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If the Windows 8 Consumer Preview is ‘Feature Complete’....

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    If the Windows 8 Consumer Preview is ‘Feature Complete’....



    If the Windows 8 Consumer Preview is ‘Feature Complete’ Where are the Missing Features?

    When Microsoft released the Windows 8 Consumer preview recently they described it as “feature complete”, which came as no surprise to anyone. The Windows 7 beta was also feature complete and indeed “feature locked”. Between the release of the beta in January 2009 and the final product that October absolutely nothing changed.

    This won’t be the same for Windows 8 however where several features within the operating system are either unfinished or simply missing completely. One indication that this might happen was shortly after the Developer Preview was released which was missing Windows Media Centre, a perhaps little used feature that’s crucially important to those people, including myself, who do actually use it. I for instance have had a Media Centre PC as my main means of receiving and recording live TV in my living room since 2003.
    If the Windows 8 Consumer Preview is 'Feature Complete' Where are the Missing Features?

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    I was kind of disappointed to not see Windows To Go installed. I guess I have to go my traditional route of trying to make a Windows 8 flashdrive...
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    This paragraph from the link is so true, the part in bold is a good reason to change to Windows 8.

    Windows 8 is very different to the Windows 7 in that is certainly not “feature locked”. Despite being based on the already very stable Windows 7 code-base it is actually quite unstable at times with certain software elements prone to crashing. This will no doubt be the fault of the new WinRT run-time engine powering Metro which may also be unfinished.
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    Are MS really going to let everyone carry round a portable version of windows 8?

    What happened to the licensing model?



    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I was kind of disappointed to not see Windows To Go installed. I guess I have to go my traditional route of trying to make a Windows 8 flashdrive...
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    It actually implies the exact opposite


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    This paragraph from the link is so true, the part in bold is a good reason to change to Windows 8.

    Windows 8 is very different to the Windows 7 in that is certainly not “feature locked”. Despite being based on the already very stable Windows 7 code-base it is actually quite unstable at times with certain software elements prone to crashing. This will no doubt be the fault of the new WinRT run-time engine powering Metro which may also be unfinished.
    That paragraph doesn't say, what you think it does (unless you were being sarcastic, or made a typo).

    It actually says W8 crashes a lot and the author is blaming WinRT.
    Fixed:
    Despite being based on the already very stable Windows 7 code-base it is actually quite unstable at times with certain software elements prone to crashing. This will no doubt be the fault of the new WinRT run-time engine powering Metro which may also be unfinished.
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    Ya gotta love these "reviewers" and "experts" that can't seem to make a system stable.

    This 8 beta is 100% stable imho. Not a fraction less.

    If it is crashing or doing this that and/or the other thing, the issue is not with the actual OS. It's in the drivers or user error.
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    No crashes here


    I didn't notice any crashes.

    My only problem with the OS operation (not the GUI) was that it couldn't install my sound driver correctly.
    Something XP, W7 and W8 DP had no difficulties with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    I didn't notice any crashes.

    My only problem with the OS operation (not the GUI) was, it couldn't install my sound driver correctly (something XP, W7 and W8 DP had no difficulties with).
    That's not an OS issue. It is the driver manufacturer's issue.

    Did you install by pointing at the .inf using the device manager? It will install fine like that.

    Right click | Update driver software | Browse my computer | Let me pick... | Have disk | Browse
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    CP problem


    I've tried using:

    • "Device Manager" (automatic install).
    • "Device Manager" (manual install).
    • The MB driver CD (exe).
    • A new download from the manufacturer.
    • "Compatibility Mode".


    I've also tried various combinations of the steps listed above.

    It will install the driver, but it only outputs buzzing noises.
    Since XP, W7 and W8 DP install it and it works properly, it is a W8 CP (64 bit) problem (all use the same MB).

    I haven't tried installing W8 CP (32 bit) to see if it works in that version.
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    Even if it does not work on 8 CP x64, it still is not an OS problem. Like I said, that's the driver manufacturer's problem.

    I can likely help you out if you provide the hardware id of the audio device. In device manager, you can right click it, choose properties then go to details tab. Change the dropdown to say hardware ids. Copy/paste the results here.
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