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Thread: Windows 8

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    To me, Vista was a nightmare and Windows 7 isn't very stable. So far, I have found that Windows 8 is stable and very fast. But, it does take a few min. to get used to. I really like XP, but it was slow compared to windows 8. I think once people figure out how to use it, they will like it. Anything new takes time to learn.

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    Thank goodness I bought my laptop last year and have Windows 7. It has been great.I haven't had any problems with stability. What are they? I avoided downloading fix-its early in 7's life-cycle at the recommendation of a techie friend - he had lots of trouble with them. I wonder if that is what caused stability problems?

    The only reason I have a PC instead of a Mac is my Pfaff won't interface with a Mac. None of these problems with Apple. And no firewall is necessary. I hate Microsoft! There are always a lot of bugs whenever they introduce a new product or system. I don't understand why they can't get the bugs out when they beta test.

    I have heard so many complaints about 8 that I'm really glad I have my year-old baby!
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    Quote Originally Posted by clamb27 View Post
    Go to the middle of left side of screen a 1/2 arrow will show up and click on it I hate windows 8 also but learning it slowly. Good luck with new laptop.

    Our old computer died and we just got a new one with Windows 8 in it and it sucks royally. Guess when you get used to one system and they bring out a new one there should be a step by step in depth guide!! LOL
    I agree with Clamb good luck ..
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    Get a Mac, you will love it and have no more problems. it took me about 5 PC's before I got the message.
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    There is comfort in knowing that I'm not the only one who is lost. I am also making the transition from XP to 8. After the past two days, I've come to the conclusion that 8 was designed by a bunch of monkeys on crack. That's the only explanation I can find for making me click two or three things that once only took one click. I'll be keeping an eye on this thread also.

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    I just got a new computer right after Thanksgiving and it came with Windows 8. I am not a fan. Having had a lot of time to play with it, trying to get ready for Christmas. Santa brought me a Windows 8 for Dummies book so hope that will help. Good luck to all you other users out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKO View Post
    If you don't have a touch screen, once again -- put your mouse cursor in the lower left corner of the screen - you should see an icon for the "
    Click on that. On the start screen, find the icon called "Desktop" and click on that. Wha-la, Windows 7 is back.

    Since the upper left corner always shows the last app you had (sorta like a toggle) if you do get into one of those big-block screens you should be able to always go back to your previous screen (Windows 7 desktop) by going there and clicking, as well.

    Placing your mouse cursor in the upper right hand corner of the screen will cause a slide out that contains functions like those contained in the old Win 7 Start menu, i.e. search, add devices, settings, start, etc. If you spend a little time exploring what these do, you'll easily adapt to the new system. You basically have all the options you had before, but just multiple ways to do some things, like start applications.

    People with Windows phones will also like the similarity between the new interface and their phones, I guess. I'm personally an Android guy, but Cindy likes the Windows phone.
    Thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge with us. My new computer came with Windows 8, and I have not enjoyed it at all. Since I knew you were willing to help, I sat down and did a few tutorials, which were very minimal in the information department. But I can open and close things and even find a few things. Thank you so much.

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    monkeys on crack explains it ..... lol love that

    OK QKO.... I like to play games on MSN.... I need Active X... How the heck can I download it?
    Also sometimes, I am looking at something, my hands no where near the keyboard and the screen goes back to the tiles....
    One more thing.... you said the start button is in the lower left corner.... all I see is an image of the tiles not my old friend "Start".... I want to cry....help, Help, HELP....

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    also I set up my email account and all of my contacts did not transfer to windows 8.... now what do I do?

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    Glad to hear there is a dummies books for widows 8. I instructions that came with mine were 1-5. just how to star it.
    Does anyone know where the insert or delete buttons are?
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