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  1. azcruz's Avatar
    Downloaded and installed Windows 8.1 on my PC this weekend. I am totally convinced this is the most awfulest POS in creation.
    Steve Balmer should have not only resigned, he should have killed himself for letting this POS out of the factory!



    Go get yourself a Mac and OSX and be happy. There is no point in torturing yourself and us convincing you about Windows 8.





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    rdubmu likes this.
    09-17-2013 08:02 PM
  2. Dk92's Avatar
    Downloaded and installed Windows 8.1 on my PC this weekend. I am totally convinced this is the most awfulest POS in creation.
    Steve Balmer should have not only resigned, he should have killed himself for letting this POS out of the factory!
    oh my god, lmao xD
    09-17-2013 08:04 PM
  3. DalekSnare's Avatar
    8.1 works fine for me. I haven't tried games but Netflix works great. As expected from a second version of a new interface, it has many great improvements to the UI as far as Metro is concerned.
    09-17-2013 08:15 PM
  4. stephen_az's Avatar
    I am expressing annoyance with an operating system.
    What's wrong with that?
    What is wrong with it is the fact that you initially presented an offensive tantrum and then supplemented it with ill informed and inaccurate information, some of which suggests something went wrong during the installation or you simply do not know what you are doing and should have waited for the actual release. Guess what? Installation errors actually happen on occasion and they are even more likely when you choose to install either a leaked version or the RTM prior to OEMs finalizing drivers and app modifications.. For the record though, you do not need to run Netflix in Firefox and Silverlight does install in a stable version of the OS. Of course, you do not need to use any browser for Netflix with 8.0 and 8.1 - there is an app with more robust functionality. In fact, the app offers greater functionality than my most recent experience on an android tablet and makes the Roku version look absolutely crippled. Copy and paste certainly also does work between applications and there are an array of options if you open the charm bar and choose share as well. Beyond that, the vocabulary includes not just obscenity, but "awfulest." If you were using Windows 8 or 8.1, IE 10/11 would have told you the word does not exist. In fact, the built in spell checker/auto complete in 8.1 should have even given you suggestions. Oh, it is also NEVER appropriate to wish death on another person. At the very least, it speaks of immaturity and callousness inappropriate in civilized discussion.
    Last edited by stephen_az; 09-17-2013 at 09:57 PM.
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    09-17-2013 09:13 PM
  5. rdubmu's Avatar
    I like windows 8.1, thinking of installing it on my MAC :)

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    09-17-2013 09:40 PM
  6. nycny's Avatar
    The Netflix application stalls at 21%. I believe that was in my original statements. Statement about Balmer was rhetorical. As in fall on his sword, like he kind of did!
    Silverlight will not install on the 64bit of Internet Explorer,which comes with the OS.
    All of my hardware, mouse, printer, monitors, scanner work fine. I didn't have problems with drivers that I know of.
    On the "normal" windows side of things every works fine. Apps from the new tiled Start screen are unusual in that, while they are very informative., there seems to be no way to copy, paste, or share outside of the applications and several games now crash.
    I haven't used any obscenity and I made up awfulest, just because. See my spell checker underlined it in red.
    Ok, I got the share part from the charms bar. Thanks for pointing that part out. I was wondering how to do that. Non intuitive.
    After I gave up on copy, I found it, does work, kind of, with persistence.
    Last edited by nycny; 09-17-2013 at 10:20 PM.
    09-17-2013 09:54 PM
  7. tofnow's Avatar
    Downloaded and installed Windows 8.1 on my PC this weekend. I am totally convinced this is the most awfulest POS in creation.
    Steve Balmer should have not only resigned, he should have killed himself for letting this POS out of the factory!
    8.1 works well for me. This is being typed on it right now in a VHD installation. Even my old Access 97 databases work fine. I might stumble over some things that don't do as well but so far, all is go.
    09-17-2013 10:21 PM
  8. nycny's Avatar
    8.1 works well for me. This is being typed on it right now in a VHD installation. Even my old Access 97 databases work fine. I might stumble over some things that don't do as well but so far, all is go.
    Normal applications work fine. I had several "Apps" from my Windows 8 installation, which 8.1 installed from my profile. Most of them crash to a little tab on left side of screen. Unable to open any of them.
    09-17-2013 10:37 PM
  9. montsa007's Avatar
    I am expressing annoyance with an operating system.
    What's wrong with that?
    What exactly is your annoyance, the live tiles?
    09-18-2013 12:41 AM
  10. martinmc78's Avatar
    This is not the beta. This the official RTM release on TechNet now. Same bit being released on new machines for October. Just 13 days away.
    Just so you know the official 8.1 Release is a month today October 17th not in 13 days.
    09-18-2013 02:44 AM
  11. martinmc78's Avatar
    Normal applications work fine. I had several "Apps" from my Windows 8 installation, which 8.1 installed from my profile. Most of them crash to a little tab on left side of screen. Unable to open any of them.
    I had this problem too - We might be getting to the root of your problem - can I ask did you attempt to update the "apps" before doing windows updates?

    When I did my install I tried to update all my apps before the updates for windows. This caused all the apps to hang and crash. After doing a "refresh my pc" I did all windows updates first before anything else then let all the apps update after. Haven't had any issues since.
    09-18-2013 02:54 AM
  12. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    I've upgraded to Windows 7.
    09-18-2013 07:35 AM
  13. ejb222's Avatar
    LOL....another person who think they are an expert slamming W8 because of their personal experience which was hindered by their own fault.

    Look you downloaded and install a preview. It's not even actual retail release. So of course apps won't run perfect, there will be issues, and drivers aren't fully optimized yet. What did you expect for installing a OS that isn't even officially released? I've been running 8.1preview since day 1 and I haven't had that many issues. Netflix app doesn't work...but that is Netflix fault....or mine since I'm expecting an app to work that isn't really supported yet. I play all my steam games with no hickups. My girlfriend is running it on her Dell Inspiron 1525 from 2006...runs great! No issues.

    So beyond any software issues that are out of your control, any GUI complaints you might have are your personal opinion. If you haven't used W8 before W8.1...then take time to get used to it. Many things will become second nature just as the previous OS you were using.

    BTW comments like Balmer should die are a bit childish don't you think?
    09-18-2013 08:44 AM
  14. maj71303's Avatar
    Normal applications work fine. I had several "Apps" from my Windows 8 installation, which 8.1 installed from my profile. Most of them crash to a little tab on left side of screen. Unable to open any of them.

    I have upgrade to 8.1 from my technet account as well and aren't having the problems you are. I don't see how you are having problems with 8.1 if you were not having problems with Windows 8 before. It's not like this is an totally new operating system but a incremental update that added new features and corrected some mistakes. I don't even see why you did a clean install either IMO, I popped the USB thumb drive install I made in my computer and boom it upgraded and keep all my stuff I had installed already as well(Both programs and Apps). Ten minutes and it was done on my custom home made desktop PC's, i.e. 2 computers no problems.

    Microsoft app store loads up way faster now including running the apps. Everything nice and stable with no driver incompatibilities. I'm not convinced you even got it from technet IMO I think you have a bootleg copy. If you do have a authentic technet install then you just f-uped your install and have some programs that aren't to windows 8 liking or drivers that are really unstable which are the main two things that mess up installs and causes OS problems anyway.
    09-18-2013 09:26 AM
  15. WinFan1's Avatar
    I've upgraded to Windows 7.
    Gee we haven't heard that one before.....you know from the hundreds of people stuck in the past. :-/
    09-18-2013 01:43 PM
  16. nycny's Avatar

    If the install went ok, there would be no comment.
    Application interface is still un-intuitive.
    I am not expecting this thing to be perfect, though better so close to launch.
    These are the RTM bits, not a preview.
    Balmer got fired because he deserved it.
    I'll try a reinstall, recovery, whatever it's called asap.
    These guys keep changing names and moving furniture around in benefit to the blind.
    Ouch!!

    Nothing like a good old flame war to get the juices flowing.
    This is good stuff.
    Last edited by nycny; 09-18-2013 at 05:13 PM.
    09-18-2013 04:59 PM
  17. nycny's Avatar
    I have upgrade to 8.1 from my technet account as well and aren't having the problems you are. I don't see how you are having problems with 8.1 if you were not having problems with Windows 8 before. It's not like this is an totally new operating system but a incremental update that added new features and corrected some mistakes. I don't even see why you did a clean install either IMO, I popped the USB thumb drive install I made in my computer and boom it upgraded and keep all my stuff I had installed already as well(Both programs and Apps). Ten minutes and it was done on my custom home made desktop PC's, i.e. 2 computers no problems.

    Microsoft app store loads up way faster now including running the apps. Everything nice and stable with no driver incompatibilities. I'm not convinced you even got it from technet IMO I think you have a bootleg copy. If you do have a authentic technet install then you just f-uped your install and have some programs that aren't to windows 8 liking or drivers that are really unstable which are the main two things that mess up installs and causes OS problems anyway.
    I'm liking a lot about what you say.
    This thing has really got me sideways.
    I have installed and upgraded my fair share of a bunch.
    I can assure you that I have an authentic TechNet install, as I have been a TechNet account holder for quite a long time. These are genuine bits straight from the server with my activation code.
    09-18-2013 05:28 PM
  18. jdom's Avatar
    Downloaded and installed Windows 8.1 on my PC this weekend. I am totally convinced this is the most awfulest POS in creation.
    Steve Balmer should have not only resigned, he should have killed himself for letting this POS out of the factory!
    when you installed 8.1 did u bother reading the desclaimer that states that you were downloading an incomplete version of 8.1 (called preview) and that some apps might not work properly?
    09-18-2013 05:28 PM
  19. nycny's Avatar
    when you installed 8.1 did u bother reading the desclaimer that states that you were downloading an incomplete version of 8.1 (called preview) and that some apps might not work properly?
    You are holding me to a higher qualification of comprehension/explanation than you are willing to exert by reading.
    I had no expectation of this being a preview, which I avoided. This install is the RTM (Release to Manufacturing, which will go on new machines within the next few weeks) recently released to
    TechNet and MSDN this past weekend.
    09-18-2013 05:43 PM
  20. nycny's Avatar
    Anyhow,

    I am going to take from the most sensible responses. Probably not some of my own. and try an installation recovery.
    See how that works. It shouldn't be this hard. Un-Intuitive!

    Bye, bye!
    09-18-2013 05:48 PM
  21. maj71303's Avatar
    Anyhow,

    I am going to take from the most sensible responses. Probably not some of my own. and try an installation recovery.
    See how that works. It shouldn't be this hard. Un-Intuitive!

    Bye, bye!
    when in doubt reinstall. But big lesson is always make an image of your system to correct issues like this. Lastly go by the motto if it ain't broken don't tamper with it, I.E. pick the upgrade option if your install you have is already stable. Only do a clean install if your install is already trashed and need to just be dumped. I don't get the clean install push for everything because sometimes it can cause worst trouble than just upgrading.
    09-18-2013 08:25 PM
  22. Adretheon's Avatar
    The Netflix application stalls at 21%. I believe that was in my original statements. Statement about Balmer was rhetorical. As in fall on his sword, like he kind of did!
    Silverlight will not install on the 64bit of Internet Explorer,which comes with the OS..
    Ok, I got the share part from the charms bar. Thanks for pointing that part out. I was wondering how to do that. Non intuitive.
    After I gave up on copy, I found it, does work, kind of, with persistence.
    I've had issues with Netflix since day one of Win8. However, that's mainly because I have my Hyper V stuff on cause I do dev work...and I need it. So that's not really an issue since(if you look at the reviews) most people don't have problems with it.

    Share has always been in the charms bar. In the same way share is in the "..." menu of WP.

    I personally haven't had but one major issue with 8.1, and that was with everything freezing up when I closed a search from Start. However, that's been fixed. Everything else works fine, and I like 8.1 much more than 8. The app list looks much cleaner in 8.1 than it did in 8. The music app is a lot cleaner as well. Granted, I never understood why anyone had a hard time navigating Win8 to begin with. It's not that hard.
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    09-19-2013 01:14 AM
  23. AngryNil's Avatar
    Ok, I got the share part from the charms bar. Thanks for pointing that part out. I was wondering how to do that. Non intuitive.
    Yeah, sure, Mr. Windows 8 user for 8 months.

    It's unlikely that you're technologically illiterate and have a TechNet subscription, so I'm just hoping you're getting paid to make a fool of yourself :)
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    09-19-2013 09:24 AM
  24. nycny's Avatar
    Yeah, sure, Mr. Windows 8 user for 8 months.

    It's unlikely that you're technologically illiterate and have a TechNet subscription, so I'm just hoping you're getting paid to make a fool of yourself :)
    I didn't set out to offend anyone on this board. Just having a really hard time with 8.1 upgrade.
    I get paid to do a job well, help people. No insults necessary.
    Thanks for sharing your personal jab.
    Makes you feel important, I'm sure.
    Last edited by nycny; 09-19-2013 at 11:51 PM.
    09-19-2013 11:32 PM
  25. mv740's Avatar
    Hey, i'm on 8.1 too and everything is fine. No game or app crashing. I did a upgrade from windows 8. Did you try to update your gpu drivers, i saw that amd has a new one for 8.1. BTW rtm, gold version .... , all these term still mean beta until official release date that come with a day one patch.
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    09-19-2013 11:54 PM
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