Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Windows 8 is a few steps backwards

  1. #41

    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7

    Quote Originally Posted by ilovewindows8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    You guys are lucky. I have nothing but trouble in 2 installations. But hope always dies last.
    What kind of troubles are you experiencing?
    Well, I had a lot of freezes. In my virtual box installation and also in the installation in a partition. The RP is also running slower than CP in vBox - at times very slow.

    I think there is a problem with the garphics driver. Unfortunately I did not find a Win8 update from ATI. The one they put out does not apply to my HD 2400 Pro. Yesterday there were a few Win8 updates available that I installed. It seems to have helped with the freezes. We'll see.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #42

    Posts : 239
    Win7 & 8 64bit / Linux Mint 14

    Quote Originally Posted by Corringdon View Post
    Until then I'll have to plod along with W7.
    I'll confess when I first saw Win8 I thought what the **** is this all about. Read bits 'n' pieces about how cool it was and to think anything else meant I would be left behind - oh big deal. As time has gone on though some reality has begun to creep into the thinking especially round here. If you have a Win7 set up that's running exactly how you like it then why even bother changing. Just save your $$'s.

    Maybe MS will see sense (Sinofsky & Ballmar) although I doubt it. Think they've gone too far down the road to change their minds now. They are living in a bubble so just leave them to it.

    OEM's will pre-install Win8 and take the flack. That could just backfire as if any of the 'normals' out there are put off by Win8 on their shiny new laptop then the last thing they will look at is a Win8 based phone. It will be a no no. So this alienating the desktop/laptop users could just be a double whammy.

    This whole thing is going to be very interesting. For now though I'll stick with what I've got as it's all humming along nicely.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345
Windows 8 is a few steps backwards

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Backwards installation of Windows 7, Bootsect error
Hello everyone. So to start off, my idea and solution to a problem i previously had (Viper4Windows cant play on Windows 8.1), i thought about why not Dual Booting Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. Windows 7 works fine with Viper4Windows, and having a Dual Boot is sometimes good to have. I also got a new...
Installation & Setup
Suggested Steps To Take Installing And Setting Up Windows 8
Greetings new-fangled Windows 8 users young and old! This here is a support thread where we as a team of fellow Windows 8 veterans attempt to make installing, navigating, customizing, and personalizing Windows 8 a faster, easier, and pain free process. This thread was composed by a certain few,...
Installation & Setup
Steps Recorder - Open and Use in Windows 8
How to Open and Use Steps Recorder in Windows 8 You can use Steps Recorder to automatically capture steps you take on a PC, including a text description of what you did and a picture of the screen during each step (called a screen shot). Once you capture these steps, you can save them to a file...
Free space indicator bar is backwards?
Time moving backwards
The clock on my system is moving backward e.g after 10 PM it moves to 9 PM. :mad: Yesterday I updated the time 4 times in one day from
Performance & Maintenance
Windows 8 technically is a step backwards in design....
There have been a few pre-RTM screenshots released of 8, and it seems on the Desktop, window transparency is gone while the Taskbar still has it. Another item is the fact you can choose TWO colors, one for the windows and one for the Taskbar. :cool: But it reminds me of something... 6827 The...
General Support

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook