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Windows 8 killed my PC - Interesting Reading

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    Windows 8 killed my PC - Interesting Reading


    I hope it's okay to post this article here, but I found this rather interesting and thought I'd share it...


    Windows 8 killed my PC



    Windows 8 killed my PC - Fortune Tech

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    Put on your Pith Helmet, Chest Protector, Shin Guards and Steel Toed Shoes. You are about to be run over by the Windows 8 Advocate group

    (Great article by the way)
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but why is it Microsoft's fault if the hardware manufactures aren't providing Windows 8 compatible software? Shouldn't it be up to them to be on the ball and make sure everything is in place ready?

    I think the hardware manufacturers should to be a bit more proactive myself and need a swift kick up the behind. As an example, Samsung released the latest version of their SSD Magician software just two days before Windows 8 was officially released to the public, but yet it still has to be installed in compatibility mode. Why? It wasn't exactly a secret that Windows 8 was just about to be released mainstream, but for some reason they didn't deem it important?
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    Yes, it's an interesting article.

    You would normally get a hammering for daring to post anything that didn't praise MS to the highest.

    Now ZT and I have mentioned it - the fanboys will probably not be so harsh on you
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    It is interesting and relevant. I am struggling with a windows 8 upgrade on my home computer, it keeps BSoDing even after a fresh install and I'm reluctant to go back to 7 as I love many of 8's features and my PC at work is running it with no problems but at the moment a roll back to 7 is looking likely as I need my PC to just work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARC1020 View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but why is it Microsoft's fault if the hardware manufactures aren't providing Windows 8 compatible software? Shouldn't it be up to them to be on the ball and make sure everything is in place ready?

    I think the hardware manufacturers should to be a bit more proactive myself and need a swift kick up the behind. As an example, Samsung released the latest version of their SSD Magician software just two days before Windows 8 was officially released to the public, but yet it still has to be installed in compatibility mode. Why? It wasn't exactly a secret that Windows 8 was just about to be released mainstream, but for some reason they didn't deem it important?

    That is exactly right... This is the same BS issue with Vista. OEM's and 3rd Party Dev's dragging their feet, yet, who is to blame? MS?

    Really? This is the most inane, ignorant way of thinking imaginable.

    Let's blame Yugo cause they don't have parts to install their engine in my Ford F150.
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    The issue is that MS seems always to blame everybody else.

    They complained the oem' were making poor machines - that doesn't make sense. The oem's are in business, they are trying to maximize their sales - they are not lazy or stupid.

    MS also blame the customers for not liking the product they are offering.

    A quite absurd post from Stevie S trotting out that rubbish about people fearing change.

    Total nonsense.

    You can see the users point of view. MS don't make machines ( ok they are now making a very small number of Surfi ), they rely on oem's to sell their product.

    The oem's are supposed to be partners. You would think they would work together - to the user it seems something is not going right.

    I might add that Samsung are shipping machines with win8 on them - to which they have added their own start menu. Clearly they think their customers will want something MS have taken away to try and monetarise them.
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    "Apparently, certain critical parts on my computer just have no Windows 8 drivers available. The driver that they think is the problem was for my controller. It was made by a small company named Intel – yes, Intel (INTC). So apparently Microsoft didn't get Intel to update the drivers for their controller on my particular model. The engineers went on to blame my PC manufacturer for other compatibility issues. The solution? Call the manufacturer and get a Windows 7 recovery disk and reinstall my old operating system. (Microsoft later sent me a fresh copy of Windows 7 through the mail)."

    Intel made no drivers for a critical component in a laptop with an Intel chipset and CPU? Really? Which driver is that?

    The whole thing smells a little off. "Windows 8 killed my PC" is a title I'd expect to be written by a technical illiterate, but the author said something about swapping in a spinner HD because there might be a problem with Windows 8, the Z580, and an SSD.

    If there's a sequel to this that's a little more focused on facts, I'd like to read it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    The issue is that MS seems always to blame everybody else.

    They complained the oem' were making poor machines - that doesn't make sense. The oem's are in business, they are trying to maximize their sales - they are not lazy or stupid.

    MS also blame the customers for not liking the product they are offering.

    A quite absurd post from Stevie S trotting out that rubbish about people fearing change.

    Total nonsense.

    You can see the users point of view. MS don't make machines ( ok they are now making a very small number of Surfi ), they rely on oem's to sell their product.

    The oem's are supposed to be partners. You would think they would work together - to the user it seems something is not going right.

    I might add that Samsung are shipping machines with win8 on them - to which they have added their own start menu. Clearly they think their customers will want something MS have taken away to try and monetarise them.
    Yes, the OEM's did make poor machines, regardless of what the recommneded specs said, it was up to the OEM's to build a better product, they failed to do so. MS doens't control the OEM's way of doing things, just as OEM's don't control MS way of doing things.
    You would think the R&D dept were smart enough to know better. But let's face it, They are in it to make money, and most of these OEM's think they are big enough they won't fail no matter how many people they piss off,, like wise can be said for MS, but, the onus is on the OEM's to build a proper PC around the OS, not the other way around.

    It's more than likely the bean counters as these OEM's they made the final decision, and they screwed Vista over more than MS, as Vista was a perfectly good OS on the right hardware. that's an OEM mistake not Vista/MS.

    but that's a dead horse, but here we are again. With an article that blames Win8 for the faults of the OEM.
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    Win 8


    Why do you think the Fruit Company control the hardware?

    Buy a Mac it runs MacOSX.

    Buy a PC and it might run Windows.

    It's up to you to buy something compatible with the OS not for the OS manufacturer to ensure it works on every conceivable config! If the OEM says its Win8 compatible and it's not it's their fault not M$.
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