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#31 Xahid

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:41

I Love the way he explain about Windows 8 :D


#32 Javik

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:44

Most of the public I come across are not impressed. Horses for courses I guess. If you want a full screen browsing experience, F11 usually suffices...

#33 Dot Matrix

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:45

I mean specific settings, not the settings button. I know where the settings is at.


A simple right click... just like anything else you've used.


Because it interferes in the work place, and personally...it is annoying as hell. I keep UAC enabled for my family that do not do alot of messing around with their systems. I like to keep mine disabled and not get prompted to choose YES or OK for every little damn thing I do.


Using Windows 8 daily, I see maybe 1 UAC prompt every few days. What exactly do you tinker with?

#34 +techbeck

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:51

Using Windows 8 daily, I see maybe 1 UAC prompt every few days. What exactly do you tinker with?


Running thinks like msconfig, device manager, System, command prompt....and much much more. I even used MSCONFIG to disable UAC and UAC still is enabled. So I have to either make a policy change, or registry change, to completely disable it.

UAC is ok for home users but completely useless for corporate as we have our own methods of protection in place.

#35 Crisp

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:55

Until they stop torturing themselves with full screen apps. You don't have to use them. And you can keep the larger full screen start menu, or you can install 3rd party software to modify your computer to your heart's content. See? Not so bad :)


But why pay for something 7 already does then? :ermm:

#36 Dot Matrix

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 22:30

Running thinks like msconfig, device manager, System, command prompt....and much much more. I even used MSCONFIG to disable UAC and UAC still is enabled. So I have to either make a policy change, or registry change, to completely disable it.

UAC is ok for home users but completely useless for corporate as we have our own methods of protection in place.


UAC is one layer among many, post XP, that helps protect the OS. Even on a corporate network, it helps to protect the machines. For example, you still see XP machines compromised, even with "corporate methods" in place. All it takes it Betty the Secretary to open one poisoned email...

#37 chrisj1968

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 22:49

I have a question, not a trolling question but a question about Business practices by Microsoft.

"Why hasn't MS conducted a publicity campaign for Windows 8 like they did for Windows 95? The reason I ask is, Windows95 was a huge OS because of MS moving from the old Win3.xUI.

Now we have an OS, produced for tablets( an IT specialist told me at the VA hospital today it's a tablet OS) But I'll go out and say flat out that there are touchscreen desktops and laptops but they are not as pervasive as MS "THOUGHT" they would be when they came out a month or more ago saying, OEM's were to blame for lackluster adoption of Win8.

Why has MS spent so much $$$ on an OS if they weren't even going to PROPERLY invest in a publicity/release campaign like they did for WIN95 which for all tense and purposes are identical in that BOTH OS'es were a huge UI game changer in that regard...

anyone? If I owned MS or ran that juggernaut, I'd be firing ALOT of people from top to bottom for shoddy marketing. :wacko:

again NOT trolling this is something I thought about while laying in my hospital bed today while on Dilaudid of all pain medicines... like an enlightenment...

#38 wahoospa

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 23:03

You buying all those Windows 8 for those people? That number adds up to a good bit of money.

#39 Wyn6

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 23:15

What amuses me about the arguments in this thread, and countless others, is how people who don't like Windows 8 claim that everybody they know doesn't like it either and people who DO like Windows 8 claim the converse. Coincidence?

#40 .Neo

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 23:29

I can't say enough how much I love the full screen browsing experience. Kudos, mate!

I have yet to discover what there is to love about full-screen browsing. Is the vast ocean of empty space supposed to appeal to me? I really don't get it on a desktop machine.

PS The forum scaled the imagine down to 1920 x 1080 from 2560 x 1440.

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#41 sc302

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 23:36

Try f11 while in any browser. Is that not full screen enough?

#42 vcfan

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 23:42

Windows 8 is SUCH A FAILURE.I mean in another month,Windows 8 will be in use more than ios. PCs ARE DYING. Its the POST PC ERA FOLKS /s

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#43 syobon999

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 23:48

i'm sorry.

#44 +techbeck

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 23:48

All it takes it Betty the Secretary to open one poisoned email...


We have internal security that protects us better than UAC ever will. UAC is annoy and gets in the way.

#45 Growled

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 00:22

We have internal security that protects us better than UAC ever will. UAC is annoy and gets in the way.


Just curious, but what do you use for internal security?



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