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  • Love it

    40 34.48%
  • It's good except for the Metro start menu thing

    44 37.93%
  • It sucks

    22 18.97%
  • Other (post and let us know)

    10 8.62%
  1. #21


    Watford
    Posts : 465
    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox


    There is a registry hack on the Windows 8 Screenshot Tour: Everything You Possibly Want to Know - How-To Geek but if you do it you also seem to lose the ribbon in explorer.

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  2. #22



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    Posts : 1,252
    LCARS


    Yeah, you also lose the new task manager, anything Metro related really. Also will probably disable any user accounts made with the Live ID. Local user account seems OK. Maybe other unknown side effects.
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  3. #23


    Watford
    Posts : 465
    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox


    Makes me think that this is Metro bolted on to Win 7
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  4. #24


    Posts : 230
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Arggg. I just sat for 5 minutes watching a nice background with a clock on it, thinking when is this Windows 8 going to boot......then I realised its that screen thing that you have to flick.....this is looking more like the Windows Phone to me.
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  5. #25


    Watford
    Posts : 465
    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox


    I admit it. I did the same. :ROFLMAO:
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  6. #26

    Windows 8 sucks


    Microsoft made a HUGE HUGE mistake by releasing this without a major disclaimer that the Metro UI will not be the interface for desktop machines.

    I am *assuming* that this piece of turd that they have given us isn't going to be the default for everything; if it is, God help their shareholders.

    For a tablet interface, sure, it is OK. For a desktop interface, it SUCKS A**.

    FYI - if anyone is interested, I will write up a tutorial on how to get it to work with VMWare 8, and have acceleration. By default, if you install it in VMWare 8, it is SLOW AS CRAP (NOT MS fault).

    -- Brian
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  7. #27


    Posts : 230
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Bang.......huge restart after major freeze, was just clicking on the UI....maybe thats the equivalent of the BSOD.
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  8. #28


    Posts : 230
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Golden View Post
    Bang.......huge restart after major freeze, was just clicking on the UI....maybe thats the equivalent of the BSOD.
    10 minutes sitting at this screen....going to have to shutdown and reopen the Virtual Machine.
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  9. #29


    Norway
    Posts : 9
    Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit


    I fully agree with you on that one.

    Microsoft can't seriously intend that the Metro thingie will be default on desktop systems, that would be downright silly. There might be an option to run Metro only (for tablets etc..) and another option to run desktop experience (or whatever we shall call it) for desktop computers and servers, and perhaps even a dual mode solution looking like todays developer preview where we have some sort of combination of the two for those whom might be interested in that.

    I for one can't see the point of the Metro UI on a desktop system whatsoever, only reason would be if you've got a desktop computer with touchscreen or something like that.

    My major grip with this developer preview is the pure fact that the Metro part simply can't be ignored because of the way Microsoft have made the start menu work. It feels so damn annoying when the Metro UI gets launched every single time I hit the start menu, so mainly whatever I want to do besides looking at my desktop and launching a few explorer windows goes through the Metro UI. If feels clunky, it takes several more clicks and just feels slow and unnecessary compared to what we have been used to for the last decade.

    And the fact that there isn't any obvious way to completely shutdown applications within the Metro UI itself it makes things even more clunky..


    Seems to me like this release is aimed for tablet developers so they can get to know the whole Metro thingie and prepare applications to integrate and work seamlessly with it. It's almost like this release was purely aimed at tablets and not at desktop usage at all, and that might be the case for all I know.

    The fact that major features like ribbons, and dual-monitor support and things like that get's disabled upon disabling the Metro UI seems to support upon the fact that this isn't aimed at desktop usage in the first place.



    If Microsoft would in fact enforce Metro UI into Windows 8 and the release version would see a solution like the one in this developer preview where we can't really disable the Metro part nor ignore it in any way then Microsoft have made one serious mistake that will cost them a lot of potential customers.

    But why didn't Microsoft make it clear that this version is aimed for tablets and touch devices and not desktop computers? Surly they understand that releasing this free to the public will resolve in numerous of confused testers?
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  10. #30


    Oh yea, and dear God, did I pay all that money for a nice GPU just to have NASTY NASTY monochrome "tiles" / "icons" / whatever the heck you want to call them? I am looking at the example stocks app right now, and it is HIDEOUS.

    -- Brian
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