I've decided I got a bad .iso and I'm going to re-download it overnight.
Okay so I've decided I will write this review because this is what windows 8 reflects on me.
I think windows 8 overall will be fantastic for people who love metro and/or has a xbox or used/has a windows phone will enjoy this. Even though I own a desktop I'm noticing how fast it is compared to windows7 and also finding that I can do more task without a decrease in RAM and also multitasking more easier than ever.
The 2 control panels are annoying as fuck, hopefully they'll have one overall universal settings panel to do everything you need either that be from metro or explorer.
Internet Explorer 10 seems to crash a lot and lock up, hopefully when they make it metro it'll be better.
Windows store seems to have great potential hopefully microsoft won't fuck it over, people should enjoy it with a tablet or not. I'll probably favour it over than going to download websites now.
Messaging + People is great, I can now message people better and look at statuses with ease with it, great implantation.
Weather seems good, just needs a Celsius option.
The right toolbar (the one that is hidden and contains devices, start, search etc.) should be easier to access not harder.
Metro snap is probably one of the greatest things from the traditional snap, it doesn't seem to fuck up the resolution much and makes doing work and using metro apps easier than ever.
XBOX live is not here in Australia for PC's which is disappointing, I would love it but we can't have it. To me it seems like microsoft may bridge the gap between GFWL and combine it with XBL which may mean the same shit like monthly subscriptions for shit that should be free. If this is the case it is going to be piss annoying but meh anyway steam is better and xbox I would only use for school friends.
Overall, it is looking good.
How do you access tabs in the metro IE?
In the developer preview, I was able to force Metro Snap to work on screens with resolution smaller than 1400(?) horizontal pixels, Is there an workaround to do the same in the customer preview?
The Developer preview looks soo much better :(
So the consumer preview isn't detecting my 560M GTX, it just shows "Microsoft basic display adapter". Drivers says it can't detect a compatible nvidia card either. What the fuck is up? It worked fine in the Developer Preview.
Live tiles are great they said...
They show you important information they said...
Music app should show album art.
And fixed it. Backed up and restored my drivers with DriverMax. Installed fine. This is much better now.
This is new. Came up after scanning a document.
After dual booting on my laptop, I find Windows 8 a lot more usable. Some things that I thought were dumb yesterday seem useful today. Everything except the volume and media keys on my laptop work, which is annoying but not the end of the world.
I find Windows 8 much more tolerable with the start button tweak I posted. Still won't upgrade, but it's neat to play with on my laptop without the urge to uninstall it.
So after being sick and tired of this 'feature' in Windows 7, I finally manage to turn off the 'permission denied - you need admin privileges to copy this file here' on my C:\Program files\ directory, yay!
However, Windows 8 fights back:
Now Tiberian Sun won't play properly either :(.
So where do I leave feedback? I really think MS should have file extensions shown my default. This is even one of the criticisms of windows listed in wikipedia (for security reasons).
I'm not sure why people are so adverse to UAC at this point.
I agree that it was bad at the launch of Vista, when every single application ever written demanded administrator privileges (and thus bringing in the wave of "lol Vista allow/deny/allow/deny/allow/deny" jokes), but it's not as bad now that developers have got their arses into gear.
If you're forced to used legacy applications which haven't been updated, then sure, I understand wanting to turn it off, but for most people? Eh, may as well leave it on.
Since the thread's about Windows 8 and not UAC, I'll throw in a question. With the new Metro-based Messenger program, is there an easier way to start a conversation with a new person when already talking to someone? Currently, I'm finding myself leaving my current conversation to bring up the full-screen contact list, which is somewhat irksome.
Yeah I almost never see UAC anymore. Only ccleaner uses it. I recommend turning off the desktop dimming.
So, 10% of Windows 8 downloaded. I'm kinda nervous, as this is the first time I've set up a dual boot...
Alright, Metro apps critique:
While some of them are a dream to use (Email and Messaging) they still have some stuff to iron out (It'd be nice if clicking a link would take me to my default browser in my desktop. I expect google to come out with their own Chrome metro app if that's possible. The messaging app is very unintuitive to pick up and I spent an hour figuring out that rightclick opened the options for it.)
Some of them I can't use at all because my country doesn't exist in the eyes of M$ (weather, maps, finance and others).
But others are outright awful and can't be even compared to the dedicated desktop programs (music is a terrible app.)
I really like the Email app, though. It's so much better than anything else i've used for simple email reading, and it integrates nicely to the OS. The Messaging app could maybe take up the space of that dark right sidebar that pops up sometimes instead of the entire screen, but otherwise it's okay.
Fantastic. Netgear doesn't offer a driver download for my adapter, I don't know where the disk went, and W8 doesn't know what to do with it without the internet. And it sounds like my sound card drivers are messed up as well.
It's faster to just delete the partition and grow your C: drive, no need to format it.
Don't use partition commander though
partition commander is an asshole and made me lose a ton of "important" files (videos of birthdays and shit that noone ever asked me to burn to a DVD or anything anyways)
So, when I tried to move the os to the thumb drive, it said unspecified error. I don't want to restart the .exe, so if I just ckick the "Install Windows" icon on my desktop, will i be given the option again?
This may be a dumb question, but I really don't want to get fucked.
for AMD GPU users, has anbody else been getting this when trying to install the new windows 8 driver?
its impossible for me to install anything but the app sdk for some reason
Fuck, I just got done repairing my mom's damn thumb drive after almost destroying the fuck out of it, I'd really rather not run into anymore major catastrophes tomorrow when I actually install the damn OS.
I'm wondering if this is gonna be more trouble than it's worth...
Got my first BSOD today - something about a driver power state error. Happened when I hovered over the bottom left of the screen.