Go Back   Android Forums > Android Community > The Lounge > Computers & IT

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

Like Tree79Likes

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old December 11th, 2012, 11:48 AM   #101 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
pbf98's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: MN
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,066
 
Device(s): Droid Razr Motorola Triumph
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 103
Thanked 177 Times in 136 Posts
Default

Ok, I installed it on a virtual box..... I messed around for two hours on it, I am just confused, and I have a technical background..

There were a couple things I liked.

the live tiles is a good idea, I like how it asked me if I had a Microsoft account (ie hotmail), reminds me of google. But that connects your mail live tile and also sets your default password.
I did like the internet explorer app, not the desktop version, but the app itself..

With Windows 8 it seems as if Start becomes your new desktop (as in you spend most of your time there )

Maybe with a few more hours I will get it haha

pbf98 is online now  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to pbf98 For This Useful Post:
Mehta23 (December 16th, 2012)
sponsored links
Old December 12th, 2012, 03:36 AM   #102 (permalink)
Disabled
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,033
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 541
Thanked 556 Times in 440 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pbf98 View Post
...I like how it asked me if I had a Microsoft account (ie hotmail), reminds me of google. But that connects your mail live tile and also sets your default password.
Does it allow you to continue without a MS/MSN/Hotmail account? That's a big turnoff for me, and one reason why I'm no longer renewing my Technet/MSDN subscriptions. Not the biggest sin they've committed by a long shot, but certainly a nail in the coffin. If they make that mandatory for Windows, I'll quit Microsoft at Windows 7.
Speed Daemon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 12th, 2012, 03:55 AM   #103 (permalink)
4 8 15 16 23 42
 
Xyro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 11,990
 
Device(s): SGS3, Nexus 7, HTC Desire HD, HTC Hero (GSM)
Carrier: Orange

Thanks: 3,186
Thanked 7,189 Times in 3,840 Posts
xyro.af@gmail.com
Default

Yeah, you can use it without. You wont have access to the app store though - which may or may not bother you.
__________________
Site Rules/Guidelines

If you see a post that needs a mod's attention, hit the button.
Xyro is online now  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Xyro For This Useful Post:
Speed Daemon (December 13th, 2012)
Old December 12th, 2012, 02:47 PM   #104 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
pbf98's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: MN
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,066
 
Device(s): Droid Razr Motorola Triumph
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 103
Thanked 177 Times in 136 Posts
Default

well if you think about it, its the same as google. To fully experience your android phone you need a gmail account.
pbf98 is online now  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to pbf98 For This Useful Post:
Speed Daemon (December 13th, 2012)
Old December 13th, 2012, 04:33 AM   #105 (permalink)
Disabled
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,033
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 541
Thanked 556 Times in 440 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pbf98 View Post
well if you think about it, its the same as google. To fully experience your android phone you need a gmail account.
There's a pretty large gap between "fully experience" and "use at all" though.

I had my phone for a few months before I got a gmail account, and I got it for reasons unrelated to the phone. Maybe my carrier and all of its software made this possible.

I got a hotmail account back when it was the equivalent to what gmail is today. Because I had no shortage of e-mail addresses, I used the hotmail account mainly to sign up at websites that I didn't completely trust, and didn't use it on a regular basis. When Microsoft took over, a lot of that convenience was lost because they'd close my account for inactivity, ask for more personal information than I wanted to give etc. etc.

When Technet and MSDN started demanding that I either join MSN (a pay-for service at the time) or open yet another-because-they-closed-my-last hotmail account as the sole conduit for accessing my business accounts with Microsoft, that didn't sit well with me at all. I didn't need more e-mail accounts to keep track of, and being the top corporate IT officer for a life-or-death business it was against my own corporate policy. But the business wasn't going to give up Windows over this, so I had no choice.

Since then, Microsoft has gotten more and more disagreeable about tying their professional services to their consumer products. I don't like it. It has been an influencing factor in me moving away from Microsoft products. Since leaving that job when it vanished during a corporate takeover, I've all but stopped supporting Windows. I've made exceptions, like with clients with existing Microsoft Select contracts that I don't have to administer. But aside from that I've been leaning towards educating existing clients about why buying Microsoft products for the workplace don't make fiscal sense (only when that's true, of course) and letting go of some lucrative clients that aren't lucrative enough for me to spend a lot of time keeping on top of all of Microsoft's products.

Now speaking as a consumer who has had nothing but trouble with Microsoft mail, Live and MSN (I can't get photos of loved ones because MSN demands that I sign up first) being unwanted intrusions, if I got a new Microsoft Surface and saw "Sign in/up with your Microsoft account", that thing would go right back into the box and be returned with a strong suggestion to the store manager that they should warn their customers about tricks like that.

I've noticed that Google has been acting a little big for its breeches lately. Nothing big, but definitely a move in the wrong direction for me. I like Android just fine, but I'm prepared to leave it behind and never look back if push comes to shove. I've done it before in business, and I'm sure I'll do it plenty more before they lower me into the ground.
Speed Daemon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 16th, 2012, 08:15 AM   #106 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: England,UK
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,385
 
Device(s): HTC Desire HD ( Running CM 10.1 ) HTC Sensation (Running CM10.1)
Carrier: Three

Thanks: 808
Thanked 284 Times in 221 Posts
Default

I was real close to actually buying a copy of windows 8. The cd pack was £25, the same as the digital download.
I was thinking that the original £50 was quite a bit to have a "play" on it to see if I like it was but £25 seems alright.
Just wanted to sort of recap on the disadvantages of Win 8.....is it just people don't like change, and some things are incompatible? Would my steam games work?
Mehta23 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 16th, 2012, 08:47 AM   #107 (permalink)
4 8 15 16 23 42
 
Xyro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 11,990
 
Device(s): SGS3, Nexus 7, HTC Desire HD, HTC Hero (GSM)
Carrier: Orange

Thanks: 3,186
Thanked 7,189 Times in 3,840 Posts
xyro.af@gmail.com
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mehta23 View Post
I was real close to actually buying a copy of windows 8. The cd pack was £25, the same as the digital download.
I was thinking that the original £50 was quite a bit to have a "play" on it to see if I like it was but £25 seems alright.
Just wanted to sort of recap on the disadvantages of Win 8.....is it just people don't like change, and some things are incompatible? Would my steam games work?
I haven't ran into any game that hasn't worked from day one. I have noticed that no stable Nvidea drivers have been released for my graphics card so far, although 5 different beta builds have been released and I've always found betas to work just fine.

The two programs I couldn't run were Phrase Express (a text expander), although they recently fixed that, and the program that comes with my Logitech mouse (so currently I cannot change what the extra buttons on it do). I believe many firewalls and antivirus programs have required updates for windows 8 compatibility, so check the websites of the ones you use to find out of they'll work yet.
Xyro is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old December 16th, 2012, 10:19 AM   #108 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: England,UK
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,385
 
Device(s): HTC Desire HD ( Running CM 10.1 ) HTC Sensation (Running CM10.1)
Carrier: Three

Thanks: 808
Thanked 284 Times in 221 Posts
Default

Not a Logitech G500 by any chance, is it? Thanks to this thread, I've seen that Windows 8 might not actually be as bad as everyone thinks :-D. Photo shop and Vegas work alright, I guess?

Also, would it be worth running it off a virtual box first, before setting up my hard drive for a dual boot?
Mehta23 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 16th, 2012, 10:52 AM   #109 (permalink)
4 8 15 16 23 42
 
Xyro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 11,990
 
Device(s): SGS3, Nexus 7, HTC Desire HD, HTC Hero (GSM)
Carrier: Orange

Thanks: 3,186
Thanked 7,189 Times in 3,840 Posts
xyro.af@gmail.com
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mehta23 View Post
Not a Logitech G500 by any chance, is it? Thanks to this thread, I've seen that Windows 8 might not actually be as bad as everyone thinks :-D. Photo shop and Vegas work alright, I guess?

Also, would it be worth running it off a virtual box first, before setting up my hard drive for a dual boot?
It's an MX518 (which was the prequel to the G400), but I think they all use the same program.

I had a look at their website and they have replaced that software with the new "Logitech Gaming Software", although it still cannot detect my mouse for some reason.

EDIT: Okay, a re-install fixed it. Now I can change my DPI again.
Xyro is online now  
Last edited by Xyro; December 16th, 2012 at 10:57 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Xyro For This Useful Post:
Mehta23 (December 16th, 2012)
Old December 16th, 2012, 03:58 PM   #110 (permalink)
Under paid Sasquatch!
 
SamuraiBigEd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 4,098
 
Device(s): HTC One Max, waiting for root! Asus Transformer 16GB
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3,061
Thanked 1,988 Times in 1,047 Posts
Default

OK, thought I had a problem with 8 finally, after a system update my Black Widow Ultimate starting failing but it turned out to be coincidence and after more money than I cared to spend right now on a new one it is working fine!
__________________
Have you seen me in a kilt?
Site Rules/Guidelines
Use the !Report button to report spam or objectionable posts.
If you find a post helpful please use the button!
SamuraiBigEd is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old December 16th, 2012, 04:08 PM   #111 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: England,UK
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,385
 
Device(s): HTC Desire HD ( Running CM 10.1 ) HTC Sensation (Running CM10.1)
Carrier: Three

Thanks: 808
Thanked 284 Times in 221 Posts
Default

Will windows stick to the low price of win 8, are they gonna hike it up soon?
Also, my question on virtual box vs straight dual boot.

After reading some reviews saying how good win 8 would be with a touch screen / tablet, I wonder if I made the right choice getting my ultra sharp monitor instead of a touch version.
Mehta23 is offline  
Last edited by Mehta23; December 16th, 2012 at 04:24 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old December 19th, 2012, 03:31 AM   #112 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: United States
Posts: 5
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Windows 8 is the best windows on this modern age i have install this windows in my coumpter and i am using this is great actually this si toatally like a android phone app and make your computer or laptop as a mobile phone i prefer to isntall windows 8 now in this modern age...
Anderson12 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 19th, 2012, 08:53 PM   #113 (permalink)
DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
Thread Author (OP)
 
ocnbrze's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: los angeles
Gender: Male
Posts: 22,552
 
Device(s): Galaxy Note 3, HTC Evo 4g LTE(no longer have), HTC 3vo(no longer have), HTC EVO (not activated)
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 28,912
Thanked 13,990 Times in 8,951 Posts
ocnbrze@gmail.com
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mehta23 View Post
Will windows stick to the low price of win 8, are they gonna hike it up soon?
Also, my question on virtual box vs straight dual boot.

After reading some reviews saying how good win 8 would be with a touch screen / tablet, I wonder if I made the right choice getting my ultra sharp monitor instead of a touch version.
well those touch screen monitors are not cheap. the only one i saw was at best buy: 23" Acer Touchscreen Monitor
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anderson12 View Post
Windows 8 is the best windows on this modern age i have install this windows in my coumpter and i am using this is great actually this si toatally like a android phone app and make your computer or laptop as a mobile phone i prefer to isntall windows 8 now in this modern age...
not sure about the best in modern age. i liked windows 7 and even windows xp....only time will tell about windows 8. its too early to say that.
__________________
The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate........Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe
I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be........Douglas Adams
ocnbrze is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old December 19th, 2012, 09:17 PM   #114 (permalink)
Resident Linux Nutcase
 
Prinny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Greenville, SC
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,479
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 653
Thanked 1,037 Times in 721 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ocnbrze View Post
well those touch screen monitors are not cheap. the only one i saw was at best buy: 23" Acer Touchscreen Monitor


not sure about the best in modern age. i liked windows 7 and even windows xp....only time will tell about windows 8. its too early to say that.

Touch screen monitors are too expensive for my tastes...

As far as windows, I agree with ocn. I'm still rocking xp and 7, on two seperate machines. The xp could easily go to 7....but why change it if it is not broken?
Speed Daemon likes this.
__________________
Want to brighten my day? Feel free to donate
Prinny is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2012, 02:41 AM   #115 (permalink)
Disabled
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,033
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 541
Thanked 556 Times in 440 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Prinny View Post
Touch screen monitors are too expensive for my tastes...
I've been hearing predictions that "touch screens are the wave of the future that will revolutionize computing" for well over 30 years now. I'm still not seeing it.

I got to use a CDC PLATO V terminal, which was interesting at the time, but crude when compared to the Xerox Star.

I've seen enough office workers with those wrist things, repetitive stress injuries and worse from keyboarding. I don't even want to know what kind of repetitive injuries might come from using a desktop touchscreen all day.

After the novelty of using a touch screen phone/tablet has worn off, there are a lot of things that I'd much rather have off-screen controls for on my hand-held devices. But they can only be operated by the touch screen.

Quote:
As far as windows, I agree with ocn. I'm still rocking xp and 7, on two seperate machines. The xp could easily go to 7....but why change it if it is not broken?
But you know that sooner or later Microsoft will get it to be broken.

There are a lot of things that Windows 2000 would be perfectly fine for. But because Windows developers rush to the latest Microsoft development toys, and produce output that needs XP or greater to run, I've been forced to upgrade. Eventually XP will suffer the same fate. And so on and so on.

I wouldn't mind if I actually saw some genuine benefit for the user, but all I see is planned obsolescence. If a similar thing was done with cars for example, say a new fuel every three or four years that older cars can't use, people would be up in arms about it.
Speed Daemon is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Speed Daemon For This Useful Post:
argedion (January 28th, 2013)
Old December 20th, 2012, 08:21 AM   #116 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: England,UK
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,385
 
Device(s): HTC Desire HD ( Running CM 10.1 ) HTC Sensation (Running CM10.1)
Carrier: Three

Thanks: 808
Thanked 284 Times in 221 Posts
Default

I'm pretty sure I found a AOC touch monitor for less than £100....
Mehta23 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2012, 09:44 AM   #117 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Luxembourg
Gender: Male
Posts: 128
 
Device(s): Galaxy S4, MS Surface Pro 128Gb
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 19
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheKalle View Post
I hate it!
I love it!
CargoMatatu is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2012, 12:03 PM   #118 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: The Shire
Posts: 810
 
Device(s): HTC Wildfire S x 2, Xperia U, Huawei Y300, N7, Generic Allwinner tab, Bluestacks
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 93
Thanked 206 Times in 154 Posts
Default

It's a new interface, but you can still get a start button if you really want one. I actually like it, but I still think the Xerox Star had the best desktop UI (I installed and supported them in the early/mid 80's).
Davdi is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 18th, 2013, 06:17 PM   #119 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: England,UK
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,385
 
Device(s): HTC Desire HD ( Running CM 10.1 ) HTC Sensation (Running CM10.1)
Carrier: Three

Thanks: 808
Thanked 284 Times in 221 Posts
Default

So the price of win8 is said to increase by 500%.

Thinking of getting it now ,while its cheap and putting it on my ssd when I get it.? Still worth it over sticking with win 7
Mehta23 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 18th, 2013, 06:32 PM   #120 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Atma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North Carolina
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,070
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S2; Nexus 10
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 3,427
Thanked 2,901 Times in 1,850 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mehta23 View Post
So the price of win8 is said to increase by 500%.

Thinking of getting it now ,while its cheap and putting it on my ssd when I get it.? Still worth it over sticking with win 7

I haven't regretted buying it at all. It takes me 18 seconds to boot up and that's not ssd.
Atma is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old January 18th, 2013, 08:15 PM   #121 (permalink)
Disabled
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,033
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 541
Thanked 556 Times in 440 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mehta23 View Post
So the price of win8 is said to increase by 500%.

Thinking of getting it now ,while its cheap and putting it on my ssd when I get it.? Still worth it over sticking with win 7
If Microsoft increases the price of Windows 8 500%, and the price of Windows 8 computers double overnight, sales will plummet, and Microsoft will be forced to give Windows 8 away for free in a month or two. Wait until that happens. You'll also like having the Service Pack version...
Speed Daemon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 19th, 2013, 06:40 AM   #122 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: England,UK
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,385
 
Device(s): HTC Desire HD ( Running CM 10.1 ) HTC Sensation (Running CM10.1)
Carrier: Three

Thanks: 808
Thanked 284 Times in 221 Posts
Default

Haha.

Fine. I shall.

In the meantime I might look at getting the dev version installed on a virtual box.
Mehta23 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 21st, 2013, 01:26 AM   #123 (permalink)
DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
Thread Author (OP)
 
ocnbrze's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: los angeles
Gender: Male
Posts: 22,552
 
Device(s): Galaxy Note 3, HTC Evo 4g LTE(no longer have), HTC 3vo(no longer have), HTC EVO (not activated)
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 28,912
Thanked 13,990 Times in 8,951 Posts
ocnbrze@gmail.com
Default

here you go the new pricing for windows 8:
Quote:
The prices are as follows: the Windows 8 Pro Pack will be available for $99.99, the Windows 8 and Windows Pro upgrade editions will be sold for $119.99 and $199.99 respectively, and the Windows 8 Media Center Pack will be offered for $9.99.
original article:
Microsoft: Windows 8 pricing information revealed | BGR
ocnbrze is online now  
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to ocnbrze For This Useful Post:
argedion (January 28th, 2013), Atma (January 21st, 2013), Speed Daemon (January 21st, 2013)
Old January 21st, 2013, 12:31 PM   #124 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Bob Maxey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 4,837
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 381
Thanked 811 Times in 641 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Speed Daemon View Post
If Microsoft increases the price of Windows 8 500%, and the price of Windows 8 computers double overnight, sales will plummet, and Microsoft will be forced to give Windows 8 away for free in a month or two. Wait until that happens. You'll also like having the Service Pack version...
Bob is curious.

Where is it said that Microsoft will raise the price of W8 by 500%? Just asking because I took a look, and the cost seems to be less than previous operating systems and while I am asking, increased from what to this 500% level?

W8 Pro (upgrade) is $40.00 directly from MS.
Bob Maxey is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 21st, 2013, 12:40 PM   #125 (permalink)
I ain't nobody!
 
saptech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Third Stone from the Sun
Posts: 3,544
 
Device(s): Motorola Moto G, Samsung Stratosphere, Galaxy Tab 2 SE.
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 572
Thanked 768 Times in 612 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Maxey View Post
Bob is curious.

W8 Pro (upgrade) is $40.00 directly from MS.
Not after Jan. 31. To be honest, if I could get it for $40 I would but I don't have any Windows since I got rid of the netbook.

Quote:
The prices are as follows: the Windows 8 Pro Pack will be available for $99.99, the Windows 8 and Windows Pro upgrade editions will be sold for $119.99 and $199.99 respectively, and the Windows 8 Media Center Pack will be offered for $9.99.
__________________
Like it is...Yusef Lateef
saptech is offline  
Last edited by saptech; January 21st, 2013 at 12:42 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old January 21st, 2013, 02:46 PM   #126 (permalink)
Disabled
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,033
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 541
Thanked 556 Times in 440 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Maxey View Post
Bob is curious.

Where is it said that Microsoft will raise the price of W8 by 500%?
In the post that I quoted when I wrote that. Notice the little arrow glyph to the right of the line that starts with "Originally Posted by". You can click on that and find the post that's being referenced.
Speed Daemon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2013, 08:27 PM   #127 (permalink)
huh
Senior Member
 
huh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: in total denial
Gender: Female
Posts: 2,811
 
Device(s):
Carrier: carry this

Thanks: 512
Thanked 1,046 Times in 845 Posts
yes
Default

It's true.. I didn't read this whole thread but...I assume you are talking about the price increase! because I was a beta tester for win 8 I got a notice the other day that the price is going to skyrocket! (and I got it free Plus outlook too..cuz they are afraid of me..
but anywho..buy it now...!!
huh is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2013, 08:37 PM   #128 (permalink)
Resident Linux Nutcase
 
Prinny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Greenville, SC
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,479
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 653
Thanked 1,037 Times in 721 Posts
Default Re: windows 8

After about a week of playing with the full windows 8 and not the beta...I have to say. It's really not bad...I've used worse. I'm looking at you Vista.

If the price does increase, good thing I got my new laptop before it does happen.
Prinny is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 23rd, 2013, 10:11 AM   #129 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: England,UK
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,385
 
Device(s): HTC Desire HD ( Running CM 10.1 ) HTC Sensation (Running CM10.1)
Carrier: Three

Thanks: 808
Thanked 284 Times in 221 Posts
Default

So... Buy now? Or wait till it comes down?

I wasn't really looking to get it, but i definitely won't get it for £100...
Mehta23 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 23rd, 2013, 10:27 AM   #130 (permalink)
4 8 15 16 23 42
 
Xyro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 11,990
 
Device(s): SGS3, Nexus 7, HTC Desire HD, HTC Hero (GSM)
Carrier: Orange

Thanks: 3,186
Thanked 7,189 Times in 3,840 Posts
xyro.af@gmail.com
Default

All those 4/500% hike headlines seem a bit sensationalist to me. They did say at launch that the 25 price was only going to be available to early adopters, and the new price is fairly comparable to Windows 7's launch prices, as far as I'm aware.

I certainly think it's a bad idea, given the fact windows 8 isn't exactly setting the world on fire at the lower price, but I don't think it's unexpected by any means.
Speed Daemon likes this.
Xyro is online now  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old January 23rd, 2013, 10:36 AM   #131 (permalink)
DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
Thread Author (OP)
 
ocnbrze's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: los angeles
Gender: Male
Posts: 22,552
 
Device(s): Galaxy Note 3, HTC Evo 4g LTE(no longer have), HTC 3vo(no longer have), HTC EVO (not activated)
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 28,912
Thanked 13,990 Times in 8,951 Posts
ocnbrze@gmail.com
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mehta23 View Post
So... Buy now? Or wait till it comes down?

I wasn't really looking to get it, but i definitely won't get it for £100...
well i do not see the price going and further down then it is already. it is supposed to be going up very soon though.......so that will be up to you.
ocnbrze is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old January 23rd, 2013, 11:40 AM   #132 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: England,UK
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,385
 
Device(s): HTC Desire HD ( Running CM 10.1 ) HTC Sensation (Running CM10.1)
Carrier: Three

Thanks: 808
Thanked 284 Times in 221 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xyro View Post
All those 4/500% hike headlines seem a bit sensationalist to me. They did say at launch that the £25 price was only going to be available to early adopters, and the new price is fairly comparable to Windows 7's launch prices, as far as I'm aware.

I certainly think it's a bad idea, given the fact windows 8 isn't exactly setting the world on fire at the lower price, but I don't think it's unexpected by any means.

Yeah. I see what you mean.
Mehta23 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 23rd, 2013, 10:50 PM   #133 (permalink)
Disabled
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,033
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 541
Thanked 556 Times in 440 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Prinny View Post
After about a week of playing with the full windows 8 and not the beta...I have to say. It's really not bad...I've used worse. I'm looking at you Vista.
Don't look too long! You might go blind or something...
Xyro, Prinny and Davdi like this.
Speed Daemon is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Speed Daemon For This Useful Post:
ocnbrze (January 23rd, 2013), Prinny (January 24th, 2013)
Old January 27th, 2013, 02:13 PM   #134 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 19
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Default

I have no real problems with Windows 8, i do have a little bit of knowledge about computers, I like windows 8, faster, so far reliable.
nash211 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to nash211 For This Useful Post:
ocnbrze (January 27th, 2013)
Old January 27th, 2013, 02:20 PM   #135 (permalink)
DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
Thread Author (OP)
 
ocnbrze's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: los angeles
Gender: Male
Posts: 22,552
 
Device(s): Galaxy Note 3, HTC Evo 4g LTE(no longer have), HTC 3vo(no longer have), HTC EVO (not activated)
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 28,912
Thanked 13,990 Times in 8,951 Posts
ocnbrze@gmail.com
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nash211 View Post
I have no real problems with Windows 8, i do have a little bit of knowledge about computers, I like windows 8, faster, so far reliable.
welcome to the forums!!!!!

i like windows 8, but for me it seems that pc built with windows 8 built in seems to work better. i have a pc that i upgraded from windows 7 to 8 and now small thing do not always work right. sometime the vol keys on the keyboard don't work. or the trackpad is a little wonky. the cursor will jump around all over the place when moving it.

however, the pc i bought with windows 8 already works flawlessly.

overall though i like windows 8.
ocnbrze is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old January 27th, 2013, 05:14 PM   #136 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 19
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ocnbrze View Post
welcome to the forums!!!!!

i like windows 8, but for me it seems that pc built with windows 8 built in seems to work better. i have a pc that i upgraded from windows 7 to 8 and now small thing do not always work right. sometime the vol keys on the keyboard don't work. or the trackpad is a little wonky. the cursor will jump around all over the place when moving it.

however, the pc i bought with windows 8 already works flawlessly.

overall though i like windows 8.
I agree it is definitely a learning curve to install on older computers, I tried different software, drivers etc. Thanks for the Welcome.
nash211 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 28th, 2013, 11:31 AM   #137 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: England,UK
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,385
 
Device(s): HTC Desire HD ( Running CM 10.1 ) HTC Sensation (Running CM10.1)
Carrier: Three

Thanks: 808
Thanked 284 Times in 221 Posts
Default

3 days left. Still not sure if I should get it :P Although most of the posts in this thread say that it's a good upgrade and isnt as bad as other are making out.

If I am coming from Windows 7 64-bit ultimate, which is the best version for me to go for?
Mehta23 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 28th, 2013, 12:53 PM   #138 (permalink)
DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
Thread Author (OP)
 
ocnbrze's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: los angeles
Gender: Male
Posts: 22,552
 
Device(s): Galaxy Note 3, HTC Evo 4g LTE(no longer have), HTC 3vo(no longer have), HTC EVO (not activated)
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 28,912
Thanked 13,990 Times in 8,951 Posts
ocnbrze@gmail.com
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mehta23 View Post
3 days left. Still not sure if I should get it :P Although most of the posts in this thread say that it's a good upgrade and isnt as bad as other are making out.

If I am coming from Windows 7 64-bit ultimate, which is the best version for me to go for?
to be honest i never use the tiles that comes with windows 8. i only use the desktop and that is it. windows 7 is a great os.........so it is up to you to make that decision.

but i will say this. if you are upgrading........then i would wait. get a pc that has it built in. my pc after upgrading has some small issues. it seems that not all the drivers work well. like i said a few posts ago, my keyboard acts funky sometimes and the track pad on my laptop is also acts weird as well. i bought a pc that came with 8 and it works flawlessly.
ocnbrze is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old January 28th, 2013, 02:58 PM   #139 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: England,UK
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,385
 
Device(s): HTC Desire HD ( Running CM 10.1 ) HTC Sensation (Running CM10.1)
Carrier: Three

Thanks: 808
Thanked 284 Times in 221 Posts
Default

Does it difference if I'm using a custom built PC?
Mehta23 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 28th, 2013, 03:02 PM   #140 (permalink)
DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
Thread Author (OP)
 
ocnbrze's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: los angeles
Gender: Male
Posts: 22,552
 
Device(s): Galaxy Note 3, HTC Evo 4g LTE(no longer have), HTC 3vo(no longer have), HTC EVO (not activated)
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 28,912
Thanked 13,990 Times in 8,951 Posts
ocnbrze@gmail.com
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mehta23 View Post
Does it difference if I'm using a custom built PC?
i do not see why it would as you are still dealing with drivers to support your hardware. but i can't be sure.
ocnbrze is online now  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ocnbrze For This Useful Post:
Mehta23 (January 28th, 2013)
sponsored links
Old January 28th, 2013, 04:53 PM   #141 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: England,UK
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,385
 
Device(s): HTC Desire HD ( Running CM 10.1 ) HTC Sensation (Running CM10.1)
Carrier: Three

Thanks: 808
Thanked 284 Times in 221 Posts
Default

:-P (sorry!)

Does it make a difference that my motherboard claims to be Win8 ready?
Mehta23 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 28th, 2013, 06:15 PM   #142 (permalink)
The TechnoFrog
 
argedion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: The Severed Garden
Posts: 5,520
 
Device(s): HTC EVO 4g(Retired), HTC EVO LTE(Retired), LG Lucid(Returned), Motorola Droid Razr M, Nexus 7
Carrier: GOD

Thanks: 5,565
Thanked 5,324 Times in 2,469 Posts
Default

I removed windows and havent been happier. Currently running PC-BSD and loving it. I still have a lot to learn but I'm ready for it. The two weeks I ran windows 8 were almost as bad as the two weeks I ran vista.
__________________
All My Links In one Convenient Place
Asking simple questions can keep us from doing dumb things.
argedion is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old January 28th, 2013, 06:16 PM   #143 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 19
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mehta23 View Post
3 days left. Still not sure if I should get it :P Although most of the posts in this thread say that it's a good upgrade and isnt as bad as other are making out.

If I am coming from Windows 7 64-bit ultimate, which is the best version for me to go for?

Windows 8 pro version
nash211 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to nash211 For This Useful Post:
Mehta23 (January 29th, 2013)
Old February 28th, 2013, 08:47 PM   #144 (permalink)
你好
 
mikedt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Xilinhot, China 中国锡林浩特
Posts: 8,647
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Win Duos, Lenovo P700i
Carrier: China Mobile, China Unicom.

Thanks: 2,942
Thanked 2,494 Times in 1,787 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to mikedt
Default

For the last two weeks Windows 8 "Action Center" has been nagging about an update for Windows, probably the "Second Tuesday" thing. But when try and do the update, it says the update is not available in your region, or it that can't be found. Anyone else seen this?

I've hardly used Windows lately, been Linux most of the time. I'm actually tempted just to nuke Windows completely if this continues.
__________________
The People's Guide to Android in the People's Republic.
Honorary Grand Poobah Shenzhen University English Corner.
http://welcometomychina.tumblr.com/
There are nine million bicycles in Beijing.
There are nine million Androids in Shenzhen.
mikedt is online now  
Last edited by mikedt; February 28th, 2013 at 08:49 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old March 2nd, 2013, 10:53 AM   #145 (permalink)
Under paid Sasquatch!
 
SamuraiBigEd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 4,098
 
Device(s): HTC One Max, waiting for root! Asus Transformer 16GB
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3,061
Thanked 1,988 Times in 1,047 Posts
Default Re: windows 8

Foolishly I did the update, one system is running smooth as glass the other just got corrupted and crashed. I have to give MS props, the Refresh feature worked exactly as advertised. It does however remove all programs so I am going to go ahead and wipe and fresh install.

Now I have to spend an hour on the phone with Adobe and convince them to reauthorize my master collection, they tend to think you are cheating the max number of systems.
SamuraiBigEd is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to SamuraiBigEd For This Useful Post:
ocnbrze (March 2nd, 2013)
Old March 2nd, 2013, 01:56 PM   #146 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: The Shire
Posts: 810
 
Device(s): HTC Wildfire S x 2, Xperia U, Huawei Y300, N7, Generic Allwinner tab, Bluestacks
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 93
Thanked 206 Times in 154 Posts
Default

I'm running Win8 on 'Frankenstein' (socket 775/ Celeron E3300/4Gb DDR2-800, old ATI 256Mb PCI-E graphics card) This box has had Vista and 7 on it before , always dual booting with Linux. Win 8 is much quicker to boot & shut down, and feels more responsive, I'm getting to like it quite a lot, more so since I used Classic Shell to re-instate a nice start button. I use the desktop for Libre Office, Chrome and media stuff (VLC and Winamp) and the 'modern' UI for other stuff. With a start button it's a nice separation of serious and not-so serious stuff.
Davdi is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Davdi For This Useful Post:
NightAngel79 (March 4th, 2013), ocnbrze (March 2nd, 2013)
Old March 7th, 2013, 11:48 AM   #147 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
pbf98's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: MN
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,066
 
Device(s): Droid Razr Motorola Triumph
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 103
Thanked 177 Times in 136 Posts
Default

I got a question for you, if you purchase the upgrade (from 7 to 8) for the discounted price, can you install it on a blank hard drive? My girlfriend wants windows 8, but I want her to let me upgrade her hard drive to a ssd.

So would there be problems with that?
pbf98 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old March 7th, 2013, 11:58 AM   #148 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
palmtree5's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: USA
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,744
 
Device(s): HTC One SV, Samsung Galaxy Prevail (retired), Nexus 7 (Gen 1)
Carrier: Boost Mobile

Thanks: 1,655
Thanked 1,462 Times in 754 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pbf98 View Post
I got a question for you, if you purchase the upgrade (from 7 to 8) for the discounted price, can you install it on a blank hard drive? My girlfriend wants windows 8, but I want her to let me upgrade her hard drive to a ssd.

So would there be problems with that?
Not really sure, maybe you could try migrating 7 to the ssd then upgrade
__________________
Find a post helpful? Hit
See spam or something offensive? Hit
New to the site? Site Rules/Guidelines and Introductions
Not a member yet but want to join? Join here!
Let's cure cancer with our phones
palmtree5 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old March 7th, 2013, 12:33 PM   #149 (permalink)
Under paid Sasquatch!
 
SamuraiBigEd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 4,098
 
Device(s): HTC One Max, waiting for root! Asus Transformer 16GB
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3,061
Thanked 1,988 Times in 1,047 Posts
Default Re: windows 8

Yes, the upgrade disc allows for a fresh install. The discount pricing ended in January however, I believe it is over $100 now.
SamuraiBigEd is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to SamuraiBigEd For This Useful Post:
ocnbrze (March 7th, 2013)
Old March 8th, 2013, 06:12 PM   #150 (permalink)
Jolly Bounty Hunter
 
NightAngel79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Northern Ky
Gender: Male
Posts: 21,317
 
Device(s): HTC OneMax; Note 10.1; DROID DNA (retired);Transformer Prime(daughter); Rezound(retired); Droid In
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 13,503
Thanked 6,328 Times in 3,873 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to NightAngel79
Default Re: windows 8

Quote:
Originally Posted by SamuraiBigEd View Post
Yes, the upgrade disc allows for a fresh install. The discount pricing ended in January however, I believe it is over $100 now.
Really? I would have thought that defeated the purpose, unless what you mean is that it is the same price as the regular was...
NightAngel79 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Community > The Lounge > Computers & IT
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:48 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.