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Ron Campbell Jan 22, 2013, 07:12pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Been using Windows 8 final build... ask me anything!
How do you go back to Windows 7.

I have a Toshiba laptop I bought 01/21/2013.

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angryhippy Jan 26, 2013, 04:31am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Been using Windows 8 final build... ask me anything!
Ron go back to where you got it or check the makers web site, and see if they have anything to let you downgrade. I know when Vista came out there was something like that going on for some of the unhappy Vista campers.

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Ron Campbell Jan 26, 2013, 10:42am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Been using Windows 8 final build... ask me anything!
Payton you old dog, nice to hear from you.

I've been away from the site so long that I lost my log on.

I'll try your recommend.......

Regards........Ron <DudsOne>.


Meats_Of_Evil Jan 28, 2013, 01:36am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Been using Windows 8 final build... ask me anything!
Also, If you have a valid Windows 7 product key you can go to a torrent site and search for an untouched Windows 7 ISO, I had to download mine this way and it worked perfectly. Lots of people have been in the same situation as you or others have no Windows 7 Disc but have valid product keys so I don't see any harm in downloading a torrent.

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angryhippy Jan 29, 2013, 07:10pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jan 30, 2013, 05:52pm EST

 
>> Re: Been using Windows 8 final build... ask me anything!
I have a key for the Windows8 Media Center Pack that expires in a couple days. I'm not going to be getting Windows8 so anyone wanting it IM me! And no it doesn't activate Windows8 just the Media Center crap.

EDIT: too late sorry.

Get Hippied out!
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Da Beast! http://tinyurl.com/3sapr2b
i5 3570K 4.6GHz http://snipurl.com/26r3cot
Win7-8 Pro 64bit
Keith Braud Jan 30, 2013, 07:44am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Been using Windows 8 final build... ask me anything!
What are the system requirements for the installation of Windows 8?

angryhippy Jan 30, 2013, 05:51pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Been using Windows 8 final build... ask me anything!
Windows 8 system requirements

If you want to run Windows 8 on your PC, here's what it takes:

Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 (more info)

RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)

Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver

Additional requirements to use certain features:

To use touch, you need a tablet or a monitor that supports multitouch (more info)

To access the Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768

To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768

Internet access (ISP fees might apply)

Secure boot requires firmware that supports UEFI v2.3.1 Errata B and has the Microsoft Windows Certification Authority in the UEFI signature database

Some games and programs might require a graphics card compatible with DirectX 10 or higher for optimal performance

Microsoft account required for some features

Watching DVDs requires separate playback software (more info)

Windows Media Center license sold separately (more info)

BitLocker To Go requires a USB flash drive (Windows 8 Pro only)

BitLocker requires either Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 or a USB flash drive (Windows 8 Pro only)

Client Hyper-V requires a 64-bit system with second level address translation (SLAT) capabilities and additional 2 GB of RAM (Windows 8 Pro only)

A TV tuner is required to play and record live TV in Windows Media Center (Windows 8 Pro Pack and Windows 8 Media Center Pack only)

Free Internet TV content varies by geography, some content might require additional fees (Windows 8 Pro Pack and Windows 8 Media Center Pack only)

Forget the 1GB of RAM. I'm running 16. I'd at least say 4GB's minimum

Get Hippied out!
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Me at work: http://tinyurl.com/3nvncb3
My rig! A Blah blah.With a blah blah! SWEET! http://tinyurl.com/4yujmff
Da Beast! http://tinyurl.com/3sapr2b
i5 3570K 4.6GHz http://snipurl.com/26r3cot
Win7-8 Pro 64bit
Ron Campbell Jan 30, 2013, 06:11pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Been using Windows 8 final build... ask me anything!
TY Payton for ALL that fing info.......

I'm using 8 for now and is better on the Toshiba than on the HP..

There are not many difference's other than security required on 8...

My puter needs/usage has changed since 1986 when i first started.....

I may operate a little different than mainstream if you get my drift...


Regards.......Ron

angryhippy Jan 30, 2013, 11:28pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Been using Windows 8 final build... ask me anything!
Ron did you find out anything about getting back to 7

Get Hippied out!
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Me at work: http://tinyurl.com/3nvncb3
My rig! A Blah blah.With a blah blah! SWEET! http://tinyurl.com/4yujmff
Da Beast! http://tinyurl.com/3sapr2b
i5 3570K 4.6GHz http://snipurl.com/26r3cot
Win7-8 Pro 64bit
Ron Campbell Jan 31, 2013, 10:14am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Been using Windows 8 final build... ask me anything!
I haven't tried anything yet. Still working with 8 for kicks.

But when I get bored withe it I'll format and go back to 7.

I have 32- 64 bit copies......

Regards........Ron

angryhippy Feb 06, 2013, 01:01pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Been using Windows 8 final build... ask me anything!
The more I use 8 the quicker it is to navigate. But 7 still loads faster.

Get Hippied out!
http://www.angryhippy.net
Me at work: http://tinyurl.com/3nvncb3
My rig! A Blah blah.With a blah blah! SWEET! http://tinyurl.com/4yujmff
Da Beast! http://tinyurl.com/3sapr2b
i5 3570K 4.6GHz http://snipurl.com/26r3cot
Win7-8 Pro 64bit
Dr. Peaceful Mar 11, 2013, 04:33pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 11, 2013, 05:18pm EDT

 
>> Re: Been using Windows 8 final build... ask me anything!
After all this time, just testing out Win8 in a VM and an older desktop, I finally have the chance to see what it's like in a consumer laptop with touch screen. Here are few of my initial impressions.

Pro's:
1. The touch screen really brings out the benefit of the Win8 interface. You can use touch screen even with the traditional desktop features, albeit it's a bit harder due to smaller items to use one's finger to control.
2. They smoothed out some of the bugs in the initial release.

That's all the Pro's, here comes the Con's! ;)
1. The touch interface is still not as intuitive to use as compare to other touch based OS's, such as Android. There are still features that are quite hard to touch using one's finger, such as the Hot Corners.

2. It's quite a bit of hassle and learning curve for not having the Start menu and All Programs list to find all the Windows configurations / programs used to be. It's still quite a bit of usage disconnect between the touch interface and the traditional desktop.

3. Micro$oft user vs. Local user. That's probably the worst of all for new Windows features. Probably due to my hesitation of accepting all these Cloud based concepts. So, you can create what's called a Microsoft user account, if you provide an email address in a M$ domain (such as hotmail). Once you give your emails address, it will connect you with the M$'s online services, and it will dig up all the information about you to populate all the corresponding Live Tiles. It will dig up all your contacts, all your pictures, and all your info from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, etc. You will be surprised how much information it can dig up. That's not all, the password for the account is automatically set to your email's password and you can't have a different password from your email account! So if you have to let someone else to log-in to your PC with your account, you have to give the person your email password, which is f**king unheard of. The concept is that you can log-in to any Win8 PC with the Microsoft account without losing all your settings and services. But then you trade off your security with portability. Here's M$'s cloud propaganda page: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/cloud-connected#1TC=t1 Here's how to convert a M$ account back to a local account, if you don't care all the Cloud sh*t. http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/4842-local-account-switch...s-8-a.html

4. Local Admin account. So, I say the f**k with M$ account, I'm going to create myself a new local account. Turned out there's no easy way to quickly create a local admin account with the touch interface user settings screen. You can only create a standard user account from the user setting screen, there's no option to specify what type of local user you want to create. You have to go back to the newly created user, then change the user type, a two steps procedure. And if you want to manipulate more account settings, you need to resort to run the management console snap-ins (.msc). The GUI tools only provide you with the bare minimum (even less than Win7).

5. Build-in Administrator account. Turned out even if you create a local admin account, you do not have full admin capability. The build-in Administrator account, which has full admin capability is disabled by default just like in Win7. You have to run the management console or using the command line to re-activate the account. Here's a tutorial how to re-activate the Administrator account: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/9650-built-administrator-...s-8-a.html Another way to make a local admin account feel just like the Administrator account is to disable the UAC. Either ways, you will trade added admin capability with all your Metro Apps (Apps only for the touch interface) disabled!

I hate to say this, every time when M$'s trying to make thing more "User Friendly" for everybody, they are actually creating more insults to the intelligence of the advance users. Really if you don't care about all the fluff about M$ cloud services, as well as touch screen, stay with Win7! It's more productive that way.

Meats_Of_Evil Mar 14, 2013, 01:21am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Been using Windows 8 final build... ask me anything!
Dr.P I agree with you, the more I've been using Windows 8 the more It feels like someone just made their final grade project at the last day and failed to fully integrate all its cool ideas and just said screw it. I grade this a C-, but since its Microsoft I rate it a D since they should know better than to deliver us half a working product.

Also I wanted to mention that I'm so badass that I have a working Microsoft Live account using my yahoo email! Roflmao! I don't know if it still can be done but I remember I did it back when Games for Windows Live was adopted for Dawn of War 2 (I think), I was p**sed because I haven't used my hotmail account for ages and I didn't want to use a hotmail account for GFWL, but I noticed it just said to put an email so I tried with my yahoo email and it worked! Now the awesome thing is that the GFWL account fully works with newer Microsoft products, so I've been using the GFWL account which is tied to my yahoo email with my Windows phone 7 and with Windows 8.

So if you want to use a non-hotmail e-mail try registering to Games for Windows Live with it.

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angryhippy Mar 14, 2013, 06:43am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Been using Windows 8 final build... ask me anything!
Dr. řaz you pretty much nailed it. Take this phone system back and replace it with a desktop operating system. I've tried for several weeks now to set this up in a way I like it and it's user friendly. It's just not made for that. It does seem to have a slight speed edge on 7 but that is negated by all the BS navigational aspects which seem to ultimately end up taking to long to look for stuff or taking one more step than necessary to navigate to a place which would have already been opened had I been booting to 7.

Get Hippied out!
http://www.angryhippy.net
Me at work: http://tinyurl.com/3nvncb3
My rig! A Blah blah.With a blah blah! SWEET! http://tinyurl.com/4yujmff
Da Beast! http://tinyurl.com/3sapr2b
i5 3570K 4.6GHz http://snipurl.com/26r3cot
Win7-8 Pro 64bit
Gerritt Jul 02, 2013, 03:59pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Been using Windows 8 final build... ask me anything!
Hi Folks,
Been a while.
Running Win8 x64.
Somewhere along the line of Windows updates started loosing my connectivity to my DVD/BluRay.

Indications:
Player/Burner seen by BIOS (more on this later).
Device sometimes seen by Windows.
Go to open an install CD/DVD and sees files but won't actually do the install.
Same for video (using WinDVD Pro v11.x).

BUT, If I start my system with bootable media in the BluRay or even an older DVD drive, Windows picks up the device and is happy until the next reboot.

Go figure, eh?
I've incorporated a Adaptec 7805 and 6 SSD and 2 3TB Segates, but the BluRay/DVD drive is off of the ASUS Rampage II MB using the JMicron controller.
All drivers are up to date.

Any answers?

Peace,
Gerritt

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