Who has Windows 8?

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  1. koszta kid

    koszta kid Young Pine

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    I have one coming.Store was out of that model.And wanted lap top.So can take to bed room. Mine is very old and slow windows XP. But my CP GURU sold it to me used Dell Tower,Gateway monitor.and HP key board.A real mixed breed.But have had it a number of years.Guru going to transfer every thing for me will come Monday.Guru going to give me lessons. If the soil dry out-will take him some time. Also a farmer. :smt024 Wish me luck.

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  3. KK Ng

    KK Ng Hardy Maple

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    Good luck Koszta Kid, not to worry because basically it is the same and easier :)
     
  4. Jadenz

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    I have Windows 7 Ultra but I know someone who got Windows 8. It was designed to work for tablets and laptops and stuff but it works okay on desktops too. She didn't like that Windows 8 didn't have the start button but she found a way to get it back and she really likes it. Good luck with yours.
     
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    dasky New Seed

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    i dont, but i would like to upgrade,are they good?
     



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    SusieQ07 In Flower

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    I am a puter guru to many, many seniors in chat rooms,I work on PC's via remote and I keep up with all the tech news, fact: PC sales are down 14% do to W8 and most ppl hate it. Fact#2 MS is aware of many problems, and are working on a redo, fix, upgrade whatever you choose to call it, they do not need another Vista fiasco, and W8 is on the verge. You can still find new W7 PC's, I don't need one, I have 4 one is XP the others W7 and I love them all. I also have Andriod tablet.
     
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    koszta kid Young Pine

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    Right now Windows 8 a desk decoration. Since I use US cell modem. Will not connect. I guess they up-dated modem for windows 8. No notice. And to update need to be connected. glad DH has windows 7.
     
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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    The drivers were probably updated. Maybe it's time for a new modem.

    Jerry
     
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    koszta kid Young Pine

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    I called BIL. He had temp job with them -being a trainer. this is second modem . First one wouldn't work at all. Would in town-but not in country. no problem on dh window 7. he said we should be able to use Hot-Spot. And be 1/2 the price.
     
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    koszta kid Young Pine

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    Going to Cedar Rapids to US cell. To see about Hot Spot. Their system has been down for week ????. But not paying any more $$$$ for something that is Broke.
     
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    koszta kid Young Pine

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    2 hours at US Cellular. Their new system was not working right. workers about pulling their hair out. The hour glass just sat there. have to go back Tuesday. People coming in for new cell phones. they was told at door-2-3 hour wait :rolleyes:
     
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    If you liked Windows XP you're probably going to hate Windows 8. That's because it is designed like a mobile operating system, for example a tablet or phone. That is unless you like that style of operating system. Personally, it's just not right for a desktop environment, and Windows 7 is faster.

    XP was a great operating system and many people refused to switch to Windows Vista. I can't blame them, Vista was crap. Windows 7 really took the cake and it's the go to operating system for most computer nerds, who don't go with Linux. As far as versions go Professional is typically better than Ultimate, in the case of XP, Vista, and 7. This is because Pro. includes stuff you need and will use. Ultimate is just loaded with bloatware.

    By the way, I am a computer nerd/geek.
     
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    If you don't like the look of Windows 8, you can make it look like Windows 7 or even Windows XP. Here's a search that will help.

    http://goo.gl/tJMiuL

    One of the bad things about Windows 8 is the lack of support for older peripherals. Some printers and scanners may no longer work, and new drivers may not be available.
     
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    koszta kid Young Pine

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    Got Hot Spot yesterday. So far OK. But many I know have went back to 7. People can't read email when sent.
     

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