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post #21 of 47 (permalink) Old August 23rd, 2012, 19:34
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What the **** is Jelly bean? Isn't the new one Ice Cream Sandwich?!

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What the **** is Jelly bean? Isn't the new one Ice Cream Sandwich?!



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Windows 8 upgrade for 49 pounds on Amazon.co.uk.

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post #25 of 47 (permalink) Old September 15th, 2012, 23:33
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The most amount I paid for an OS was US$27 for Windows 7

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And now, I've paid US$27 for Windows 8 64 bit from the same source Download at 52% of the 3GB file right now

For those who haven't been her 3 years ago, Redhat (I think) told us about IEEE Student membership offer for Microsoft products. You basically have to become a member (US $27; I think $32 for new members per year) then you can download selected Microsoft software for free. Windows 7 was offered that time. Now Windows 8 is offered. I renewed my membership last week, and after 20 emails The guys at the webstore reactivated my account.

Zico, are you going to renew?

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I have an MSDN account, but the Windows 8 offer is only valid to students.

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I have an MSDN account, but the Windows 8 offer is only valid to students.
The IEEE offer is valid for students/faulty/staff, so if you are associated with your university you're good.

Download is done, I might install it on Sunday.

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Download is done, I might install it on Sunday.
At least you have something nice to do during the derby, derping around with Windblows 8
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My first post from Windows 8

I have installed it twice First time, The dvd didn't boot so I installed it from Windows 7. It took an hour and a half Then none of the apps worked. I tried all tricks but none worked. So, I tried a USB installation and it booted I did a clean install as I originally intended. It took 20 minutes this time and all apps work So far so good, it's cool.

More to follow.

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"وما الحيله فقد اراد اعدائي ان يغطوا كل خدماتي بغطاء اسود وقد نجحوا في ذلك."

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"I have installed it twice. First time, the dvd didn't boot so I installed it from Windows 7. It took an hour and a half. Then none of the apps worked. I tried all tricks but none worked."

Ah, good 'ol Microsoft. They never change.

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It was my fault actually. I didn't use their tool to make the DVD from the iso file and it seems to be corrupted or something. Being lazy to do a copy on USB (that takes 10 minutes) costed me over an hour of installation

Though the major disappointment so far is that Windows 8 didn't make my 4 year old screen a touch screen, nor it solved the lid problem, so I still have to have a pile of books to keep it at 90+ degrees

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post #35 of 47 (permalink) Old November 2nd, 2012, 11:44
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Looks like it is just $40 if you take the download option - AU link here.

On top of that, follow this guide to do a fresh install, and if it refuses to activate using that, then use this guide to resolve the issue (a simple registry edit).

I might try this over the weekend.

Of course, I'll do a back-up of my current Win 7 environment using CloneZilla, and I'll probably do the lazy "upgrade" option instead of a fresh install, at least the first time around. And if something ****s up, then I'll consider a fresh install.

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I did the upgrade and it took 2 hours, while the fresh one took only 20 minutes. Maybe if you don't choose to "keep my files and settings" the upgrade will take shorter time. However, for me, the upgrade didn't work since most of the metro app didn't open. I had to do a fresh installation.

Aren't you affiliated with a University? If you are, go for the usual option for US$27.

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I just did the upgrade and it took no time at all.

Actually, I took your word that it would take a while, so I went to cook a nice dinner ad glanced across about 20 minutes later to see the installation asking for a reboot, then before I knew it, it was completely installed.

Really struggling to see the sense/logic behind a desktop without a start menu, though.

Yes, I hardly use the start menu in the real world - most of the time I use it simply to use the search bar to type in what I want, be it the application or a shortcut to something like mstsc, cmd etc.

But living completely without it? Don't get me wrong, the new interface and it's possibilities are great, but you're not honestly expecting people to know exactly what's installed on their system and to use the search to find the application they need, are you?

It's either that, or 2-3 clicks/gestures more than it should be.

Interesting operating system, I'm undecided so far, but I can say that it does feel quicker/snappier than Windows 7, which itself was sharper than Vista and XP, so Microsoft are heading in the right direction in that regard.

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It's good that it worked well for you via the upgrade. As I said, not only it took long time to install, but none of the apps opened

During the past 3 weeks, I grew accustomed to the lack of start menu, but I see your point. It is frustrating, especially if there are no tile for the software in the Metro screen.

Regarding performance, yes Win8 is faster than win 7 and smoother. Also, parental control has improved. Overall, I am not downgrading back to Win7

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I may downgrade as soon as tomorrow.

I have switchable graphics, Intel HD (power saving) and dedicated ATI (performance), which I could switch between freely on Win 7.

On Win 8, I can't use the ATI graphics at all, let alone switch between the two as I please.

Endless Googling hasn't found a solution yet, and this is a real deal breaker. I didn't buy a ****ing laptop with a dedicated graphics card only to end up using the integrated chip full time.

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I managed to work around the driver problem, I think.

I'll test it with a game or two tomorrow to verify.

Not an ideal solution, but if it keeps me going for now I'll let keep trialling Windows 8.

Have to say I do like the interface and it's ability to switch quickly/seamlessly between the traditional desktop and the new Metro UI, the problem is that a lot of basic functionality has become much less basic by removing the start menu. I really can't see the logic in removing it.

Example - you have to navigate to find the shut down or restart options unless you add shortcuts. There is no easy way to access the control panel directly etc.

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