Windows 8 Nightmare : Worse Than You Think
I’ve unfortunately been using W8 for months now this is my experience so far. (I am using it mouse & keyboard and not using touch-screen) I only bought it because it was much cheaper than Windows 7 and hadn’t done my research. It starts with the Metro GUI which is a horrid Smart Phone like interface, cool for teens they can single-click, Facebook, YouTube , Twitter and so on but the serious user asks where is the Start Button, where is the Control Panel, how do I add a Printer , how do I set a program to Start Up automatically (haven’t worked this out yet)? I am gradually learning how to convert the GUI back to Windows 7 but it is frustrating.
Sometimes you click an App and it goes Whole Screen and you don’t know how to get out, sometimes you open an App and see an Advert! Another dumb feature is that if you click an email link to FaceBook it goes to your Browser and not the FaceBook App. Yuk Yuk Yuk.
To add items to Start Up in Windows 8
Type shell:Startup into Windows Explorer (Brilliant)
Windows Vista Horror, Windows 7 Great, Windows 8 Disaster Windows 9 Super or Microsoft bust??
Tonight I had to Google “How to print a PDF file in Windows 8” the solution? Control-P!
I don’t need another steep learning curve, imagine if you bought a new car and found you had to re-learn to drive! Hating Windows-8
Was feeling suicidal had enough trouble restoring my data from previous crashed computer without having to fight Windows 8. Downgrading to Windows 7 is expensive if you don’t have Windows 8 Pro so I decided heck I would just buy a new PC with Windows 7 and sell my new Windows 8 PC on eBay, my time is worth money so any money lost would be worth it. But then I installed Classic Shell
Classic Shell™ is a collection of usability enhancements for Windows. The main features are:
Highly customizable start menu with multiple styles and skins
Start button for Windows 7 and Windows 8
Toolbar and status bar for Windows Explorer
Caption and status bar for Internet Explorer
This restores the functionality I expect and is good enough so I will say for the while with Windows 8 though if I could press a button I would revert to Windows 7.