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Hi everyone. About a month ago I upgraded to Windows 8. Right off the bat, BSOD. Not a good sign. I brushed it off. I continued to use it normally, however, my PC did not sleep. It also immediately rebooted after shutting off. I brushed this off, too. It's a problem with my hardware, right? Wrong. I continue to use it, recieving on average 8 BSODs a day. I uninstall and reinstall drivers, programs, update my BIOS, switch RAM modules... Nothing. It still crashes. One night, after 6 BSODs in an hour, I call MS tech support. The rep is friendly, helps fix it. Works for about 3 days, just fine. Then, while there are no BSODs anymore, there is freezing. Maybe once every 20 minutes. Not intensive tasks either, such as Minecraft and Chrome. I'm tired of it. I did a reset, which wipes all files and programs. While resetting, it corrupts my install. I can't find the ISO for Pro. I settle for Enterprise, thinking my key for Pro will work. Wrong. I am now downloading Pro from Enterprise. I'm done with this. If I get more than 2 BSODs or freezes in one day, I'm demanding my money back or a copy of windows 7. I'm done with this crap, Microsoft.

EDIT: Changed for a more apt title.
Edited by serverboy - 12/9/12 at 4:41pm
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Not a problem. I've been using Vista 32 Bit for over 5 years anyway. thumb.gif

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Honestly, those are your personal problems with windows 8 and your computer hardware. I've been running windows 8 in 3 computers shortly after the release and haven't had any problems, aside from BlueScreens due to overclocking.

Is windows 7 really going to fix your problems? They are not that different really.
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Interesting post, I might take a gander in installing Win8 on my 5 year old laptop and see what the fuss is all about.

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Originally Posted by frickfrock99 View Post

Not a problem. I've been using Vista 32 Bit for over 5 years anyway. thumb.gif
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Sorry to hear that.

I've noticed that BSODs in Windows 8 seem to corrupt files. I had the same problem while messing around with overclocking. A few BSODs and then Windows saying there was errors on the HDD, so I just reformatted, also, after the drive errors message, the system was very unstable.

Something might be at fault in Windows 8.
 
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Loving Windows 8 with no issues. Sorry, but one person's problems is never a reason for everyone to boycott an OS. It runs faster, smoother, and better than Windows 7 did (and I didn't really have any issues with 7). If this were a common issue, we'd be seeing news articles and mass recalls.
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post #7 of 42
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I understand that these are personal problems, but I'm done with it. Maybe some people have great experiences. I love the UI. However, I don't want someone to waste their money. And no, these did not happen in windows 7.
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post #8 of 42
I have 8 on my dell mini10. runs a little better than 7, startup and wakeup are definately much quicker.
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I dont like windows 8 cause of its interface.
Win 7 solved my problems thumb.gif

Im sure this thread will turn into a flame on the OP... sorry bud smile.gif
post #10 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by IEATFISH View Post

Loving Windows 8 with no issues. Sorry, but one person's problems is never a reason for everyone to boycott an OS. It runs faster, smoother, and better than Windows 7 did (and I didn't really have any issues with 7). If this were a common issue, we'd be seeing news articles and mass recalls.

Yeah.
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