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dtkw 10-27-2012 07:06 PM

windows8?
 
How do you turn off or shut down the window 8. Since there is no Start button on the left corner, I have a Dell 15R with a I7 processor and 8GB of DDR memory

Ripred 10-27-2012 07:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dtkw (Post 7161569)
How do you turn off or shut down the window 8. Since there is no Start button on the left corner, I have a Dell 15R with a I7 processor and 8GB of DDR memory

:rofl: You're supposed to randomly move the mouse around the screen until the necessary **** will finally pop out of one of the desktop's corners ;)
But seriously, install http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/, or a free alternative: http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/, problem solved :thumbup:

MatWiz 10-27-2012 07:35 PM

Oh boy. :tsk:

dtkw 10-27-2012 08:15 PM

I found it anyway, it's under settings. Just got the Dell today, so it takes a while to get used to, I guess.

HW 10-28-2012 01:22 AM

aren't companies just starting to migrate to windows7 :rofl: is windows8 going to be like vista?

wyb 10-28-2012 07:05 AM

Gestures ... To turn off ... Punch 10 times ... ;)

dtkw 10-28-2012 07:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HW (Post 7161947)
aren't companies just starting to migrate to windows7 :rofl: is windows8 going to be like vista?


No idea, never had a Vista OS system.

cwsqbm 10-28-2012 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by dtkw (Post 7162132)
No idea, never had a Vista OS system.

Exactly.

AndrewZ 10-28-2012 09:31 AM

Like Vista, I don't ever see myself using windows 8. Looks disgusting.

XP till I can't use it anymore, then windows 7

PlzDuntBanMe 10-28-2012 11:51 AM

How do you like Windows 8 so far?

I will probably never get it and stick to W7.

TimeOut 10-28-2012 01:24 PM

Windows 8 'Pro' comes with the full version of Hyper-V. Since I use virtualization a lot, to me upgrading all my Win7 PCs and Laptops at home to Win 8 PRO was worth every penny.

I wish there was a way to disable Metro and put back the Start button.


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Ripred 10-28-2012 04:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TimeOut (Post 7162564)
I wish there was a way to disable Metro and put back the Start button.

Use one of those links I've posted above... Problem solved ;)

dtkw 10-28-2012 04:31 PM

So far I don't mind Windows8. Just one little extra step to click on desktop and then it's like any Windows OS except no Start button to click on.

banglenot 10-28-2012 05:21 PM

Seriously, does Win 8 really do anything significantly better than 7 for the average home user who uses the folding laptop form factor? No interest in a tablet.

I think Win 7 is just fine for my laptops. I'll upgrade my XP trading system when Win 7 64 gets down to $40 on Ebay, about the time MS shuts off support for it. Win 7 should be supported for the next 10 years, probably.

If I have to buy a new system, I figure I can clone a drive with Win 7, replace Win 8 and downgrade relatively painlessly, if Win 8 is too much of a PITA.

But again, for the average home user with a typical set of MS, Apple and Google suites, does Win 8 bring anything to the table?

drivinfaster 10-28-2012 06:58 PM

meh, the sample laptop i saw with win8 looked just different enough to be noticed (and aggrivating??) to the older users, but similar to smartphones, so it is looking at the younger demographic with this one.

the kicker to me, though, was the fact that unless your laptop is a touchscreen, you do not get the full 'benefit' of the sliding and touching the display like a larger smartphone app...:dunno:

all of the previous softwars that i have would no longer be applicable, either, so i would need to go purchase the 'upgraded' software programs as well.

so, yeah, i passed.

as much as i will be using this thing i do not see the benefit of going the full upgrade.

i will probably be relegated to the stone age now...



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Griffoun 10-29-2012 08:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dtkw (Post 7161569)
How do you turn off or shut down the window 8. Since there is no Start button on the left corner, I have a Dell 15R with a I7 processor and 8GB of DDR memory

Pull the plug :dunno:

I'm considering to upgrade from Windows 7 Home Premium to 8 Pro for my HTPC - only 39.99 (or 14.99 if you know the drill) and get RDP...

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Originally Posted by The_Raven (Post 7162238)
Like Vista, I don't ever see myself using windows 8. Looks disgusting.

XP till I can't use it anymore, then windows 7

Performance difference between XP and 7 is night and day. My work laptop running Core i5 but XP is slower than my 4 year old Vista machine by miles.

wyb 10-29-2012 08:58 AM

Griffoun - what feature of 8 pro apart from RDP do you find compelling to get you to make this move?

also - what do you mean by "if you know the drill"?

Griffoun 10-29-2012 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by wyb (Post 7163918)
Griffoun - what feature of 8 pro apart from RDP do you find compelling to get you to make this move?

Not much, but I would really like to have RDP on the HTPC which runs Core i5 so I can post-process pictures on it from my ancient laptop while kids watching movies from the MKV archive.

Tell me what's in 7 that's not in 8 Pro other than the interface. Even DVD playback and Media Center is available for free with 7 upgrading to 8 Pro.

Quote:

Originally Posted by wyb (Post 7163918)
also - what do you mean by "if you know the drill"?

windowsupgradeoffer dot com

ed325i 10-29-2012 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by TimeOut (Post 7162564)
Windows 8 'Pro' comes with the full version of Hyper-V. Since I use virtualization a lot, to me upgrading all my Win7 PCs and Laptops at home to Win 8 PRO was worth every penny...

Is Hyper V on by default? Is the Desktop running in a VM or just a window?

PropellerHead 10-29-2012 11:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Griffoun (Post 7163936)
Tell me what's in 7 that's not in 8 Pro other than the interface. Even DVD playback and Media Center is available for free with 7 upgrading to 8 Pro

Did not know this. Nice.

TimeOut 10-29-2012 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by ed325i (Post 7164055)
Is Hyper V on by default? Is the Desktop running in a VM or just a window?

It is not enabled by default. You have to go to "Control Panel->Programs->Turn Windows Features on or off" to enable Hyper-V.

The parent partition (Desktop) is treated differently than other VMs.

Griffoun 10-29-2012 11:50 AM

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Originally Posted by PropellerHead (Post 7164224)
Did not know this. Nice.

The offer is limited time though. I've already got my key from Microsoft, and no I don't have a copy of 8 yet.

wyb 10-29-2012 12:12 PM

coupon expired yesterday.

Griffoun 10-29-2012 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by wyb (Post 7164281)
coupon expired yesterday.

Yeah, so I took it out... :p

TimeOut 10-29-2012 12:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ripred (Post 7162787)
Use one of those links I've posted above... Problem solved ;)

Classic Shell FTW!!! :thumbup:

Also, I love the bonus Themes available here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/themes

The Majestic Mountains Theme looks amazing on my side-by-side monitors. :p


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