Building new desktop - Win7 or Win8 ??


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Paul

Nil said:
OK, that's the first reason I've seen that might encourage me to use
Windows 8 rather than 7: the price. Otherwise, I've found no other
advantage.
The introductory pricing disappears at the end of January.
And with it, the reason for buying Windows 8.

Paul
 
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Char Jackson

The introductory pricing disappears at the end of January.
And with it, the reason for buying Windows 8.
I guess everyone has their own reasons, for or against. For me, the best
reason might be the improved performance over W7. Price is secondary.
 
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Jan Alter

Nil said:
OK, that's the first reason I've seen that might encourage me to use
Windows 8 rather than 7: the price. Otherwise, I've found no other
advantage.
Well if price is the reason for the 'upgrade' then Win8 is costing you
whatever you paid for Win7 + the cost of the Win8 upgrade. Legally,
according to MS, Win 8 is the replacing your Win 7 license and you are not
allowed to use the Win 7 license on another machine.That's not a
particularly cheap price, at least to me.
Perhaps this is the way MS always interpreted their upgrade license, but I
had thought one could use their previous license for the earlier software on
another machine after using the upgrade software. Obviously not, and I may
have been misinterpretting the license terminology for years.

http://www.zdnet.com/the-ultimate-windows-8-upgrade-faq-7000006815/

"The software covered by this agreement is an upgrade to your existing
operating system software, so the upgrade replaces the original software
that you are upgrading. You do not retain any rights to the original
software after you have upgraded and you may not continue to use it or
transfer it in any way."
 
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Zaphod Beeblebrox

On Mon, 14 Jan 2013 12:24:30 +0100, "Alias"
You're not a troll. You're a braggart, liar and give out bad advice but
you *think* you're doing good.
But he's still a troll.

--
Zaphod

"So [Trillian], two heads is what does it for a girl?"
"...Anything else [Zaphod]'s got two of?"
- Arthur Dent
 
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Ken Blake

Legally,
according to MS, Win 8 is the replacing your Win 7 license and you are not
allowed to use the Win 7 license on another machine.That's not a
particularly cheap price, at least to me.
Perhaps this is the way MS always interpreted their upgrade license, but I
had thought one could use their previous license for the earlier software on
another machine after using the upgrade software. Obviously not, and I may
have been misinterpretting the license terminology for years.
That, of course is the *reason* that the Upgrade version costs less
than the Full version. With the Upgrade, you end up with one license,
not two.
 
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..winston

"Jan Alter" wrote in message Perhaps this is the way MS always interpreted their upgrade license, but I
had thought one could use their previous license for the earlier software on
another machine after using the upgrade software. Obviously not, and I may
have been misinterpretting the license terminology for years.

http://www.zdnet.com/the-ultimate-windows-8-upgrade-faq-7000006815/

"The software covered by this agreement is an upgrade to your existing
operating system software, so the upgrade replaces the original software
that you are upgrading. You do not retain any rights to the original
software after you have upgraded and you may not continue to use it or
transfer it in any way."
Pretty much been the same for 'upgrade' licenses for at least the last three operating systems (Vista, Win7, Win8)
- replace the prior license with the new when upgrading

To retain/comply with the license to use the prior, one must purchase the full version (and the reason why upgrades are cheaper
than full versions)
 
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Gadfly

Win8 takes several clicks to shut down. Here is how to create a single click
shutdown and restart button on the Start screen and desktop:
To create a Shutdown shortcut on the Desktop, right-click on an empty space
on the Desktop and select New => Shortcut. A menu containing a option called
Shortcut appears. Click on it to open the Create Shortcut window. Enter this
command in its box: shutdown /s /t 0 (last character is a zero). Click Next.
Give the shortcut a name, such as Shutdown and click the Finish button. It
should appear on the Desktop.

You can change its icon by right-clicking on the shortcut and clicking
Properties in the menu that comes up.

A window appears called Shutdown Properties. Open the Shortcut tab and click
its Change Icon button. You can then choose an icon from the ones shown.
Right-click the shortcut on the Desktop and click Pin to Start, which
creates a Shutdown tile on the Start screen that you can drag into a desired
position.

To create a Restart button, follow the same steps using the command:
shutdown /r /t 0

From: Essential information on using Windows 8 and upgrading to Win8 from
Windows 7, Vista and XP -

http://www.pcbuyerbeware.co.uk/Essential-information-on-upgrading-to-windows-8.htm
 
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Paul

Gadfly said:
Win8 takes several clicks to shut down. Here is how to create a single click
shutdown and restart button on the Start screen and desktop:
To create a Shutdown shortcut on the Desktop, right-click on an empty space
on the Desktop and select New => Shortcut. A menu containing a option called
Shortcut appears. Click on it to open the Create Shortcut window. Enter this
command in its box: shutdown /s /t 0 (last character is a zero). Click Next.
Give the shortcut a name, such as Shutdown and click the Finish button. It
should appear on the Desktop.

You can change its icon by right-clicking on the shortcut and clicking
Properties in the menu that comes up.

A window appears called Shutdown Properties. Open the Shortcut tab and click
its Change Icon button. You can then choose an icon from the ones shown.
Right-click the shortcut on the Desktop and click Pin to Start, which
creates a Shutdown tile on the Start screen that you can drag into a desired
position.

To create a Restart button, follow the same steps using the command:
shutdown /r /t 0
Does the power button on the front of the computer still work ?
That's a single click.

:)

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/14956-power-button-action-change-windows-8-a.html

Paul
 
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Dick

Win8 takes several clicks to shut down. Here is how to create a single click
shutdown and restart button on the Start screen and desktop:
To create a Shutdown shortcut on the Desktop, right-click on an empty space
on the Desktop and select New => Shortcut. A menu containing a option called
Shortcut appears. Click on it to open the Create Shortcut window. Enter this
command in its box: shutdown /s /t 0 (last character is a zero). Click Next.
Give the shortcut a name, such as Shutdown and click the Finish button. It
should appear on the Desktop.

You can change its icon by right-clicking on the shortcut and clicking
Properties in the menu that comes up.

A window appears called Shutdown Properties. Open the Shortcut tab and click
its Change Icon button. You can then choose an icon from the ones shown.
Right-click the shortcut on the Desktop and click Pin to Start, which
creates a Shutdown tile on the Start screen that you can drag into a desired
position.

To create a Restart button, follow the same steps using the command:
shutdown /r /t 0

From: Essential information on using Windows 8 and upgrading to Win8 from
Windows 7, Vista and XP -

http://www.pcbuyerbeware.co.uk/Essential-information-on-upgrading-to-windows-8.htm
Actually, to get the same effect as the power off button in Win8 you
need to add the /hybrid switch to the shutdown command:

shutdown /hybrid /s /t 0

Dick
 
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Darklight

Actually, to get the same effect as the power off button in Win8 you
need to add the /hybrid switch to the shutdown command:

shutdown /hybrid /s /t 0

Dick

worked a treat thanks!
 
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