The Windows 8, Part 2

For past week I’ve been using Windows 8 as the main PC’s OS, and I’m willing to write here about its problems and their solutions. The last problem I had was VPN connection problem. As I upgraded my Windows 7, so my VPN Connection was upgraded too and if I use the Administrator user the connection was all right. But when I add my Microsoft Account, the VPN connection starts to give me errors, like 691 and things about “bad username or password”. As I’ve searched I came into http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-networking/windows-8-consumer-preview-vpn-problem-error-691/c0cf1b6b-b0f7-4604-af79-362a2dc37113

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The Windows 8

This has been months since I wrote something here, I’ve been down for month but now things are like to getting better.

Couple of nights ago I’ve installed Windows 8 Customer Preview, and here are my comments:

1) First the installation process is great, easy and completely flawless. I’ve upgraded my Windows 7 installation and it went so great. Zune, FIFA 2010, Visual Studio 2010 and also Windows Media Center TV settings were upgraded with no problems.

2) Windows Store is no accessible from IRAN (I hate you Mahmoud Ahmadinejad even MORE!)

3) After adding my Windows Live ID (Now changed to Microsoft Account) some security issues happened, and here are things I did to overcome that:

Change owner of your folder from “Administrator” to “Administrators”, also add the “Administrators” to their users and set it to “Full Control” permission.

Login via the Administrator and change the Microsoft Account user to “Administrator Type”. Also while logged change the UAC control to lower settings if you don’t like to be bothered by the OS.

4) After hours of using the Windows 8, I feel it is slow and by slow I mean:

Right click on desktop takes about 10 seconds to open context menu.

Contacts, Music, Photos, Video and all other applications (Metro UI Apps) take about 5-10 seconds to open.

Windows Photo Viewer take about 5 seconds to open up.

Windows Media Player/ Media Player Classic Homecinema open fast but take 5-10 seconds to start playing files.

And my computer is Core i3 3.4 GHz, 4GB Ram, SSD, NVidia 460 GTX (XFX). So after a research using Bing (not Google) I have found out reinstalling NVidia Driver would solve all those problems.

If you live in IRAN you might know that NVidia has filtered our access to download location, you can download it from http://hipfile.com/x83sjw2w8nx8/295.73-desktop-win7-winvista-64bit-english-whql.exe.html which is my cloud storage.

Beside those problems which was caused again by third party apps (as always by NVidia, ATI, Adobe, etc.) the Windows 8 can be better that Windows 7.

I said “CAN be better” because it seems like to be polished before it can be better, in other words it is like its “Child Drawn Fish Icon”, and I hope Microsoft would provider a lot of updates before its release time so we can test it or else it will be as VISA THE FAILURE.

Sadjad Bahmanpour