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Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by daveleonard, May 3, 2015.

  1. daveleonard

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    I have been searching for Win7 and did find Professional but they want an arm AND A LEG FOR IT. I can get 8.0 for half the price. Other than no start button and different navigation, are there any other major differences I cannot over come between win 7 and win 8.0? Thanks
     
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    Once you upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1 through Windows updates, it brings the start menu back to a certain degree.
     
  3. Rich M

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    Well folks I went ahead and got win 8.0 and I don't know what the big deal is about the Start Button. It has a Start Page, then all you have to do is click on desk top and its just like Win 7. It has more ways to navigate. But for half the price of Win Professional, I am well satisfied. I could have gone out and got a credit card and bought Win 7 but this is just fine for me. thanks for all the help and advice. Blessings, dave
     
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    I'm glad that you are happy with it, Dave. You can have it boot to the desktop automatically if you'd like.
    The settings are accessible by right clicking the taskbar, select Properties and at the top, the Navigation tab.
     
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    Just remember one thing though Dave before you get too comfortable with it, the proper Start Menu is back in Windows 10. I never bothered to learn how to navigate that mess because I knew it would never fly.
    And you will see looking for certain things you will never find them or waste a lot of time looking for them.
     
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    I did not like W 8 at all. I downloaded Classic Shell, then went back to 8's start menu and played with it a bit. I found it took more clicks for what I wanted to do than it did in W 7 .
     
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    Dave you need to go to the "store" and that is where you upgrade to Windows 8.1 free. You have to do every Windows Update first or it won't be available to you. You can go to Windows Update in Control Panel but you fiirst nee to open Control Panle and at the top right click under "view by" "Large Icons" to see it at the bottom of Control Panel.
     
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    I agree Vala every function takes extra steps. Updates are supposed to speed up the options not slow them down.
     
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    When I click on view this thread in my email it takes me to it with a W 8 view. The email and the thread are side by side. The email I set up also is W8 and there are no exits/close button in either of them. I have to use the flag to get out.

    I just found the exit X, it is hidden, you have to hover over it. I hate W 8. I sure hope W 10 is improved a lot.
     
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    Many of the problems are solved but unfortunately many of the changes are continued.
     

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