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Does anyone else want to take a dull pencil and shove it threw there eye into there brain while trying to figure out windows 8 ?
I bought a new laptop last year and it was supposed to be the last one with windows 7 installed ,but instead it ended up being windows 8 so I thought I'd tough it out .

I want to email Microsoft to let the know that there is a spy from Apple working in there organization , cause there is no possible way on Earth that one of there employees could willingly mess up an operating system this horrendously !

I mean all that they've done is taken the very same crap and hid it all over hell !
It's pretty much the same thing as windows 7 with the exception of the app icons and hiding everything in locations trying to make it seem like a new program .
The most they've accomplished is forcing people to jump ship and go to Apple

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Hi Rick

I agree with you! Win 8 in my opinion is a dud and like Win Vista this operating system is a mess.

I also purchased a laptop and insisted that it has Win 7. Thankfully I got what I wanted.

Have a great day. Cheers!!!!!!

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Lou I have always liked XP.
At the very least have a classic menu button that puts everything to where it was . Just how difficult would that have been ?
One improvement with 8 is my laptop reboots very quickly and seems to operate very fast.
But what was the reasoning with all this messed up hiding crap all over hells half acre is what I'd like to know .
Some heads should roll at Microsoft IMO. At the very least make the programmers that were accountable for this shovel Sticks driveway after a snow storm .
Bet they step it up a little after that experience

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Hi Rick

Yes "XP" was a very good operating system. I have mastered Win 7 but I cannot and will not entertain Win 8. I believe that Microsoft has made the same mistake as they did with Vista, rubbish.

Have a great day. Cheers!!!!!!

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Hi Rick

Yes "XP" was a very good operating system. I have mastered Win 7 but I cannot and will not entertain Win 8. I believe that Microsoft has made the same mistake as they did with Vista, rubbish.
ditto... agreed on XP...
and M E had to have been the pits...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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My wife now has my XP computer and it's still working well. For some time I've been using Win7 which has no problems but Win8, well, I've yet to hear a good word about it, apparently Win8.1 is a big improvement but from what I can see there is still a bug in as much as Skype shows on line when it isn't! I believe in what a famous add used to say "when you're onto a good thing, stick to it"!

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Had Win95, not Win98
Had Win98SE, Not WinME
Had WinXP, Not Vista
Had Win7 , not about to get Win8.

See the trend, every other one worked. But as has been said, they do seem to think that, despite everyone finally getting to grips with where everything is, that they should move and hide it.

My Win7 looks and works like XP now. Took some programming but I liked the basic look. I'm not after a 'pretty' look, just functional
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I made the jump to Apple about 5 years ago and have never regretted it. Yes the kit is expensive, but like the tools we use in the workshop, you definitely get what you pay for.

I have no choice but to use MS windows machines at work on a daily basis, and I have to say the operating system is as crap today as it was five years ago, if not worse. I hate it with a vengeance and

My Apple Macbook Pro only gets turned off or rebooted once in a blue moon, the occasional updates for the software are usually automatically installed in the background, and annual OSX version updates from Apple are free, unlike the hugely inflated prices from MS for new versions of 'windoze'. It turns on almost immediately, and the machine is a pleasure to use. Yes of course, when switching from MS to Apple, there will always be a few problems until you understand how the apple system works, but I for one will never buy a MS based machine again!

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I have Win 8.1 which is a free upgrade from Win 8 and I really like. I use the classic screen and have had no trouble at all. Quick to boot up, fast, no crashes and easy to use. I've had about every system going back to DOS which was a real pain. I've also had Macs along the way. Each system has their advantages and disadvantages.
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IMHO win 8 is designed to give MS the same edge google has with phones but in a pc. I also believe it is well designed for their purposes. MS wants to control all your programs from their cloud. MS wants you to buy a pc with an OS that requires you to go to them to use it and pay them a monthly fee

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