Can Microsoft fix its broken Windows?

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    I've only ever tried W8 on my friend's laptop and am I glad I never opted for it when I bought my desk top last Nov. .. I found it difficult and cumbersome to use.. glad to see I wasn't alone..

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    We bought a new laptop for our son , it is on windows 8 and is terrible to use , a poor attempt to emulate an apps type OS.
     
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    When it comes to computers early adopters often pay a price. Best wait a year or more before buying the latest "HokeyKokey 5000" and let it get settled , sorted and into MK II.

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    Windows 7 is excellent, I cannot imagine anyone wanting to update to 8 from it. Most sales of 8 are from new installs, where the purchaser of a new PC are stuck with what is essentially a poor phone operating system pretending to be a computer OS:Doh:
     
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    I am stuck with 8 albeit with a touch screen, which makes little difference to win8 itself as the Microsoft tile candy is just about useless.....nothing is intuitive about win 8 and nothing is where it should be to make operating it easier. I am getting a little more familiar with it but it's hard work & it should'nt be..... its cumbersome to operate.
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    'Microsoft hasn't said whether it will charge existing Windows 8 users to get the update, or when it will be available, although it is expected around October. '


    well know microshaft it will try and charge......




     
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    Like Jim I tried on my grandson's laptop at Christmas and AWFUL is the only word I can use to describe it. Change for change sake just to attempt to keep up with the smart phone market. :shout:
     
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    Tried using my nephews new Xmas laptop present with Win8 installed


    Thought it was sh!te..................
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Who cares. Still got 5 PCs running XP, very reliably, here.

    If it works, don't fix it.
     
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  9. Gromett

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    Had a play with it a couple of months ago and thought it to be an unusable pile of you know what.

    Glad I moved to Linux where I have a choice of many many desktops any of which is fully configurable to how you want it.

    Unfortunately saying that I haven't got round to dual booting this laptop yet so back on windows 7 and I am a bit disgruntled...
     
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    Microshaft will stop supporting XP on 8.4.14 so you will have to move up to Vista :Rofl1:
     
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    I had a laptop running Windows 7 64 bit, which was OK, and a netbook (for the van) running Windows 7 32 bit, which I found to be a bit slow.

    Just after Christmas Currys/PC World had a good deal on the HP laptop I'm using now, which has Windows 8 installed (no touch screen). I don't use the tiled Apps very much but otherwise I was most impressed with both machine and OS - so much so that I bought an Asus Vivobook for the van which has Windows 8 and a touch screen.

    I'm no great lover of Microsoft but I'm perfectly happy with the OS on the two machines that I use.
     
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    Shouldn't that be move down to Vista? :BigGrin: I had a laptop running Vista which I upgraded to XP :BigGrin:
     
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    You can bypass the tiles at start up and run in classic mode to make it more like windows 7. See here :thumb:


    Whilst on the subject I am looking to purchase windows 7 (currently using on a 30 day trail) Microsoft site just seems to push W8. Anyone know where I can purchase a legit license? :Smile:
     
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  14. Gromett

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    I buy the OEM Win7 Pro 64 bit from Dabs for about £65. I prefer to get it from a large authorised distributor as I have been caught out in the past with dodgy copies sold cheap.
     
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    Very helpful...thanks. A whole new software industry to make win 8 function like 7 - what does that tell you microsoft ??:Eeek:
     
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    Vista support goes on until 11.4.17!!:Doh: I am pretty sure Vista was after XP - I think you upgraded the wrong way :Rofl1:
     
  17. GJH

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    Given that the machine runs a lot better with XP than Vista, I definitely upgraded :Rofl1:
     
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    Not bothered, auto updates are OFF anyway.

    I've got Vista on a laptop, it's never given me any bother.

    Most of the time it's the users bothering windows not windows bothering the user, if you get my drift.

    Until 8 that is. Anyone with a pair of functioning brain cells could work out that what suits a touch screen hand held device isn't going to work on the desktop. And a desktop touch screen is totally daft for general purpose computing. Your hand will be spending more time travelling than useful work.
     
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    At my age that is called a fitness program! :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    We bought a laptop for Liz with Windows 8, and like the majority of others find it absolutely rubbish. I consider myself reasonably computer literate, or at least I did until I tried Windows 8 - I couldn't figure it out at all and absolutely hate hate hate it! (I have always helped Liz up to now)
     
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