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Windows Consumer Preview - Bugs and Annoyances

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    The Contemplator
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    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

    Windows Consumer Preview - Bugs and Annoyances


    I thought that I'd create a thread where we can list all bugs and annoyances that we find in WCP. I know that some are listed elsewhere on the Forums, but this should keep them all in one place.

    I'll start off with the following:

    1) Multiple generic icons (and sometimes folder icons) appear in the Taskbar. When moused over, they are blank and clicking, either on the icon or Taskbar (doesn't matter whether left-click or right-click), removes all of them.


    2) Most users like to customize IE so that it automatically adds the suffix of their choice to be appended to the URL when using the Ctrl/Shift/Enter shortcut. For me, this is co.uk. I click on Save, but when I go back, it hasn't saved and the shortcut doesn't work.

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    Two Irritants oherwise overall fine. Actually Irritants rather than Bugs.

    One perceived bug.

    The Irritants:

    1) Cannot Turn Off Automatic Maintenance schedule -- this sometimes activates while you are doing something and can freeze the whole computer for sometimes as much as 5 mins while it's doing goodness knows what.

    2) Can't customize the Tiles -- you can move them and remove those you don't want but it's (for a non coding type of person) impossible to change the background or size of Icon on Software installs

    For instance I might want Office products EXCEL, WORD and POWERPOINT to have a different Background to say Adobe CS5 5 products like Photoshop.


    The Bug

    Software UNINSTALL doesn't work properly from the metro screen. If you go into control panel you can usually uninstall Manually via program features in the control panel itself.


    Otherwise I'm not complaining -- using it on TWO laptops now as REAL rather than VM's.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    You can switch off Automatic Maintenance in Defrag.Click image for larger version
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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    One UI annoyance:

    Getting to the PC Settings is pretty unintuitive. It took me a while to figure out that at the BOTTOM of the Charms Bar, there's a little blue bit of text "More PC Settings" that takes me to what is essentially the Metro control panel. Getting to the Desktop Control Panel is, by comparison, very easy. It seems that "PC Settings" should be up at the top with all the other app-specific settings. With an ICON. Or better yet, how about two charms (ther'es plenty of room): One for "Current App Settings" and one for "Global PC Settings"? It would also be nice if there was a simple way to flip back and forth between the PC Settings (Metro) and the Control Panel (desktop).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
    1) Multiple generic icons (and sometimes folder icons) appear in the Taskbar. When moused over, they are blank and clicking, either on the icon or Taskbar (doesn't matter whether left-click or right-click), removes all of them.
    I was just about to post a new thread about this problem. Sometimes I have had 5 or 6 of them, all blank, lined up across my taskbar. I was trying to grab a snip of them, but naturally opening the snipping tool made them go away...
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    If there is a way to do the following, I haven't found it...

    Bug: Once a Windows Live ID and email account has been associated with a User Account during Set Up it can't be changed. Out here in the real world, people WILL have to change Live IDs and email accounts sometimes.

    This leaves a user with only a few ugly options: having to sign in multiple times (first to your user account and then again to your new Live ID to use apps), create a whole new user account (and spend days recreating your original look and feel, copying profiles over, getting personalizations into the new account, etc...) or do a fresh installation (and still have to copy profiles, set up personalizations, etc...).

    This is a show stopper. Average users will NOT know how to do most of that, and will resent having to spend hours or days doing it. Make the Live ID changeable or you will get nothing but grief.
    Last edited by stevieray; 06 Mar 2012 at 18:06.
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    Dual boot: Windows 7 & 8


    My WCP build 8250 cannot read DVD drive, but it looks OK in my second OS (Win 7)
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    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Lots of errors in Event Viewer. Have you checked yours.

    Jim
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    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    I cannot get rid of the password. With every boot I need to put a password in. I never use passwords on my other systems. And in Control Panel\User Accounts and Family Safety\User Accounts there is no 'Change Password' option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I cannot get rid of the password. With every boot I need to put a password in. I never use passwords on my other systems. And in Control Panel\User Accounts and Family Safety\User Accounts there is no 'Change Password' option.
    Hi whs,
    I use this to log on Automatically:

    Log On Automatically at Startup - Windows 7 Forums
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