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Old May 31 2013, 10:25 PM   #16
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Re: Microsoft to restore the Start Button in Windows 8.1

Meh, who cares? Everyone knows that you skip the even numbered Windows.
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Old May 31 2013, 10:28 PM   #17
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*looks at Mac OS X Dock*

Yawn.
Yep.

The couple times I have used Windows 8 on other computers, I have been confused as hell. Couldn't figure out where anything was supposed to be.

Same with me.. a bit before last Christmas my dad got himself a new netbook and my task was to get it up and running.

Granted.. installation ran very smooth and quite fast.

However once i started to play around with it.. as Sam Beckett used to say: "Oh Boy.. "

I am used to cleaning up Windows and deinstalling/changing crap everytime i do a clean Windows install i was not prepared at the level of crap Win8 came with.. some things were downright maddening in its insistence to let itself known and force you to install/login to enable certain features (which often enough you don't want/need).

Currently running Vista for a few years and only recently got some small problems with performance and such so i'm contemplating a clean reinstall.. might even get Win7 but i'll be putting a huge distance between me and Win8.
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Old May 31 2013, 10:30 PM   #18
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Re: Microsoft to restore the Start Button in Windows 8.1

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Meh, who cares? Everyone knows that you skip the even numbered Windows.
Valid point.

XP and Windows7 are great. Hell, we still have XP at work!
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Old May 31 2013, 10:45 PM   #19
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Re: Microsoft to restore the Start Button in Windows 8.1

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Meh, who cares? Everyone knows that you skip the even numbered Windows.
Valid point.

XP and Windows7 are great. Hell, we still have XP at work!
I'm running Vista at work.
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Old May 31 2013, 10:45 PM   #20
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Re: Microsoft to restore the Start Button in Windows 8.1

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Meh, who cares? Everyone knows that you skip the even numbered Windows.
Valid point.

XP and Windows7 are great. Hell, we still have XP at work!
I'm running Vista at work.
At least you get the neat Bubble screensaver. Pretty sure that's the only good thing that came out of Vista.
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Old May 31 2013, 10:47 PM   #21
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Re: Microsoft to restore the Start Button in Windows 8.1

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Meh, who cares? Everyone knows that you skip the even numbered Windows.
Valid point.

XP and Windows7 are great. Hell, we still have XP at work!
Yes! I love Windows 7, and Windows XP is just damn near rock solid.

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Meh, who cares? Everyone knows that you skip the even numbered Windows.
Valid point.

XP and Windows7 are great. Hell, we still have XP at work!
I'm running Vista at work.
I know most offices I visited when I was still doing the business side computer repair, were almost always Windows XP, save for the one office where they were still using Windows NT 4.0 (hey, if it works, it works!).
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Old June 1 2013, 12:55 AM   #22
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Re: Microsoft to restore the Start Button in Windows 8.1

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Meh, who cares? Everyone knows that you skip the even numbered Windows.
So does that mean the next version, Windows Into Darkness, will be worth using?
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Old June 1 2013, 12:58 AM   #23
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Meh, who cares? Everyone knows that you skip the even numbered Windows.
So does that mean the next version, Windows Into Darkness, will be worth using?
Only if you're okay with the design of the rebooted Start Button, which is gonna be like twice the size of the Prime Start Button.
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Old June 1 2013, 01:34 AM   #24
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And there won't be a BSOD, just one giant lensflare.
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Old June 1 2013, 11:56 AM   #25
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And when it crashes... it'll take out an entire city.
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Old June 1 2013, 12:27 PM   #26
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Things are in a different place, the metro interface is new but not once have I ever found Windows 8 'confusing'. A co-worker who is VERY smart when it comes to IT took several minutes to locate the control panel. .
I wouldn't say confused but there's certainly lots of things I don't understand about it/could do easier in XP

Probably settings that will fix them

1)doesn't let me move/delete files because they are being accessed, when that action is the only thing accessing them

2)lets me open several copies of the same program at once.

I have touchscreen, but really only use it to turn it off!
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Old June 1 2013, 01:37 PM   #27
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[looks lovingly at the 486 DX33 in the corner with MS-DOS 5.0 and Windows 3.1]

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And when it crashes... it'll take out an entire city.
... so, no change there then.
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Old June 1 2013, 08:34 PM   #28
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So, wait, will this just bring up the start screen? Like you can already do by pushing the pointer into the lower-left corner, or hitting the windows key?
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So, wait, will this just bring up the start screen? Like you can already do by pushing the pointer into the lower-left corner, or hitting the windows key?
Yes.
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Old June 1 2013, 08:40 PM   #30
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I'm getting a new desktop PC put together and the guy in the shop recommended Win7 over Win8 without hesitation. He winced when he said "Windows 8"...
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