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Thoughts on the Consumer Preview?

  1. #11


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    One big minus I've found now, although nothing to do with GUI or user experience in general, is how the Win8 bootloader handles my Nokia N900 mobile if it is sitting docked and connected to PC with USB when PC is booted: I get "Missing operating system" error on boot, having to disconnect the ophone, reboot and reconnect phone.

    Kari
    Last edited by Kari; 03 Mar 2012 at 08:20.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    For the first time for along time I,m actually excited, its refreshing to have something totally different to play with. Its got way more function than the DP.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    For the first time for along time I,m actually excited, its refreshing to have something totally different to play with. Its got way more function than the DP.
    Fianally another person not blaming WCP
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    I cant complain I didnt even have any problems with ME and Vista, bet you havent heard that too often.
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  5. #15


    India
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 and Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    So, I installed the CP on the first of this month, and I must say, WOW! Speechless! It's like, ZOOM! It's stupid fast! Most of the time, it honestly feels like I'm using Windows 7 on a Solid State Drive, it's impressive. Resuming from hibernate is crazy fast, the cold boot time is faster since there are actually few services that automatically start up compared to 7. Shut down is still fast as usual. Some of the metro drop down menus aren't giant anymore. There is an actual way to switch and close metro apps as well.
    Agreed , boot and shut down speed is way too low compared to Windows 7 on same hardware.
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