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Windows 8 Release Preview freezing

  1. #21


    Posts : 9
    windows 7 windows 8


    With Windows 8 release preview I stopped using Chrome and only used IE (desktop and METRO) and still have the freezing issues and its quite frustrating. Even just using the Metro and desktop can still freeze. I really want to know if someone can identify the problem. When I restart the machine and boot up my Windows 7 (after having to take the power out and reboot) I have to go through a series of drive checks in order to proceed to Win 7.

    The only thing I can think of is the install, i had to do some DOS work in order to set up a Dynamic drive letter in order to be able to host Win 8. I just did a quite format and used the same drive letter as the previous version of Win 8 worked fine.

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  2. #22


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Release Preview


    Having same freeze issue here with Windows 8 Release Preview. Seems to happen more often after reviving from sleep. But also happens randomly during usage. I can resolve the issue by ctrl-alt-delete, then 'sign off', then log back in. Pain though.
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  3. #23


    Posts : 8
    WIN8 RP


    Last update: freezing returned after 3 days of IE use without chrome installed. No notable system or behavior changes. Thoroughly perplexed. Decided to get Metro Chrome (Dev Channel) with the hope that it might be more optimized for Win8. Still chokes every few hours or so.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 9
    windows 7 windows 8


    I cant get access to the CTL ALT DEL at all. It simply freezes my machine and all I can do is get back to the METRO screen and I cant run anything or try a restart. I think its pretty bad taking out the power and restarting.
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  5. #25


    Posts : 8
    WIN8 RP


    Last update. Someone at the Microsoft forums figured out enabling hyper-v seems to fix the issue. I'm currently 48hours freeze free using chrome dev, viewing flash content, 3dmax, vray, photoshop etc and the system appears to be stable.

    Windows 8 Release Preview freezing problem on my ASUS K50IN. - Microsoft Answers
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  6. #26


    Posts : 2
    Win 8


    I have problems with freezing to. It seems like a Wireless hardware issue. I had it on the Release Review, but thought it would disappear when i bought the full versio. (Pro)
    I have installed a Jenssen USB wireless device and the machine (A Mac with BootCamp)now runs very smooth.
    No hangings for several hours.
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