Win7 to Win 8

Started Sep 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
Gary Coombs
Gary Coombs Veteran Member • Posts: 4,225
Re: Why can't Windows just work?

CAcreeks wrote:

skyglider wrote:

  • Buy Win8.
  • Install the free "Classic Shell".
  • In Classic Shell, disable "Active Corners".
  • Run in desktop mode with the Classic Shell and it will behave like Win7.
  • Problem solved.

That is a lot of trouble.

You forgot other mandatory steps, such as install antivirus and remove crapware. All of this wastes at least a day of your time.

Why can't Windows work right out of the box, like Mac OS X or the most popular Linux distros?

The PC Vendors install the crapware.  I bought my Windows 8 machine from the Microsoft Store in Atlanta and at the Microsoft Store they do a Microsoft Signature software install that does not install any crapware whatsoever.  It is a pure Windows 8 operating system with nothing else other than of course any hardware drivers that are needed.

BTW, I've had my Windows 8 system since November and after an initial frustrating learning week I now love it.  You'll never get me to downgrade back to Windows 7.

I don't use any of the Start Menu add-on's.  After you learn to use Windows 8 they really aren't necessary and only get in the way.

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