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Everything is all good, except for something very important. For some reason, I have no drivers for my USB Controller, or USB 2.0-CRW, or SM Bus Controller. This is a big deal, because I'm using my G73SW laptop, and because the USB ports won't work, I can't use my G700 mouse. For some reason though, my Corsair 1500 gaming headset works, even though it's plugged in to a USB port. I don't get what's going on.

It wouldn't be such a big deal, but since the Track Pad doesn't have drivers, it's junk too! It skips around like crazy and has a mind of its own.

So can anyone help?
post #102 of 362
I just noticed that you can still get to the start menu or a task switcher on the left side of the screen just like the menu on the right. This makes metro apps much less annoying.

But... it doesn't work at all well with multiple monitors because the activation zone is so tiny... so... uh...
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When windows 7 was first announced, when i was a pompous pubescent teenager, and I was trying out the beta, I remember loathing it. I liked xp way better because i was familiar with it, but as time went on and i actually used it for more then a couple hours it really grew on me.

Now as a more mature version of myself, having downloaded the dev. preview when it first came out, keeping an open mind, and using it as my secondary OS, have also grown to like windows 8.
post #104 of 362
Cloudpost, It's not that I don't like Windows 8's new interface. I think it looks neat on paper and the code behind this OS is neat, alongside the booting and stability improvements it has. The problem, however, rises with the fact that it NEEDS a touchscreen to get the entire functionality it offers, which is proven by the fact that it's pretty hard to get by with a mouse and a keyboard.

If you truly want to take advantage of it, you need to try it out on a slate/tablet/touchscreen AIO. I personally won't waste my money on buying a touchscreen for this OS. Also, why should desktop environments (which are usually meant for work) have to use touch environments? Wouldn't that be less functional and too distracting?

I just want someone to clear this up for me: Why US desktop users have to be forced to use Metro on DESKTOPS that use a MOUSE and a KEYBOARD when Metro was specifically designed to be used with a TOUCHSCREEN? Do they want to sell Kinects for Windows like pancakes?
Edited by Icekilla - 2/29/12 at 6:50pm
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Downloading now, thanks for the link. +rep
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What about metro is clunky to use with a m+kb?
     
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CPU speed:
If the CPU speed is less than the 1 GHz required for Windows 8 Consumer Preview, your PC might be slow. Contact your PC manufacturer to see if you can upgrade the CPU.

Can anyone help me out with this?

cpu: FX-6100 @ 4.5ghz
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OMG, theres a camera app on the Metro UI screen. Microsoft has really tipped the ball on the this one and I mean that in the bad way.

I will NEVER get used to that start screen.
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Great download speeds smile.gif
over 2.0mb/s

Can't not WAIT to try it out.

THANKS!
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I think they should make a version without Metro. There are a lot of nice improvements in Windows 8. Task Manager was fantastic in my opinion.
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