Head count: Windows 8...

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  1. Juggernautz
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    No, I found a work around(Stardock). It's a shell pgm to make Win 8 look like Win 7 but it's easy to convert back. My Toshiba laptop has Win 8 as stated but I'm not going to try a dual boot system since I found this work around.

    My other laptop & desktop PC's all have Win 7 and I'm leaving them be as well.
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    Love Win 8 on my HTPC soooo fast.
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    POS windows 8 turned me into an apple fanboy.

    huge fail.

    7 was just fine, now they want you to converse with your machine in a different language.
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    From one fail to another?
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    what?

    it's the exact same OS as 7 but with a different start bar
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    But it includes Hyper-V :love:
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    Been using Windows 8 for about two weeks now.... seems fine, I'd even say great. I mean, it's new so you have to relearn some things, but it doesn't crash, is super responsive, intuitive to learn, looks nice.

    What specifically is wrong with it?
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    8 is faster, granted but most don't care for the i/f.
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    My machine with Windows 7 started blue screening and I still haven't got it worked out yet. Time has been limited due to my work load and so I went out and bought another machine with Windows 8 on it. After cussing it for the first couple of hours and everyone, including their ancestry, who designed the thing I finally settled down and did a bit of studying rather than just blindly blundering my way along. It's not so bad once you start getting the hang of it. I still sort of miss XP which, like you, was with me for several years.
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    Did you try running your PC in safe mode and doing a system restore?

    Press F8 as your PC boots and select the safe mode option. Then go into system restore and see if you have any restore points. If none are listed right away go back further and try to see if you have any.

    Your problem could be as simple as a bad update, or as bad as a bad mobo. If nothing works you can try to reinstall windows then use your product key. If you get hang ups on install and/or blue screens while trying to do a clean install, you're most likely looking at a hardware issue.
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    Thanks, I worked on it for quite awhile off and on. Seems to be a driver of some kind. While there is plenty I don't know I do have a degree in the computer field. Unfortunately this machine did not come with an installation disc or I would have not spent much time with it. I plan on getting a new Windows 7 OS this week and doing a clean install.
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    Microsoft has failed miserably in its marketing of the product...all of this hulabaloo about the "Start" button missing is not explaining that the WHOLE SCREEN is the "Start" area of the OS. I'm using a Samsung 13" touchscreen as the laptop monitor and a 24" HD Samsung monitor as my "working" desktop and am pleased with the results so far. Besides, tablets and touchscreen aren't going anywhere, so get used to those features on computers in increasing numbers...
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    As most others on here, I have a Tablet, a smart phone, a desktop & a laptop. Only my desktop is more than a year old so Win 8 is growing on me but I still like having a start
    button on my desktop & laptop.
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    Never cared for 8. I think it would be great on a touchscreen laptop, but all the tiles were worthless for me on my non-touchscreen laptop. I used my tax refund to buy a macbook lol.
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    Windows Blue may be for you.
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    Speaking of Blue, this article paints a moderately positive view of the Blue version and a very negative view of the process Microsoft used to make Windows 8.

    The marketplace is making it very clear that Windows 8 is not a winner.
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    A little unfair. Windows 7 - which has pretty overwhelmingly positive reviews - was also a slow starter.

    In fact, here's some data that shows 8 is outpacing 7 at this point:

    http://www.dailytech.com/Windows 8 Beats Windows 7 Sets New Sales Record/article29288.htm
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    It’s hard to know what might be cause and what might be effect. Much has been made of the severe drop in PC sales. Many of the press and analysts are blaming Windows 8 for this but it could be that the rush to tablets is more of a factor.

    You can see from this thread that a large portion of the PC population do not like the drastic user interface changes made in Windows 8. I have been using it for just about a year and find it easy to use. I do find that I hit keyboard shortcuts in W8 more than I did in the past as I don’t have touchscreens.

    I probably overstated the situation when I said Windows 8 is not a winner. I believe it starts the road toward convergence between the old desktop/laptop world and new tablet/phone world. Multi-touch and multi-gesture are the next wave for user interface. It will be interesting to see how it plays out.
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    Like anything else that changes, give it time and it'll go unnoticed

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