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Started by Data, October 18, 2011, 17:50:23 PM

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Will you buy Windows 8?

Yes
1 (9.1%)
No
5 (45.5%)
Maybe
2 (18.2%)
Undecided
3 (27.3%)

Total Members Voted: 10

Data

Quote from: sybershot on November 01, 2012, 20:37:13 PM
Any suggestions for a free burning program that can burn windows8.iso, Have not used one in many years since I stopped [spoiler]pirating[/spoiler]  :innocent: many years ago.

If I remember correctly windows 8 comes with a burning program capable of the task, but I plan on choosing option 2 like Data. not sure if I can do both options, option 2 then option 1

Syber dear boy, you can burn the iso to disk using windows 7 no other software is needed.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Burn-a-CD-or-DVD-from-an-ISO-file

sybershot

Thanks a million data  ;D

Been downloading windows 8 for the about 45 minutes 17% done: estimate 4.1 hours left from 4.5 hours it going to be a long night :)

Data

Good luck Syber  :thumbsup:

Here is my Metro start screen with all the apps that I find useful. Don't laugh,

oh OK then, you can laugh. :LOL:

DaveMorton

Safe, Reliable Insanity, Since 1961!

sybershot

#139
Thanks Data and by the way that is the cleanest Start/metro screen I have seen yet  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

quick update.
Downloaded windows 8: Done
Burned iso image to disk: Done
Install windows 8: Done but not on SSD (see below)

I tried to install windows over my windows 7 install, but failed. It said I needed 20 gigs of free space. I could only manage to get a bit more than 9 after uninstalling every program possible.

I then tried to install over the windows 7, and failed at that also. Windows 8 need 25gigs free to that option.

So I used a partition I was using for a server, on my 1 tb drive. Windows installed with no issues.

When I have a chance I will reformat the ssd and install windows 8 on it.

Update: SSD reformatted and Windows8 installed onto it :D
Time to install program and a few drivers.

Data

Well done Syber, you are almost there :)

Yesterday, after running win 8 for a week I decided to undo the dual boot, mainly to get some SSD space back for my games (been running games from the HDD and they take too long to load, sometimes like 4 times longer)

Don't ask me how I didn't make a note of it and it wasn't that easy, kept hitting problems but I managed to un partition the windows 7 volume and enlarge my games drive by using the left over space. Now only have win 8, keeping fingers crossed it was the right thing to do.


A side note:

IE 10 in win 8 has a few problems, its not fully supporting java as far as I can tell and sometimes pages are displaying bad even in compatibility mode, it still needs work.

Chrome still has that annoying bug in win 8 where it stops playing gif files, I have noticed it on a few sites now.

FireFox doesn't seem to have any problems in win 8 and is probably the best to use right now.
   

sybershot

QuoteWell done Syber, you are almost there Smiley
Thanks but I still have a long way to :) I have a few programs installed (FireFox, ultra Hal and character expansion, Balabolka, openoffice, notepad++, Ivona voices, yod'm 3D, and windows media player) I have a lot to do to get Trinity back to par, maybe even a new GUI design. I have not had much time to play around with windows8 for I had to re-install forum and joomla onto my website. I have a few more things to do for website, then I'll be attacking windows 8.

I found a few issue with windows 8
IE / java as you  pointed out
another is my file explorer freezes after opening to many open office text docs.
I think I will be writing a blog post once I'm done setting up windows 8.

Snowcrash

Quote from: Data on November 02, 2012, 12:45:46 PM
Good luck Syber  :thumbsup:

Here is my Metro start screen with all the apps that I find useful. Don't laugh,

oh OK then, you can laugh. :LOL:


I feel you're not entering the spirit of the M$ world. Good man.  :LOL: ;D
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Data

Quote from: Snowcrash on November 04, 2012, 23:08:55 PM
I feel you're not entering the spirit of the M$ world. Good man.  :LOL: ;D

Oh you spotted it Snowy  :D

Yeah Metro is 100% useless to me, you can't even drag a file from one app to another, how the hell are we supposed to work with such a limited interface.

DaveMorton

Given the price they're offering it for, I've been sorely tempted, but I do a ~LOT~ of "drag & drop", and if Metro doesn't support that, then there's no sense in my getting it.

{sigh!} back & forth, back & forth. :(
Safe, Reliable Insanity, Since 1961!

Snowcrash

"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

sybershot

If one has windows7 or any other OS  for that matter on their desktop or laptop and  it does what one needs, There is really no reason to upgrade except if.


  • They want to use and play with metro apps
  • They want the latest operating system from Microsoft
  • They need it for business reasons like Data

Iitems 1 and 2 was my reasons, and $40.00 was not a bad price to pay to be able to play and have the latest os from Microsoft :P


Data

I think you summed that up nicely Syber.

Think of Metro as an app to play around with but do all your serious work on the desktop. then windows 8 isn't all that bad.

I have so far enjoyed my time playing with and getting win 8 to where I want it, and have now even done some website work using all my favourite programs on the desktop as normal. 

To be fair I haven't found any program that doesn't run in 8 and being a creature of habit some of them are pretty old now.

Here's a thing, when I did the pre install test it told me that my old version of word wouldn't work along with my old Photoshop and a few other things, well it was wrong, they do all work, just as they did in 7.   

sybershot

Thanks Data, I only found 2 programs not to work/install so far on a clean windows 8 install. older version of cam studio, have not tried the latest one yet.  But worst of all my G13 gamming pad software  :'(

Though I will find a way to get installed

Data

Quote from: sybershot on November 05, 2012, 18:14:11 PM
But worst of all my G13 gamming pad software  :'(


I had the same problem with my Saitek gamepad software but I managed to get round it in the end. For me it was a driver signing issue but I also had to run the install as admin and in win 7 compatibility mode.