Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Jan 2013 18:47 UTC
Windows "Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet, due on February 9th, will have a smaller amount of storage space than expected. A company spokesperson has confirmed to The Verge that the 64GB edition of Surface Pro will have 23GB of free storage out of the box. The 128GB model will have 83GB of free storage. It appears that the Windows 8 install, built-in apps, and a recovery partition will make up the 41GB total on the base Surface Pro model." Oh Microsoft.
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RE[4]: I call BS on everyone
by Moredhas on Wed 30th Jan 2013 22:13 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I call BS on everyone"
Moredhas
Member since:
2008-04-10

I work in a small computer store, and a couple of times a month, people end up with some corrupted data or other, preventing their OS from booting, or some updates that didn't install correctly, preventing the OS from loading. Windows breaks far too frequently.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

And I would wager the problem behind all of that was hardware failure or the hardware is going buy buy and it just isn't immediately apparent.

I've had problems with Windows 8 recently, it was due to a stick of ram being busted, the last time I've had problems with 7 was due to a dying hardisk.

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RE[6]: I call BS on everyone
by Moredhas on Thu 31st Jan 2013 08:30 in reply to "RE[5]: I call BS on everyone"
Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

Most of the time, if Windows won't boot, it is due to a hardware failure, but sometimes data just becomes corrupted, and everything tests fine. Also, the case where a computer loses power installing updates is quite common, and it's often beyond a restore point, or a repair.

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