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Any reported glitches so far with RTM builds?

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Any reported glitches so far with RTM builds?


    Great day all!

    I've been running the official Enterprise build of 8 for a few days now, but it seems some things are glitching on me that didn't in the RP and a glitch is occurring that has been occurring since the CP.

    For starters, in metro IE 10, there's sometimes a text lag where I type but it isn't instantly shown. It happens on a random odd occasion. That didn't happen with the RP but did with the CP.

    Another odd one is with Recycle Bin. If there are several items in it and I delete them, the progress bar appears and shows the operation is complete (in the address bar). But there are still like five things left in it, but refreshing the view shows everything is gone, seems likes a render issue that has been prevalent for me since I think the DP.

    Also, there's an awkward amount of time from the boot screen to the lock/logon screen that normally and socially accepted. There's just a black screen for about 15-20 seconds then the lock screen appears.

    I've found a bug in Task Manger in the Startup tab. I know for a fact that there has to be AT LEAST five startup items, but in the Startup tab, it doesn't report any startup items.

    Other than that, everything is working fine. But it seems boot time isn't as fast as usual, maybe due to the startup items issue, but it's all solid.

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  2. #2


    Melbourne
    Posts : 38
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Great day all!

    Another odd one is with Recycle Bin. If there are several items in it and I delete them, the progress bar appears and shows the operation is complete (in the address bar). But there are still like five things left in it, but refreshing the view shows everything is gone, seems likes a render issue that has been prevalent for me since I think the DP.
    I've actually seen that on an occasion or two in windows 7. And also, with the desktop icon showing that the recycle bin has stuff in it, when it is actually empty.

    I also found that you can no longer change the border padding. Fortunately, changing it in WindowMetrics (registry), works well enough.

    Thank god for quicklaunch. I never have any shortcuts on my desktop, and pinning things to the task bar takes up way too much realestate. But thankfully, quicklaunch is still supported.

    Silly me.. I hate metro so much I uninstalled everything from it, or unpinned it, and left only the desktop, to find that I had no way to launch things like IE. But a shortcut fixed that pretty quick.
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  3. #3


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


    If you unpin instead of uninstall, all the tiles will still be there when you click "All APPs".
    Last edited by alphanumeric; 19 Aug 2012 at 08:19.
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  4. #4


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    How do you uninstall Apps?
    I notice that they don't appear in "Programs and Features" (on my PC).
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  5. #5


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


    When you right click an App so its tile is check marked, there will be an uninstall and an unpin option at the bottom of the screen. If it's a desktop App/regular windows program, clicking uninstall will open add remove programs in control panel or run the uninstaller for that program. If it's a Metro App it will uninstall.
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  6. #6


    Earth
    Posts : 106
    Windows 7 Home Premuim x64 & Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64


    The Recycle Bin glitch had been there since Vista. I don't have that 15-20 seconds black screen you report. Mine boots really fast, and I can see my startup items. I really don't know how to help you on this one.
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  7. #7


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


    There is a new policy on loading startup programs in w8
    All of mine show up in the task manager - startup tab but one steadfastly will not load.
    I can load it manually once I am in the desktop.
    But the new policy obviously deems it unsafe to load - it is a hardware monitor program.
    I found the info somewhere but can not find it again.
    Anybody help
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  8. #8


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Really, the Recycle Bin glitch has been in vista and 7?! I've never seen that EVER happen between the two systems. Huh....

    I think there must be something with the startup items and the black screen delay, maybe as to keep the user experience speedy past login. Oh, I figured out my startup item issue. When I was deleting superfluous tiles in All Apss through Explorer, I accidentally deleted the Startup folder. I just made a new one, and voila! Fixed! I had 12 items enabled to startup but now it's only two.



    And yes, right clicking on an app allows you to uninstall it, the same goes for Desktop apps, but it just takes to Programs and Features to uninstall it. I'd prefer it to actually highlight the program versus just the open window.
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  9. #9


    Earth
    Posts : 106
    Windows 7 Home Premuim x64 & Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64


    Yeah, that Recycle Bin glitch really has been there. I know because it bugged me when I was running Vista. No "fixes" I tried helped.
    As for the black screen, I usually only get that on my computer when I have some sort of malware. Try scanning your system.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 5
    W8 Enterprise 64


    I found one glitch (apart from few really small localisation issues and some wrong links).

    I linked my Twitter account in "People" app and I got way too much contacts from there. So I decided to unlink my Twitter account. After that ALL Twitter contacts were still in "People" app and there is no way to remove them.

    I had to uninstall whole People app and install it again to get rid of those Twitter contacts. Uninstalling "People" uninstalls "Email", "Messages" and "Calendar" apps too, since they are in same application even if they look like separate apps.

    Uninstalling and reinstalling those were super easy and fast though. A couple of clicks and I had to re-type my Office 365 Exchage password. That's it.

    I quess this counts as a "bug" even when this is a bug in app?
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