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  1. #141


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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    After try it in VMware WS, I finally install it on a PC . I start to get use to it. I try Hyper-V, but no change from the version of 2008r2; no sound, no resolution that fit my monitor, so I remove the role and Install VMware WS 8, it seems to work well. I use 2 monitors, and since the icon of the taskbar duplicate in the extended monitor, I can run the desktop on it and play with metro apps in the other one. It's very cool. I use a 40gb SSD to cache my OS drive, Intel RST work well.

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  2. #142


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by LTR View Post
    Inside the metro music app you can't select files off another drive? Are you serious?
    That, and it keeps nagging you to use your live ID. The weather app won't let me switch the temps to display in Celsius. If there is a way its well hidden like the Windows Shutdown option. I bet Microsoft does brag about how many times its downloaded. There will be little to no mention of the big drop in user base in a week or two though.
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  3. #143


    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I bet Microsoft does brag about how many times its downloaded. There will be little to no mention of the big drop in user base in a week or two though.
    That's exactly the point I was trying to make earlier.

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  4. #144


    Scotland
    Posts : 192
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Everybody has their own opinion but I am reformed by Windows 8 CP - my view was no not ever.... now I will not go back to Windows 7. thought I would hate Metro but I don't, I thought that it will be very difficult to change, it hasn't. As the old saying goes ADAPT OR DIE... clearly adapting is good. I will also get a tablet as soon as Windows 8 is released later this year.

    @alphanumeric - do yourself a favour get yourself a live id it will be worth it. And all my files are kept on a separate drive and I have set my locations appropriately.
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  5. #145


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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    [QUOTE=alphanumeric;66855]
    Quote Originally Posted by LTR View Post
    ..... The weather app won't let me switch the temps to display in Celsius. .
    I set mine in Celsius

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  6. #146



    Am I int the right place?
    Helsinki
    Posts : 340
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview


    Any ideas, if i can upgrade my WCP to a Finnish one? (Microsoft did a great job to hide it)
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  7. #147


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    windows 7 64 bit


    so far I'm impressed, looks like a keeper!!
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  8. #148


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Echrada, I have a Live ID, I just don't like being repeatedly reminded to enter it. Saying NO once should be enough.

    Area 66, lol, I'm so used to Windows 7 I was looking in all the normal places (top of the screen) for a Settings or preferenceses option.
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  9. #149


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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Area 66, lol, I'm so used to Windows 7 I was looking in all the normal places (top of the screen) for a Settings or preferenceses option.
    No worry I'm still searching how to print an image
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  10. #150


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Echrada, I have a Live ID, I just don't like being repeatedly reminded to enter it. Saying NO once should be enough.

    Area 66, lol, I'm so used to Windows 7 I was looking in all the normal places (top of the screen) for a Settings or preferenceses option.

    For single user pc put this "netplwiz" in a run window, set up for pw not required and the puter logs in at boot...done!

    Oh Yeh...If you are using Windows 8 without logging into a Live ID you are missing at least half of the power of this new OS.

    Just a suggestion.
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