• Windows 8
    8,715 replies, posted
[QUOTE=LegoGuy;35310304]Alright guys, I'm sick of pinball for the day... [IMG]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14940709/imgs/My%20pinball%20score%202.png[/IMG] What should I do now?[/QUOTE] Play more pinball. At this rate you'll never break the 1,000,000,000 barrier.
Is it already possible to go directly to the desktop instead the metro interface after booting?
Is it really that hard to press the windows key or alt tab?
[QUOTE=FlubberNugget;35315542]Is it really that hard to press the windows key or alt tab?[/QUOTE] YES, it's annoying, hence why he asked for a solution to the problem.
I just tried the Windows key on the Consumer Preview, and it didn't do shit to bring me to the desktop from the Start Screen.
[QUOTE=Brock Obama;35316438]I just tried the Windows key on the Consumer Preview, and it didn't do shit to bring me to the desktop from the Start Screen.[/QUOTE] It should, if your last used "application" is the desktop. It'll bring you back and forth between the start screen and whatever app you used before it.
[QUOTE=GoDong-DK;35316589]It should, if your last used "application" is the desktop. It'll bring you back and forth between the start screen and whatever app you used before it.[/QUOTE] There are no "last used apps" after booting.
Whole lotta reading comprehension going on in the last few posts.
[QUOTE=Brock Obama;35316438]I just tried the Windows key on the Consumer Preview, and it didn't do shit to bring me to the desktop from the Start Screen.[/QUOTE] Win key + D
[QUOTE=Lord_Schrotty;35316633]There are no "last used apps" after booting.[/QUOTE] Just on top of my head, it isn't supposed to go to the desktop when you press the Windows key just after start-up (I'm not near a computer right now, so I can't check either), and it makes sense considering that the desktop application isn't open yet. If this is really the case, i don't see what the problem is. Did he say that he cold booted? I supposed that he simply meant that he was sent to a different application. Edit: Just backtracked a little. I'm on a mobile device, and I'll use that as an excuse. Still, my former statement was in no way wrong, as that is why it doesn't go to the desktop.
[QUOTE=Foxconn;35288612]Of course it was. What you have just said is like saying "My OS, Windows Vista is slowing down my computer and the programs i use, manages itself very badly, does endless tasks on my HDD, is wasting my time by making me click the UAC notifications every time i open up everything and is resource hungry, but i am OK with it".[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Brock Obama;35289679]To be 100% honest with ya, I noticed no improvements in Vista, even with the service packs. Run all the benchmarks you like, but when it comes down to the real-world usage and "feel" of the OS, I noticed no speed increases. And I saw he didn't include 2000, NT 4.0, Windows server, and a few others, but typical users didn't run those versions of Windows at home. They ran those versions in his list.[/QUOTE] People complained about slow downs because they were running 5+ year old computers and never bothered to upgrade. When 7 came out, everyone already upgraded to run Vista so they didn't complain about performance issues. Vista improved so many things that it's not even funny. Wireless support, Memory management, new device driver model, IPv6, complete audio core rewrite; [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technical_features_new_to_Windows_Vista"]here's[/URL] [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_and_safety_features_new_to_Windows_Vista"]a list[/URL] of [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Management_features_new_to_Windows_Vista"]new[/URL] [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Vista_I/O_technologies"]features[/URL]. If you're able to understand what's being said in these articles, you'd realize what you're saying is complete nonsense.
when i install window 8 in my current HD that alredy has window 7 it will move all my stuff into a new folder called Window Old? or it will delete EVERY thing?
[QUOTE=werewolf0020;35319463]when i install window 8 in my current HD that alredy has window 7 it will move all my stuff into a new folder called Window Old? or it will delete EVERY thing?[/QUOTE] It moves Users, Program Files and some other folders to C:\Windows.old
[QUOTE=Darkwater124;35319589]It moves Users, Program Files and some other folders to C:\Windows.old[/QUOTE] In my experience it's either pretty much the whole thing, or everything.
[QUOTE=Darkwater124;35319589]It moves Users, Program Files and some other folders to C:\Windows.old[/QUOTE] ah i see thanks for curiosity is there anyway to get a few parts from the windows registry back? since every time i install a new windows almost half of my games dont work well becouse the lack of registry info in the regedit thing
Can't he also do an upgrade install?
[QUOTE=The Baconator;35321146]Can't he also do an upgrade install?[/QUOTE] ...I can?
[QUOTE=Darkwater124;35319589]It moves Users, Program Files and some other folders to C:\Windows.old[/QUOTE] Be careful though, Windows likes to delete the contents of Windows.old whenever it feels like it. Happened to me a few times before I could salvage my stuff. Backups are strongly recommended before doing this.
[QUOTE=The Baconator;35321146]Can't he also do an upgrade install?[/QUOTE] Yeah and break nearly everything. [editline]27th March 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Brock Obama;35323988]Be careful though, Windows likes to delete the contents of Windows.old whenever it feels like it. Happened to me a few times before I could salvage my stuff. Backups are strongly recommended before doing this.[/QUOTE] It only does that if you tell it to in Disk Cleanup.
[QUOTE=Foda;35319401]People complained about slow downs because they were running 5+ year old computers and never bothered to upgrade. When 7 came out, everyone already upgraded to run Vista so they didn't complain about performance issues. Vista improved so many things that it's not even funny. Wireless support, Memory management, new device driver model, [B]IPv6[/B], complete audio core rewrite; [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technical_features_new_to_Windows_Vista"]here's[/URL] [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_and_safety_features_new_to_Windows_Vista"]a list[/URL] of [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Management_features_new_to_Windows_Vista"]new[/URL] [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Vista_I/O_technologies"]features[/URL]. If you're able to understand what's being said in these articles, you'd realize what you're saying is complete nonsense.[/QUOTE] While Vista improved many things in Windows XP, I don't think we need to bring up features that were already present in Windows XP SP1 to make it seem better than it was.
[QUOTE=Panda X;35323997]Yeah and break nearly everything. [editline]27th March 2012[/editline] It only does that if you tell it to in Disk Cleanup.[/QUOTE] Then Ccleaner was the culprit... >_<
so i shoudnt do an upgrade install right?
[QUOTE=werewolf0020;35328321]so i shoudnt do an upgrade install right?[/QUOTE] No.
I like how this shit starts up faster than linux. I can only seem to run Half-Life in software mode which kind of bugged me. But hell, I miss the start button.
[QUOTE=Panda X;35328816]No.[/QUOTE] I did that, worked fine for me. Unless that's the source form the frequent crashes, but I think that's just Windows itself.
[QUOTE=Al Bundy;35328850]I like how this shit starts up faster than linux. I can only seem to run Half-Life in software mode which kind of bugged me. But hell, I miss the start button.[/QUOTE] Install updated drivers. I had the same issue with my nVidia card, but grabbing the drivers from their site fixed it.
[QUOTE=Al Bundy;35328850]I like how this shit starts up faster than linux. I can only seem to run Half-Life in software mode which kind of bugged me. But hell, I miss the start button.[/QUOTE] There's an app called Start8. It installs you a startbutton. Not the original one but at least something. :v:
ok so my window 8 iso is done anything i should know before i go on and install this baby?
[QUOTE=Al Bundy;35328850]I like how this shit starts up faster than linux. I can only seem to run Half-Life in software mode which kind of bugged me. But hell, I miss the start button.[/QUOTE] I don't really understand why - they changed the look of it all the time (though they [I]did[/I] maintain the flag), so can't we just pretend that they made it transparent? Usability wise it's almost the same.
[QUOTE=Darkwater124;35328876]I did that, worked fine for me. Unless that's the source form the frequent crashes, but I think that's just Windows itself.[/QUOTE] More than likely is, running 8 from 7 upgrade really messes up a lot of things in the OS. Also it's not good to suggest other people to do it since, because it messes up the OS, they might want to stop using it, but now they can't just drop back to 7, they have to reinstall it all over again.
Sorry, you need to Log In to post a reply to this thread.