• Windows 8
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[QUOTE=Sam Za Nemesis;34933283]I've spent more time on Metro apps than Desktop apps since I've installed the Customer Preview on my tablet, it is pretty awesome, I do have some minor nags about it though[/QUOTE] What's nagging you? I'm interested to know what to be on the lookout for. Bugs are always fun...I can remember in Windows 7 build 6801 that annoying bug where you had to click the start button a good 4-5 times before it opened. That was awful.
I finished downloading it, but I booted with the DVD and it gets stuck in the inistial fish screen :( What is going on?
[QUOTE=Jimmy422;34933325]What's nagging you? I'm interested to know what to be on the lookout for. Bugs are always fun...I can remember in Windows 7 build 6801 that annoying bug where you had to click the start button a good 4-5 times before it opened. That was awful.[/QUOTE] Touch mode is now somewhat delayed/broken in some applications, Osu no longer works correctly thanks to that (Shit sucks specially since Osu! was perfect on it) ,That Autodesk drawing app barely works too because of this, can't review stock apps without authoring them again in the store , Sidebar thereshold seems even smaller than it was on developer preview, App descriptions are in German, Can't use Xbox apps, E-mail app isn't working with Gmail, Can't remove Hotmail from E-mail app, Messaging app shows MSN contacts alphabetically regardless if they are offline or online, I have to go to the sidebar to open settings rather than using an icon (Took me a while to figure it out), But they have fixed a bunch of nags I had in the Developer Preview
ok now... where's the shutdown button...?
[QUOTE=LegoGuy;34933495]ok now... where's the shutdown button...?[/QUOTE] Settings sidebar, or just press the physical power button
Oh nvm, found it :v:
I still can't find a single positive thing about the new start. Am I the only one who feels like this? Wheres the advantage? Argh! Okay, I must admit that it works a bit better with ctrl+esc (thanks Panda!) and would probably work even better with the windows-key. It's just the search and full-screen apps that bother me. I guess I'll try to remove those apps and have fun with shortcuts to normal programs.
[QUOTE=AGMadsAG;34933546]I still can't find a single positive thing about the new start. Am I the only one who feels like this? Wheres the advantage? Argh![/QUOTE] Metro Apps, Touch friendly, More space in the superbar, a whole new application platform, you can launch aplications even faster than with the Windows 7 start menu thanks to cached searching, etc.
Also, I'd like to install this on my TOSHIBA laptop, if anyone else has one, they would know that toshibas have key combos like Fn F5 for their wifi, brightness, ect. Will this break once I install w8?
[QUOTE=LegoGuy;34933582]Also, I'd like to install this on my TOSHIBA laptop, if anyone else has one, they would know that toshibas have key combos like Fn F5 for their wifi, brightness, ect. Will this break once I install w8?[/QUOTE] It shouldn't, When my tablet was still a young beautiful laptop lady I could still use the Fn keys perfectly
[QUOTE=Jimmy422;34933325]What's nagging you? I'm interested to know what to be on the lookout for. Bugs are always fun...I can remember in Windows 7 build 6801 that annoying bug where you had to click the start button a good 4-5 times before it opened. That was awful.[/QUOTE] Remember that bug where if you kept making the caption buttons bigger in the control panel it'd BSOD? That was fun.
Posting this from Windows 8! I tried installing the latest Catalyst drivers (12.1) and at first it would not install display drivers at all, when I put it into Win7 compatibility mode it would find the graphics card but it gets stuck loading forever halfway through installing AMD Catalyst Install Manager. Any idea how to fix it? Or do I have to run the default drivers for now? The card is a XFX HD4770 512MB.
[QUOTE=Sam Za Nemesis;34933607]It shouldn't, When my tablet was still a young beautiful laptop lady I could still use the Fn keys perfectly[/QUOTE] TOSHIBAS also have a gui interface... only a fellow Toshiba owner would understand :v:
[QUOTE=Folstream;34933703]Posting this from Windows 8! I tried installing the latest Catalyst drivers (12.1) and at first it would not install display drivers at all, when I put it into Win7 compatibility mode it would find the graphics card but it gets stuck loading forever halfway through installing AMD Catalyst Install Manager. Any idea how to fix it? Or do I have to run the default drivers for now? The card is a XFX HD4770 512MB.[/QUOTE] I use this driver: [url]http://www2.ati.com/drivers/hotfix/win8/amd_catalyst_win8_consumer_preview_[/url][rc10].exe First driver that enabled me to use CCC. Even Eyefinity works for me now, which didn't in Windows 7.
[QUOTE=AGMadsAG;34933546]I still can't find a single positive thing about the new start. Am I the only one who feels like this? Wheres the advantage? Argh! Okay, I must admit that it works a bit better with ctrl+esc (thanks Panda!) and would probably work even better with the windows-key. It's just the search and full-screen apps that bother me. I guess I'll try to remove those apps and have fun with shortcuts to normal programs.[/QUOTE] If you use it strictly as a start menu, no apps, then it displays more by default than the 3 per type in 7's start menu. Or whatever it was if only one type were shown. If you don't want to hassle all that much with searching three separate types you can shortcut it. [B]Search Apps: Win+Q[/B] (This also shows the start menu as it would in 7. ie shows folders of all programs in the start menu's folder) [B]Search Settings: Win+W[/B] [B]Search Files: Win+F[/B] (Still has MRU and autofill (tab))
[QUOTE=AGMadsAG;34933786]I use this driver: [url]http://www2.ati.com/drivers/hotfix/win8/amd_catalyst_win8_consumer_preview_[/url][rc10].exe First driver that enabled me to use CCC. Even Eyefinity works for me now, which didn't in Windows 7.[/QUOTE] Can you fix your link please? I have been wanting to use CCC for such a long time in Windows 8.... Thanks!
Just finished the upgrade from Windows 7 on my laptop, and so far, so good.
I'm glad I only installed it onto a VM. It feels really incomplete, half-baked if you will.
Quite. I like what they're trying, don't like that they've essentially removed functionality that everyone loved in the Dev Preview. I think I'll figure out how to downgrade back to Win7. For instance, the default web browser is now the Desktop version of IE. Not the Metro version. The People App no longer has Twitter and Facebook functionality. The Video app doesn't allow you to play your own video through it. The messenger app is decent at best, but I haven't found how to remove conversations. The store is horribly organized. Scrolling is weird. Scrolling down a list in a metro app also scrolls you sideways along the pane (weather). Desktop services are quit upon leaving the Desktop (works terribly with Bootcamp). Despite claiming to present more information, the Start Screen does not entirely fill the place of the Start Menu, and does not display most applications. Start Screen Search cannot find .exe, .jar, or similar files. Downloads in the Desktop are paused upon exiting the desktop or switching apps. Things I do like: The music app is laid out really well. I love the display style. It's what I imagine of Media Center. It comes with MSE. That's about it, really.
I am enjoying the new start menu and have had zero legitimate issues against it so far. The software can be a little buggy every now and then, but I'm sure microsoft will iron all that out.
[QUOTE=woolio1;34934376]Quite. I like what they're trying, don't like that they've essentially removed functionality that everyone loved in the Dev Preview. I think I'll figure out how to downgrade back to Win7.[/QUOTE] What functionality have they removed?
Good god, the lag after you hit the "show desktop" area is absolutely awful. I'm sticking to Win+D. Also for everyone that's without a touch screen,[b] Win+C [/b]brings up the charms bar. Very useful.
[QUOTE=Olas;34933845]Can you fix your link please? I have been wanting to use CCC for such a long time in Windows 8.... Thanks![/QUOTE] [url]www.kortlink.dk/ati/amrq[/url] You could just have copy pasted the 2 parts together :-)
Going to try this when I get home, I actually kinda love the slickness of running a game in -noborder when using the new start menu. Sorta would like to be able to get more integration with the Metro interface with games if possible.
Okay, this is really fucked up. I can't even get my mouse near the top right, bottom left, or bottom right of the screen without explorer locking up. It froze to the point where I had to forcefully restart my computer with the power button last time. That's bad. Seems to have fixed itself after the restart.
It makes me really sad that the xbox/zune things are region locked, can't use them in Sweden. :suicide:
Music app = sex. Too bad it's not displaying [i]my[/i] albums in the background. [img]http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/2098/musictu.png[/img]
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/A0PRC.png[/IMG] At a irritatingly large 12"*8"*1.5" with only four or so hours of battery life and awful cooling, it's not terribly useful with a tablet. Evaluating Windows 8? Good enough, since it has a touchscreen and a traditional KB/M.
[QUOTE=Jimmy422;34934896]Music app = sex. Too bad it's not displaying [i]my[/i] albums in the background. [img]http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/2098/musictu.png[/img][/QUOTE] Wow, I get why people say that's Zune like. That isn't Zune like, that's like they copy pasted Zune.
[QUOTE=nicatronTg;34935100]Wow, I get why people say that's Zune like. That isn't Zune like, that's like they copy pasted Zune.[/QUOTE] Reminds me of Media Center's music player. Also: [img]http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/9519/lolwhate.png[/img] No, no they can't.
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