Microsoft blames OEMs for slow Windows 8 sales, plans February "relaunch"

By Rick
Jan 25, 2013
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  1. corvette72778

    corvette72778 TS Rookie

    Windows 8 is actually pretty good once you download an aftermarket start menu! Its fast, It goes to sleep quickly and wakes up quickly. Its Just a faster windows 7. However, I despise the new app menu. Once I installed the classic start menu icon, I haven't even used the apps or the app screen. It adds no value to me. I think Microsoft removed the classic start menu to try to generate app revenue. What a bust! Without the classic start menu though, I couldn't imagine using Windows 8. They tried to reinvent the wheel....I mean mouse and as expected it didn't work. It is MUCH MORE complicated using Windows 8 if you don't have the classic start menu. Half the new features are "hidden"!!! The person who is in charge of Windows 8 should be fired along with Balmer.
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,871   +1,524

    Yeah but, negating any claimed speed difference, all you've done is reverse engineer Window 8 to be Windows 7. Nobody disputes that Win 7 is a great OS, do they?
  3. aikiwolfie

    aikiwolfie TS Rookie

    The fast boot times of Windows 8 are a cheat. Windows 8 uses a modified hibernation method to deliver those fast boot times. Which has been shown to cause corruption of hard drive data if the hibernated disk is accessed by another OS. Which you may have to do in the case if viral infection, other technical issues or when dual booting other OS's. Including other versions of Windows.

    This fast boot feature can be turned off. When turned off Windows 8 boots no quicker than it's predecessors. So if you value your hard drive, turn off fast boot and go put the kettle on.
  4. Rsndom Guess Time: Microsoft will be smoked when/if Apple release some sort of touch-screen desktop/laptop/I've used a lot of forward slashes. But what is this came out?

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