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Am I the only exception or are there others?

  1. #1

    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,584
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)

    Am I the only exception or are there others?

    Reading this forum, I get the impression that my experience with Win 8.x is the exception rather than the norm. I have installed and run Win 8.x in VMs, on Desktops, laptops, netbooks and tablets and have had very few problems to the point that I don't even recall any. I install all updates and have never had issues caused by them. All in all, Win 8.x has been very clean and stable for me on multiple hardware platforms.

    How about it, are there others out there who have had very few problems with Win 8.x?

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  2. #2

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

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  3. #3

    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Only had one problem on three rigs, same problem on all three.
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  4. #4

    No problems. In fact, as I posted elsewhere, I often have difficulty recreating a problem, in order to offer help!!
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  5. #5

    No problems here either. I did have an issue on my wifes computer with the automatic repair turned out to be faulty RAM.
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  6. #6

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    I had WIFI issues after doing the Store Upgrade to 8.1. No such issues after doing a clean install of 8.1 though. Other than that not a whole lot to complain about. I didn't have any of the reported Windows update issues.
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  7. #7

    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT

    On my main PC I installed Windows 8 Pro when it was first released and have it fully updated to 8.1 and have had zero problems.
    I have a new Windows 8.1 laptop I bought in May and have had not problems keeping it updated.

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  8. #8

    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Only problem here was getting wifi to work properly. After finding the right driver, very stable.

    Only criticism I might have is MS pushing driver updates that may actually end up buggering things for some people. Even though they are usually flagged as optional many folks go ahead and install anyway. With drivers the old "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" adage definitely applies.
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  9. #9

    Forum posts are not an accurate indication of peoples experiences with Windows 8, or any other OS for that matter. I expect that most people will have few problems with Windows 8. But inevitably there will be numbers that do, many of whom will come to this or some other forum for help. Human nature being what it is, some will be very vocal about their problems. Few people (relatively speaking) would even consider joining a forum such as this until they have a problem.

    Edit: My experiences with Windows 8 are limited, confined to a trial version on a virtual machine with limited resources available. Even so there were few problems.
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  10. #10

    Posts : 150
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    No problems with my x86 install of Win 8.1 but tried a dual x64 dual boot and lots of driver problems with peripherals. Now running x86 version as main rig.
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