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woodsmithshop

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08-19-2013 01:12 PM

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I have been thinking of updating from windows 7 to windows 8, any comments on why I should or should not, any tips, warnings, or advice? I would like to keep my computer current.

-- Smitty!!!


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Clint Searl

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#1 posted 08-19-2013 01:19 PM

I have it on two computers; don’t like it; going back to Win 7.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#2 posted 08-19-2013 02:19 PM

My wife just got a Windows 8 computer … I hate the GUI.

I have always been fairly computer-literate (I ran a software company and did network administration and tech support until I retired 19 months ago), but I can’t figure it out

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#3 posted 08-19-2013 02:35 PM

8 sucks

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#4 posted 08-19-2013 02:52 PM

well, so far there has not been anything positive about Win8, when is Win9 coming out?

-- Smitty!!!

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#5 posted 08-19-2013 02:58 PM

We don’t have 8…..Heard too many bad things about it….We’ll stick with 7 for now…..If I were you, I’d do the same…....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#6 posted 08-19-2013 03:01 PM

If you can get past the interface (GUI) W8 has some nice features. There are a bunch of 3rd party addons that can help ease the Interface transition and make it act like W7. I would immediately upgrade to W8.1 because Microsoft has fixed/added addition features.
W8 was obviously made to support touch screen interface but it functions just as well with a mouse. The steepest learning curve portion will be finding where Microsoft relocated all of the things you are used to clicking on.
If possible, stay away from MS Office 2013, the licensing is a nightmare.
For myself, I’m staying with W7 for a while longer. I usually wait at least a year before jumping onto a new OS version.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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revieck

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#7 posted 08-19-2013 03:56 PM

I liked Win XP better than Win7….To old and grumpy to change I guess.

-- Some minds are like concrete - thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.

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#8 posted 08-19-2013 04:11 PM

I consider myself a Computer BEEK not a GEEK and bought a new computer with Windows 8 and I now call it
Windows HATE Need I say anymore?

-- DeputyDawg

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#9 posted 08-19-2013 04:15 PM

I just got a Win 8 computer I hate the GUI but you can download a free application which makes it look and work just like Win 7:
http://www.classicshell.net/.
After that I now really like my new computer which is extremely fast

-- Bert

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skipj

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#10 posted 08-20-2013 01:03 PM

Just last week I bought a new computer,win8, and after the first day I took it back.

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b2rtch

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#11 posted 08-20-2013 01:08 PM

Since I changed the interface, I am very happy with mine.
It works very well, and it is extremely fast.
Why did you return your computer?

-- Bert

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#12 posted 08-20-2013 01:35 PM

My co-worker has Windows 8 on his computer at home and he told me he wishes that he never upgraded from Windows 7. He said that overall he didn’t really like the way it is setup, but that is mainly because he grew up with the windows start bar and was used to using it (apparently Windows 8 did away with the traditional start bar?). However, he did say that there were innovations that were implemented that he can appreciate so it seems like a bittersweet change.

-- "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." -- Pablo Picasso

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b2rtch

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#13 posted 08-20-2013 01:51 PM

As I wrote above, one can make a Win 8 system look and fell just like Win 7 with a start bar.
This is what I did and now I am very happy with my Win 8 system

-- Bert

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#14 posted 08-20-2013 11:47 PM

8 sucks

-- Tite Lines, May the wind be at your back

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#15 posted 08-22-2013 11:57 PM

I was looking for 2 new laptops and everything has win 8 on it so I went to Comp Renew and got two of them with Win 7 for $175 each. They are refurbished ones but they work great and I love Win.7 I have heard that Win 8 is geared more toward touch screen so I avoided it. I’m am an analog person in a digital words!! I need things simple.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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