Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Oct 2012 18:10 UTC
Windows Steve Ballmer has just announced that in the first three days of being on sale, more than 4 million people have bought the Windows 8 upgrade. This doesn't count OEM installations or Microsoft's own Surface - just individual upgrades. Definitely a promising start for Windows 8, but then, these are most likely enthusiasts (I'm one of those four million), so we still don't know a whole lot. I'm patiently waiting for the response from regular consumers.
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RE: Not Ringing My Bell So Far
by WereCatf on Wed 31st Oct 2012 02:08 UTC in reply to "Not Ringing My Bell So Far"
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

2. I start the install, and it provides me with a few options about keeping all my crap. Essentially: upgrade with your programs, with just your personal stuff, or with nothing.

I choose "with my programs", and it informs me that Windows Media Center isn't supported, and therefore that whole option is unavailable!! So because 1 app isn't compatible, I have to re-install everything!? msUpgradePointsTally--;


Wow, now that I didn't know. Talk about piss-poor execution of the upgrade! Hell, I can imagine almost everyone having atleast one unsupported application, meaning that people will have to re-install everything.

4. After the upgrade Windows politely explains that my screen resolution is too low for "Windows Snap" to work (or something like that). I think to myself; "Who cares. Sounds like something I don't need anyhow, Right?".

Wrong. Turns out that if your resolution is too low for snap. It's too low for everything! As a consequence I cannot run any Metro app. The entire Win8 start screen is just a bunch of pretty boxes of no bloody use whatsoever. msUpgradePointsTally--;


That's something I, too, found exceedingly stupid on Microsoft's part. Having low-resolution displays is not uncommon, and it says quite a lot about this whole thing that it's too inflexible to be able to accommodate various screen resolutions.

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blitze Member since:
2006-09-15

Low resolution display?? What are you running 640 x 480?? Metro should be handling 1280 x 768 or so. It was designed with tablets and phones in mind.

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