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[5]: I call BS on everyone
by lucas_maximus on Thu 31st Jan 2013 07:59 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: I call BS on everyone"
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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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

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.


Nothing just becomes corrupted, users lie all the time.

I suspect other OSes would have problems coming back to life after being left in some half state. I normally have a system image I can go back to if there are any problems.

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