Well I have it on my laptop and PC, and it's just a hell to use. I'm lost with apps, I actually dont know how to close them, god damned Metro...
Install on a VM to test, my spare test system, or not at all?
You know, I'm okay with everything except the details pane placement in Explorer
I can't think of a single reason why does it need to be on the side, being all huge and hideous and not on the bottom of the window like in two previous Windows versions
I just can't deal with it help
Is Media Center included? That's going to determine whether or not it's going on my desktop.
Anyone know if there were any changes made to RDP?
This is awesome, not noticed much bugs.
I've spent more time on Metro apps than Desktop apps since I've installed the Customer Preview on my tablet, it is pretty awesome, I do have some minor nags about it though
Bugs are always fun...I can remember in Windows 7 build 6801 that annoying bug where you had to click the start button a good 4-5 times before it opened. That was awful.
I finished downloading it, but I booted with the DVD and it gets stuck in the inistial fish screen :( What is going on?
ok now... where's the shutdown button...?
I still can't find a single positive thing about the new start.
Am I the only one who feels like this?
Wheres the advantage? Argh!
Okay, I must admit that it works a bit better with ctrl+esc (thanks Panda!) and would probably work even better with the windows-key. It's just the search and full-screen apps that bother me. I guess I'll try to remove those apps and have fun with shortcuts to normal programs.
Also, I'd like to install this on my TOSHIBA laptop, if anyone else has one, they would know that toshibas have key combos like Fn F5 for their wifi, brightness, ect. Will this break once I install w8?
Posting this from Windows 8!
I tried installing the latest Catalyst drivers (12.1) and at first it would not install display drivers at all, when I put it into Win7 compatibility mode it would find the graphics card but it gets stuck loading forever halfway through installing AMD Catalyst Install Manager. Any idea how to fix it? Or do I have to run the default drivers for now? The card is a XFX HD4770 512MB.
First driver that enabled me to use CCC. Even Eyefinity works for me now, which didn't in Windows 7.
If you don't want to hassle all that much with searching three separate types you can shortcut it.
Search Apps: Win+Q (This also shows the start menu as it would in 7. ie shows folders of all programs in the start menu's folder)
Search Settings: Win+W
Search Files: Win+F (Still has MRU and autofill (tab))
Just finished the upgrade from Windows 7 on my laptop, and so far, so good.
I'm glad I only installed it onto a VM.
It feels really incomplete, half-baked if you will.
Quite. I like what they're trying, don't like that they've essentially removed functionality that everyone loved in the Dev Preview. I think I'll figure out how to downgrade back to Win7.
For instance, the default web browser is now the Desktop version of IE. Not the Metro version. The People App no longer has Twitter and Facebook functionality. The Video app doesn't allow you to play your own video through it. The messenger app is decent at best, but I haven't found how to remove conversations. The store is horribly organized. Scrolling is weird. Scrolling down a list in a metro app also scrolls you sideways along the pane (weather). Desktop services are quit upon leaving the Desktop (works terribly with Bootcamp). Despite claiming to present more information, the Start Screen does not entirely fill the place of the Start Menu, and does not display most applications. Start Screen Search cannot find .exe, .jar, or similar files. Downloads in the Desktop are paused upon exiting the desktop or switching apps.
Things I do like: The music app is laid out really well. I love the display style. It's what I imagine of Media Center.
It comes with MSE.
That's about it, really.
I am enjoying the new start menu and have had zero legitimate issues against it so far. The software can be a little buggy every now and then, but I'm sure microsoft will iron all that out.
Good god, the lag after you hit the "show desktop" area is absolutely awful. I'm sticking to Win+D.
Also for everyone that's without a touch screen, Win+C brings up the charms bar. Very useful.
Going to try this when I get home, I actually kinda love the slickness of running a game in -noborder when using the new start menu. Sorta would like to be able to get more integration with the Metro interface with games if possible.
Okay, this is really fucked up. I can't even get my mouse near the top right, bottom left, or bottom right of the screen without explorer locking up. It froze to the point where I had to forcefully restart my computer with the power button last time. That's bad.
Seems to have fixed itself after the restart.
It makes me really sad that the xbox/zune things are region locked, can't use them in Sweden.
Music app = sex. Too bad it's not displaying my albums in the background.
At a irritatingly large 12"*8"*1.5" with only four or so hours of battery life and awful cooling, it's not terribly useful with a tablet. Evaluating Windows 8? Good enough, since it has a touchscreen and a traditional KB/M.