Why do You Really Hate Windows 8?

Radu Tyrsina
by Radu Tyrsina
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While running a blog dedicated to Windows 8 apps, I’ve always faced a big problem – everybody keeps complaining about Windows 8. So, now I invite you all to express your real opinion and sound off in the comments section – why do you hate Windows 8?
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It’s almost the middle of 2014 and yet there are still many haters to Windows 8. Today is the official day when Window XP will stop getting support, which means many will make the switch the a newer Windows version. While Window Vista is obviously out of the question, as everybody knows it was pretty much a flop, Windows 7 and Windows 8 are the next potential upgrade. But many aren’t switching to Windows 8 because, well, they hate it.

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So, the point of this article is to gather as many opinions as possible and understand why many still hate Windows 8. But please, don’t just say you hate it because you don’t like touch, that’s not a valid point. Or, that you hate it just because it’s different. However, if you happen to enjoy Windows 8, let us know your opinion on this, as well. Personally, I like the Windows Store and the idea that it brings mobile apps to your desktop or touch Windows device.

That’s actually the reason why I started this website – I believe that apps from the Windows Store are great and that they will become more awesome in time. And the idea of Windows 8 is interesting – combining touch and desktop environments under the same roof. Sure, it’s not an easy task, and that’s why there are so many updates rolling out – to find a compromise between desktop and touch users. But, in the end, Microsoft will succeed.

They’ have a great Build 2014, where they also took the mobile world by storm with the release of Windows Phone 8.1, and with the new CEO, we’ve seen that cross platform products are becoming more important to the company. But, let’s get back to my question – what does Windows 8 have that makes you cringe and hate it? Sound off below.

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  • it was very different to use than win7, it was not until I did install the program classic shell, that I was able to work with it and begin to get adjusted to all new changes, it is not intuitive to work with win8, it was with win7. it maybe different for people with tablets, not for normal laptops and desktops. after a while and working with classic shell to beginning everything, I am beginning to get the easiness of use, but I do still thinking that win7 was more solid as a OS, although win8 almost never crash and when it do it`s easy to get ahead with it. I had notice that MS alternate the quality of the OS, one good, one bad, it is been this way since 3.1 back in the 80’s.

  • I simply hate windows .. I bought my first win8 notebook august last year .. and then I made rhe biggest mistake .. bought another with the same dreaded mother of all problems OS … on my new HP touchscreen 8 gigs of ram core i5 .. a reset to factory settings has been going on and on and for past 2 hrs and it has only got to about 23% mark ..

    How did I get here … because any software I would try to download from windows app store would not download .. unknown error .. unable to download … is the windows response ..

    Windows gurus at the microsoft community throw unlimited would be fixes towards you and guess what none works … as a lastbrwaort they tell you to reset the alien ware I.e. win 8 back to factory settings … which takes longer than a trip to mars …

    I am not the only one with app store issues .. nor with the factory reset issues … juat read aboutother people demise on the internet .. almost every second user of win8 seems to be having similar problems ..

    How could I ve forgotten what I had to go theough wgen I bought my first win8 notebook and ended up donating it to my 6 yr old … it feels like a refresher course .. oh yes my hateted for win8 has been refreshed ..

    Andeoid is so much better and much more stable.. Microsoft why would u release somerhing notb ready for the market yet????

    • Sounds more like you’re just not ready for a desktop operating system without the training wheels having been welded on like android and Ios do….
      Desktops and laptops have a much broader range of hardware/software combinations that are possible with all the little tablets and phones do combined..
      Almost all android and ios apps are stuck with using the same programming languages which is extremely restrictive and their internal hardware is extremely basic compared….

  • I love Windows 8. I only want more apps. I also love the notifications. Email, Tapatalk, Reddit to go and Skype are giving my notifications. I have a touchscreen laptop so it’s nice. (but can easier). I hope they will improve the users with touchscreens. But I don’t think it will be fast.

    I understand that for desktop users that it is really difficult to work with it.
    I think the easiest way is to switch from different moduses.
    For example
    Toggle Switch to touchscreen modus
    Toggle switch to desktop modus.
    I also use my laptop as desktop. (because it’s cheap and easy)

  • Just read the article. I have got to grips with win8 (still don’t like it) but it has taken a long time to understand it.
    From a managers viewpoint if it takes this long to learn this new system, the training time for staff will be a costly drain on resources.
    Not everyone has (especially in industry) a touchscreen or even a laptop. IT managers won’t touch it.
    I bought an iPad for home and found it much easier and intuitive to use.

  • interesting that this article has been here now for 6 days and only one comment expressing why they hate Windows 8. For that person I would like to point out that if they are writing their own programs they can still do so. You don’t have to write strictly metro apps. Windows 8 still has a normal desktop and will still run normal apps.
    Myself, I love Windows 8.1. I own a laptop and tablet that run Windows 8.1 and a Windows 8 phone. The interoperability between the three is amazing and getting better all the time. Office, Onedrive and many metro apps run on all three ands sync with each other across all my devices.

  • The main reason I dislike Windows 8 and more specifically the Metro part of it because it is closed OS that requires Microsoft permission to run software on it. On the ethical level I equal this with censorship and money grab, On practical level I write my own programs and I want to share them with friends and family. With Metro this is not possible. Therefore I boycott it and buy exclusively Android mobile devices in my family just to make my point. On the PC I stayed mostly with Windows 7 and the two new computers that come with 8 installed are run exclusively in desktop mode only. I also refuse to buy single app from Windows Store but is obvious if not using Metro. On a lesser level I think Metro is plain ugly. On a 30 inch monitor is ridiculous.