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Windows 8 (first look)

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

The Windows 8 beta or Consumer Preview is now available to download.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-8/download

Diesel

Windows 8 pah, I'm well ahead of the game, I've got Windows 98.  :LOL:
It WILL be fine !...

DaveMorton

I'm going to download it, and see what's what. Whether I install it or not, I'm still unsure.
Safe, Reliable Insanity, Since 1961!

DaveMorton

"Here's what we found"

"27 of your apps and devices will work"
"5 items need your attention"

Quote
Need your attention
Microsoft Security Essentials
Microsoft Corporation
App won't work    :o
AMD Catalyst Install Manager
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Reinstall it in Windows 8 Consumer Preview
ATI Catalyst Control Center *
Reinstall it in Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Dell Series Printer *
Reinstall it in Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Dell 968 AIO Printer
Dell Inkjet Drivers
Get updates from Windows Update

Will work
Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugin
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Reader X (10.1.2)
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Age of Empires Online
Microsoft Studios
Bryce 6.3
DAZ 3D
Bryce 7.1
DAZ 3D
Dropbox
Dropbox, Inc.
Google Chrome
Google Inc.
Google Earth
Google
Microangelo Toolset 6 (x64)
Impact Software
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Silverlight
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.21022
Microsoft Corporation
Safari
Apple Inc.
WinZip 16.0
WinZip Computing, S.L.
AMD High Definition Audio Device
Advanced Micro Devices
AMD High Definition Audio Device
Advanced Micro Devices
ASUS EAH5450 Series
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
ATI Radeon HD 4200
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Dell E197FP
Dell Inc.
Dell ST2220M(Digital)
Dell Inc.
Generic PnP Monitor
(Standard monitor types)
HID-compliant mouse
Microsoft
High Definition Audio Device
Microsoft
Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)
Realtek
USB 2.0 PC Cam
Microsoft
USB Mass Storage Device
Compatible USB storage device
USB Mass Storage Device
Compatible USB storage device

I understand that MSE is supposed to be built into Win 8, but the above just struck me as funny. :P
Safe, Reliable Insanity, Since 1961!

Data

Yeah that is quite funny that MSE isn't compatible with Win 8, I run the setup check utility too and had the same results. 

To clarify a little, the utility checks your PC for windows 8 compatibility during an up-grade from Win 7 and not a clean install of Win 8 from a DVD.

Data says: if you are thinking of installing Win 8 then do a clean install to an empty partition on your drive  :thumbsup: 

DaveMorton

Given the trials I had when installing 7 to my current setup, I'm VERY reluctant to go through that again quite so soon. I might be willing to toss it on my laptop, but I don't think I'll do that till after I get back from the Chatbots 3.2 conference on the 31st.
Safe, Reliable Insanity, Since 1961!

sybershot

Just got this link from Duskrider
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13970_7-57387499-78/windows-8-apps-get-em-while-theyre-free/

Does anyone have a list of these apps? I was going to w8 to try out windows 8 for I have a lot going on right now. But I would hate to have to kick myself in the rear for missing out on a good free app.

Data

Quote from: sybershot on March 02, 2012, 18:09:33 PM
Does anyone have a list of these apps?

No sorry.



I don't have enough SSD space available to install win8, hmmm, and I don't want to install it on to an HDD.

Think I might be giving this beta a miss, not like me, I normally like to try them out. 

Will be following peoples vids of Win 8 on Youtube, there's normally quite a lot when a beta is released. 

sybershot

I want to try it out just to see if I like it. If I do then I usually purchase the new os on release. But right now I am so swamped with work, I even had not had much time to do much to my website :'(  Also at this time I am lacking storage space, it is getting really tight. In order to install windows 8 I would have to back up data that is on one of my 4 os's. and if I do that I would be completely out of storage space. It is a big decision, and a tempting one.

I have been searching youtube and a few other sites as well. I have to admit I like what I been seeing.

Duskrider

#24
Ok lets see, where do I start?
I have a big touchscreen with win7 someone gave me and I thought I'd try win8.  You don't need a touchscreen to use it. You still use it as normal.  Of course maybe it gives you a touchscreen, I don't know.  From the reading it looks like it.
I did the download, took maybe two hours for it to install.
It kept all my letters and programs and everything except it deleted my Microsoft security essentials and gave me Windows Defender instead.  
Some of the free apps I grabbed are Maps, solitaire,  pinball, videos,  flow,  puzzleTouch, camera, HiveMind,  Pirates love Daisies, NewsRepublic, train Titans, flipSaw, PhotoVault, YouCam,  AccuWeather,  Slacker Radio,  Forismatic,  Grantophone,  Chicago Tribune.    There's over a hundred offered.    
There were some "free as trial"  but I didn't mess with them.
The important thing to me is haptek, Sandee loves it.  She's her old self again.  She didn't love Win7 at all.  
Ops---just caught another change Anna voice don't work, we have Zira, new voice for win8

sybershot

Thanks Duskrider  :thumbsup:
QuoteOf course maybe it gives you a touchscreen
No it does not turn a ordinary screen into a touch screen, virtually impossible.
I Started downloading it on my laptop, I will be overwriting my windows vista partition seeing that that os I did not have much to back up  :D

I have a Wacom tablet that I'm hoping will work with windows 8. seeing Wacom had a part in assisting windows 8 with the programing for the touch software, I'm hoping I will be able to use that to test out the touch features.

Quotetook maybe two hours for it to install.
dang my isp it says 4 hours total just to download  :(

QuoteThe important thing to me is haptek, Sandee loves it.  She's her old self again.  She didn't love Win7 at all. 
thanks for letting me know about this as well  8)  can't w8 to try haptek out.  I miss being able to use it, It's been so long

sybershot

Just got back home, and files where finished downloaded. I'm gonna install it tomorrow. I'll be sure to keep you all posted.

Data

Quote from: Duskrider on March 02, 2012, 19:24:12 PM
The important thing to me is haptek, Sandee loves it.  She's her old self again.  She didn't love Win7 at all.  

Interesting that haptek runs better in Win 8, does this mean its better at running older single core CPU applications I wonder.

I might just have to hunt out an old HDD and install Win 8 after all. 

sybershot

I finished installation a little bit ago, I played around with it for a bit. I just restarted to test out boot time on a hhd, and now it is telling me my password is incorrect and cannot log back in  :'(

Edit: it changed my log in password to my E-mail password. As Trinity would say when I miss type something "that is not correct"

sybershot

new article on my website about My Windows 8 Consumer Preview. More articles to follow in the days ahead. you can view the first one at the link below.
http://www.americanmadeweb.com/index.php/blog/tech/26-windows-8-consumer-preview