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Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:17 AM

This article pretty much sums up my experience with the WIndows Developer Preview so far. What do you think?
http://www.extremetech.com/computing/96249-5-deal-breaking-flaws-in-windows-8
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:28 AM

Yup, happen to agree. I think Windows 8 is gearing up to be a epic fail. It would be one thing if this was a new operating system for phones/tablets, but to market towards the desktop user is a horrible mistake. I have to agree with earlier sentiments and say Windows 7 is going to be the new Windows XP, people will be hard pressed to switch from it.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 12:02 PM

Windows 7 is the new XP; Windows Vista is passing the torch it got from Windows ME to Windows 8.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 04:39 PM

...toying with Task Manager with a fat finger isnít the best experience in the world.


About sums it up.:blink:


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Posted 16 September 2011 - 04:49 PM

For some reason i cant get any of the apps from the Metro UI to launch.

What am I doing wrong.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 04:54 PM

Did you change that registry key and forget to change it back?
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 04:59 PM

Nope

This is on a new Vmware 8 install.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 05:00 PM

Certain ones run. But i cant get weather, socialite, stocks, tweetrama, etc to run. Even IE does not launch from Metro.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 05:16 PM

For some reason i cant get any of the apps from the Metro UI to launch.

What am I doing wrong.


Did you disable aero/transparent glass or change your desktop theme/disable anything in advanced settings? (screenshot below is my Win 7 settings)

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 05:18 PM

Nope..i just reset my states back to right after i installed and no apps are launching in vmware or virtualbox.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 05:26 PM

Nope..i just reset my states back to right after i installed and no apps are launching in vmware or virtualbox.

Same here, though I think I got IE to run from the Metro UI once I had opened it previously from the classic desktop.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 05:47 PM

Nope..i just reset my states back to right after i installed and no apps are launching in vmware or virtualbox.


Permissions/settings during setup?

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More here: How to Do a Clean Install of Windows 8 http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2299-clean-install-windows-8-a.html?filter[2]=Installation%20and%20Setup

Edited by Union_Thug, 16 September 2011 - 06:32 PM.


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Posted 16 September 2011 - 05:57 PM

THis was as clean as you can get. Brand new drive nothing else on it. Prob reinstall to be sure.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 06:19 PM

THis was as clean as you can get. Brand new drive nothing else on it. Prob reinstall to be sure.



I am having same issue. I thought, since I was in the regedit looking around and messing with settings, I might have disabled something causing it not to work.
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 06:33 PM

Control Panel>>Privacy?

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