Hmm... Overall I think Win8(.1 update 1) is better than Win10.

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  1. Posts : 167
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    Hmm... Overall I think Win8(.1 update 1) is better than Win10.


    ksdixon said:
    "Reset This PC" Confusion
    Firstly it seems MS have gotten-rid of the 'Refresh This PC' terminology to describe the distinction between keeping files but keeping settings/apps intact, or removing both files and apps/settings (the old Reset This PC). After you make this first choice, there is then another similar-sounding choice between one if you plan to re-use the pc, and another about ]wiping everything if you intend to recycle the pc, which says it'll do a disk wipe, take hours etc. Then there's also a separate option to restore to factory settings. Talk about being overly confusing for no good reason.

    Anyway... due to a OneDrive location error I selected to Reset the PC, and not to keep the files or settings/apps, as I just wanted a fresh copy of Win10 Build 10130. I did not choose the option to perform a drive wipe, nor did I select the other option to go back to factory settings.

    And yet here I sit, after having 'reset this pc', on vanilla Windows 8. Highly annoying.
    The more and more I use vanilla Win8, the more I think that Win8.1 is better than Win10.

    - OneNote Modern App on Win8 has the circular radical menu, and ability to change pen thickness.

    - (Vanilla Win8.0) 'Uninstalling' a modern app from the Start Screen actually uninstalls it. You don't have to additionally go into All Apps and uninstall it again. Simillarly, newly installed programs and modern apps are automatically pinned to the Start Screen. Saves me the hassel of having to pin them myself.

    - Touch keyboard's 2nd layout has numbers in the middle of the left and right hand keys, instead of a blank space in the middle. This makes it much easier to type passwords which have both letters and numbers in them, rather than clicking back and forth between letters and numbers.

    - Touch screen/touch gestures in general are MUCH smoother, whereas Win10's Tablet Mode seems to have strange and glitchy behaviour.

    - OneDrive has the placeholder files, which shows what is in each folder even if it is not downloaded to the device (file is offline). For devices with small capacity spaces, having to manually sync items like back on Windows 7 can play havoc with the amount of space you have.

    - Active window's titlebars are colored, instead of being white. This makes it easier to see at a moment's glance which window is active.

    - The opened-taskbar items are easier to see, than Win10's slightly white overlay. The taskbar progress-meters (such as copy window progress, and media player timeline positions) are green instead of a slightly white overlay). These make it much easier to see at a moment's glance where they are upto.
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  2. Posts : 3,873
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #2

    Kind of fond of windows 8.1

    still working on 10 - but it went backwards - just not all the way back

    windows 8.1 was two steps to far forward (for some people) and windows 10 is like three steps back
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  3. Posts : 519
       #3

    I'll wait until the jury is back. It isn't in RTM yet.
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  4. Lee
    Posts : 4,793
    OS X, Win 10
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    . . .each to their own opinion. . .
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  5. Posts : 22,739
    Windows 10 Home x64
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    Lee said:
    . . .each to their own opinion. . .
    I agree... I think that the way that Win10 is heading it's much better than Win8.1 and it has a future. Win8.1 is on the way out.
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  6. Posts : 23,195
    Windows 10
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    I agree that 10 is a backwards step, much prefer 8.1 and find it much easier to use

    I will still be getting 10 a soon as it comes out though (on laptop), tablet I have 12 months to see how they improve the touch side before making my decision
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  7. Posts : 14,630
    Windows 10 IoT
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    To the 10 is a backwards step and the preferring 8.1 and finding it much easier to use.
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  8. Posts : 22,739
    Windows 10 Home x64
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    paulsalter said:
    I agree that 10 is a backwards step, much prefer 8.1 and find it much easier to use

    I will still be getting 10 a soon as it comes out though (on laptop), tablet I have 12 months to see how they improve the touch side before making my decision
    alphanumeric said:
    To the 10 is a backwards step and the preferring 8.1 and finding it much easier to use.
    Question,.,, how is Win10 a backward step?? You do lose the start screen but there was an outcry when the start menu disappeared in Win8/Win8.1..
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  9. Posts : 7,128
    Windows 10 Pro Insider
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    BunnyJ said:
    Question,.,, how is Win10 a backward step?? You do lose the start screen but there was an outcry when the start menu disappeared in Win8/Win8.1..
    When MS released Windows 8 they should have given user the choice between the Start Menu and the Start screen.
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  10. Posts : 14,630
    Windows 10 IoT
       #10

    BunnyJ said:
    Question,.,, how is Win10 a backward step?? You do lose the start screen but there was an outcry when the start menu disappeared in Win8/Win8.1..
    I am not one of the ones who cried for a Start Menu. I don't want one period. Especially the one in Windows 10. I an very happy with the Start Screen/All Apps Screen setup in Windows 8.1. This Start Screen/Start Menu hybrid just doesn't work for me. To get the Windows 8.1 look I switch to tablet mode. That means having to click the hamburger icon to get to All Apps, only its not All Apps. To get that I have to mouse all the way back down to bottom and click All Apps. Then scroll up and down to find what I want. Most of what's on the default Start Menu I already have pinned to my Start Screen, so its basically useless and a waist of space, which is why I use Tablet Mode in the first place. IMHO its a step backward.
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