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Do you hate Windows 8?

ihatewin8If you find it frustrating using your new computer with Windows 8 or 8.1, you are not alone. One of the most common support calls I handle relate to users either finding it difficult to get used to how it works, or struggling to get their old data and applications into the new machine.

One of the biggest complaints was the first screen, the tiles with common ‘apps’ was meant to replace the start button. It also confusingly had a tile for the desktop, in an attempt to give users a somewhat familiar appearance. Although switching between the start screen and the desktop would often get users confused. So vociferous was the outcry that when Microsoft released it’s update 8.1, it restored the start button functionality, and made it possible to start to the desktop.

If you are one of the many frustrated Windows 8 users, you have a few options that can make a difference.

First, you can get some Windows 8 lessons. Spending some time with a qualified teacher can make a big difference. There are also some good online tutorials, that is if you can figure out how to get to them.

Secondly, there are a number of tweaks that can be made by downloading third-party software, that can give you the look and feel you are more used to.

You may however be faced with a situation where a printer or a camera, or some of you programs, won’t actually run on Windows 8. In that case you could consider ‘Downgrading’ to Windows 7. While this is not possible in every case (some hardware is designed to work only on Windows 8), the vast majority of computers will take Windows 7. For those of you who have gone from Windows XP, Windows 7 will give you the most satisfyingly familiar way of working that you have become used to.

So if you find yourself swearing at your computer, why not call Computer Medic on 07712 783587 and discuss the options? I will help you to decide which of the options is right for you, and get you back into your comfort zone in the shortest time possible, and at a price you can be happy with.

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