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    curious to know from others a Poll Do you love or Hate windows 8?

    Bought a laptop last week for my neighbor and Best Buy and Future Shop sent back all their laptops with windows 7 on before Xmas and all they have is windows 8..

    what a night mare to navigate I have had to Google and you tube simple searches such as 'Find desktop' f'ind control panel' etc ..

    The whole thing of missing the start key is stupid .. and it now takes up to four strokes to close down the program ..

    Do you Hate or Love Windows 8 on a desktop / Laptop ??
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    Win 8 seems fine for those folks who play with phones. Internet and stuff like that.

    Me, Win 7 because a phone is for talking not internet usage.
    And if you were to read the old post in win8, there are a number who do not like it and others have posted how to get the Start button back.
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    Still using Windows XP and Windows 7.

    Tested Windows 8 and did not care for it's gui and hardware compatibility issue(s).
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    Windows 8 is more of a smartphone/tablet OS designed for those that consume. If you create, stick with Windows 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpywareDr View Post
    Windows 8 is more of a smartphone/tablet OS designed for those that consume. If you create, stick with Windows 7.
    Exactly Stick with Windows 7 .. but my point is for the masses who buy a new PC these days they would be stuck with windows 8 - unless they pay for and install windows 7 before delivery or after delivery and would they or could they transfer over their old license for windows 7 on their new PC ? I'm just stating that the complaints will be and should be mile high .
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    Quote Originally Posted by ttodd View Post

    ... could they transfer over their old license for windows 7 on their new PC ?
    It depends. OEM versions can only be used on the PC they were installed on. Retail versions can be transferred.


    Quote Originally Posted by ttodd View Post

    I'm just stating that the complaints will be and should be mile high .
    They are.

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    I don't hate Win 8. Just don't like it. They could make a few (doable) changes to the PC versions and I'd be a lot better about it. For tablets and phones... It's fine as is. (That said, I have an Android phone and tablet. )

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    Have Windows 8 on desktop and laptops and cell; we like it. We also have Win 7 and Linux on desktops and net book; like them too. Also have Blackberries and Android phones.

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    8 is great.
    I have used all versions since win 3.2.
    Start buttons are obsolete
    8 is the future and heading in the right direction.
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    To me, the Windows 8 user interface looks like it was designed for:


    Me stupid, can't read, need'm big push buttons!


    Sheesh Microsoft, I'm not a monkey!

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    Unless you have a touchscreen, it's hard to justify the jump to Win8.

    Try googling for "starting Win8 in desktop mode" and similar topics. There are a lot of people that want to make Win8 act like Win7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midknyte View Post
    Unless you have a touchscreen, it's hard to justify the jump to Win8.

    Try googling for "starting Win8 in desktop mode" and similar topics. There are a lot of people that want to make Win8 act like Win7.
    Yeah; other than my son who has a Win 8 phone, and a Win 8 laptop/tablet, we all start in desktop mode. I like Win 8 as it seems like a quicker Win 7 of course imo only. Others opinions definitely vary.
    I should ad that the very reasonable price to upgrade to Win 8 pro was a determining factor, and I have no regrets. None of us have problems with Win 8, my wife didn't know she had Win 8 installed until she needed to reboot her notebook after an update (she had it for weeks). She never goes into Metro, just stays in the Win 7 like desktop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ttodd View Post
    Bought a laptop last week for my neighbor and Best Buy and Future Shop sent back all their laptops with windows 7 on before Xmas and all they have is windows 8..

    what a night mare to navigate I have had to Google and you tube simple searches such as 'Find desktop' f'ind control panel' etc ..

    The whole thing of missing the start key is stupid .. and it now takes up to four strokes to close down the program ..

    Do you Hate or Love Windows 8 on a desktop / Laptop ??
    To close a program in desktop mode or metro you can just press Alt + F4 There are a lot of shortcuts out there.

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    A week ago I upgraded my laptop from W 7 Home Premium to W 8 Pro keeping all the settings. It took about 1 and a half hour to complete this. MS still has not learned to inform during the installation what is going on using some notifications. At one time it looked as if noting is happening and I got very insecure what to do: cancel the installation or... But there was no hick-up and eventually it worked.

    I was also very skeptical about Win 8 because of the METRO GUI which did not look very inviting. And so far I do not like it too much but it may be learning curve to get used to it. However, there is the button or whatever may want to call it to the desktop. Good thin g! I had my desktop back as in Win 7 and could work as I used too. Unfortunately, the start menu with the orb is gone which makes things quite awkward. I already installed a free one and it works fine which makes work as in Win 7 and XP. I have to mention that I use the taskbar to pin the most used applications to it, and the taskbar is hiding and it has two lines when used (remember, the taskbar is a window and can be adjusted). Now, I am exploring apps and switch between desktop and Metro. One has to learn the various keyboard shortcuts where the Win-key plays a major role. I am also using the Internet to find tips and tricks to improve the Win 8. That will be a process going on for some time. Two major things are missing, Media-Center which must be purchased from MS but one can install a free replacement. Further, to play DVDs one must have also a new player installed, but there are enough good and free ones.

    All in all, after having played with Win 8, I am no longer so reluctant to use it. However, I think, MS has not yet got it right, and they must make significant changes to convince the average user that Win 8 is worthwhile to install and use. It seems that the selling numbers of Win 8 are even worse than for VISTA (was a total disaster), so someone in the MS higher management has to wake up and do something to increase the acceptance of Win 8 soon, especially Mr. Balmer. He seems to be pretty ignorant to is customer base, and he is pretty arrogant as the leader of a major IT company. Remember, if you can't deliver, someone else can!

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    Quote Originally Posted by anne View Post
    8 is great.
    I have used all versions since win 3.2.
    Start buttons are obsolete
    8 is the future and heading in the right direction.
    Going to agree with you; you can find and open things much quicker in Win 8 than Win 7 without a start button. I originally installed one on Win 8 but removed it once I found it really isn't necessary.

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