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Windows 7: Windows 8 is so ugly

05 Dec 2012   #51

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Do you have links?
Maybe for the best free one or two you found?
I'll put together a lot more, but the solution I'm leaning towards is StartIsBack. It works out to be $1, but it does everything I want, with simple customization options. It allows booting right to the Desktop, so you'd never see the MetroUI unless you wanted to. - real start menu in Windows 8

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05 Dec 2012   #52
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

Thanks Deacon. Appreciated.
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05 Dec 2012   #53
Microsoft MVP


This is the actual Win7 Start Menu, grafted onto Eight at the same time it allows you to toggle off Metro gaining back the RAM it hogs: Windows 7 Start Menu for Windows 8.

It will prompt you for the 7 disk, but if you have a Dual Boot it will go find the 7 cache and even load your current Start Menu settings in seconds.
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05 Dec 2012   #54

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64

Why does everyone act like memory is an issue when practically everyone I know is operating on 4 to 8 gigs? I really just don't understand this. I personally have 16 and never use a 1/4 of it with the exception of VM which I don't use that much anymore.
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05 Dec 2012   #55
Microsoft MVP


This was explained by the app developer as a reason why 8 seems faster after grafting on the 7 Start Menu: when toggling off Metro it doesn't load it or the apps into RAM, nor have the Aero overhead of 7.

I am undecided as to whether it is faster. I prefer Win7 either way.
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05 Dec 2012   #56

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit

I guess if you are a big gamer you would need lots of memory, but otherwise most applications do not even use close to 4gigs
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05 Dec 2012   #57

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
I guess if you are a big gamer you would need lots of memory, but otherwise most applications do not even use close to 4gigs
I can count on one hand the number of games I know of that even would even do so.
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06 Dec 2012   #58

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, *W7 Prem. x64

I have the same feelings. They lost the right way... just for market's rules....
I don't know if people will love it...(never you know....!), I only hope the Ms team bring quickly W9....
About the "control" ....don't be dreamers.....there is enough control with w7 too....
I want and will stay with W7, but by the time they'll push us to know the story...
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06 Dec 2012   #59

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 retail

DeaconFrost, you made it look that everybody that complain over Windows 8 has not tried it, or has just tried one of the earlier versions. :)

Well, I have tried the latest free of the "before final release" versions (can't remember the name), and after it was released I in fact went to Microsoft website to buy a download upgrade of Windows 8 Pro. As I'm the proud owner of a XP and a Windows7 licence, I choosed to upgrade my XP licence, so I am totally legal in using both Windows 7 and windows 8.

When that said, I have had a numerous problems with Windows 8:
It is Ugly as he.. in desktop mode, and even uglier in Metro. No 3.par program can give me back areos! I use Classic shell to get a working start-menu, and to skip that ugly Metro. But windows is still full square, full blokcolor, and look as something from windows 98, IMHO

Very poor performance with USB 3.0 which I use as backup for running processes (there is now an unofficial workaround to get Windows 7 USB3.0 driver run in windows 8, but why should we have to do this? Intel won't make a new driver, they stated)

I use a program called SOUNDTAXI to convert wma files to mp3. That is making a terrible soundquality compared to using same method and program in windows 7.

Can't seem to get Intel Rapid Start to work stabil in windows 8. Works 100% in windows 7.

My InternetSecurity don't work 100% with Windows 8 (Kaspersky Internet Security 2013). It can't run with JAVA, nomatter which browser I use (tried IE10, Chrome and Firefox), and here in Denmark we NEED to use java, as all lockin to homebanking is done in JAVA. So either no IS or no homebanking when using Windows 8.

Why is Windows 8 starting to scroll sideways? I have a Page Up and a Page Down button on my keyboard to scroll up and down, but I don't have a Page Left and Page Right button??

In the first 3-4 weeks of owning Windows 8 I used it as my default OS (except when in homebank), but I get too annoyed with it. I'm back at Windows 7, and my games does NOT run slower in windows 7 than in windows 8, my project is still proccessed in the background without troubble in windows 7 and it is even backed up (using USB3.0), so I am one that have tried Windows 8 and found it too troubbled to like it. (I can't speak of Vista as I have never owned it)

Windows 8 Pro

Windows 7 Ultimate :)
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06 Dec 2012   #60

Windows 8 Professional x64

Did you happen to do an upgrade install or a clean install? It really does make a difference.

The rest of the topic... I'm just not going to bother commenting.
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