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Re: Anyone using Windows 8 and having issues?
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2013, 08:09:53 PM »
Everything he said I have encountered. If anyone needs to know the weather forecast let me know. It pops up fullscreen at random. Several times an hour. I should have known I was in for a hard time when tech support finished helping me with my initial problem they said they were sending a manual to my email that would "explain" Windows 8.
I have had the computer for 3 days and have only now figured out how to shut it down in under four steps.

Wow man.  It really is that bad?  How did they let that happen.......
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Re: Anyone using Windows 8 and having issues?
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2013, 08:11:20 PM »
Everything he said I have encountered. If anyone needs to know the weather forecast let me know. It pops up fullscreen at random. Several times an hour. I should have known I was in for a hard time when tech support finished helping me with my initial problem they said they were sending a manual to my email that would "explain" Windows 8.
I have had the computer for 3 days and have only now figured out how to shut it down in under four steps.

Hmm...Did you try a 45?
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Re: Anyone using Windows 8 and having issues?
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2013, 11:24:16 PM »
Wow man.  It really is that bad?  How did they let that happen.......

There is no "start" button where you can browse everything installed on the computer. You move the pointer to where the start button should be and a small icon appears that includes all your apps, programs..everything. Click on that and then you see a full screen of apps. Click on the desktop icon (you'll have no idea what that is unless someone tells you) and only then can you find pictures, get on the internet etc. BTW, While I was typing this the time in large typeface popped up twice as well as several icons I have yet to identify.

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Re: Anyone using Windows 8 and having issues?
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2013, 11:31:10 PM »
There is no "start" button where you can browse everything installed on the computer. You move the pointer to where the start button should be and a small icon appears that includes all your apps, programs..everything. Click on that and then you see a full screen of apps. Click on the desktop icon (you'll have no idea what that is unless someone tells you) and only then can you find pictures, get on the internet etc. BTW, While I was typing this the time in large typeface popped up twice as well as several icons I have yet to identify.

I think it is a Ford Edsel.   :lol:
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Re: Anyone using Windows 8 and having issues?
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2013, 11:42:56 PM »
There is no "start" button where you can browse everything installed on the computer. You move the pointer to where the start button should be and a small icon appears that includes all your apps, programs..everything. Click on that and then you see a full screen of apps. Click on the desktop icon (you'll have no idea what that is unless someone tells you) and only then can you find pictures, get on the internet etc. BTW, While I was typing this the time in large typeface popped up twice as well as several icons I have yet to identify.

It's like it's attacking you....
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Re: Anyone using Windows 8 and having issues?
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2013, 07:04:26 AM »
There is no "start" button where you can browse everything installed on the computer. You move the pointer to where the start button should be and a small icon appears that includes all your apps, programs..everything. Click on that and then you see a full screen of apps. Click on the desktop icon (you'll have no idea what that is unless someone tells you) and only then can you find pictures, get on the internet etc. BTW, While I was typing this the time in large typeface popped up twice as well as several icons I have yet to identify.
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Re: Anyone using Windows 8 and having issues?
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2013, 01:02:29 PM »
Wow man.  It really is that bad?  How did they let that happen.......

Yes...  It is really that bad IMO.

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Re: Anyone using Windows 8 and having issues?
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2013, 03:10:01 PM »
I'm trying to decide if these anecdotes are funny or sad...

http://www.hou2600.org/software/pre-review-of-windows-8/
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Re: Anyone using Windows 8 and having issues?
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2013, 03:19:41 PM »
I'm trying to decide if these anecdotes are funny or sad...

http://www.hou2600.org/software/pre-review-of-windows-8/


I don't think W/8 is a lemon it is a 100 % DUD!
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Re: Anyone using Windows 8 and having issues?
« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2013, 03:24:59 PM »
I don't think W/8 is a lemon it is a 100 % DUD!

You can't even make lemonade with it!!!
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Re: Anyone using Windows 8 and having issues?
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2013, 03:19:50 PM »
I've yet to talk to anyone that has actually used W8 that likes it.

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Re: Anyone using Windows 8 and having issues?
« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2013, 05:08:00 PM »
I thought I would update my nightmare. I like to download music and play it on my laptop. On every other laptop I just double click and the computer will open up that specific song on my my favorite media player. Not so with Windows 8. If I double click the Windows 8 opens up a phantom player (full screen) and begins playing the song with no controls (pause, replay, shuffle etc). I can't stop it. Even if I close everything. I have to restart the laptop to get out of it.

Awesome.

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Re: Anyone using Windows 8 and having issues?
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2013, 05:48:27 PM »
There are so few "technicians" out there any more that OS's offer nothing more than application platforms.

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Re: Anyone using Windows 8 and having issues?
« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2013, 09:42:09 AM »
There are so few "technicians" out there any more that OS's offer nothing more than application platforms.

You mean sys admins?
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Re: Anyone using Windows 8 and having issues?
« Reply #29 on: March 09, 2013, 07:17:10 PM »
Methinks Win 8 will quickly go the way of Vista. It is widely and deservedly hated. It's an operating system designed for those with no interest in operating a system. It's the software version of Big Brother.

I actually like 7. And of course, YES, 98 was the best, but that's so many generations ago, it'll never come back. (Actually, I ran WinMe for years and LOVED it, but I appreciated, unlike its detractors did, that is was just 98 with some very cute lipstick and earrings.)

Taxed has tried repeatedly to turn me on to Linus' thing, and I've tried. But DAMN! It's a lot prettier and smarter than it used to be, but I don't want to have to learn Commodore Basic all over again just to install a driver. I don't care for a developer community with the mentality that you SHOULD HAVE ALREADY LEARNED their non-English argot just to get your printer going. (Anyone who complains about poor hardware support from Microsoft should try any version of Linux -- you will come running back.) Also, I've learned the hard way that trying Linux -- at least Ubuntu 10 and 12.04 -- as a dual-boot OS on a Win XP system is a VERY bad idea. Linux makes unauthorized changes to Windows files, rendering them useless.

Linux may be a great thing as a sole OS, but I don't recommend it as part of a dual-boot system.
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