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Don't be scared.... heheh, I bought a new laptop for a 75yr old neighbor, it had win8 on it... he hated it... I installed classicshell on it... he's okay with it now......
 
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I currently don't use win8, but have no problem installing it on other people's rigs, it runs just fine. I'll make it my main bi0tch soon.....
 

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So a few years ago I bought a new laptop for school(contains Llano A6 3400m APU, 6GB 1333mhz, etc.) and then decided to throw an Intel 330 180GB SSD into it. Installed Win 7 into it, and found that the drive would freeze up/hang for 60sec+ regardless of what I was doing(Hard drive light was lit up whole time, system was unresponsive other then mouse cursor movement). Did a lot of reading, tried updating the AMD AHCI drivers, but did not fix it. Read that setting SATA mode to IDE (my laptops case is "Compatibility Mode") can fix the issues, or changing power management settings in the Intel SSD Toolbox if you have an Intel platform.

So, with my time off from school due to arm injury from mountain biking during spring break, I decided to upgrade my laptop to Windows 8.1, but for the first install i left SATA option to AHCI in the laptop BIOS, but the issue was still there with a clean WIn 8.1 install. Did it again with it in Compatibility Mode (IDE) and have not had freezing since. Pretty wierd issue really, sounds like I am not the only person with the issue with the Intel 330 drives. I guess this is one of the reasons they released the 335s, and didnt help anyone on the intel forums about the 330 issue, they just went silent till the 335s released.

So anyways I got the Update 1 this morning too, and so far its a nice improvement to what I already really liked in 8.1. Love that even Metro Apps now have EXIT and minimize buttons like normal window apps. Also now boot to desktop is on by default which is really nice. Even in IDE mode, this drive is still much faster then the original platter drive. Also got the new office and setup my laptop for pure school work and program development for my Cpt Science classes.

Kind of a redundant post, but oh well.
 
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Just another patch Tuesday. I've installed everything now wanna ramble

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The amount of updates and roll ups Microsoft releases for Windows 8.1 and Office 2013 is horrible. Hundreds and hundreds of megabytes every patch Tuesday.
Takes ages to download and even more time to install them plus they require restart. They take space and processing time, it's getting really annoying. At least in XP and 7 era updates weren't so gigantic. This is ridiculous.

RANT OVER
 
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let me get on the bandwagon, pwetty please! :p
 
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rumour:

Microsoft Working on a New Windows 365 / Windows 9 Spotted with Mobile and Cloud Unification


This particular leak comes from a known Microsoft leaker Faikee. What the leak basically states is a highly integrated (into the cloud) and unified Windows among the PC and Mobile platforms. The impacts of that on household usage and gaming are of course very significant, while the impact on the server market almost negligible.
 
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why do i get the impression MS's long term goal is a server OS in every house, and you remote desktop in from a tablet thin client?


local-cloud, as it were. almost a good idea if it werent for shit internet upload speeds around the world, limiting its uses when not at home.
 
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.Net Framework 4.5.2 is out. It won't appear in the Windows Update so install it manually, here's the link


To check what versions you have installed in your system see this link
It does install from windows update. One both windows 7 and 8. Just did it last night.

why do i get the impression MS's long term goal is a server OS in every house, and you remote desktop in from a tablet thin client?
local-cloud, as it were. almost a good idea if it werent for shit internet upload speeds around the world, limiting its uses when not at home.
Seriously you're just NOW understanding this? lol They have been saying this for YEARS now.
 

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It does install from windows update. One both windows 7 and 8. Just did it last night.


Seriously you're just NOW understanding this? lol They have been saying this for YEARS now.
hey, i may be from the future, but the internets slow down here. this realplayer thing seems great.
 
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hey, i may be from the future, but the internets slow down here. this realplayer thing seems great.
Realplayer? Come on man get with the times! Its all about the LimeWire now!
 
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why do i get the impression MS's long term goal is a server OS in every house, and you remote desktop in from a tablet thin client?


local-cloud, as it were. almost a good idea if it werent for shit internet upload speeds around the world, limiting its uses when not at home.
I think they have been trying for quite a while to push the idea. For them this would be a great because they can just charge everyone for every single little thing they want since you would essentially be streaming most of the OS to your PC instead of having it installed.
 

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they just need to solve some of the latency issues. why can youtube stream better quality than a damn i7 with a massive GPU? :(
 

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even if that comes out, i'll still use start8.


will make fixing other peoples PC's less nightmarish tho.
 
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yah know.... they brought on this new "start screen" BS, hype devs into it, then they are now phasing it out? those devs gon be pissed!
 
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It looks kinda awkward because of the size, I will stick with current Win8 type metro start, now I really got the hang of it :)
 

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It looks kinda awkward because of the size, I will stick with current Win8 type metro start, now I really got the hang of it :)
Yeah, I am with you on that one. I have become so used to the metro start screen that I actually really like it, and have a hard time going back to systems with Windows 7 or something. I barely touch the start screen anyways.
 

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i hate the metro interface because i type to find things - for example i type sound to get the sound menu to pop up, and adjust mic volume.


in metro, it takes easily 5x longer for everything to load and search, compared to win 7 start menu, or start8.
 

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I never use metro at all really, I tend to use win 8 just like win 7. I'm using paid for startisback though
 
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Windows 9 is going to be a whole new release that you have to buy and not a free upgrade like 8.1 was correct?
 

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Windows 9 is going to be a whole new release that you have to buy and not a free upgrade like 8.1 was correct?
yep, though at launch they might have some good deals like they did to get people to buy into Windows 8.
 

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i hate the metro interface because i type to find things - for example i type sound to get the sound menu to pop up, and adjust mic volume.


in metro, it takes easily 5x longer for everything to load and search, compared to win 7 start menu, or start8.
I don't think it has anything to do with Windows 8 UI. The actual search function, and how it works is just different. I find it to be a lot better then any previous windows search functions, minus what you think might be slower. I find it to be faster.
 
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