Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows' started by HELP101, Jan 30, 2014.
Is it me or is windows 8 and 8.1 just junk full stop. come back windows 7.
Quite a sweeping statement... care to share which or what you don't like about it and anyway can't you customise it to work like windows 7 did/dose.
windows 8 and 8.1 are ok if you have a touchscreen but just on laptop its a joke for a os emails will not send and turn the thing on and keep getting welcome to you new windows 8 and it all set up its just joke and junk full stop.
I much prefer Windows 8. It's a great OS. Forget the touchscreen 'enhancements' as that's just window dressing and a bit of a cock up by MS really. The core is much improved over Windows 7.
I use W8 on my PC at work and it makes searching for files so easy compared to previous OS. I've had no issues with it at all. At home it has been the most stable OS I've ever used. W7 was good, but this is far better.
Although, I must admit, knowing what alt+f4 does is essential with Windows 8.
Yup, I like win8 too, take a bit of getting used to but I wouldn't go back now I have it.
It's not just you. That's the common perception, which is why Microsoft dumped their CEO and are backing down.
It's not actually junk, it just has a really irritating and messy interface.
Have Win7 for work, Win8 for home, 7 much more sensible to use.
This is from a Steam survey, as you can see the take up of win 8.1 is small.....at around 21%
although I am not sure what the 0.34 for win 8.1 is all about, surely a it has to be 64 or 32 bit version?
View the full results on Steam's website at Steam Hardware & Software Survey
For a desktop PC I much prefer Windows 7 - when I want to do something other then use an application then Windows 8 is a pain even with the desktop.
Now add nasties like you can only install a device driver from a local hard drive not a network drive etc.
Looks like Microsoft's climb down is progressing.
8.1 was much better, but there will be another update soon that'll change the interface again. They're getting rid of or hiding some of the idiotic touchscreen stuff and making it more mouse & keyboard friendly.
Is this photo PROOF a Windows 7 Start Menu is coming back? • The Register
I've been using Windows 8.1 for a few month's now, if it was not for the Star Dock Start 8 I would not have bothered with it. Nice to see the possibility of the Start menu coming back, the menu in the article that Wild Weasel posted looks smart.
I believe that is windows 9...
Microsoft is bringing the Start Menu back | The Verge
Just bought a notebook with Win 8 pre-installed. After a few days wandering around in that limbo between Metro and Desktop which is the Win 8 GU,I some semblance of order has been restored by installing Classic Shell.
Apparently the massive update for 8.1 has started rolling out. I believe it's a 900mb download. It seems that you must apply this update in order to continue receiving security updates.
Windows 8.1 is out.
Windows 8.1 Update 1 release date and features: what you need to know - PC Advisor
I must say I really couldn't go back to Windows 7 now.
Just installed Windows 8.1 two days ago and i must say i love it . took a bit of getting used to but now i have.
i wouldnt use anything else .
Having just spent 4 hours messing around with my neighbour's new windows 8 laptop, all I can say is...I'd rather not bother having a computer. I find it very unintuitive.
Thankfully by the time my laptop needs replacing, they may have realised what a mess it is and replaced 8 with something better - like windows 7.
I agree that Windows 8/8.1 is unintuitive at first. But once you get used to its way of doing things it is a fast and good OS.
I have 2 identical laptops at work with all the same software except one runs Win7 and the other 8.1 - the Win7 laptop takes over a minute longer to boot, an they both have an SSD.
Windows 8 is an awesome OS. Forget the metro page and all that touch nonsense. Once you get past that the OS pisses all over Windows 7. So much faster, more reliable, quicker to find stuff etc.
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