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    Windows 8 can suck my shiny metal...

    Seriously. I've tried to give this pile of crap a chance but can't stand it. Just now got done with a mandatory restart. I was using an online chat with Sears service to try and get some repair parts to pick up when bam....restart. No way to stop. No warning. It had said something 15 minutes ago but nothing since then.

    Seriously WTF. Then get to sit there for 20 minutes while it updates. Did it REALLY need to update right that second. I seriously needed like 2 more minutes to get things squared away. Now I get to waste another 15 minutes explaining everything again.

    What a POS operating system.



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    Re: Windows 8 can suck my shiny metal...

    You need to remember with Microsoft's OS they alternate from good to bad

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    Re: Windows 8 can suck my shiny metal...

    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerdaddy View Post
    Seriously. I've tried to give this pile of crap a chance but can't stand it. Just now got done with a mandatory restart.
    Wow, that really sucks. I wonder if there's a way to instruct the OS only to do manual updates?

    It doesn't help you, but I also heard MS is issuing an update that will allow W8 to revert to the "classic view"


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    Re: Windows 8 can suck my shiny metal...

    Windows update gives a maximum of 2 days to delay I think, did you ignore something for 2 days?



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    Re: Windows 8 can suck my shiny metal...

    Windows 7 rocks. When they come out with Windows XYZ then it'll be worth to update.



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    Re: Windows 8 can suck my shiny metal...

    I absolutely hate windows 8. I bought a laptop with windows 8 returned it the next day. Found the same computer online with windows 7, and I love it. Microsoft dropped the ball on this one.


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    Re: Windows 8 can suck my shiny metal...

    I don't have any problem with mine updating like that. Of course, I have mine set to notify me, rather than just doing itself. And even then, I decide whether I'm going to "restart and update", or simply shut down at that particular moment.

    Might want to check that out--instead of simply blaming the OS.




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    Re: Windows 8 can suck my shiny metal...

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    I don't have any problem with mine updating like that. Of course, I have mine set to notify me, rather than just doing itself. And even then, I decide whether I'm going to "restart and update", or simply shut down at that particular moment.

    Might want to check that out--instead of simply blaming the OS.
    It's a Microsoft product. Of course it isn't the user's fault, and it's the vendor's fault. I bet if he used a Mac, nothing would break.



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    Re: Windows 8 can suck my shiny metal...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesince78 View Post
    I absolutely hate windows 8. I bought a laptop with windows 8 returned it the next day. Found the same computer online with windows 7, and I love it. Microsoft dropped the ball on this one.
    It's really not that different than 7 aside from the start screen which you don't really have to spend much time on if you don't want.



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    Re: Windows 8 can suck my shiny metal...

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    It's really not that different than 7 aside from the start screen which you don't really have to spend much time on if you don't want.
    I just dumped a bunch of app icons on the start screen, and minimized the rest...and yes, just sail on by what remains.




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    Re: Windows 8 can suck my shiny metal...

    The question is, who controls your computer, you or Microsoft?



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    Re: Windows 8 can suck my shiny metal...

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    I don't have any problem with mine updating like that. Of course, I have mine set to notify me, rather than just doing itself. And even then, I decide whether I'm going to "restart and update", or simply shut down at that particular moment.

    Might want to check that out--instead of simply blaming the OS.
    You just made the list.

    You're totally right. An operating system should restart without giving you the option to stop it...or save work. I haven't been on it and should have restarted it earlier but never in my wildest dreams think that it would force restart.

    Windows 8 is absolutely horrible. Maybe it's great for a tablet who knows. But a laptop...good lord I hate it. I like Windows 7. And for the record...I don't recall ever complaining about Windows ME which I had for years...and Vista that I had for years... And whoever said it's not much different than Windows 7????? Have you tried to do anything on 8? Sure you can click on the desktop but to close programs...ok i'm going to stop. I'm just getting more ****** by the second. Can't wait for the "update". I would pay for a "downgrade" to Windows 7 but don't feel like setting up everything again.



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    Re: Windows 8 can suck my shiny metal...

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    Re: Windows 8 can suck my shiny metal...

    If I wanted a computer and operating system to do everything for me and force me to do what it wanted...I'd have purchased a mac.



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    Re: Windows 8 can suck my shiny metal...

    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerdaddy View Post
    You just made the list.

    You're totally right. An operating system should restart without giving you the option to stop it...or save work. I haven't been on it and should have restarted it earlier but never in my wildest dreams think that it would force restart.

    Windows 8 is absolutely horrible. Maybe it's great for a tablet who knows. But a laptop...good lord I hate it. I like Windows 7. And for the record...I don't recall ever complaining about Windows ME which I had for years...and Vista that I had for years... And whoever said it's not much different than Windows 7????? Have you tried to do anything on 8? Sure you can click on the desktop but to close programs...ok i'm going to stop. I'm just getting more ****** by the second. Can't wait for the "update". I would pay for a "downgrade" to Windows 7 but don't feel like setting up everything again.
    Not a fan of Windows 8 either, Classic Shell makes it much more bearable though.


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