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Windows 8 is a few steps backwards

  1. #11


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Control panel has option of different views.
    Attachment 6468

    Works fine in Consumer Preview but the option wouldn't show up in Release Preview -- it just stayed at Show by categories.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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  2. #12


    Hi jimbo,
    Yes, the snip is from RP, I 'm not sure whether it's happening to others or an isolated problem for you alone.
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  3. #13


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Hi jimbo,
    Yes, the snip is from RP, I 'm not sure whether it's happening to others or an isolated problem for you alone.
    Hi there it might be due to the other security probs I've had.

    I've calmed down a bit now -- nice glass of beer !! -- Disconnected all disks except the SSD I'm going to install on -- try again from a totally CLEAN disk and ensure computer and accounts have same name so when I re-connect the other disks I shouldn't get "Owner" or other probs.

    But this is really my last attempt --I don't normally pack up but I'm getting "too old" for this stuff now. !!!

    Fortunately the whole install is mercifully quick --especially using an SSD. Restore also from my Windows to Go sys is also quick too if I have to -- not like "The old days" on painfully slow hardware and 2400 baud modems !!!.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Control panel has option of different views.
    Attachment 6468

    Works fine in Consumer Preview but the option wouldn't show up in Release Preview -- it just stayed at Show by categories.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I have that option in the Release Preview, must be something wrong with yours.

    Personally I hate using small icons, it takes me much longer time to find what I want with icons than with categories.
    But I guess that's just because I have always used categories and never icons so I know excactly where to go
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  5. #15


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    I noticed another strange thing
    Installing via USB my HDD in Windows explorer reported that the "C" (Windows) drive was a USB stick !! --now I know with a lot of messing around with the Windows to go stuff that if it thinks its running on a USB stick a lot of updating stuff doesn't work.

    Anyway I've burned a DVD and doing a complete FRESH install onto a single SSD with every other disk in my sytem disconnected as well as any peripherals apart from screen, LAN cable, keyboard and mouse.

    Something was really strange -- Windows of any flavour usually installs and boots fine --even if I'm missing the odd driver or two.

    Disk burning just finished --so here goes on attempt nr 4.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. #16


    Hi Jimbo.
    I have no noticed security options over and above previous releases (Stationary)
    I have the (working) option to "Never" sleep.
    I confirm you have all the views in the CP.
    No "junk" of any kind left after the install
    I removed windows.old without problems.
    No probs here with multi-media.
    I do not use a VM so cannot comment on that one.
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  7. #17


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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Corringdon View Post
    Windows 7 is great. Windows 8 is an appalling OS with virtually no thought given to the millions of desktop PC users. When support for W7 expires I will be buying a Mac.
    Its funny, I've been hearing that for years, every time there's the slightest problem with MS, you hear the same thing, "I'll be buying a Mac", yet here we are 50 years later and Mac still only has 5% of the market.
    I think people jump on one end and off the other.
    There's always these promises (threats) about moving to a Mac or Linux. It's simply not a viable alternative unless you have a bottomless pit of money (Apple) or are prepared to compromise (Linux). If your Win7 rig is running fine then I cannot see the point of moving anywhere. As Win7 support is going to continue for several years the subject can be revisited with Win9 or 10 - who knows.
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  8. #18


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    Quote Originally Posted by mart4494 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Corringdon View Post
    Windows 7 is great. Windows 8 is an appalling OS with virtually no thought given to the millions of desktop PC users. When support for W7 expires I will be buying a Mac.
    Its funny, I've been hearing that for years, every time there's the slightest problem with MS, you hear the same thing, "I'll be buying a Mac", yet here we are 50 years later and Mac still only has 5% of the market.
    I think people jump on one end and off the other.
    There's always these promises (threats) about moving to a Mac or Linux. It's simply not a viable alternative unless you have a bottomless pit of money (Apple) or are prepared to compromise (Linux). If your Win7 rig is running fine then I cannot see the point of moving anywhere. As Win7 support is going to continue for several years the subject can be revisited with Win9 or 10 - who knows.
    I think the trouble with Microsoft is that it actually tries to play too nice, just like in life if you're too nice people will spit in your face. Microsoft probably should have dropped all their old code years ago, instead of trying to please everyone.
    Even now they are still at it trying to please everyone while trying to enter a new market. I can understand people's frustrations, but let's face it no one is forcing us to participate in these trials, if it's too tough don't download these beta programmes and wait till the retail version comes out.
    I visit Apple websites all the time, they have just as many problems as Windows, it's not all plain sailing for them either. I've had a few problems with the Windows 8 versions, but I don't look at them as a finished OS, and I would never trust them with important info. To me they're just a testing ground and if something goes wrong I know the info goes back to Microsoft to be looked at and fixed.

    My point here is that Apple never plays nice and will just drop people off, and yet they are the most loved company on the planet, go figure.
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  9. #19


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    I really beg to differ. Windows 8 is shaping up quite nicely, I can't wait for retail release to go get it.
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  10. #20


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    Hi everyone
    4th install finally worked

    What seemed to have happened somehow -- still not sure exactly what but I'm not into "Monday Morning Quarterbacking" was that the system thought the drive I had installed to was actually a USB stick and not part of my RAID setup. This causes all sorts of undesirable side effects -- I have experience of this in a lot of running the Windows to Go system. Put this on a conventional USB drive if you want to use this (excellent) feature.

    (Windows explorer had marked the "C" vol as a USB stick !!!).

    Anyway I refreshed the RAID system, disconnected all internal drives except an SSD which I re-set and did a total clean install on.

    I then re-connected the RAID and other drives -- worked fine -- except I had to re-set security on 2 drives instead of 12 !! -- that was probably left over from the previous mess.

    Seems working fine now --VM's running, NEVER sleep set etc. Multi-media streaming OK too -- although IE10 might have some problem with flash type websites -- not a big issue for me.

    Anyway amazing what a few glasses of beer and a break can do when stuff just doesn't work.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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