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Windows 8 "Release Preview" Released

  1. #181


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    Quote Originally Posted by ManofGod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bobtran View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
    W7 has been doing everything i need since it was first in beta finding the 32bit 7 would run things the 32bit Vista wouldn't! The backward compatibility saw a major improvement.

    With 8 however many things are seeing a reverse trend in that area. While MS stressed OEMs to have device drivers and updated versions of things ready for 7 not too much besides Metro apps has been seen for 8! I think the software companies already realize that 8 is likely to flop "Big Time"! and are in no hurry to rush new stuff out.

    What MS has done with 8 is rather then follow a successful trend 7 enjoyed has now figuratively abandoned the all too familiar desktop OS for something else. Despite whateven security and other improvements 8 would bring in most are not too happy after a first look at it!
    I could not have said that any better myself.....I will not be running Win8 on my dell laptop.....not compatible with p4-m processor/bios....no install (fail.....it ran Win7 perfectly......what we appear to have here is a Microsoft attempt to add locked boot loaders to our personal hardware just like in the mobile market. there is no level of hell too deep for companies that think they own our devices or data and who think they should be able to dictate terms and conditions....we Americans deserve to suffer trough this kind of hell as we have consistently given companies a pass on poor customer relations and lousy hardware......no excuses are really necessary for companies with a just accept it attitude because you owe us your business.
    The problem with the unsupported cpu is that it does not support certain features of it that is required. There is also a work around for that but I am not sure what it is. (I saw the solution but did not save the site.) The fact that your 9 year old processor is not supported does not mean that Microsoft is trying to screw you over or lock you down.

    I keep hearing folks complain about this but not one so far has bothered to look up a solution.
    I read one article that reported some of those "unsupported CPU" errors could be fixed with a BIOS flash. Windows 8 is miss identifying the processor. Sorry I didn't save the link either.

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  2. #182


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    Aside of all things have been discussed.
    Why I feel that I miss some games that were there on WDP or WCP?
    Any reason why MS bother removing it?
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  3. #183


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Ismail View Post
    Aside of all things have been discussed.
    Why I feel that I miss some games that were there on WDP or WCP?
    Any reason why MS bother removing it?
    My guess is its just another attempt by Microsoft to force you to use Metro apps and go to the Apps Store?
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  4. #184


    Quote Originally Posted by ManofGod View Post

    The problem with the unsupported cpu is that it does not support certain features of it that is required. There is also a work around for that but I am not sure what it is. (I saw the solution but did not save the site.) The fact that your 9 year old processor is not supported does not mean that Microsoft is trying to screw you over or lock you down.

    I keep hearing folks complain about this but not one so far has bothered to look up a solution.
    Obviously you haven't read several posts referring to:-

    Error when installing Windows 8 Release Preview: “Your - Microsoft Answers

    The work-round for some of us is "BUY A NEW PC". Might do - but it won't be running Win 8.....
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  5. #185


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    Funny that My ASUS Core i3 laptop was able to have WRP installed but I never been able to connect to office network as Jmicron integrated LAN was ignored by WRP.

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Ismail View Post
    Aside of all things have been discussed.
    Why I feel that I miss some games that were there on WDP or WCP?
    Any reason why MS bother removing it?
    My guess is its just another attempt by Microsoft to force you to use Metro apps and go to the Apps Store?
    You're right. I found that I have to download some of it from windows store. Just a matter of making much slimmer windows installation modules I guess.
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  6. #186


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    1st W10 Professional x64/W7 Ultimate x64 - 2nd Remote system: W10 Insider Builds/W7 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Ismail View Post
    Aside of all things have been discussed.
    Why I feel that I miss some games that were there on WDP or WCP?
    Any reason why MS bother removing it?
    Just another way to get you to shop at the MS store! Most of the games that were included with Windows since 95 are available for download free at various sites. MS is simply trimming the fat out of 8 as well as promoting their Metro apps store where now you buy what was included with Windows.

    Mine Sweeper and others are also old Legacy games they figured at this late date was simply clutter as they try to get you to rethink. The novelty days will now be a thing of the past! Their mantra now is no longer based on customer satisfaction but on customer requirements!

    As far as installation despite the slow initial loading from disk with a drive known to be in excellent working order the install to the second drive went on without fuss. The RP as well as the CP will tend to have some bugs that will need to be worked out along with patches from both Intel and AMD you would expect to see included in upcoming Windows updates automatically once 8 is out in retail form.

    Initially Vista had some of these similar problems with the RC1 and RC2 builds before the retail launch while 7 was found to be able to "run out of the box" for most without issue. 8 will still be a totally new animal however with some OS training to get it working in many cases.
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  7. #187


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    Hi there
    some of these games like spider solitaire or hearts are still great to play while waiting for that large download to complete - these games require a bit of logic and it's nice to have things that don't depend on quick reactions (as we get older) or work by killing / maiming / destroying things like so many modern games are.

    I got spider.exe to work from XP. this one is easy just copy the spider.exe executable. The others need some sort of install mechanism --I'm sure somebody can port these from W7 soon enough.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. #188


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    Quote Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Ismail View Post
    Aside of all things have been discussed.
    Why I feel that I miss some games that were there on WDP or WCP?
    Any reason why MS bother removing it?
    Just another way to get you to shop at the MS store! Most of the games that were included with Windows since 95 are available for download free at various sites. MS is simply trimming the fat out of 8 as well as promoting their Metro apps store where now you buy what was included with Windows.

    Mine Sweeper and others are also old Legacy games they figured at this late date was simply clutter as they try to get you to rethink. The novelty days will now be a thing of the past! Their mantra now is no longer based on customer satisfaction but on customer requirements!

    As far as installation despite the slow initial loading from disk with a drive known to be in excellent working order the install to the second drive went on without fuss. The RP as well as the CP will tend to have some bugs that will need to be worked out along with patches from both Intel and AMD you would expect to see included in upcoming Windows updates automatically once 8 is out in retail form.

    Initially Vista had some of these similar problems with the RC1 and RC2 builds before the retail launch while 7 was found to be able to "run out of the box" for most without issue. 8 will still be a totally new animal however with some OS training to get it working in many cases.
    I'll give some time until it suit my Asus Laptop hardware while it runs smoothly inside my twoo other desktop. Except RP's similar issue with CP about the latest ATI control center.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    some of these games like spider solitaire or hearts are still great to play while waiting for that large download to complete - these games require a bit of logic and it's nice to have things that don't depend on quick reactions (as we get older) or work by killing / maiming / destroying things like so many modern games are.

    I got spider.exe to work from XP. this one is easy just copy the spider.exe executable. The others need some sort of install mechanism --I'm sure somebody can port these from W7 soon enough.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    You are truly right, while concentrating to the real work, we need games that is not squeezing heavy load to our head.
    Going to download it somewhere on the internet.

    Kevin
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  9. #189


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    I'm not even running the latest Catalyst on 7 let alone on 8! The older Cat. 10.4 still works well for the MSI Radeon HD 5750 1gb card in use here.

    You might want to try stepping one or two Cat. versions there as well just in case the latest is simply "buggy"? I just helped someone else lately with a buggy update for his NVidia driven card on 7 where blue screens were reported showing sometimes the latest isn't what will always work.
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  10. #190


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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64x /Windows 8 Professional 64x


    got it installed despite the CPU error, seems that only the fresh install approach seems to work when you have this error, so recovered my boot info via EasyBCD and created a new partition on a spare drive and installed it on that, works flawlessly.
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