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Discussion in 'General Software' started by mrw1986, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. TRWOV

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    So the option is to not use 7zip then... ugh. I'll try virtualclonedrive, as Mussels suggested. Thanks.
     
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    No, not really. ISO mounting is a part of Windows Explorer. Just right click on iso file and Open with ... and select Windows Explorer. The next moment iso will get mounted.
     
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    For some reason that didn't work. :confused: Anyway, I managed to finally install Daemon Tools. I just ran the setup as administrator and that was it. :rolleyes:

    Apart from that I'm thoroughly impressed by W8. Incompatibilities have been few, like with Nero and the aforementioned Alcohol, at least in the 32bit version. I think I'll give it a go in my main rig to see if the 64bit flavor is more compatible.
     
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    Wow, I've been using W8 64bit in my SB rig and I'm even more impressed. The bootup is superquick although it seems that W8 cheats by loading drivers and libraries while the welcome screen is shown. How do I know? My Physx PPU turns off the fan LEDs when the drivers are loaded and I've noticed that even after logging into my account and the desktop is shown it takes about 2 seconds for the LEDs to turn off. In W7 the LEDs turned off the moment the desktop was shown.

    Even with all background loading the OS feels very responsive and fast, could it be that the background loading limits itself to 1 core with multicore CPUs? I was using the 32bit version in a P4 machine and it didn't feel as snappy.
     
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    Lol tried to install Dr.Web. It bsoded after the first scan
     
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    I'm going to stick with windows 7. Probably get windows 9.
     
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    windows 8 = vista #2
     
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    I'm having problems running 3dmark 06 thru 11 and CPU-Z. The OS locks up with those apps (doesn't crash) although I can still move the mouse. Anyone else getting this?
     
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    Na I don't think so! More like Windows 7 with girly add on's:laugh:
     
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    Reality check, it's a fricken developer build, how can anyone say it will be the next Vista at this point? it's not due for release for another 12 months, so BSOD and app crashes are bound to happen because those apps weren't designed for Windows 8... it's basically pre-beta software and it's not bad for what it is at this point in time.
     
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    I've been using it in my main rig for a couple of weeks now and so far I've only encountered a handful of incompatibilities and "problems" (more like inconveniences but nothing mayor) but every important application, device and game I've thrown at it has worked so far with no issue. I'm thoroughly impressed so far.
     
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    Update:

    Btw more info and a build list can be found here

    http://winunleaked.tk/windows-8-builds-list/
     
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    Someone change the Thread title, please, deleting "FREE". Sounds noob. It is open, not free, as it is not on sale.
     
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    Open would indicate it's open, which it's not. Free is a better word for this.
     
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    no way man, its public, not free, that woulb be like saying that plumbers that enter a museum to fix a toilet get a "free entry" to the museum hahaha
    nooob :D
     
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