1. Post #1481
    I'll do whatever you want me to do babe ;)
    Lord_Schrotty's Avatar
    September 2011
    1,780 Posts
    Install them with Vista compatibility mode, and try it that way.
    This worked. Thanks!
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  2. Post #1482
    I once worked at a sperm bank, the food was terrible
    The Baconator's Avatar
    April 2011
    9,226 Posts
    Are there any Realtek LAN drivers that work on Windows 8? When I try to install the one for Windows 7 I get an error that they are only for Vista.
    Wait a minute, then what are the default drivers then? I haven't needed to install network drivers since Windows 7. Vista still needs them, my network ports won't work without them.
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  3. Post #1483
    Random guy
    LegoGuy's Avatar
    March 2009
    1,976 Posts
    I got 172,685,610 points in the Pinball game....
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  4. Post #1484
    I'll do whatever you want me to do babe ;)
    Lord_Schrotty's Avatar
    September 2011
    1,780 Posts
    Wait a minute, then what are the default drivers then? I haven't needed to install network drivers since Windows 7. Vista still needs them, my network ports won't work without them.
    Somehow my notebooks network card doesn't work without.
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  5. Post #1485
    Dennab
    February 2012
    2,299 Posts
    So, what are the chances of completely disabling metro apps, and getting the old start menu back in the final release?
    Is it possible to do it seamlessly with 3rd party software?
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  6. Post #1486
    Brock Obama's Avatar
    January 2012
    412 Posts
    So, what are the chances of completely disabling metro apps, and getting the old start menu back in the final release?
    Is it possible to do it seamlessly with 3rd party software?
    If so, I'm hoping I can slipstream it to the install disc.
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  7. Post #1487
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    HetsuProcyon's Avatar
    May 2011
    2,128 Posts
    that's a nicely built website, at least Microsoft was self-aware that their previous browsers sucked ass.
    It's tumblr, whaddya' expect?
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  8. Post #1488
    Al Bundy's Avatar
    October 2011
    871 Posts
    Can anyone tell me how to use the setup in Linux?
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  9. Post #1489
    Brock Obama's Avatar
    January 2012
    412 Posts
    Can anyone tell me how to use the setup in Linux?
    Um... What?
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  10. Post #1490
    Al Bundy's Avatar
    October 2011
    871 Posts
    Sorry.

    How to install and use the Windows 8 Consumer Preview Setup in Linux Mint.
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  11. Post #1491
    Brock Obama's Avatar
    January 2012
    412 Posts
    Sorry.

    How to install and use the Windows 8 Consumer Preview Setup in Linux Mint.
    I still don't get it... You don't install Windows within Linux Mint, unless you use Virtualbox or similar.
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  12. Post #1492
    I do it all
    fruxodaily's Avatar
    November 2010
    14,185 Posts
    Can somebody help me out with the windows 8 store, my dad can access it with ease but for me I can't. I have 6 new updates and I'd like to install them..
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  13. Post #1493
    Titlepocalypse 2012 participant
    Zedicus Mann's Avatar
    November 2010
    7,940 Posts
    Can somebody help me out with the windows 8 store, my dad can access it with ease but for me I can't. I have 6 new updates and I'd like to install them..
    We need more info
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  14. Post #1494
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    KingKombat's Avatar
    April 2009
    11,525 Posts
    Little help? Consumer Preview, Songbird, playing music, every 2 seconds or so I hear a little crack or static in the sound.
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  15. Post #1495
    Brock Obama's Avatar
    January 2012
    412 Posts
    Little help? Consumer Preview, Songbird, playing music, every 2 seconds or so I hear a little crack or static in the sound.
    Upgrade sound drivers to newest available version, even try beta if it fixes the problem. If it's onboard, a BIOS update *might* help, but doubtful. Make sure you have the latest DirectX installed as well, for DirectSound.

    My laptop's sound started crackling and making hissing and high-pitched whines, so I picked up a C-Audio USB soundcard the size of my thumb. Works well for movies and music. It supports XP/Vista/7/8/Ubuntu/Mint OSes without additional drivers too! It's literally "Plug&Play".
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  16. Post #1496
    I do it all
    fruxodaily's Avatar
    November 2010
    14,185 Posts
    We need more info


    Hotmail account is linked perfectly, the router wasn't the issue.
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  17. Post #1497
    So, what are the chances of completely disabling metro apps, and getting the old start menu back in the final release?
    Is it possible to do it seamlessly with 3rd party software?
    You can change something in the registery to remove all the Metro-related stuff. Use it carefully tho, it locked me out of everything once and I had to reinstall Windows. It was because I was stuck at the login screen but there was no user to click on.

    Edited:

    So since yesterday I keep crashing about every hour. Now Im reinstalling Windows 7...

    Jeez, even Win Dev preview was more stable...
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  18. Post #1498
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    TheGuru's Avatar
    December 2005
    3,310 Posts
    My Windows 8 install crashes at least once a day, seemingly triggered by odd things. Think I'll go back to Windows 7 now, hopefully next time I try Win 8 it will have a few changes to the UI as well.
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  19. Post #1499
    Yeah, is there another preview coming? Or will the next version be the final one? Anything about that, yet?
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  20. Post #1500
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    Fat White Lump's Avatar
    August 2009
    4,816 Posts
    Yeah, is there another preview coming? Or will the next version be the final one? Anything about that, yet?
    I'm sure there's going to be a release candidate, they'll just give it some wacky new name.
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  21. Post #1501
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    WearingNothing's Avatar
    February 2009
    410 Posts
    Not sure if anyone else is getting this, but I'm finding explorer to be very unstable. Every once and a while it crashes, and it seems copying files while doing anything with it speeds up the process.
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  22. Post #1502
    werewolf0020's Avatar
    October 2009
    5,853 Posts
    So once again is window 8 stable enough to use as main os? mainly becouse im looking for a few extra fps in gaming
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  23. Post #1503
    ali3n92's Avatar
    April 2008
    716 Posts
    So once again is window 8 stable enough to use as main os? mainly becouse im looking for a few extra fps in gaming
    Extra FPS? I doubt you'll get that with the current Win8 drivers.
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  24. Post #1504
    Brock Obama's Avatar
    January 2012
    412 Posts
    I'm sure there's going to be a release candidate, they'll just give it some wacky new name.
    OEM Preview.
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  25. Post #1505
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    Panda X's Avatar
    August 2006
    9,824 Posts
    There was some noise going about that it'll be called the Enterprise Preview around the same time people were saying that the Beta was going to be called the Consumer Preview.

    Don't see why enterprises would want 8 though as it's clearly not made for businesses and enterprises.
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  26. Post #1506
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    Fat White Lump's Avatar
    August 2009
    4,816 Posts
    Extra FPS? I doubt you'll get that with the current Win8 drivers.
    I actually got around 5-10 more fps in Battlefield 3 compared to Windows 7. Most of my games felt a bit smoother actually but I didn't bother looking at the fps.
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  27. Post #1507
    I do it all
    fruxodaily's Avatar
    November 2010
    14,185 Posts
    So once again is window 8 stable enough to use as main os? mainly becouse im looking for a few extra fps in gaming
    I've been using it as the main OS for like a month and so far I've had no issues apart from a little explorer crashes but that's rare. It works perfectly fine

    Edited:

    Not sure if anyone else is getting this, but I'm finding explorer to be very unstable. Every once and a while it crashes, and it seems copying files while doing anything with it speeds up the process.
    Does yours go all black with the metro start preview thing in the top corner? Because that is what happens for me
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  28. Post #1508
    Sphene
    Qaus's Avatar
    September 2010
    10,896 Posts
    Okay so, I've BSOD'ed a few times within the past few days and I figured out what was causing it. EVE Online. (what the fuck)
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  29. Post #1509
    Okay so, I've BSOD'ed a few times within the past few days and I figured out what was causing it. EVE Online. (what the fuck)
    :(
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  30. Post #1510
    Sphene
    Qaus's Avatar
    September 2010
    10,896 Posts
    I had just bought it too.
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  31. Post #1511
    Dennab
    August 2011
    2,159 Posts
    Windows 3.11 - Good.

    Windows 95 - Shit.

    Windows 98 - Good.

    Windows Me - Shit.

    Windows XP - Good.

    Windows Vista - Shit.

    Windows 7 - Good.

    Windows 8 -
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  32. Post #1512
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    Thunderbolt's Avatar
    September 2006
    3,069 Posts
    Windows 3.11 - Good.

    Windows 95 - Shit.

    Windows 98 - Good.

    Windows Me - Shit.

    Windows XP - Good.

    Windows Vista - Shit.

    Windows 7 - Good.

    Windows 8 -
    You missed NT 3.x and 2000
    And Vista wasn't shit
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  33. Post #1513
    Dennab
    August 2011
    2,159 Posts
    And Vista wasn't shit
    Of course it was.

    What you have just said is like saying "My OS, Windows Vista is slowing down my computer and the programs i use, manages itself very badly, does endless tasks on my HDD, is wasting my time by making me click the UAC notifications every time i open up everything and is resource hungry, but i am OK with it".
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  34. Post #1514
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    Thunderbolt's Avatar
    September 2006
    3,069 Posts
    Of course it was.

    What you have just said is like saying "My OS, Windows Vista is slowing down my computer and the programs i use, manages itself very badly, does endless tasks on my HDD, is wasting my time by making me click the UAC notifications every time i open up everything and is resource hungry, but i am OK with it".
    Actually it was faster than XP for me, and disabling UAC was one of the first things I did after installing it.
    But hey, let's just blame the OS for being slow, and not the ancient hardware or tons of useless background processes you probably had running
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  35. Post #1515
    Brock Obama's Avatar
    January 2012
    412 Posts
    Windows 3.11 - Good.

    Windows 95 - Shit.

    Windows 98 - Good.

    Windows Me - Shit.

    Windows XP - Good.

    Windows Vista - Shit.

    Windows 7 - Good.

    Windows 8 -
    This chart is 100% accurate.


    Windows 3.1 was amazing at the time. It played all my DOS games perfectly.

    Win 95 was radically different than 3.1, and the change felt nice. The start menu and taskbar were welcomed and very useful. :)

    Win 98 was alright, but didn't get good and fast until Win98 SE.

    Win ME was like the worst parts of 98 and 2000 mashed together, and BSoD left and right for me.

    Win XP is good and solid, but now feels a bit featureless and archaic, and having to install 50 million post-SP3 Windows Updates is just not worth my time anymore. I leave this OS for shitbox Pentium 4 systems with less than a gig of ram.

    And I'm not bandwagoning here, but Vista did nothing but hog my ram, spike my CPU (making it run hot), and thrash my harddrive while it was supposed to be idle, doing nothing. I really hated that about Vista. "Caching" did nothing so speed up my system, it actually slowed it down significantly. Windows 7 solved this for me.

    I'm in Win 7, and it's by far my favorite Windows version. The compatibility mode works well when I need it, and drivers are abundant. Most Vista drivers run fine when a 7 driver doesn't exist.

    Win 8 Developer Preview keeps killing itself for me. It also has shit drivers for my wireless card, and having to disable, then re-enable my wireless card after EVERY login is absurd, and will not be tolerated.

    Win 8 Consumer Preview is questionable, but they both have me coming back to Windows 7 eventually. I hope Metro will be optionable at RC.
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  36. Post #1516
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    November 2009
    14,872 Posts
    This chart is 100% accurate.

    And I'm not bandwagoning here, but Vista did nothing but hog my ram, spike my CPU (making it run hot), and thrash my harddrive while it was supposed to be idle, doing nothing. I really hated that about Vista. "Caching" did nothing so speed up my system, it actually slowed it down significantly. Windows 7 solved this for me.
    It has nothing to do with the real versions of Windows, though, no matter what you think about Vista. He missed some versions, and many of the versions he did include, wasn't really accepted as "good" until after a lot of updates. Vista is a lot better today than it was at launch.
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  37. Post #1517
    Brock Obama's Avatar
    January 2012
    412 Posts
    It has nothing to do with the real versions of Windows, though, no matter what you think about Vista. He missed some versions, and many of the versions he did include, wasn't really accepted as "good" until after a lot of updates. Vista is a lot better today than it was at launch.
    To be 100% honest with ya, I noticed no improvements in Vista, even with the service packs. Run all the benchmarks you like, but when it comes down to the real-world usage and "feel" of the OS, I noticed no speed increases.

    And I saw he didn't include 2000, NT 4.0, Windows server, and a few others, but typical users didn't run those versions of Windows at home. They ran those versions in his list.
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  38. Post #1518
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    GoDong-DK's Avatar
    November 2009
    14,872 Posts
    To be 100% honest with ya, I noticed no improvements in Vista, even with the service packs. Run all the benchmarks you like, but when it comes down to the real-world usage and "feel" of the OS, I noticed no speed increases.

    And I saw he didn't include 2000, NT 4.0, Windows server, and a few others, but typical users didn't run those versions of Windows at home. They ran those versions in his list.
    That still ruins the "thory", no matter what. I won't really discuss Windows Vista, but saying that everybody thought everything was fine and dandy with the "good" Windows versions is wrong.

    http://news.cnet.com/2100-1001-277211.html
    http://www.tweakguides.com/VA_2.html

    I don't know how one could possibly support such a theory either way. Why would the half be shit and the other half not? Especially when they could obviously do quality work in-between. XP's reception wasn't great, but Vista sold 20 million licenses in the first month. XP had an enormous amount of time to sell itself, and it did. Not much more to say.
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  39. Post #1519
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    Panda X's Avatar
    August 2006
    9,824 Posts
    Windows 3.11 - Good.

    Windows 95 - Shit.

    Windows 98 - Good.

    Windows Me - Shit.

    Windows XP - Good.

    Windows Vista - Shit.

    Windows 7 - Good.

    Windows 8 -
    XP was considered shit until SP1/SP2 interestingly enough Vista had the same problem.

    Also since ME was actually awful Windows 2000 actually became a popular option for consumers and yet you didn't place it there.

    Sorry if I broke your overly used and shitty personal opinion "pattern".
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  40. Post #1520
    Resident Beat Eater.
    wauterboi's Avatar
    August 2009
    3,965 Posts
    Woah, I didn't think people were actually using the pattern as an actual conspiracy theory that Windows releases purposely awful versions every other version. I just thought it was humorous.
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