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Did I mention how much I hate Win8 ?
« on: January 18, 2014, 12:35:44 pm »
Did I mention how much I hate Win8 ?

Currently having to update a bunch of new Win8 PC's .. 918mb of updates (first round, so there may be more) on each PC before I can upgrade to 8.1 and get the start button back for some semblance of desktop sanity  .. wonder how big the 8.1 upgrade is gonna be  :o

918mb (plus) for christ sake .. how long has Win8 been out ?

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Forgot to mention, that's just Windows updates NOT application updates, and doesn't include "optional" updates  ::)
« Last Edit: January 18, 2014, 12:46:03 pm by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
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Re: Did I mention how much I hate Win8 ?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2014, 12:45:14 pm »
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Did I mention how much I hate Win8 ?

In all the time I've been a member of this forum I have never known you to express a dislike for any Microsoft operating system, this is indeed a revelation  :o




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Re: Did I mention how much I hate Win8 ?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2014, 12:47:29 pm »
Oh .. OK .. I'll try to be more expressive about it in future ;)
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Re: Did I mention how much I hate Win8 ?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2014, 12:55:25 pm »
Actually it seems you're not alone, only this morning I was browsing some websites/forums about Win XP ending in April and what it will mean for Linux and Win 8 is almost universally disliked, there are thousands of small businesses still running XP and refusing point blank to upgrade to it

should be interesting to see what unfolds :)




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Re: Did I mention how much I hate Win8 ?
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2014, 01:11:24 pm »
Well if I remember correctly 918mb was pretty much the size of a fresh XP install (before updates)  :o

What the hell was so wrong with Win8 that it needs pretty much totally replacing already (and that's not including the 8.1 fixes) .. I find this speaks volumes.
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Re: Did I mention how much I hate Win8 ?
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2014, 07:24:57 pm »
And now I know .. the Win8 --> Win8.1 upgrade is a 3.7gb download  ::)
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Re: Did I mention how much I hate Win8 ?
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2014, 10:27:56 pm »
3.7 gb?!

And to think my first PC only had a 1GB hard drive :( lol. Windows 95 only took like 50MB and was miles better than their latest offerings haha. And with only 8MB RAM!
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Re: Did I mention how much I hate Win8 ?
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2014, 10:31:48 pm »
What's the betting there are more updates when this finishes installing ?
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Re: Did I mention how much I hate Win8 ?
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2014, 06:35:23 pm »
I have still never used Windows 8...I have heard a lot of negative about it though

but then every O/S Windows puts out has a negative affect till it sinks in that this is reality...and people accept it...lol
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Re: Did I mention how much I hate Win8 ?
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2014, 06:48:17 pm »
True, but Win8 is just "$%&ed up".
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Re: Did I mention how much I hate Win8 ?
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2014, 08:58:33 pm »
lol...

now I am curious and want to get it...lol
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Re: Did I mention how much I hate Win8 ?
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2014, 11:11:27 pm »
heh :) .. have fun.
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Re: Did I mention how much I hate Win8 ?
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2014, 01:12:07 pm »
3.7 gb?!

And to think my first PC only had a 1GB hard drive :( lol. Windows 95 only took like 50MB and was miles better than their latest offerings haha. And with only 8MB RAM!

Struth!,now I feel really old!  :-\....a 1Gb HDD ?? - my first PC had two floppies, no HDD!, and 384Kb of RAM! - I remember upgrading it to 640K, and thinking it was really quick! :-[

as for 3.7Gb for an "upgrade", i think the term is "bloatware" - how completely and utterly ridiculous :o

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Re: Did I mention how much I hate Win8 ?
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2014, 03:41:48 pm »
Bloody hell Sim, that beats me - I've always known a 640k world!
Along with the hell of it not being enough, and the world being slow to adopt EMS/XMS, grr.....

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Re: Did I mention how much I hate Win8 ?
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2014, 04:14:26 pm »
I only went from 98 to Vista and that was enough for me!   ;D

Now busy with Mint 13KDE (and doing my best to persuade others...............)  ;)

 


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