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Who plans on Installing Customer Preview Today?

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How many of you will be installing the Customer Preview?

Total: 22 votes (5 blank votes)

  • Yes, Upgrading from Developer Preview!
  • 30 %
  • Yes, I'll give it a shot.
  • 53 %
  • Hell no, nothing is better than XP!
  • 18 %
February 29, 2012 12:24:30 PM

Also, what type of device will you be trying it on?
Personally I will be throwing it on my spare system drive to see how it does on the desktop environment, but that is just to play and I will quickly switch back to 7. I also have 2 Netbooks, one with a touch screen, and one normal which have both been running Developer Preview with very few problems so far.
February 29, 2012 1:55:44 PM

CaedenV said:
Also, what type of device will you be trying it on?
Personally I will be throwing it on my spare system drive to see how it does on the desktop environment, but that is just to play and I will quickly switch back to 7. I also have 2 Netbooks, one with a touch screen, and one normal which have both been running Developer Preview with very few problems so far.


I'll be installing it on my laptop with dual boot of ubunt and DP (upgrading DP of course.)
February 29, 2012 2:12:29 PM

I have a spare system with the DP already on it that will get this cruel an unusal punishment called Windows 8 I dont like it but being a network Eng I will have to support it so here I go.

The Specs are i5 2500 non k 4 gigs ram 9600gt that seems to be the important specs.

Thent
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February 29, 2012 3:07:23 PM

I'll be installing it on my gaming laptop backup system (that isn't just for gaming, but does have a GTX460M included). Will also be setting it up in a VMware environment.
February 29, 2012 3:53:25 PM

I will install it on my rig I plan to dual boot 7 with 8.
E5200 @ 2.5 GHz (yes I plan to oc and yes its rally old I know)
4 GB of ram ddr2 800mh’z
Planning on adding a hd 6770 soon .
February 29, 2012 3:54:54 PM

Well, looks like im going to try to download it later tonight or tomorrow as every time i've hit or got close to the 2GB has downloaded, it cuts off.

Guess there a lot of people downloading it right now. [:huntluck]
February 29, 2012 6:35:27 PM

I'm going to install it on my spare drive to make a dual boot probably. It will be on my primary computer. I'll test if my video-drivers work, if browsers work, if my games work, if my other utility programs work. If everythings works fine and I think it probably will, then I'll move on to Windows 8 Consumer Preview as my primary OS until Windows 8 official comes out probably in 2013...no need for windows 7.

Even developer preview worked great on my laptop.
February 29, 2012 8:02:02 PM

just installed it and
I can't disable metro no matter what I do I did the regedit hack and it didn't work.
February 29, 2012 8:28:09 PM

thently said:
I have a spare system with the DP already on it that will get this cruel an unusal punishment called Windows 8 I dont like it but being a network Eng I will have to support it so here I go.

The Specs are i5 2500 non k 4 gigs ram 9600gt that seems to be the important specs.

Thent


I also have a i5-2500, but with the k, running on 4gb ram and a 9600gt. Gonna try to set up dual boot with Win8 later tonight.

The ol 9600gt treat you well? Mine seems to perform better than any benchmark tells me it should. And I got the low power one with only the 600mhz clock.

Anyway...looking forward to checking Win8 out for myself so I can honestly criticize or praise it...lot of hate go round I see. :sol: 
March 1, 2012 12:08:00 AM

ejb222 said:
I also have a i5-2500, but with the k, running on 4gb ram and a 9600gt. Gonna try to set up dual boot with Win8 later tonight.

The ol 9600gt treat you well? Mine seems to perform better than any benchmark tells me it should. And I got the low power one with only the 600mhz clock.

Anyway...looking forward to checking Win8 out for myself so I can honestly criticize or praise it...lot of hate go round I see. :sol: 



The Old 9600 GTs were good as gold back in the day lol I only stuck it in there cuz it is a Dell and only supplies 25 watts on the PCIE so any better card i stick in there does not even post :(  such a waste for an i5-2500 lol. Yup just finished my win8 burn off to load it now...

Thent
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March 1, 2012 12:41:53 AM

I wasn't planing on installing it but I did for kicks. It installed the network/GPU drivers automatically, but its really just windows 7 with metro UI. And they "patched" it so you can't disable metro and are forced to use it, which makes it unusable as an OS. Its really not worth messing with.
March 1, 2012 4:32:24 AM

First Impressions:
While I am awaiting the DL for my desktop here is what I thought of the netbook experience so far
Netbook: EeePC Touch MT101??, 2GB ram, 160GB HDD, Atom N450

1) The Origami Fish needs to go... so random... The new Windows logo can go as well.

2) Install, Boot, and Wake times are all decreased from Dev8, so good work on cutting bloat and getting things moving faster. 64bit runs smooth on an Atom... Can't imagine how fast this is going to be on an i7 with 16GB of ram...

3) Touch experience is MUCH improved! The screen is now pressure sensitive and supports multi-touch (nither of which worked properly under Win7 or Dev8). Pressure sensitive is a huge factor as it make the touch much more mouse like. Soft touch gets you access to the charms, and other edge commands, while normal/hard touch acts as a click. As it was before, touch and hold acts as rt. click. As the screen was not designed for pressure sensitivity I think it is trying to emulate it somehow and it is really finikey... but it does work, and I am learning to adjust.

4) 64bit version of the graphics driver does not support resolution scaling/stretching... In short I could not play with the Metro apps as I was stuck in 1024x600, and the apps require 1024x768. I will install the 32bit version tomorrow and use the 32bit GMA3150 driver to get access Metro proper. So far though things like scrolling and program switching all work much better.

5) Colors! We can now get rid of that god-awful green they used in Dev8... granted we are still stuck with earthtones... but at least they look better. Reminds me of the old Henry Ford quote: You can choose any color car you want... so long as that color is black.

6) As multi-touch works properly now I can zoom out of the start screen and more easily manage and label the groups. This was impossible to do before on the netbook... and didn't quite work properly on the desktop if memory serves correctly.

7) There is no way to disable Metro... guess they lied to us... but over the last few months I have gotten rather acustomed to the start screen on the netbook, and have not really missed the start menu with the exception of turning the computer off (which I had to do often due to a driver issue on wake).

8) Touch screen acts as a touch screen after waking from sleep! This was a major pain, requiring a restart after going into sleep more because the touch acted as a mouse before.

9) Still have mixed feelings on IE10, I generally like it, but I like Chrome better

10) Touch scrolling works in 3rd party applications like Chrome, so I no longer have to use the stylus. counter-intuitively, all scroll bars now act as touch scroll, meaning pulling down moves the page up instead of down. Makes sense now that I think about it... but really threw me for a loop at first.

11) the Onscreen Keyboard is even better than before! I loved the thumbs layout, and they now added a 10-key in the middle, and it all works very well once you change the size back up to large.

12) I can now use the netbook in full tablet mode with no problems. Still nice to have the keyboard and mouse when needed, but even nicer to not need to constantly switch between the two because of missing functionality. I find that I now use a combination touch and keyboard instead of keyboard and mouse much of the time, and switch to full tablet mode when carrying it around.

Well, those are the big things that stuck with me for the day. All in all it is much improved and feels like a nearly finished product. Can't wait to try it on the desktop next.

There was one HUGE thing that I felt was missing though; Voice input. Windows has some decent voice recognition build it... and typing is bothersome on that screen, so why not have something similar to google search where you can tap a mic button in a text box and start chatting away? It feels so obvious, and would really help make things simpler. I tried playing with the accessibility options, but it would not take my internal mic for some reason (though Google search had no problems with it). Maybe Win9?
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