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Old 10-28-2012, 10:25 PM   #1
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Anyone take the plunge on Windows 8 yet? Just finished updating my laptop.

Install went pretty smooth - the new interface is very tablet like. Just starting to dig into the details and wondered if anyone else had any experience with it.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:30 PM   #2
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Been using the RTM for past couple weeks. Good so far, couple things that went wrong, Skype for Windows 8 mergered by Windows Account and Skype, went to reformat it and cannot log into Skype.

My Ceton tunner cannot work yet.

So far everything so far so good.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:37 PM   #3
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What are you running it on? Surface by any chance? I am tempted to give on of those a test drive.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:42 PM   #4
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running it on a 1st generation i7 in my laptop and 2nd generation i5 on my pc.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:18 AM   #5
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I used it for about 4 days and went back to 7...dont like the new interface at all...
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:19 AM   #6
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What's going on kw

I haven't installed it and probably won't as I'm feed up with all the changes between windows. Find one product that works and stay with it. Quit releasing things with major bugs.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:21 AM   #7
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What's going on kw

I haven't installed it and probably won't as I'm feed up with all the changes between windows. Find one product that works and stay with it. Quit releasing things with major bugs.
yeah, but Windows 7 actually provided hope that maybe Microsoft was getting a handle on things.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:38 AM   #8
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I was considering getting it but i havent decided if its worth it or not.

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Old 10-29-2012, 08:38 AM   #9
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On a tablet or phone it's great, but on a laptop or desktop the Metro interface and 'gesture driven' interface is lame. I cannot see the corporate world migrating to Windows 8 for a domain environment. home pc's may be ok, but either they re-write a revision for one of the service packs or the entire corporate world waits for Windows 9. I've demo'd it as a VM for a few months and personally it's just not the best thing for the pc/laptop network environment in an office. It's too different, and the older pc users will be totally ****ed by not having a start menu any more.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:56 AM   #10
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:36 AM   #11
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:00 PM   #12
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ehh not interested. maybe if i had a touchscreen computer. but im on the oldschool mouse/keyboard system windows 7 still works for me.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:07 PM   #13
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What's going on kw

I haven't installed it and probably won't as I'm feed up with all the changes between windows. Find one product that works and stay with it. Quit releasing things with major bugs.
Hey Bro! I am good - how have you been?

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On a tablet or phone it's great, but on a laptop or desktop the Metro interface and 'gesture driven' interface is lame. I cannot see the corporate world migrating to Windows 8 for a domain environment. home pc's may be ok, but either they re-write a revision for one of the service packs or the entire corporate world waits for Windows 9. I've demo'd it as a VM for a few months and personally it's just not the best thing for the pc/laptop network environment in an office. It's too different, and the older pc users will be totally ****ed by not having a start menu any more.
Agreed - I would have a difficult time rolling this out at the office. The interface would result in a lot downtime and confusion for some of the technology static people.
For my own PC though I am enjoying the new interface.

Not hard to see where MS is going - chasing the portable computing / app driven markets of Apple and Android on a whole new level.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:28 PM   #14
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ok so they just walked in with 3 new computers at my job. very barebones. full size cases. light as hell. I was thinking it was a "barebones build" kit. opened it up. tiny motherboard, some memory, HDD. I was thinking to myself...WTF is the power supply.

well turns out its got a small power adapter that plugs into the motherboard for power. the tiles on windows 8 SUCKS. but i got out of them and found the old fashioned desktop....minus a start menu though.
just trying to find where everything is located is a pain.
im still setting it up...so well see if its worth it.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:50 PM   #15
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some pics of the screens
initial startup screen


bar on the right is the new "start menu control bar"


move mouse to lower left corner and you can go to an old fashioned desktop


finally...old school desktop


My computer is the same layout


computer specs.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:44 PM   #16
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I've tried it on the display computers at the local comp shop and I'm not a fan. Will be buying a new computer in a few weeks time and I'll see what the hands on use is like.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:43 AM   #17
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Ok, installed Windows 8 on the home workstation (which is my dev lab) here are the specs

Asus P6T
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I'm currently running Windows 8 Pro, along with VMware Workstation 9- which in turn utilizes that 24GB of RAM to run an infrastructure worth of VM's... Along with GNS3 emulating a core intensive networking environment... :sing

I will say this- The performance monitoring and detail to trending is very impressive for an OS out the box And yes, it is stable; I'm running multiple SQL 2008 VM's, Exchange 2010, DC's, WSUS, KMS, SCCM, and not to mention ESXi VM's and the entire vSphere/vCloud and VMware SRM suites. NO CRASHES. :flex

Just received the email from Microsoft for the WMP product key, so I'm going to pop that in now...

As far as the new interface goes... I don't too much care for it The whole "right-click for all apps" thing is kinda odd- ESPECIALLY on Windows Server 2012... The start button is hidden until you mouse over the corner of the screen, then a right-click just to get to "Run" which is where I do most of my business If I could just click start and see ALL my apps, that would be nice.

All in all, Windows 8 is basically Windows 7 in a wildcat offense.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:19 PM   #18
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What's going on kw

I haven't installed it and probably won't as I'm feed up with all the changes between windows. Find one product that works and stay with it. Quit releasing things with major bugs.
Fully agree. Windows xp still rocks my world very effectively I can still do all the crap I did 7 years ago....

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Old 12-12-2012, 12:26 PM   #19
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I run it in classic mode. Screw all that tablet wanna be stuff. I like it.

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Old 12-12-2012, 01:44 PM   #20
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Create a desktop shortcut with this for the target:

C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /s /t 0 /hybrid

Hybrid shutdown cuts your boot time by two thirds, unlike the worthless hibernate.

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