1. Post #5201
    Is, in fact, a real hedgehog.
    Ezhik's Avatar
    April 2009
    14,195 Posts
    checking this splashtop windows 8 thing out on my nexus 7
    this is so fucking cool
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  2. Post #5202
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    FullStreak12's Avatar
    October 2007
    6,764 Posts
    Well, Windows 8 is now my only OS. I hope it was worth it.

    Edited:

    how do I make a shortcut from the taskbar and start menu run as an administrator by default?
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  3. Post #5203

    August 2012
    1,022 Posts
    I like Start8 better than this Yooki thing.
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  4. Post #5204
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    ShaunOfTheLive's Avatar
    November 2007
    8,332 Posts
    I like the stock Start Screen (I am the 1%)
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  5. Post #5205
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    werewolf0020's Avatar
    October 2009
    6,961 Posts
    well for some reason when i try to install window 7 in my alternate HD 1. running with window 8 loaded trough disk freezes for a while and then shows up " NOT COMAPTIBLE IN WINDOWS.EXE or someting"

    when i try to boot it goes well until the part where i have to select my HD it gives an error about a controller...
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  6. Post #5206
    kill yourself
    Protocol7's Avatar
    June 2006
    29,658 Posts
    I like Start8 better than this Yooki thing.
    Pokki?

    I think it's retarded. It does everything Metro does, but it does it... smaller. But still takes up a good portion of your screen. More than your standard start menu.
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  7. Post #5207
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    ShaunOfTheLive's Avatar
    November 2007
    8,332 Posts
    Well, Windows 8 is now my only OS. I hope it was worth it.

    Edited:

    how do I make a shortcut from the taskbar and start menu run as an administrator by default?
    From the start screen, I don't think that can be done. From the taskbar: right-click the icon, then right-click the program name and click properties. Go to the compatibility tab, and check "Run this program as an administator". But I'm not sure whether this only applies to the shortcut; it might actually affect the program any way you launch it (which would take care of the start screen).
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  8. Post #5208
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    wombo's Avatar
    October 2008
    2,496 Posts
    I've decided that I would get windows 8 for a new computer. I've been using vista for 2 years or so, so it will (hopefully) be a nice change. Will compatibility be a problem? I haven't switched OS's in awhile, so sorry If I seem clueless.
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  9. Post #5209
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    ShaunOfTheLive's Avatar
    November 2007
    8,332 Posts
    I've decided that I would get windows 8 for a new computer. I've been using vista for 2 years or so, so it will (hopefully) be a nice change. Will compatibility be a problem? I haven't switched OS's in awhile, so sorry If I seem clueless.
    If you upgrade from Vista, your programs and files will be retained, and they should all be compatible, unless you're using an Intel graphics chip. Certain OS settings will be lost.
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  10. Post #5210
    Elements's Avatar
    December 2008
    761 Posts
    Anyone know how to fullscreen a youtube video but still show an app clipped to the side?

    I basically just want it to take up the desktop window.
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  11. Post #5211
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    Jimmy422's Avatar
    March 2007
    1,722 Posts
    Ugh, my college doesn't have Windows 8 on their Dreamspark (That I can access, at least). I guess i'll be forking out the $50 for the upgrade.
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  12. Post #5212
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    Mooe94's Avatar
    January 2006
    6,164 Posts
    Is it possible to jump back to Win7 if I'm not satisfied with Win8 and still keep programs, etc?
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  13. Post #5213
    No. You would be satisfied with Windows 8 anyway
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  14. Post #5214
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    Warship's Avatar
    June 2010
    9,896 Posts
    When you go Win8, you never go back.

    Edited:

    EVER
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  15. Post #5215
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    Panda X's Avatar
    August 2006
    9,669 Posts
    When you go Win8, you never go back.

    Edited:

    EVER
    I went back.
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  16. Post #5216
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    Mooe94's Avatar
    January 2006
    6,164 Posts
    It's just because right now I have a lot of stuff that's customized on Windows 7 and I'm not sure if it will fuck up if I switch.
    Right now I'm using a combination of 7Pro and my own theme settings for foobar2000 making it look like this:



    And here with a typical Windows 7 theme:



    So basically; if 7Pro doesn't work with Windows 8, then my customized theme for Foobar2000 will look fugly.

    Edited:

    I should just actually suck it up and customize foobar2k over the Windows 8 looks though
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  17. Post #5217
    Turbo Dyke
    Dennab
    June 2010
    19,687 Posts
    When you go Win8, you never go back.

    Edited:

    EVER
    well it made me switch to linux so I guess not
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  18. Post #5218
    I do it all
    fruxodaily's Avatar
    November 2010
    20,179 Posts
    Swithced from w8 to w7 again just because some sutff wasn't working, looking forward to the launch though.
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  19. Post #5219
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    apurplerock's Avatar
    May 2010
    1,401 Posts
    Any cons to windows 7? compatability issues? anything?

    I'm trying to decide whether or not to buy the upgrade and I'm a bit iffy because I'm in love with 7
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  20. Post #5220

    August 2012
    1,022 Posts
    Windows 8 is the best operating system Microsoft has put out since XP in my opinion. It's that big of a jump to me. Also the performance is great, do I wish they merged Metro and the desktop experience together in a better, more efficient, not-fragmented way? Certainly but Windows 9 will take care of that.
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  21. Post #5221
    Glorious GNU/Linux Master Race
    kaukassus's Avatar
    May 2010
    8,475 Posts
    When you go Win8, you never go back.

    Edited:

    EVER
    It made me install Archlinux on a spare SSD, so I only have to use windows8 for playing games.

    I'll probably use it as my main OS, once its been out for a few months and has been showered with updates, and when a few important programs I use have been updated to work with windows8

    Edited:

    And once a few good themes are out/ported
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  22. Post #5222
    TDocter's Avatar
    October 2009
    1,411 Posts
    Pokki?

    I think it's retarded. It does everything Metro does, but it does it... smaller. But still takes up a good portion of your screen. More than your standard start menu.
    So, it does everything Metro does, but doesn't force you to go into fullscreen mode every time you want something, but just uses a decent amount of your screen space?

    How exactly is that retarded?
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  23. Post #5223

    August 2012
    1,022 Posts
    I don't get what people are talking about when "compatibility issues" come up while talking about Windows 8. Everything I have installed has worked fine.
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  24. Post #5224
    Glorious GNU/Linux Master Race
    kaukassus's Avatar
    May 2010
    8,475 Posts
    I don't get what people are talking about when "compatibility issues" come up while talking about Windows 8. Everything I have installed has worked fine.
    Other people use different software than you do.

    I have come across several incompatibilities, especially in business software, AV's and firewalls.

    wich means, I can't use windows8 for anything work-related.
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  25. Post #5225
    Is, in fact, a real hedgehog.
    Ezhik's Avatar
    April 2009
    14,195 Posts
    all the stuff that had compatibility issues didn't work because the installer was checking the os version and not allowing anything that's not xp/vista/7.
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  26. Post #5226
    No title or gold masterrace, whoops.
    Teddybeer's Avatar
    July 2012
    9,247 Posts
    I don't get what people are talking about when "compatibility issues" come up while talking about Windows 8. Everything I have installed has worked fine.
    Still having having some driver problems, was worse in older releases of Windows 8 but oh well. Oh well running a dual boot on my laptop with Windows 7 and 8 installed to virtual hard disks.

    Time to install 2008 and 2012 on it,
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  27. Post #5227
    andololol's Avatar
    October 2011
    1,206 Posts
    What are the goods and bad about windows 8? I've seen a lot of people dislike it and want it to fail, what do you guys think others think windows 8 is so bad?
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  28. Post #5228
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    horsedrowner's Avatar
    January 2009
    3,344 Posts
    What are the goods and bad about windows 8? I've seen a lot of people dislike it and want it to fail, what do you guys think others think windows 8 is so bad?
    People don't like change.

    Really though, most (if not all) people I've talked to who have actually tried Windows 8, liked it.
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  29. Post #5229
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    Jalict's Avatar
    August 2007
    1,630 Posts
    What are the goods and bad about windows 8? I've seen a lot of people dislike it and want it to fail, what do you guys think others think windows 8 is so bad?
    They don't like that it have changed.
    It's not the change itself they hate, but more that it's not what is used to be.

    They just need to try it properly.
    I just introduced it to my gf, and she was amazed on the new Metro screen and how everything is just smooth, crisp and user friendly.

    I was generally amazed how she could easily learn how the interface worked and navigate around without trouble
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  30. Post #5230
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    ShaunOfTheLive's Avatar
    November 2007
    8,332 Posts
    What are the goods and bad about windows 8? I've seen a lot of people dislike it and want it to fail, what do you guys think others think windows 8 is so bad?
    Bad: Metro
    Good: everything else
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  31. Post #5231
    kill yourself
    Skanic's Avatar
    May 2008
    4,562 Posts
    When getting Windows 8 from the windows store you can get a downloadable version for like 40$.
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  32. Post #5232
    Guru mediation error
    Dennab
    July 2012
    10,544 Posts
    Bad: Metro
    Good: everything else
    Metro is fine, its just not integrated properly.
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  33. Post #5233
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    October 2011
    1,206 Posts
    People say they can't find files as easily, this is how you look for your files:

    Step 1: Press

    Step 2: type in the name of your file, I don't know about hidden files though.

    Edited:

    Well here's how to find hidden files:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...-in-windows-8/
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  34. Post #5234
    I <3 OTTERS~
    Confuzzed Otto's Avatar
    July 2011
    9,260 Posts
    Wait, so have the actual Windows 8 been released yet?
    Haven't followed this at all.
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  35. Post #5235
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    ManningQB18's Avatar
    April 2009
    9,331 Posts
    Wait, so have the actual Windows 8 been released yet?
    Haven't followed this at all.
    No, it comes out the 26th
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  36. Post #5236
    kill yourself
    Protocol7's Avatar
    June 2006
    29,658 Posts
    So, it does everything Metro does, but doesn't force you to go into fullscreen mode every time you want something, but just uses a decent amount of your screen space?

    How exactly is that retarded?
    Oh right, I guess you're really that engrossed on whatever is on your screen under the start menu that you're focusing on that instead of the start menu. I had no idea.
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  37. Post #5237
    I <3 OTTERS~
    Confuzzed Otto's Avatar
    July 2011
    9,260 Posts
    No, it comes out the 26th
    Oh okay. Then I'll be gone for a lnoger while.
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  38. Post #5238
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    GoDong-DK's Avatar
    November 2009
    17,950 Posts
    I'd just like to point out that there's supposedly a Metro file browser on the market that is very decent. Might be useful to you guys with tablets, it's one of the things that I really can't understand Microsoft didn't include out of the box.
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  39. Post #5239
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    ShaunOfTheLive's Avatar
    November 2007
    8,332 Posts
    it's one of the things that I really can't understand Microsoft didn't include out of the box.
    Because MS wants Metro to have the same philosophy as Android and iOS, where all of your files are indexed and accessed through the apps you're going to use them in, and not through a file browser.
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  40. Post #5240
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    CrumbleShake's Avatar
    June 2010
    3,079 Posts
    Is there anywhere in the UK offering preorders for the system builder version?

    I've never actually owned Windows before so I can't get the upgrade.
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