart alecy remarks. thanx anyways.
It wasn't smart alecy. Your post wasn't very clear that it was for people with Windows 8 and don't like it as opposed to advocating people move from 7 to 8.

You're welcome.
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05 Aug 2013   #1626
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 TheDarkSide View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
It seems Windows 7 is here to stay, wherever Microsoft want Windows 7 to stay or not, Windows 8's UI has become too touchscreen orientated, and I've even struggled to find files and programs Windows 8 due to the metro Start Menu.
Windows 8 actually HAS a function that allows you to Make it act and FEEL like Windows 7,
if you are comfortable with Windows 7.

I don't know why people aren't telling others about this, but the way to do it is Simple.
Either go to the Help menu on your Windows 8 or
follow this link and follow the instructions.

(if you are paying for a program to change your Windows 8 to look like Windows 7, you are getting cheated )
How to make Windows 8 look like Windows 7 | Reviews | CNET UK

Or simply install the "Classic Shell" from here:
Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements
Look I agree with you entirely I use 8 in the 7 style and I have no problem with it I actually found the laptop works ten times faster with the 8 than 7 - 5 secs boot and 1 sec shutdown as opposed to around 30 secs boot and 20 shut down. I am not a lover of the Metro muck I just like the speed it is in reality no different than 7 in use.
A lot of fuss about not much at all really I use 7 on the other machines and am about to go to 8 on the Sandy Bridge so I shall have the best of both worlds if one sees a difference at all
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05 Aug 2013   #1627
Wrend

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit, Debian GNU/Linux 64bit (virtual machine on a RAM drive)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheDarkSide View Post
Windows 8 actually HAS a function that allows you to Make it act and FEEL like Windows 7,
if you are comfortable with Windows 7.
So it gets you the normal functional Start pop up menu back and you don't have to navigate through the Start screen and side menus?

I use my Start menu primarily for system programs that I put there, running programs with command tags, and expanded Control Panel.

I don't use desktop icons, but instead use custom pup up menus from the Taskbar for links, user files, programs, and storage devices. Works great for me, even on my Nexus 7 tablet.
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05 Aug 2013   #1628
ICIT2LOL

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

Well for what it is worth here is my 8 desktop couldn't be more like 7 really.


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05 Aug 2013   #1629
x BlueRobot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Well for what it is worth here is my 8 desktop couldn't be more like 7 really.
Windows 7 SP2?
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05 Aug 2013   #1630
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 x BlueRobot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Well for what it is worth here is my 8 desktop couldn't be more like 7 really.
Windows 7 SP2?
Got me there Harry the SP2 what the dickens is that? I can't find anything on Google re that
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