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Windows 8 is the first OS that made me downgrade


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#16 Boz

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 05:25

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And I'll tell you.. I installed Windows 8 Professional x64 OEM and I'm already doing a clean USB format with Windows 7. Windows 7 is fantastic. This one is total miss. Truly makes me ask, does ANYONE at Microsoft have ANY FREAKING taste at all.

They should have really made all the previous wishlists for true desktop system and really make it awesome and beautiful and just keep Metro for tablets and stuff.

I think Metro style interface on Xbox, mobile and tablets works great. But to push desktop to this is pretty poor judgment and design decision. Even classic desktop view looks pretty bad. Aero Theme looks like piece of art compared to this.


#17 DKAngel

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 05:27

i dont think ill go back to 7, i never used the start menu anways and from what ive been doing i sit mostly on the desktop and dont use metro much at all its not in my way just wish they would sell keys allready damnit

#18 Michael Churma III

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 05:30

I agree no way will business going to upgrade to this. The OS will be great on tablets and that is about it. I am running it because I have to know how it ins and outs to support my clients. I found that in the RTM they released, the backup program shows Windows 7 File recovery too, not sure if they intended this or not. If not hah pretty bad mistake to forget to change the backup name to Windows 8 File Recovery.

#19 The Dark Knight

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 05:40

I found that in the RTM they released, the backup program shows Windows 7 File recovery too, not sure if they intended this or not. If not hah pretty bad mistake to forget to change the backup name to Windows 8 File Recovery.


Really?! Bloody HELL!! They focused so much on that Metro crap and how to p*** people off that they forgot QC!

#20 Deihmos

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 05:40

They should have really made all the previous wishlists for true desktop system and really make it awesome and beautiful and just keep Metro for tablets and stuff.


That's something I don't get it. Why would they force this tablet UI on desktop users...it makes no sense. They could have made metro optional.

#21 +Anarkii

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 05:45

I've been saying it since Metro was introduced... "Welcome to Windows Millennium edition part 2". Windows 8 will be the biggest flop on desktop computing since ME.

On tablets it works great, but on the desktop with a mouse and keyboard, it absolutely sucks. Microsoft can only rectify this by releasing a non-metro version with 8's underlying enhancements to explorer and other things.

i will bet my Subscriber2 on it.

#22 code65536

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 05:47

They should have made metro optional.

Fixed that for you.

#23 still1

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 05:48

Not going to upgrade my 4 PC's to 8... will stick with 7

#24 Vice

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 05:53

I tried the RTM yesterday evening and I have to say this is the worst thing Microsoft have ever done by far. There is no reason at all for me to upgrade to this. I mean really what new features are there? A new UI on Explorer? Task Manager? Metro? Is that all? This OS is a total joke.

This OS feels like Microsoft throwing us under the bus (pre-existing users of Windows) to try and get in to the tablet market. Leveraging their desktop monopoly to give developers incentive to make Metro apps because they know that without that large desktop market share developers will find it difficult to find reasons to invest in making Metro apps. Why develop for a tablet that will only capture 1 maybe 2% of the market?

And well on the desktop it just sucks. It doesn't work man, giant UI buttons, 2D boxes, removal of the start menu. We use keyboards and mice on our desktops not fat fingers. This whole UI just doesn't work and it feels unfinished, half baked, confused about what it is. The fact it has two separate environments for a start just adds an extra layer of complexity to an already confused operating system.

I really fail to understand how Microsoft ever thought this was a good idea. I mean really.. who is running things over there?

"Hey guys I got a great idea, let's take the UI that hasn't got even garnered 2% share on mobile after a year in the market and put it on our main Windows product! Nothing could go wrong with that! - Also lets spend practically all our time porting that UI over and offer almost no other new features - No Time Machine, iTunes or iCloud competitor, no one needs those anyways what they need is giant boxes and an extra toolbox in Explorer!"

#25 code65536

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 05:57

I really fail to understand how Microsoft ever thought this was a good idea. I mean really.. who is running things over there?

The same clowns who sunk $6 billion into buying an advertising company only to make a complete loss on it?

Microsoft has been sliding downhill ever since Ballmer took over for Gates. The difference is that Gates is an engineer who actually understands technology and has a vision. Most importantly, he understood software. Ballmer's no Gates.

#26 kaotic

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:00

I like the OS so far. I don't have a problem with it at all. It even seems to be faster.

#27 alwaysonacoffebreak

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:02

The same clowns who sunk $6 billion into buying an advertising company only to make a complete loss on it?

Microsoft has been sliding downhill ever since Ballmer took over for Gates. The difference is that Gates is an engineer who actually understands technology and has a vision. Most importantly, he understood software. Ballmer's no Gates.


What are you talking about? Sliding downhill? Have you even seen the quarter-to-quarter earnings reports? Stocks are on a 52wk high. Quality of software is going up (Except Windows 8) so I really can't understand what you're talking about.

#28 chrisj1968

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:04

You've been using WIndows for 20 years and you dont know Alt+Tab or Win+Tab?


oh that's the improved Os system, back to keystrokes. kinda MS-DOS like isn't it?

#29 HawkMan

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:06

Wow.. it is terrible.. using it now the OEM version and all I can say it's absolutely terrible. For someone who has been using Windows for 20 years now I can't find how to switch between freakin' browser windows. The whole thing is a bigger mess than I thought. How in the hell will regular users understand this is completely beyond me.

you don't know how to use the task bar... Well that explains a LOT.

#30 Dot Matrix

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:11

I wonder how many of you actually sat down with the OS with a clear mind and didn't scoff at it the first second you saw it. The best way to go about ANY changes to ANY platform or app is to approach with a clear mind, and many, many free hours. Windows 8 requires you to suspend any previous conceptions about operating systems. Give the hardware time to catch up, and by Windows 9, I guarantee some of you will have changed your opinion.

I personally can't wait to augment my desktop with a touch screen. Touch input is quicker and more efficient than the mouse is in some cases.