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New Features coming in 8??


musiclover7

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#1
Has anyone been able to confirm any new features to Windows that will presented in 8? I have been using 7 since Beta. It is smooth, and virtually hassle free. I am curious what may be coming with the next release..

I think, if Microsoft were to put more energy into supporting legacy apps in their current OS, they would see a lot more adoption from businesses out there. The compatibility troubleshooter is a great idea in concept, but not entirely reliable. More time spent here, would make the OS much more accessible than it is now.

If an IT dept has legacy apps that run fine in XP, or 2000, then they can simply include them in their image, but also apply compatibility settings that informs the OS to run them as though the OS was XP.. My two cents..

I think an addition to explorer that added two views side by side, would be a big plus. More organizational options built into Libraries, would be equally awesome, like the ability to see the contents of all folders in a library, in one view..
 

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#2
It is smooth, and virtually hassle free.
Only if you disable updates :(
For me, 7 has been a pain in the butt. Every time my system updates, I gotta go back and fix something the updates broke (I also do a lot of modifications, but nonetheless, updates should not revert changes the user made. that's what restore points are for.)

There are no confirmed new features for Windows 8 as of yet.
A good friend of mine is a Microsoft employee, and he has not even been able to confirm any new features to me as of yet.
From what he's told me, they're working on fixing issues and tweaking current features.
He said there WILL be new features, but isn't sure enough to disclose anything.
 

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musiclover7

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#3
Yeah, I am pretty careful about how I update.. but I have not had any problems with it. I do a lot with my machines as well.. I recently installed anti-virus and anti-spyware for the first time in almost a year, after having the sense that all was not well.. Ran some scans in safe mode that came up clean, aside from tracking cookies.. impressive..
 

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#4
Generally, unless you're downloading porn or pirating stuff, you won't get viruses. Most viruses come from porn and pirating stuff. The rest come from whatever else; game sites, fake sites, etc. Granted, there are the random occasional cases where you'll be on Myspace and get malware, or get a virus while checking an email. But in most cases, you'd be surprised at how long you can go with no antivirus software and not get a virus.
 
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Only if you disable updates :(
For me, 7 has been a pain in the butt. Every time my system updates, I gotta go back and fix something the updates broke (I also do a lot of modifications, but nonetheless, updates should not revert changes the user made. that's what restore points are for.) QUOTE]

Two of the things I've learned the hard way are also two of the most simplistic: 1. You have to close everything, including your browser, messenger(s), all apps, everything -- before you upload any new updates; and 2. never upload more than one update at a time.
 

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#6
Has anyone been able to confirm any new features to Windows that will presented in 8? I have been using 7 since Beta. It is smooth, and virtually hassle free. I am curious what may be coming with the next release..

I think, if Microsoft were to put more energy into supporting legacy apps in their current OS, they would see a lot more adoption from businesses out there. The compatibility troubleshooter is a great idea in concept, but not entirely reliable. More time spent here, would make the OS much more accessible than it is now.

If an IT dept has legacy apps that run fine in XP, or 2000, then they can simply include them in their image, but also apply compatibility settings that informs the OS to run them as though the OS was XP.. My two cents..

I think an addition to explorer that added two views side by side, would be a big plus. More organizational options built into Libraries, would be equally awesome, like the ability to see the contents of all folders in a library, in one view..
That is a great idea for windows explorer but it would use alot of onscreen space.
Perhaps even better would be if they had support for multiple active tabs in one
w. explorer window just like it is in most of modern day web browsers.
 

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Two of the things I've learned the hard way are also two of the most simplistic: 1. You have to close everything, including your browser, messenger(s), all apps, everything -- before you upload any new updates; and 2. never upload more than one update at a time.

Yeah... Updates do nothing really important for you system anyway. It runs fine without them, so why bother using them? All they do is use more CPU and RAM, IMO.
 

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#8
Yeah... Updates do nothing really important for you system anyway. It runs fine without them, so why bother using them? All they do is use more CPU and RAM, IMO.
Updates Can do more than meets the Eye

They may be for Security Issues, OS Updates, Driver compatibility Updates etc

Just because there isn't any Change to the OS UI Doesn't mean that it does "Nothing"
 

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#9
Wait, driver compatibility updates.... maybe that could be why my laptop suddenly won't properly go to sleep half the time?
 

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#10
Yes, exactly! I agree with Shadowjk, that updates can be (not always, but most of the time) very important!
 

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#11
There are some that shouldn't be Important Yet they are but I would still keep them up to Date

Do you follow the Same trend with Updating your AV?
 

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#12
I think one of the frustrating problem with updates is that sometimes (all too frequently) the new version is not as good as the former version. And when that happens, if there's no way to get back to the former version, it's a real bummer. I notice that a poster up above, for example, mentioned that about the new Windows Live version --- that some of the former features are no longer available. I had the same problem with the last update of Skype, which I did not like at all. Although I was able to link to the former version on line, I'm thinking that when Skype is updated the next time, if I dare to try it out, and don't like it --- how will I ever get back to my current version, which probably will no longer be available.

And of course, on a much larger scale, I think that's one of the major problems with the major apps that we use, like of course Windows. Every time MS updates Windows, it chooses to exclude features that I loved and used regularly. The challenge is always to find tweaks to make those functions available in the new update. I personally am more interested in 'function' than 'asthetics,' so when a systems designer deletes multiple functions because to him/her the screen looks better without them --- that makes me CRAZY!!!! :mad:
 

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#13
Nooo I update my AntiVirus multiple times a day.... (well, Avast! likes to self-update every couple hours or so)
 

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