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New Features coming in 8??

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    New Features coming in 8??


    Has anyone been able to confirm any new features to Windows that will presented in 8? I have been using 7 since Beta. It is smooth, and virtually hassle free. I am curious what may be coming with the next release..

    I think, if Microsoft were to put more energy into supporting legacy apps in their current OS, they would see a lot more adoption from businesses out there. The compatibility troubleshooter is a great idea in concept, but not entirely reliable. More time spent here, would make the OS much more accessible than it is now.

    If an IT dept has legacy apps that run fine in XP, or 2000, then they can simply include them in their image, but also apply compatibility settings that informs the OS to run them as though the OS was XP.. My two cents..

    I think an addition to explorer that added two views side by side, would be a big plus. More organizational options built into Libraries, would be equally awesome, like the ability to see the contents of all folders in a library, in one view..

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    Eau Claire, WI. USA
    Posts : 68
    Windows Dream Edition 32bit


    Quote Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
    It is smooth, and virtually hassle free.
    Only if you disable updates
    For me, 7 has been a pain in the butt. Every time my system updates, I gotta go back and fix something the updates broke (I also do a lot of modifications, but nonetheless, updates should not revert changes the user made. that's what restore points are for.)

    There are no confirmed new features for Windows 8 as of yet.
    A good friend of mine is a Microsoft employee, and he has not even been able to confirm any new features to me as of yet.
    From what he's told me, they're working on fixing issues and tweaking current features.
    He said there WILL be new features, but isn't sure enough to disclose anything.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Yeah, I am pretty careful about how I update.. but I have not had any problems with it. I do a lot with my machines as well.. I recently installed anti-virus and anti-spyware for the first time in almost a year, after having the sense that all was not well.. Ran some scans in safe mode that came up clean, aside from tracking cookies.. impressive..
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    Eau Claire, WI. USA
    Posts : 68
    Windows Dream Edition 32bit


    Generally, unless you're downloading porn or pirating stuff, you won't get viruses. Most viruses come from porn and pirating stuff. The rest come from whatever else; game sites, fake sites, etc. Granted, there are the random occasional cases where you'll be on Myspace and get malware, or get a virus while checking an email. But in most cases, you'd be surprised at how long you can go with no antivirus software and not get a virus.
    Last edited by Benjamin Hall; 25 Oct 2010 at 03:45.
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    [QUOTE=Benjamin Hall;7764] Only if you disable updates
    For me, 7 has been a pain in the butt. Every time my system updates, I gotta go back and fix something the updates broke (I also do a lot of modifications, but nonetheless, updates should not revert changes the user made. that's what restore points are for.) QUOTE]

    Two of the things I've learned the hard way are also two of the most simplistic: 1. You have to close everything, including your browser, messenger(s), all apps, everything -- before you upload any new updates; and 2. never upload more than one update at a time.
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  6. #6


    Quote Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
    Has anyone been able to confirm any new features to Windows that will presented in 8? I have been using 7 since Beta. It is smooth, and virtually hassle free. I am curious what may be coming with the next release..

    I think, if Microsoft were to put more energy into supporting legacy apps in their current OS, they would see a lot more adoption from businesses out there. The compatibility troubleshooter is a great idea in concept, but not entirely reliable. More time spent here, would make the OS much more accessible than it is now.

    If an IT dept has legacy apps that run fine in XP, or 2000, then they can simply include them in their image, but also apply compatibility settings that informs the OS to run them as though the OS was XP.. My two cents..

    I think an addition to explorer that added two views side by side, would be a big plus. More organizational options built into Libraries, would be equally awesome, like the ability to see the contents of all folders in a library, in one view..
    That is a great idea for windows explorer but it would use alot of onscreen space.
    Perhaps even better would be if they had support for multiple active tabs in one
    w. explorer window just like it is in most of modern day web browsers.
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    Eau Claire, WI. USA
    Posts : 68
    Windows Dream Edition 32bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
    Two of the things I've learned the hard way are also two of the most simplistic: 1. You have to close everything, including your browser, messenger(s), all apps, everything -- before you upload any new updates; and 2. never upload more than one update at a time.

    Yeah... Updates do nothing really important for you system anyway. It runs fine without them, so why bother using them? All they do is use more CPU and RAM, IMO.
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    England, Northamptonshire
    Posts : 536
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard


    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin Hall View Post
    Yeah... Updates do nothing really important for you system anyway. It runs fine without them, so why bother using them? All they do is use more CPU and RAM, IMO.
    Updates Can do more than meets the Eye

    They may be for Security Issues, OS Updates, Driver compatibility Updates etc

    Just because there isn't any Change to the OS UI Doesn't mean that it does "Nothing"
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  9. #9


    Eau Claire, WI. USA
    Posts : 68
    Windows Dream Edition 32bit


    Wait, driver compatibility updates.... maybe that could be why my laptop suddenly won't properly go to sleep half the time?
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  10. #10


    Yes, exactly! I agree with Shadowjk, that updates can be (not always, but most of the time) very important!
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