You can use one of the programs to add the start menu back if you want, but I don't even know what people use it for or why they bother so Windows 8 will have longer support from Microsoft and will have support for DirectX 12, 7 will not. Microsoft claims it’s easier on the battery than Firefox or Chrome, which may be a convincing reason to switch, if battery drain in the browser concerns you.The built-in apps -- Mail The reason I'm asking you this is that my dad got an old laptop from one of his working buddies, since his working buddy knew I was interested in computers. his comment is here
permalinkembedsavegive gold[–]mondoman712 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago(6 children)Give Linux a try? I hate having to install multiple backup programs just to do what I need but for now there doesn’t seem to be any alternative. There’s a humongous list of apps, in alphabetical order for the most part, in the middle. which will give you the traditional feel of win7 without the metro interface getting in the way makes it easier to work with.
permalinkembedsavegive gold[–]ChRoNicBuRrItOs 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago(2 children)Nope permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[+]fradleybox comment score below threshold-7 points-6 points-5 points 2 years ago(1 child)guess the pro-8 counterjerk is still a thing, huh. It was one of the better ideas I had lately. In order to have Windows 8.1 with Media Center you have to pay either $10 or $100, depending one what version of Windows 8.1 you start with. ($10 Pro, $100 Standard) When Windows 7+ phones and windows 8 came out, they already knew their competition and how to prioritize their goals for it.
Those are teething pains. I would install a Linux Distro like Debian instead, it has Skype on it or a compatible client. There are ways (as you can see below), even before installing Windows 10 to disable most of these features and prevent your information from being captured in the first place. Windows 7 Home Premium Vs Professional Vs Ultimate The small handful of extensions are buggy and severely limited.
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