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Old 12-26-2012, 06:20 PM
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Default New Dell Inspiron Windows 8

This thing is kicking my ass to learn!!!

Xmas present from the wife. Going from Vista to Windows 8 is like going from a jon boat to a 50 foot sport fisher!!
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:22 PM
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I found this very helpful for those who don't like it.

http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/software-a...ws-7-50009546/

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I have the Inspiron with Vista. I thought getting my father in law the new 17 inch inspiron with Window 8 would be a great present for him. Him and I both are about ready to return the thing. I really do not like it but maybe with time?
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Originally Posted by hodgie2411 View Post
I have the Inspiron with Vista. I thought getting my father in law the new 17 inch inspiron with Window 8 would be a great present for him. Him and I both are about ready to return the thing. I really do not like it but maybe with time?
Give it time. No one likes change. It is rather quick. It's like losing your technological virginity, no one's good the first time.
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My fiance looked at a new laptop today with windows 8 and hated it. I know I would not do well with it.
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Its like driving a rental car. Everything is there, just not quite where you used to reaching for it.
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This sort of thing would drive some to the Apple store.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:01 AM
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Yes some people have had the Windows 8 removed and replaced with 7 or Vista the local computer guy was telling me.
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Windows 8 suckkssssss, go get windows 7 and you'll be ok.
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Got my kid a laptop with Windows 8. If it weren't for his older brother (16yr old) that thing would have likely already passed through a window in our house!!!
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Well I'm glad I'm not the only one. I really did not need it but it is a nice laptop. I use my Kindle Fire around the house and suits me well.

I guess in time, maybe. This mouse pad acts and works like a touch screen! I can't tell if I'm panning thru apps or looking for the cursor. I am not sure but think she got it at Wal-mart. I wonder if they will let me exchange for a large tablet? Not sure of their exchange rules...
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W8 is MS move to integrate platforms with the tablet type user interfaces. Be awhile if it ever catches on in the mainstream WinWorld.
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Windows 8 suckkssssss, go get windows 7 and you'll be ok.
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I just got both my mother and brother in -laws each a new computer. I went through the Dell Outlet website to make sure they got Win7. Its bad enough I'm the goto guy to fix their computer issues and I'm no IT geek. If they had Win8 I wouldn't know what to tell them over the phone and that would mean even more trips to solve problems.
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Originally Posted by muffinman51432 View Post
I found this very helpful for those who don't like it.

http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/software-a...ws-7-50009546/

Merry Christmas!
THANKS for the link!!!

I find that Windows 8 is much more stable than 7. However, I hate a lot of the crap Microsucks adds/does to this platform. The above link helped me get rid of 90% of the stuff that was aggravating me (in regards to Windows 8 - the rest of the world is still aggravating me).

Thanks again!!
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Originally Posted by JDiamond View Post
THANKS for the link!!!

I find that Windows 8 is much more stable than 7. However, I hate a lot of the crap Microsucks adds/does to this platform. The above link helped me get rid of 90% of the stuff that was aggravating me (in regards to Windows 8 - the rest of the world is still aggravating me).

Thanks again!!
Okay I glanced at this info and looks interesting. So looks like it reverts a lot of the menus back to look like Windows 7 version? Don't know anything about 7, been running Vista at home and XP at work now for several years.

So much much different is 7 compared to Vista?

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http://money.cnn.com/2012/12/28/tech....html?iid=Lead
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The link probably tells you the same thing, but press the windows key to revert back to the standard desktop screen
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All our ancient computers (2 desktops and 1 laptop) have XP and they work just fine for us. We have no plans to change operating systems and can live with 32 bit.

That being said my wife is in the 21st century electronics wise as she also has an Ipad and a smart phone. I am still in the 20th century electronics wise and am content with it.

I am now what my mother and mother in law were when I was in my 30's and now understand why they were content with their old fashioned and outdated stuff.

Training an old dog to learn new tricks is difficult and sometimes impossible.
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All our ancient computers (2 desktops and 1 laptop) have XP and they work just fine for us. We have no plans to change operating systems and can live with 32 bit.

That being said my wife is in the 21st century electronics wise as she also has an Ipad and a smart phone. I am still in the 20th century electronics wise and am content with it.

I am now what my mother and mother in law were when I was in my 30's and now understand why they were content with their old fashioned and outdated stuff.

Training an old dog to learn new tricks is difficult and sometimes impossible.
No offense, it won't get ANY easier when you HAVE to upgrade.

I can't tell you how many clients I've had like you who do the same. Most turn damn near evil when it comes to having to use anything new. I recommend "Easing" into new technology by getting something new while the old one works. Migrate slowly until you are 100% with the new tech. This is the way most businesses upgrade, they leave both systems in place until it is fully operational and everything is OK. Plus the old computer works as a backup if it didn't fully die.

Until then, Use it till it dies!
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