Now he tells me :)
Part of the long story I left out included trying (what I thought) was one monitor. I unplugged one, tried, then tried the other.
I gave up and as my head hit the pillow hours later the fact that the plugged in HDMI cable might be the problem hit me.
I have an ASUS mother board and don't use an graphics card.
I had two monitors and an HDMI cable plugged in.
The short story is that the Intel drivers seem to get lost.
Windows installed normally until it went into to the final setup.
The program will switch to another screen at this point and...
I have similar problems with the released version.
It seems to take several naps before finally going to sleep.
It will shut down for a few minutes or seconds in some cases, then wake up and sit there for a while before shutting down again.
After several rounds of this it stays down.
I tried to install both a home and pro version XP on my new machine and got a blue screen.
I made a direct jump from XP to 8 and would never go back.
I started with a late consumer preview of 8 and am already having to think about how to do things when working on an XP machine.
First off, thanks.
Secondly, my cat wrote some of those questions...
I *may* have been successful on more than one occasion in my trials.
I now have a new question to be asked when helping people...
"Do you have two monitors and are both of them on?
This last install went as many of the others...
To lae for that as the OS is gone. I allso had a new problem this morning when I tried a USB dive obtained when the update was first releases.
It say it can't be installedon a an MBR system I'm having no luck finding a non OS based MBR to GPT solution...
I've spent several hours tying this and variouse other combinations with no joy.
No poblem with Consumer and release versions.
Nothing added to fairly new system.
I get to "getting device ready" and one reboot after that, The logo appears briefly, thee is bit of disk activity, then nothing,
A bit OT but many years ago in a Chico, California Denny's the manager received a bunch of menus printed in English but with pesos for the amounts.
For about a week he had great fun handing the menus to customers he knew.
The app itself should provide that choice.
On Win 8 if you are more than two or three levels deep, the faster method is to use the keyboard - and keyboard commands will *always* be faster. Two keystrokes will in most cases limit the choices to a small number of apps and you can select from that...
I'm guessing that who ever said the event is " remarkably deafening" didn't really mean that. Standing next to a 707 as the engines rev is deafening...
But Apple has always sold sizzle and when you read someone raving about how much lighter the new phone is (0.85 oz, about the weight of five...
I've been using the release preview and used the previous beta as my only machine for some time now.
("Retired", with a back up, and very little actual work going on.)
The previous release gave me a few problems but the release preview has been flawless.
It's been tested, but no software much...
Agreed. But it is the software that will be a deciding factor for many.
I've sat on several boards and most of the time a lap top was of little use.
I want to draw circles, underline, draw arrows and scribble quick one liners on agendas and reports.
MSFT and other have demo'd apps that do...
Upgrading to Windows 8: What you need to know (FAQ) | Windows 8 - CNET Reviews
"For PCs with the above operating systems purchased prior to June 2, 2012, you can download the upgrade from Microsoft for $39.99. For new, non-Windows 8 PCs purchased between June 2 and January 31, 2013, Microsoft...
That answers all the remaining questions I have about using an SSD.
I have no great need for one but with the way the prices are dropping I suspect I'll be putting the released version of Win 8 on a brand new SSD.
80 Gb = 16,000 five Mb drives. I paid $2500.00 for my first full height 5 Mb...