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  1. #31
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    Re: What? No Windows 8 thread here?

    lol Most excessive use of desktop wallpaper i've ever seen in my life.

  2. #32
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    Re: What? No Windows 8 thread here?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dfxrain View Post
    lol Most excessive use of desktop wallpaper i've ever seen in my life.
    I've gotten lax about all that stuff. In the early XP days, Black Viper had that site that explained how to save all one's resources, turn off services, and I used to do all that. But now, I've got resources to spare, with lots of ram, plenty of horsepower in my cpu, so I just run stuff at default settings now mostly. Getting lazy in my old age.
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    Re: What? No Windows 8 thread here?

    I gave up. I ran my main for hrs and it STILL showed at
    least 12 hrs after running for at least 10 hrs. I guess
    everyone wants in.

  4. #34
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    Re: What? No Windows 8 thread here?

    My download of it was fast enough considering broadband in NZ.

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    Re: What? No Windows 8 thread here?

    I just went to try and load it again and now it states 22 hrs !
    No thanks..

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    Re: What? No Windows 8 thread here?

    Already the closet Apple people are lining up to take potshots at Windows 8. This "writer" claims because Win 8 supposedly won't allow Adobe flash to work on tablets that it's yet another reason why MS has failed out of the gate.

    First there are the usual complaints about compatibility issues. One striking piece of news: The tablet-style version of Windows 8 (called Metro) is going to pull a Steve Jobs and stubbornly refuse to work with Adobe's Flash. Yes, the dominant way that consumers watch videos on the Internet will not function in the glitzy version Windows 8. It will work in a "classic" desktop version of Windows 8, but who wants that old software on their shiny new Windows tablet?

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/...#ixzz1YYDNeg1g

    Oh wait, so it does work after all, unlike Apple.

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    Re: What? No Windows 8 thread here?

    I remember they did something like this with Windows 7. Excessive desktop wallpaper and things, they didn't go through with it, gave us Windows 7 with classic start button, taskbar, desktop wallpaper, though it looked different to Vista. Seems the preview is an elaborate ruse, maybe not, I don't know for sure.

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    Re: What? No Windows 8 thread here?

    Has anyone had any luck running PowerDVD.

    I can load it and watch a movie but have to uninstall and reload to watch another movie.

    I tried running as administrator and in compatibility mode to no avail.
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    Re: What? No Windows 8 thread here?

    I've installed VirtualDrive and it actually works. I created two virtual CDs for two old games and I 'm going to see if they will install and run. I did create a virtual DVD for Finding Nemo and it ran just fine using the latest version of VLC.

    I am going to try to install PowerDirector, the 64 bit version, and see if it works.
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    Re: What? No Windows 8 thread here?

    So will I have to mod the SLIC table in my BIOS to get it to run?


    As another election draws near; the G.O.P. are yet again filled with a stupid confidence that the they will win the White House. What they don't realize about people like Trump, Carson, and Cruz is that their rhetoric only resonates within an echo chamber, but not the American people. They live in an illusion of falsehood and distorted truth and only seek information and opinions that confirm these beliefs and instantly reject anything that contradicts them because only their opinions matter. Their notion of freedom is freedom for themselves and those alike to them, but not the rest of the country which has changed.
    These are the reasons why the G.O.P is set to lose in 2016. And when that happens, rest assured that they will have myriad of conspiracy theories blaming everyone and everything from the liberal media, to Oprah, to welfare moms, and pretty much everyone but their own disgusting selves.



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    Re: What? No Windows 8 thread here?

    I am going to try to install PowerDirector, the 64 bit version, and see if it works.
    Did you have any luck with this?

    I can't get the downloader to work.
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    Re: What? No Windows 8 thread here?

    Re. Post re. changing bios, I did not have to change anything in my bios to run W8 Developers Preivew other than changing the boot drive hdd setting in my bios.

    Re. PowerDirector, I have not yet installed. I managed to crash the whole system trying to install some old games via VirtualDrive. I should have known better. So now I am reformatting the drive on which I had W8 installed and will reinstall the it some time this week (I have work on which I need to focus). No big deal, I knew I was pushing it by trying to install these old programs, but I wanted to push the limits. I did the same with Vista. I think I'm one of the few people who liked Vista, as almost everything I threw at it worked. I wanted to see how W8 did, but it's just too different I think to handle a W98SE/XP-era game, IL2, which by the way works fine on W7 using Virtual Drive.

    One other interesting finding to pass on. I had W8/Developers Preview set up on a 1TB Black Caviar. I have W7 on a separate drive, and a separate storage drive. I plugged in the the black Caviar with W8 into an e-sata port, and unplugged it when I was not using it. When I did want to use it, I went into my bios and simply changed which hdd was my boot drive. No big deal, I do that all the time with Win XP which I have on an old raptor and use occasionally because of some older programs I use for work.. I plug it in as needed into an e-sata port, go into the bios, and choose that hdd as my boot drive. Anyway, I noticed that, ever since running this W8 Developers Preview, I started having some boot problems with my W7 drive, and I have had to do a number of repairs. I have had no boot problems with W7 on this drive (a 300g raptor) until I started using W8. Now maybe this is a weird quirk of my mobo for some reason or another, I don't know. But I thought I would pass that on.

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    Re: What? No Windows 8 thread here?

    Wow, update. I had forgotten that I made a backup hdd of W8 on an old raptor. So I put it in, it worked fine, but now my 300g raptor with W7 blue screened on me, then would not work at all, could not repair it. Fortunately, I had a backup clone of the drive that I had just created Saturday, and I had backed up all my work from the weekend onto my storage drive. But the bottom line, for some reason on my system, running W8 Developers Preview caused major boot problems with my other drive. Again, maybe it's my mobo somehow, I don't know. I've run into this with Windows 7 on a different machine when I had an external storage drive connected via e-sata, and even though I had selected the W7 drive selected as my boot drive, just having that e-sata drive connected caused boot problems.

    Anyway, I will never boot with W8 again unless I disconnect all my other drives. Annoying, but I'm not taking any chances. And again, I've never ever had this problem with XP, which I have on a separate hdd and connect via e-sata.

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    Re: What? No Windows 8 thread here?

    I think I'm one of the few people who liked Vista
    I was a fan of Vista when it came out. I never experienced the problems others complained about.

    I learned early about unhooking the unused drives. I have all of my drives in drive caddys so I can pop them in and out when needed.

    I finally got PowerDVD to work but crashed and burned when I tried to install my Hauppague HD PVR.

    I had to reset the drive and start fresh.

    Am thinking I might give it up until the beta comes out.
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    Re: What? No Windows 8 thread here?

    Quote Originally Posted by richardd43 View Post
    I was a fan of Vista when it came out. I never experienced the problems others complained about.

    I learned early about unhooking the unused drives. I have all of my drives in drive caddys so I can pop them in and out when needed.

    I finally got PowerDVD to work but crashed and burned when I tried to install my Hauppague HD PVR.

    I had to reset the drive and start fresh.

    Am thinking I might give it up until the beta comes out.

    Yeah, I think you're right about unhooking drives, though I've never ever had problems in the past until W8.

    And I probably won't spend too much more time with this, wait until the beta comes out, like you said. But I'll probably keep it on the old raptor and plug in occasionally. I might even try to install it on an old biostar mob I have with an AMD x2 installed that runs at 2.5GHz and still uses ddr memroy. I think I have 2 X 512 of ram. That could be interesting. I have some old WD 80g hdds laying around. Might be fun.

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