Got the Dev64 build, but couldnt run it in Virtual Box due to 64x processor not found. So I think that is in the BIOS I started downloading the 32xBuild as well, and went to eat and came back and it had paused, so I still have to wait another hour till download completes....
And I cant restart my comp to check the BIOS till the download is complete....
But I am getting there. Got the first ISO mounted easily with poweriso and had no problems. I want to test VMware Player as well with both since others had issues with it.
Well I for one don't like the Metro stuff. I don't have a touch tablet or monitor and one a Metro app is started, the only way to close it I have found is to power off the VBox. Metro apps completely fill the screen. Hopefully the Win 8 RTM will option the Metro stuff.
You can close the apps out by killing them in the Task manager.
They are meant to be "suspended" in the background to quickly come back up when you want them to. But yeah, it's annoying they don't give you an Exit/Close on them.
There are ways to get back to the desktop if you have a Metro app completely taking up the screen, or make a metro app get pinned to just one side in a column, as I mentioned here:
So.... you guys have been testing for a while, and I have a question:
Have you noticed any changes on the desktop side, apart from the ribbon in Windows Explorer?
When Metro is turned off in the registry, my install looks and feels just like Windows 7... was hoping for a few improvements in that department, actually.
But at least Aero looks better now, with its non-rounded corners and all
I don't even need to install that I get sick. Leave the darn "Metro" to the tablets and give us something better for actual desktops. Don't have a tablet and don't have a smart phone... I don't need or want either of them.
I hope that Microsoft will actually split these two worlds because they will lose A LOT of people. Especially in the large enterprises, ITs and geek.
I don't even want to download that Preview... At all.
OK, didn't notice much of a speed boost because I was running in a VM
That's nice of course, but I was hoping for more UI improvements (yes, to me the ribbon in Windows Explorer is an improvement )...
So we have:
1. Ribbon (only with Windows Phone 7 mode turned on)
2. Copy dialog
3. New task manager look
Buggy build. Disk image tools- mount sees a vhd but not an iso. Reset/Refresh PC says cant reset/refresh your pc.