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

12 Mar 2013   #321
brotherboard

Windows 10 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Windows XP .........MS were telling us don't clutter your desktop with icons use the start menu.
forward to Win 8 Start menu's are bad mojo use icons or "tiles" or "apps".

Thanks but no thanks.
Win 8 looks like a kindergarten eye candy type device.


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12 Mar 2013   #322
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

I swear to go I've had 3 nightmares about my computer installing windows 8 on it's own.
No idea why.

I'm worried.
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12 Mar 2013   #323
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erick Aguilar View Post
I swear to go I've had 3 nightmares about my computer installing windows 8 on it's own.
No idea why.

I'm worried.
Don't worry. Over night, put it in the oven. That is a Faraday cage and won't let the intruders in. But don't turn the oven on.
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12 Mar 2013   #324
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brotherboard View Post
Windows XP .........MS were telling us don't clutter your desktop with icons use the start menu.
forward to Win 8 Start menu's are bad mojo use icons or "tiles" or "apps".

Thanks but no thanks.
Win 8 looks like a kindergarten eye candy type device.
I know where they got the idea from .... I get one every year, and there's usually a chocy behind each tile, but no such luck with win8

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12 Mar 2013   #325
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erick Aguilar View Post
I swear to go I've had 3 nightmares about my computer installing windows 8 on it's own.
No idea why.

I'm worried.
Don't worry. Over night, put it in the oven. That is a Faraday cage and won't let the intruders in. But don't turn the oven on.
I keep mine in the Microwave and set it to go every 15 seconds every 4 hours just to make
sure I zap all the back door intruders.
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12 Mar 2013   #326
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, the start menu reminds me the Advent Calendars when I was a kid. Each morning you could open a tile (door). But at least there was chocolate behind the tile.

More here: http://www.eightforums.com/chillout-...chocolate.html
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12 Mar 2013   #327
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Am having a go at making batch file to make your own 7sp2 install media.

You will neeed an install dvd - and you need to d/l the updates ( I will explain where from and which ones - it is pretty easy .

Just run the batch as admin and it does the job for you. It takes a while putting the updates in - then it will make the iso. You can go away for lunch and let is do it's thing.
SP2? The latest I have been hearing is that 7 might not even see any SP2. That hasn't been officially confirmed or denied by MS however. Time will tell while 7 now is almost late except for XP seeing that version's SP2(2004) 3yrs. after the old version's launch back in 2001. 7 has already passed the 3yr. mark by 5 months. XP launched in January 2001 compared to 7's launch in October 2009.

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It is quite funny over at eight forums. It is a bit like being the only sober one in the pub.

Small bunch over there make a lot of noise, but can't talk any sense.

Wolfgang knows what I mean.
If you post anything less than fawning praise, prepared to be shouted at by rabid fanboys.

Generally they don't even read what you actually post.
You get torn up simply posting the facts by some over there real fast. Some are relatively new to Windows apparently and looking at the new MS "eye candy" never having started off with dos, 3.1, 9x, etc. and are likely accustomed to texting their buddies on their smart phones never having spend all those years running desktop machines.

The facts that can't simply be avoided is precisely just what MS did in not working out a new look for the desktop but only slapping the Windows RT gui on an updated Windows core to make 8 look the same as the new tablet version of Windows. Someone thought it would look nice at the sacrifice of a working desktop OS. "And then the 3rd party opportunists saw their chance when the software giant stumbled once more to..."

Not only does 88 suffer from a gui mishap but is now a Windows stripped down in size with features and the extra WMP support like codecs removed. Sure it starts up faster when you get closer to the CE type of embedded Windows for smart books with less to offer for the desktop to some extent.

Now speaking about seeing some "Normalcy"? in 8 just another "blog on the rocks" as far as the new version is concerned but does point out the call for 3rd party apps. Start8 and ModernMix -- Windows 8's last, best hope for normality on the desktop

Actually I just got done slapping Classic Shell onto a rather new 8 laptop a week ago when the original owner got sick of 8 fast and sold it half price to a friend!
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12 Mar 2013   #328
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Here is something I found. What goes around comes around:


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12 Mar 2013   #329
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Don't you just love it the way MS is pushing the already often too well familiar crapwares with large buttons?!

"Here this is what your new pc will look like! Take it or take it the way it is but you will..." The end result is seeing it backfire in their faces when people simply get either turned off before or after they get into 8.
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12 Mar 2013   #330
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If at least it would treat us with chocolate like my version: Microsoft forgot the chocolate
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