Windows 8 sucks WORST than VISA ever did
EdW

Pittsford, NY

#25 Jul 31, 2013
When someone buys a used computer, why should the company tie up it's expensive tech resources to service him, instead of taking care of new customers that paid them for a computer. They made zero dollars from his purchase, yet you want them to use their resources to support him?

Secondly, Win 7 never crashes on the four computers I have it running on, and my work computer is rock solid. If you can't handle Win 7, forget about Linux.

“Don't Toews Me Bro!”

Since: Apr 13

The Elite Northeast

#26 Jul 31, 2013
The service WAS paid for when the computer was purchased. What does it matter if it switches owners? They would have helped if he had known the ladies full name he purchased it from (this was months later).
By the way, regarding your Linux comment, this was my dad I was talking about - a database manager mind you, so if he has to call it's something big. And who said it was a crash?
Myself, I've used a few different distributions of Linux and will gladly switch over.
Palmyra Maid

Newark, NY

#27 Jul 31, 2013
I think you need to take it to a computer fixer of some sort.
Ha Ha

Iraq

#28 Jul 31, 2013
Palmyra Maid wrote:
I think you need to take it to a computer fixer of some sort.
You are:
My Dad Loves My Mom
Hewy
Hello
Phelps Guy
Nancy
Excuse Me
How 329
7suzie

and a total turd in the punch-bowl.

You never have anything intelligent to say
And you promised us all that you weren't coming back.
Sammy

Miami, FL

#29 Aug 1, 2013
ThatOneBeaut wrote:
The service WAS paid for when the computer was purchased. What does it matter if it switches owners? They would have helped if he had known the ladies full name he purchased it from (this was months later).
By the way, regarding your Linux comment, this was my dad I was talking about - a database manager mind you, so if he has to call it's something big. And who said it was a crash?
Myself, I've used a few different distributions of Linux and will gladly switch over.
This is far too much information. And, more importantly, who cares.
Ha Ha

Iraq

#30 Aug 1, 2013
EdW wrote:
Secondly, Win 7 never crashes on the four computers I have it running on, and my work computer is rock solid. If you can't handle Win 7, forget about Linux.
Well, that's because ANY operating system can handle a few hours of solitare and posting stuff on topix & craigslist.

Computing today does a lot more work ... with streaming video, skype & some of the games today are real chip crunchers.
ClassicShell

Vestal, NY

#31 Aug 1, 2013
If you have Windows 8 give ClassicShell a try.

http://www.classicshell.net/

Does away with that crappy Metro UI.
PDX Dave

Portland, OR

#32 Aug 1, 2013
I bought a new laptop with Win8 and hated it so bad, I took it back and returned it even if I did get a killer deal on the thing. Hey, it was no deal to me if it was unusable! I agree, worse than Vista ever was. I went to Amazon and bought a new in the box laptop with Win7 on it. I think the new OS was written trying to emulate smart phones so they could market it to the generation of kids that have those things glued to their face, and don't really use a PC for the things it was meant for, word processing and spreadsheets, that sort of thing. All they want to do is tap on "lifestyles" so they can post things to Facebook, and tweet so their friends know when they walk down the hall, or flushed the toilet LOL (yes, I actually got those tweets before I closed down those accounts and decided to act like a grown-up)
Ha Ha

Iraq

#34 Aug 10, 2013
A cold winter's day:

A wife texted her husband "Windows frozen, won't open."

He replied "Gently pour some lukewarm water over it."

She texted back "Computer is really screwed up now!"
Country Boy

Batavia, NY

#35 Aug 10, 2013
Vista really is not that bad once you install all three service packs and the 300 plus windows updates. I rebuilt a laptop with day one Vista and download over RR for 32 hours straight.
Ha Ha

Surabaya, Indonesia

#36 Aug 12, 2013
Sucks so bad.
Windows 8 is horrible

Hancock, ME

#37 Oct 27, 2013
I can remember their WinME fiasco and other problems BUT Windows 8 is the straw that broke the camels back. Seriously the layout sucks on both portable & desktop devices. Win8 is obnoxious, annoying, illogical, and down right CRAZY! I've been a PC fan most my life and I've hated those stuck up Mac ads however I feel that I have NO CHOICE in the future but to buy Mac from now on. Win8 is the iceberg that suck the Titanic. It's horrible on both portable and desktops. Simply horrible. It's the most immature and stupid layout I've ever seen. It's not logical, it's not functional, it's not friendly at all. It's just down right hideous.
Windows 8 is horrible

Hancock, ME

#38 Oct 27, 2013
PS Sorry meant to say "sunk the Titanic". But yea Win8 does "suck". ha ha
Country Boy

Batavia, NY

#39 Oct 27, 2013
Windows 8 is horrible wrote:
I can remember their WinME fiasco and other problems BUT Windows 8 is the straw that broke the camels back. Seriously the layout sucks on both portable & desktop devices. Win8 is obnoxious, annoying, illogical, and down right CRAZY! I've been a PC fan most my life and I've hated those stuck up Mac ads however I feel that I have NO CHOICE in the future but to buy Mac from now on. Win8 is the iceberg that suck the Titanic. It's horrible on both portable and desktops. Simply horrible. It's the most immature and stupid layout I've ever seen. It's not logical, it's not functional, it's not friendly at all. It's just down right hideous.
Microsoft recognize the fact that Windows 8 blows, so they totally rewrote the OS as Windows 8.1. It can be down loaded at the microsoft windows store for free. Warning: this beast is 3.5 GB in length and will take several hours to down load. It can't be bought as a CD either. With it, they brought back the Start button by popular demand and you now can boot to the desktop like any other version of windows.
Tammy

Bangor, ME

#40 Dec 25, 2013
Windows 8 looks like it was designed by crazy people and I really mean that. Win 8 looks like it was made by bat sh!t loonies. We had tech support come into our office and even though we have all brand new computers this year we had them switch us all back to Windows 7. However next time we upgrade our computers we will no longer be using Microsoft in our office. Tech support is great with other OS like Linux or even Mac. Same for our tablets too that run Win 8 and horrible OS like Jelly Bean. It's just too immature, none user friendly, and down right silly. We are trying to run a serious office and it's painfully obvious that Microsoft is suited more for high school kids that like to play around. But as they say all good things come to an end and even though Microsoft was a pioneer it's obvious they are on a rapid down slide. And we put up with other horrible mistakes like WindowsME & VISTA. But Win 8 takes the cake with it's hidden features and adding steps just to get to apps or close down. They seem to be overly hung up on this whole scrolling thing. Also they don't understand there is a difference between a Desktop PC and a Tablet and even on a tablet their OS sucks. It's too clunky and immature. Can't take MS seriously anymore. Our manager has even thought of suing Microsoft for interruption of our business. But one thing for sure is Microsoft is forever out of our office. It's just too bat S#!T CRAZY!
Tammy

Bangor, ME

#41 Dec 25, 2013
Country Boy wrote:
<quoted text>
Microsoft recognize the fact that Windows 8 blows, so they totally rewrote the OS as Windows 8.1. It can be down loaded at the microsoft windows store for free. Warning: this beast is 3.5 GB in length and will take several hours to down load. It can't be bought as a CD either. With it, they brought back the Start button by popular demand and you now can boot to the desktop like any other version of windows.
I disagree that they "totally rewrote" it with 8.1 because 8.1 doesn't look or function that much more differently than 8. But it was a nice start by bringing back the Start button and being able to boot in normal sane mode instead of that crazy immature start page with random blocks of nonsense in no logical order. Still the damage has been done to their reputation and offices like the one I work for will not be using Microsoft windows on our computers in the future. Our manager is so pissed and employees too annoyed. Even I was a die hard Windows fan and would never use a Mac but now I hate Microsoft. Even though I was a die hard fan I guess I technically died as a fan. ha ha Microsoft is just too unstable for serious business owners to go to anymore. Microsoft as a serious "reliability" problem. I mean if MS Windows was an employee with such a rotating disposition they'd get fired. Well in a way or office has just fired Microsoft. And if MS Windows was a actual person we'd home that he or she goes on medications and therapy ASAP. LOL
Country Boy

Woodstock, GA

#42 Dec 25, 2013
Windows 8.1 doesn't really bring back the start button as we know it. It does allow you to boot directly into the traditional desktop. There is a company called IObit that has a free utility to reinstall the real Start Button back in the lower left hand position. Kim Komando put me on it and it does the job. I make every new installation on a laptop or desktop look as close to Windows 7 I can.
Bruce

Bangor, ME

#43 Dec 26, 2013
Windows 8.1 is horrible to download and they LIE about giving us back the start button. It's only a quick link that takes you back to that stupid Start Page. So you'll take over an hour to upgrade to 8.1 only to find there is NO REAL start button like the old one. It's just a cheep looking logo added to your task bar that does nothing more than what the keyboard button does. Which makes me wonder why you need a very long download update thing to give us a quick link to a start page nobody wants? It sucks. I hate Microcosmic more than ever!
Bruce

Bangor, ME

#44 Dec 26, 2013
Country Boy wrote:
<quoted text>
Microsoft recognize the fact that Windows 8 blows, so they totally rewrote the OS as Windows 8.1. It can be down loaded at the microsoft windows store for free. Warning: this beast is 3.5 GB in length and will take several hours to down load. It can't be bought as a CD either. With it, they brought back the Start button by popular demand and you now can boot to the desktop like any other version of windows.
PS They actually LIE about giving us back the Start Button but it's all in their vague and ambiguous laungague. It's basically a quick link on your task bar that takes you back to their stupid Start Page that nobody likes nor wants. It's not an actual start button that opens up programs, settings, or allows you to close down your computer. We still are forced to use that stupid pop up bar to the right of the screen with added steps to open programs and to simply shut down. Their stupid Start Button is nothing more than what the keyboard button does with the same logo. Microsoft Blows!
Country Boy

Woodstock, GA

#45 Dec 26, 2013
Bruce wrote:
<quoted text>
PS They actually LIE about giving us back the Start Button but it's all in their vague and ambiguous laungague. It's basically a quick link on your task bar that takes you back to their stupid Start Page that nobody likes nor wants. It's not an actual start button that opens up programs, settings, or allows you to close down your computer. We still are forced to use that stupid pop up bar to the right of the screen with added steps to open programs and to simply shut down. Their stupid Start Button is nothing more than what the keyboard button does with the same logo. Microsoft Blows!
Try that free utility from IObit that puts the real Start Button back in it's proper position with full functionality....just like Windows 7 and all OS before.

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