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hallryu 01-31-2013 12:43

Windows 8 #2
 
Last thread now too big:

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=357068

Quote:

Originally Posted by snowdweller (Post 4216268)
Hey guys!

Just installed windows 8 DP and gotta say pretty impressed!

Just thought i'd start a thread if anyone else has it also tho share your thoughts.

First impressions:

1. No option to change metro start button. Had to download Blue Poison and "hack" it to get my start menu back.

2. Log in requires a password associated to your email. (possibly another method but was rushing the install didn't actually check). Had to google how to remove password as User account wouldn't let me.

3. Games are very tempremental! half of them CTD with no warning. Others jsut refuse to open. Others look like AA isn't working at all so alot of work in that department. (thankgod for 2 comps)

Also apparently Beta is coming Feb :)

Start again here.

Ghosty 02-01-2013 15:42

Considering the price i paid for Windows 8 (25), it isn't bad at all. You could say the metro UI is purely aimed at the tablet market, maybe it is. But it gives you something else other than looking at boring desktop screen. you can add news, sport to keep up to date. Add a couple of free games. Then when you need to do something PC related, you switch back to desktop mode.

anticupidon 02-01-2013 16:56

will install it on my main machine this weekend on a new SSD.
after testing it in a VBox i learned how to get around Metro and get things done
two things i have to solve..
1 migratin Steam folder
2 fix the Virtual Box ..it seems that after installing it in W 8 you get errors.like ..please enable VT...and you need to restore at a earlier time.

UZ7 02-02-2013 01:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by anticupidon (Post 4516265)
will install it on my main machine this weekend on a new SSD.
after testing it in a VBox i learned how to get around Metro and get things done
two things i have to solve..
1 migratin Steam folder
2 fix the Virtual Box ..it seems that after installing it in W 8 you get errors.like ..please enable VT...and you need to restore at a earlier time.

For steam I just moved the folder back to C:/Program Files/Steam etc.. where it was originally installed, downloaded steam from the website and installed it to the directory saving me hours of redownloading lol.

Mr.Bigtime 02-02-2013 14:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ghosty (Post 4516210)
Considering the price i paid for Windows 8 (25), it isn't bad at all. You could say the metro UI is purely aimed at the tablet market, maybe it is. But it gives you something else other than looking at boring desktop screen. you can add news, sport to keep up to date. Add a couple of free games. Then when you need to do something PC related, you switch back to desktop mode.

strongly agree.

W8 is Best OS so far.

Keitosha 02-02-2013 18:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr.Bigtime (Post 4517050)
strongly agree.

W8 is Best OS so far.

I agree with both Big and Ghostly here. It requires some adaption, but after a while it's quite easy to use. Using it on all my systems.

ElementalDragon 02-03-2013 01:26

It's not even really a matter of "after a while". Like i've been saying all this time... before Win8 was released, i usually installed the Consumer Preview's or the Developer Preview's and whatever they released... but that's about as far as it went... be it because i either didn't know how i felt with "Metro", or because i still had all my apps and stuff installed on a different partition with Windows 7. But once it was released, i kinda started thinking that i had a perfectly good copy of Windows Vista lying around not getting used, and said "what the hell" on the upgrade. Haven't looked back at Windows 7 since. Didn't even take a day to get used to "Metro". Actually.... can't even say that. Didn't even take a day to realize that whether you "Get used to it" or not, it's not something that i find myself using very frequently, if at all during a given day.

anticupidon 02-03-2013 10:14

finished the install and tweaking W8
about to test some games
until now everything seems stable and fast
ps installed Clasic shell just in case...

-Tj- 02-03-2013 11:07

About steam

You can move its whole folder to any disk/folder, just reinstall steam installer and pinpoint it to that moved folder, that's it.

I moved my steam from another disk or after i re-installed Windows and never had any issues like that.

anticupidon 02-03-2013 12:48

thanks -Tj-,worked like a charm.
and all games,so far .
amazingly enough,Virtual Box runs and runs well.i need some time to fully test all scenarios,but for now ,seems ok.
i have to create a image for the disaster plan,and clone the instalation on a spare partition.
more,added DataRam disk to the mix,everything is fast.
now,i am pleased.

ps. Maybe i imagine things,but my speakers are sounding ..better.
Idk,but seems that something improves sound quality.

Corrupt^ 02-04-2013 00:28

Interface rage and issues aside... it is better then Windows 7.

sykozis 02-04-2013 00:39

I reinstalled Win7 last weekend.....will be back on Win8 in the next couple days....

KissSh0t 02-04-2013 03:22

I have broken Windows 8 four times now since it's retail release.. hohohoho..

All my fault though..

OTL

joe187 02-04-2013 12:39

Ran it for about a week, really dug deep into it. The good: it's crazy fast! The bad: the interface is a ridiculous bi-polar beta-feeling mess.

All in all, i had to go back to 7. It's zippy enough on my rig and i don't feel like being brainwashed and pressured into nonsense dumbed-down "Apps"... i have a kindle fire for those and it does them just fine thanks. The whole thing just felt like an insult to itself.... as the OS underneath seems to be so slick... a shame.

dsbig 02-04-2013 13:22

ja I broke it many times. and the interface is ugly, even tried hacked themes, but still not as good as windows 7 interface.

I understand they wanted to make everything the same for tablet and pc, but they shouldnt have changed the interface.

what happened to asking people what they thought.


I actually cant decide which system I want to use, I go back and forth between windows 7 and windows 8.

Legendary_Agent 02-04-2013 14:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by dsbig (Post 4518461)
ja I broke it many times. and the interface is ugly, even tried hacked themes, but still not as good as windows 7 interface.

I understand they wanted to make everything the same for tablet and pc, but they shouldnt have changed the interface.

what happened to asking people what they thought.


I actually cant decide which system I want to use, I go back and forth between windows 7 and windows 8.

Its really simple, if you cant make up your mind, stick with windows 7, it has far less compatibility issues and really 0 benefit from switching to windows 8, that includes the biased boot times and gaming performance.
I have bought win8 pro, havent used ever since i bought it as i already had experience with it and im by no means interested into a win phone 8 interface running on my x64 desktop with compatibility issues, i rather stick to a working proven OS, the good news for me as a programmer is that the adoption of windows 8 is so small that it wont matter if i skip it entirely, 2.26% is nothing compared to 44.48% of win7.
As for win8 beying the new win vista, thats a very good possibility as vista has a 5.24% userbase, which in other words means, it is more than twice as used as win8.

anticupidon 02-04-2013 14:43

i wouldn't waste my time naggging about Windows 8.
Any operating sistem has its own quirks,and people are very hard to please nowadays.
fixing computers,it is my ''duty'' to deal with Windows 8,sooner or later i will have to give solutions,so better to be prepared.
more to it,each time a OS is released,camps divide and argue about it,nothing really new.
progress,in its various forms,meets resistance.
at the end of the day,we shut down our machines and it doesn't really matter what OS was running.
productivity can be achieved in many ways,and for each task ahead,a suitable OS is found.
compare,try,learn and spread the tips.

dsbig 02-04-2013 14:47

I did notice something else. it seems the refresh bug in windows explorer seems to be fix in windows 8. that files size change show without having to hit F5


I maybe late on this discovery

Legendary_Agent 02-04-2013 14:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by dsbig (Post 4518527)
I did notice something else. it seems the refresh bug in windows explorer seems to be fix in windows 8. that files size change show without having to hit F5


I maybe late on this discovery

How were you able to reproduce this bug? i changed a txt file and saved it without refreshing the windows explorer (win7x64) and it still updated its changed size.

ElementalDragon 02-05-2013 01:02

Legendary: Yet again you seem to only prove that you base your entire opinion on Windows 8 on the fact that you've never used it. "Oh... i don't want to use it, especially when the market share is so low". How many f*cking copies of Windows 8 are you expecting them to sell worldwide instantaneously? Windows 7 was still below a 10% market share 6 months after it's release. Yes, Windows 7 has 44% market share... but i'd sure as hell HOPE it would after 3.25 years of being on the market. Probably the main reason Windows Vista's market share is so low at this point is because if i remember correctly, they also had a quite cheap upgrade offer for Windows 7 when it first came out. As far as i'm aware, Windows 7's market share didn't pass Windows XP's until this past August.

I'm really just getting bored with reading what you post. No interest in a Windows Phone 8 interface? I'm sorry.... but this doesn't look like any phone to me...

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...psa68cca6a.jpg

You say it's a Windows Phone 8 interface.... anyone looking to gather their own opinion through USE of the OS, says it's Windows with a full-screen start menu. You only have to see it as often as you use your standard Start Menu... which, i seriously don't see you clicking that every minute or two.

Compatibility issues? I'm sorry... i must have been distracted by my desktop running 24/7 without a single hiccup. And.... now that i think about it.... i don't recall having an issue with my Auzentech Prelude audio output dropping out after a pop and hiss fit ever since i started using Windows 8. Even if i had a movie paused in PowerDVD or Windows Media Center, and was watching a different video clip on Youtube or something like that, which almost ALWAYS resulted in me having to switch audio modes in the Auzentech Control Panel in order to get sound back.

Legendary_Agent 02-05-2013 02:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by ElementalDragon (Post 4519025)
...

Apparently your vocabulary corresponds "instantaneously" to 3 months, time of which win8 was beying priced depending on the circumstances for just 15 in some circumastances or 30-40 normally. It is also fair to note that christmas and new year have been celebrated at that timespan and yet people yawned at win8, which i find it strange that the general population could see past that junk cartoonish eyecandy and think objectively about it as a product.
Lets see how many windows 8 copies microsoft will sell now that the product is back to its full price!

You have a very nice screenshot there, you forgot that your screenshot doesnt include the windows icon so everyone can notice how similar win8 is in that regard, even though youve attempted it you should have placed that window y2 boundaries a little higher because your windows phone 8 OS awsomeness is chomping on your taskbar, yep, im pretty sure anyone which will see his app on windowed fullscreen obbliterating the taskbar or any normal window doing the same will surely say this is the exact experience of all previous windows versions! And definetly the fullscreen startscreen corresponds absolutely 100% to windows 7 startmenu, in every single aspect, for starters i always remembered those good old days where you would scroll with your wheel vertically to go sideways, alt clicking an icon from startmenu just so i would have to move my mouse pointer all the way down to that sluggish oversized alt menu, those good old days where you would have every single folder expanded on all programs occupying your entire screen with oversized icons, that animated start menu enter, start menu exit, startmenu scrolling which all 3 of these animations add so much to productivity, oh and that good old search where you had to type what you wanted to search and then select the category of what you wanted to search!
How could i forget such "features" from previous windows, i mustve been blind all this time! Oh wait, i "accidentally" mixed all other previous windows versions with windows 8, you see they are so similar, only now i noticed i was talking about windows 8!

Sarcasm aside, your post stinks of desperation as much as microsoft stank when blaming oems for not buying into their Tiles8 propaganda.

Also you say you are bored of reading my replies, yet you read them and reply to them even when im clearly not talking to you at all, its very confusing for a person to be tired of reading someones posts but still read them and reply to them as if they were directed to that specific person when they clearly werent.

ElementalDragon 02-05-2013 03:35

I'm sorry, but after the first line, your rant confused the f*ck out of me. For one, i'm pretty sure the vast majority of people who end up using a new version of Windows end up doing so when they purchase a new computer more than saying "Hey, why don't i buy this copy of Windows and install it myself?"

And i'm not 100% sure... but i'm thinking you're trying to say that I couldn't put that instance of Chrome anywhere i damn well please to, and that there is somewhere i could put it on Windows 7 that i somehow can't on Windows 8? Hell... you tell me what you want to see me do with a window, or multiple windows.... hell, i'll even take requests for something you want to see me do with windows/apps on both my 27" monitor as well as my 46" TV that i have connected as the secondary screen sitting to my left. You seem to be under the impression that if i expanded the window to full screen, that i'd somehow lose my taskbar and my ability to easily switch between the other windows i have open by simply clicking on the icon on the taskbar as you usually did in previous versions of Windows.... which, if that's the miserable excuse of a point you're trying to get across, then I can honestly say, with my hand on my heart.... USE THE OS before you try to pick it to pieces.

The ONLY VISUAL change in the OS is the start screen instead of the classic start menu. If you rarely ever used the start menu because you were like most normal people and had shortcuts on your desktop to your most frequently used programs, you are probably also the type of person who honestly wouldn't even notice that there is anything that's changed about the OS.

Legendary_Agent 02-05-2013 03:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by ElementalDragon (Post 4519144)
I'm sorry, but after the first line, your rant confused the f*ck out of me. For one, i'm pretty sure the vast majority of people who end up using a new version of Windows end up doing so when they purchase a new computer more than saying "Hey, why don't i buy this copy of Windows and install it myself?"

And i'm not 100% sure... but i'm thinking you're trying to say that I couldn't put that instance of Chrome anywhere i damn well please to, and that there is somewhere i could put it on Windows 7 that i somehow can't on Windows 8? Hell... you tell me what you want to see me do with a window, or multiple windows.... hell, i'll even take requests for something you want to see me do with windows/apps on both my 27" monitor as well as my 46" TV that i have connected as the secondary screen sitting to my left. You seem to be under the impression that if i expanded the window to full screen, that i'd somehow lose my taskbar and my ability to easily switch between the other windows i have open by simply clicking on the icon on the taskbar as you usually did in previous versions of Windows.... which, if that's the miserable excuse of a point you're trying to get across, then I can honestly say, with my hand on my heart.... USE THE OS before you try to pick it to pieces.

The ONLY VISUAL change in the OS is the start screen instead of the classic start menu. If you rarely ever used the start menu because you were like most normal people and had shortcuts on your desktop to your most frequently used programs, you are probably also the type of person who honestly wouldn't even notice that there is anything that's changed about the OS.

Yeah were all with you random angered forum poster!
Keep believing that is the only change and maybe if you believe hard enough in the lolipop land and pink unicorns it will come true, maybe.

ElementalDragon 02-05-2013 03:54

I'm not angry. I'm just wondering how someone can make sarcastic claims about an OS that they "Haven't used ever since i bought it"..... and honestly doesn't seem to have EVER used it with what you're trying to say.

Legendary_Agent 02-05-2013 04:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by ElementalDragon (Post 4519149)
I'm not angry. I'm just wondering how someone can make sarcastic claims about an OS that they "Haven't used ever since i bought it"..... and honestly doesn't seem to have EVER used it with what you're trying to say.

What "im trying to say" by that you mean your definition of what im trying to say?

This new might shock you, but i do not have to like windows 8 to objectively point at its flawed interface, unlike you, i do not fall in love with a product and love it for the rest of my life because i own it, fanboys do, i dont, i know its hard for you to believe in this but this is how life works.

I have tried it i have pointed how absurd it is, you didnt like it that i have pointed those ui flaws and started swearing and reply with agressive messages because of that. It is certainly not my problem that you dont like people pointing flaws at a product that you own, its yours and you should process that yourself, alone.

Come back later and reply with a constructive message instead of random swearing, even though i was sarcastic, i pointed out why windows 8 "desktop" interface is definetly not equal or close to beying equal to previous windows versions.

I dont have to use win8 for 10 years to realise that, even though i have used it for a couple of times, anyone can realise that windows 8 interface is nothing like windows 7 or previous windows just by looking at your screenshot.


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