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

11 Mar 2013   #281
phillipduran

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
One of the real reasons was so that you would constantly have to go to the Metro screen and thus be exposed to the deluge of Live Tile ads that will soon be appearing (if W8 is successful).

When MS found out that people were using a Registry hack to restore the Start Menu (in W8 DP) they DELIBERATELY stripped the code out of the subsequent versions.

There is no reason that MS couldn't have achieved their so-called unified UI experience without removing the Start button (and replacing it with an invisible hotspot).
Wow, that's nuts, but that makes so much sense.

Ads, that was the link to this puzzle I've been missing. As they say, follow the money.


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11 Mar 2013   #282
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Not just ads.

Bing apps. are on there - bing is struggling.

Going to the store etc - skydrive - leads to other online stuff.

They want you up there - using their stuff and paying subscrioptions.

Keep shoving it at the users - they will bite.

Bit by bit - like boiling a frog.
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11 Mar 2013   #283
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I don't like to be a frog, LOL.
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11 Mar 2013   #284
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
When MS found out that people were using a Registry hack to restore the Start Menu (in W8 DP) they DELIBERATELY stripped the code out of the subsequent versions.
Is this really correct. If so MS need a management consultant to tell them the perils of "Group Think".

So is it impossible to retrofit a Start menu now for W8?
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11 Mar 2013   #285
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
When MS found out that people were using a Registry hack to restore the Start Menu (in W8 DP) they DELIBERATELY stripped the code out of the subsequent versions.
Is this really correct. If so MS need a management consultant to tell them the perils of "Group Think".

So is it impossible to retrofit a Start menu now for W8?
You can still retrofit it with this app (forgot the name). I never bothered because I hardly ever use Windows 8.
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11 Mar 2013   #286
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Lots of 3rd party start menus have popped up to cater to the demand.

Even the oem's are making them.

3 dozen last time I looked. A few free ones - several are cheap 3-5 bucks.

Some are making tens of millions of dollars, even at 5 bucks a license. I think stardock have made $30m on theirs alone. I bet thay can't believe they have been handed this goldmine.

That tells you something.
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11 Mar 2013   #287
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That may be a problem though. If M$ suddenly decided to reintroduce the Start menu, these guys that make millions may not be amused. M$ may have painted themselves into a corner.
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11 Mar 2013   #288
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Do you think M$ would even care?
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11 Mar 2013   #289
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Exactly. They have made a packet now - damn lucky to get the chance.

I have no idea how big stardock is. If they are just a handful of people - they are set up for life.

If MS thinks they will benefit from putting in a new start menu, they will.

Stardock are also making something else which looks like it will sell well. It is for making apps. run windowed on the desktop - instead of annoyingly covering up the whole screen.

If MS can get a decent number to buy 8/blue - then it is much bigger maket for stardock to sell their other stuff to.
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11 Mar 2013   #290
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 

If they don't care about their customers why would they care about the vendors? It appears they only thing that may influence Microsoft if the bottom line. If enough customers reject Windows 8 they may make reinstate the start menu. It appear customer rejection of Office 365 cause Microsoft to change its policy of only allowing an install one one computer without the possibility of a transfer.

The problem is this is leaving me with a very bad impression of Microsoft's business practices, since it is conveying to me a customer be damned attitude.
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