What DOESN"T Work in Windows 8

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Software' started by Expert, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. Expert

    Expert New Member

    Jul 25, 2012
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    Full Format is garbage

    When Full formatting a 16GB thumbdrive using FAT32 with default allocation size, the format takes 33 minutes and 24 seconds (Same as Windows 7)

    Windows XP-SP2 or SP3 takes 22 seconds to Full Format the same drive the exact same way

    What did YOU find broken or slower in Windows 8?
    #1 Expert, Sep 23, 2012
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  2. Chris Dowling

    Chris Dowling New Member

    Oct 29, 2012
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    Quickbooks, MagicISO, Explorer randomly closes, when you click Windows Explorer it opens your "already open" Windows explorer not a new one.
    the whole thing is broke. The only change is this gay metro crap that i cant get rid of.
  3. Medico

    Medico Senior Member

    Sep 20, 2011
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    If you both had done a good clean install instead of the upgrade you most likely would not be having problems. So far I have installed Win 8 Pro on 2 laptops (3 to 4 years old each) by formatting the partition during the install process, then installing Win 8 Pro. Both work exactly as they are supposed to. Everything works correctly, done!

    The Upgrade install leaves too much to chance, and how good the original OS is.
  4. Expert

    Expert New Member

    Jul 25, 2012
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    I always do a clean install

    That's why I can say for sure that portable copies of the following software does NOT work with Windows 8
    Adobe Illustrator CS3
    Adobe Photoshop CS5
    Adobe Audition CS3
    Handbrake Portable
    Quicktime Portable
    Massive Portable
    Soundforge Portable

    and many NON-Portable apps as well including some games I like that work fine in XP

    SOME portable apps made with thinstall "DO" work with Windows 8 such as older versions of adobe products that I would never use if I had a choice

    30-day trials were used for these tests and thinstall has been sold to VMWare recently

    Other tests may resume with a 30-day trial of VMWare's version of thinstall (I think its thinApp if I recall) but unless you do the research, you cannot simply say these app's will suddenly magically work with Windows 8 using a clean install

    Why portable app's?

    Because they eliminate registry conflicts and .DLL errors that are created using full installs of certain products

    I have not had a single Blue Screen of death on my XP computer for over 5 years by using only portable applications and install only those applications that cannot be made portable but which I absolutely need with my computer

    Now go do some research before you start making such remarks

    Windows 8 also doesn't work with certain installed copies of daemon-CD, Nero Burning Rom, Ramdisk, DriveCrrpt and games that work fine in XP such as Jetfighter 4

    I will not be spending several thousand dollars to update all my software just to use it on a Government Sponsored Spyware Platform if it already works fine on an XP machine

    I do not PAY to downgrade my computing experience such as losing the ability to record "What you hear" and then adding a ton of DRM crap and spyware on top of it

    This area is for listing what Window 8 DOES NOT DO, and to do so, research is required !

    Now go do some research

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