Win 8 and OneDrive

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Support' started by Footloose, Apr 21, 2016.

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    Footloose

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    Hi there. I'm running Win 8 because I couldn't reinstall Win 7 and am finding 8 a real pain in the backside for a number of reasons relating to it's horribly non-user-friendly interface and OneDrive, which where it by default seems to save my files, rather in the Documents folder in my desktop PC's HD. Needless to say, I also get these irritating prompts to upgrade to Win 10, which if Win 8 is anything to go by, is probably going to have an even worse interface than Win 8!

    I've tried searching for info about disabling OneDrive, or configuring it so that I decide if I want to store files on OneDrive, rather than Win 8 by default, automatically saving my files there.

    When will MS, get the geeks and newbies the tedious task of debugging their existing software for at least a couple of years, before letting them loose on cobbling up the next version of windows? I hear rumours that MS, is maybe thinking of producing a subscription-only version of windows, (as per Adobe's products) which horrifies me because we'll be seeing endless changes to the interface layout that it uses, which we will then have the misery of having to learn each time. Quite why in this day and age when computers have huge amounts of processing power and speed, MS can't produce an O/S that [a] Forces hardware and software manufacturers to put all of their code in a Win designated folder OUTSIDE of the actual O/S, so when the O/S crashes, rebuilding the OS is a lot less painful. and When designing a new version of windows, it's designed so that the upgraded sections, are installed in the same way that 'plugins' are.

    Is that just too difficult and innovative a concept for MS to take on board? after all, I'm betting that operating systems have for decades been coded by teams specialising in different sections of code, which are then bolted up together, so it wouldn't be making things any more difficult than they already are, and probably make debugging the code, a darn sight easier!
     
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    My apologies for the text unintentionally highlighted in bold.
    Since yesterday, I have been thinking about what I posted and wish to clarify a few points.

    I'm not against change and innovation, It's just that I can't see why MS with all it's reputed expertise, is incapable of also designing a 'Universal/Basic' GUI which visually stays the same, regardless of any future newer versions of the OS that is buried underneath it.
     
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