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post #31 of 197

You can install the Windows 7 version of the ACPI driver. That's a known issue with a few manufacturers, and has happened as well during the transition from Vista to 7.

post #32 of 197
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Originally Posted by J.Pocalypse View Post

When I go to the desktop, there is a little box that says install the Asus ACPI driver. I click OK, and it just pops up again. Just a basic annoyance since I'm still toying with the new UI.. None of my Fn keys work though..

 

Side note, I'm glad at least Nvidia has proper drivers available. Downloading them now.

 

My @ key on this keyboard has been assigned to some other random key by Win 8...

post #33 of 197

Old workaround from Win 7 upgrade clean install seems to work:

 

http://www.ghacks.net/2012/10/27/windows-8-upgrade-clean-install-possible/

post #34 of 197
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Originally Posted by drez View Post

Old workaround from Win 7 upgrade clean install seems to work:

 

http://www.ghacks.net/2012/10/27/windows-8-upgrade-clean-install-possible/

 

Good find, drez beerchug.gif

 

Also, keep in mind that workaround is for handling activation on upgrade media, and not for retail KMS workaround.

post #35 of 197
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Good find, drez beerchug.gif

 

Also, keep in mind that workaround is for handling activation on upgrade media, and not for retail KMS workaround.

 

Cheers I was pretty relieved after all my anticipation with new hard drives etc.  I am very pleased so far, been through the blackviper list but really there's not all that much to turn off that isn't already on manual start, which is quite impressive on Microsoft's behalf.  Some of the standard apps are pretty nice but I am paranoid about background I/O so I turned them off.  To me the jumping between Modern UI and the desktop is still jarring so I am trying to figure out how to stop windows doing this.  Performance is pretty good, but this is a fresh install with a newer model SSD so I'm not sure what to attribute to what (ditto with sound quality). 

post #36 of 197

Does anyone know.. Is ASIO, WASAPI, or Kernal Streaming still wanted/needed/desired on Windows 8?

post #37 of 197

Does anyone know if the personal upgrade deal works on a corporate install of Windows XP? My only Windows computer uses a corporate volume license key (from a previous job), and I'd like to upgrade. 

 

I'm also still super confused about what the clean install situation is. I definitely do want to do a clean install, as in my experience Windows never works really well unless you do a clean install every so often.

post #38 of 197
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Does anyone know if the personal upgrade deal works on a corporate install of Windows XP? My only Windows computer uses a corporate volume license key (from a previous job), and I'd like to upgrade. 

 

I'm also still super confused about what the clean install situation is. I definitely do want to do a clean install, as in my experience Windows never works really well unless you do a clean install every so often.

You could just try it and see if it accepts it, then you have your answer.

post #39 of 197
I installed windows, and after troubleshooting all day yesterday to get my Dynamic (accidentally made it dynamic frown.gif )NTFS formatted HDD from windows 7 to work, which ended up having to run the GParted live CD, and reset my mobo's bios and do a fresh install of windows 8, after calling Microsoft after accidentally deleting my activation code eek.gif, then messing with some settings in the windows partition manager, I finally got it working perfectly, and I have to say that it was completely worth it smily_headphones1.gif.
post #40 of 197
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Wow. That sure seemed like a lot of headache. I just downloaded and ran the compatibility wizard and it downloaded and installed Win 8 Pro all by itself. Reboot and done. Sorry about your situation. Glad you got it all up and running.

 

Anyone know of a 12" ( or so ) touch screen external monitor, that doesn't completely suck?

post #41 of 197
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Wow. That sure seemed like a lot of headache. I just downloaded and ran the compatibility wizard and it downloaded and installed Win 8 Pro all by itself. Reboot and done. Sorry about your situation. Glad you got it all up and running.

Anyone know of a 12" ( or so ) touch screen external monitor, that doesn't completely suck?

All the ones they have on Newegg are $500+
post #42 of 197
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Originally Posted by J.Pocalypse View Post

Wow. That sure seemed like a lot of headache. I just downloaded and ran the compatibility wizard and it downloaded and installed Win 8 Pro all by itself. Reboot and done. Sorry about your situation. Glad you got it all up and running.

 

Anyone know of a 12" ( or so ) touch screen external monitor, that doesn't completely suck?

 

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All the ones they have on Newegg are $500+

 

Here's a 23" for $650:

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&sku=320-9517&baynote_bnrank=0&baynote_irrank=0&~ck=baynoteSearch&redirect=1

 

But if you wanna save some money look at this desktop touchpad:

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&cs=19&sku=331-9613&baynote_bnrank=0&baynote_irrank=0&~ck=baynoteSearch

 

I think they ship in 1-2 weeks so it doesn't look like there's reviews or anything for the time being.

post #43 of 197
Someone needs to make a head-fi app for windows 8, I'd even pay for it!
post #44 of 197
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Originally Posted by drez View Post

 

Cheers I was pretty relieved after all my anticipation with new hard drives etc.  I am very pleased so far, been through the blackviper list but really there's not all that much to turn off that isn't already on manual start, which is quite impressive on Microsoft's behalf.  Some of the standard apps are pretty nice but I am paranoid about background I/O so I turned them off.  To me the jumping between Modern UI and the desktop is still jarring so I am trying to figure out how to stop windows doing this.  Performance is pretty good, but this is a fresh install with a newer model SSD so I'm not sure what to attribute to what (ditto with sound quality). 

 

I've been spending the bigger part of the day tweaking things, taking twice as long as 3 hours in I remembered I had forgot to back up important data, so I had to go back to Windows 7 :S

 

About stopping the jumping between Modern UI and Classic Desktop, I strongly recommend you to use Classic Shell, as that will enable the start menu, tweak several things on Explorer, and pretty much make Windows 8 as usable as Windows 7. Even before having Windows 8, I already had the software archived and ready to use. BTW, did I mention it makes Windows 8 boot straight to Classic Desktop? ;)

post #45 of 197

I still have a lot of getting used to with 8, but I like where it is going.

 

Very responsive, very fast...
 

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