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    Default Here's a question for you...

    I read all sorts of stuff in Forums where I write & try to understand the queries & respond helpfully to them. That said, here's MY question...

    Why does my stuff just seem to just work properly, seamlessly & as it's supposed to & as expected? Don't have or see the problems about which others enquire. (Knock on wood)

    (It's rhetorical, don't expect reply, not really seeking reply... it just often stumps me or leaves me curious & wondering; has for a long time.) And, BTW, no thought or implication that I'm 'special' or better than anyone else so, please don't go there.)

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    Default Re: Here's a question for you...

    Hey Drew:

    This is my first post on the forum, and I'm glad to be here. And I'm with you on this one. I installed Windows 8 on my non-touch screen desktop a couple of days ago, and it's been working like a freakin' dream. I absolutely love it. So much so that I've put off my plans on building a PC because I'm pretty happy with what I have now, even though my machine is three years old (although I did upgrade the RAM and I replaced the motherboard because the old one died on me).

    I'm so happy with with Windows 8 that I paid another $40 bucks to upgrade my middle of the road laptop, and while it isn't as fast as my desktop, it's a HUGE improvement in performance. At least twice as fast as it was running Windows 7.

    I guess this post was more for a "I love Windows 8" thread....but, I'm just so glad to hear that other people are enjoying their experience, especially since the majority are bashing this great OS left and right.

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    Default Re: Here's a question for you...

    I am the one who loves Windows 8 so much!

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    Default Re: Here's a question for you...

    'RST' ( god I wish we knew names sometimes, geeesh)

    Well, actually, I wasn't just referring to Windows 8 but, yes it's great fun & very good. Things went well for me w/ &, Vista & XP, too... I never liked anything before XP much. Also, I must agree, it is most refreshing to read nice, positive, enthusiastic editorials in contrast to so much other. Actually there's a good more good expressed than one might think. The negative just always seems to 'stick out' more. And, yes, the reality is, the negative is, really, not deserving.

    And speaking of 8, specifically, I have been running RP for 8 months on my desktop PC. I am being given Windows 8 Pro which, will replace my RP. I am, also, going to grab the $40 Upgrade & use it to replace Vista on my laptop. Mostly my laptop goes w/ me on client calls. Will be cool to have Win8 on it to show my IT customers & to show friends. Will make it easy to 'hands-on' clear up some of the unfortunate myths floating around about Windows 8.

    Oh & WELCOME to the Forum!!

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    Default Re: Here's a question for you...

    My belief is that most of the problems are caused by installation problems.

    First: Many people try to Upgrade Install from a marginally operations at best OS, and expect things to be "fixed" with this upgrade. Will not happen in most cases.

    Second: Many people do not take the time to burn the ISO File to a DVD or Flash Drive and do not have accessibility to the Repair Console, or even a DVD that gives them another chance to install Win 8.

    Third: People are basically lazy and do not want to spend the time to install all their apps and customizations.

    Here is how I installed Win 8 Pro on 2 laptops:

    I went to the official MS site and paid my $40 each.
    When asked how I wanted to install Win 8 Pro I chose Save Nothing.
    I then chose to burn the ISO file to a DVD
    I then booted to that DVD and chose Custom Install.
    I then chose Disk Options and Formatted the partition I was installing Win 8 into
    I then installed Win 8 Pro.
    I then did all my customizations and installed all my apps.

    The above took me about 5 hours, including making 3 Images, one after Win 8 installation, one after apps installation before Office 2010 installation, and a final Image after everything was installed and working correctly.

    Now you say "5 hours, boy that's a lot of time!"
    My response. Both of our laptops are working perfectly using Win 8 Pro. If your PC is not working perfectly, how much time will you waste trying to figure out why and fixing your problems?

    nuff' said!

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    Default Re: Here's a question for you...

    This raise 1 question, from myself, Ted. Aside from the images part but just the 7, you list 7, steps...

    What else, more or different could or would there be? It's that straight-forward... Get it, burn it, install it .. how can that get mucked up, there's so little to it. I reckoned would take you less time than that since all your stuff is on a Data drive.

    Oh, I'm way too tired. G'night.

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    Because most people do not follow this procedure. They are lazy and do not want to reinstall apps so they take the shortcut offered by MS to Upgrade their installation. On paper this looks great, but in real life there are way too many variables. This is a complex app that is being installed over other complex apps. If the original OS is mucked up, why would the new OS not be mucked up.

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    Default Re: Here's a question for you...

    It takes a lot less time to install the OS correctly, than to rush through it & spend countless hours trying to fix it.

    Do it right the first time, making sure to create media & do a Clean install, after updating & installing important apps like Media Center & Office, run a virus scan & defrag. Then, before installing the usual used apps, create a Full disk image of your new install.

    This image gives you a "clean install" with important apps activated, from which to recover when needed.

    I've yet to have any negative issues with my Windows 8 Pro install, just one app that wasn't functioning correctly, that I removed.

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    Default Re: Here's a question for you...

    Like I said, I created 3 Images for each of the PC's I clean installed Win 8 Pro on a formatted partition. After Win 8 Pro was installed and my basic customizations were done: defrag and Image.

    Then after all apps except Office: defrag and Image

    Then after totally complete: defrag and Image.

    This was the only Image I ultimately kept. The intermediate Images were deleted once I restored the final Image

    Did I mention the only way to check an Image is to restore that Image.

    So the 5 hours I mentioned earlier were at least 1/5 devoted to these defrag and image chores. Perhaps a little more.

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    Default Re: Here's a question for you...

    Ted, it will always be agreed & recommended that fresh approach is the ideal method. Certainly, the "Keep nothing" selection does fall in realm of the message, here. I haven't had call to be in a store recently so, can't say if there are non-Upgrade discs on the shelves. Pre-Win8, were OEM discs. Now, there are System Builder discs.

    List price, $195 US,
    $140 on Amazon. ( only 1 checked)

    System Builder does not offer to keep anything.

    "Windows 8 Professional System Builder DVD 64-Bit Windows 8 Professional System Builder is for pre-installation on a new personal computer or installation on a computer that is not currently running Windows 7, Vista, or XP. This product is not an upgrade and does not provide solutions to help you keep personal settings or files as the product is installed."

    Cheers,
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