1. Post #2881
    Dennab
    February 2012
    2,299 Posts
    was using 200MB of RAM.
    You missed an order of magnitude from the end.
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  2. Post #2882
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    Sam Za Nemesis's Avatar
    November 2007
    5,661 Posts
    I've made some minor adjustments to my tablet and I can pretty much say it's done, my new battery pack has also recently arrived
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  3. Post #2883

    June 2012
    10 Posts
    Windows 8; Cool, not for business, just for show.
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  4. Post #2884
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    ManningQB18's Avatar
    April 2009
    9,855 Posts
    was using 200MB of RAM.
    That's what it wants you to think. Apple was using their evil socialist liberal gay rights agenda magic to fool you into thinking they weren't the problem.
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  5. Post #2885
    loophole's Avatar
    May 2009
    1,612 Posts
    Can anyone remind me where to find microsoft's windows 7 downloads?
    I need to format a partition of my main HDD and it wont let me.
    (I also couldn't find a better place to post this, and if there is could you please let me know?)
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  6. Post #2886
    CrumbleShake's Avatar
    June 2010
    2,448 Posts
    Can anyone remind me where to find microsoft's windows 7 downloads?
    I need to format a partition of my main HDD and it wont let me.
    (I also couldn't find a better place to post this, and if there is could you please let me know?)
    Here you go.

    Also, I think the right section would be Technical Support but there's also a thread in General Hardware and Software for small questions that don't deserve a thread.
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  7. Post #2887
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    PyroCF's Avatar
    June 2008
    7,205 Posts
    I've made some minor adjustments to my tablet and I can pretty much say it's done, my new battery pack has also recently arrived
    What exactly is that comprised of?
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  8. Post #2888
    loophole's Avatar
    May 2009
    1,612 Posts
    What exactly is that comprised of?
    Tablet materials.
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  9. Post #2889
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    Sam Za Nemesis's Avatar
    November 2007
    5,661 Posts
    What exactly is that comprised of?
    I've used my old and somewhat broken Asus A6JC as a base, chopped it off and inverted the LCD screen, modified the body so it could be placed upside down(?), had to make some adaptations in the LCD cables so it would connect properly, had to make more changes in the LCD bezel too so the resistive panel I've bought from a dealer would fit, cut it a little so it could do it perfectly, Removed the DVD drive to place the digitizer inside and other stuff inside it (No one uses physical media anymore), Shrunk the panel's ribbon and soldered it to the digitizer, then I've soldered the digitizer into the motherboard (What a pain it was, considering the soldering iron wasn't sticking to the board), Originally it was sitting outside in a standard USB port, after the touchscreen was working I had to modify the driver so it could be recognized as a touch panel instead of a mouse, so Windows 8 gestures could work, luckily this hacky technique wasn't need in the Release Preview, also I've replaced the cells of the battery, which were dead and started to heat up when I was replacing them , I had to make a custom power button to power it up, but I was afraid of the soldering iron not sticking like before, so I've made a mechanical side power button, and I'm planning to replace the HDD with an SSD (CF cards in IDE slot can do wonders)

    Big wall of text, but in a nutshell it's basically this, I might have forgotten a thing or two, I have some pictures of the building process but I've never bothered to organize them
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  10. Post #2890
    woolio1's Avatar
    November 2009
    9,286 Posts
    Tablet materials.
    I'm guessing two ingots of Tabletite, a small sack of rough-hewn glass, and an enchantment of usability?
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  11. Post #2891
    HAND.CAT
    barttool's Avatar
    July 2010
    4,602 Posts
    I've used my old and somewhat broken Asus A6JC as a base, chopped it off and inverted the LCD screen, modified the body so it could be placed upside down(?), had to make some adaptations in the LCD cables so it would connect properly, had to make more changes in the LCD bezel too so the resistive panel I've bought from a dealer would fit, cut it a little so it could do it perfectly, Removed the DVD drive to place the digitizer inside and other stuff inside it (No one uses physical media anymore), Shrunk the panel's ribbon and soldered it to the digitizer, then I've soldered the digitizer into the motherboard (What a pain it was, considering the soldering iron wasn't sticking to the board), Originally it was sitting outside in a standard USB port, after the touchscreen was working I had to modify the driver so it could be recognized as a touch panel instead of a mouse, so Windows 8 gestures could work, luckily this hacky technique wasn't need in the Release Preview, also I've replaced the cells of the battery, which were dead and started to heat up when I was replacing them , I had to make a custom power button to power it up, but I was afraid of the soldering iron not sticking like before, so I've made a mechanical side power button, and I'm planning to replace the HDD with an SSD (CF cards in IDE slot can do wonders)

    Big wall of text, but in a nutshell it's basically this, I might have forgotten a thing or two, I have some pictures of the building process but I've never bothered to organize them
    Man did you take pictures of the process? you should make a thread about it!
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  12. Post #2892
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    Jimmy422's Avatar
    March 2007
    1,737 Posts
    Anyone know what will play blu-rays in windows 8? WinDVD, PowerDVD, and VLC refuse to work.
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  13. Post #2893
    Gold Member
    ShaunOfTheLive's Avatar
    November 2007
    9,843 Posts
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  14. Post #2894
    RoboChimp's Avatar
    October 2011
    2,585 Posts
    Having some issues with Windows 8 on VMware.
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  15. Post #2895
    Lua is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language
    Noztra's Avatar
    March 2012
    230 Posts
    Here is the truth..

    Windows 8 sucks, now it's said.
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  16. Post #2896
    Windows sucks, yet we all use it. (Or actually most of us)
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  17. Post #2897
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    Jimmy422's Avatar
    March 2007
    1,737 Posts
    Doesn't work. VLC either crashes or it won't play the movie.
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  18. Post #2898
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    Siemz's Avatar
    August 2010
    1,757 Posts
    I've used my old and somewhat broken Asus A6JC as a base, chopped it off and inverted the LCD screen, modified the body so it could be placed upside down(?), had to make some adaptations in the LCD cables so it would connect properly, had to make more changes in the LCD bezel too so the resistive panel I've bought from a dealer would fit, cut it a little so it could do it perfectly, Removed the DVD drive to place the digitizer inside and other stuff inside it (No one uses physical media anymore), Shrunk the panel's ribbon and soldered it to the digitizer, then I've soldered the digitizer into the motherboard (What a pain it was, considering the soldering iron wasn't sticking to the board), Originally it was sitting outside in a standard USB port, after the touchscreen was working I had to modify the driver so it could be recognized as a touch panel instead of a mouse, so Windows 8 gestures could work, luckily this hacky technique wasn't need in the Release Preview, also I've replaced the cells of the battery, which were dead and started to heat up when I was replacing them , I had to make a custom power button to power it up, but I was afraid of the soldering iron not sticking like before, so I've made a mechanical side power button, and I'm planning to replace the HDD with an SSD (CF cards in IDE slot can do wonders)

    Big wall of text, but in a nutshell it's basically this, I might have forgotten a thing or two, I have some pictures of the building process but I've never bothered to organize them
    Nice!
    So how did you install w8 on it in the first place, must 've been a pain in the ass?
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  19. Post #2899
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    jordguitar's Avatar
    July 2007
    11,053 Posts
    Here is the truth..

    Windows 7 sucks, now it's said.

    uhhh


    what universe do you live in because vista is on the list of suck not 7.


    also get off vista
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  20. Post #2900
    Lua is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language
    Noztra's Avatar
    March 2012
    230 Posts
    Soz mates, I ment 8
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  21. Post #2901
    Glorious GNU/Linux Master Race
    kaukassus's Avatar
    May 2010
    5,448 Posts
    Here is the truth..

    Windows 8 sucks, now it's said.
    thanks for your opinion.
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  22. Post #2902
    Is, in fact, a real hedgehog.
    Ezhik's Avatar
    April 2009
    14,435 Posts
    Soz mates, I ment 8
    why does it suck, though?
    list reasons that aren't metro
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  23. Post #2903
    Brock Obama's Avatar
    January 2012
    412 Posts
    Anyone know what will play blu-rays in windows 8? WinDVD, PowerDVD, and VLC refuse to work.
    VLC + AnyDVD HD = Blu-ray bliss.
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  24. Post #2904
    Lua is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language
    Noztra's Avatar
    March 2012
    230 Posts
    I already said some reasons in this topic, I will write them again.

    I installed Windows 8 on my Laptop.
    I hate the design, it freezes.
    It has a FPS drop, 7 has way better FPS.
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  25. Post #2905
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    GoDong-DK's Avatar
    November 2009
    14,666 Posts
    I already said some reasons in this topic, I will write them again.

    I installed Windows 8 on my Laptop.
    I hate the design, it freezes.
    It has a FPS drop, 7 has way better FPS.
    Then you have a problem with your installation. For everyone else Windows 8 is loads faster, but just in your isolated case it's slow. Now, what sounds more likely: you have a problem and Windows 8 is not actually terrible - or - Windows 8 is terrible and everybody else is just fucking lucky?
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  26. Post #2906
    Is, in fact, a real hedgehog.
    Ezhik's Avatar
    April 2009
    14,435 Posts
    It is called a beta version for a reason.

    You still list the design a a reason why it sucks

    It runs at the same FPS every damn OS in the world does.
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  27. Post #2907
    Glorious GNU/Linux Master Race
    kaukassus's Avatar
    May 2010
    5,448 Posts
    I already said some reasons in this topic, I will write them again.

    I installed Windows 8 on my Laptop.
    I hate the design, it freezes.
    It has a FPS drop, 7 has way better FPS.
    What?
    Windows 8 runs smoother than windows 7.
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  28. Post #2908
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    bassie12's Avatar
    July 2005
    1,753 Posts
    Besides that one freezing bug everything runs a lot faster than windows 7, not to mention boot up times being about 10 seconds and I don't even have an SSD in my laptop.
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  29. Post #2909
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    GoDong-DK's Avatar
    November 2009
    14,666 Posts
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  30. Post #2910
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    Panda X's Avatar
    August 2006
    9,802 Posts
    Going from XP to 8 would be quite the odd experience.
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  31. Post #2911
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    jordguitar's Avatar
    July 2007
    11,053 Posts
    Going from XP to 8 would be quite the odd experience.
    They will all bitch and then demand XP be supported longer.

    Microsoft will then proceed to tell them all fuck you get on 7 you old fucks.
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  32. Post #2912
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    November 2007
    9,843 Posts
    Yeah they should definitely offer XP -> 7, because I know a lot of people who won't have the patience to learn 8.
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  33. Post #2913
    Resident Beat Eater.
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    August 2009
    3,871 Posts
    Yeah they should definitely offer XP -> 7, because I know a lot of people who won't have the patience to learn 8.
    In all honesty they've been out of the loop for a long while and it's completely their responsibility to catch up. It is going to take some getting used to, but that's what you get when you stay behind. I don't believe it's Windows' fault.
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  34. Post #2914
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    April 2009
    9,855 Posts
    I doubt there will be very many people on XP that have computers good enough to run 8 that haven't already upgraded, but do plan on upgrading.
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  35. Post #2915
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    September 2005
    188 Posts
    For the last 4 weeks I have been using Windows 8 on my laptop (Some C2D at 2Ghz and a 8600GT) which I use as a media-center computer and I love it. With large DPI, the Metro start menu is a joy to use on my TV-screen and it is very easy to navigate with the wireless keyboard I use. The system runs good and it starts up extremely fast. Great job Microsoft.
    I still can't see the real benefit of the Metro start on a desktop though.
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  36. Post #2916
    Dennab
    August 2011
    2,159 Posts
    Just installed Windows 8 Release Preview.

    The DVD drive is finally working. Fuck yeah.
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  37. Post #2917
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    October 2007
    22,110 Posts
    I'm considering dual booting Windows 8 preview with Windows 7. I've set up dual boots between 7 and various Linux distros before, but is there anything special I'll need to know?

    Edited:

    Also are there any reputable torrents available for the dev preview? Because I really don't like downloading such large files through Firefox and I don't trust TPB for OS images.
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  38. Post #2918
    I'm considering dual booting Windows 8 preview with Windows 7. I've set up dual boots between 7 and various Linux distros before, but is there anything special I'll need to know?

    Edited:

    Also are there any reputable torrents available for the dev preview? Because I really don't like downloading such large files through Firefox and I don't trust TPB for OS images.
    If you choose 7 on the OS selection screen, your PC reboots into 7.
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  39. Post #2919
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    SGTNAPALM's Avatar
    October 2007
    22,110 Posts
    If you choose 7 on the OS selection screen, your PC reboots into 7.
    I'm not entirely sure I understand the significance of that.
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  40. Post #2920
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    Panda X's Avatar
    August 2006
    9,802 Posts
    I'm not entirely sure I understand the significance of that.
    It's annoying and takes longer. Any time you want to go into 7 you must first boot into 8 and tell it to boot into 7. You can set 7 as the default OS in msconfig and it'll go back to the original dual boot method.
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