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How many of you went back to Windows 7 ?

Did you return to Win 7 after using Win 8?


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#76
I've yet to hear one good one.
Meanwhile, while you are waiting for that one good answer more than half the people who try Win 8 will dislike it enough to remain with Win 7...simple as that. They are not likely to change their mind about it and the numbers prove that Microsoft really didnt do their homework or just don't care. Comparing the scenario to the introduction of Vista is not even close in my mind...I had no real issues with Vista to speak of.
 
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#77
And yeah the issues with Windows 8 are completely different from the issues with Windows Vista.

The issues with Vista were iffy driver / device support at launch and steep (for the time) hardware requirements that could fairly easily cripple unprepared systems. Outside of some small issues like how UAC was implemented, the OS design itself was fairly solid.

The issues with Windows 8 have entirely to do with design decisions made by microsoft being sort of ass backwards for a desktop. They nailed the hardware requirements and (mostly) nailed the device / driver support issues that they got so wrong with Vista.
 
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#78
Meanwhile, while you are waiting for that one good answer more than half the people who try Win 8 will dislike it enough to remain with Win 7...simple as that. They are not likely to change their mind about it and the numbers prove that Microsoft really didnt do their homework or just don't care. Comparing the scenario to the introduction of Vista is not even close in my mind...I had no real issues with Vista to speak of.
I suppose half the people who try 8 are stubborn lol. Regardless time will change their mind. More laptops will come with 8 and by the time people realize how bad it isn't the price will have gone up and Microsoft will have profited. Plus newer generations will get used to all the 'Unintuitive" issues people claim to be having. Just like the people who grew up with the START button in the taskbar people will grow up with the Metro Start.
 
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#79
Beginning to sound like a car salesman trying to convince you what you really want...never mind what you really feel. :laugh:
 

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#80
Meanwhile, while you are waiting for that one good answer more than half the people who try Win 8 will dislike it enough to remain with Win 7...simple as that. They are not likely to change their mind about it and the numbers prove that Microsoft really didnt do their homework or just don't care. Comparing the scenario to the introduction of Vista is not even close in my mind...I had no real issues with Vista to speak of.
Windows 8 have done fairly good in sales. Especially considering the economy overall, and the stagnation of the PC.
 
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#81
Beginning to sound like a car salesman trying to convince you what you really want...never mind what you really feel. :laugh:
Well I'm not selling anything :) So you can have your mind at ease.
 
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#83
Windows 8 have done fairly good in sales. Especially considering the economy overall, and the stagnation of the PC.
Not hard to do when that is all that is available. Then once the consumer has it in hand and tries it out....well, you can see the numbers here yourself. ;)
 
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Have it on a spare computer at the moment. It'll stay there for awhile until the family and I are more accustomed to it because as it stands now, no one at my house has any desire to upgrade to it.
 
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I've install Windows 8 at work, and it is nice! I won't go back.. I can work without the start menu now :)
 
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#86
I'll go out on a limb here...you will never see this OS in the business/corporate arena. :p
 
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Ive got the $14.99 upgrade sitting on a USB drive (assuming it hasn't expired or something) waiting for my second rig... going to make a clone of the Win7 install first, so it may be a while, I'm still shuffling data around after shuffling 3 computers around in different cases.
 
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#88
I went back to 7. Then I went back to 8. Your poll is now invalid.
 

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Id go back if my wireless worked right. I may try it soon if I get a chance.
 
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Not to say I won't piddle with it years down the road...just now it has no advantages that I can see. :)
 
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Anyone who has to use a start menu app, or a config hack to disable metro has symbolically returned to windows 7.

Stock windows 8 is awful
 
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I think I'll wait for Windows 9 and only if it's an improvement of Win 8 (as Win 7 was of Vista).

It seems that whenever MS decides to create a wholy new OS, it's pretty crap (again, Vista). The problem seems to go away with the next version as long as it's basically a modified version of the original (like Win 7).
 
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The question being: How many people went back to Windows 7 after buying Windows 8, a resounding 25 yes to 11 no... I am in thje majority, thought it was a fucking POS even after wiping my stable Win7 x64 install of 6+ months, I can't stand it, and will likely go to Win 9 next as I feel Win 8 is the Vista of operating systems, it's good ut it's not right, will wait for the service pack thanks.

Infact scratch that, Vista was good when it was tweaked, Win8 is the bastard child of Vista and Windows me, it's a shit OS shown by it's support, won't use it, it makes me puke in my mouth
 
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Not hard to do when that is all that is available. Then once the consumer has it in hand and tries it out....well, you can see the numbers here yourself. ;)
A handful means absolutely nothing.
 
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I never left Win7, dont know when i ever will.

I used XP for like 10 years, so Win7 is still going strong.
 
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Guys I have a laptop with only 2GB of RAM (max). Which is faster Win7 or Win8 to be installed on it? Thanks
 
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Loving Windows 8! Since I work in retail and sell computers, I find it that once people get a tour of Windows 8 they are more likely to buy (of course) and throw any old perceptions about Windows 8 out the window. But of course some people don't like change...