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Old 10-17-2012, 07:51 PM   #31
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Re: I hate Win 8!

I think I may try the last preview release on a spare computer. I hate dual booting and running in a VM I can't test my favorite games. I'll try the classic shell and maybe find I like it a bit better. I think Win8 will be here to stay, sadly, though perhaps Windows 9 (or whatever) will provide an option for a classic Aero desktop or the interface formerly know as Metro (for those who have bought touch screen monitors). Nothing is going to change on tablets and Windows Phone.

Personally, I think I'm likely to stay with Win7 - I'm just waiting for SP2 to finally come out and wrap up all those updates so I can do a clean install again.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:17 PM   #32
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Re: I hate Win 8!

Glad I missed it.
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:35 PM   #33
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Re: I hate Win 8!

I think it is more for a tablet or a notebook with a tablet looking interface. Not a power computer.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:05 PM   #34
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Re: I hate Win 8!

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I think it is more for a tablet or a notebook with a tablet looking interface. Not a power computer.
Exactly.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:08 PM   #35
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Re: I hate Win 8!

This link makes it like Win7.

Scroll down to the Download link.

http://forums.mydigitallife.info/thr...-for-Windows-8


A newer version here.

http://www.startisback.com/StartIsBack_betathree.zip
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:48 PM   #36
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Re: I hate Win 8!

If you have to use tricks to make it look like 7.. wouldn't you be better off actually using 7?
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Re: I hate Win 8!

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This link makes it like Win7.

Scroll down to the Download link.

http://forums.mydigitallife.info/thr...-for-Windows-8


A newer version here.

http://www.startisback.com/StartIsBack_betathree.zip
Thanks for the links Griff.
The way this guy says he designed "Start is Back" is how MS should have done it in the first place, i.e. give the user the choice of a touchscreen or desktop UI.
Start Is Back - beta 3 - MSFN Forum
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:26 AM   #38
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Re: I hate Win 8!

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Thanks for the links Griff.
The way this guy says he designed "Start is Back" is how MS should have done it in the first place, i.e. give the user the choice of a touchscreen or desktop UI.
Start Is Back - beta 3 - MSFN Forum
Thanks for the link, still has some problems but he's going in the right direction!
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Re: I hate Win 8!

I wonder how Win8 is really selling?
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I wonder how Win8 is really selling?
Have not heard how it is selling but imagine people are not flocking to the stores to buy it.
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Re: I hate Win 8!

Yep, no midnight sales I heard of.

Poll: Scant demand for Microsoft's Windows 8 - CNBC

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Have not heard how it is selling but imagine people are not flocking to the stores to buy it.
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Re: I hate Win 8!

Microsoft sells four million copies...

Microsoft sells four million copies of Windows 8 in four days, but it shouldve sold a lot more | ExtremeTech
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Re: I hate Win 8!

Well its more than I thought!
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I wonder if that includes pre ordered copies.
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I bet it includes everything they could think of.

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