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Are you satisfied with Windows 8


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#1 JoeWatson

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:37 PM

I currently run Win XP Pro buty am considering changing my OS to windows 8 or Windows 7. I would like to know what you thik of windows 8 and the pros and cons if possible so that I can make a decision.



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#2 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:18 AM

Hi

 

Here is my opinion about Windows 8.

 

Pros:

 

> Improved boot and shutdown speed.

 

> Improved overall performance.

 

> Compatible with latest hardware.

 

> "Refresh" option. This will replace all the core system files without deleting data. 

 

> "Secureboot" to protect from "Rootkits" (only available with OEM machines).

 

Cons:

 

> Incompatibility with old hardware.

 

> Some old software which worked flawlessly in Windows 7 are not working in Win 8.

 

> If Windows failed to boot, troubleshooting is really difficult thanks to the new barriers to access "safe mode" and "advanced boot options" menu.

 

> Lack of easy shutdown/restart (will be fixed in Windows 8.1).

 

> Inability to install a second OS in OEM machines thanks to "Secureboot".

 

> Ugly Windows logo  :lol:


Edited by Anshad Edavana, 04 October 2013 - 08:21 AM.


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:32 AM

Personally it has been a big headache since day one.  If I could load Windows 7 on my machine, and have ACPI, I would.  Would use Linux more on this machine, but the plug-in for the h.264 Foscam IP camera does not work with the Linux version of Chrome.  So stuck with that big steaming pile of caca, called Windows 8.  At least I have the desktop, by using Start8.

 

I no longer keep files on the machine, due to the number of times that bad updates have caused me to reload Windows 8 on my Notebook.  I keep them on a NAS, and copy on a Cloud drive, for on the go.  Nothing gets saved for documents to my Notebook.


Edited by Greg62702, 04 October 2013 - 08:33 AM.


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 12:36 PM

Personally I actually like windows 8 both on my touch screen laptop and on my desktop.  I haven't had a problem since day one.  In my personal opinion:  Windows 8 works great on a touch screen.



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 12:47 PM

Best of both worlds for me, dual booting Win 7 HP and Win 8 Pro on a 2 year old laptop.

As to the question, agree totally with one2treefor5, although I have no problem using Win 8 on a non-touchscreen laptop.



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:53 AM

I think its absolute rubbish and wonder if microsoft will live to regret
ever releasing same.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 02:37 PM

It looks like it has been designed by a  phone wielding app-happy teenager for use by his/her compatriots. The blocky graphics are a relic of the 80's. Akin to a "My first computer" toy.

What were they thinking?

 

What use are touch screen graphics for real computer work?



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 03:12 PM

Yes, I am satisfied with Windows 8. As previously stated:

  • Improved boot and shutdown speed.
  • Improved overall performance.
  • Compatible with latest hardware.
  • "Refresh" option. This will replace all the core system files without deleting data. 

And I would like to add:

  • Updated task manager
  • Updated file transfer window

They look very nice. If you don't find the metro look to your liking, download Classic Shell. Problem solved, boots to your desktop and you don't have to look at metro buttons.

Updates have not been a problem for me. 


Edited by illegalspirits, 09 October 2013 - 03:17 PM.


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 11:41 PM

I currently run Win XP Pro buty am considering changing my OS to windows 8 or Windows 7. I would like to know what you thik of windows 8 and the pros and cons if possible so that I can make a decision.

I was using Windows XP and was very happy with it than my hard drive crashed. I made the mistake of bring it to the Best Buy Geeks and they said they could not do anything with it.  I finally sent it to my son (a Network Engineer for Sprint) and he repaired the hard drive, recovered the files I needed, then returned the hard drive to me. However in the mean time my daughter (a Teaching Specialist at the University of Minnesota and her husband (a Physics professor, actually a Astrophysicist at the University of North Dakota) needed a computer for teaching so I gave them my Dell and I purchased a Asus  G75VW, 17.3" Laptop with a Intel Core i7-3630QM CPU at 2.40 Ghz, 16 Gb RAM, and 1 Tb storage. Now this is much faster than my old Dell Ispereon (or how ever you spell it) and much faster than I really need, the down side was that I could only find it with Windows 8.  I am not a big fan of Windows 8 and find it very frustrating.  I am not a computer geek, I leave that to my kids, and my 2 year Electronics Degree did not help me any more than my two BS Degrees did, this program is just a real pain in the a__, and I have been struggling with it for nearly a year now.  If this lap top had not been so expensive at times I would be tempted to get out my single action .45 and do away with it (but than I would have to face my wife of 50 years and explain how I just wasted so much money ........ ;-)  ) oh well, I guess I can live with it --- for a while anyway !



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 02:05 AM

:ranting: :ranting: :ranting:

 

Hell no. Windows 8 makes Vista look good. Who was the moron that got to decide that Win 8 shouldn't come preloaded with mankind's Greatest Time Waster, i.e. Solitaire? No, some scatterbrain figured I'd like jumping through some hoops just to get what I consider to be my birth right when I use a Windows OS.

 

In the end I went and set up a useless Microsoft Account just so I could flip playing cards. I wasted around 10 minutes of my life deciding on an alias that would properly express my disgust at the way I have to get things done now. I'd share the name of that alias with everyone, but this is a family friendly forum.

 

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 09:53 AM

Hi

 

Here is my opinion about Windows 8.

 

Pros:

 

> Improved boot and shutdown speed.

 

> Improved overall performance.

 

> Compatible with latest hardware.

 

> "Refresh" option. This will replace all the core system files without deleting data. 

 

> "Secureboot" to protect from "Rootkits" (only available with OEM machines).

 

Cons:

 

> Incompatibility with old hardware.

 

> Some old software which worked flawlessly in Windows 7 are not working in Win 8.

 

> If Windows failed to boot, troubleshooting is really difficult thanks to the new barriers to access "safe mode" and "advanced boot options" menu.

 

> Lack of easy shutdown/restart (will be fixed in Windows 8.1).

 

> Inability to install a second OS in OEM machines thanks to "Secureboot".

 

> Ugly Windows logo  :lol:

 

 

 

 

 

 

PREACH IT.

 

I JUST GOT MY COMPUTER ON THE 4TH OF OCTOBER.  IT WAS ONLY OPTION IN THE STORES. WINDOWS 8. THIS HP 2000 IS A PIECE OF GARBAGE. CHROME IS HORRIBLE. FIREFOX IS HORRIBLE. INTERNET EXPLORER IS IMPOSSIBLE. FLASH PLAYER, LATEST VERSION USES 99% CPU AND RIGHT NOW WITH WHAT I HAVE TO DO, IT HAS CAUSED HUGE PROBLEMS. GUESS WHAT. THIS THING WAS NEW. NO INSTALLATION OF WINDOWS 8 ON A COMPUTER WITH 7 AND NO GETTING IT FROM SOMEBODY WHO'S USED IT FOR A YEAR OR SO. THIS THING WAS NEW. The stuff I have to do requires a lot of use of flash player. Its slow, laggy, and jerky, and my mouse is jerky as well. CPU usage is 99% when I use browsers with flash. THE THING IS A PIECE OF GARBAGE.



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 12:33 PM

This was built for a tablet. NOT A COMPUTER. THIS IS WHAT I HAD TO POST THIS MORNING, BUT NEVER GOT ANY RESPONSE FROM. HERE'S THE PROBLEM I HAVE HAD.

 

ITS LONG, AND I'M SORRY ABOUT THIS, BUT SHORT ISN'T POSSIBLE  WITH ME.

 

Hello everybody. How are you? I am posting. Being that most severe computer problems usually require having to pay to get it fixed, and mom doesn't understand one thing about computers and won't let me just get a new computer, I'm coming here as a last resort before I declair myself computerless.

 

Here's the problem.

 

I have to use a lot of simulators to simulate very extensive things like cardiopulmonary bypass, HFOV, etc. OK? On OCT 4, 2013, I got a computer that was BRAND NEW FROM WALL*MART. It was Windows 8. It is from what it looks to be an HP2000 Notebook. OK. At first use, the thing had me mad. ALL BROWSERS WERE SLOW. I had extreme lag when watching YouTube videos, running simulators, or anything that used ADOBE FLASH PLAYER. I have the latest version of Flash player. LATEST VERSION. The thing has the latest version of chrome. Well, my Norton monitor, or whatever its called  said HIGH CPU USAGE. These alerts would come up when my mouse was jerky. OK? So now, I try deleting things, getting into task mannager and closing things, and It helped a very very small amount when doing stuff without flash player. WITH FLASH PLAYER, Its slower than a 95 would be. My mouse is often jerky. The monitor waveforms are jerky. There is about 2-4 second lag between clicking something such as in my simulator, or one of them, clicking a list of medications I'm looking to find one to administer, between the time I click the list, and the time it comes up, its like, ehhhhhhhhhhhh maybe 4.5 seconds, and when I use my magnifier, I can really tell that the mouse is jerky. Like its drunk. I've tried disk cleanup. I have tried, defrags. I've tried running viral scans. NOTHING. Is there a way HP, can remote into my computer and fix this, or what? I know this is high CPU problems because Task mannager reports a 99% CPU usage when using these simulators, and I don't know what else to do. IT CAME LIKE THIS FROM WALL*MART. Return is a lost cause. the thing is either going to have to be fixed, or i am going to have to just screw it, and then i will call microsoft, or should i say, microslut, and say what i think about their garbage windows 8. i HAVE CHECKED TO SEE WHAT BACKGROUND PROGRAMS i CAN CLOSE IN THE BACKGROUND. I've written to Microslut. They say its HP. Mom's not going to let me send this thing to HP. She doesn't want me paying for something she doesn't understand. I don't know honestly. I know this thing is long. FORGIVE ME. I have tried everything.

I don't know why I'm posting here when Probably the answer I'm going to get is, "Get a new one, or something like this. Can anybody with computer expertise skype me, or something? Can smebody do something? I'm really screwed otherwise. VERY VERY BADLY SCREWED. I hate to bug you all, because this forum has posts coming continuously. Mine may not even make it through to a reply, because It might be stacked with other post before anybody sees this one. Thank you for your help. I really wish this computer would have been more of a help. This thing is a POS. Have a great day.



#13 JoeWatson

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 12:14 AM

Many thanks for all the replies on this. I'm going for Win 7 so this is now resolved for me. I haven't been able to find a link to resolve or close this topic.

 

Thank you



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 08:02 AM

I do have one thought here,how can there be so many opinions as to Windows8 being a good system or not.

Some people have trouble and don't like it while others think it is great.I have it on my Asus desktop and think it's great but my daughter has it on her Dell desktop but is having all sorts of trouble.Makes me wonder if it's

the OS or the computer manufacters configurations.Just don't see how an OS can come out of a box and one be trouble free and an other one not.Just my thoughts.



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 04:31 PM

I do have one thought here,how can there be so many opinions as to Windows8 being a good system or not.

Some people have trouble and don't like it while others think it is great.I have it on my Asus desktop and think it's great but my daughter has it on her Dell desktop but is having all sorts of trouble.Makes me wonder if it's

the OS or the computer manufacters configurations.Just don't see how an OS can come out of a box and one be trouble free and an other one not.Just my thoughts.

 

I think you're exactly right.  My new Toshiba laptop came with Win 8.  After installing the MS updates and removing all the OEM bloatware I could find, I was going to upgrade to 8.1. But I discovered, totally by chance, that I already have a "Start" button.  It operates exactly as the 8.1 button I've read about.  That tells me that Toshiba did "something" to Win 8 to make that happen.  Wonder what else I'll find?       






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