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Windows 8 Sales are actually Amazing - 40 million sold


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#151 xWhiplash

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 14:59

What's changed in Windows 8, compared to Windows 7, that makes it unusable? I still have an app launcher, I still have apps, and I still have a file explorer. I still use Windows 8 with many of my old habits. Windows 8 did not require me to change a thing, and I still use it they way it was out of the box.


I have already told you that these hidden menus make the way I did things in the past unusable without Start8 or registry tweaks.


#152 Dot Matrix

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 15:03

I have already told you that these hidden menus make the way I did things in the past unusable without Start8 or registry tweaks.


There's always been hidden menus in any OS you use. Not sure why that's any different now.

#153 zhangm

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 15:05

Isn't the Start menu a hidden menu?

#154 Dot Matrix

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 15:06

Isn't the Start menu a hidden menu?


And any right click menus you'll find all over the OS and various apps.

#155 xWhiplash

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 15:16

There's always been hidden menus in any OS you use. Not sure why that's any different now.


Isn't the Start menu a hidden menu?


Sigh......You need to click to bring it. You do not need to click to bring up the charms bar, unless I have a special edition? I activate the Hint when I do one thing, then I activate the whole bar when I move my mouse to do something else on the right side of the screen.

The start menu just does not magically appear when I hover over the button.

#156 moloko

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 15:43

I do hope these do well as competition is good for everyone. This will help make faster upgrades to android and ipad devices. I have only played with Win8 a little bit on display but it does seem interesting with the touch screen on a PC/ laptop.

#157 Tuishimi

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 16:05

I am still enjoying Windows 8! Haven't looked back since February. Once I got used to using keyboard shortcuts my life in general became easier (LOL!)... and W8 is a cinch. That being said, I am primarily a desktop user and don't flip between metro and desktop apps.

#158 NinjaGinger

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 16:26

I cant dispute the 40 million but I can ask how many of the 40 million are on desktop PC's and of those, how many went back to 7? I think that shall give a better picture. Don't forget, it is also a tablet and phone system, isn't it ?

#159 Wakers

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 16:46

Windows 8 Pro won't function on most tablets or Phones. Windows Phone 8 is a separate program.

#160 BajiRav

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 16:56

I cant dispute the 40 million but I can ask how many of the 40 million are on desktop PC's and of those, how many went back to 7? I think that shall give a better picture. Don't forget, it is also a tablet and phone system, isn't it ?

All Windows come with a downgrade license. If you bought Windows 8 for $40 and went back to Windows 7 - it's you loss. Microsoft still made their money and can count it as a sale. ;)

#161 Dashel

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 17:36

That's the REAL anger out in the general marketplace among the technical set - tablets are influencing the rest of computing, and they would rather it didn't.


Hey, even the broken clock is right twice a day. :) (I kid)

#162 Order_66

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 23:52

The only source is Microsoft


Thanks, that clarifies my suspicions.

#163 Growled

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:09

I cant dispute the 40 million but I can ask how many of the 40 million are on desktop PC's and of those, how many went back to 7? I think that shall give a better picture. Don't forget, it is also a tablet and phone system, isn't it ?


I bought it and have went back to 7. But I count as a sale.

#164 ozzy76

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:17

I bought it and have went back to 7. But I count as a sale.


Which is why sales rarely tell the full story.

#165 Order_66

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:03

Which is why sales rarely tell the full story.


And if you get the story from microsoft then you haven't got the full story either lol