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Old 06-07-2013, 09:41 AM   #41
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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.
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:46 PM   #42
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I agree. Its actually taken me forever to get a hang of Windows 8, but it isn't the nightmare it originally was in the beginning. I do have a problem with my documents freezing more though, which is sort of a pain while I'm writing.
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For those who like Windows 8, how many of you have a touchscreen computer and how many use a mouse?
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I don't have a touch screen or use a mouse (unless I am killing something in a game).
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I'm using the mouse. No problems.
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I use both mouse and touch screen depending on what is more convenient or how I feel. But when the button selections are too close to each other for my fingers, I use the mouse. I have a 10.9" touch screen - a bigger screen will make the buttons farther apart. My netbook came also with a touchpad which I can not get used to so I have that disabled.
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I agree. Its actually taken me forever to get a hang of Windows 8, but it isn't the nightmare it originally was in the beginning. I do have a problem with my documents freezing more though, which is sort of a pain while I'm writing.
That's more likely to be a hardware, networking or application related problem than a problem with the operating system. I experience something similar with Adobe Reader (on Windows 7). I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling it several times, but sometimes something gets corrupted that the application software developer didn't anticipate, and therefore the only way to remedy the problem is to wipe the disk and start over from scratch.
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After reading this thread I have decided to wait a bit longer for Windows 8.1. I like the fingerprint recognition for log in to view my accounts windows 8.1 will provide.
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Two relative cheap add on programs can make life much easier for many. They cost $4.99 each and can be purchased on line from www.stardock.com. One is called Start8 and the other one (which is not totally necessary but nice) is called Modern Mix. With both of these you can be on the desktop all of the time. There is a fairly good publication by Microsoft for Windows 8 (in it as Adobe pdf file) and can be found at: http://www.microsoft.com/about/mspre...duct_guide.pdf
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