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Posted: 9/27/2014 9:00:17 PM EST
I have been running Win 7 since RC1. I love it.

The PC died. I bought a beige box one from woot that came with Win8.

I figured out how to switch between the Fruity-pebble looking tile screen and the screen that "sort of" looks like a Windows 7 desktop. When I click the place where the start button USED to be, it goes back to Fruity-Pebble world.


- How do I bring up a list of my installed programs?

- How do I access everything I USED to access under the START button?
Link Posted: 9/27/2014 9:48:05 PM EST
Get a shell program that gives you the familiar WinXP or Win7 look.

I can't stand Win8, everything is hidden, nothing is intuitive.
Link Posted: 9/27/2014 10:02:38 PM EST
Originally Posted By Mugzilla:
- How do I bring up a list of my installed programs?

- How do I access everything I USED to access under the START button?
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1. right-click on that start button. most of the things you'll really need are right on that menu.

2. if you open the metro screen, there will be a down arrow icon near the bottom left of the screen. click that to see all your programs. or you can just start typing on the metro screen to start searching. seriously, how actually launches apps through the 'all programs' list anymore?
Link Posted: 9/27/2014 11:15:29 PM EST
Fucking horrible, ain't it?

Downlod and install the Windows 7 shell. The idiots who designed 8 should be fired, castrated, then sent to live out the rest of their days on retard island.
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Originally Posted By Dano523:
Download and install classic shell.

http://www.classicshell.net/
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This works. Have used it without issue on Win7, Win 8 and Win 8.1.
Link Posted: 9/28/2014 12:04:13 AM EST
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Originally Posted By wh1plash:


1. right-click on that start button. most of the things you'll really need are right on that menu.

2. if you open the metro screen, there will be a down arrow icon near the bottom left of the screen. click that to see all your programs. or you can just start typing on the metro screen to start searching. seriously, how actually launches apps through the 'all programs' list anymore?
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Originally Posted By wh1plash:
Originally Posted By Mugzilla:
- How do I bring up a list of my installed programs?

- How do I access everything I USED to access under the START button?


1. right-click on that start button. most of the things you'll really need are right on that menu.

2. if you open the metro screen, there will be a down arrow icon near the bottom left of the screen. click that to see all your programs. or you can just start typing on the metro screen to start searching. seriously, how actually launches apps through the 'all programs' list anymore?


This is kinda how I feel about it, admittedly my 'normal' PC still runs Win7, and my Win8.1 machine is a Tab. But you can get used to this in a hurry, it's NBD.
Link Posted: 9/28/2014 12:38:27 AM EST
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Originally Posted By BillofRights:
Fucking horrible, ain't it?

Downlod and install the Windows 7 shell. The idiots who designed 8 should be fired, castrated, then sent to live out the rest of their days on retard island.
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It's already over populated with people who can't figure out Windows 8.

eta: It's pathetic that any moron can't figure out a GUI. It's not like we're talking command line here.
Link Posted: 9/28/2014 1:02:35 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Dennis2313:
Get a shell program that gives you the familiar WinXP or Win7 look.

I can't stand Win8, everything is hidden, nothing is intuitive.
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"Classic Shell." I love it!
Link Posted: 9/28/2014 6:04:01 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Zaminsky:


It's already over populated with people who can't figure out Windows 8.

eta: It's pathetic that any moron can't figure out a GUI. It's not like we're talking command line here.
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Originally Posted By Zaminsky:
Originally Posted By BillofRights:
Fucking horrible, ain't it?

Downlod and install the Windows 7 shell. The idiots who designed 8 should be fired, castrated, then sent to live out the rest of their days on retard island.


It's already over populated with people who can't figure out Windows 8.

eta: It's pathetic that any moron can't figure out a GUI. It's not like we're talking command line here.


I can figure out a GUI. It is more difficult though when a company throws out every piece of counterintuitiveness and previous knowledge that I have gained from using multiple versions of since Win 95. I am trained to click in the bottom-fight to bring up programs, control panel, etc. "Right clicking" the start button? Thats what you do when you want to chance the start button.

It has been said before, but Win 8 metro looks like the doctors office in Idiocracy:


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Originally Posted By cruze5:
There are multiple ways you just gotta mess around until you find it
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Yeah the search button is very helpful on 8.1
Link Posted: 9/28/2014 9:41:37 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Zaminsky:


It's already over populated with people who can't figure out Windows 8.

eta: It's pathetic that any moron can't figure out a GUI. It's not like we're talking command line here.
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Originally Posted By Zaminsky:
Originally Posted By BillofRights:
Fucking horrible, ain't it?

Downlod and install the Windows 7 shell. The idiots who designed 8 should be fired, castrated, then sent to live out the rest of their days on retard island.


It's already over populated with people who can't figure out Windows 8.

eta: It's pathetic that any moron can't figure out a GUI. It's not like we're talking command line here.


This isn't the GD. Personally, I feel it's not as much an issue with figuring things out. They move things around every time a new version comes out, and people adjust accordingly. I think people are upset that M$ ditched an effective desktop interface in favor of one that works better on a tablet.
Link Posted: 9/28/2014 10:17:41 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Moondog:


This isn't the GD. Personally, I feel it's not as much an issue with figuring things out. They move things around every time a new version comes out, and people adjust accordingly. I think people are upset that M$ ditched an effective desktop interface in favor of one that works better on a tablet.
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Originally Posted By Moondog:
Originally Posted By Zaminsky:
Originally Posted By BillofRights:
Fucking horrible, ain't it?

Downlod and install the Windows 7 shell. The idiots who designed 8 should be fired, castrated, then sent to live out the rest of their days on retard island.


It's already over populated with people who can't figure out Windows 8.

eta: It's pathetic that any moron can't figure out a GUI. It's not like we're talking command line here.


This isn't the GD. Personally, I feel it's not as much an issue with figuring things out. They move things around every time a new version comes out, and people adjust accordingly. I think people are upset that M$ ditched an effective desktop interface in favor of one that works better on a tablet.


Eh... my bad

I'm just easily frustrated by folks that can figure out how to use a web forum, but not a GUI. It's like they do it on purpose.


Link Posted: 9/28/2014 4:21:15 PM EST
i was learning to live with 8.1

]classic shell has made it MUCH more functional for me.

what i really hate is having to sign in to my microsoft account just to log on to the pc.
Link Posted: 9/28/2014 4:57:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By MEDIKEIGHTED:
i was learning to live with 8.1

]classic shell has made it MUCH more functional for me.

what i really hate is having to sign in to my microsoft account just to log on to the pc.
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Me too. That's why both Windows 8.1 and Office 2013 are both set up sans Microsoft Accounts on my system.
Link Posted: 9/28/2014 4:57:17 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Dano523:


Just makes it easier for Microsoft to charge you for apps since you are already logged into the store and they already have your credit card number!!!!
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Originally Posted By Dano523:
Originally Posted By MEDIKEIGHTED:
i was learning to live with 8.1

]classic shell has made it MUCH more functional for me.

what i really hate is having to sign in to my microsoft account just to log on to the pc.


Just makes it easier for Microsoft to charge you for apps since you are already logged into the store and they already have your credit card number!!!!


Why on earth would Microsoft already have your credit card number?

How in the hell are you guys setting up your computers?!?!?!
Link Posted: 9/28/2014 7:22:17 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Dano523:


Just makes it easier for Microsoft to charge you for apps since you are already logged into the store and they already have your credit card number!!!!
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Originally Posted By Dano523:
Originally Posted By MEDIKEIGHTED:
i was learning to live with 8.1

]classic shell has made it MUCH more functional for me.

what i really hate is having to sign in to my microsoft account just to log on to the pc.


Just makes it easier for Microsoft to charge you for apps since you are already logged into the store and they already have your credit card number!!!!



they don't have mine. i've only downloaded free apps
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 2:41:38 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 6:05:31 PM EST
I've used XP, Vista, and 7 for years. I got used to the classic Windows layout



Built my first desktop and installed 8.1 OS.

I find that 8.1 is far more easier to navigate than any prior version of Windows.
It took me a total of 10 minutes of playing around to get used to it. I love it.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 6:08:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By MEDIKEIGHTED:
i was learning to live with 8.1

]classic shell has made it MUCH more functional for me.

what i really hate is having to sign in to my microsoft account just to log on to the pc.
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You can change it to a pin number. My P/W was kinda long.

I changed it to a 4 digit pin number.
Makes it easy for me.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 8:19:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By dangerdan:


I find that 8.1 is far more easier to navigate than any prior version of Windows.
It took me a total of 10 minutes of playing around to get used to it. I love it.
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So you're the one!
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