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Old 06-01-2013, 07:26 PM   #21
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And the most ignorant feature of Win8 is that it doesn't support or allow Outlook as your email client. Who thought of that one? I had to download Windows Email Live, which I'm not very fond of.
Outlook works fine on my Windows 8 laptop.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:13 PM   #22
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The arrogance of Microsoft is amazing. "We know what is best for you." They need some real competition, then >maybe< on the initial startup of Windoze Hate they'd give us some options.

___ "I want to see all the cool new things you guys in Redmond have dreamed up. I don't care if I have to re-learn how to do things. Thrill me!"

____ " Make Windows 8 look and operate as closely as possible to Windows 7. I want the improvements, but minimize the changes in how information is presented and how I do things. Teach me the new capabilities through smart on-screen prompts as I do things the old way. And use English words along with the cute, indecipherable icons."
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:46 PM   #23
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.... cute, indecipherable icons."
Which Microsoft decided to call "charms." Really, charms? Was the marketing group made up of tweener girls?
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:29 PM   #24
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Which Microsoft decided to call "charms." Really, charms? Was the marketing group made up of tweener girls?
Remember the 'ZUNE'? You could 'squirt' a song to another Zune owner. It just sounds wrong. Now 'charms'?

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Old 06-02-2013, 05:51 AM   #25
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I remember when the Mac came out. People were bewildered by the idea of using a mouse. It isn't unexpected for people to resist or otherwise be dissatisfied when technology changes away from what they're familiar with. I personally struggled with the Modern UI in Windows 8, and still do to some extent, but it is simply lack of familiarity. Some things I'm doing in Windows 7 would be equally, or more so, strange, if I was familiar only with Windows 8.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:15 AM   #26
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Looks like there are a number of free programs to make Windows 8 behave like Windows 7 - like this one: Welcome to Classic Shell
I use this too - amazingly nice app for people that don't like the Windows 8 interface. It may be nice for a touch screen but for anyone else it's purely a bunch of extra steps to get the same stuff done in order to try to add some level of standards.

So add me to the list of users who aren't fond of Win 8 - and I worked at Microsoft for 9 years.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:54 AM   #27
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I use the power button to shut down. It is not hidden and requires just 1 finger.
I'm running a desktop with a tower case that is under the desk, so it is kinda sorta hidden
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:00 AM   #28
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Got the GF a Windows 8 laptop for Xmas. After two months she was about to throw the computer out the window. Installed Classic Shell for her and now she is happy once again. At end of the day I think Windows 8 is great if you have a touchscreen it is a complete mess without one.
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I'm running a desktop with a tower case that is under the desk, so it is kinda sorta hidden
There might be a power button on your keyboard.
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I haven't needed to look, but if there is a DVD or a YouTube for simple instruction, that would help a lot.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:45 AM   #31
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My work PC, crashed Jan, 2013. I've used all of the windows operating systems up to windows 7 in my other laptops and pc's.

Figured I'd buy a new PC, with windows 8. New must be better.
After visiting numerous stores, and talking to different CSR's.
Came to this conclusion.
1. Unless you are used to a touchscreen tablet/smart phone, the learning
curve for windows 8 is a joke.
2. There is no "tutorial" built in, how to use window's 8
3. I had to ask, CSR, how do I find, any of the tools windows 7 have.

4. Before, when ever Microsoft upgraded the operation system, it was easy
to self learn.....windows 8...is totally different....
5 I lucked out, and found one store, that had some DELL laptops for sale
that still had windows 7. Paid more than I wanted to, but "no learning
curve"

was worth it.

6. One thought, if Windows 8 was so good, WHY IS MICROSFOFT ALREADY
DOING AN UPGRADE. ?
Yes, there is no tutorial built in the Windows 8, but the manufacturer of my netbook, Asus, provided one. I don't have a smartphone so I have minimal experience with touch screen devices, but after going through the tutorial, I adapted in less than a day.
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Outlook works fine on my Windows 8 laptop.
I made an incorrect statement. Outlook will work, but it clearly states that Win8 doesn't support POP3 email, which is what my ISP uses.

I did a little research, and tried setting up my POP3 email accounts in Outlook, and by golly, it works! So thanks Zinger for helping me get over one more hurdle. I am going to conquer this Win8 beast yet!!!
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There was never really an issue about Outlook supporting POP3. It is the (free) email software built-in to Windows 8 that doesn't support POP3.
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I'm running a desktop with a tower case that is under the desk, so it is kinda sorta hidden
Interesting. So how do you turn on your PC or load a CD/DVD?
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I crouch, reach blindly and with my finger find the on button near the top. I don't think I've ever loaded a CD into it though.
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I crouch, reach blindly and with my finger find the on button near the top. I don't think I've ever loaded a CD into it though.
This is one post I will not comment upon.
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This is one post I will not comment upon.
Well its true, aside from touching the button and using my power cable I don't know how else to get that thing turned on.
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Windows 8 definitely has a learning curve. But once you realize the corners are "magic" it's pretty easy to figure things out.

A friend writes the windows for dummies books - he gave me that tip ahead of time... and it saved major frustration when my sons PC's (Christmas present from a generous aunt) came loaded with win8.

Another friend told me about the < windows icon > X commands. Apparently this is in Windows 7 also - makes it much easier to find control panel etc. That was important for me because we have microsoft family safety loaded on their pc's so I can set curfews, block sites, monitor their activities. (Kids are 10 and 12 so this is reasonable... )

I would not hesitate to get a win 8 pc for myself when my old vista computer dies.
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I was planning to buy a new laptop when I ran across this thread the other day and began to dread having to deal with yet another major change in Windows. So I thought I'd ask the opinion of the PC guys at Wal-Mart about Windows 8. After their answer to my first question I knew that I was on my own. Matter of fact it took 3 different sales guys just to open the locked cabinets to sell me one. They actually tried to sell me a different model since they couldn't find the key to the cabinet that had the model I wanted. They finally gave up and ended up going to the stockroom in the back of the store to find one. Ok, enough of that, I should know better. Anyway, after about 2 hours of playing around with Windows 8, I've found it pretty easy to use. So far I have been able to find most everything that XP and W7 had (and that I use a lot), but things have been moved around. The hardest thing was getting the Microsoft Office suite activated on line.
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