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Post #1 · Posted at 2012-03-01 04:14:58am 5.2 years ago

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Post #2 · Posted at 2012-03-02 01:40:15pm 5.2 years ago

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Updated my main box to this, at first my sound card was working then next reboot it feels like not working.

Anyway, fuck Metro. This is going to piss off a lot of people. Microsoft needs to seriously think about adding in a "Classic" Win7 option or make Metro optional.

Otherwise, Explorer is nicely updated to Ribbon2010, and Task Manager is completely badass, but otherwise eh.

Post #3 · Posted at 2012-03-02 01:53:21pm 5.2 years ago

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Yeah, I hope metro will be optional, because it sucks ass. If it isn't, I'm sure someone will come up with a solution.

Post #4 · Posted at 2012-03-02 07:11:35pm 5.2 years ago

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Metro - good for fondleslabs, not so good for full fat PCs.

Nlite time I think...
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Post #5 · Posted at 2012-03-02 07:50:31pm 5.2 years ago

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Post #6 · Posted at 2012-03-02 08:25:16pm 5.2 years ago

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Yeah, I hope metro will be optional, because it sucks ass. If it isn't, I'm sure someone will come up with a solution.

The traditional Windows desktop is an app that runs within Metro. If you edit the registry to add a Start button and never leave the desktop to go into Metro, then it runs exactly like Windows 7, only faster and ligter.

Post #7 · Posted at 2012-03-02 09:07:04pm 5.2 years ago

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Rather than editing the registry, it really should be an adjustable easy-to-find setting or ask during installation.

Post #8 · Posted at 2012-03-03 03:05:48pm 5.2 years ago

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I looked into it, there's a couple of lame Third-party solutions available but they're not something I'd use. In the Dev Preview you could disable Metro Start with a Registry edit, but they removed that ability in the Consumer Preview. Yeah. :v

If they want it to be popular in enterprise environments they really need to have a 'Disable Metro' option available...

Post #9 · Posted at 2012-03-03 05:48:47pm 5.2 years ago

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I've installed it on my work PC and as a web developer I never ever use Metro...

Post #10 · Posted at 2012-03-03 09:37:38pm 5.2 years ago

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The thing is, this will work GREAT with tablets, but they're trying to bring tablet/smartphone style interfaces to the desktop. Say goodbye to effective multitasking. But then again, this is how Microsoft rolls: Windows 95/98 good, ME crap, XP good, Vista crap, 7 good, and this one will be crap. They'll do better next time 8)

Post #11 · Posted at 2012-03-03 09:43:48pm 5.2 years ago

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Rather than editing the registry, it really should be an adjustable easy-to-find setting or ask during installation.

I think the idea is that if they allowed that, people would just dismiss Metro altogether, instead of including it in their design decisions for Win8 apps?

Post #12 · Posted at 2012-03-03 09:46:15pm 5.2 years ago

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I could see that. The point of Metro style apps is to create an app that runs on mobile devices and desktops without any change, which I think is a bad idea. Java has tried to do that for decades to no avail. Even web based apps have to cater to different browsers.

Post #13 · Posted at 2012-03-04 12:26:20am 5.2 years ago

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I think I will give this OS a try, but does anyone know how simple the process of switching back to your old OS is?

Post #14 · Posted at 2012-03-04 12:31:42am 5.2 years ago

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Apparently, you have to totally reinstall your old OS with your install disc. Not worth it for me.

Post #15 · Posted at 2012-03-04 12:43:15am 5.2 years ago

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You can always install it on a separate partition so it doesn't affect your current OS.

Post #16 · Posted at 2012-03-04 12:20:16pm 5.2 years ago

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You can always install it on a separate partition so it doesn't affect your current OS.
Not the best option for someone like me who only has like 8GB left of their hard drive :X
Welp, I am not going to try it on my laptop then. Though I might try putting it on a machine I can make out of spare parts.

Post #17 · Posted at 2012-03-04 09:35:49pm 5.2 years ago

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8GB left? Maybe you should consider doing a bit of spring cleaning lol. But once you upgrade your OS (at least with Windows) you can't go back.

Post #18 · Posted at 2012-03-04 09:53:26pm 5.2 years ago

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8GB left? Maybe you should consider doing a bit of spring cleaning lol. But once you upgrade your OS (at least with Windows) you can't go back.

Actually i found the windows xp disc yesterday and went from vista back down to xp Smile
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Post #19 · Posted at 2012-03-04 11:30:31pm 5.2 years ago

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8GB left? Maybe you should consider doing a bit of spring cleaning lol. But once you upgrade your OS (at least with Windows) you can't go back.
I tried actually (multiple times). I'm probably going to be doing it again soon lol
I'd usually free up about 5-10GB and after a month it would slowly crawl back to what it was before.

It would probably be best if I just installed it on a dummy machine. I have a few spare computers lying around to test this on anyway.

Post #20 · Posted at 2012-06-03 02:45:27am 4.9 years ago

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First post updated along with the title. It's now the Release Preview.
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