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I went and upgraded to Windows 8- BIG mistake- Can anyone advise how to remove? I now also cant read PPRuNe as it just comes up in IE as a "TYPED" page with no familiar formatting and functionability. Anyone know how to fix this? Thanks in advance.
I have just bought a new laptop with W8 and am finding it very hard to get used to. I don't like the 'apps' layout on the opening page, but my 17 year old son thinks it's 'cool' and I suppose that's the market it's aimed at, people who use smartphones, tablets, etc. They are probably in the majority.
Even simple things like finding the 'power' options are difficult, but I am slowly getting used to it.
Bit bleeding edge, W8. I recently got my first machine with W7 having decided it had probably just about settled down enough, other than that I'm using XP and W2k3. I think I'll let other people work the bugs out of W8 for a year or two before I try it.
I now also cant read PPRuNe as it just comes up in IE as a "TYPED" page with no familiar formatting and functionability. Anyone know how to fix this? Thanks in advance.
Ok, running IE10 on Windows 7 to see if the problem exists, and everything looks "normal" and is functioning like it should (with the blooming ads I don't normally see. Grrr) so one is wondering if there is an issue with your installation or if there is a setting that needs to be changed in some way.
Oh, never used "compatibility view", site loaded in normally with no changes to IE from the original "Do not use recommended settings" option checked when IE10 first loaded up. If you did tell it to "use recommended settings", if such an option was available to you when you first used IE10, that could be where the problem is.
My brief guide to surviving Win8 0. Do not use "online" account! They suck. Local account is a must 1. Unpin all metro apps from start screen 1.1 Sensible colour scheme (blue on grey or something) makes it look less Fisher-Price 2. Change default file opening programs to non-metro apps (photos, audio, video, PDF, etc) 3. Win-X or right-click on start pop-up thing for power user menu!
I don't quite agree with Win8 as a concept, but overall it's pretty awesome once you get used to it. Lots of worthwhile upgrades. Server 2012 too / especially. Good luck!
I went and upgraded to Windows 8- BIG mistake- Can anyone advise how to remove?
Its Windows. Its tightly integrated everywhere.
You're going to waste away hours of your life trying to do an unsupported downgrade. You are obviously not that much technically minded when it comes to computers (otherwise you wouldn't be asking the question here).... therefore you can probably expect to spend days not hours !
Backup your files (just your files, not any software that you should simply be reinstalling). Then format and re-install the prior version you desire.
I have been using Windows 8 for about a month and find it faster and slicker than Win 7. I mostly use the desktop, where it is possible to pin your programs to the Start bar as in Win 7. Yes the new interface is a bit glitzy but very customisable. My only gripe is the number of key presses to turn it off. However, CTRL-ALT DEL works as before.
I assume that you have a Win7 CoA from your first installation but you lack an installation DVD. You can download an official Microsoft Win7 SP ISO from here: Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River « My Digital Life Then you can reinstall Win 7 again. I must agree with you, I did not care for Win 8 and have gone back to Win 7 myself - put it down to old age especially as I started with 3.1!
Win 3.1: no issues, Win XP: fine, Win 7: okay after a while, Win 8: where is all my stuff??
By the way, (I'm still very happy with DOS 5.0 (yes, that is the pre-workgroup variety).
I now work (in the day job) with everything from DOS 2.0 to XP Pro x64 and am not a complete PC numpty (2x motherboard swaps, reinstall DOS 6.22/Win 3.11, multiple OS upgrades, multiple HDD upgrades, OS to SSHDD migration etc, etc.)
I'm sure the average 17 yr old has no problem at all. Unfortunately, I'm from the ZX81/Sinclair QL (remember those??) generation......