Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Jul 2013 16:02 UTC
Windows "Windows 8.1 RTM will be available for OEM partners in late August. This means OEMs will be able to get the RTM bits and begin preparing devices with Windows 8.1 just in time for the holidays! We’ll have more details to share in the coming months for consumers and other customers on how to get Windows 8.1." So far, Windows 8.1 has been a massive improvement over Windows 8 on my Surface RT - except for the total system crashes (including shrieking sounds) Skype causes a few times per week.
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RE: Interface
by bassbeast on Sat 13th Jul 2013 09:53 UTC in reply to "Interface"
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I have a question since it sounds like you are a fellow PC shop guy....have you been doing any "refresh my PC" jobs on win 8? a little or a lot?

Because I am now convinced that win 8 has some sort of corruption bug and refresh my PC was jammed in there at the last minute because they couldn't get rid of the problem. i have a ton of Win 7 systems out in the wild and honestly other than hardware upgrades or replacement? They don't need me, it just keeps right on ticking. Compare this to those that didn't listen to me and bought win 8 systems anyway, I've had to do at least once and in many cases multiple "refreshes" because Win 8 ends up crapping all over itself, and these systems aren't even a year old.

So I'm curious to see if you have seen something similar. I find it kinda sad that I have plenty of seriously old systems, we are talking late model P4s and Pentium Ds and they are all solid as a rock under Win 7 (the most i had to do was slap in a few HD2400XT cards for those whose old IGP didn't have Win 7 drivers) while my customers that went and bought new laptops with Win 8 despite my warning end up bringing the systems in for refresh.

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