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    Posts : 3
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    My N ightmare


    Hello----do you like to use your dvd drive --i do
    I cant believe windows 8 failed so badly--even before reading that no dvd support will be offered in full retail version i had nothing but trouble with the pre release build
    No dvd no dvd drivers no chance of repairing the damage
    i tried every solution on offer and as i build computers often i am confident in my ability to follow instructions
    windows 8 is a joke
    no dvd will ensure this system is am epic fail making even vista look good
    what a putrid pile of lukewarm leper vomit
    reformatting laptop as we speak
    cheers
    brian

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    what a putrid pile of lukewarm leper vomit
    Nice alliteration there.

    Hope your reinstall goes well.

    Can't say I am huge fan of win8 so far.

    Hoping the RTM will be better.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 299
    win 7 home premium 64 bit


    ​Waiting for cokey in 5......4.....3......2.......1
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Wait, I'm confused. So you installed the N Enterprise version, the one that is destined for use in Europe as to meet EU regulations and you're saying that DVD playback doesn't work natively as Media Player HAD to be taken out of that version to meet EU anti-trust regulations?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    @brianleon

    Aside from the launch special offer Pro version, you would need to buy media centre separately.

    Or get a 3rd party program.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 116
    xp , 7Pro, 8RP, Android phone, Tablet


    I far as I understand it the EU did not have anything to do with this decision.
    It is just Cokie's favorite OS vendor saving costs by not paying upfront dvd royalty/licence fees.
    They will not leave you in the lurch however you will be able to purchase the capability from the app store.
    Welcome to the new look revenue oriented OS buy a licence then keep buying apps to get the functionality of Windows 7.

    Even the solution of dual booting W8 & W7 seems under threat, as I have spotted a couple of rumours that they are not going to allow both to be co-resident on one system. (Anybody confirm they have already stated that it is against the licensing terms).
    If the above is true then there is only one decision for the "informed" and a lot of very angry punters who upgrade in situ and find they cant get back to W7 without a complete reinstall. (Needless to say the bulk of them will not have system images or similar)
    I had previous tried two copies of W8 together and it refused to load the second - "drive signature equal"
    My immediate solution should it be true:- insure both OS's are on esata and hot-plug the one you want.
    We only have to wait a couple of weeks now for the RTM, which will give us the definitive state of play
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Yes, there is a change in business model.

    Sell parts of it separately.

    I have a hunch they might be releasing a new o/s Apple style. Much more often than 3yrs - $40 or so a time.

    We shall see.

    Unless win8 is a big hit ( unlikely ) , they will probably have to get something out quite quickly to try and make corrections.
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  8. #8


    Quote Originally Posted by brianleon View Post
    Hello----do you like to use your dvd drive --i do
    I cant believe windows 8 failed so badly--even before reading that no dvd support will be offered in full retail version i had nothing but trouble with the pre release build
    No dvd no dvd drivers no chance of repairing the damage
    i tried every solution on offer and as i build computers often i am confident in my ability to follow instructions
    windows 8 is a joke
    no dvd will ensure this system is am epic fail making even vista look good
    what a putrid pile of lukewarm leper vomit
    reformatting laptop as we speak
    cheers
    brian
    Just to be clear on this:

    Some of the responders seem to think that you're complaining that Win8 doesn't paly video DVDs by default. (An extra Media Center purchase would be required.)

    I read things differently, that your DVD drive has become completely inaccessible.

    Which way is it?
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  9. #9


    Yeah, I'm confused on this too.

    Are you talking about Media Center being removed, because I mean regular Windows Media Player would play DVDs, right?
    Or about the functionality to use DVDs in general being removed completely?
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  10. #10


    Palm Coast FLorida
    Posts : 370
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)


    Windows 8 is the basic edition of Windows for the x86 and x86-64 architectures. This edition contains features aimed at the home market segment and provides all of the basic new, Windows 8 features including the Start screen with semantic zoom, live tiles, Windows Store, Internet Explorer 10, connected standby, Microsoft account integration, the Windows desktop, and more.

    Windows 8 Pro succeeds Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate and is targeted towards enthusiasts and business users; it includes all the features of Windows 8. Additional features include operating as a Remote Desktop server, the ability to participate in a Windows Server domain, Encrypting File System, Hyper-V, and Virtual Hard Disk Booting, Group Policy as well as BitLocker and BitLocker To Go. Windows Media Center functionality will be available only for Windows 8 Pro, as a paid "Media Pack."


    Windows 8 Enterprise provides all the features in Windows 8 Pro, with additional features to assist with IT organization (see table below). This edition will only be available to Software Assurance customers.

    Windows RT will only be available pre-installed on ARM-based devices such as tablet PCs and was named for the Windows Runtime (WinRT) development platform that Microsoft is introducing in Windows 8. It will include touch-optimized desktop versions of the basic set of Office 2013 applications to users—Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, and support device encryption capabilities. Several business-focused features such as Group Policy and domain support are not included.
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