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06 Jun 2014   #41
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

That is bad news for folks who have been doing nicely charging £50 to help customers to upgrade to an os they want.

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Microsoft has asked us to no longer provide this in efforts to keep consumers from downgrading to Windows 7 or switching to Linux. We sincerely hope that you continue to enjoy and use windows 8.1



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06 Jun 2014   #42
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, sadly, I suspect Win 8 is the future of Windows. This is why is a few short years we'll talk about "those old Windows systems" while using Apple (ugh) or one of the many capable Linux distros.
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06 Jun 2014   #43
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
That is bad news for folks who have been doing nicely charging £50 to help customers to upgrade to an os they want.

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Microsoft has asked us to no longer provide this in efforts to keep consumers from downgrading to Windows 7 or switching to Linux. We sincerely hope that you continue to enjoy and use windows 8.1
Just like the Windows 8 preview Start menu fiasco.

This sort of behaviour is one of the reasons that MS is despised as a company.
"You'll do it our way and like it ... OR ELSE!"

Nice Heinlein quote, SIW2.
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08 Jun 2014   #44
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

it seems W7 gained even more marketshare in May.

I'm really wondering why all the people had purchased W7 licenses and install it now and not years ago?
I was a die-hard W7 desktop users until a while ago. but then I used W8.1 at work on surface Pro. My mom also has a new laptop with W8 and after I upgraded her to 8.1 and installed Classicshell I have to say it is quite nice, looks like W7, but under the hood it is improved. If I purchased a license now, it would be W8. Obviously I'm not tossing my current W7 licenses and pay money for new ones. but if I had to buy a new license anyway, it would be W8.

I think the W8 problem is that people used W8 without classicshell and the Metro screen scared everyone away (even on tablet I boot to desktop and never use Metro, I'm not a 3 year old toddler!). Had MS enabled boot-to-desktop and added the start-menu like in W7, it would have been a successful continuation of W7 and 90% of users would have been happy (100% happiness impossible, someone always likes W98 or vista better....)
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08 Jun 2014   #45
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Sooner or later Microsoft is going to figure out something that has been known for 1000's of years...
And I've told you a million times not to exaggerate!
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08 Jun 2014   #46
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
No idea why this has turned into a personal thread.

Irrelevant if I like it or not. It is still not selling.
And there is the entire point!

This reminds me of the Studebaker Avanti. It was one heck of a car, well engineered and well built, with a radical new body style (that I personally liked). It didn't sell, however, partially due to Studebaker's tarnished reputation (remember the model you couldn't tell which way it was going to go when parked?) but mostly because it was too radically different from other cars of its era; the public wasn't ready for it yet. Yet, pretty much all of its innovative features were later incorporated in later vehicles, such as the short rear hood and long front hood that the Ford Mustang later had a resounding success with, the low compression engine designed to work with supercharging to bring the compression back up to "normal", giving far more power and better fuel mileage, that has reappeared as turbocharging in most smaller gasoline engines today (and even in pickup trucks; look at F150's Ecoboost), and more luxurious interiors.
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08 Jun 2014   #47
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
...Next screen asks me to sign to my Microsoft account, which I do not want to use in this machine, so naturally I select what Windows documentation asks me to select at this point:
Attachment 320502
Which brings me to screen where I can tell Windows I want to continue using my existing (local) account:
Attachment 320501...
And there is one place where Win 8 loses me. I can't have a M$ account because to do so, M$ DEMANDS that I have all my cookies enabled; not just M$'s cookies but ALL cookies! It's my darned computer and I will determine whose cookies get put on it, not M$!
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08 Jun 2014   #48
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Folks I will in a short post try to explain.

My poke and go phrase came from watching Microsoft commercials and the opinion I gathered by watching them.
In my opinion Microsoft is reaching out for such people. (poke and go)

That does not mean that you can't use Windows 8.xx on a desktop or any way you please to. Many use it on their desktop and like it.

I have never seen a Microsoft commercial that show the use of a mouse and or keyboard. All the commercials show touch screens so I must assume that is the crowd Microsoft is reaching out for.

Is Windows 8.xx much more than a touch screen; absolutely and lots of members here have proven that.

Watch Microsoft's commercials and make your own opinion on who Microsoft is reaching out for with Windows 8.xx.
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08 Jun 2014   #49
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I am unsubscribing this thread after posting this, for as I said these arguments are IMO pointless.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
To me it still takes longer to do simple tasks.
Name a few "simple tasks" that takes more time to do in Eight that in Seven.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Windows 8 should be re-named windows mobile or something, and then have windows 9 be the full desktop/laptop experience.
Total BS. Windows 8 is just as much a PC OS than Seven, only difference being it has added functionality.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
I don't need every app taking up my entire screen. I want to multitask. Yes you can snap apps, yes you can resize. But everything is ridiculous giant and cumbersome. It speaks volumes that it has such as low market-share as it does.
The stupidest BS argument I have ever heard of. If you do not like Store Apps and how they behave, you do not have to use nor see them ever again. The same if you do not like the Start Screen, boot to desktop and never use Start Screen again. Multitask with desktop apps exactly as you do with Windows Seven.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Previous versions is a perfect example. It is a fantastic tool and is gone and replaced with the dumber file history. That requires a external hard drive hooked up at all times to restore previous versions of files. What good is that? Why make it harder to do something?
Again BS. File history does not require an external HDD. For example I am using a separate partition in my system disk for it.

Over and out,

Kari
What was the point of asking those questions if you are going to unsubscribe and not be around to see the answers?
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08 Jun 2014   #50
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
...Next screen asks me to sign to my Microsoft account, which I do not want to use in this machine, so naturally I select what Windows documentation asks me to select at this point:
Attachment 320502
Which brings me to screen where I can tell Windows I want to continue using my existing (local) account:
Attachment 320501...
And there is one place where Win 8 loses me. I can't have a M$ account because to do so, M$ DEMANDS that I have all my cookies enabled; not just M$'s cookies but ALL cookies! It's my darned computer and I will determine whose cookies get put on it, not M$!
Did you misread or misunderstand my post? Steps I described in the post you quote tell exactly how NOT to use Microsoft Account but use (or in case of upgrading 8 to 8.1) continue using a local account with absolutely no email address, Microsoft or any other connected to it. Exactly the same as the local user account in Windows 7.
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