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

13 Mar 2013   #331
Night Hawk

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

Haa. That's a good one! whs Tell her to keep up the good work!


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16 Mar 2013   #332
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 

Quote:
Windows 8 In The Path of Danger Failure

...Of course, the new Windows 8 is packed with a lot of new features, but other than the new looks & that touch interface there’s nothing innovative at all in it. In fact, it has only made the once easy user platform into a mess with all those live tiles system.


For instance, the “Metro design language” is suitable for the Windows Phone but Microsoft was wrong to think that it will improve the desktop experience. In fact, it has turned the PC into a big smartphone.
Full article at:

Windows 8 In The Path of Danger Failure - UltraTechTalk | Latest Technology in Health, Electronics, Space
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16 Mar 2013   #333
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yep.

Desktop users seem to be rejecting a mobile phone ui being thrust at them.

The cost of touchscreen devices puts people off.

Bottom line, there are penalties to 8. Metro annoyance and higher cost in dollars.

People won't mind the phone interface being thrown in - if there is no penalty. That means - it needs to be an option , and they don't want to pay extra dollars either.
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16 Mar 2013   #334
JoBo

Moving from 32 bit XP to 32 and 64 7
 
 

In January I built a new PC with a 240 gb SSD, quad core i7 cpu, Asus mb and 16 gb of ram and bought a "system builder's" copy of Win8

What a friggin mistake getting 8 was, I hate it. I've installed "Classic View" but that's just a stop gap. I wonder what it would cost me to "upgrade" to Win7?
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16 Mar 2013   #335
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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16 Mar 2013   #336
Element7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I only ever tried using windows 8 on display models in PC shops and didnt like it. Windows 7 is still my favorite.
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16 Mar 2013   #337
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Maybe ask MS if you can change it.

They might - I understand they normally do within 30 days - it has been longer, but you could say you were trying to like it, so they may.

There is a toll free number - dunno what it is for your country.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JoBo View Post
In January I built a new PC with a 240 gb SSD, quad core i7 cpu, Asus mb and 16 gb of ram and bought a "system builder's" copy of Win8

What a friggin mistake getting 8 was, I hate it. I've installed "Classic View" but that's just a stop gap. I wonder what it would cost me to "upgrade" to Win7?
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16 Mar 2013   #338
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 whs View Post
I've been finding the upgrade media priced for about $70-$75 which include both 32bit and 64bit media over paying out $100 for one single disk or license even. I put a clean install of the Pro edition on the second case built here last summer after seeing what 8 looked like and deciding a no go there and later not as a second OS either.
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16 Mar 2013   #339
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I've been finding the upgrade media priced for about $70-$75 which include both 32bit and 64bit media over paying out $100 for one single disk or license even. I put a clean install of the Pro edition on the second case built here last summer after seeing what 8 looked like and deciding a no go there and later not as a second OS either.
Interesting, where did you get that. And is it workable for replacing Windows 8.
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16 Mar 2013   #340
theveterans

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I'll definitely buy 2 of these OEM Windows 7 before they run out. One main reason I won't upgrade to 8 is due to some essential programs (chemical process simulation software for example) that are required for my classes aren't even compatible with 8, even when forced to run in compatibility mode. I also dislike the idea to install 3rd party programs just to make Windows 8 function like 7. Lastly, Windows 8 Explorer looks ugly as heck, and it feels like I'm using Windows 1.0 from 1985. Honestly, I don't even see a benefit from upgrading to 8 especially if you have a decent hardware. From what I researched, 8's improvements are only miniscule and unnoticable on any modern hardware.
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