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News Windows 8 two-year support countdown begins Friday

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  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    Question is, when Windows 9 (rumored for next year) is released will we see that 2023 date curtailed.
     
  3. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    Is the release date the 18th or the 17th? On some sites (including www.microsoftstore.com) it says the 17th...
     
  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    17th in the US, 18th internationally.
     
  5. MadDogg

    MadDogg Sofa King Awesome

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    Stay with Windows 7. Windows 8 and 8.1 sucks.
     
  6. ashchap

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    A compelling argument, you've convinced me!
     
  7. itrush07

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    Windows 7 user here... looks like another plus for 7 and not 8..
     
  8. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    what you actually mean is, you haven't bothered to learn how to use win 8 /8.1 to find out how good it actually is.
     
  9. MadDogg

    MadDogg Sofa King Awesome

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    Actually, I have tried Windows 8, and it really does suck.
     
  10. Paulg1971

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    Great argument there. A lot of people will be utterly convinced by it!
     
  11. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    explain how windows 8 sucks? rather than just say it sucks?
     
  12. sniperdude

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    just looked at 8.1 it sucks.


    They bring this out because people wanted the old start menu... but when you click the
    programs tab in the 8.1 start menu it just brings you to the crap tiled menu again


    totally pointless
     
  13. Krazeh

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    It was never the intention of MS to bring the old start menu back. The Start Button has returned because people apparently found moving the mouse to the corner a bit too complicated without something to aim at.

    There's plenty of improvements made in 8.1, but going back in time to get the old start menu back isn't one of them. The start screen is far simpler, and better to look at anyway.
     
  14. CrapBag

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    Is there anyway to download a windows 8 (8.1) Iso just so I can try before I buy? (providing this is legal)

    I know windows 7 has iso's you can download from MS and then you have 30 days to activate.

    Now I have my test pc up and running I have somewhere I can properly try windows 8 as I don't want to disrupt any of my main pc's.
     
  15. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    not sure about normal TechNet subscriptions, but partners with a TechNet are supposed to be able to download 8.1RTM
     
  16. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    Microsoft found people were not using the start menu, so they removed it and replaced it with a full screen version. :confused:
     
  17. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    the full screen version allows for live tiles, a bit like the gadgets on win vista/7
     
  18. sniperdude

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    hmmm So you are implying that people who don't like windows 8 menu system are stupid.

    I will guarantee you they're not.

    Quite a lot of them will be way smarter than you.

    And yes it was MS intention to win over people to windows 8 and to stop the 1000s of rants they get daily about the start menu.

    do some googling to confirm this.
     
  19. MrDomRocks

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    I have been using Windows 8. For over a week and I can say that I do quite like the new UI, the menu system took some getting used too. But if I cant find it I type it and badabing it's there for me to click on.

    I have moved to 8.1 just yet as I quite like 8 as it is. I will be shifting soon as the official release is out though.

    And even then I will stick to the Win8 UI as I do quite like it.

    Those unwilling to change are most likely just unhappy that the start menu as it is known will be no more.
     
  20. sniperdude

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    I will bet windows 9 will give you the choice of classic with Aero or the tiled menu.

    And rightly so.
     

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