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Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by TBlazer07, Aug 17, 2012.
If you have a Technet sub Win 8 Pro retail version is now available for download.
Got it last night.
It's, umm, "interesting".
Here's a user test. Put an experienced Windows 7 user in front of either the default Win8 user interface (formerly Metro), or the Win8 desktop, and time how long it takes them to command either a system shutdown or a restart, using only the mouse.
It's definitely good for a giggle or two, to watch someone attempt it. :lol:
Yep, a bit of a learning curve and not the end of the world. Been using it since before the public release previews came out.
Anyone else think it runs significantly faster than Windows 7?
And I do think losing the Start button was stupid. But Microsoft insists that their instrumentation labs show that "people don't use it". This person does (or did) a lot.
BTW - to shut down, either swipe to open the "Charms" or press Windows Key+C, then select the Settings Charm.
AND WHY DID THEY TAKE AWAY MY GADGETS.
I'm surprised they allow as many license keys as they do, at least on an MSDN subscription. The rumor had been that they were going to crack down on the abuse of the program.
Can Metro be disabled?
During the tech net preview I couldn't find the shutdown command to save my life.
Nope, not without third party software. I know stardock has one. I was hoping for at least a GPO.
I have the Technet "standard" which only provides 2 keys but each key is good for 10 installs.
HOWEVER, if you purchased and activated Technet after 7/1/12 your keys will expire with the expiration of your Technet sub and your software will no longer work where previously the keys would last forever.
I seem to be at that age where any learning curve is look upon as work and after being retire for more than a decade, I don't want anything to do with work.
Which is why I won't make my parents go off Windows 7 until 2019. My mothers deadline for getting off XP is fast approaching.
It seems you can bypass it. Look at the first tip on this page labeled #11: http://www.maximumpc.com/article/fe...and_tricks_get_most_out_windows_8431?page=0,1
I don't think that works anymore, Microsoft blocked it.
Yup. Just tried it. No go.
Why are they trying to so HARD to alienate users?! I'll use Windows 8 when I can boot directly into the desktop, and shut it down/sleep/hibernate without having to use the Charms bar. I HATE things appearing when I mouse over a certain area!!!
Are there any limitations on the desktop once you're into it? Also, I use a remote with my Windows 7, even though I don't use Windows Media Center or Windows Media Player (Use it with VLC). Is that going to work without purchasing the pro edition and the Media Center addon?
Which is why I ordered a new laptop now to replace my 7.5 yo Celeron M XP laptop with a Windows 7 laptop and purchasing the Windows 8 Upgrade for install later... maybe. There are some good improvements with Windows 8, but the showstopper is that TETRIS start screen. Mind you, you can type the full name of the program to start it, and that you can display all of the program items. And, yes, you can display every installed program on the screen. But, it just isn't as compact or intuitive.
I even installed Windows 8 on a test computer at work so that people can get familiar with it near my desk. Noone likes it at work.
Perhaps M$ will pay these new users for educate them about basic things of W8.
Problem with things like Win 8 is people fear change. Can you imagine what would happen if they completely overhauled/changed IOS? All the fruit folks would be up in arms.
The problem with the change is that Window 8 is mainly designed as a touch interface for people who sit 1-2 feet from their screen. I use a desktop connected to my 47" HDTV, and sit about 12 feet from it.
Dont like it on my phone, wont use it on my computer. But I like it if it drops the price of Win7
You have Windows 8 on your phone?