• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

Do you like the Windows 8 Release Preview?

Do you like the Windows 8 Release Preview?

  • Yes

    Votes: 41 42.7%
  • No

    Votes: 34 35.4%
  • Somewhat

    Votes: 21 21.9%

  • Total voters
    96

windude99

New Member
Member
USA

Posts
100
#1
I kind-of like Windows 8, but do you?
 
Last edited:

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Professional
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion P7-1010
    CPU
    AMD Athlon X4 645 3.1ghz
    Motherboard
    Foxxcon N-Alvorix RSS80
    Memory
    6GB DDR3 1066
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire Radeon HD 5670
    Sound Card
    Realtek Integrated Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 2011x
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    1. 128gb Crucial M4
    2. Seagate Barracuda 1tb 7200.12rpm
    3. Western Digital Caviar Green 1tb 5400rpm
    PSU
    Seasonic 380b
    Case
    HP OEM
    Cooling
    Coolermaster Heatsink and Fan
    Keyboard
    HP OEM
    Mouse
    HP OEM
    Internet Speed
    20 Megabits down/ 4 up
Posts
2
#2
aero is gone ! shame
it looks like im using win 98 or 2000
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 Bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Insporon N7110
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-2630QM 2.00GHz
    Memory
    4 Gb ddr3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 520 1G
    Internet Speed
    1 mb

windude99

New Member
Member
USA

Posts
100
#3
aero is gone ! shame
it looks like im using win 98 or 2000
Aero isn't gone. You have to run Windows experience Index and then you will get aero. See, I have Aero:
 

Attachments

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Professional
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion P7-1010
    CPU
    AMD Athlon X4 645 3.1ghz
    Motherboard
    Foxxcon N-Alvorix RSS80
    Memory
    6GB DDR3 1066
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire Radeon HD 5670
    Sound Card
    Realtek Integrated Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 2011x
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    1. 128gb Crucial M4
    2. Seagate Barracuda 1tb 7200.12rpm
    3. Western Digital Caviar Green 1tb 5400rpm
    PSU
    Seasonic 380b
    Case
    HP OEM
    Cooling
    Coolermaster Heatsink and Fan
    Keyboard
    HP OEM
    Mouse
    HP OEM
    Internet Speed
    20 Megabits down/ 4 up
Posts
2
#4

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 Bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Insporon N7110
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-2630QM 2.00GHz
    Memory
    4 Gb ddr3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 520 1G
    Internet Speed
    1 mb

fafhrd

Active Member
Pro User
Portsmouth Hants

Posts
772
#7
32 bit version works well as a Windows To Go on a 16 GB Sandisk Cruzer on an Intel Atom N450 Packard Bell dot s netbook with 2 GB RAM.

Installation was very slow, mostly taken up with installing all the apps I will never use (netbook screen resolution too low).

Unlike the CP, the RC recognizes the Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.0) and loads the drivers. Also unlike the CP, the SD cardreader is not recognized!

Aero looks just fine. No speed issues. It seems 7-zip can no longer open the windows 8 install.wim

Some glitches with screen redraw in this edit window as I scroll down, it leaves horizontal lines.

Sound, internet speed and video streaming brilliant.

So yes, I'm happy with it.

See how it goes
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP COMPAQ Presario CQ57
    CPU
    AMD E- 300 APU with Radion HD Graphics 1.30GHz
    Motherboard
    inbuilt
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio on-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    notebook
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Seagate ST9500325AS
    Google drive 15GB
    Skydrive 25GB
    BT Cloud
    PSU
    external 20v
    Case
    Laptop
    Cooling
    pretty good
    Keyboard
    inbuilt
    Mouse
    touchpad
    Internet Speed
    BT Infinity Unlimited - 80 up 20 down =70/16 really
    Browser
    Chrome Canary usually
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    no Start menu modifications
    Upgraded with no issues to 8.0 and to 8.1

tseven

New Member
Power User
Posts
254
#9
I like the performance the visual changes for the user-interface has been bad. The scroll bar has managed to look worse than before and the mouse cursor and loading animation are just blah. The performance feels even better so I that I do like it and if they can keep making the performance better they will have a solid performing product. The design and function is where they have to focus more on though.
 

My Computer

johnpombrio

New Member
Power User
Manchester CT

Posts
693
#12
RP has the same "snappiness" feel of the DP. The CP felt sluggish and I thought it was a big step bass akwards. I am very relieved to find that Win8 got its mojo back!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7-4770K Haswell
    Motherboard
    ASUS Z87-PRO
    Memory
    16 GB of Corsair 1866
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX 780
    Sound Card
    Cooler Master Storm Headphones
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 27 inch U2711 IPS
    Screen Resolution
    2560 by 1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 Pro 250GB SSD plus 2 3 TB drives
    PSU
    Corsair-750
    Case
    Corsair White Graphite Series 600T
    Cooling
    Corsair H00i Water
    Keyboard
    Corsair K90
    Mouse
    Logitech G9 Laser
    Internet Speed
    6.3 MBps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    MS

Kat

Banned
Posts
142
#13
I have a lousy 8GB/month cap, and I don't like Win 8 enough to blow another
fortnight's-worth of bandwidth on it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire Ethos AS8951G 'Super-Laptop'.
    CPU
    Intel Sandy-Bridge i7-2670QM quad-core
    Motherboard
    Acer
    Memory
    8GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel 3000HD / Ge-Force GT555M 2 gigs
    Sound Card
    Realtek/5.1 Dolby built-in including speakers.
    Monitor(s) Displays
    18.4" full-HD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1024
    Hard Drives
    2x750GB Toshiba internal, 1x500GB Seagate external, 1x2TB Seagate external, 1x640GB Toshiba pocket-drive, 1x640GB Samsung pocket drive.
    PSU
    Stock
    Case
    Laptop
    Cooling
    Air-cooled
    Mouse
    I/R cordless.
    Internet Speed
    Borderline pathetic.

boyans

New Member
Member
Sofia

Posts
135
#14
During installation on an Acer laptop all devices were recognized.
Release Preview seems faster and smoother.
M$ could implement the start menu in Windows 8 so users would have a choice to use Metro or Desktop style interaction.

Overall I think there is an improvement and M$ has still several month until final release.
When I get used to Metro maybe I would like it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    XP, Win7, Win8_Eval
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Notebook
    CPU
    Intel

burtie

New Member
Power User
Posts
272
#15
Got to be honest I like it a lot more now...only used the CP for a week and then deleted it, can see myself using the RP more :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 7

Pancool

Member
Member
England

Posts
44
#16
At first its a bit confusing but once you get the hang of using it, it is great. Some of the new features I love like the changes made to the task manager and that you change startup programs using that, and the way you can choose the picture for the log in screen. Others are not as good such as if you want to add a program to the start up folder you have to navigate into the app data folder and find it from there and it gets confusing on where to find it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 release preview
#17
Wouldn't waste my time and money. :redcarded:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    1st PC: Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail. 2nd PC: Vista Ulimtate 32bit OEM
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self assembled
    CPU
    Ist PC: Intel quad core i7-960 2nd PC: Intel quad core i5-2400
    Motherboard
    DX58SO2 Extreme; Intel DH67CL
    Memory
    12GB Kingston DDR3 1300; 8GB DDR3 1300
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GTX 550 Ti Graphics/Sound card; Onboard graphics
    Sound Card
    Gigabyte GTX 550 Ti Graphics/Sound card; Onboard sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S24B300H; S23A350H
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    124GB Corsair Performance SSD SATA3; 120GB Corsair Force SSD SATA3
    Case
    Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced; Centurion 5 II
    Cooling
    CPU, Back, Top & Rear extraction fans both PCs
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless Multimedia
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Optical
    Internet Speed
    Theoretical max 100MB/sec Actual 0.5MB/sec

alphanumeric

slightly off center
VIP Member
Guru
Gold Member
#18
I'm running it as a dual boot with 7. I don't hate it per say, but I'm not feeling any love for it either. It's not intuitive, and this seemingly random switching back and forth between Metro and the desktop is wearing thin. If Metro would just go away on a non touch device I might buy into it. The way it is now I don't see ever ponying up any cash to upgrade from Windows 7.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2
#19
I'm running it as a dual boot with 7. I don't hate it per say, but I'm not feeling any love for it either. It's not intuitive, and this seemingly random switching back and forth between Metro and the desktop is wearing thin. If Metro would just go away on a non touch device I might buy into it. The way it is now I don't see ever ponying up any cash to upgrade from Windows 7.
Who is switching back and forth from Metro and Desktop? The only time I see Metro is after boot/restart.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 RP x64

MadHorseman

New Member
Power User
#20
When they shift the 0x0000005D idiocy then I'll probably like it - but at present it's minus two sales....
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    WIN7 Home Premium 64-bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Homebuilt
    CPU
    Intel I7 920
    Motherboard
    Asus P6T-Se
    Memory
    6Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire HD5770
    Sound Card
    On-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VW246H, Samsing Syncmaster 2233, Samsung Syncmaster T200HD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500Gb
    PSU
    Coolermaster Silent Pro M700
    Case
    NOX
    Mouse
    Logitech Marble
    Internet Speed
    10Mbps
    Other Info
    Dell Inspiron 1501 with Win 8 CP 32 Bit - flying along!

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)