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Windows 8 uptake remains listless after public launch

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  • Started 1 year ago by raphoenix
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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Full Story
http://www.computerworld.com/s.....2012-11-01

Maybe it's because this is not working again today ????
http://windows.microsoft.com/e....._FPP_Light

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germ-x
germ-x
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Did you really think otherwise. Now if MS will give a tablet with every purchase maybe sales will jump up.
A $15.00USD upgrade, they must want it out the doors fast.

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Superevil
Superevil
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When they release SP1 to add back the Start Menu I'm sure the sales will increase

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gedstar
gedstar
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Just posted the below in relation to another Windows 8 post on this site.

germ-x, I think a agree with you that the OS has been pushed out the door, as there seems to be still a few issues with the OS in relation to bugs, my experience below

"Just an update on my Windows 8 experience, last night got the my first BSOD, well it's actually different from the normal BSOD's you get with other Microsoft OS's, it's actually quite humorous, you get the blue screen with a SAD face and an error message, just put this down to a once off. Actually happened after a reboot. Well after rebooting Windows 8 again tonight got the dreaded BSOD again. Reboots and work fine again, but couldn't really depend on Windows 8 at the moment.
Not sure what is causing this, could be a driver incompatibility, although I did download the latest drivers for all my hardware and updated all my software.
Needless to say I re-imaged my PC back to Windows 7, Thank Buddha for the Image I created before installing Windows 8. I think the OS still contains some bugs that need to be ironed out, so will hang on until there's an SP1 out at least, never had any such issues with Windows 7 with the same PC.
Wonder if any other people have experienced these BSOD's in Windows 8 yet? "

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raphoenix
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$5.00 fixes the Windows 8 Start Button OR you can fix it for free from what I understand.
http://www.stardock.com/produc.....rchase.asp
http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/

No way to know because I can't get an Upgrade Copy of "8" cause the MS site don't work !!

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germ-x
germ-x
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Just wondering how long it's going to be before all computers are shipped with Windows 8.
Hopefully they won't try and shove it down the consumers throat. I like Windows 7 and we the consumer should have a voice when purchasing a new system.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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It's hard to say because the computer OEMs are going to look out for themselves FIRST before they jump over a cliff.

Due to world recession, Hardware sales are down so there are many legal entanglements and unknowns facing businesses and consumers.

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warlock
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Just a thought here but, I think that Windows 8 will be on all the new OEM's once the 7's are sold. I see a big black friday and holiday push for W8.

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raphoenix
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Windows 7 still appears to have a very long, long life span.

QUOTE
Forrester's Johnson said his firm's numbers were similar, although it posed the question differently to enterprises.

"We asked 'What are you deploying now on new PCs?' and enterprises are saying the 76% are deploying Windows 7. But 16% are still going with XP," said Johnson.

"When we ask them what they'll be deploying 12 months from now, their answer is Windows 7, with 60%, Windows 8, at 26%, and Windows XP, 3%," Johnson continued. "But enterprises are notoriously optimistic about future deployments, so I'd say that by the time it reaches retirement, XP will still be on 15% to 20% of PCs."
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http://www.computerworld.com/s.....t_dead_yet

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LadyFitzgerald
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Dell has said they will continue to have models with Win7 on them. A few others have said they will have a few Win7 models.

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StringJunky
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I wonder how long the W7 iso download links will be available for now that W8 is out?

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Good Question Tony.

AND what happens to the Download Links when SP2 for Windows 7 is released ????

BEST to have Several Installation Media of Windows 7 SP1 Made and Stored !!!!

However the problem will be just as was with XP.

The OEMs will "Deprive" machine device drivers for Windows 7.

Builders will not face such driver problems for many years if history is an indicator of the future.

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StringJunky
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I was going to d/l other editions of W7 just in case but found out I don't need to. I found an Image Edition Switcher and another that turns the disk into a universal version where you choose at installation time. Can get them here:

http://code.kliu.org/misc/winisoutils/

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oldgeezer
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If you go to PCWorld/Currys (in the UK), all of their stock on display is now Windows 8, the only stuff that isn't is 'ex-demo' and some netbooks. Just speaking to some of the staff there is quite amusing as they obviously know the shortcomings of running it on a non Win8 touchscreen, but the poor s**s still have to try & sell them. Needless to say the store wasn't exactly heaving, even though it was half-term holiday.

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germ-x
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So that means if you purchase a new system say 3months from now you might have to pay extra for a downgrade install of Win7.
I have one Dell came with Vista but had to pay extra for WinXP to be installed on it.

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marks100
marks100
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hi guys great topic just popped in to say thank you and il be on the forums soon btw dont forget with Christmas comeing i thing that will be ms push for sales
mark.

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mitilini
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İ was just reading this,may be of interest to some http://www.askvg.com/fix-windo.....28AskVG%29

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ProstheticHead
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@Tony. All you need to do is extract your .iso, locate and delete the file 'ei.cfg' then rebuild your .iso and burn/mount.

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StringJunky
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PH

That's good to know cheers mate. :)

I dare say I'll get W8 just so I can help people with it even though W7 ain't broken in my opinion.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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I'll try to get the Win8 Upgrade today again from MS site for the same reasons as Tony posted.

Sure hope that CC# isn't going to some rogue site as the MS process hasn't worked at all for me in over a week. :(

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