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Old January 17th 18, 10:26 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Default How can anyone use Windows 8.x?

A local store that sells used electronics has a laptop with Windows 8.x
on it. Although I have been looking for a newer laptop, this one was
kind of expensive, but I know the seller will accept offers, so I
decided to look at it.

I should mention that I have never used any MS OS newer than XP.

I turned on that computer and saw that butt ugly "metro screen". YUCK!

After that, I was lost. There isn't even a START button.
How can anyone use that POS?

I didn't even know how to shut it down, and the seller did not know
either. I just closed the lid and figured it will shut down after the
battery is drained. It's kind of funny, the seller knows nothing about
electronics. He is over 70 years old, and just bought the business from
a guy who sort of knew what he was selling. Heck, the guy has a whole
wall of DVD movies and could not figure out how to connect a DVD player
to a TV. I connected it for him, in trade for a movie. We were both
happy.

If the price was a lot better, I'd consider buying it, and just wiping
the HDD and installing XP, but I'll just keep shopping till I get a
better deal. For all I know, that computer is possibly too new for XP
anyhow.

It's a HP brand, but I did not get the model#.

Just seeing that it was Windows 8.x turned me off to it....
(I was hoping it would have been Windows 7).

All I do know, is that I'd never buy anything with Windows 8 or 10.
I'll probably just keep using XP and Win98 for the rest of my life....
(Or maybe try Windows 7, if I can find it).

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Old January 18th 18, 02:28 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Paul[_32_]
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Default How can anyone use Windows 8.x?

wrote:
A local store that sells used electronics has a laptop with Windows 8.x
on it. Although I have been looking for a newer laptop, this one was
kind of expensive, but I know the seller will accept offers, so I
decided to look at it.

I should mention that I have never used any MS OS newer than XP.

I turned on that computer and saw that butt ugly "metro screen". YUCK!

After that, I was lost. There isn't even a START button.
How can anyone use that POS?

I didn't even know how to shut it down, and the seller did not know
either. I just closed the lid and figured it will shut down after the
battery is drained. It's kind of funny, the seller knows nothing about
electronics. He is over 70 years old, and just bought the business from
a guy who sort of knew what he was selling. Heck, the guy has a whole
wall of DVD movies and could not figure out how to connect a DVD player
to a TV. I connected it for him, in trade for a movie. We were both
happy.

If the price was a lot better, I'd consider buying it, and just wiping
the HDD and installing XP, but I'll just keep shopping till I get a
better deal. For all I know, that computer is possibly too new for XP
anyhow.

It's a HP brand, but I did not get the model#.

Just seeing that it was Windows 8.x turned me off to it....
(I was hoping it would have been Windows 7).

All I do know, is that I'd never buy anything with Windows 8 or 10.
I'll probably just keep using XP and Win98 for the rest of my life....
(Or maybe try Windows 7, if I can find it).


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compar...or_Windows_ 8

Classic Shell

Start8

and so on.

That's for people who "let things bother them" :-)

Paul
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Old January 18th 18, 02:47 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
philo
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Default How can anyone use Windows 8.x?

On 01/17/2018 07:28 PM, Paul wrote:
wrote:
A local store that sells used electronics has a laptop with Windows 8.x
on it. Although I have been looking for a newer laptop, this one was
kind of expensive, but I know the seller will accept offers, so I
decided to look at it.
I should mention that I have never used any MS OS newer than XP.

I turned on that computer and saw that butt ugly "metro screen". YUCK!
After that, I was lost. There isn't even a START button. How can
anyone use that POS?

I didn't even know how to shut it down, and the seller did not know
either. I just closed the lid and figured it will shut down after the
battery is drained. It's kind of funny, the seller knows nothing about
electronics. He is over 70 years old, and just bought the business from
a guy who sort of knew what he was selling. Heck, the guy has a whole
wall of DVD movies and could not figure out how to connect a DVD player
to a TV. I connected it for him, in trade for a movie. We were both
happy.

If the price was a lot better, I'd consider buying it, and just wiping
the HDD and installing XP, but I'll just keep shopping till I get a
better deal. For all I know, that computer is possibly too new for XP
anyhow.
It's a HP brand, but I did not get the model#.
Just seeing that it was Windows 8.x turned me off to it....
(I was hoping it would have been Windows 7).

All I do know, is that I'd never buy anything with Windows 8 or 10.
I'll probably just keep using XP and Win98 for the rest of my life....
(Or maybe try Windows 7, if I can find it).


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compar...or_Windows_ 8


** Classic Shell

** Start8

and so on.

That's for people who "let things bother them" :-)

** Paul




Yep. When Win8 came out a friend of mine brought her machine over here
so I could install Classic Shell. She absolutely could not use Win8.

MS should have used the Classic desktop by default, with the option to
switch to tiles. Of course for marketing purposes they had to come up
with something new.


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Old January 18th 18, 01:48 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_4_]
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Default How can anyone use Windows 8.x?

In message , philo
writes:
On 01/17/2018 07:28 PM, Paul wrote:
wrote:

[]
I turned on that computer and saw that butt ugly "metro screen". YUCK!
After that, I was lost. There isn't even a START button. How can
anyone use that POS?

[]
All I do know, is that I'd never buy anything with Windows 8 or 10.
I'll probably just keep using XP and Win98 for the rest of my life....
(Or maybe try Windows 7, if I can find it).


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compar...placements_for
_Windows_8 ** Classic Shell
** Start8

(Sometimes humorously known as "stardate".)
and so on.
That's for people who "let things bother them" :-)
** Paul


I was considering posting similar words, but Paul beat me to it (or
decided).


Yep. When Win8 came out a friend of mine brought her machine over here
so I could install Classic Shell. She absolutely could not use Win8.


When my brother's not-mother-in-law got a new laptop, that came with 8,
I too couldn't hack it (I too couldn't even see how to get out of
things, such as the video player). But installing Classic Shell made it
usable (for her too, AFAIK). Note that Classic Shell offers you the
choice of emulating XP, Vista, or 7, or did on that 8 machine.

MS should have used the Classic desktop by default, with the option to
switch to tiles. Of course for marketing purposes they had to come up
with something new.

I certainly felt that that was the problem with it. They _certainly_
shouldn't have made the tiles the default for machines without a touch
screen.

(OP: 10 isn't as bad as 8, though I still find it frustratingly
different-for-difference's-sake AFAICS. But, I'm pretty sure you can get
these two shells [I think it might be called Start10 for 10?] for 10. So
if you can haggle a good price on that machine, go for it - Classic
Shell is free [though make a donation if it helps you], and I think
Start8 - which some people say is a bit better - is I think about $4.95.
Or, if you find an acceptably-priced 7 machine [that started out as a 7,
not one that has been upgraded], go for that: for someone like me who
likes XP, 7 is OK to get along with after a _little_ learning, and will
be a more up-to-date machine.)
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.... the pleasure of the mind is an amazing thing. My life has been driven by
the satisfaction of curiosity. - Jeremy Paxman (being interviewed by Anne
Widdecombe), Radio Times, 2-8 July 2011.
 




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