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« on: April 14, 2014, 12:30:09 AM »

So got a new computer and it has Windows 8. I had heard from a friend a lot of people do not like it. Same here. I am getting use to it but I hate having not start menu. It's just freaking retarded not to have a desktop. Well there is a desktop but it's not your first screen after logging it. I have to go to my desktop and then I have no start menu. It's retarded. Anyone else agree? I'd call it something more colorful if I have the liberty here. I'll let Francis explain:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9v95hzURkQ

I got a COMPUTER for a reason Microsoft should realize. If I want a tablet I'll buy one. You  get used to it but it's the principle of the thing. I would have gotten an Apple if they were not so much. I was on a budget. Anyone else think Windows 8 is a piece of monkey poop?
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2014, 12:36:15 AM »

You need to install the Windows 8.1 Update.  I think the start menu is restored and you can continue receiving security updates.
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2014, 01:06:37 AM »

So got a new computer and it has Windows 8. I had heard from a friend a lot of people do not like it. Same here. I am getting use to it but I hate having not start menu. It's just freaking retarded not to have a desktop. Well there is a desktop but it's not your first screen after logging it. I have to go to my desktop and then I have no start menu. It's retarded. Anyone else agree? I'd call it something more colorful if I have the liberty here. I'll let Francis explain:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9v95hzURkQ

I got a COMPUTER for a reason Microsoft should realize. If I want a tablet I'll buy one. You  get used to it but it's the principle of the thing. I would have gotten an Apple if they were not so much. I was on a budget. Anyone else think Windows 8 is a piece of monkey poop?
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2014, 02:09:26 AM »

You need to install the Windows 8.1 Update.  I think the start menu is restored and you can continue receiving security updates.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/where-is-start-menu

There are programs you can buy (for around $5) that give you a start menu again
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2014, 07:40:20 AM »

My computer, tablet, and phone all run Windows 8 or 8.1. I like it.
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2014, 08:15:12 AM »

My computer, tablet, and phone all run Windows 8 or 8.1. I like it.

It's easy to eliminate the startup tiles (sometimes called the "metro" screen) as the default at start and boot directly to desktop. You can find the simple directions online. You can also eliminate the start password screen if you want. When you do that, it's pretty much like earlier versions, but much faster and with enhanced search and other features. Of course if you have a touch screen, the tiles are useful and easy to add, delete or customize.

You can easily do this for free by simply following the steps when you find them.
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2014, 08:31:37 AM »

My computer, tablet, and phone all run Windows 8 or 8.1. I like it.

It's easy to eliminate the startup tiles (sometimes called the "metro" screen) as the default at start and boot directly to desktop. You can find the simple directions online. You can also eliminate the start password screen if you want. When you do that, it's pretty much like earlier versions, but much faster and with enhanced search and other features. Of course if you have a touch screen, the tiles are useful and easy to add, delete or customize.

You can easily do this for free by simply following the steps when you find them.
I'll make it even easier for him
http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/windows-xp-users-dont-fear-windows-8-anymore/#!D0u4Z

That'll  help all his fears, not to mention tell him how to do the above
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2014, 08:44:45 AM »

My computer, tablet, and phone all run Windows 8 or 8.1. I like it.

It's easy to eliminate the startup tiles (sometimes called the "metro" screen) as the default at start and boot directly to desktop. You can find the simple directions online. You can also eliminate the start password screen if you want. When you do that, it's pretty much like earlier versions, but much faster and with enhanced search and other features. Of course if you have a touch screen, the tiles are useful and easy to add, delete or customize.

You can easily do this for free by simply following the steps when you find them.
I'll make it even easier for him
http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/windows-xp-users-dont-fear-windows-8-anymore/#!D0u4Z

That'll  help all his fears, not to mention tell him how to do the above

Thanks, I didn't get a chance to look that up!

It is just a simple customization, nothing complex.
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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2014, 09:48:26 AM »

You need to install the Windows 8.1 Update.  I think the start menu is restored and you can continue receiving security updates.
Yes. The 8.1 update really helped to make things more user friendly on a desktop. I've settled into it quite nicely.
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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2014, 09:53:49 AM »

My computer, tablet, and phone all run Windows 8 or 8.1. I like it.

It's easy to eliminate the startup tiles (sometimes called the "metro" screen) as the default at start and boot directly to desktop. You can find the simple directions online. You can also eliminate the start password screen if you want. When you do that, it's pretty much like earlier versions, but much faster and with enhanced search and other features. Of course if you have a touch screen, the tiles are useful and easy to add, delete or customize.

You can easily do this for free by simply following the steps when you find them.
I'll make it even easier for him
http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/windows-xp-users-dont-fear-windows-8-anymore/#!D0u4Z

That'll  help all his fears, not to mention tell him how to do the above

I'll make it easier yet, here is the quickest way to cure the ills on Windows 8: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

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« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2014, 11:00:24 AM »

My computer, tablet, and phone all run Windows 8 or 8.1. I like it.

It's easy to eliminate the startup tiles (sometimes called the "metro" screen) as the default at start and boot directly to desktop. You can find the simple directions online. You can also eliminate the start password screen if you want. When you do that, it's pretty much like earlier versions, but much faster and with enhanced search and other features. Of course if you have a touch screen, the tiles are useful and easy to add, delete or customize.

You can easily do this for free by simply following the steps when you find them.
I'll make it even easier for him
http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/windows-xp-users-dont-fear-windows-8-anymore/#!D0u4Z

That'll  help all his fears, not to mention tell him how to do the above

I'll make it easier yet, here is the quickest way to cure the ills on Windows 8: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986



Until 7 hits EOL in about three years.
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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2014, 11:28:43 AM »

My computer, tablet, and phone all run Windows 8 or 8.1. I like it.

It's easy to eliminate the startup tiles (sometimes called the "metro" screen) as the default at start and boot directly to desktop. You can find the simple directions online. You can also eliminate the start password screen if you want. When you do that, it's pretty much like earlier versions, but much faster and with enhanced search and other features. Of course if you have a touch screen, the tiles are useful and easy to add, delete or customize.

You can easily do this for free by simply following the steps when you find them.
I'll make it even easier for him
http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/windows-xp-users-dont-fear-windows-8-anymore/#!D0u4Z

That'll  help all his fears, not to mention tell him how to do the above

I'll make it easier yet, here is the quickest way to cure the ills on Windows 8: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986



Until 7 hits EOL in about three years.

Either Windows 9 will be out and good, or I'll figure out Ubuntu.
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« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2014, 12:21:34 PM »

What bothers me more than 8.1 are unneeded "improvements" to Word, Excell, Publisher etc...and that odious Google+ which made  photo album sharing a pain. It's fine if all use it, but if not....  

Software folks: just because you CAN  do something does not make is needed or a good idea.
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« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2014, 01:07:14 PM »

My computer, tablet, and phone all run Windows 8 or 8.1. I like it.

It's easy to eliminate the startup tiles (sometimes called the "metro" screen) as the default at start and boot directly to desktop. You can find the simple directions online. You can also eliminate the start password screen if you want. When you do that, it's pretty much like earlier versions, but much faster and with enhanced search and other features. Of course if you have a touch screen, the tiles are useful and easy to add, delete or customize.

You can easily do this for free by simply following the steps when you find them.
I'll make it even easier for him
http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/windows-xp-users-dont-fear-windows-8-anymore/#!D0u4Z

That'll  help all his fears, not to mention tell him how to do the above

I'll make it easier yet, here is the quickest way to cure the ills on Windows 8: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986



Until 7 hits EOL in about three years.

Either Windows 9 will be out and good, or I'll figure out Ubuntu.

I dropped Ubuntu after 10 - Windows 8 is similar to Ubuntu11+ which I hated.
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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2014, 01:15:59 PM »

The really awful thing in W8 is its bizarre "I know better than you do" behavior where it abruptly changes what your keystrokes do. It drives me crazy to be typing along in Firefox and suddenly getting links opened as new tabs or crazy actions that I'm not even sure what they are. Eventually I'll figure out what I have to do to stop this but it isn't something that anone should be subjected to in the first place.
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« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2014, 04:34:06 PM »

The really awful thing in W8 is its bizarre "I know better than you do" behavior where it abruptly changes what your keystrokes do. It drives me crazy to be typing along in Firefox and suddenly getting links opened as new tabs or crazy actions that I'm not even sure what they are. Eventually I'll figure out what I have to do to stop this but it isn't something that anone should be subjected to in the first place.


The Kindle FireHD keyboard does weird things lime that. It thinks its intuition is smarter than the operator and if you stop too fast and send, well it can get weird.
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