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I don't care for Windows 8

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I've used windows 8, on my PC and my surface, and i must say I really love it....but I don't think its an "upgrade" per se over Win7...more a side-grade. The issue is...windows 7 was so damn fantastic! It was super stable, super pretty, and really smooth to use.

Where I do think Win8 is great is that I can have a consistent UI on my surface AND home PC...I do value that. My mum knows how to use her surface, and when i sit her in front of my PC she goes "hey its the same!"

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[quote name='Order_66' timestamp='1361768295' post='595541870']
The number of "improvements" are immediately invalidated once a person is confronted with the hostile UI.
[/quote]lol Hostile UI? The only significant changes to the UI on the desktop are the loss of transparency on window borders and the addition of the ribbon (which can be disabled, though I forget where I got the program to do that). Honestly, once I got my frequently used apps pinned to the taskbar I can hardly tell the difference from 7. I even got my sidebar gadgets back thanks to somebody on another site who ripped the components from the release preview and put together a batch installer. If you happen to have a ******** of apps you use frequently, Bins has been updated to work with 8 so you can group your shortcuts. If you can't live without the start menu there are a ton of 3rd party programs that will add it back for you (I personally prefer Start8). Yeah, I'll agree that you shouldn't have to install another program to restore or enhance functionality so it works as you would expect it should (like previous versions of Windows), but I really don't understand people having this extreme a reaction to a change of the application launcher.

@OP: I'm sorry Windows 8 didn't work out for you. 7 is a great OS, too, so it's not going to hurt you considerably to stay with it. There were a few irritating bugs that I won't miss, but essentially 8 is to 7 what 7 was to Vista: a service pack. I'm glad I only paid $15 for it, because I probably wouldn't pay $99+. But that doesn't mean I regret it, at all; I'm thrilled that MS was practically giving it away at launch. It probably cut down on a lot of piracy, too.

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I have not used windows 8 since the beta stages, really should try it again just to keep up to date with it really lol

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[quote name='Thingol' timestamp='1361773537' post='595541918']
So do I, you are not alone. Waiting for Blue.
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Blue is looking to be more of an under the hood update with a new kernel etc rather than bringing major UI changes etc. I would only expect some very minor changes to the UI but nothing major in that department.

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I don't care for it but I'll make a topic about it. /s

As said above, if you love Windows 7, there is no reason to hate Windows 8. Want to search for something? Hit the Windows key and type. Want to search for files faster? Install "Search Everything". It's simple.

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i dont care for windows at all.

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[quote name='johnporter29' timestamp='1361794382' post='595542206']
Blue is looking to be more of an under the hood update with a new kernel etc rather than bringing major UI changes etc. I would only expect some very minor changes to the UI but nothing major in that department.
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We'll see. After all, it's not a big deal. Windows 7 is well supported right now.

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I actually like windows 7 and theres no much difference between the 2. The reason I dont install it though is becuase for some reason my keyboard stops working when I install windows 8 even though drivers and so on are installed.

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I care just enough about this thread to post in it, but not enough to take a side in an obviously tired argument.

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Windows 8 doesn't do it for me one simple reason.
It is a built for touch, those of us with desktop machines find it simply (for most of us) unworkable and unbearable to work with.
I still think they need 2 distinct operating systems.
1 for touch based devices, and another for home desktop machines with mouse and keyboard inputs.
Because of that, I'm sticking with Windows 7, and I know MANY others doing the same for the above reasons.
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[quote name='C-Squarez' timestamp='1361766946' post='595541836']
I just want to know, am I the only person that would rather stick with Windows 7?


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Have you read ANY of the windows 8 threads for the past few months ?
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You're not alone. Apart from hating the start screen and UI changes I found it to be a buggy mess. My licence only cost me
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Haven't you posted this like three times already?
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I dont like the inconsistency in Win8. Like lhe all apps menu scrolls when I move the mouse to the edge of the screen. It does not scroll when I am browsing Apps in the App Store. I can deal without a start menu but it needs to be polished more. Plus, Windows 7 just looked better. I liked the Aero look and Win8 looks plain without it.
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[quote name='Javik' timestamp='1361800114' post='595542304']
You're not alone. Apart from hating the start screen and UI changes I found it to be a buggy mess. My licence only cost me

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Once you get a Start Menu replacement, Windows 8 becomes essentially Windows 7. If you're lucky you won't have any issues.

Here are my issues with Win8:

Netflix/Silverlight broke. Whenever a Netflix video is paused, the screen goes black. Issue began after upgrading to Windows 8 from Windows 7. Reinstalled Windows 8 and issue went away. Month later, issue is back.
Bluescreen. I've had Windows 8 bluescreen on me while checking for Windows updates.
Explorer.exe crashes, this one might be related to Start8

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Just built new computer, don't care for Windows 8; good topic.

I didn't care for Windows 8 much, and there's still a lot I don't like about it. Modern UI Search is abysmal, and the Core Media apps are crap, and there's no Modern Media/Playlist/Sync app for Windows Phone 8 or Surface RT. It needs Zune Modern UI bad, but MS isn't going to make that piece of middleware. They're stuck on stupid with the craptastic Xbox Music app for Windows 8.

Having said that, Windows 8 Desktop Environment is a meaningful upgrade from Windows 7. Get Start8 or a similar start menu replacement and you won't think of going back. Modern UI apps themselves aren't bad, especially if Snap is designed well. But the Start Page is mostly a wasted, doesn't handle lots of tiles well, and has no folders/nesting. Modern UI, right now, is primarily for tablets and to me that's not debatable. If full-blown high end Modern UI apps show up, that may change. I think games will come first, and they perform better under Windows 8.

So, if you new PC budget has $5 left, I highly recommend purchasing Start8 and moving forward with Windows 8.

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Secure Boot, Hardware independent backups, Windows to go, storage spaces, refs, file history, multi-monitor , NTFS quick repair, metered networks, reset/refresh windows, HyperV, ISO and vhd mount, Improved explorer and task manager...

So much improvements its not just a pretty gui
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I don't care, if you don't care.

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[quote name='Darrian' timestamp='1361788081' post='595542096']
lol Hostile UI? The only significant changes to the UI on the desktop are the loss of transparency on window borders and the addition of the ribbon
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Not sure if you are trolling or just on another planet altogether.
Windows 8 doesn't boot to desktop by default, it boots to the user-hostile "start screen" or "metro" or whatever name you have for the abomination and there is no start menu on the desktop.

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[quote name='Order_66' timestamp='1361852679' post='595543936']
Not sure if you are trolling or just on another planet altogether.
Windows 8 doesn't boot to desktop by default, it boots to the user-hostile "start screen" or "metro" or whatever name you have for the abomination and there is no start menu on the desktop.
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Tiles are "user-hostile"? Please...

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[quote name='Dot Matrix' timestamp='1361852873' post='595543938']
Tiles are "user-hostile"? Please...
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I didn't say "tiles" were user-hostile, just one of the many examples of you trying to twist comments and put words in my mouth.

That shaky ground you're on...

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[quote name='C-Squarez' timestamp='1361766946' post='595541836']
Let me explain. My girlfriends mom bought a new laptop with Windows 8 and I can live without it. I'm not a Windows hater at all since I have used EVERY Windows OS since 95, but this one doesn't do it for me. I was one of the few people who loved Vista since it worked flawlessly for me, but for some reason I can't get into Windows 8. I just want to know, am I the only person that would rather stick with Windows 7?

And no, I'm not saying Windows 8 sucks, that would be a lie. But I AM saying that since Windows 7 is such a strong OS, I will probably stick with that for now.
[/quote]I don't care for you either because you don't care so don't I care, because you hate windows 8.
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[quote name='Order_66' timestamp='1361853262' post='595543944']
I didn't say "tiles" were user-hostile, just one of the many examples of you trying to twist comments and put words in my mouth.

That shaky ground you're on...
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Then how is the Start Screen "hostile" if tiles aren't? Because that's all the Start Screen is.

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[quote name='Dot Matrix' timestamp='1361853511' post='595543954']
Then how is the Start Screen "hostile" if tiles aren't? Because that's all the Start Screen is.
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A few reasons I can think of off the top of my head:

- Sideways scrolling is off-putting with a mouse
- Viewing all installed programs involves opening the start screen, right clicking on an empty area and having to click All Apps. Why no just have an All Apps button in the wasted space next to the User button.
- The All Apps view is dreadful anyway
- Lack of context menus, and their solution to get around it is fine for touch, not good with a mouse
- Having a open a whole new environment to search or open a program is jarring
- Organisation of files by group is fine, unless you want a lot of tiles. No sort of folders means scrolling.
- Lack of decent customisation options without 3rd party software
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