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    SG Enthusiast Easto's Avatar
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    Angry First try at Win 8... not happy

    Our general manager just bought a notebook with Win 8 and she needed me to transfer some files and just basic setup stuff and boy was I having a hard time. I was having to run back to my computer and Google info on Win 8 as to what I was trying to do. I'm no pro but I think I've got a pretty good grip on Windows operating systems but I was having a hell of a time navigating and just doing the most basic things. I will admit I was under the gun and trying to help her out in between my usual daily mess but still... there was no way I could have done what I did without having to Google almost everything. I understand there is a way to create the old Windows feel to it but she wants the "new" look with the touch screen etc.

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    Classic Shell makes it useable without a touch screen but being that the laptop has one, I don't quite understand why you had such difficulties in figuring out how to use Win 8. I mean, there is a little bit of a learning curve but not really that difficult to navigate.

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    She should have waited for 8.1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    She should have waited for 8.1.
    Users will get the 8.1 update for free through the MS Store. So it's all good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisinCain View Post
    Classic Shell makes it useable without a touch screen but being that the laptop has one, I don't quite understand why you had such difficulties in figuring out how to use Win 8. I mean, there is a little bit of a learning curve but not really that difficult to navigate.
    Probably had to do with being under the gun at work and I had better things to do. Also, the thing was Ultra Small. I don't know why she bought it. It's not like it was a "work" laptop, more like something you'd have laying around at home and grab when you go out on the deck or garage to look something up. Any way, I had a hard time, maybe just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by easto View Post
    i had better things to do.

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