1. Post #1041
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    Panda X's Avatar
    August 2006
    9,802 Posts



    Got my first Blue Screen.
    I've had that a couple of times in the developer preview. It didn't bother me as it only did that really late at night while I wasn't using it.
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  2. Post #1042
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    HubmaN's Avatar
    July 2007
    6,267 Posts
    Also, Snap works on 16:9s. My friends thought I was crazy to get one...
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  3. Post #1043
    Blackizzle's Avatar
    July 2010
    329 Posts
    How did you take that image?
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  4. Post #1044
    Is, in fact, a real hedgehog.
    Ezhik's Avatar
    April 2009
    14,435 Posts
    Probably a virtual machine
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  5. Post #1045
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    HubmaN's Avatar
    July 2007
    6,267 Posts
    Looks like it, there's a telltale black line on the right that means a less-than-perfect crop.

    Edited:

    Anyone else have an IE10 without Metro mode, though?

    Edited:

    Ah, Steam seems to be silently CTDing as well.
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  6. Post #1046
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    August 2006
    9,802 Posts
    Looks like it, there's a telltale black line on the right that means a less-than-perfect crop.

    Edited:

    Anyone else have an IE10 without Metro mode, though?

    Edited:

    Ah, Steam seems to be silently CTDing as well.
    If another browser is default IE defaults to desktop only mode.
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  7. Post #1047
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    Colton Rappe's Avatar
    August 2006
    1,038 Posts
    Does anyone have a confirmed time for the built-in timebomb to go off?
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  8. Post #1048
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    HubmaN's Avatar
    July 2007
    6,267 Posts
    If another browser is default IE defaults to desktop only mode.
    Annoying, but that did the trick.
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  9. Post #1049
    Wait... so if I write anything here, it's going to show up under my name?
    B!N4RY's Avatar
    December 2009
    7,288 Posts
    Anyone know how to fix this with vistart?

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  10. Post #1050
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    Panda X's Avatar
    August 2006
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    Anyone know how to fix this with vistart?

    Blank toolbar; http://www.askvg.com/how-to-enable-g...-in-windows-8/

    Edited:

    Does anyone have a confirmed time for the built-in timebomb to go off?
    The build expires Jan 15th.
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  11. Post #1051
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    HubmaN's Avatar
    July 2007
    6,267 Posts
    Mmm, nVidia seems to think their driver rev R295's compatible with W8...

    Not as if I've got anything against the default MS drivers, though.
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  12. Post #1052
    woolio1's Avatar
    November 2009
    9,286 Posts
    Used it more today. Have I mentioned how much I like using Desktop mode with the Start Orb re-enabled?

    That's about it. I won't be upgrading. Get on the ball(mer), Microsoft.
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  13. Post #1053
    Is there any information if games run better on Windows 8 than 7?
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  14. Post #1054
    Is there any information if games run better on Windows 8 than 7?
    Since it's a consumer preview and nobody's even started developing for it I don't think a straight answer can be given
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  15. Post #1055
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    uitham's Avatar
    March 2010
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    Since it's a consumer preview and nobody's even started developing for it I don't think a straight answer can be given
    hmm

    Okay that's it, downloading visual studio 11

    I know you meant games but you just reminded me of developing on windows 8
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  16. Post #1056
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    July 2007
    11,053 Posts
    Does anyone have a confirmed time for the built-in timebomb to go off?
    6-12 months

    it can be changed at any time
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  17. Post #1057
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    Lazor's Avatar
    July 2007
    9,254 Posts
    Is there any information if games run better on Windows 8 than 7?
    well windows 8 has a lower RAM footprint so in that respect, yes.

    i really doubt much else has changed in that department, though.
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  18. Post #1058
    Is, in fact, a real hedgehog.
    Ezhik's Avatar
    April 2009
    14,435 Posts
    Should I install Windows 8 on a new PC I'll be getting in a few days, or buy a Windows 7 copy?
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  19. Post #1059
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    Dennab
    August 2009
    12,242 Posts
    i wish the desktop/Metro APIs were more integrated.

    i.e. you can develop a tile in the same program as your desktop application. having a level of abstraction between the two just seems stupid and really ruins the flow between desktop and metro.

    Edited:

    Should I install Windows 8 on a new PC I'll be getting in a few days, or buy a Windows 7 copy?
    no use buying a new copy of Windows 7 when Windows 8 will be released soon

    i'd just install consumer preview and wait for Windows 8 official release later on

    Edited:

    Since it's a consumer preview and nobody's even started developing for it I don't think a straight answer can be given
    it'd be more dependent on the efficiency of the operating system than developers specifically developing for win8
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  20. Post #1060
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    June 2010
    14,641 Posts
    Should I install the consumer preview now or wait for everyone to update their drivers?

    And does steam work on W8?
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  21. Post #1061
    Both steam and Source games work perfectly on W8.
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  22. Post #1062
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    Dennab
    August 2009
    12,242 Posts
    Should I install the consumer preview now or wait for everyone to update their drivers?

    And does steam work on W8?
    anything that works on windows 7 should work on windows 8
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  23. Post #1063
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    June 2010
    14,641 Posts
    anything that works on windows 7 should work on windows 8
    OK cool then.
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  24. Post #1064
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    August 2008
    15,443 Posts
    i wish the desktop/Metro APIs were more integrated.

    i.e. you can develop a tile in the same program as your desktop application. having a level of abstraction between the two just seems stupid and really ruins the flow between desktop and metro
    I think if it weren't due to ARM compatibility I could see something like this working wonderfully. You develop all the backend of you application normally, then develop both UIs entirely seperately, a Aero and a Metro UI. Depending on the device type, or the user preference the application will launch in one mode, and on x86_64 applications the UI will be able to work in both, with the option to switch at any given time.

    No loss in functionality for Aero, and the program will have most of the functionality possible with Aero in Metro this way too.
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  25. Post #1065
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    March 2007
    1,737 Posts
    I bluescreened again - this time in the middle of nothing. DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE.

    I'm assuming there's something that isn't playing well with 8...don't know what though.
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  26. Post #1066
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    Panda X's Avatar
    August 2006
    9,802 Posts
    A driver

    Edited:

    Is it me or are numbers styled differently?

    I checked the msstyles and it still uses Segoe UI 9pt yet the numbers look slightly more fancy.
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  27. Post #1067
    P320's Avatar
    September 2011
    957 Posts
    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.
    Maybe it's wanting you to use the drivers in Windows Update?
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  28. Post #1068
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    Panda X's Avatar
    August 2006
    9,802 Posts
    Holy shit.

    Win+PrtScrn saves a png image to the Pictures library without having to paste and save!
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  29. Post #1069
    woolio1's Avatar
    November 2009
    9,286 Posts
    I, um, oh dear. Will it still be possible to buy Windows 7 after Windows 8 launches? I'm not entirely sold on this whole Metro thing, and I'd like to run my rendering machine on Windows 7.
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  30. Post #1070
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    Demache's Avatar
    December 2009
    8,057 Posts
    Did finally get Win 8 on my tablet. I am not quite sure if this is news but its a real pain setting the touch keyboard to work properly on Facepunch. It seems to appear and disappear almost immediately. The only way way it seems to work is by spamming keys when it does open and hope it sticks. Every other text field seems to work fine though.

    Otherwise it seems to work very well, no crashes or anything. Ridiculously smooth too.
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  31. Post #1071
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    WearingNothing's Avatar
    February 2009
    407 Posts
    A driver

    Edited:

    Is it me or are numbers styled differently?

    I checked the msstyles and it still uses Segoe UI 9pt yet the numbers look slightly more fancy.
    Yea, the numbers seem to have changed a bit. "1" is the most noticeable and annoying for me as it makes all the lines in my IRC client inconsistent if the time stamp has a 1 in it.
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  32. Post #1072
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    EliteGuy's Avatar
    November 2006
    6,980 Posts
    Just install Windows 8, damn this is awesome.
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  33. Post #1073
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    Demache's Avatar
    December 2009
    8,057 Posts
    Did just learn that swiping to the right on the left edge of the screen basically is Alt F4 for metro.
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  34. Post #1074
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    October 2006
    351 Posts
    I've started noticing this error message on a few programs.



    Not entirely sure what I'm supposedly missing.
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  35. Post #1075
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    EliteGuy's Avatar
    November 2006
    6,980 Posts
    How do I add my GMail to the email app? It wants the server and domain stuff
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  36. Post #1076
    I do it all
    fruxodaily's Avatar
    November 2010
    13,743 Posts
    I wish they made shutting down and shit more easier, like if you just press your name tile and it says "Shut down" or something.

    Took me a while to find it hidden in the mini settings pallet.
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  37. Post #1077
    SynisterSilen's Avatar
    January 2012
    389 Posts
    How would I go about uninstalling Win8 completely when I'm done, or when it decides I'm done.
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  38. Post #1078
    RautaPalli's Avatar
    June 2007
    2,262 Posts
    How would I go about uninstalling Win8 completely when I'm done, or when it decided I'm done.
    I booted into Windows 7, used EasyBCD to remove the Windows 8 entry from the bootloader and removed the Windows 8 partition.
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  39. Post #1079
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    Demache's Avatar
    December 2009
    8,057 Posts
    How do I add my GMail to the email app? It wants the server and domain stuff
    If you have 2 step verification on, you need to use the password provided by that.
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  40. Post #1080
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    March 2007
    1,737 Posts
    A driver

    Edited:

    Is it me or are numbers styled differently?

    I checked the msstyles and it still uses Segoe UI 9pt yet the numbers look slightly more fancy.
    Has Segoe changed at all? I noticed it's changed as well, especially around the date and time on the taskbar.
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