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 Post subject: Couple of minor problems with Windows 8
PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:11 pm 
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Well it's been a week and a half since I upgraded to Windows 8 and for the most part I am quite pleased. However there are a couple of quirks that, though not earthshaking, are annoying.

Quirk 1 - I am running it on a system with three monitors. Two of them are hooked up to my discrete graphics card (VGA and HDMI) and the third is hooked up to the onboard Intel graphics (DVI). I have the HDMI set as the main display. Occasionally the desktop icons will switch to a different display than the one on which I placed them. So I have to drag them back to the original display. This same setup worked without issue on Windows 7.

Quirk 2 - When I am in the Win 8 Start screen and I click on a Win 8 app to run it, it will act as though it is starting then take me back to the Start screen. I then have to click on the icon a second time and it will run.

Any suggestions? Has anybody else seen these behaviors?


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 Post subject: Re: Couple of minor problems with Windows 8
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:33 am 
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This is a new system and it will have teething problems, for the time being keep the system fully updated and give Microsoft some feedback on their forum. I am sure the feedback you give there is being monitored and will be addressed in the future.

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 Post subject: Re: Couple of minor problems with Windows 8
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:05 am 
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My advice? Yeah, stick with a real desktop OS, stick with Win7!


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 Post subject: Re: Couple of minor problems with Windows 8
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:17 pm 
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kleinkinstein wrote:
My advice? Yeah, stick with a real desktop OS, stick with Win7!


You know when I posted my message I knew that somebody would make negative comments about using WIndows 8. But ya know, if these two minor quirks are all that I have to beef about than I am happy. I have no problem whatsoever using it on my desktop.

My advice to the Windows 8 naysayers - Take the time to really try the OS and learn to navigate it before you pass judgment. Because from what I have seen in the comments on the magazine, few of you truly have done so.


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 Post subject: Re: Couple of minor problems with Windows 8
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:19 pm 
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Nastyman wrote:
This is a new system and it will have teething problems, for the time being keep the system fully updated and give Microsoft some feedback on their forum. I am sure the feedback you give there is being monitored and will be addressed in the future.

Nasty

Good advice that I am already following Nasty. Thank you.

Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Couple of minor problems with Windows 8
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:53 pm 
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I'm no win8ate naysayer, I'm a doomsayer. Even I know that! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


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 Post subject: Re: Couple of minor problems with Windows 8
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:26 pm 
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kleinkinstein wrote:
I'm no win8ate naysayer, I'm a doomsayer. Even I know that! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


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 Post subject: Re: Couple of minor problems with Windows 8
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:16 pm 
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kleinkinstein wrote:
My advice? Yeah, stick with a real desktop OS, stick with Win7!

Ew, Windows 7? Why not Linux? Or how about a real UNIX operating system like Mac OS X?


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 Post subject: Re: Couple of minor problems with Windows 8
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:40 pm 
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After playing with computers since the 80's, even I know to never buy an OS until its first Service Pack edition comes out.


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 Post subject: Re: Couple of minor problems with Windows 8
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:53 am 
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OvenMaster wrote:
After playing with computers since the 80's, even I know to never buy an OS until its first Service Pack edition comes out.


True Ovenmaster. I too have many years of experience (40+) and I am typically conservative in the same manner. But I had used the Consumer Preview version on another system and the upgrade price was very reasonable as opposed to waiting until the product had been out for a while. Not to mention the limited time free upgrade with Media Center. Besides, these are minor issues, not system crashing/earth shaking/data corruption problems. I've had more serious problems with Windows 7 even after three years of use, so waiting is no guarantee of stability.

Anyhow, it's all moot since I got my answers. The display problem is related to the different sized displays. And the app starting problem was resolved when I went back and reinstalled Windows 8 as a clean install on an empty SSD. It is purring along just fine now without any issues.

All of that said, I should know better than to expect any REAL help on these forums. In 5+ years as a member I have yet to see any resolution to any problem I have ever had with any OS. Usually just smart a-- answers and "You should know better".


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 Post subject: Re: Couple of minor problems with Windows 8
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:54 am 
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Well...if you really feel that way about this forum, why do you keep coming back? Because right now you are just being a troll with your last comments and we don't need that here.

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 Post subject: Re: Couple of minor problems with Windows 8
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:35 am 
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Ohhh crap, Nasty. Don't actually invite one to leave. Hell, they just might oblige. Forumites are so scarce around here, I too often hear myself breathing. Having the forum overrun with Trolls nowadays would be welcome traffic....just ask Josh and Jimmy!

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 Post subject: Re: Couple of minor problems with Windows 8
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:58 am 
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Nastyman wrote:
Well...if you really feel that way about this forum, why do you keep coming back? Because right now you are just being a troll with your last comments and we don't need that here.

Nasty

Fair question Nasty. And you are right in that I was out of line. Let's just chalk it up to a really bad morning with a lot of issues unrelated to computer or OS problems. My apologies to all concerned.

Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Couple of minor problems with Windows 8
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:29 pm 
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