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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #615 on: September 13, 2014, 02:21:11 AM »

Start Menu Reviver
Another Windows 8 Start Menu Replacement

This one is fully touch screen enhanced but works equally well with your mouse.

If I had a touch screen, I night work with this for a while.
Classic Shell is still my choice. Once Windows 9 comes out, Microsoft will be putting
their own actual start menu back.
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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #616 on: September 25, 2014, 02:14:24 PM »

Microsoft exec: 'Windows 9' to be announced next week


A personal Observation:
A new release of the Windows operating system has always brought with it a new learning curve.
Some folks have forgotten that. Some have also forgotten that learning new things is what keeps your mind active and your body young. Something that's more important for some of us than others.
For those of us that embraced and have worked with Windows 8 since it's early beta days, we always knew it was a much better operating system that the prior ones.
It's faster, more secure and, more compatible with older software than it's predecessors.
For those that missed the traditional start menu, there had always been a third party program that fixed that oversight from Microsoft. Adding  ClassicShell  http://www.classicshell.net/
 to the mix, gave you back the start button and added the ability to bypass the metro apps screen entirely.
We are about to embark on the next release of Windows. This new version will also have a slight learning curve and offer quite a few enhancement.
Change is something that can be embraced or hated but almost always improves what's come before.
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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #617 on: September 25, 2014, 03:57:02 PM »
Personal Observation:
If windows 8 was so damn good why is MS essentially abandoning it - well its market share is pretty poor and people aren't buying it.

Why are MS rushing windows 9 out the door - because they don't want this OS upgrade to be associated with the failed venture windows 8, win8.1, win8.1 update1.
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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #618 on: September 25, 2014, 04:08:32 PM »
Personal Observation:
If windows 8 was so damn good why is MS essentially abandoning it - well its market share is pretty poor and people aren't buying it.

Why are MS rushing windows 9 out the door - because they don't want this OS upgrade to be associated with the failed venture windows 8, win8.1, win8.1 update1.
We all see things in our own light. You have your opinion, I have mine. I'm sure however that I've used Windows 8 at lot longer than you. :)
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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #619 on: September 25, 2014, 04:13:15 PM »
Personal Observation:
If windows 8 was so damn good why is MS essentially abandoning it - well its market share is pretty poor and people aren't buying it.

Why are MS rushing windows 9 out the door - because they don't want this OS upgrade to be associated with the failed venture windows 8, win8.1, win8.1 update1.
We all see things in our own light. You have your opinion, I have mine. I'm sure however that I've used Windows 8 at lot longer than you. :)

And at this rate I will have never used windows 8 - only time will tell if I will be using win9 or win7 Pro - I don't rush into anything ;D
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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #620 on: September 25, 2014, 05:30:12 PM »
I didn't care much for Windows 8 mostly because of the learning curve and the lack of start button. I had a hard time finding things that were simple to navigate to in Windows 7. Once Windows 8.1 was released, I really started liking it. Both my laptops have 8.1 on them and I use a Windows 8.1 phone. I can find no reason why I would want to go back to Windows 7.


I wonder what the upgrade plan from 8.1 to 9.0 will be?

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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #621 on: September 25, 2014, 05:41:53 PM »
The only sure thing so far is that you will get your start menu back.
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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #622 on: September 25, 2014, 05:50:04 PM »
The only sure thing so far is that you will get your start menu back.
With the right panel (the most important part) turned into a garish mess of tiles instead of shortcuts to the things you really use the most like your Favorites, Control Panel, Pictures, Documents, This PC, Downloads, etc. No thanks here. I'll stick with Classic Shell even if I do get Windows 9 which will only happen if it's a free upgrade to Windows 8.1 users.

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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #623 on: September 25, 2014, 05:52:59 PM »
The only sure thing so far is that you will get your start menu back.
By upgrade, I meant are W8.1 users going to have to pay to upgrade to 9.0 or will it be a free upgrade?

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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #624 on: September 25, 2014, 06:03:44 PM »
If the resource and stability improvements are as great as they were when changing from win7 to win8 then I'll upgrade to 9 :)

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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #625 on: September 25, 2014, 06:05:30 PM »
The only sure thing so far is that you will get your start menu back.
By upgrade, I meant are W8.1 users going to have to pay to upgrade to 9.0 or will it be a free upgrade?
here's the rumor mill:
http://www.itpro.co.uk/operating-systems/22988/windows-9-to-be-free-for-windows-81-users
Nothing definite from Microsoft at this point.
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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #626 on: September 25, 2014, 10:51:38 PM »
I'm all for a free upgrade. I just purchased both of these computers less than a year ago so I am not hip on spending any more money on an operating. I suppose I would have to see the entire list of upgrades first.


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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #627 on: September 25, 2014, 11:02:12 PM »
You're welcome. :)
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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #629 on: September 29, 2014, 07:49:03 PM »
Nice to see free for me. ;D
and maybe xp users, that would be something. ???
I imagine W9 will be here quite shortly??
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