Anybody Like Windows 8.1?

Started Apr 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP WryCuda Senior Member • Posts: 6,700
Re: Yes, Better than Windows 7...
1

Ron AKA wrote:

Windows 8.1 makes a lot more sense than installing a 5 year old Windows 7 operating system. Windows 8 has the Storage Spaces feature which was originally used in Windows Server and now can be used by home users for much more flexibility in how the hard disk drives are managed. I have mine set up for speed using the "Simple" configuration, but there are other parity systems for varying degree of redundancy.

Microsoft has always had difficulty is setting up places to store files. Early versions had no suggested folders, so users often stored stuff in the root directory. Eventually My Documents came along, then that was spoiled by the introduction of multiple user accounts; then various nonsense folders such a Public Pictures as in the following screen shot (Blue section hides folder names for posting):

For as long as I have been using a computer, I have had a folder named Shared where everything is stored with a logical file structure. What could be simpler than that? Seems that Storage Spaces is the latest attempt at obfuscation.

 WryCuda's gear list:WryCuda's gear list
Nikon D7100 Sony a6000 Sony Alpha 7
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
hdr
hdr
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow