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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:50 PM

Get drunk and learn Windows 8

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Reply Get drunk and learn Windows 8 (Original post)
struggle4progress Nov 2012 OP
wandy Nov 2012 #1
RoccoR5955 Nov 2012 #2
AgingAmerican Nov 2012 #9
Gidney N Cloyd Nov 2012 #3
ohheckyeah Nov 2012 #4
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #5
blaze Dec 2012 #12
Gore1FL Dec 2012 #17
KoKo Jan 2013 #31
KoKo Jan 2013 #32
A Little Weird Nov 2012 #6
blogslut Nov 2012 #7
PATRICK Nov 2012 #8
KoKo Jan 2013 #33
progressoid Dec 2012 #10
drm604 Dec 2012 #11
blaze Dec 2012 #13
SleeplessinSoCal Dec 2012 #14
RC Dec 2012 #15
SleeplessinSoCal Dec 2012 #16
orwell Jan 2013 #37
steve2470 Dec 2012 #18
Aerows Dec 2012 #20
steve2470 Dec 2012 #21
Aerows Dec 2012 #22
Aerows Dec 2012 #23
steve2470 Dec 2012 #28
Aerows Dec 2012 #19
Warpy Dec 2012 #24
Aerows Dec 2012 #25
Aerows Dec 2012 #27
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #29
BlueStreak Jan 2013 #35
KoKo Jan 2013 #36
In_The_Wind Dec 2012 #26
KoKo Jan 2013 #30
BlueStreak Jan 2013 #34

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:44 PM

1. Thank you for this. Best laugh I've had in a while!

Highley recommended.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:45 PM

2. Reminds me

of some of my 2000 users.
I hope we don't get it for a long time, the people I have to support will have a nightmare trying to get work done.

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Response to RoccoR5955 (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:31 PM

9. Agree

This would be a nightmare for us at work. We are already up to our nostrils supporting win 7 and XP and we know those OS inside and out, like the backs of our hands.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:36 PM

3. Can't wait to pass this one around!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:16 AM

4. LOL...

where am I, who am I?

That interface looks like shit.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:34 AM

5. Windows 8: It's Almost Not Terrible

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 08:22 PM

12. OK.... the update to this video was pretty helpful

I may have to.... LOL.... I will HAVE to go back and review again, but there were some very helpful tips in the updated (non rant) video.

I'm getting ready to head out for the night and may start a new thread tomorrow... anybody using Skype for Windows 8? I can't for the life of me figure out how to answer a GD call... I keep hanging up on my (86yo) Mom!! So I thought I'd uninstall this version of Skype and go back to the previous version... but when I finally figured out how to get to the "Unistall" page, Skype wasn't even listed as one of the programs!

This Windows 8 stuff is driving me nuts!!!

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Response to blaze (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:20 PM

17. If it comes with windows

You may have to turn it off as a feature rather than uninstall it. I don't know enough about 8.

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Response to Gore1FL (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 08:56 PM

31. Two More....sort of parsing out the Win 8 that make it seem....welll... more bearable?

(a POS that's "More Bearable?) Whatever.

I found this an excellent watch to follow up on what SFP posted for those who KNOW their FAGE is "WIN 8" ....(no matter HOW MUCH they PROTEST)...it kind of gets you used to it.

I'll try to get the second one up when I can find it.

ANYWAY HERE:

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Response to KoKo (Reply #31)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 09:00 PM

32. Here's that SECOND VIDEO that I Promised about "Win 8" ...here:

This is an "Interesting Watch" also...for those who have time. Gives a little more learning for those of us forced onto that system in our WorkPlace:



Windows 8 Consumer Preview tips, tricks and quick guide - YouTube


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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:25 PM

6. Funny and frightening at the same time

I so hope we don't get a windows 8 "upgrade" at the office.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:17 AM

7. "I feel like I'm being punished."

That's not good.

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Response to blogslut (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:22 AM

8. My son tried to beta test

for a free upgrade. He uninstalled that monster after all those wonderful experiences. The uninformed user is only blessed in their ignorance of this unfriendly mess. Always check out a range of youtube or blogger experiences on anything technical. The news doesn't help.

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Response to blogslut (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 09:06 PM

33. I know...they are going after APPLE...I think they might "Crash & Burn" over "Win 8"

But...they had to "Go for Broke" to compete against APPLE and other Systems. Their ASS IS ON THE LINE.

Sad...that this is the best they could do...but, at least they are "getting it" and given that most "BUSINESS/TRADING/WALL STREET Computers USE "WINDOWS"....they Might actually succeed? We shouldn't count them out. But, what a CRAP Introduction that I might have to move to APPLE to AVOID at all costs. I Love "WIN ME" and have "WIN 7" on my Notebook. BUT...I use Firefox/Thunderbird/Bing for what I can. I am an old Netscape Diehard...and never could find some friendliness from Microsoft except for the "Basic Framework." It's going to be so hard for me to transition to "Win 8" that I will be forced on to APPLE.


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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 07:21 PM

10. Haaaahahaha.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:37 PM

11. I get the impression that it's not any more intuitive if you're sober.

I can't imagine anyone in an actual business work environment wanting to use this.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 08:34 PM

13. LOL!!!! That was (is) so totally me!!

I'm trying to get up to speed but....... geez!!!!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 06:50 PM

14. I really don't want to go there even when sober. Especially when sober.

I've got this dead laptop that I normally use all day every day. Now I'm shopping around and am really frightened of how Microsoft has made Windows 8 much more friendly to only their products compared to Windows 7.

I think I want an Asus or a Sony Vaio. But I want my contents including Word & Windows Live Mail and all my software from my old hp pavilion installed in the new pc. Is that even possible?

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #14)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 01:27 PM

15. Should be, if you have the original CD's

 

As for any data, it helps to have the old computer working.
Is the old laptop dead, dead? Or is it the hard drive?

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Response to RC (Reply #15)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 07:45 PM

16. Not dead, but a graphics card has been replaced at least 3 times.

Or so I've been told. It just went to sleep, wouldn't wake up. 3 times in 4-5 months. The lights on the keyboard are on, but nothing on the screen. I paid $200 for a "new graphics card" and then got free fixes the 2nd and 3rd time it wouldn't wake up. I also now think the fan had stopped working. Maybe that kept killing off the graphics card.

I keep looking at the Windows 8 around town and realize I can't begin to deal with it until after the holidays. It would make me crazy(er). I could get a Dell laptop with Windows 7 directly from Dell. I may do that - if it's still available.

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:09 PM

37. You need another computer store...

...or consultant.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:55 PM

18. quick tips to make it easily usable:

1- Unpin as much on the starting screen as you can, except for Desktop
2- Make shortcuts on the Taskbar for Start Menu, Desktop and Control Panel.

Once you are in the "Desktop application", it's pretty much just like Windows 7. You won't have to *** with that ghastly Metro interface.

Rumor has it that Windows 9 will totally do away with the desktop. I think that's a huge mistake for M$.

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #18)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:22 PM

20. No it isn't

I had to go to fucking win+x, run and type wordpad to find a damn text editor. That's just wrong.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #20)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:42 PM

21. here's how I get a text editor:

1- Put shortcut for Start Menu on taskbar
2- click the shortcut
3- Programs
4- Windows Accessories
5- Wordpad
6- For Notepad, you can put a shortcut on taskbar

I know most people hate Windows 8. Definitely not trying to sell it to anyone.

eta: You can put a shortcut for Wordpad on the taskbar too, derp.

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:46 PM

22. I'll try it

Thanks for the advice. It's annoying the hell out of me at present, as my rant probably reveals. I've been using computers since DOS 3.0, and frankly, this is more annoying than the transition from Windows 3.1 to Windows 95 original edition.

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:27 PM

23. I may have made it less horrible

I figured out how to get rid of the garbage on start, thankfully, and put my necessities there.

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:29 AM

28. ok I stand corrected here on a rumor:

Rumors claiming things like Windows 9 removing the desktop sound intriguing, but itís not going to happen (at least not for many, many more years).


http://www.windows9update.com/2012/12/what-changes-might-we-expect-with-windows-9/

This guy seems to know his stuff. This was as of 12-13-2012.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:20 PM

19. Maybe I'll try that route

Because so far, I've done my best to say "It's not awful", but it pisses me off more every day. I know about win+x to get a fucking normal access to device manager and control panel.

I have to go to freaking run and type wordpad because I can't fucking find it. Now is that sad, or what?

I know about win+f to get to my damn files. But why in the fuck can't I just have a damn button? I can't find half of my shit, and half of the shit I CAN find through the godawful interface, I don't want.

I'm THIS close to wiping it and installing Windows 7. I'm going to try one of the "bring back the start button" open source apps, because if I don't, I'm liable to at some point shriek in pain, pull my eyeballs out and chuck the fucker out of the window.

I have TRIED to be game about it. But 2 days later, even after using the desktop and blah blah blah, I hate this mess called Metro. It's about as useful as dogshit.

I had to go to win+x run and type wordpad or notepad to find the motherfucking text editor that has been on every fucking OS - Linux, Mac and Windows, imaginable in some iteration or another. If I have to sit and type commands, just to get NORMAL shit to work, I may as well just head on back to DOS, because I still know all of those commands. It's annoying. I know how. It just adds a level of annoyance.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #19)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 07:10 PM

24. I've heard a lot of people grumble that it's almost like going back to DOS

to do a lot of the things they used to point and click to do.

I'm wondering if it might work better with a touch screen, something I have at present.

However, given MS's long history of alternating a good OS with a total bow-wow, I'm going to save my money.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #24)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 07:44 PM

25. This one is worse

than all the flaws of Mill and Vista combined.

In fact? Both are dreams compared to Windows Hate.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #24)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 08:14 PM

27. UNIX has a more pleasing

interface. The GUI on this pile of dung has me resorting to the console to get things done. It's Microsoft Window. You can't use more than one. It's the most fucked OS I've ever fooled with.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #27)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:40 AM

29. "Microsoft Window"



Then I know it's not for me, I have about forty tabs and windows open right now and that's not unusual for me at all.

This thread is full of win, the OS not so much I think.

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #29)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 09:49 PM

35. I believe you can get to the desktop and that should behave more or less

like what you are familiar with. All this other crap is to try to make the OS feel like a cell phone.

Why anybody would want their desktop to feel like a cell phone is a complete mystery to me.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #24)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:34 PM

36. It seems they designed it for "Touch Screen Tablet" to compete with Apple I-Pad/Android...BUT

for Businesses to convert to that is probably a huge over-reach. Too many "clicks" and repositioning for Corporations and Small Business who need to do word processing and have the system they are used to using easy to find to get mail, letters, documents, business statements, etc. out there and aren't looking for "Gaming, Music, Web Photos, Weather, or other I-Pad kind of Stuff because they are trying to deal with CUSTOMERS in BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT and doing BUSINESS WORK... WTF were they thinking. They should have come out with their own Damned I-Pad for that Crowd and left their Business Customers with Win ME or 7!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 07:51 PM

26. She really does look like my neighbor.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 08:52 PM

30. That was an excellent Watch...

There are some counters...that are also interesting...

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 09:47 PM

34. Every Other Windows Release

is a damned goat rodeo.

XP was OK.

Vista was horrendous

7 is OK

8 looks like a complete monstrosity.

The question isn't if the users are drunk. The question is about the developers.

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