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#26 starman345

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:50 AM

I installed Windows 8 about 4 months ago and like it fine. It recognized my WindowsXP install and gives the option of booting into either. At first I was booting back to XP to find this or that but I haven't booted to XP in months now. It contains a pretty complete driver set, certainly better than XP when it first came out. I have no regrets installing it, it is fast, boot up, restart are quick and I haven't found anything I can't run yet.
I"ve found the charms bar to be an annoyance, getting the mouse cursor too close to the monitor edge will make it pop out there but I"m getting pretty good at avoiding that.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:52 PM

I like it so far, I like the start menu, I just look around at the different news articles I have set up and read them all change and pop up, i'm going to attempt to install starry night pro next week and photo shop, we will see what happens. I also found the charms to be annoying, sometimes the start menu will just pop up or anything that's in that menu, but overall I kind of like it so far.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 11:34 AM

I heard today that their is a drastic reduction in PC sales since W8 popped up. Companies find it too costly to retrain people, and in general its not quick to relearn a new OS.
I wonder how long this will last and if they will open an option to stick to W7 (once they have made their money on the new system).

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 11:01 PM

You can't really blame the drop in sales on Win8 no matter if it's good or bad.
Tablets are taking over from laptops and laptops from desktops.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:35 AM

I had an appt. with my doctor yesterday. He's in a nice, modern clinic, but I noticed that one of the desktops was XP. But then if my laptop hadn't crashed, I'd still have XP. Got 7. Like it.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:43 PM

If my dog could use Windows 7 I could train him how to use Windows 8 before we went through 4 dog biscuts. I simply fail to see much difference between the two.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:13 PM

If my dog could use Windows 7 I could train him how to use Windows 8 before we when through 4 dog biscuts.



I would love to see a You-Tube vid. on that one.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:12 AM

Windows 8 is either love or hate it. I'm primarily in the hate it camp for business and technical reasons; :bangbangbang: but if it does what you need it to do, by all means go for it. :shrug:

:bigshock: I'm not such a Luddite as a local grocery store where the cash register boots Windows 95! :shameonyou:






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