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    windows 8



    just got a new laptop with windows 8 installed on it not impressed so far internet working but seems hard to find home page or favourites



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    Re: windows 8

    Yes I know its crap. I got a new lap last week because I couldn't open an email that was in doc x, turns out it is the latest version of office and it wouldn't work on my vista laptop.

    So I am still using my old one and our lass is using the new one.
    50 hertz but 100s worse

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    Re: windows 8

    Hi Martin I would recommend you give Mozilla a go for browser - it is much safer and I just love it. It will take a little to get used to.

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    Re: windows 8

    thanks will give it a go

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    Re: windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Tesla View Post
    Hi Martin I would recommend you give Mozilla a go for browser - it is much safer and I just love it. It will take a little to get used to.
    you are right
    use mozila or google chrome
    Last edited by frank; 25-02-2013 at 07:52 PM.

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    Re: windows 8

    it could have been great but there are a few things that are overdone, is there a way to customize the startup screen.

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    Re: windows 8

    try removing most of the aps from the start up page as they seem to slow down the computer

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    Re: windows 8

    My new Samsung laptop came with Win 8 and I tried to use it on site last week to hook up to a unit.....failed miserably as the comm port just wouldn't see the kit.

    Turns out that you can't configure a USB port into a serial port in Win 8....bloody hate it and the bloke in the laptop shop wants 47 to remove it and install Win 7 - if I supply Win 7
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    Re: windows 8

    you can go in settings and remove it yourself frank

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    Re: windows 8

    Hi Guys.
    I don't know about win8.
    But we have all been upgraded to Win7.
    Which seems quite impressive in that it seems to recognise almost anything!
    What is it like for the USB / serial connections that most of us seem to need to connect to fridge plant?
    My old sys has WinXP which once gotten used to worked OK.

    Have you tried Youtube as to how to reset to Win 7 from 8 Frank?
    Grizzly

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    Re: windows 8

    You Tube wont always work on my old laptop with vista, and I can't seem to update internet explorer neither. Got this laptop about 5 years ago for agreeing to stay with AOL, but I think it was an old spec laptop as its never been brilliant. Tend to use it just for invoicing and basic business things now, as the software isn't compatible for most internet applications. Won't be long before its on the same shelf as the Commodore PETS, and the BBC computer, ha ha.
    50 hertz but 100s worse

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    Re: windows 8

    I've had a look around YouTube re downgrading to Win 7 and it seems a little confusing as there are more than 1 persons having concerns/different opinions about how to achieve it....

    My concern is getting the drivers as the laptop model only came on to the market in Feb and Amazon had to wait until stock was available to sell in April!..Samsung NP900X3E
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    Re: windows 8

    my windows 8 was an add on- so i can safely remove it knowing it will work ok, im slowly getting used to it, as finding files are more difficult- tip from that main page- anything u want to find ie programmes files etc just start typing the name and it gives you the option of searching files,folders,apps

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    Re: windows 8

    microsoft are going to update windows 8 soon, and put the start button back in. This should happen via windows update in the next couple of months.

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    Re: windows 8

    it needs more than the start button back it needs a complete rethink

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    Re: windows 8

    i like windows 8 - hate these links you put on your comments- coffee makers,web design company's
    Quote Originally Posted by jamesmartin View Post
    lot of windoes 8 haters here,
    soon we will have the next version.
    Last edited by Josip; 17-09-2013 at 07:37 AM. Reason: Remove link

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    Re: windows 8

    I have found a fair few of the older refrigeration programs don't work in Windows 8. You can actually legally downgrade to Windows 7 if your Windows 8 PC comes with the Professional version. The older programs are slowly being re-programmed for the newer 64 bit OS.

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    Re: windows 8

    Yes it seems Microsoft has done deals so some Win 8 PC's don't actually have any Windows 7 drivers. You are eligible to downgrade if your PC comes with Windows 8 Processional. Once you check if your PC has Win 7 drivers available, you can install windows 7 using any product key have. Once installed, just install all the drivers which should be available from the Product support page.

    If you need any tips feel free to PM me. Happy to provide a Serial Number for the install and a link to the drivers.

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    Re: windows 8

    Just drop out into the desktop mode and use your computer as normal?

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