Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


  1. #11

    Posts : 146
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    What impressed me about Win 8 CP and this RP was that after installing it, I just turned on my ethernet-connected Canon MX870 printer and Win 8 saw it and installed drivers. I didn't tell it to look for the printer, it just automagically detected it (over ethernet).

    It took about 30 seconds. Impressive, IMHO. To be fair, the scanner isn't showing up at the moment but if I install Canon's Win 7 driver pack it will work just fine.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #12

    Posts : 79
    Windows 8

    Being able to open the start screen on multiple monitors is a big improvement. The start button appears at the bottom corner of any monitor. no more having to swap the start screen between them. and whatever is happening in the start screen will continue if you focus on another monitor (before it would stop)

    At first I found accessing the charms bar actually more difficult than before but figured it out. only the very edges of the screen stick. other wise the mouse carries over to the other screen
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #13

    It runs great, and there are more aps than the first beta.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Related Threads
Hi there This World cup (in spite of the FIFA shenanigans and demonstarations in the cities) is turning out to be a real Spectators sport -- really strange results so far -- Switzerland beating Ecuador 2-1 in the last secs of injury time, the Dutch working over Spain giving the world champions a...
dual-booting 7 and the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. it's pretty slick but I'm wondering how I could go about adding my Windows 7 partition to my path or whatever I would need to do to run the applications installed there. I imagine there are some permissions issues too; I had to screw with them to...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook