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Hello.

I recently bought a brand new MSI GE60 with Windows 8 pre-installed.
It worked fine for a couple of weeks, until one day it froze in Internet Explorer 10 and refused to respond to even CTRL + ALT + Delete. I had no choice but to hold the power button until it turned off.

When I tried to start it again it said "repairing Windows" for a long while, until it got to "configuring Windows - this might take a few minutes" (Or something like that, I don't have English as my system language.)

It was stuck on 100% for a long time (configuring Windows) until it finally started, and I got to log in. The first thing I noticed was how slow the machine was. I was unable to open any windows and it seemed it was still in the startup process. I waited another 15 minutes and was able to start system restore and change it to how it was two days before. I restarted and now everything seemed to be just as fast as before, except a few things:

- The app-tiles in Windows 8 mode look low-res (Kinda, the IE10 icon has blurry edges and so does some other icons)
- The touchpad feels less accurate. If I for example move it straight downwards, it might jump a little to the right or just sorta "lag" while being moved.
- The screen automatically dims itself just a little bit, but noticeable. When I try to change the brightness either up or down it goes back to my preferred setting, full brightness. I tried changing this in the advanced settings tab, by turning off adaptive screen brightness etc but it didn't work. The screen dimming happens whether the power adapter is plugged in or not.

And a little thing which keeps bothering me: Whenever I try to type something, for example Word or Power Windows automatically capitalizes the first letter no matter the context in which I am writing it. This is kinda annoying as I have to go back and change it every time I type a Word it "fixes". I did turn off both underline Words and auto-correct Words in settings, but it keeps doing it.

Thanks in advance!
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Easiest thing to do is reinstall Windows 7 and go from there. tongue.gif

Windows 8 is still fairly buggy due to the lack of a service pack. I don't know much when regarding that OS to be flat out honest... redface.gif
     
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Originally Posted by Imglidinhere View Post

Easiest thing to do is reinstall Windows 7 and go from there. tongue.gif

Windows 8 is still fairly buggy due to the lack of a service pack. I don't know much when regarding that OS to be flat out honest... redface.gif

Windows 8 buggy? Maybe in the first month while 3rd parties were issuing out new patches/drivers, but outside of the metro vs start menu debate, windows 8 is better than Windows7 in a whole crap ton of ways. If anything, windows 8 is even more suited for a laptop than Windows 7 is.

Some of the things you're describing in the OP sound like driver issues. I think MSI has some sort of "Live Update" software which is basically a small application that'll notify you if you're missing a driver or if one is out of date. Look into that.
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Windows 8 is more suited to a laptop with a touchscreen. If the machine doesn't have such then it's a waste. Not gonna get into this here but I'm fairly certain that 7 is better than 8 for gaming on any machine. OCN as a whole would agree with that much.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Imglidinhere View Post

Windows 8 is more suited to a laptop with a touchscreen. If the machine doesn't have such then it's a waste. Not gonna get into this here but I'm fairly certain that 7 is better than 8 for gaming on any machine. OCN as a whole would agree with that much.

in case these help
Windows + D (desktop)
Windows + E (explorer)
Windows + X (administrative menu)

Secondly, on a laptop, Windows 8 is proven to improve battery life. Unlike Windows 7 which is on a fixed cycle to wake up the CPU every 17 (miliseconds?), Windows 8 has a dynamic internal "clock" that can actually let the CPU stay asleep for up to 100 (milliseconds?) at a time. Then, Windows 8 is just an all around better performer when it comes to less hardware.

Gaming wise, they're basically the same though. But the faster boots, better battery life, and better WiFI networking are pretty important pieces that favor W8 if you're using a laptop.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lacrossewacker View Post

Windows 8 buggy? Maybe in the first month while 3rd parties were issuing out new patches/drivers, but outside of the metro vs start menu debate, windows 8 is better than Windows7 in a whole crap ton of ways. If anything, windows 8 is even more suited for a laptop than Windows 7 is.

Some of the things you're describing in the OP sound like driver issues. I think MSI has some sort of "Live Update" software which is basically a small application that'll notify you if you're missing a driver or if one is out of date. Look into that.

I'll see if I can find the "Live Update" thingy, thanks! smile.gif
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Samsung 840 Series 128GB SSD Western Digital 1TB HDD ASUS DVD Writer, DRW-24B5ST Windows 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC-something (It's thin and fancy) CM Storm Trigger Silverpower 500W CoolerMaster Storm Trooper 
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CM Storm Sentinel Advance II CM Storm CM Storm Sirus 5.1 GUNNAR Glasses Midnight 
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Intel Core i7-3770k 3.5 GHz Asus P8Z77-V MSI GeForce GTX 670 Corsair Vengeance 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Samsung 840 Series 128GB SSD Western Digital 1TB HDD ASUS DVD Writer, DRW-24B5ST Windows 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC-something (It's thin and fancy) CM Storm Trigger Silverpower 500W CoolerMaster Storm Trooper 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
CM Storm Sentinel Advance II CM Storm CM Storm Sirus 5.1 GUNNAR Glasses Midnight 
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