Windows 8 problems!

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Misaki2010, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Misaki2010

    Misaki2010 MDL Addicted

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    #1 Misaki2010, Apr 13, 2011
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  2. Iceman.

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    Every time when I start the Windows it starts with the aero theme but it's working as a basic.Then I have to change to basic and to choose again Aero if I want to have an aero. :(
     
  3. ReelFiles

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    #3 ReelFiles, Apr 14, 2011
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    Neither Chrome stable nor beta will play flash audio
    FF 4 crashes constantly, might be a flash problem as well.
    It runs mint other than that. I'll post back if anything else comes up.

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  4. burfadel

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    #4 burfadel, Apr 14, 2011
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    hmmm, who would have thought a build of an OS still more than 2 years before going 'Gold' (as this build is almost 7 months old) has bugs in it? :biggrin:

    Okay, I might be writing this on Firefox 5 alpha 2 (Aurora), but a web browser is a bit different to a whole OS! plus I believe it updates...
     
  5. Zukariji

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    I'm writing this on Firefox 6 Alpha 1 (Nightly).

    They're completely different as Firefox 5 isn't going to take 2 years to release, lol, Firefox 5 will be out by June, and we'll be on Firefox 7 by the end of the year... Whereas Windows 7 will either be out late 2012 o early 2013.
     
  6. alextheg

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    These kind of things were obviously going to happen. I sincerely hope all of you that are running W8 are doing so on test machines, or at the very least have good backup software. I've posted before that it would be very advisable to wait for the official beta, as I am.

    Imho, the risks of malware from torrents, system instability and the possibility of data loss are simply not worth it.
     
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  7. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    That was exactly my point, Windows 8 is far from a 'safe' environment!

    I have actually been running the Firefox test builds since after a couple of days of using Firefox 4, when it cam up as updated to Firefox 6a1 I thought I'd see what other builds are available.

    Technically I believe these aren't 5.0 and 6.0 alpha's using traditional numbering schemes, I think they're just willing to up the numbers because those that really don't know anything see the unrealistic upping of the numbering of Chrome etc as meaning its better.

    For me, these alpha Firefox's actually work better than Firefox 4. No more freezes, especially when having the mouse over a flash object and using the mouse button to scroll up and down on the page (turning off acceleration and flash acceleration did't help that).
     
  8. Misaki2010

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    flash works for me on Firefox 4.0 and doesn't crash at all, I'm using M1 build, Firefox 4.0 x86, and Flash Player 10.3 Plugin Beta 1 (10.3.180.42)

    yes, that's really strange...

    I'm using Windows 8 as a default OS now, everything works great, except antivirus suites, I have to find a good one that works on 7, avast is out of question because it gives me BSOD, i'll wait a few more days for a proper activation method and try to install Microsoft Security Essentials. About what you said with instability and malware, you're perfectly right, but thanks God I know how to protect myself from those thing even without an antivirus :D
     
  9. nexus76

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    #9 nexus76, Apr 17, 2011
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    oh yeah, you're all right, this M1 version looks like BS OS and feels like warm wet stinky cow dung.
    Maybe the improvements - or call it whatever you like - are under the hood?
    There's no reason to install or use this, even cause it looks like windows 7, no major difference at all.

    I can see it clear now: windows 8 won't be a MILESTONE in the windows family - rather a quickshot!
    Is this release really the result of one year developement?

    I guess it was just a ms marketing joke to release this version cause the timebomb stops this release at 23rd of april!
    "shhh, let's leak it for the rumor!" ;)
    Any effort for this release makes no sense at the moment.

    The first M1,M2,M3 builds from windows 7 were more stable and much better.
     
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    Under the hood because they're locked. Windows 7 M1 also looked like Vista, only the start menu and the action center were different.
     
  11. Zukariji

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    >Risk of malware from torrents
    What torrents? I used the BetaArchive FTP server to download the ISO from. Besides the torrents posted here are all legit. And there's no instability as far as I've tested. And again I don't see how there's any potential data loss.

    This build seems to me like "Windows 7 with a few neat extras and some performance improvements". Nothing unstable about that in my eyes!
     
  12. urie

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    None of the versions posted are legit as you put it they are leaked versions. When they are legit you can download beta from M$.
     
  13. ReelFiles

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    That makes no sense, either it's stable or it's not. 7850 is fine, not a single BSOD, hang.. everything just works for me.
    If you are gonna sit there and throw all kinds of crap at it then yeah of course it'll get screwed up eventually, goes for any OS.
    Try using it like a regular install, office, flash, browser maybe few little apps, nothing crazy and it performs just as good as 7.
     
  14. pierrejaquet

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    you are not supposed to run win8 outside a virtual machine, it's not ready yet. many fix and updates to come.
     
  15. BobSheep

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    #15 BobSheep, Apr 17, 2011
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    It's very clear that hackers will target this leak and try to package something undesirable into it and then release torrents/releases for it.

    Please excercise caution and practise best methods when dealing with unknown sources of software. Use Virtual Machines (when it's possible) or be prepared to lose your installation and reformat. Never use these OS's to access bank details or other sensitive information.
     
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    I also have ntvdm.exe and ntvdm.dll in system32 and in C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-ntvdm-system32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7850.0_none_72bf7f077777cfe9
     
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    has someone tried to join a homegroup?

    The first time i've installed 7850 build it joins without problems, after format and re-install it says that the password is wrong???

    changed twice from the server computer(seven ...) but with no luck...:wallbash:
     
  18. jayblok

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    did you ever get flash audio to work on your browsers?? i am having the exact same problam!!! arrrrgggghhh!!!!
     
  19. burfadel

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    #20 burfadel, Apr 25, 2011
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    Solution: Install Windows 7 SP1!!!

    It seems to have escaped people that this Windows 8 build is 7 months old, has at least missed out on 7 months of security fixes if not more, and there's literally zero guarantee any virus scanner will work properly on it.