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New Laptop arriving tomorrow (Windows 8) - Any tips to make the experience less traumatic for a user used to and rather attached to Windows 7 ?

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As above really - any tips appreciated
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2y, 1m agoPosted 2 years, 1 month ago
As above really - any tips appreciated
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2y, 1m agoPosted 2 years, 1 month ago
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#1
One word, classicshell!
#2
Start 8
#4
Learn a few short cut keys , otherwise you'll struggle to convert to the new Operating System.
#5
Thanks for that - I've heard that commented on - will give it a go - Cheers :)
#6
nemesiz
Learn a few short cut keys , otherwise you'll struggle to convert to the new Operating System.
Nice link - much appreciated .
#7
Free update to 8.1?

Start button re-appears and you can learn the changes in about 30 minutes...
#8
Daftfool666
Free update to 8.1?

Start button re-appears and you can learn the changes in about 30 minutes...
Hopefully ,or already installed ,it appears that would make the transition easier . Edit : just looked at the specs -does say Windows 8.1 .

Edited By: rogparki on Jan 06, 2015 22:16
#9
rogparki
just looked at the specs -does say Windows 8.1 .
8.1 isn't too bad. I have a desktop link on the home screen which goes to a classic windows 7 type desktop view with the old style icons etc
#10
paul1005
rogparki
just looked at the specs -does say Windows 8.1 .
8.1 isn't too bad. I have a desktop link on the home screen which goes to a classic windows 7 type desktop view with the old style icons etc
I'll try that - so effectively you get the best of both .
#11
Just check out a decent youtube guide. Ten or fifteen minutes and then you may well think that all these people who harp on that windows 8 is the devils spawn are just being very silly.

PS... I use Windows 7 at work and I hate it. Very 20th century.....

Edited By: scrumpypaul on Jan 06, 2015 22:39
#12
google how to set up desktop on windows 8 so that when you turn your laptop on it will show the desk top then you will feel like you still have windows 7. i don't go the tile screen of windows 8, i just abandon that.
#13
mutley1
google how to set up desktop on windows 8 so that when you turn your laptop on it will show the desk top then you will feel like you still have windows 7. i don't go the tile screen of windows 8, i just abandon that.
That should help - Thanks .
#14
rogparki
mutley1
google how to set up desktop on windows 8 so that when you turn your laptop on it will show the desk top then you will feel like you still have windows 7. i don't go the tile screen of windows 8, i just abandon that.
That should help - Thanks .

i have a touchscreen version so i have put the power off button on my desktop toolbar so i can shut the laptop down by swiping the desktop. google slide to shut down :)



Edited By: mutley1 on Jan 06, 2015 23:06
#15
mutley1
rogparki
mutley1
google how to set up desktop on windows 8 so that when you turn your laptop on it will show the desk top then you will feel like you still have windows 7. i don't go the tile screen of windows 8, i just abandon that.
That should help - Thanks .

i have a touchscreen version so i have put the power off button on my desktop toolbar so i can shut the laptop down by swiping the desktop. :)
Didn't fancy a touchscreen as I use it as a " coffee table top" touchscreen would do my back in ! all that bending forward ! oO . Also cant get on with touchpads - so still use a mouse .

Edited By: rogparki on Jan 06, 2015 23:10
#16
rogparki
mutley1
rogparki
mutley1
google how to set up desktop on windows 8 so that when you turn your laptop on it will show the desk top then you will feel like you still have windows 7. i don't go the tile screen of windows 8, i just abandon that.
That should help - Thanks .

i have a touchscreen version so i have put the power off button on my desktop toolbar so i can shut the laptop down by swiping the desktop. :)
Didn't fancy a touchscreen as I use it as a " coffee table top" touchscreen would do my back in ! all that bending forward ! oO . Also cant get on with touchpads - so still use a mouse .

i still use the mouse mainly but use the touch facility for some additional functions that windows 8 offer. just nice to have both for windows 8.
#17
I've just gone from Xp to Windows 8.1 and it wasn't as bad as I was expecting
#18
Thanks for all the tips , maybe it wont be as bad as I feared after all - Cheers All :)
#19
classic shell is defo one to go for!
#20
Send it back............8 is rubbish..

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