Monday, December 03, 2012
More Windows 8
My laptop has been running fine with Windows 8 with some provisions. I still have some issues with Windows Update, namely 5 updates that consistently fail. I have tried all the recommended remedies and they all fail. I am hoping that there will be some new fix for the issue. I want to avoid the drastic move of cleaning everything off and starting fresh.
I have added a free program to the mix called "Classic Start Menu." it has made Windows 8 run more like I want, just like Windows 7. I need to say now that Windows 8 looks like it is a great fit for the new generation of touch screen laptops and tablet like devices. Tablets under Android and IOS have become very important additions to personal and business computing. We will just have to see if Windows 8 brings Microsoft into a major position in this market. I still do not see the advantages to the user interface if you are using a more traditional desktop, laptop or netbook. The interface is so different that there will be a big learning curve. This probably won't be a problem for the younger and more adventurous, but will for the more established users; those who are comfortable with Windows XP and Windows 7.
One overall thing I have noticed Windows 8 seems to be very disk intensive. It reads and writes to disk a lot more than Windows 7. This causes congestion and subsequent hanging. Interestingly, task manager shows this much clearer in Windows 8. Again I think that the problem is that Windows 8 has been optimized for devices that are using primarily solid state disk storage. This is just a guess.
Posted by Michelle at 4:51 PM