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1 year ago#1
I built my system about 6 months ago and gave it Windows 8. I read both sides of the argument, people saying it was amazing and people saying it was terrible. Stupidly, I listened to the former and didn't go with 7.

At first I thought it was ok. I installed startisback instantly, making it appear as if the app screen didn't exist. Then my first problem happened: I was trying to change an extremely hidden setting (I can't remember what it was), so I was following a guide on how to get there. Now, on Windows 7, I never had any problems following a guide because you could have the browser open on one side and the required program on the other, but in 8 it's just a big F you. You want to look at two things at once? Too bad! Every time you want to go to a setting that isn't in the control panel, you lose full access of your computer. How stupid is that?

Also, I just installed 8.1, which required me to log in with my Windows account, and now everything is tied to it for absolutely no reason. I'm never going to use microsofts cloud drive and I'm never going to use their app store, but now I have to constantly have the Windows Live ID thing going, which sucks.

How can anybody defend this OS? Sure, there may be small upgrades here and there, but anybody who thinks the Tablet style screen is a good idea is completely mental. I got tricked into believing that I would never have to look at it, but oh was that dumb.
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1 year ago#2
Quinn95 posted...
Also, I just installed 8.1, which required me to log in with my Windows account, and now everything is tied to it for absolutely no reason. I'm never going to use microsofts cloud drive and I'm never going to use their app store, but now I have to constantly have the Windows Live ID thing going, which sucks.


So convert it back to a local account?
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1 year ago#3
^ I just found that after googling how to disable it. It also confirmed my point about having to leave the desktop to change settings though.
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1 year ago#4
Drag app from top left corner. Now you can split the screen to any dimension you want. I dedicate 1 of my 3 monitors to running multiple Metro apps at the same time.
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1 year ago#5
Windows 8.1 does not require a Microsoft account. Also, you can also change it to boot to the normal desktop mode and not the tiles.

Win8 is not that really different from 7. You can still do all the same stuff in desktop mode. Think of the tiles as a start screen and not a button with a popup menu. I installed on my laptop when it first was released and I have yet needed to use "tiles mode?" for anything.
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1 year ago#6
I haven't really found any Modern UI app useful to me over using a desktop equivalent.

Modern UI apps are extremely passive. They don't actually DO anything, they just feed you information most of the time that it pulls from online sources.

Hell, sometimes I consult the Weather app because it's there but then I often find myself wishing I could get a radar view instead of just forecasts but, nope, not an option.
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1 year ago#7
Shub posted...
Quinn95 posted...
Also, I just installed 8.1, which required me to log in with my Windows account, and now everything is tied to it for absolutely no reason. I'm never going to use microsofts cloud drive and I'm never going to use their app store, but now I have to constantly have the Windows Live ID thing going, which sucks.


So convert it back to a local account?


people don't read anymore

it's just click click click click
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1 year ago#8
I don't have an issue with 8. I use it along with Classic Shell. Tweaked a few settings and now it feels like I'm using 7 again.
1 year ago#9
Yea I agree it's is amazing just how bad Windows 8 is. It is simply not meant for PC. Just name it Windows Tablet and it would be fine.
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1 year ago#10
You'll get used to it. You think people absolutely loved Windows 95?
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