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    A list of features removed from Windows in Windows 8


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    It's a bit 'whiny' in places isn't it? I mean:

    Flip 3D is gone - Never used by me, in fact, Ric was the first person in 3 years I've seen use it, and that was last week!

    Chkdsk when run at startup does not display any information about file system repairs besides % complete. The screen with scanning and correction details is gone when Chkdsk runs at startup and replaced by just a % complete - As long as it leaves me a chkdsk log file I'll be happy. The old interface didn't exactly throw a wad of information at you either.

    People Near Me P2P API is removed - Never used

    Network Map feature and some network profile management UI from Network and Sharing Center is missing - It never, ever worked properly anyway!

    I could go on, but I won't
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    The thing i am most upset about is solitaire is gone

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    solitaire is gone
    It is still there according to Wikipedia (under new features)...


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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    The thing i am most upset about is solitaire is gone

    they wouldn't dare, this constitues at leat 90% of all windows usage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenbeast View Post
    they wouldn't dare, this constitues at leat 90% of all windows usage
    I did

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    These five changes are the stupidest:-

    Start Menu has been removed and replaced with Start Screen!
    File operations like Rename, Delete can no longer be undone for UAC-protected locations.
    The ability to completely deconfigure UAC and run with administrator privileges full time has been removed.
    Device Manager no longer shows Non-Plug and Play Drivers/hidden devices.
    The menu bar in Windows Explorer has been removed and replaced with the unproductive Ribbon interface

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    It does sound pretty whiny to me too!

    This caught me eye though -
    Running Internet Explorer purely in 64-bit mode is not possible unless Enhanced Protected Mode is enabled which disables all addons. Otherwise, 64-bit IE10 opens 32-bit tabs
    Now I may just be a bit thick this morning, but what are the advantages of running IE in 64 bit rather than 32?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    The thing i am most upset about is solitaire is gone
    Was still there in the beta version i had, although it had been updated finally.

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    Of all of them I think the killing off of previous versions via shadowcopy is the most thick. We use that a lot as it lets staff save themselves from mistakes all by themselves without input from IT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Of all of them I think the killing off of previous versions via shadowcopy is the most thick. We use that a lot as it lets staff save themselves from mistakes all by themselves without input from IT.
    yes quite, i discovered it relatively late but it is brilliant now

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Of all of them I think the killing off of previous versions via shadowcopy is the most thick. We use that a lot as it lets staff save themselves from mistakes all by themselves without input from IT.
    We implemented shadow copy at last place and it was brill once staff got the hang of it, saved many a journey across site to get the backup tapes out of the safe ;-D.

    Windows 8, an OS to step over by the looks of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    the killing off of previous versions via shadowcopy is the most thick.
    Previous Versions has been replaced with File History. Same thing, different name.

    Windows 7 included a very well-hidden feature called Previous Versions that allowed you to recover an older version of a document or other data file. Previous Versions was Microsoft's attempt to create a usable front-end for a service called Volume Shadow Copy that debuted in Windows Server 2003. But since most users didn’t didn't even know it existed, it can't arguably be called successful. Fewer still know that Apple copied this feature and created a prettier version called Time Machine. Sure, you've heard of that.

    Well, Windows 8 includes a new feature called File History that attempts to right the wrongs of Previous Versions by offering the same capabilities in a far easier to discover and use package. Apple fans will note that it works, in fact, a lot like Time Machine, albeit without the gratuitous animations and spacy theme. Fair enough.

    More to the point, File History differs from its predecessor in some key ways. First, it isn’t enabled by default for some reason, so you’ll need to turn it on. Second, while File History can use a secondary disk or network-based storage to store its backups, it also caches information to the primary disk, so it will work even when you're away from the office with a portable computer. And finally, File History is much easier to use than was Previous Versions. Even if you did use this feature in the past, you'll never miss it. (Source)

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    Quote Originally Posted by arwen View Post
    Now I may just be a bit thick this morning, but what are the advantages of running IE in 64 bit rather than 32?
    Beats me; any webpage that needs access to more than 4GB of RAM or the use of large integers can stay well away from my PC TYVM!

    (unless of course Google Chrome Native Client takes off!)
    Last edited by LosOjos; 15th June 2012 at 01:50 PM. Reason: Google != Goggle

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    I suspect the Classic Shell will be a common W8 add-on. I have it on my W7 box and it's just like running XP.

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