computers aaaarrrrgggghhh

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by shadecorp, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. shadecorp

    shadecorp Active Member Supporter

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    My old laptop died awhile back. :(
    Had to buy a new one.
    bought this Samsung.
    Came with windows "8" :eek:
    Don't care much for the computer.
    No real problems, just not too happy.
    But Really HATE windows "8" :mad:

    Any of you folks know if I can dump "8"
    and load "7" ??
    Without losing everything??"

    I hope.
     
  2. azcowboy94

    azcowboy94 New Member

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    There's a way to make 8 look like 7. Not sure how though.
     

  3. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    I am not a fan of windows 8 either. In fact, I hate it so much, I'm buying a Mac
     
  4. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    That's just why 26 years ago I went to Apple and never left!

    (Correction-27 years ago)
     
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  5. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Yes, there is a way to make 8 look like 7. I don't know how to do it but my son does.

    I bought a used laptop that has 8 on it. I don't really have a problem with it. The guy who sold me the computer gave me a 'mini lesson' and the computer does what I want it to do. I love my laptop!
     
  6. DrumJunkie

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    I see no reason to ever use anything made by apple. But I when I look away from Windoze I look to Linux. The new Os distros are much ore user friendly for the not so tech savvy crowd and I don't have to use Internet Explorer or horrid Safari. Anyone using either I hope you use good security.

    You can boot Linux Ubuntu off a flash drive or DVD and not even install the operating system to check it out.

    And it will load on a PC or Mac. ;)

    Win 8 is made so the tablets, windows cells and desktops/laptops all look and feel the same. It has a desktop but it is a little funky getting to it. I wouldn't want near it after messing with it for a while. I'd buy an unbranded copy of Windows 7 or install Linux and never look back. It's nice not needing to restart so often. My desktop has run non stop for over 2 months and it's just fine:) It's...doing stuff :cool:
     
  7. stratrider

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    I turned my back on Windows when I bought a new laptop with Vista on it. The thing crashed after a few days. I knew there had to be a better way. I got to doing a little research online ( with someone else's computer of course). I stumbled on to this free Linux operating system that was given away by a man named Mark Shuttlesworth. It's called Ubuntu and man did it rock! Super fast even on older computers and it did not require any anti-virus software. I stayed with Ubuntu for several years. Later I tried Linux Mint, also a very good O.S. Sadly, Ubuntu morphed into something that I didn't quite care for. I don't like the looks of their latest creation. I now use Macs exclusively. A lot more expensive but inherently safer and easy to use than Windows in my opinion. Good luck with that new Windows machine. Who knows, it might turn into a descent machine after Service Pack XX
     
  8. Doc3402

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    You set some pretty high requirements, so in a word the answer is no. You could probably migrate backwards to Win 7 if you have an OS disk, but you will lose everything unless you make a manual back-up first. Do not rely on system back-up found in Win 8, It won't do what you need to do. By manual back-up I mean copying everything you want to save to a thumb drive and reinstall it after you have Win 7 in.

    There is a way to get what you want while still using Win 8. THIS PROGRAM works fairly well, but it's not the ultimate resolution. If I were you I would just wait for Win 8.1 to be released later this year. Many of your (and everybody else's) complaints should be resolved in that release, and it will be free.

    EDIT: For clarity's sake, the "this program" link leads you to an article and a series of tools that can change things to what you want. I didn't know any other way to put it into a link name, so I got lazy. Sorry about that if it caused any confusion.
     
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  9. shadecorp

    shadecorp Active Member Supporter

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    Thanks for the response.
    I complained yesterday,
    today this computer is fighting back.
    Little things.
    Cant load some sites
    really slow on some things.
    Oh well.
    Reminds me of the episode on "Twilight Zone"
    where the machines revolted against the owner.
    And everybody,
    Stay Safe Be careful where you go.
     
  10. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    You didn't nickname your computer HAL 9000, did you?
     
  11. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    1. I would download all updates related to windows 7 from the Samsung website.

    2. Purchase a new hard drive, 7200 rpm, Western Digital or if your laptop is capable for SSD (Solid State Drive).

    3. www.newegg.com for Windows 7 - 64 bit based on your process.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416710

    Make sure you setup the recovery disks, create a system repair disc, create a restore point.

    Remember security software installed before going on the internet. (Norton. Kaspersky, Panda, AVG, Zone Alarm, Trend Micro - to name a few)
     
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  12. Yunus

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    +1 on the SSD. I use it as my OS drive in my home built PVR (recording cable tv on my computer/TV) that thing is lightning fast. You will read about limited life cycle's of SSD's but if you get a current gen (2 or 3) then you're fine. I use mine 24/7 for operating the PVR which is never off and it's still >99% useful life after 9 months of use.

    SSD uses less power and will be much faster, the disadvantage is the cost per GB, but I bet you don't even use 70 gigs on your current machine so who cares if you get 125 vs 750.
     
  13. Fred_G

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    Supposedly Microsoft is going to release an update, or service pack to make Win 8 more like Win 7.

    I can't stand Win 8. It has a 'charms bar'? WTF?

    You can check with the laptop's maker. My boss had a laptop with Win 7, and he wanted win XP, they offered him a Win XP disc for $40, so they might give you a deal on a Win 7 disk. Plus, it may come with all the drivers and such already slipstreamed into the disk. Can make life simpler.
     
  14. gunnut07

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    Just download Win 7 from the web with a keygen with it. Though that is illegal and you shouldn't steal from multi billionaires because they might go broke.

    I will say that overall Win 8 is a great OS. It is the most secure of the windows OS's It comes with build in Virus and malware in my eyes the best on the market. Now with that said they way Microsoft put the start menu was to say the least not smart. These companies Mac, Microsoft, Google(Android) are moving toward a 1 os work for them. This is to streamline and simplify the product lines and make development easier and faster. Mac's next OS will look just like their iOS does now. Just as Microsoft's computer OS looks like their mobile OS does.

    Windows 8 works flawlessly on a mobile device better than iOS and Android (Huge Android guy here). It doesn't work so well on a device with a mouse. Logitech does make a touchpad that gives the feel and usefulness of a touch screen.

    My recommendation is that if you want to move away from Windows 8 get Ubuntu Linux. It is stable as granite doesn't need virus or malware programs. Does everything windows or OSX can do and it is FREE.
    http://www.ubuntu.com/
     
  15. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    I will stay with Windows 7 Pro or Home versions.

    Windows 8.1 is coming later in the year, not sure what the fix action will be?

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/preview?ocid=GA8_O_WOL_Hero_Home_BlueRP_Pos3_01

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/preview-download
     
  16. Fred_G

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    Interesting. A Nix version is great for security, not good for the average user. Just out of curiosity, at what income level do you believe theft is a crime?

    Also, you mention security and downloading illegal copes. You think any of them free OS's might have some built in aftermarket virus problems?

    I have not messed with the Nix in a while. Really should build a box and play around with it. Great OS, just not intuitive for me.
     
  17. DrumJunkie

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    Google Ubuntu Linux. It's the most friendly distro to date. there's links in my earlier post too. Get the live CD and you can run it without install on a DVD or memory stick.SD.
     
  18. KG7IL

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    Windows 8 makes me think I'll buy an Android tablet instead.
     
  19. gunnut07

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    It's always a crime. Just like speeding is a crime but you and I still speed every once in awhile. I was just putting it out there that, that is a way. But, really if say 50,000 people steal Win 7 home That is $49 on the internet. That is what Just shy of $2.5 mill. Microsoft makes roughly $73billion a year PROFIT. That is .00003% they lost from those 50k people. When Uncle Bill takes a piss he makes more than that.

    What I dislike is the MPAA and RIAA. Who demand you buy music and video for every device you own. If I buy a DVD and I want to have the ability to watch that on my tablet, laptop, PC or hell a watch for that matter I should be able to do that. The way people consume media is different now than 50 years ago. It's getting better but it really is not. If it were up to MPAA RIAA you would have to pay for every piece of music and video for every device you own. For me that would suck. I have a smartphone a 7" tablet, a 10" tablet, a laptop and 4 desktops. They haven't figured out that if they made digital media easier to get and slightly cheaper they would get more people to buy it and not steal it. Priacy is there and it will always be there because not everyone can afford $$$$$.

    My son uses Adobe After effects and Adobe Premier Pro for video editing. Those 2 programs alone are almost $2000. That is not counting Photoshop, illustrator, InDesign that he also uses. The pc he runs these on cost his company nearly $8k. Granted this is a pro level setup with 4 30" wide screen monitors.

    If you are talking about torrenting a windows OS sure there is a BIG chance you could get one with a virus in it. That is why if you do go that route you need to do a lot of reading and research before smacking that download button.

    No need to build a box you can download a live version burn the iso to cd and it will boot and run from the cd for you to try it out. Or you can install it and it will create a boot manager screen that allows you to choose what os you want to boot into.

    The nice thing about linux is that there are more flavors than Baskin Robbins ice cream out there.

    I have high speed internet. No cable no dish just a 150mbps business class connection at home. I have a monster Home Theater PC that acts like a media server and will stream my media to any device in my home and my devices while I am out of the house as well. It downloads any and all tv shows that I might want to watch. I even have 3 tuner cards in it so I can record up to 9 channels at once. While it is doing that it also removes any and all commercials. I don't watch commercials and I haven't in over 3 years. Well If I want to see one I watch it on youtube. Like the windows phone Wedding commercial.

    I don't like paying for 300 channels where 40 of them are spanish I don't speak spanish nor do I care to learn. I live in America I speak ENGLISH. Why should I have to pay for them? I don't watch the history channel except for Top Shot. I don't watch many channels that I am FORCED to pay for because some jerkoff says so.

    It is what it is. With the current administration in the White House they are all about wealth redistribution I am just doing my part to help them out. Not that I like any of them at all.

    Plus when was the last time some big named band or actor didn't make hundreds of millions of dollars from a movie or an album. I support the artist I like buy buying their music.

    You can't take a family of 4 to the movies for under $100 is you each get popcorn and a drink. It is stupid just stupid. Just last year I believe a comedian put a full length show on the internet and told people you can pay for it if you want price is up to you or you can have it for free. You know he made more money off that video than any other he ever put out. So what does that tell you.

    I am as honest as I can be until the jackoffs stop being that way. I have ZERO problems with it.
     
  20. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    Another reason I'm On MAC OS & iOS...