Help! Windows 8 program

Help! Windows 8 program

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    Help! Windows 8 program

    My computer came with Windows 8, the nice man at the computer place put in Windows 7 for me so I can use my computer.

    Sometime 8 comes on anyway so here's the question since I don't know how to use it yet:

    How do you get OUT of Windows 8? I'm having to shut the computer off just to get it to come back on with 7. When in 8, I'm clicking all over the place, right and left. It just keeps me in 8 but goes forward and backward. I need to know how to get out of 8 and back to 7.

    Can somebody help this here e-tarted blonde?
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    55 peeks and nobody knows? Maybe some of the young'ins will come in later that knows computers and the new windows 8.
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    This older computer i got,i still have windows 7 on it.Seems like a lot of people are still trying to figure windows 8 out.Well except for the computer geniuses which i ain't.If i hear of something i will respond back,but i don't know squat about 8.
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    Computers are the worst of what is wrong with the world and the best that is right with the world .

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    I haven't upgraded yet because the best bet with Windows is usually to skip every other new system but I'm fairly certain you can change the settings so it looks and functions just like windows 7.

    Actually here's a nice little tutorial for you How to make Windows 8 look like Windows 7 | Reviews | CNET UK looks pretty easy to follow.

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    OK, I'm in the industry and I'm a Win7 guy! My understanding is that Win8 is lot like a tablet or smart phone, it was really designed around a touch screen, not a mouse and keyboard.

    Sister, take it back to the nice person that installed Win7 and tell him what it is doing. They obviously installed it as a dual boot or they goofed. Either way it should not be going into Win8 randomly. They might be able to completely purge Win8 and start fresh for you but you may lose a couple of programs that came with the system.

    Be overly nice if it's a guy (you know, flirt) I'm not being sexist! The guy's a 'Puter Geek so the most interaction he gets is in a game... You'll be surprised what he may be able to do with your computer if he's a real geek...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxwell47 View Post
    OK, I'm in the industry and I'm a Win7 guy! My understanding is that Win8 is lot like a tablet or smart phone, it was really designed around a touch screen, not a mouse and keyboard.

    Sister, take it back to the nice person that installed Win7 and tell him what it is doing. They obviously installed it as a dual boot or they goofed. Either way it should not be going into Win8 randomly. They might be able to completely purge Win8 and start fresh for you but you may lose a couple of programs that came with the system.

    Be overly nice if it's a guy (you know, flirt) I'm not being sexist! The guy's a 'Puter Geek so the most interaction he gets is in a game... You'll be surprised what he may be able to do with your computer if he's a real geek...
    I flirted with the computer geek and he called all the other geeks over and took me out of the store .
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    Quote Originally Posted by welder516 View Post
    I flirted with the computer geek and he called all the other geeks over and took me out of the store .
    Then you must have done it right...
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    Speaking of Win 7, after automatic updates on 9-12 all office documents open as the window for purchasing Windows products. Had to restore back to 9-06 and turn off automatic updates. Any ideas?
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    The question is: When my computer gets possessed and switches to 8 when I'm in 7 how do I get OUT of 8? No off button.
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    Sister Im geeky just enough to know this much. 7 and 8 are two different operating systems. Your computer can run one at a time but not both at once. It cant be totally switching over to 8 without being rebooted. What is probably going on is some program capability program is kicking in and making things look like 8.

    Take it back and if you dont like 8, I hate it btw, back up your personal stuff and have him format and load only win 7 on it not a dual boot of both operating systems.

    They should have stuck to XP it was the best system Microsoft has ever managed to produce.
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    Drag your cursor arrow to the top right or bottom right of your screen. A side bar will materialize. Click on settings and that will give you the option to power off.

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    Your geek probably didn't install dual-boot of windows 7 and windows 8.
    You probably just have windows 8 and are mistaking the 'desktop' interface for windows 7.

    You see, windows 8 has 2 user interfaces. The first is the 'metro' interface which is the smart-phone/tablet like interface.
    The second is the 'desktop' interface which looks and acts more like windows 7.

    When you are in the 'metro' interface, you will need to click on the 'Desktop' tile on the Windows 8 screen. The 'Desktop' tile is normally at the lower left of the group of tiles. This tile will take you to the 'Desktop' Windows 7 like interface.

    If you do something in Windows 8 (like accidently start a program) put your mouse into one of the right corners. It will bring up a menu on the right of the screen. You can then click on the 'Start' icon (in the middle) and that will bring you back to the 'Metro' interface.

    Thanks to my lovely wife who helped me with this answer. Even though I'm the family geek, her new 'puter has Win 8 while mine is older with Win7. She had to figure out how to work it without my help.

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    The joys of owning a Mac.

    I run window XP on the Mac using Parallels.

    Windows 7 was ok but windows 8 is just awful.

    Sorry I can help you out Sister...other than to say trade in your PC and get a Mac.
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    Sister - I dunno. I have an aging Win 7 box that is getting pretty slow. I went looking for a new device to do my surfing and other light computing on and got an iPad. This was shortly after my wife got a Win 8 box. It took her a while to come to terms with Win 8. I chose not to bother.
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