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[QUOTE=RichMan;2590878]I have a home PC, a desktop PC and a work issued laptop for when I travel. I don’t need a small handheld device for my daily professional life. With that said, Windows 8 might be great as long as people like me can turn of the horrible interface shown above and use the software in a way that we are used to using it.
My God it looks like Windows Media Center, I HATE Media Center
I use both XP and Windows 7. When I get in front of a new system I first try to get it set up to as close to ‘Classic’ mode as possible. I delete all the bloat software that I don’t need/want, I turn off or delete any ‘widget’ that is preinstalled and I tell Explorer not to hide any files (or extensions) from me. My work requires me to have full control and access to everything on the hard drive. Windows 7 was quite a pain to configure.
All I really had to do with Windows7 was to turn off UAC and set control panel to display as icons, other than that I can switch back and forth from XP to win7 easily
I don’t want my web browser going to any home page on start up. I’ll decide where I want to go and when. I don’t want ‘cookies’ on by default. If I want ‘Messenger’ or ‘Live’ or whatever, I’ll go download it. I don’t want Media Player trying to get on the net to find information about a song I am listening to at the moment.
I run IE9 and have seperate quick launch tabs to launch the browser in the FOUR websites that I typically start a browsing/web session with
Most of the PCs we sale will never even have access to the internet. So I have to go through and turn off all the bloat that wants internet access before we can ship the systems.
Even on XP turning off the whining about web security software that the system doesn’t need if it’s never going to be “on-line” is a tedious PITA
It would be best if during the Windows install if you could select between ‘home PC’ or ‘work PC’ and then install only the appropriate features.[/QUOTE]
Yes, that would be “nice” (and would save an awful lot of my time)