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Old 09-24-2012, 05:49 PM   #1
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I hate Win 8!

I finally installed it on my test PC and I hate it!
WTH was MS thinking?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
I can't find anything.
I don't know how to do anything.
And, it's UGLY!
I can not understand why they would not offer a choice of 2 user interfaces; the new one for touch screens and the old one for desktops.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:53 PM   #2
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Re: I hate Win 8!

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I finally installed it on my test PC and I hate it!
WTH was MS thinking?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
I can't find anything.
I don't know how to do anything.
And, it's UGLY!
I can not understand why they would not offer a choice of 2 user interfaces; the new one for touch screens and the old one for desktops.
That's not good to hear Peter, and supports what others have said it really seems that Win 8 is going to be a challenge for us.

So at this point can we confidently say that MS is not going to provide a useful "classic" option? Does anyone know?
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:02 PM   #3
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Re: I hate Win 8!

Zap,
I am using the RTM version from Technet and I do not see any 'classic' option. If anyone knows if there is one, please tell me where it is because 'as is', this OS is useless to me.
And, it's UGLY!
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:04 PM   #4
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Re: I hate Win 8!

Thanks for providing your impressions, Peter. It's pretty much inconceivable to me why any business would want to "upgrade" to W8 from W7, or even XP or Vista, given the learning curve their employees would have to go through. Which leaves unwitting consumers who need to buy a new computer as the main group of likely purchasers.

If I owned any Microsoft stock, I would be selling it forthwith.

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Old 09-25-2012, 05:56 AM   #5
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Re: I hate Win 8!

I also agree with you peter. its really ugly OS.
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:20 PM   #6
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Re: I hate Win 8!

It boggles the mind doesn't it?! The only thing I can think of is this is what they want us to have. Like it or not they are shoving it down our throats. I mean any poll they would have conducted would have had to show the negative reception! I have yet to hear of one single person saying they like this OS. I'm sure there will be some sort of third party patch that will make it more like Win7. I'm just hoping there is something better before support ends on Win7. Hopefully the public outcry will convince them that this was a really bad idea.
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:58 PM   #7
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Re: I hate Win 8!

Basically, it only makes sense to use with a touch screen/monitor - which is dumb, because:

1) it's slim pickings ATM for decent touch screen monitors
2) business aren't going to buy all new screens for their employees.
3) We are all very used to keyboards and mice. People aren't going to want to take
their hands off to touch the monitor (especially touch typists).

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Old 09-25-2012, 01:05 PM   #8
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Re: I hate Win 8!

You know it goes beyond it just being made for a touch screen. Assuming a mouse click does the same thing as a touch gesture it still sucks. I still can't find anything or really navigate much beyond email and web. It's like all control over the OS was taken away or at least made very difficult to find. I hate it with a capital H! I always looked forward to M$'s new OS's. Even Vista which received a cool welcome. This one needs to hit the toilet!
Vista 2.0? Nooo this one is in a class of it's own. Vista was absolutely fabulous compared to this. I mean Win7 is pretty much Vista with a few tweaks.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:21 PM   #9
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That's exactly why i didn't install it, although i get it for free, as a computer science student. I think that after ms is done with experimenting, it will be freakin' awesome. Until then, Windows7 will suffice.
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Re: I hate Win 8!

I foresaw all this happening after XP was released. Check my doom forecast for windows thread once again.


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I foresaw all this happening after XP was released. Check my doom forecast for windows thread once again.


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Re: I hate Win 8!

Just trying Win8 RTM out. Does not seem all that bad. Will take a some getting used to.


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Re: I hate Win 8!

PeterT you are 100% right it is UGLY, I love my wallpapers I get from Digital Blasphemy for two screens, why in the hell would I put that start screen on my rig, I get W8 from Technet and I won't waste my time! Here's the link to D B.

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Re: I hate Win 8!

I tried the consumer preview on a laptop for a couple of months and really tried to like Win8. It's just a dawg, though. I gave up and installed Classic Shell on it, so that I could find things again, and get something done. That laptop is going back to Windows 7, for sure. Even $10 is too much money to pay for a Win8 upgrade. LoL Welcome to Classic Shell
Classic Shell will beat Win8 into submission.


There's supposed to be some way to change the colors, in the real Win8.
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PeterT you are 100% right it is UGLY, I love my wallpapers I get from Digital Blasphemy for two screens, why in the hell would I put that start screen on my rig, I get W8 from Technet and I won't waste my time! Here's the link to D B.

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Thank you for the link. I just got a new machine for work, and it really serves me well.
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