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Serious questions for the Windows 8 viability for busines

  1. #11


    USA, Idaho
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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Quote Originally Posted by theaudioanalyst View Post
    Now one thing. When I converted a Windows 7 Pro to Windows 8 and that failed, every last driver was up to date. Every last one and it did the same thing as the Laptop update did except it wiped out 1.5 million files and I have excuses 2, 77, 89 and who cares, I trusted that I could revert and when it got done, nothing was left of the 1.499 files, nothing. In fact even EaseUS recovery software could find nothing except files with names who knows what and content of garbage. In this case, it was a fresh install on the Laptop and I found out that the Bios had been updated and I didn't know it. Regardless, going into "I am going destroy everything on this computer" mode is a total reason to boycott old Mickeysoft. Even Donald would not do anything so ignorant and stupid. Again, I agree, never put this anywhere close to a business environment because if on a whim it asks for the install disk and destroys everything, that could be a real disaster. And everyhting looked in both cases like it was okay. Just plain sad!
    1.5 million files, and no backup. . .really. . .just a question.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 43
    W7 , W8 Pro x4


    whs , That's I'd love to know . Did it update the bios version or change some settings ?
    j
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  3. #13


    United States
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Seems to me if Windows keeps heading in the same direction as 8, business environments will be better off moving to Linux. Why I think XP is still alive and refuses to die.
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  4. #14


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by jetroho View Post
    whs , That's I'd love to know . Did it update the bios version or change some settings ?
    j
    Can I send you on a scouting tour trying to find out,
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hmm, I've never had Windows 8/8.1 go berserk from one program.... The only one that I had issues was with Autodesk's 360 applet that crashed Explorer every 15-40 minutes. Got rid of that, perfect!

    As for using Windows 8.1 in the enterprise, I'm a firm believer in it. A friend of mine who's a store manager at my local Home Depot just got a Lenovo ThinkPad tablet with Windows 8 on it since the company is apparently going to be updating all their hardware soon. She loves it because it's literally a baby PC she can take with her out onto the floor and actually use it for the company's special apps to do things like customer pick up forms and special orders and the whatnot. An ipad couldn't do that, a laptop can't do that easily, a desktop can't be mobile like that.

    It also depends on HOW you customize your Start experience and HOW you will use it. If touch is going to be an input used, Windows 8 for sure. If this is more or less along the lines of a typical desktop environment, I'd say Windows 7 but from personal experience, it's HOW you setup your Start Screen is what makes the difference.

    As for system stability, ever since November of 2012, it's been fairly smooth sailing on two custom built PCs of mine. I've deployed Windows 8/8.1 across...a few dozen different PCs now? All users report smooth sailing, nothing causing issues at all. I would check to see if your programs are ALL COMPATIBLE with Windows 8. Corel Draw X6 seems to be perfectly compatible so something else with everything is freaking something out. It would be best to better explain what is happening, BSODs, crashes, post dump files, etc. Your problem to me sounds very isolated.

    Also, if you're doing upgrade installations, that will be HUGE pain in the crotch down the road.

    I'd suggest to find an MSDN .iso image of Windows 8.1 Pro and blow everything up on a test system and start from scratch if you haven't already.

    By the way, I was reading today a simple reason why Microsoft is so special by a programmer and ironically enough, program compatibility was the reason why. Being able to run a lot of 13 year old software in Windows 8.1 without too much issue is kind of a big deal, which it is. It also means balancing between fixing system code issues and maintaining compatibility. The more bugs they fix, the bigger the risk Windows will run into breaking compatibility.
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  6. #16


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    W7 , W8 Pro x4


    whs , I was hoping the op would shed more light on this .
    Normally I'm up for a challenge . But it seems my search foo is not strong at this moment .
    j
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  7. #17


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    It would seem with 1.5 million files he would have these on a server of some kind so that a backup of these files would be available and safe in case of a problem as he has described. Hell a live Linux CD should be kept on file just for a situation like this one.
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  8. #18


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    Vista and Win7


    Hell a live Linux CD should be kept on file just for a situation like this one.
    Right, not only one but several.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Pro


    Thanks everyone!
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