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#878933 - 04/06/13 11:53 PM Re: Ypur Expert Opinion ... Power Supply Upgrade [Re: GreyFuss]
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I see the button in my Firefox, IE10 and Chrome. It is indeed some major hype with all these joyful people bouncing around drooling over Windows 8. But it's still an interesting watch if you have no idea what it's all about.

I've found the hoopla around the lack of a start button to be highly overrated. I've got my start screen customized to be exactly what I want just like the old start button. However, if I don't want to go there, I can right click in the lower left corner and there is everything I need in a nice little list.
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#878935 - 04/07/13 12:10 AM Re: Ypur Expert Opinion ... Power Supply Upgrade [Re: GreyFuss]
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I would like to watch it too Drac. Wonder why I can't see it. I am trying to find a good video for Win 7. Is there a Classic button on Win 7 or 8 like XP had? I never liked XP's so I chose the Classic look.
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#878937 - 04/07/13 12:28 AM Re: Ypur Expert Opinion ... Power Supply Upgrade [Re: GreyFuss]
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You might try going to the link in IE... maybe the Watch Video button will show up there. Or try this one at Youtube...

Lanlynk, this one also shows you how to use Windows 8 completely with mouse and keyboard. I'm telling people if you have Windows 7, there is no reason to upgrade to Windows 8 unless you want to.

Windows 8 in 3 Minutes

And here are a bunch of short videos about the new features in Windows 7. One compares it to XP.

Windows 7
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#878940 - 04/07/13 12:48 AM Re: Ypur Expert Opinion ... Power Supply Upgrade [Re: GreyFuss]
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This is really weird, I opened the link in IE 8 and I still don't see a video button. So far everything I have been looking at for Win 7 and 8 are a buzz kill for my "buy a new computer" excitement as neither floats my boat but 7 is closer...oh my god...keyboard controls....good grief...this is so disappointing...lol maybe I should just give up computing...is Bingo fun at the VFW?
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#878942 - 04/07/13 12:58 AM Re: Ypur Expert Opinion ... Power Supply Upgrade [Re: Draclvr]
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Originally Posted By: Draclvr


Eep! I felt like someone had tossed me in the dryer and put it on spin watching this one. grin
Win 8 is plug ugly. Of course, I feel that way about the glass pyramid in front of the Louvre, too. I guess I'm officially a trilobite. (Crabby anyway if not quite extinct.)

Originally Posted By: Jenny100

Here's a different Windows 8 video that answers a vital question
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL2i7MCb768


Yah, and I see why comments are disabled on this video. That guy is obnoxious.

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#878943 - 04/07/13 01:31 AM Re: Ypur Expert Opinion ... Power Supply Upgrade [Re: GreyFuss]
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I really tried to watch that one, Gil, but he was just too annoying.

Greyfuss, Windows 7 is really a great operating system. It's fast and secure and stable... It's definitely the best OS they've ever developed. There are certainly new things to learn, but once you learn a few things, it's great. When I go back to XP now, it feels so clunky and old and slow.

Like it or not, it's just time to move on or you will get left behind. And you will croak of second hand smoke if you try Bingo at the VFW hall!

I don't think my desktop and my Start screen are ugly... well, maybe the desktop is REALLY green!

Start Screen

Desktop
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#878944 - 04/07/13 02:14 AM Re: Ypur Expert Opinion ... Power Supply Upgrade [Re: GreyFuss]
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Well, the desktop is purty. I'll hold off on telling you what I think of your start screen. Though it does remind me of something a kid would do if he was turned loose with a lot of colored construction paper and a pair of blunt scissors. grin

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#878945 - 04/07/13 02:38 AM Re: Ypur Expert Opinion ... Power Supply Upgrade [Re: GreyFuss]
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Hey, I spent a lot of time getting it just right with my blunt scissors and my construction paper! I do have white glue all over my keyboard now though. grin
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#879009 - 04/07/13 10:22 AM Re: Ypur Expert Opinion ... Power Supply Upgrade [Re: GreyFuss]
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Well I have viewed about a dozen videos about Windows 8 and can't see why this is any good for a desktop user. The Metro Interface that is designed for mobile devices is terrible on the Desktop computer with all the dragging around the screen. Why Microsoft didn't put in an option to not use the Metro Interface for Desktop users sure is baffling to me. I don't do the mobile devices and I guess I can see that Win 8 must be useful for those who do (watching others) but why force it on to the Desktop. To me the drop down menus is the easiest to use and with just clicking the mouse on the desktop. There just is too much dragging, swooshing and possibly keyboard shortcuts. In short, Windows 8 looks to be more like an action/adventure game more than a pure adventure game and I dislike action/adventures. hardwall So no Win 8 for me.

Now onto watching a bunch of Win 7 videos
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#879028 - 04/07/13 10:51 AM Re: Ypur Expert Opinion ... Power Supply Upgrade [Re: GreyFuss]
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See! I TOLD you you would not like Windows 8 and that was why you need to consider either getting a new Windows 7 computer or picking up a copy of Windows 7 and hanging on to it for a future build.

Personally, I find Windows 8 easier to use with a keyboard and mouse and some of the new features make like SO much easier. The new task manager is what the task manager SHOULD be; you can grab a screenshot by simply pressing Windows key + Print Screen and it is saved as a .jpg file in a folder called Screenshots; I can send a photo to someone without even opening up my email program; I don't have to reboot after every update...

But then, I prefer action and RPG games to pure adventure games, so there you are!
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#879040 - 04/07/13 11:07 AM Re: Ypur Expert Opinion ... Power Supply Upgrade [Re: Draclvr]
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Originally Posted By: Draclvr


But then, I prefer action and RPG games to pure adventure games, so there you are!



Do you also use the mobile devices?
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#879048 - 04/07/13 11:21 AM Re: Ypur Expert Opinion ... Power Supply Upgrade [Re: GreyFuss]
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Just barely, Greyfuss. I dearly love my Kindle Fire, but only just last month got a cell phone that has a touch screen. It's a cheap $20 Tracfone, but it works for me!

I would probably have a hard time getting used to Windows 8 on a touch device because it works so well for me with keyboard and mouse.

I'm only a "semi-luddite!" And can you tell that Gil and I were up way too late last night teasing each other?!
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#879063 - 04/07/13 11:49 AM Re: Ypur Expert Opinion ... Power Supply Upgrade [Re: GreyFuss]
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Can I just install win 7 on my xp computer. Anything I have to change on the xp? Thanks
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#879064 - 04/07/13 11:49 AM Re: Ypur Expert Opinion ... Power Supply Upgrade [Re: GreyFuss]
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This is a very interesting and informative topic! Looks like I am going to have to get a new Pc sooner than I thought!!!! I am sure I will be back looking for help with the new bad win 7 system.... Don't thinking want win 8 either.
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#879065 - 04/07/13 11:51 AM Re: Ypur Expert Opinion ... Power Supply Upgrade [Re: GreyFuss]
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Originally Posted By: GreyFuss
Egad.....no way...Win 8 is not for computers and not for me for sure. That looks like its made for touchscreen stuff like Lanlynk says.

Lots of people agree with you.

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Now I wonder if there is a good video on what Win 7 is like.

Using Windows 7 is much more like using XP than Windows 8 is. Some interfaces that were changed in Vista will also be changed in Windows 7 -- for example the way you access and use Desktop Properties. This is where the Start Search is particularly useful. You just type what you're looking for into it and it lists possibilities. You want Device Manager? Type Device Manager in the Start Search. It's usable pretty much off the bat.

It's too bad you waited so long to look at Windows 7 because now all the computers in the local stores have Windows 8 instead of 7.

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