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Is anyone regretting buying Windows 8?

  1. atechwiz profile image73
    atechwizposted 5 years ago

    Is anyone regretting buying Windows 8?

  2. Goody5 profile image76
    Goody5posted 5 years ago

    No I haven't gotten into the new Windows 8 yet, and I possibly never will. What I don't understand is will it ever stop. There's Windows 1.0, Windows 2.0, Windows 3.0, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and what's going to be next from Microsoft to keep the consumer spending their hard earned money fro out of their wallet? Keep on hubbing  smile

    1. atechwiz profile image73
      atechwizposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I can relate.  Apple is the same way though.  This is kind of the way with technology.  I think it is easy to take the improvements for granted.  Just try to plug something into a Windows 98 machine. 50/50 chance it will work.

  3. howlermunkey profile image93
    howlermunkeyposted 5 years ago

    I've tested it (and written about it ), there is a HUGE learning curve. No more start button, the "Metro" is the "start menu". I understand what they are doing, they want the tablets\phone\pc's to match up as best they can. And, actually, I have fun with Windows 8, ....at home........... But I did have to read up on Hotkeys, and create my own "shut down" desktop icon (in my hub)... you don't "have" to create your own shutdown button, there are three different ways to shut it off, (that aren't so apparent as the original "shut down" from the (now missing) start menu,  but I thought it was fun.

    Fun is a good word for Windows 8. If, you like to "tinker" and read up on how to work something, you'll like it. If you don't like change, and you especially liked the "start" menu, your in for a surprise. In the business world, it may survive, perhaps, but support calls to IT staff will surely increase ten fold as people try to figure out how to work it lol.

    No "regrets", as I have only downloaded the beta to a test machine.

    1. atechwiz profile image73
      atechwizposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have been using Windows 8 for a while now and I agree that there will be a learning curve.  I think that once you get past the learning curve though things make sense.  We are just so used to the Start button.

  4. Richard Craig profile image66
    Richard Craigposted 5 years ago

    I'm not interested in it.  In terms of Windows 8 for tablets and phones, I think Microsoft have been left in the past for too long and will be playing catch-up for a few years yet.  As for the home PC I wouldn't buy it because I would only use the classic desktop rather than the new funky one.  It will work well for touch devices but for a mouse it not as intuitive.

    I'll stick with my Windows Vista and if I want a tablet, I'll get Android tablet thanks.

    1. atechwiz profile image73
      atechwizposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have recently picked up a Microsoft Surface and I have to say I am impressed.  I also have an iPad and have used Android tablets at work.  I think when it comes to things like productivity Surface and other Windows 8 tablets have a good shot.

  5. dwachira profile image83
    dwachiraposted 5 years ago

    I may not use Win 8 as my primary OS but i may just test it for familiarization. Ever since Microsoft started forcing the Windows OS down the users throats, i noticed much exodus from Windows OS to other Operating systems especially to open sources like Linux. It become as a shock to many Microsoft users when Microsoft announced that the new Microsoft Office 2013 will only work in Win 7 or 8 and not older versions of Windows: http://hubpages.com/hub/A-letter-to-my-friend-Microsoft One get to ask, why does Microsoft force its products to users?

    1. atechwiz profile image73
      atechwizposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I definitely understand the frustration users feel about constantly having to upgrade software and hardware.  In Microsoft's defense though, is this really any different than any of the other major players in the technology field?

  6. AlphaTechWV profile image66
    AlphaTechWVposted 5 years ago

    It's hard to regret a $15 purchase but I've had my share of problems out of Windows 8. I own a technology business in my home town and had to familiarize myself with Windows 8 so I can answer questions when others have problems. The first problem I had was my WiFi adapter in my desktop does not have Windows 8 drivers and the Windows 7 drivers crash the system. Funny thing is, my older adapter does work so I went back to it to wait on drivers. The second problem I ran into was my search function kept crashing. That took a registry edit to fix and is apparently becoming a common problem. One thing I do recommend is getting a software to put the start menu back until you really know your way around. I'm currently using Classic Shell and this will be the one I recommend to people who can't acclimate to the new Metro system. On the other hand, I am really enjoying the new start menu with the tiles and apps. I feel like Microsoft is a bit late to the game but they are making an honest effort and I feel that this time around is much better than their last attempt at innovation- Windows Vista.

    1. atechwiz profile image73
      atechwizposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It definitely does take a bit of getting used to.  I think the problem Microsoft could have is people getting frustrated and going back to 7 and thereby becoming Windows Vista all over again where people would simply order XP machines.

    2. AlphaTechWV profile image66
      AlphaTechWVposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Completely possible but Microsoft will offset that with Windows 8 only software and they have already announced that there will be no more service packs for Windows 7.

  7. Naveed Ahmed 624 profile image84
    Naveed Ahmed 624posted 3 years ago

    Yes, although I didn't buy it for a real price. It was a free of cost license for university students, but I am extremely dissatisfied with Windows 8.1 and its previous version Windows 8. I have a Dell Inspiron N4050 and except these two operating systems just mentioned, all other operating systems work fine. Just these two won't start-up, the system hangs just before the lockup screen is to appear. I have re-installed three times from different setup files, but the problem persists.