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Is Windows 8 really that bad?

#1DiayamondoPosted 9/12/2013 11:34:30 AM
Just wondering.
#2NicodimusPosted 9/12/2013 11:41:10 AM(edited)
No, but if you're not on a tablet there is really no compelling reason to upgrade from 7.

The fact that they took away classic mode and that you have to get a 3rd party app to make it work certainly pisses a lot of people off.

Also, it takes more mouse clicks to do the same thing than it did in 7. This is called "solving problems that did not exist" and seems to be the theme for most tech in the last 3 years. Since we're picking on Microsoft already, look at the XB1. They're heavily touting the ability to switch between gaming and TV with voice commands. The thing is, I can already do that now, and do it more efficiently by pressing a button.

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#3ShubPosted 9/12/2013 11:37:01 AM(edited)
Not at all. The issue that most people seem to have with it is the Start screen. I personally spend a total of a few minutes per day in the Start screen, with the rest spent on the Desktop, which looks identical to Windows 7 except for the lack of a Start button. I don't mind the new Start screen anyway.
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#4Binba442Posted 9/12/2013 11:37:12 AM
No. It's different, but otherwise, it's faster, slicker and better.
Albeit harder to find things..
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#5MwulfPosted 9/12/2013 11:43:02 AM
Binba442 posted...
No. It's different, but otherwise, it's faster, slicker and better.
Albeit harder to find things..

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#6Nocturne190Posted 9/12/2013 11:45:50 AM
I have no problem with it. I like the new start menu, as you just open it and start typing to find what you need.
But, even then, All of my constantly used programs ( Explorer, Steam, Chrome, Origin, and XBMC ) are right on my task bar, so I hardly even use the new menu. I prefer 8, and will never go back to 7. It boots faster, and has a smaller footprint.
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#7betatechPosted 9/12/2013 11:52:27 AM
One of the biggest complaints of W8 is the removal of the start menu.

This can be fixed via a third party solution such as classic shell if you prefer it.

Whether it's worth upgrading or not is a different issue which I can't discuss although bear in mind some programs don't work with W8 or have compatibility issues e.g. norton ghost.

Frankly I've had more issues with UEFI on some OEM laptops than W8 itself.
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#8NicodimusPosted 9/12/2013 11:52:35 AM
Nocturne190 posted...
I have no problem with it. I like the new start menu, as you just open it and start typing to find what you need.
But, even then, All of my constantly used programs ( Explorer, Steam, Chrome, Origin, and XBMC ) are right on my task bar, so I hardly even use the new menu. I prefer 8, and will never go back to 7. It boots faster, and has a smaller footprint.


If you have an SSD, I'd imagine they both boot extremely quickly.
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#9Lord_XandrosPosted 9/12/2013 11:54:54 AM
Nicodimus posted...
Also, it takes more mouse clicks to do the same thing than it did in 7. This is called "solving problems that did not exist"


Prove it.
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#10NingishzidaPosted 9/12/2013 11:55:21 AM
Vista and W7 hid alot of functionality that was there, in your face, by default, in 2000/XP.