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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    I draw engineered plans and play video games. Shouldn't be an issue.
    I still have it as a duel boot on one of my computers, once in a while I boot it up just for the heck of it, and sometimes for a couple of older games that won't run on anything else.
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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    Seems to me people complain about any and all Microsoft products, repeat something they heard, and try to sound like some sort of an expert. Then, you actually use the product, and I think, what are these people talking about? I swear, if I had a tenth of the problems that people say exist with these products, I'd get nothing done at all.
    It seems to me Windows 8 is different than Windows 7. The majority of complaints are simply that or user errors. I know nothing is perfect and some people have had issues, but the same can be said for anything.
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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    It seems to me Windows 8 is different than Windows 7. The majority of complaints are simply that or user errors. I know nothing is perfect and some people have had issues, but the same can be said for anything.
    I liked Win 7 very much, but I was able to get a copy of Win 8 from Microsoft as a promotion, so I used that. It was already at 8.1 at that time. I'm sure the tiles are great on a tablet or Windows phone, but I have no use for them and just boot to the desktop. But yes, 99% of the complaints I hear are because it is different, not that it doesn't work. Works fine for me.
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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    You can find a plethora of complaints about just about anything on the internet.
    The complaints about Windows 8 are far different, and you know it. And if you don't know it, take it from someone who regularly has to do research on the Internet to fix various computer and operating system failures.

    Here's just a taste of the nightmare which has been Windows 8.

    Microsoft acknowledges more errors, 80070371 and 80071A91, when installing Windows 8.1 Update/KB 2919355 | Microsoft windows - InfoWorld

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Here's a tip for all the readers here: When someone says "Everyone knows blah, blah, blah." it is a certainty that the person saying that doesn't know a damned thing.
    Or they are simply stating common knowledge that some people refuse to acknowledge.

    In this case, it's what I said. And for those "readers", here's some evidence:

    Microsoft acknowledges more errors, 80070371 and 80071A91, when installing Windows 8.1 Update/KB 2919355 | Microsoft windows - InfoWorld
    Microsoft pulls Windows 8.1 Update 1 from WSUS | bit-tech.net
    Windows 8.1 Update 1 Failing to Install with errors 80070020, 80073712 - Microsoft Community (103 pages in less than two months)
    Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - Microsoft Windows Help
    Why can't I find the update in the Store? - Microsoft Windows Help

    Windows 8 and 8.1 have sucked, in numerous and various ways. And if everyone DIDN'T know it before, they have plenty of evidence now.

    As I said...read...follow instructions...it just works.
    No, no it does not. There are a plethora of reasons it doesn't work.
    These people you are talking about sound like they belong in that third category that I spoke of. Apple wants their money. They should give it to them.
    We refuse to use Apple products in our environment (to the point we don't even allow them to connect to our network). But we also install Zenworks on our machines and while we can't be sure (since there are no error messages telling us the problem), we think a driver installed by Zenworks prevents an update to 8.1 from 8. That's just one example. Other examples can include:

    Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - Microsoft Windows Help
    Why can't I find the update in the Store? - Microsoft Windows Help
    Microsoft reissues botched Windows 8.1 Update KB 2919355 | Microsoft windows - InfoWorld
    Microsoft offers two Windows 8.1 Update install fixes, but problems remain - Neowin
    How users are fixing Windows 8.1 Update install problems
    Fix: Windows 8.1 Update fails to install
    [Fix] “Your Windows 8.1 Install Couldn’t be Completed, Something Happened” Error Message - AskVG

    But hey, your one computer worked, so clearly no one else would ever have a problem. What a joke.

    LOL!! The last refuge of one who has nothing: Accuse the other of being a paid shill.
    Uhh, I also said you could just be clueless. But yeah, your posting definitely suggests one or the other, given the copious amount of evidence you ignore to continue stating ridiculous things. Very few people would ignore mountains of evidence by insisting on one personal anecdote, unless they were ignorant to a good OS or had an agenda.

    Sounds to me like I have more on the ball than those "hundreds" of complainers.


    These are people who maintain and repair computers for a living. You're not more on the ball.

    I don't seem to have the problems they have and I'm using the same OS they are having trouble with. I'm thinking the trouble with Win8 originates between those people's ears.
    I'm thinking you've never once done anything but make asinine statements to explain the legitimate problems people have, problems even Microsoft themselves have acknowledged.

    Microsoft pulls Windows 8.1 Update 1 from WSUS | bit-tech.net

    Microsoft is having to pull patches from WSUS servers because they are terrible. And yet you'll sit there and tell me everything has been fine? It's ridiculous.

    I know exactly what I've said and I stand by my prediction...and my correction.
    Which is it? Because they are not the same thing.

    Windows 8 will not have a larger market share than Windows 7. Windows 9 may eventually, but Windows 8 will not (absent a refusal by Microsoft to increase their major version number, which I doubt given the bad press surrounding W8). You can stand by your prediction, but much like your obvious lack of knowledge regarding Windows 8, you'll be wrong.

    Especially since Win7 will reach it's end of life within that 10 years.
    Windows XP was released over a decade ago and still had a larger share of the market than Windows 8 until just five months ago. And it probably still would have a larger market share had Microsoft not told everyone for two years it wouldn't be supported any more.
    Or do you think it's going to last forever? Like those who are using XP? LOL!!
    Windows 7 won't last forever and eventually another OS will replace it at the top. But it won't be Windows 8. Because Windows 8 is awful and anyone who has ever had to work with it or done research on it knows it.
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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    We refuse to use Apple products in our environment (to the point we don't even allow them to connect to our network). But we also install Zenworks on our machines and while we can't be sure (since there are no error messages telling us the problem), we think a driver installed by Zenworks prevents an update to 8.1 from 8. That's just one example.
    So interesting you mentioned that. We restructured our network and it was working fine until a few iPhones connected to it. We researched the issue and it was the Apple products causing issues. We are currently discussing banning Apple products from the network.
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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    I am still rocking XP for a couple of my computers. I like it far more than 7 or 8.
    I miss XP.

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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by SayMyName View Post
    I miss XP.
    I don't. I still use it at work and home. Even my employers IT department isn't stupid enough to endorse the newer OS. That should say something...

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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    So interesting you mentioned that. We restructured our network and it was working fine until a few iPhones connected to it. We researched the issue and it was the Apple products causing issues. We are currently discussing banning Apple products from the network.
    The way our system is set up, iPhones and iPads wouldn't be able to do anything on our network. We have a script which runs an executable that authenticates our Novell eDirectory to our content filter. And since iPhones and iPads will only run programs from the app store, our script cannot run and the executable will not work.

    So there is just no way for iPhones or iPads to connect to our network. We support Windows XP, W7 and reluctantly W8, as well as Suse Linux, but we do not support Apple products and simply CAN'T support iPhones and iPads.

    How were iPhones causing problems?

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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    The way our system is set up, iPhones and iPads wouldn't be able to do anything on our network. We have a script which runs an executable that authenticates our Novell eDirectory to our content filter. And since iPhones and iPads will only run programs from the app store, our script cannot run and the executable will not work.

    So there is just no way for iPhones or iPads to connect to our network. We support Windows XP, W7 and reluctantly W8, as well as Suse Linux, but we do not support Apple products and simply CAN'T support iPhones and iPads.

    How were iPhones causing problems?
    They were causing network drives to be unrecognizable to other computers in the office. Completely strange. I didn't believe it until I found some information about it on the manufacturers website. I am not sure how that was happening in the software or hardware, but it was happening.
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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    They were causing network drives to be unrecognizable to other computers in the office. Completely strange. I didn't believe it until I found some information about it on the manufacturers website. I am not sure how that was happening in the software or hardware, but it was happening.
    That is strange. I've never heard that before.

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