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About to give up with Windows 8

  1. #11


    Posts : 28
    Windows 7 ultimate


    Quote Originally Posted by kipper View Post
    Have you ran the upgrade assistant from MS?
    yeah I have about a hundred times. It lets me install but let's me know my firmware does t support secure boot, this shouldn't be such a fatal flaw though in installation?

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  2. #12


    Posts : 28
    Windows 7 ultimate


    Quote Originally Posted by killswitch View Post
    This is exactly what you get with Microsoft. Nobody's ever home, but the line's busy! I suppose that you should hang up and try your call again. These people will NOT spoonfeed you.
    I'd have called them yesterday but it was Sunday and their hours were short.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 28
    Windows 7 ultimate


    *sigh*
    Okay so now I've disconnected my video card, running on the onboard, so my computer is now moving at a snail's pace. The step of "checking devices and apps" was running on the installer for close to 40 minutes before I canceled, and since I canceled I can't load the installer because it now says the language pack can't be accessed. So now I'm running the upgrade assist to see if I can get a bit of insight, but it's also now on the "checking apps and devices" for close to 20 minutes.
    Well I'm gonna keep tinkering away at this, if anyone has any other ideas let me know.
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  4. #14


    Hey, here's the deal. Win 8 is not usable for some computers. The manufacturer has to update video drivers to get rid of the black-screen issues, which is going to take awhile. Beta drivers might work, if anyone made them for your video card set up, but if those drivers come in a suite, then you won't be able to get them installed in Safe-Mode, so you are technically screwed. Stick with Win 7, and when you one day in the far future buy a new computer, just get one with Win 8 on it. With any luck, you can check back in a few months and see if Microsoft/your computer component companies have solved the driver problems.

    Win 8 has bricked my work lap-top, and HP has yet to make updated drivers for it too, so I figure I brilliantly wasted $45.00 on trying to install Win8 on a convertible laptop-tablet with an i5 chip---hahahahahahahaha, what was I thinking, eh? Win8 on a Touchsmart laptop/tablet seemed like such a sure match!

    Remember, if you have to spend more than two hours trying to get a new OS to work on your system, you already wasted too much of your life on something that is not going to work---yet at least. Metro is too new for some mix/match componentry.
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  5. #15


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    @Theodon ,

    Ask for a refund.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 28
    Windows 7 ultimate


    So I physically removed my video card, ran on the on board, loaded up windows eight, then reinstalled my videocard after downloading the drivers. All seems to be going well, but sometimes when I restart the computer starts up with like... really bad graphical issues, pixels all breaking up everywhere when I move my mouse, makes the computer unusable. A restart has solved it though each time so far.
    Can't help but feel as though Win8 seems... well.. almost 'incomplete', anyone else feel that?
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