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    Optimum page file size

    Yes....I read the MS white paper on page file usage too, but as I've said, in all the machines I've built with 8GB or more of ram for myself and others, I've disabled the page file without a single issue. I've built machines for devs, programmers, media heads, gamers, etc....never an issue...The...
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    Solved BSOD every 10 minutes, could barely get this information

    I'm running with the built in Windows Defender (which is now a full blown A/V) until Avast get it sorted out.
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    Optimum page file size

    With 8GB of ram why are you running a page file to begin with? There is absolutely no need. On Every system I've build with 8gb or more of ram I disable the page file, not a single problem and the speed increase is noticeable. If you are dead set on a page file, set it to min and max 1.5x your...
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    Solved BSOD every 10 minutes, could barely get this information

    You wouldn't happen to be using Avast anti-virus would you? There is a known issue with Avast and Win8 currently.
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    PC Refresh, almost every week

    I think refresh is an upgraded version of system restore. I used it last night to troubleshoot an issue with WPA2 i've been having. Turns out I was missing some important files and it prompted me to insert my installation media. This morning i'm doing a full format and reinstall just to be safe...
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    Speed: Is it improving?

    Metro is just an interface, and even with it added, 8 is still lighter then 7
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    Speed: Is it improving?

    Most have no idea what they are talking about lol. When MS first showed it, they had a side by side presentation of W8 preview, Win7 SP1, and Win Vista SP2 all 64bit and Win8 was on average using 30% less ram idle at the desktop then the other two OSs.
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    Speed: Is it improving?

    8 is the fastest version of Windows I've ever used, its also the lightest. I have tried it on much older hardware, but everything I've ran it on p4 or better flies.
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    Do you think Win8 gold will have AV preinstalled?

    I stand corrected ;)
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    Solved AV for win 8

    I stand corrected :D . Does the Win7 version also detect rootkits?
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    Do you think Win8 gold will have AV preinstalled?

    MSE doesn't detect rootkits..i use avast free
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    Solved AV for win 8

    My only gripe with MSE is that it doesn't detect rootkits...that right there is reason enough for me not to use it.
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    I Just Installed the new Windows 8 Release Preview, and ...

    Can the release preview be installed over the consumer preview? I installed consumer as the only OS on my hard drive and dont feel like backing up all the files i've downloaded.
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    Sata==>USB3 adapter Now really GREAT use for old laptop drives

    USB3 is THAT much faster then USB2, but not so much when compared to eSATA. Remember SATA is dedicated for drives, the Universal Serial Bus is much more shared with other devices, Keyboards, mice, etc
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    Solved Intel 915GM Mobile drivers -- do NOT work. Period

    Change the name of the drivers after they extract to something simple so you don't have to type it all out in the command prompt.
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    4GB memory ram installed 3.80 usable, why?

    Your using intergrated video. There is nothing wrong and most likely nothing you can do to change. my laptop has an i5 with 8gb of ram but because I'm using the intel HD graphics and not a discrete graphics card. Only 7985MB is avail and not the whole 8gb. Some Bios's let you change the amount...
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    Do You think that Windows 8 is that bad?

    Architecturally, Windows 8 is superior to Windows 7 in every way. Its lighter, faster, and handles system resources better. But, I do not like how they are forcing metro on us. Metro is useless on a desktop/laptop. I LOVE the new lock screen. Its nice to have a large clock with appealing...
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    Solved Intel 915GM Mobile drivers -- do NOT work. Period

    Download the latest drivers and then rename them drivers. Open a command prompt with admin privileges and go to the directory the drives are in and type "drivers.exe -overwrite" See if that makes a difference. I've found that forcing the drives to overwrite whatever is their before hand...
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    Windows 8 - What do you think?

    People need to see past the Metro UI, and focus on the under the hood changes...its faster then win 7 all the way around and to think that Microsoft wouldn't make the Metro UI optional in the final build is just ludacris.
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    Windows Updates available for Windows 8 Developer Preview

    I've seen this behavior when windows is in the middle of an update....give it some time and then try again. I left win8 running overnight after the first install.