Windows 8 is amazing. It's 100x better than Windows 7.
If you haven't figured it out yet, there is a "start menu"... it's that windows key that has been on every keyboard since at least Windows XP. Why the hell do you need to use your mouse to open a window?
Why do I need a key for it when I've been able to click on it since the Win95 days?
I'm not a win8 hater, after a quick install of classic shell and ditching the useless charms bar, its pretty good, but not really any better than win7 IMO.
For most desktop users, 8 has almost no real-world advantages. 7 is a better product.
Yes, 8 can be hacked to kinda, sorta look like Windows 7, but why? What's the upside? That the license is a bit cheaper? That's a small part of the overall cost when supporting multiple users. I don't want to support a bunch of Windows 8 systems AND a bunch of 3rd party apps just to bring users back to something that kinda looks like Windows 7. I'll just install Windows 7.
The beta version of Windows 8 actually had a full start menu in the system. It could be activated in the registry. Microsoft removed this prior to release. It was there, they took it away. They won't even allow users to get rid of metro in a stock install, not even if it requires a registry hack. A feature that only expert and enterprise users would use. This is not the way a company should treat their paying customers if they want them to remain as paying customers. This is the way a monopolistic company acts when they take their customers for granted.
Why should we pay the price for Microsoft's (so far ineffective) mobile strategy?
windows 8 + start menu addon (ussually free or a couple bucks) is way better then windows 7. win8 has had a full overhaul on their "under the hood" workings of the os which make it run more efficiently and use less ram and process power over other os's and is more stable then win7. also its been optimized for ssd use. also more stable overall.
u dont have to look at the fark up called metroUI thats worthless more of a gimik but i will tell u this windows tried to do too much with windows 8 they wanted to streamline the power ussage and make a UI from scratch which is why people hate it.
im getting less then a gig of ram ussage with all my start up apps and start menu addon (startisback)
if ur only reason is that u dont like the user interface then ur missing out on the performance benefits of of win8 and they are substantial. and windows 8 is more secure then windows 7
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I have win 8 (with classic shell) and windows 7 and even tried a surface pro (What a @#$%$ up). Windows 8 is OK, have not seen any incredible speed increases as certain people reported. Metro UI, is a pain and wish it would just DIE.
If you have windows 7, it is not worth the upgrade imho.
"Downgrade rights are only available on computers that come with Windows 8 Pro. Upgrade copies of Windows 8 Pro don’t include downgrade rights, so you can’t purchase the Windows 8 Pro Pack to get downgrade rights"
If you purchase the "upgrade" version through this deal, you are not eligible to downgrade. You may have done the homework, but you got the wrong answer.
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