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Windows 8 Sucks.

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posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 10:33 AM
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I have 32 GB of memory. Hell, I remember when you couldn't even buy HDDs that big. But that's my ram, I think DDR3...

In any case, even when I have no programs open, I'm getting that 80% of my memory is being used, and when I'm running CS6 I'm getting force closures of the program.

Anyone know any obvious causes for something like this without me having to give the computers life story?




posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 10:37 AM
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I agree...hate the 8


Unfortunately it is actually faster and better then the previous versions... It just bugs me...

Are you sure all your programs are closed?

They tend to hide up in the top left corner sometimes...




posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 10:40 AM
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Which part of CS 6? I was using Photoshop in one of the graphics courses I took and was utterly shocked at how monstrous it was for resource usage and just bringing powerful computers to a standstill.

All we were doing was taking a rather well known pic of a traffic and street scene in Prague to remove all the cars, wires and such and then have a woman flying out of a bush on a dragonfly. Pretty neat pic when we got done and the Mac's we were all using were absolutely no slouch on resources or power.

Trying to save it crashed more than one machine while I watched and then watched one student damn near break down in tears for the hours of work just lost because the final crashed save corrupted the ongoing saves she'd been doing all along. I'd asked the Dept head about this...because while I have a respectable gamer system, I don't have a friggin cray supercomputer on my desk. She'd said it was Photoshop and nothing much could be done but get a bigger system ...as she didn't see a bit of irony given the fact SHE was the one who spec'ed the department Macs for memory and storage devices.



posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 10:44 AM
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Vista sucked
XP was okay
Windows 7 Great
Windows 8 Sucks

Downgrade your machine to Windows 7... Most windows 8 have a 7 downgrade...



posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 10:45 AM
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Considering I run the exact same version (CS6) on my macbook pro, and it has a quarter of the memory, and runs fine... I don't get why Windows effs everything up.

And the new interface is impossible to understand.

Totally not user friendly.

Why do I have to switch through three screens to get back to the window I was in?? Are you effin serious??

Click bottom left, hold, click desktop. That will bring you to desktop, but sorry, now minimize a window, oh you minimized, yeah but than we put another window there, so you tried to go around that but you ended up in our main screen which doesn't do anything... click on the lower left hand corner and try your luck again idiot windows 8 buyer.

Muahahahaha



posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 10:48 AM
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Originally posted by Akragon
reply to post by boncho
 


I agree...hate the 8


Unfortunately it is actually faster and better then the previous versions... It just bugs me...

Are you sure all your programs are closed?

They tend to hide up in the top left corner sometimes...



32BG of ram.

And a processor with multiple cores.


I should be able to run every damn program on the computer simultaneously while and it should work!

I had some problems with CS6 since I turned off graphics card handling or something like that. Previously all my CS6 apps would go black screen because of some issue they were having with the graphics card.

Bloody terrible.

I bought this computer only as a workstation for CS6. And now I find myself doing everything on my macbook pro. And CS6 never working properly on the system that was intended to be strictly for that.

H-A-T-E M-I-C-R-O-S-O-F-T

Can't emphasize enough...



posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 10:49 AM
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there is a way to take the good from 8 and combine it with the good from 7 so you get rid of all the crap. not sure how but a friend is doing it for his new pc. prolly something to look in to..



posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 10:50 AM
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if you bought the computer pre built that could also be a problem.. not sure why anyone would need 32 gigs of ram ever unless youre gaming and running video editing software all day



posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 10:50 AM
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Ahhh...Thanks for the reply. I can make a couple suggestions based on what I do with my own systems. (I don't use Win 8 and I'll move this last machine to Linux or a Hackintosh install before I'll use that thing) I do help a neighbor and family with their Win-8 garbage though.

Black Viper is a long established source for tweaking a windows OS to the bone for being a lean, mean gaming or graphics machine. Well....Okay, as lean as a Win machine ever gets...lol

I also find the desktop shell replacements to be quite handy. That tile set up is just flat stupid to have ever used for desktop PC's if they don't have touch screen support and shows how disconnected and insular Microsoft has become in their little high tech world, IMO. Anyway... Something to check out maybe?



posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 10:52 AM
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Maybe its your card then?

I don't see why you would turn off you graphix card when using Creative Suite..



posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 10:56 AM
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I think everyone knows that window's 8 sucks. It is one of the most widely spread information by mouth that I have heard. Now they are trying to spread a rumor that old people can't learn computers after 50. I think the rumor was started by Microsoft.
I'm over fifty and can't stand a program that can't be adapted to exactly how you want it. Windows 8 sucks, I don't want it, it is as bad as that windows program they had before, I think they called it millenium or something like that.



posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 11:23 AM
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Originally posted by Akragon
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Maybe its your card then?

I don't see why you would turn off you graphix card when using Creative Suite..


Looks like I'm going to have to update my drivers...


feedback.photoshop.com...

So annoying.

I don't have time to screw around with this stuff. Maybe ten years ago, now I just want things to work so I can get it done and have some type of life outside of work. Not spend hours doing little fixes on windows...



posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 11:29 AM
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Originally posted by boncho

Originally posted by Akragon
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Maybe its your card then?

I don't see why you would turn off you graphix card when using Creative Suite..


Looks like I'm going to have to update my drivers...


feedback.photoshop.com...

So annoying.

I don't have time to screw around with this stuff. Maybe ten years ago, now I just want things to work so I can get it done and have some type of life outside of work. Not spend hours doing little fixes on windows...


Well that's a start...

Seriously though, if you have to turn off your graphix card while using a program that completely relies on graphics... Something ain't right...

Is this in a laptop or tower?

It might just need a good blow...


they get really dusty sometimes and overheat




posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 11:34 AM
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People over 50 can't learn computers? Have they gone insane? My mother never touched a computer until she was in her late, late 50s (64 now) and she is my "go to" person for a lot of computer issues- of course she hangs out with a bunch of "geeks" so I'm sure that helps. Now my dad and step mother- they may have had them specifically in mind when they made that statement!



posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 11:41 AM
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Yeah it sucks beyond belief. I had to get a new computer for 2 boys, and rearrange my computers, one to give to a friend of the kids so he can keep in touch when we move, and one for the boys they stay off the older son. Well, 2 have windows 8, 2 have windows 7, mine is all linux.

Might I recommend my absolute favorite distro that just came out 64 bit this year: pclinuxos! Its wonderful.
Mint linux 64 bit is pretty good too! Those 2 rock!


Windows 7 makes some sense, but windows 8 is a time consuming, nightmare, and steals all that extra am3 t ram that people can have. Imagine 8-32 gb ram on linux! Super fast.

I can't stand windows 8.



posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 11:43 AM
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Try using GIMP on a Linux machine.

And in regards to Windows 8 ... when it looks like a phone, and feels like a phone, and runs like a phone .. it most likely is a phone, and doesn't belong on a PC.

The birds are singing from the roofs already that M$ will drastically change back the Design in the next Windows version to come.



posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 11:47 AM
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Originally posted by H1ght3chHippie
Try using GIMP on a Linux machine.

And in regards to Windows 8 ... when it looks like a phone, and feels like a phone, and runs like a phone .. it most likely is a phone, and doesn't belong on a PC.

The birds are singing from the roofs already that M$ will drastically change back the Design in the next Windows version to come.




Technically I CAN phone a friend on my laptop...

I honestly never thought my Iphone and my laptop would have anything in common...

now they look like twins


edit on 13-6-2013 by Akragon because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 12:51 PM
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Anyone know any obvious causes for something like this


Yep, Windows 8 is a memory hog.


You stated it yourself in the OP. How long has it been out now? Not the requisite two years before switching to any new Windows platform....



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 02:04 AM
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I couldn't agree more about Win 8 and phones. I've got an HTC Trophy for my smartphone and it's a marvel. A little handheld computer, I swear. I can even use and access my MS Access databases with it. Now that is useful! The O/S it uses is just like Win 8 and absolutely wonderful . . . for a phone.

On a PC? Well.. I'll likely NEVER forget the quote attributed to their new grand poobah at the Microsoft Campus who basically said this was the future and we'd all just have to get used to it if we didn't like it.

Ummm... No. THEY can get used to it while I use other options. They seem to think Microsoft is the only O/S on Earth. Even my friggin college is so thoroughly bought and paid for by Cisco for the IT/Networking department, they offer only ONE course that relates to Linux and it's a 101 intro junk course. "No one uses Linux anymore, it's all going to windows!" they actually had the nerve to tell me. I managed not to laugh in a Department Head's face at that ...but it took real effort.


Microshaft can keep Winblows entirely when my Win 7 is obsolete on my last Win machine or I fully transition to Linux. Whichever comes first.



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 01:46 PM
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The ultimate oxymoron?

Microsoft Works



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