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  1. SmartEyeball

    Anyone still running Vanilla 8?

    Updates will potentially become a serious issue at some point, but I'm confident that by that time arrives - any remaining hardware/software issues that would affect me should have been rectified. I can also easily live without the changes in the upcoming Update 1 as I have quite a few of the...
  2. SmartEyeball

    Anyone still running Vanilla 8?

    Exactly. If it's working - why change it for little to no benefit. Especially if you believe the update might be of detriment.
  3. SmartEyeball

    Anyone still running Vanilla 8?

    Just out of curiosity, I was wondering how many people have not updated to 8.1? And if not, why? My laptop is running 8.1, yet due to OS instability caused by sound card drivers with 8.1 (and no 8.1 driver update available) my Desktop is still only vanilla 8. However since I have several...
  4. SmartEyeball

    New PC Month - March

    Enjoy :)
  5. SmartEyeball

    EA Games OR Rockstar Games? Which One Do You Like More?

    On the whole EA tend to push developers to release games to meet deadlines rather than when they are actually ready. Even worse is that some of those titles are lucky to see a patch or two. But they do have some decent titles. As does Rockstar.
  6. SmartEyeball

    Windows 8.1: Most Metro Apps crash immediately at launch

    This card is not compatible with 8.1 it causes many issues like freezing, unresponsivene GUI etc. Fo not update to 8.1 if you usethis card. it renders your OS unusable. There is no current date set to release 8.1 drivers for this card.
  7. SmartEyeball

    Gimme my Windows 7 back!

    To be fair, it did give a 15 min restart warning. In the store app. If you had it focused. And whoever told you 8 was going to be a magic speed bullet over seven might have been confused about a few things. Replacing the mechanical HDD with a SDD would have been the lag bullet.
  8. SmartEyeball

    Gimme my Windows 7 back!

    ...the mind boggles. * OP, welcome to the "initial exposure to 8" feeling. For the majority it's a similar experience. However once you learn that things like the mail settings can be changed, you don't actually have to use the apps etc - you will grow used to 8 in no time.
  9. SmartEyeball

    Oct 17 -- who's got it (W8.1) - Public release only

    I KNEW I shouldn't have updated. My perfectly running vanilla 8 is now a unstable freeze fest. This has not been an enjoyable experience tonight. And to top it off my Media centre key knocked out my activation. I'm looking at a bloody fresh install on my desktop after all :( My laptop...
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    Oct 17 -- who's got it (W8.1) - Public release only

    Third times a charm. Looks like it was an app. Uninstalled them all (didn't have many to begin with) and it went smoothly. One machine down, one to go.
  11. SmartEyeball

    Oct 17 -- who's got it (W8.1) - Public release only

    At least it gave me an error code this time around - 0xC1900101 - 0x20017 which appeared around the preview time. Now to track down the culprit. At least I don't have to keep downloading the update. One more try tonight...
  12. SmartEyeball

    Oct 17 -- who's got it (W8.1) - Public release only

    Sigh. Updated through the store (looong download time) and at the last restart it failed to repair and errored out. Forced to Restore back to 8 Look at it again in the morning. Maybe :rolleyes:
  13. SmartEyeball

    Microsoft Releases Windows 8.1 Upgrade Information for Win

    So in essence for those running 8 as is, it's basically the same as installing a Service Pack? Good to know. One thing I haven't seen mention of is what, if any, ramifications of not updating 8 to 8.1 will be.
  14. SmartEyeball

    Window Blinds Beta + Firefox issue

    I subscribed and I've also since bought the Stardock bundle. It's definitely the Win 8 beta. (It's also worth paying for). Strangely enough it still works when in single screen. Just not in surround.
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    Window Blinds Beta + Firefox issue

    I'm running the trial for Windows Blinds and while it looks good, I've noticed Firefox fails to start. All other browsers, including waterfox - work well. Anyone else using Windows Blinds and have any issues? I've noticed the app tends to crash itself as bit as well.
  16. SmartEyeball

    Anyone else here playing "World of Tanks"?

    Every time I hear 'World of Tanks' mentioned, it's usually followed by addictive. For that reason alone, I haven't tried it :p
  17. SmartEyeball

    Sony kills Xbox One -where now for MS

    I hate to say it but for the majority of people it will be game availability and superior quality that will sell a console. A lot of people don't even know what DRM is, let alone why it's a bad thing for consumers. As much as I loath MS direction, there's no denying that the 360 was superior...
  18. SmartEyeball

    Windows Videos: First look at Windows 8.1

    Well that video highlighted nothing of interest for me and my usage of 8. I'm sure it's a great boon for touch devices though.
  19. SmartEyeball

    Warning! Users will have to reinstall all apps...

    8.1 would want to be worth all the hassle. Too bad they couldn't pull off a 'Service Pack' style upgrade for existing 8 installations.
  20. SmartEyeball

    Your Games Collection

    Cheers Guys :D (I'm grateful I had the room to pull it off, but it does take a lot of space. Tech wall DOMINATES the room :p ) It's a project that's taken years to come together. I don't have any kids and my late wife was really supportive of my hobby. So supportive in fact, she used to...