Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Jan 2014 00:15 UTC
Windows

HP really wants people to buy a Windows 7 PC instead of a Windows 8 machine. The PC maker has been emailing customers over the weekend noting that "Windows 7 is back." A new promotion, designed to entice people to select Windows 7 over Windows 8 with $150 of "savings," has launched on HP's website with a "back by popular demand" slogan. The move is clearly designed to position Windows 7 over Microsoft's touch-centric Windows 8 operating system.

Windows 8.x is just fine. Nothing's wrong with it. It's all the users' fault. Windows 8.x is just fine. Nothing's wrong with it. It's all the users' fault. Windows 8.x is just fine. Nothing's wrong with it. It's all the users' fault. Windows 8.x is just fine. Nothing's wrong with it. It's all the users' fault.

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RE[5]: Except...
by Morgan on Tue 21st Jan 2014 14:25 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Except..."
Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

That's interesting, I never saw a link on that page and instead had to do a workaround. Perhaps you installed Windows 8 and not 8.1; that's the version I was referring to.

This "feature" was originally only in the preview release of 8.1, but ended up being mandatory in the final release as well. This is the article I used to get around it:

http://www.infobyte.hr/blog/337/windows-8-1-preview-how-to-install-...

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RE[6]: Except...
by earksiinni on Tue 21st Jan 2014 15:35 in reply to "RE[5]: Except..."
earksiinni Member since:
2009-03-27

You're right, I did install Windows 8 instead of 8.1. However, I think that I still used method 1 outlined in the article that you linked to.

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