My graphics card is an ATI Radeon HD 3200 series so it's kind of old. But it worked fine on everything before I downloaded the drivers. But I just wanted Half-Life in OpenGL and not Software mode. Didn't work. But I'll give the Windows drivers a shot.
The only real issue I'm having with ATI drivers is the opengl bug that never properly loads atioglxx.dll or whatever correctly. Really the only way I've been able to get around it is re-installing the drivers each boot.
Edit: which I have kinda just fixed, but still quite annoying.
Well, I give up. I gave Windows 8 a fair try, I've been using it on my desktop and on my Inspiron Duo.
Believe me when I say, the experience on the tablet is fantastic. If it weren't for work and my programming classes at school, I could use that tablet ever day to satisfy my needs. The only issue I'm having is the duo doesn't have the processing capability to run Windows 8. One of my biggest problems is that opening the Music app results in the computer being lagged to hell as it tries to display all my album art. Not a fault of the operating system, but this little dual or quad core atom isn't going to get the job done. I haven't quite decided if I'm going to leave it on the Duo or not, because I can't remember if Windows 7 on a tablet was any better, if not ten times worse. A couple of the popular Metro apps are unuseable for me, but all I do is browse the internet on that and it works great.
Windows 8 is already gone from my desktop computer. I have to say, it was useable, but it was also way too slow for me. I found myself shying away from the Metro applications instantly, only viewing one or two items on the screen was pretty annoying. I had a good experience ducking out of metro immediately, right to the desktop, where I had pinned all my real applications to the super bar. Eventually though, after pinning IE, WMP, notepad, CMD, IBM DB2 config assistant, winsql, explorer, RDP, SQL Server management studio, Visual Studio 2010... Among other things, I just got sick of how cluttered I felt. That, and navigation was again frustrating. I don't see why the start menu button is missing, there's room for it, it'd save me a mouse gesture to get to it. The idea of a full screen start menu makes sense to me, but the live tiles on the desktop seem to just take up space. Scrolling to the right to open a program has got to be the most frustrating thing ever. The large monitor on my desktop removes that problem, but when the Duo is flipped to laptop mode it takes about 3 seconds to scroll to the other side.
I was pretty big on defending Windows 8 during the developer preview. I thought Microsoft had some great changes in the works, but now they just feel unfinished in the consumer preview, and metro makes me feel 'stuck'. It's kind of weird, during the Vista and 7 developer preview and first look and all that, I was running each of those builds days after release. I don't think I'll be applying Windows 8 to another computer until some time after it's release date.
Can i use windows 8 with virtual pc? I tried to install it but it gave me this error:
Virtual PC doesn't support x64.
Is there any new updates from the build.
"windows 8 consumer preview. Evaluation copy, build 8250"
And it finally uninstalled again, and I remembered to get a screenshot to show it.
Still have no clue what causes it to happen, and I'm kind of depressed nobody commented on whether my issues were only with me or not.
Are those 7's drivers or 8's?
Edit: I also get the ghost icons, wouldn't be surprised if it was driver related.
The new Preview looks way better than the older one (Developer Preview).
Looks like my DevPrev shitpost is worthless in this case. :]
New metro Ribbon
Why isn't the empty part of that ribbon bar transparent?
Would look better, more fitting with Aero.
I think it'd look better if they used DWM's Colorization Color to control the color of the ribbon since the Ribbon already has an interface to change the colors.
I like these navigation buttons:
Will we get that new RibbonUI in the RC?
I've given up on the Win8 nvidia drivers.
They're SO FUCKING BUGGY i couldn't play BF3 for longer than 10 minutes at a time before the drivers crashed.
Back to Win7 drivers; back to stability.
Maybe Windows 9 will just be one solid colour.
Oh, and soluto has caught explorer crashes (That seem to be new). Anyone know if there's a way to get Microsoft to view them, or if they already look at soluto's crashes?
Is there a way to 'fool' AMD drivers to think that it's installing on Windows 7? Doesn't want to install on 8 (though that might be for the best).
Here's the new metro ribbon in English. Really like this.
Looks a bit out of place imho. Hell it gives the idea that the background just broke.
They should make the icons metro instead of them being based on the office/aero era