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Default 04-01-2012, 11:58 | posts: 4,383 | Location: Europe

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dx11 is broke for crysis 2 in win 8 but dx9 works perfect sadly
Thanks for reply. Hope for fix in next public version of pre-release OS
   
 
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Default 04-01-2012, 17:31 | posts: 4,383 | Location: Europe

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Start menu is back?
   
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Default 04-01-2012, 18:07 | posts: 1,836

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Start menu is back?
Where?
   
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Default 04-01-2012, 18:15 | posts: 2,872 | Location: The Freak Show - Earth.

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Start menu is back?
Wait. Is this release out ?
   
 
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Default 04-01-2012, 21:49 | posts: 4,383 | Location: Europe

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Where?
That thing in the left corner
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Wait. Is this release out ?

Nope, it's for testers and big companies, maybe we will get RC in may/june or whatever it will called
   
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Default 04-02-2012, 23:14 | posts: 3,088

found out how to partialy fix freezing issues i think.
if i shut down then turn on computer it does't freeze in uper left or right corner.

if i restart instead it will freeze up so i think some cache being cleared on shutdown but not on reboot.

about start menu metro is the new start menu while other functions are now hidden somewhere in osd that pops up on right side off the screen.

anyway i really like windows 8 because web performance is way faster

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Default 04-10-2012, 13:41 | posts: 3,722 | Location: Manchester, UK

is it just me or are the apps impossible to use?
   
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is it just me or are the apps impossible to use?
As in how?
And which app(s)?




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Default 04-12-2012, 05:00 | posts: 3,719 | Location: Searching for more light...

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is it just me or are the apps impossible to use?
I'm not having any issues with any apps. ALL my Metro apps work correctly, quickly and efficiently.


I'm now about 3 1/2 months into testing Win8 (Dev Preview and Consumer Preview), and I can honestly say that I'm ready to make this my permanent OS.
I dedicated a laptop to it when the Dev Preview first became available because I own 2 computer repair businesses and it's ME people in my area are going to call when their new Xmas computer that comes preloaded with Windows 8 has a problem or they can't figure out something.

I've had nothing but GREAT experience with Windows 8. It has everything that I now wish Windows 7 came with and things that I can't leave behind... kind of like going from Win7 back to WinXP or from XP back to 98... there's SO much more functionality available that it's hard for me to step backwards to my Windows 7 machines.

People will have a serious problem migrating to Win8 because of the Metro interface, but for any newcomers (kids) just learning computers, they'll seriously think we're archaic with our older OS (like in Back To The Future 2 when the kids were trying to figure out the olden-days arcade game and made fun of Marty because "you had to use your hands"!)
However, my older customers are going to have it the worst. Getting them migrated to Vista or 7 over the last 5+ years was extremely difficult as most of them were XP users and knew where things went - they had to relearn where Vista and/or 7 put their stuff and just had a hard time understanding the nuances of efficiency. Those same people, when they purchase a new computer that has 8 on it are the ones that I'm going to have the most trouble with... not because the OS is lacking in any way, but because they're the ones that have the hardest time learning new tricks.


Anyway, just a quick blurb to proclaim my stance with Windows 8 - I LOVE IT.

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Default 04-12-2012, 07:48 | posts: 5,837 | Location: Tacoma, Washington

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I'm not having any issues with any apps. ALL my Metro apps work correctly, quickly and efficiently.


I'm now about 3 1/2 months into testing Win8 (Dev Preview and Consumer Preview), and I can honestly say that I'm ready to make this my permanent OS.
I dedicated a laptop to it when the Dev Preview first became available because I own 2 computer repair businesses and it's ME people in my area are going to call when their new Xmas computer that comes preloaded with Windows 8 has a problem or they can't figure out something.

I've had nothing but GREAT experience with Windows 8. It has everything that I now wish Windows 7 came with and things that I can't leave behind... kind of like going from Win7 back to WinXP or from XP back to 98... there's SO much more functionality available that it's hard for me to step backwards to my Windows 7 machines.

People will have a serious problem migrating to Win8 because of the Metro interface, but for any newcomers (kids) just learning computers, they'll seriously think we're archaic with our older OS (like in Back To The Future 2 when the kids were trying to figure out the olden-days arcade game and made fun of Marty because "you had to use your hands"!)
However, my older customers are going to have it the worst. Getting them migrated to Vista or 7 over the last 5+ years was extremely difficult as most of them were XP users and knew where things went - they had to relearn where Vista and/or 7 put their stuff and just had a hard time understanding the nuances of efficiency. Those same people, when they purchase a new computer that has 8 on it are the ones that I'm going to have the most trouble with... not because the OS is lacking in any way, but because they're the ones that have the hardest time learning new tricks.


Anyway, just a quick blurb to proclaim my stance with Windows 8 - I LOVE IT.

Psychlone
It is gonna be great, but the problem with that I have is that Microsoft is making a big change to the OS, and not gradually implementing it (the metro interface), but at least from what I hear with the final release we'll have the option to use either Metro or the standard that we're used to. Personally, from a business perspective the Metro interface could be useful, but at the same time from my experience it seems pretty useless.
   
 
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Default 04-12-2012, 09:00 | posts: 300 | Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

How much space is this W8 taking ?
Apart from the hybernation file sys ?
   
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Default 04-12-2012, 10:48 | posts: 1,084 | Location: Midlands/UK

for x64 windows folder is 13.5gb so about 15gb for install
   
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Default 04-13-2012, 21:37 | posts: 1,536

Been useing windows 8 for about a month now and like it alot. At first I hated it but then once I figured most things it became easier to use than windows 7. What is going to be nice on windows 8 is your touchscreen with laptops!
   
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Default 04-14-2012, 04:40 | posts: 7,968 | Location: Singapore

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Start menu is back?
sexy! I love it!
   
Yeah liking it here as well
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Default Yeah liking it here as well - 04-14-2012, 08:49 | posts: 194 | Location: South Pole

Been using Win 8 consumer preview on my main laptop and quite liking it.

The start screen can be easily sorted to what you want. My main fear when looking to install it was the inclusion of ribbon interface into Windows Explorer but I really like the way MS has worked it with. Ribbon keeps out of the way for the most part and thhen has some great functionality for power users when required.

I have not really looked into Metro Apps per se though as they seem quite basic in what they do but using my day to day and gaming software on Win 8, it has been a good experience.

The trad desktop is there and really, do you need a start button on the task bar when you have one on your keyboard?

Would like to try it on my main desktop but my sound hardware fails the install and I am not sure I can use Win 7 drivers to install the hardware after installing Win 8. (Echo Audio Gina 3G)
   
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Default 04-14-2012, 11:07 | posts: 329 | Location: Europe

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Start menu is back?
how to make it like that?
   
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Default 04-15-2012, 18:50 | posts: 1,084 | Location: Midlands/UK

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how to make it like that?
thats from a build that isnt available to the public yet
   
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Default 04-17-2012, 09:51 | posts: 194 | Location: South Pole

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thats from a build that isnt available to the public yet
Have to say I like it though. Quite simple and easy on the eyes.

Funny thing though is the use of the Taskbar at the bottom of a wide screen instead of tucking it on the side. I run mine on the RHS which I find handy and I would wish for Ribbon Interfaced Apps that I could place Ribbon on the side as well but alas - not sure if that is possible.

Still, something Adobe seemed to get right and quite usable when doing page layout etc.

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Default 05-02-2012, 06:39 | posts: 275

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Start menu is back?
Wow. That is horrible looking.
   
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Default 05-02-2012, 14:31 | posts: 936 | Location: United Kingdom

Question: In theory .... could I make this setup?

Triple screen 1920X1080 touch screen monitors that still incorporate a mouse and keyboard. I haven't seen any monitors like that out yet. So it really make me wonder...

EDIT: Yes there are loads of those monitors flooding the Market currently.
Making Ebay account to sell my entire setup and start from the beginning.

TeKK!
   
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Default 05-02-2012, 20:27 | posts: 1,836

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Wow. That is horrible looking.
Yes, yes it is.
   
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Default 05-03-2012, 02:50 | posts: 8,593 | Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Well, the monitors do exist... but i'm not exactly sure how well, if at all, a multi-touchscreen setup would work. I think i just read about one company releasing a HD multitouch monitor of i think 24" in size... but that's also a ~$800 monitor.
   
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Default 05-05-2012, 08:02 | posts: 3,719 | Location: Searching for more light...

I've been using it on an HP G60 laptop that I dedicated to learning Win8 that's attached to a 3M M2467PW multi-touch.
I assume that what I experience has got to be pretty much exactly the same as what a Windows 8 tablet would feel like... only larger. (large enough that in fact, I end up using a wireless mouse and the laptop's keyboard because my arms get tired just swiping from screen to screen, etc.

Overall though, Windows 8 is totally set for multitouch. Playing with Google Earth is kind of a cool experience as compared to using a mouse/keyboard, and any touch-responsive games are pretty cool as well.
I've even taken it as far as installing BlueStacks on my install of Win8 and tested a BUNCH of games and apps for Android, which also works just like having a 24" tablet. Pretty cool, but really, Windows 8 is a cleaner, more efficient experience and is a good stepping stone to the holographic computers "of the future" (from circa 1990's LOL)

Just wait until Kinect gets hooked into this system... it really won't be long until our front door will open because it recognizes you, and as you enter your home with both your hands full of groceries/etc, you have a three-dimensional holographic information telling you who called in your absence and starts playing the message they left after simply focusing on on it. This is what we've been working for for many, many years. COMPLETE integration where computers really don't exist anymore and we all just have a set-top-box and a subscription to Microsoft Windows where everything is cloud-based and no one really "owns" anything anymore.

Anyway, that was a great tangent I went off on.
Touch capabilities are pretty cool, but right now, really are just a growing phase - a stepping stone to what's coming.


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Default 05-07-2012, 13:59 | posts: 936 | Location: United Kingdom

@ Psych

Yeah my thoughts exactly...

   
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Start menu is back?
God, i love the simplicity and minimalism!
   
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