I got 172,685,610 points in the Pinball game....
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?
Can anyone tell me how to use the setup in Linux?
How to install and use the Windows 8 Consumer Preview Setup in Linux Mint.
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..
Little help? Consumer Preview, Songbird, playing music, every 2 seconds or so I hear a little crack or static in the sound.
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".
So since yesterday I keep crashing about every hour. Now Im reinstalling Windows 7...
Jeez, even Win Dev preview was more stable...
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.
Yeah, is there another preview coming? Or will the next version be the final one? Anything about that, yet?
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.
So once again is window 8 stable enough to use as main os? mainly becouse im looking for a few extra fps in gaming
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.
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)
I had just bought it too.
Windows 3.11 - Good.
Windows 95 - Shit.
Windows 98 - Good.
Windows Me - Shit.
Windows XP - Good.
Windows Vista - Shit.
Windows 7 - Good.
Windows 8 -
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".
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
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.