[QUOTE=roadworker;2700877]That’s the main reason I stepped in…While win 7 pro costed an arm and a leg, win 8 pro was a real bargain when it came out.
Shure it’s not the same as win 7,and people complain that you have to install 3th party apps to make it look and behave like windows 7.But most of those people don’t mind to install other apps to get their things done…nobody nags about installing Microsoft Word or LibreOffice’s Writer,while WordPad is included with windows for ages…
You want a desktop experience,no app screen and the corner menus blocked?
Install Classic Start Menu,cost: 0$
You want to fiddle with the colorscheme of windows?
Install UltraUxThemepatcher,cost 0$
So,IMHO,for 30$,and free licenses of windows MediaCenter,you can’t go wrong with windows 8…[/QUOTE]
Thank you! Finally, someone who is making sense. They were practically giving away Windows 8 when it first came out, and Classic Shell brings back the full start menu for [B]FREE[/B], so I don’t know what any of these people are complaining about. It’s all just ridiculous whining to me.
Plus, Microsoft wasn’t using any verification for the [B]$15[/B] licenses that were supposed to be for people who purchased a new PC with Windows 7. Lots of folks got that without a new purchase.
And my $30 purchase of Windows 8 was for a [B]retail copy with included commercially manufactured discs[/B], both 32-bit and 64-bit. I didn’t even have to deal with any of that downloading crap.
Now, those of us who got in on Windows 8 already are going to get a [B]FREE [/B]update to 8.1. We don’t have to deal with any of these new pricing issues. LOL!