• Windows 8 - "8" because cats were taken and dog races don't sound as intimidating
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[QUOTE=Merijnwitje;41862908]Oh yeah, mobility center. But I haven't seen a shut down option there, or what do you even NEED there?[/QUOTE] What? Win+X is this: [IMG]http://i.cubeupload.com/iYVdaG.png[/IMG] [editline]16th August 2013[/editline] [QUOTE=virt15_PT;41862131]Guy´s i will just give 1 opinion , mutch people , say´s windows 8 sucks , and it is true , but mutch people say the because the start menu No that is not why win 8 sucks -win 8 sucks because net let you have same cracked program of microsoft -when you shotdown , he never shoot down , Ram momory is not deleted , so you need restart it to realy shot down the computer -windows 8 sucks for most part of games , make you have low FPS then the win 7 that are the reasons ![/QUOTE] I'm 86% sure your just a troll however: -Windows 8 doesn't affect your ability to run cracked programs. -It actually does delete the RAM, some things are dumped to disk to make Windows boot faster. Not everything only things essential to booting. -This is factually inaccurate. Benchmarks all show that gaming performance is the same as Windows 7 and that overall performance is slightly better than Windows 7. In game benchmarks you only see a fluctuation of 1 or 2 fps difference which can easily be chalked up to drivers, not the OS itself. [editline]16th August 2013[/editline] [QUOTE=Doritos_Man;41861966]Have anyone used Hyper-V on Windows 8 Pro yet? If so, how is it?[/QUOTE] Every time I installed Hyper-V on 8 or on 8.1 my keyboard doesn't work on boot. It's such a pain in the ass to fix, I don't even bother with it anymore. And by on boot I mean on boot of my actual computer, not a virtual machine.
[QUOTE=Doritos_Man;41861966]Have anyone used Hyper-V on Windows 8 Pro yet? If so, how is it?[/QUOTE] I've used it last semester on my desktop to work on my Windows Server 2008 R2 assignments at home, the machines in our Windows Server lab at school run Server 2008 R2 and we run other Server 2008 R2 instances inside Hyper-V. It works flawlessly, it's the exact same software that you get with Server 2012. You don't get graphics acceleration like virtualbox, since it's aimed at running servers. But it's very solid in my experience, I run a copy of Windows XP and a couple Ubuntu Server VMs in Hyper-V and I haven't had any issues with it.
[QUOTE=Protocol7;41859398]And besides, I actually liked Vista. It was a very good step away from looking like play-doh. [IMG]http://facepunch.com//fp/emoot/colbert.gif[/IMG][/QUOTE] Vista SP2 sure. I still use it on my old laptop. Its basically Windows 7 without some of the flair.
My Windows 8 Laptop isn't exactly getting me on this boat. I have to travel a lot mroe by mouse in Win 8, which is a pain with the trackpad, I still don't do anything in the Metro menus other than what I am forced to do there, and the scrollbars are fugly and fit with none of the MS standardized designs for desktop software. Other than that I haven't really used it yet, but the Metro features all haven't really done me any good yet. [editline]17th August 2013[/editline] Apparently I have to go through 4 Metro menus to reactivate WLAN, no other way to do it.
It appears windows 8 can not keep track of time all too well: [url]http://hwbot.org/news/9824_breaking_windows_8_benchmark_results_no_longer_accepted_at_hwbot[/url]
[QUOTE=jordguitar;41894189]It appears windows 8 can not keep track of time all too well: [url]http://hwbot.org/news/9824_breaking_windows_8_benchmark_results_no_longer_accepted_at_hwbot[/url][/QUOTE] I've had that issue on a Windows 7 system. I overclocked and the system clock started running faster. But to be fair, it was a crappy 775 motherboard.
[QUOTE=FlubberNugget;41841771]is there any chance you could tell me how Paint tool Sai works on the pro? i have been considering one as a secondary mobile device/portable graphics tablet and it'd be great to carry it around instead of an intuos.[/QUOTE] two bits of news for you- I got SAI to run, but it did not accept my intuos 5 pen, meaning it requires its in-built pen (which he didn't have on him), so no test results for now. SECOND: [url=http://www.engadget.com/gallery/wacom-cintiq-companion/845801/#!slide=845797]Wacom just unveiled a stand-alone tablet PC Cintiq[/url] jesus christ on a pogo stick
[QUOTE=virt15_PT;41862131]Guy´s i will just give 1 opinion , mutch people , say´s windows 8 sucks , and it is true , but mutch people say the because the start menu No that is not why win 8 sucks -win 8 sucks because net let you have same cracked program of microsoft -when you shotdown , he never shoot down , Ram momory is not deleted , so you need restart it to realy shot down the computer -windows 8 sucks for most part of games , make you have low FPS then the win 7 that are the reasons ![/QUOTE] Prime example why we need smartness back
[QUOTE=jordguitar;41894189]It appears windows 8 can not keep track of time all too well: [url]http://hwbot.org/news/9824_breaking_windows_8_benchmark_results_no_longer_accepted_at_hwbot[/url][/QUOTE] I wondering if switching Windows from local time to UTC would fix it?
[QUOTE=jordguitar;41894189]It appears windows 8 can not keep track of time all too well: [url]http://hwbot.org/news/9824_breaking_windows_8_benchmark_results_no_longer_accepted_at_hwbot[/url][/QUOTE] I'm almost entirely convinced that this is why I have warping issues over time in Planetside 2 and why every game cutscene will start to desync with the audio Setting EPU Engine to not change the cpu clock or closing it completely delays it considerably but speedstep eventually causes issues This shit needs to be fixed
[QUOTE=SonicXV;41926637]I'm almost entirely convinced that this is why I have warping issues over time in Planetside 2 and why every game cutscene will start to desync with the audio Setting EPU Engine to not change the cpu clock or closing it completely delays it considerably but speedstep eventually causes issues This shit needs to be fixed[/QUOTE] You'd think they wouldn't pull this crap, considering every Sandy/Ivy processor has automatic overclocking enabled BY DEFAULT. Come on, Microsoft. Do you have any idea what the chip suppliers even do?
So, I'm thinking about going back to 7. 8 just looks really boring to me, even with some of the themes people made. Someone please convince me to not go back.
[QUOTE=Leather Belt;41937587]So, I'm thinking about going back to 7. 8 just looks really boring to me, even with some of the themes people made. Someone please convince me to not go back.[/QUOTE] - better Performance. - Faster startup. - you can replace the Start menu easily. - Access to the windows 8 app store (if thats your thing). - Better Task menager. - Better file explorer. - Ability to natively mount ISO's. - Hyper-V on Windows 8 Professional. - Many under-the-hood changes. - Skydrive integration (if you use it) - less intrusive updates - Better security (older security flaws don't work on windows 8) - Much better touch screen support. (if you can use it) - Better support for multiple displays - Better at finding the right drivers for your hardware. - You can actually customize your lockscreen now (native) - Preinstalled antivirus - Windows 8 is completly backwards compatible - Get priorities with updates. - Internet explorer 10 preinstalled. - Refresh / reset windows feature. - Ability to log in with your microsoft account, and get your settings synchronized on every computer you login to. Also soon windows 8.1 will be released as a free update to windows 8, which will bring many more features and overhauls. - The start button is back - Better App snapping - Better transition from the startmenu to the desktop. - Much more ways to customize your start menu. - Many preinstalled apps are overhauled. - Better lockscreen customisation - Windows store redesigned - Many changed to make a more pleasant experience on the PC. - Small changes everywhere to make the UI experience better.
I am updating to Windows 8 right now. I hope I won't regret that move.
[QUOTE=Sonic4Ever;41938953]I am updating to Windows 8 right now. I hope I won't regret that move.[/QUOTE] You wont.
Thanks for the list kaukassus, I'll stick with it. People need to start making more themes for 8. [QUOTE=Sonic4Ever;41938953]I am updating to Windows 8 right now. I hope I won't regret that move.[/QUOTE] You won't, I just really like aero.
[QUOTE=woolio1;41931165]You'd think they wouldn't pull this crap, considering every Sandy/Ivy processor has automatic overclocking enabled BY DEFAULT. Come on, Microsoft. Do you have any idea what the chip suppliers even do?[/QUOTE] Is this problem related to the clockspeed weirdness I get in the task manager? [img]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14575796/PCScreenshot/clocksped.png[/img]
[QUOTE=Leather Belt;41940047]Thanks for the list kaukassus, I'll stick with it. People need to start making more themes for 8. You won't, I just really like aero.[/QUOTE] [URL="http://glass8.berlios.de/win81.html"]DWMLoader will have 8.1 support to bring back Aero soon[/URL]. And UxStyle will be available for 8.1 soon also. WSB already has support for theming 8.1 so really there just needs to be a UxTheme patcher now.
[QUOTE=Demache;41943021]Is this problem related to the clockspeed weirdness I get in the task manager? [img]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14575796/PCScreenshot/clocksped.png[/img][/QUOTE] Thats happens when you oc your cpu.
[QUOTE=kaukassus;41937842] - Skydrive integration (if you use it)[/QUOTE] It's no fancy integration. It just comes with it preinstalled.
[QUOTE=LegndNikko;41945349]It's no fancy integration. It just comes with it preinstalled.[/QUOTE] in 8.1 it will have automatic system backups to skydrive plus adding 20gb to your skydrive account is 10 bux a year so there isnt much of a excuse to not do it.
Anyone heard much about the second-gen Surface Pro with Haswell? I hope it comes out for the end of the year, I'm keen. Anyone got any strong opinions (for or against) regarding the Surface Pro? I'd like to hear them before I buy.
[QUOTE=ProWaffle;41949604]Anyone got any strong opinions (for or against) regarding the Surface Pro? I'd like to hear them before I buy.[/QUOTE] My dad just bought a Surface Pro like a week ago. He's not good with technology at all (almost shed tears when he got an iPhone because he lost the physical blackberry keyboard he's had for like a decade) but he likes it a lot. He got it so he could completely phase out his laptop (basically he needs to have the desktop environment so he can run his company's Citrix website which requires Java) and so far so good. He left his laptop at home on purpose one day and he said the only thing that he was unable to do is access files that were on the laptop's hard drive (he hasn't understood Skydrive yet, keeps trying to tell me it doesn't exist for Windows 7). He also doesn't get the concept of Metro apps vs Desktop. In my point of view, if I have $1,200 to drop on it, I sure as hell will. It's basically as powerful as my laptop and has the same battery life. I [b]love[/b] being able to go from flicking with my finger to tapping the screen, using the trackpad on the snap-in keyboard (you absolutely have to get that keyboard, the touch screen one slows you down), to using the pen that magnetically clips on the side. My biggest concern is the 90GB of space (with the 128GB model) but I'm pretty sure most of my disk space usage on my computer is from games that I don't even play. I have yet to find a situation where the Surface Pro can't run an application well. That being said, the furthest it has been tested is Citrix remote desktop, watching trailers from the "Videos" app, and watching the "Back To The Future Part I" trailer via Flash on Internet Explorer in the Desktop app (I can't find a native Amazon Instant Video app on the store). It's a solid piece of machinery, I'm almost tempted to save up for one and ditch my laptop. [b]Here are my only complaints[/b]: - You know that thing on the bottom right that you use your mouse to open? The charms bar or whatever? I have absolutely no clue how to make that show up without using the touchpad on the snap-in keyboard. I'm sure there's a way, I just wasn't there when he went through the tutorials showing you how. Until I figure it out, it's going to piss me off. - I find the text-size on the Metro stuff on the tiny side (just a little bit). I'm positive there's a way to change it but it doesn't bother me that much. - I cannot figure out how to do shit on the start screen (in regards to moving icons or the "right click" thing to bring up their options). Every time I hold the icon down to move it it does its little dance but doesn't do anything when I try to drag it. Can't get that little menu at the bottom up to save my life. Have to use the pen to drag them (works immediately) and then right click with the pen or the trackpad. It's small stuff, and none of it would stop me from buying one
[QUOTE=Banana Lord.;41950952] [b]Here are my only complaints[/b]: - You know that thing on the bottom right that you use your mouse to open? The charms bar or whatever? I have absolutely no clue how to make that show up without using the touchpad on the snap-in keyboard. I'm sure there's a way, I just wasn't there when he went through the tutorials showing you how. Until I figure it out, it's going to piss me off. - I find the text-size on the Metro stuff on the tiny side (just a little bit). I'm positive there's a way to change it but it doesn't bother me that much. - I cannot figure out how to do shit on the start screen (in regards to moving icons or the "right click" thing to bring up their options). Every time I hold the icon down to move it it does its little dance but doesn't do anything when I try to drag it. Can't get that little menu at the bottom up to save my life. Have to use the pen to drag them (works immediately) and then right click with the pen or the trackpad. It's small stuff, and none of it would stop me from buying one[/QUOTE] You can open the charms bar by dragging in from the right with your thumb. Alternatively, Win+C does the same. You can change the DPI scaling by going to where you change the screen resolution. There's an option to scale text and such. I haven't really used the touch devices, so I can't say much about the last thing.
[QUOTE=Banana Lord.;41950952]- I cannot figure out how to do shit on the start screen (in regards to moving icons or the "right click" thing to bring up their options). Every time I hold the icon down to move it it does its little dance but doesn't do anything when I try to drag it. Can't get that little menu at the bottom up to save my life. Have to use the pen to drag them (works immediately) and then right click with the pen or the trackpad.[/QUOTE] This is a quite tricky one :v: Hold it down until it starts to move downwards, then drag it up or down until it snaps out of place. Then you can move it around freely. If you don't drag it that far, but still drag it down or up it will show the right click menu.
[QUOTE=GoDong-DK;41951033]You can open the charms bar by dragging in from the right with your thumb. Alternatively, Win+C does the same. You can change the DPI scaling by going to where you change the screen resolution. There's an option to scale text and such. I haven't really used the touch devices, so I can't say much about the last thing.[/QUOTE] - I thought I tried that, but next time I see him I'll try again. Maybe I did it wrong or something - Is this in "PC Settings" (found via the Charms bar :v:) [editline]24th August 2013[/editline] [QUOTE=xmariusx;41951087]This is a quite tricky one :v: Hold it down until it starts to move downwards, then drag it up or down until it snaps out of place. Then you can move it around freely. If you don't drag it that far, but still drag it down or up it will show the right click menu.[/QUOTE] Thanks! Seems excessively complicated though, it should just work like the pen!
[QUOTE]The launch of Windows 8.1 may not officially happen until October 18th, but today a new report claims that Microsoft's work on the RTM build of its latest OS is at last complete. The Russian website Microsoftportal.net reports that Microsoft has now signed off on the RTM build and it could be sent to its OEM partners in a matter of hours, if it hasn't been delivered already. The website also reports that the final build number for the RTM version was 9600.16384. winblue_rtm. 130821-1623, which is what the version number was reported to be earlier this week. Microsoft has not officially made any statements about Windows 8.1 reaching the RTM stage, so take this latest report with a grain of salt. However, it would seem to be in line with Microsoft's own schedule of sending the RTM build to OEMs sometime in late August. TechNet and MSDN subscribers may not be able to download the RTM build of Windows 8.1 ahead of the general launch date, as they have for previous versions of Windows. It's likely that Microsoft will continue to test Windows 8.1 between now and October 18th so that when the official launch happens, an automatic update will download some last minute bug fixes to the OS.[/QUOTE] [url]http://www.neowin.net/news/has-microsoft-signed-off-on-windows-81-rtm-build[/url]
i hate to reboot my computer anymore because i'll get pass the windows blue loading screen and then i won't be able to login. it'll just be a black screen and i'll have to go into advanced options and do an automatic repair which will tell me it failed and then i can reboot and it'll show the login screen. anyone know how to fix this besides refreshing/reinstalling? it started happening when i got my zowie ec1 evo, although that may just be a coincidence.
[QUOTE=Banana Lord.;41950952]I find the text-size on the Metro stuff on the tiny side (just a little bit).[/QUOTE] The Desktop is awful at scaling, but Metro scales beautifully. There's an option in the Ease of Access settings of the Metro settings app, and it works flawlessly.
I tried Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox and I really like the "under the hood" improvements they have done and various improvements to programs such as the task manager and the copying process but I really can't get into the whole metro layer, it feels so out of place and the workflow just feels too different from the non-metro interface. It covers up the entire screen making it impossible to follow along with guides and similar, something that was really easy in Windows 7 and previous versions, back then you'd just have two windows next to each other and there'd be no problem but now the closest you can get is to start up a separate web browser inside the metro interface and pin that to the side of the screen and then enter the metro menu. I know the start menu can easily be changed using StartIsBack or Start8 but there's still so much other metro stuff going on in places like the control panel feeling out of place. I really hope they can somehow make it all blend together in future releases but for now it just feels like two different incompatible operating systems being slapped together.
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