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June 28, 2012 1:51:05 PM

*Tedious to fully close a program...
*Metro UI very limited when it comes to customization. Can't make metro style icons for standard applications (easily). Backgrounds limited.
*Occasional random warning sound (ding) but no window or pop up that explains the issue. (Installed on brand new HDD)
*Compatibility issues with Win 7 apps... we should be over this by now (AutoCAD 2013, Alcohol 120, Comodo Firewall)
*Personally can't get WEI to finish rating.
*Standard desktop apps don't show u in left sidebar... have to open desktop first. Metro and desktop probably don't blend as well as they should. Seem separately developed.
*Random crashes (Unable to display page) in IE 10, then can't go to previous page.
*IE 10 forward/back buttons no practicle w/o tablet or complex hotkeys.

Any more out there?

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June 30, 2012 10:01:23 PM

microsoft telling us that them changes are what we want
bill gates no longer being in charge (i'm bloody sure he would do a better job than whoever the hell is currently running that sinking ship)
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July 3, 2012 6:53:04 AM

What really makes me mad when it comes to windows 8 is how its more based for touch screen devices and not really a normal pc with its metro thing. Idk I'm not going to get it I'm just gonna stick with windows 7.

If they want to make a phone os or whatever don't have it on a normal desktop / laptop os it doesn't work that way
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July 3, 2012 9:14:12 AM

Jacobwuzher3 said:
What really makes me mad when it comes to windows 8 is how its more based for touch screen devices and not really a normal pc with its metro thing. Idk I'm not going to get it I'm just gonna stick with windows 7.

If they want to make a phone os or whatever don't have it on a normal desktop / laptop os it doesn't work that way


i agree that its a touch interface os with sliding the screen around and will work with a mouse but is not the same or what i want lol haven't tryed it but have used a mac osx lion with a mouse before dint seem right and it had a desk top not some metro thing
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July 3, 2012 10:49:24 AM

I've recently built a new system, and installed Win 8 RC for now.

I've been playing Mass Effect, and THE major annoyance is that the hot corners are not getting disabled by the full-screen game. Sometimes during the game, the charm bars suddenly pop up, or even worse, you get thrown into the start screen.
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July 3, 2012 8:42:10 PM

I can honestly say that i have had not solid complaints about the new OS. at first i did gripe about the metro UI, but i have gotten used to it.
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July 4, 2012 4:31:23 AM

flossbandit said:
*Tedious to fully close a program...
*Metro UI very limited when it comes to customization. Can't make metro style icons for standard applications (easily). Backgrounds limited.
*Occasional random warning sound (ding) but no window or pop up that explains the issue. (Installed on brand new HDD)
*Compatibility issues with Win 7 apps... we should be over this by now (AutoCAD 2013, Alcohol 120, Comodo Firewall)
*Personally can't get WEI to finish rating.
*Standard desktop apps don't show u in left sidebar... have to open desktop first. Metro and desktop probably don't blend as well as they should. Seem separately developed.
*Random crashes (Unable to display page) in IE 10, then can't go to previous page.
*IE 10 forward/back buttons no practicle w/o tablet or complex hotkeys.

Any more out there?


1. Click the X in the top right corner like always. If it's a metro app, click the top of the screen and drag down to the bottom. The window will change to show you it's closing. For desktop apps, checking the Task Manager shows them closing immediately. For metro apps, the program doesn't seem to close right away, but will after about 5 seconds or so.

2. This isn't a finished product yet. Customization options may not yet be fully implemented. Not all backgrounds may be included in the beta versions of the product.

3. Random warning sounds could be the result of buggy default audio drivers, or early Windows 8 drivers from your manufacturer. Wait for newer drivers and the final release of Windows 8 before raging about this one.

4. Compatibility will always be a problem in the pre-RTM stages. This is a BETA product. It won't be perfect. It's up to the software vendors to fix their software to work under the new version. Microsoft's job is only to make it as easy as possible for them to do so.

5. WEI took longer than usual to rate my system, but it did wrap up in a reasonable amount of time. Not sure what to tell you here.

6. This one I agree on for the most part. Hopefully it will get better over time.

7. Once again, this is a pre-release program. It won't be perfect. My desktop and Metro IE 10 apps function properly, but perhaps I got lucky?

8. Forward and back buttons in IE 10 are fine. They are totally usable, even in the Metro version. Don't even need tablets or complex hotkeys either.

...and just so we are clear, you are using the Release Preview (build 8400) version, correct?
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October 30, 2012 5:42:10 PM

flossbandit said:
*Tedious to fully close a program...
*Metro UI very limited when it comes to customization. Can't make metro style icons for standard applications (easily). Backgrounds limited.
*Occasional random warning sound (ding) but no window or pop up that explains the issue. (Installed on brand new HDD)
*Compatibility issues with Win 7 apps... we should be over this by now (AutoCAD 2013, Alcohol 120, Comodo Firewall)
*Personally can't get WEI to finish rating.
*Standard desktop apps don't show u in left sidebar... have to open desktop first. Metro and desktop probably don't blend as well as they should. Seem separately developed.
*Random crashes (Unable to display page) in IE 10, then can't go to previous page.
*IE 10 forward/back buttons no practicle w/o tablet or complex hotkeys.

Any more out there?



uninstalled all of the following Hate this crappy OS
App name Publisher Version


Acronis True Image Home Acronis 13.0.7154
Adobe AIR Adobe Systems Incorporated 2.6.0.19140
Adobe Community Help Adobe Systems Incorporated. 3.5.23
Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugin Adobe Systems Incorporated 11.4.402.287
Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 Adobe Systems Incorporated 10.0
Adobe Photoshop.com Inspiration Browser Adobe Systems Incorporated 3.07
Adobe Reader X (10.1.4) MUI Adobe Systems Incorporated 10.1.4
Adobe Shockwave Player 11.5 Adobe Systems, Inc. 11.5.9.620
Amazon Kindle Amazon
ATI Catalyst Install Manager ATI Technologies, Inc. 3.0.829.0
avast! Free Antivirus AVAST Software 7.0.1466.0
Broadcom 802.11 Wireless LAN Adapter Broadcom Corporation
Broadcom InConcert Maestro Broadcom Corporation 1.0.1.1600
CyberLink DVD Suite CyberLink Corp. 6.0.2426
CyberLink Power2Go CyberLink Corp. 6.0.2410a
CyberLink YouCam CyberLink Corp. 3.5.1.4305
Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 Nuance Communications Inc. 11.50.100
ESU for Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 Hewlett-Packard 2.1.1
Evernote v. 4.2.3 Evernote Corp. 4.2.3.22
Google Drive Google, Inc. 1.4.3365.1552
Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer Google Inc. 7.4.3230.2052
HP 3D DriveGuard Hewlett-Packard Company 4.1.16.1
HP CoolSense Hewlett-Packard Company 2.10.3
HP Documentation Hewlett-Packard 1.1.0.0
HP Games WildTangent 1.0.2.5
HP Launch Box Hewlett-Packard Company 1.0.11
HP Mouse Suite 2.3 Hewlett-Packard 2.3
HP MovieStore Hewlett-Packard Company 2.0
HP On Screen Display Hewlett-Packard Company 1.3.5
HP Power Manager Hewlett-Packard Company 1.4.8
HP Quick Launch Hewlett-Packard Company 2.7.2
HP QuickWeb Hewlett-Packard Company 3.1.0.9791
HP Setup Hewlett-Packard Company 8.7.4751.3798
HP Setup Manager Hewlett-Packard Company 1.1.13476.3753
HP Software Framework Hewlett-Packard Company 4.5.12.1
HP Support Assistant Hewlett-Packard Company 6.1.12.1
IDT Audio IDT 1.0.6351.0
Iomega StorCenter EMC 1.1.0.0
Java 7 Update 9 Oracle 7.0.90
Media Add-ons for Acronis True Image Home 2010 Acronis 13.0.6053
Microsoft Office Access database engine 2007 (English) Microsoft Corporation 12.0.6612.1000
Microsoft Office File Validation Add-In Microsoft Corporation 14.0.5130.5003
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 Microsoft Corporation 12.0.6612.1000
Microsoft Silverlight Microsoft Corporation 4.1.10329.0
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU] Microsoft Corporation 3.1.0000
Microsoft Streets & Trips 2010 Microsoft Corporation 17.0.18.2200
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Microsoft Corporation 8.0.61001
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.17 Microsoft Corporation 9.0.30729
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.4148 Microsoft Corporation 9.0.30729.4148
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.6161 Microsoft Corporation 9.0.30729.6161
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148 Microsoft Corporation 9.0.30729.4148
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161 Microsoft Corporation 9.0.30729.6161
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Redistributable - 10.0.30319 Microsoft Corporation 10.0.30319
Mozilla Firefox 16.0.2 (x86 en-US) Mozilla 16.0.2
Mozilla Maintenance Service Mozilla 16.0.2
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430) Microsoft Corporation 4.20.9870.0
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688) Microsoft Corporation 4.20.9876.0
PlayReady PC Runtime x86 Microsoft Corporation 1.3.0
Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver Realtek 7.54.309.2012
Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 6.1.7601.30130
Retrospect Express HD 2.5 EMC 2.5.125
Roxio Creator 2009 Special Edition Roxio 11.0
RoxioNow Player RoxioNow 1.9.5.103
SmartSound Quicktracks Plugin SmartSound Software Inc 3.0.8.0
Synaptics TouchPad Driver Synaptics Incorporated 16.0.1.0
Visual C++ 9.0 Runtime for Dragon NaturallySpeaking 64bit (x64) Nuance Communications Inc. 11.0.200
Windows Live Essentials Microsoft Corporation 15.4.3508.1109
Windows Live Mesh ActiveX Control for Remote Connections
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January 3, 2013 10:22:28 PM

flossbandit said:
*Tedious to fully close a program...
*Metro UI very limited when it comes to customization. Can't make metro style icons for standard applications (easily). Backgrounds limited.
*Occasional random warning sound (ding) but no window or pop up that explains the issue. (Installed on brand new HDD)
*Compatibility issues with Win 7 apps... we should be over this by now (AutoCAD 2013, Alcohol 120, Comodo Firewall)
*Personally can't get WEI to finish rating.
*Standard desktop apps don't show u in left sidebar... have to open desktop first. Metro and desktop probably don't blend as well as they should. Seem separately developed.
*Random crashes (Unable to display page) in IE 10, then can't go to previous page.
*IE 10 forward/back buttons no practicle w/o tablet or complex hotkeys.

Any more out there?

I agree that this is master stroke of NOT giving the people what they want. In fact I believe that a home version of Vista is one whole of a lot better than Win 8 pro on a PC and Win 7 was about as good as a windows OS ever got. Stardock's Start 8 makes things a little better by at least giving you some hope of navigating with it's Win 7 start menu, but I still HATE the ribbon interface on the open windows, the old drop down menu was much quicker to use and took up less space.
Many of my apps don't work, their app store idea is stupid for a PC, and after a month of using Win 8, all I have had is headaches, failures, lost info, and much wasted time. I think I could get use to it on a tablet (But people stayed away form buying the Windows tablets in groves and bought I pads, get a clue MS). Anyway I finally give up and I am reinstalling Win 7. And by the way, who really wants everybody to see whats on your, because the Win 8 start menu shows way to much info on the main screen and is very hard to navigate and customize well!!!
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January 3, 2013 11:32:10 PM

Before this becomes more flame bait...
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