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Old 10-29-2012, 07:41 AM  
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Well, who has made the switch? Is it worth the time and $40 for the upgrade? Will my life becoming better with it?
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:55 PM   #61
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If your pc starting faster is worth the cost, then yes. If not, no. It is just like having widgets on an android phone. I find myself flipping to desktop every time I sign on.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:59 PM   #62
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That seems to imply that booting up, in particular, should be much faster on Windows 8.

That's the opposite of my experience actually.

Even after going into the user controls and removing the mandatory login, etc., the off-to-usable time on Windows 7 is about 10% less.
Weird, I boot in less than 20 seconds. It was taking almost 1 minute and 20 seconds under Windows 7. Honestly, it just isn't that important to me though.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:49 PM   #63
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i'm a student right now, and using office 2010. what are some of these upgrades i'm hearing about with office 2013?
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:30 AM   #64
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Looks like the office is going to pick up a Microsoft Surface Pro for me to use in class, once they become available next month. I'm looking forward to it.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:44 AM   #65
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Looks like the office is going to pick up a Microsoft Surface Pro for me to use in class, once they become available next month. I'm looking forward to it.


Job perks like that are awesome..
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:47 AM   #66
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I don't like it.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:56 AM   #67
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I got a new lappy that came with Win8 a few weeks ago. They've made some nice incremental improvements to the core OS that I like just fine. All the "surface" shit is obnoxious. I added a third-party app to give me back my start menu, and it's fine.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:53 AM   #68
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I got a new lappy that came with Win8 a few weeks ago. They've made some nice incremental improvements to the core OS that I like just fine. All the "surface" shit is obnoxious. I added a third-party app to give me back my start menu, and it's fine.
Please tell me which one. I can't stand the dashboard.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:22 PM   #69
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It's called install.exe. You can find it on your Windows 7 disc.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:05 PM   #70
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Please tell me which one. I can't stand the dashboard.
I'm using Start8. You can try it for 30 days free, and it's $5 to buy. It seems to work pretty well, but for some reason the text gets all screwy on mine (faded to the point you can't see it) if I don't restart for a long time. It's livable, but annoying.

I think there are a few others out there, but that one seems to be the closest to completely replicating the old start menu's functionality directly.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:29 PM   #71
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I suggest RetroUI. Sounds very similar to DaFace's suggestion, but it's the one I use and it works great. Also $5, but worth it. $5 gets 3 licenses.

http://www.redmondpie.com/how-to-com...rom-windows-8/
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:32 PM   #72
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Here's how to manually disable most of Metro.. You still have to fiddle with some file associations so they don't open in Metro apps, but it helps quite a bit for free..

http://techmell.com/how-to/disable-metro-ui-windows-8/
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:42 AM   #73
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Why M$ didn't set up the system to run with or without Metro in the first place is baffling to me. Why take away the one thing that was WINDOWS in the Start button. From everything I have seen, unless you have a touch screen monitor, there is absolutely no use for Metro at all. Hell, even with a touch screen monitor, who the hell wants to reach across to their monitor every time they want to do something.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:07 PM   #74
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Just got a new laptop today with Windows 8. My first reaction is wanting to shut most of these new features off. Initially hate the metro start menu.

Guess if you put applications you use on the quick launch or desktop you don't really have to use it?
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:06 AM   #75
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Just got a new laptop today with Windows 8. My first reaction is wanting to shut most of these new features off. Initially hate the metro start menu.

Guess if you put applications you use on the quick launch or desktop you don't really have to use it?
That doesn't go away. They just outright ****ed up. There's already talk of M$ putting the start menu back in in a future service pack. It's that bad.
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