Yep I know that's not my issue. It's the little used programs that some customers have that are driving me nuts. Scrolling around whatever metro is going to be called to find them is my problem.
The often used ones get bunched together and the remainder are sort of left to fend for themselves where Windows puts them sort of anyway.
Here is another problem I have with Microsoft they constantly do not provide back support for things which was OK with XP and so on as it was around for a long time but with the new development cycle newer hardware can be as little as 2 years old and it is no longer possible to use on the new OS. I have a Negative/Positive Scanner which was very expensive that never had XP Drivers which I still rarely use to scan in Negatives/Positives for some High Resolution Images when they are required even a Hwhatever Blad doesn't have the resolution that some Pictures need and 2.5 inch Film can only be beaten by Graphic Art type film for High Resolution images. They can also be blown up to 30 X 40 inch without a problem and don't require any messing about with like digital images do.
Anyway I have a couple of clients with scanners or as they like to call them Multifunction Devices from Cannon which work perfectly with XP sort or work well enough with a 32 Bit Vista and simply do not work at all with any of the current 64 Bit Windows systems. Not really sure why they call them Multifunction Devices when they are Photocopiers really but provided that you never use a 64 Bit OS they work a treat. With modern computers try not getting a 64 Bit OS and I'm sure that these customers will scrap their 50K + Multifunction Devices because their new $600.00 NB will not work them.
Happens with some cheaper scanners as well though I don't really consider a $500.00 Scanner cheap by most accounts. Defiantly not Domestic device and I've run across some that will work with 7 64 Bit and simply do not work on either version of 8. Those are less than 2 years old at the moment and I'm sure that they will not be replaced just because they will not work with 8.
However being so new and me only working with Commercial Users I very much doubt that 8 will be considered by any for a very long time to come and most likely 10 will be the current release by the time that they are ready to renew.
I have a couple who are holding their XP systems in their "Cold Dead Flippers" with a vengeance and simply don't want to give them up under any circumstances. One NB even seems to have mold growing on the inside of the screen with dead pixels in various areas and the only question that they are asking is "How Much For a New Screen?" Another at that place had their NB die a very natural death after 6 years and they insisted that i get a replacement that would run XP, which wasn't much of a problem except for the fact that standard it came with 8 GIG of RAM which isn't being all used. Seems a bit of a waste to me but they are happy so I suppose I shouldn't complain too much.
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