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Hey PC gamers! It’s not like any of you are particularly fond of Windows 8 as it is, so the there’s every chance that you wouldn’t be affected. It seems, however, that the latest update for Microsoft’s latest version of its operating system is breaking some games.

For some or other reason, windows 8.1 has introduced a bunch of mouse input lag in to games that don’t use raw input. There’s a whole thread over on the front page of the internet detailing the issue, and the games affected.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat are apparently “close to unplayable” thanks to this new flaw. Call of Duty games and Metro 2033, likewise, aren’t as snappy as they should be. there’s a fix that helps, but doesn’t quite solve the problem:

  1. Right click the EXE of the game in question.
  2. Go to properties
  3. Go to the compatibility tab
  4. Check “run this program in compatibility mode for” and select “Windows 8.”
  5. Check “disable scaling on high DPI settings.”
  6. Check “run this program as an administrator.”

If you’re not a,ready running Windows 8.1. you really ought not worry – because Microsoft’s pulled the update from its store for other reasons; it apparently stopped a bunch of tablets from working at all.

I actually “upgraded” to Windows 8.1 this weekend, and I’ve had no issues to date. Windows 8 does seem to be infected with terrible bloatware though; it’s called Windows 8.

Last Updated: October 21, 2013

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236 Comments

  1. Otto_ki

    October 21, 2013 at 14:42

    I always follow this handy dandy graph too stay with the best OS from Windows 😛

    Reply

    • Otto_ki

      October 21, 2013 at 14:48

      Gonna guess someone was running 8.1 and wanted to hit upvote but the mouse lag made him hit downvote by accident.

      Reply

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        October 21, 2013 at 14:51

        HAHAHAHA!

        Reply

      • Admiral Chief Ninja

        October 21, 2013 at 14:51

        LOOOOOOOOL

        Reply

      • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

        October 21, 2013 at 14:52

        LOL!

        Reply

      • NecroRince

        October 21, 2013 at 14:53

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHH!

        Reply

      • John's digital rights

        October 21, 2013 at 15:19

        Haha. WINNER!

        Reply

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        October 21, 2013 at 15:37

        Can’t…. stop… laughing…….

        Reply

      • Skyblue

        October 21, 2013 at 16:02

        I think you just hit comment of the week and it’s still Monday. Sweet response dude!

        Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      October 21, 2013 at 14:51

      Hahahah hilarious! Yeah, I’m definitely not a fan of Windows 8 nor the 8.1 180. Hopefully Windows 9 will bring balance back to the force, but for now… I’m sticking with Win 7.

      Reply

      • John's digital rights

        October 21, 2013 at 15:20

        Same here

        Reply

      • Scruff304

        October 21, 2013 at 16:11

        I’m a massive fan of Win 7. Refused to update to Win 8. I’ve decided to try out 8.1 (Friend had an extra copy from his company) And so far so good. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing great about it, but it hasn’t broken anything for me as of yet…

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        • Tarisma

          October 22, 2013 at 07:08

          It hasn’t broken yet because you cant/don’t play games

          Reply

          • Scruff304

            October 22, 2013 at 08:38

            I was wondering how long it would be till Cpt Troll showed his ugly face.
            Do you even remember how to switch your pc on?

    • Admiral Chief Ninja

      October 21, 2013 at 14:52

      I don’t really mind 8 tbh…

      Reply

      • Otto_ki

        October 21, 2013 at 14:53

        Yea me neither the only reason I stayed with 7 is because I run Nvidia Surround with 3 screens, and 8 just does not support it so lekke.

        Reply

        • InsanityFlea

          October 23, 2013 at 11:02

          8 works perfect with eyefinity and has native ST3D support which is awesome.

          Reply

    • Arash Jafari

      October 21, 2013 at 14:54

      This is just made up. How was Windows 95 worse than 3.1? Where’s Windows 2000? Windows Vista was a disaster initially but with SP1 it worked great and at the time Windows 7 could’ve easily passed as Vista SP2 since the differences were minimal and mostly visual. Windows 8 is the most optimized and stable Windows to date and whether people love or hate the built-on-top Modern UI is a story far from the problems of Vista. Do people really think Windows 9, already rumored in place of 8.2, will be any different than Windows 8 given the new vision of MSFT?

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      • ToshZA

        October 21, 2013 at 14:56

        Their track record (as displayed above) states that the likelyhood that windows 9 is much better for gamers and users alike is very high. Every 2nd iteration of windows, breaks, well, windows. Windows 8 is great for mobile, but for us desktop users its shocking. Their track record dictates that they will fix that in 9.

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        • Arash Jafari

          October 21, 2013 at 15:03

          I don’t agree. This every other version doom was fueled with Vista and it’s simply untrue. Windows 8 is simply a better Windows 7 and the hate is fueled by countless incompetent bloggers having ulterior agenda. Windows 8 works great on desktops and those who find the new UI awkward can simply install Start8 or another free alternative. On the other hand the Desktop doesn’t work that well on touch devices and without the desktop Windows 8 is not worth having. Maybe things will change with Windows 9 but people shouldn’t be too quick to assume anything based on fantasies.

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          • ToshZA

            October 21, 2013 at 15:09

            No assumptions necessary. There are many complaints that games simply don’t work on Windows 8. With this update, more have arisen. As a gamer, I don’t care for the touch screen (which was the focus of their Windows 8), nor do I care for the lottery when I buy a game. That lottery being whether or not I’ll actually be able to play said game. While Win8 isn’t fundimentally broken the way Vista was, its still not a good upgrade from 7 for us gamers. I won’t be considering the upgrade – I would rather just be able to play my games on Win7.

            Also, this “every other version” wasn’t fueled by Vista – it’s a trend that people noticed once enough versions were released. What causes this trend? It seems that every time MS decides to try something new they screw up – then fix it in the following version. Go ahead, look closer. Every version they tried something new, they broke it – tried fixing it in several updates, then just made a new windows and fixed it and made the world a happy place again.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 21, 2013 at 15:16

            Windows 95: Something new (Broken)
            Windows 98: Enhanced 95 (Less broken)
            Windows XP: Culmination of 95 and 98 and most stable of the “flow” of that iteration of design.

            Windows Vista: Something new. Is crap
            Windows 7: Vista cleaned up. Better

            Windows 8: falls in 2 categories. Something new that has a bunch of brokenness BUT is also the culmination of Windows Vista iteration and is the most powerful / stable out of all of them.

            There’s the trend 😉

            PS: I don’t include windows 2000/ME because in my books those never should have or ever did exist….

          • Eeko Eight-Seven

            October 21, 2013 at 15:22

            Windows XP was built on Windows 2000 Professional. Without it, there’d be no XP. XP ,for the most part, is just Windows 2000 with a different shell.

          • ToshZA

            October 21, 2013 at 15:24

            But it worked so much better – they fixed the broken. In fact it lasted like 7 years, as a stable platform, before Windows 7 came along and gave us the modern version that was a fix of a broken OS (Vista).

            Which version was which – it all follows that same trend. New, broken – following version, fixed.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 21, 2013 at 15:24

            2000 doesn’t exist! It doesn’t! *runs away crying*

          • John's digital rights

            October 21, 2013 at 15:25

            It does silly, don’t you remember when the world ended at the year 2000?

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 21, 2013 at 15:26

            Stop this madness!

          • ToshZA

            October 21, 2013 at 15:33

            Oh my word. I remember getting 25k stiffy disks ready to make sure your computers were Y2K compatible. Took forever. And those labels, I had boxes of them for years afterward. Was good money though.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 21, 2013 at 15:36

            I didn’t do a thing and my machine carried on running lol

          • ToshZA

            October 21, 2013 at 15:38

            haha same here. Such doom prophecies. We’ve had a few since then. And we’re still here, are we even alive? Are we not all ghosts? The world’s ended what, 4 / 5 times since Y2K?

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 21, 2013 at 15:39

            Yeah, many many times

          • Eeko Eight-Seven

            October 21, 2013 at 15:51

            LOL!!! Okay, let’s just say it was sucked up by a black hole and vanished into the abyss…there…you can stop crying now…it no longer exists 😛

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 21, 2013 at 15:52

            *confetties*

          • Brady miaau

            October 21, 2013 at 17:04

            Indeed and Windows 2000 was a re-written NT 4, which was based on the joint project with IBM and MS.

            fun fact: Windows 2000 and Windows NT4 memory management was easier (for me anyway) because it was only one subsystem, windows 98 was essentially two memory subsystems and required different techniques for writing code. Annoying.

          • gravyluvr

            October 26, 2013 at 19:57

            Forgetting about the third release rule… Windows 1,2,3 sucked and it really wasn’t until 3.11 for Workgroups when they finally hit a winner. With Win95 we got plug and pray, and it actually took all the the way until 4th release of Win98SE when they finally got it right. Win2K, which you did not event mention, came in two flavors. ME was hands down the worst release versus a prior ever (it was the WIN skew). It destroyed all that 98SE had fixed. 2KPro (the NT skew) was a merger of Windows and NT and I actually went to a release party where the softy actually boasted that this was built on New NT Technology. It mucked up a bit of both OS (NT 4.6 was really good). It wasn’t until XP Pro sp1 when they finally started getting it right and sp2 and sp3 were really good, although getting very bloated. Vista… only ME makes Vista look good. Win7sp1 started getting it right.

          • Arash Jafari

            October 21, 2013 at 15:20

            Regarding gaming I beg to differ since I find Windows 8 preferable for various core reasons. Windows 8.1 is just out and they will fix those issues. I always take an image before upgrading – always clean installs – and test everything and if the problems are too many then I simply go back. 8.1 works great for me but I’ve to admit it hasn’t been as smooth as with 8.0.

            No OS is perfect and they’ve their problems especially when there’s core and driver sets changes – I had tons of problems with XP and even 7 – so I stand by my view of this every other prediction.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 21, 2013 at 15:26

            Here’s a simple solution/statement/clarification/whatever.

            Win8 works for you so that is great.

            Win8 doesn’t work for others. That is great.

            For those it works for it is worth their while being on it right now.

            For those it doesn’t work for it is not worth their while to be on it yet until the issues they have with it are resolved.

            Sorted.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            October 21, 2013 at 15:13

            I just skimmed your disqus comment history, and you’re really out there in the trenches, fighting extremely hard for Windows 8. Why is that? I’m just curious.

            PS: I’m not insinuating that you’re a shill, but it’s always a little creepy when someone’s post history shows that level of dedication and specialisation (especially without a wide range of topics discussed). If you are part of a PR firm, at least sprinkle the account with superfluous comments on a variety of different topics. That way it looks like you’re a real person, rather than someone hired to do a job.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 21, 2013 at 15:14

            …said the fox…

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 21, 2013 at 15:23

            WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY!!!!

          • ToshZA

            October 21, 2013 at 15:25

            Really? You went there? I have this insatiable urge to downvote you, but I feel nice today so you’re off the hook.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 21, 2013 at 15:28

          • ToshZA

            October 21, 2013 at 15:32

            Thank you for not making the click-through awful. 🙂

            I still hate the song and trending that ensued though.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 21, 2013 at 15:36

            Hehehehehe

          • John's digital rights

            October 21, 2013 at 15:24

            Wonder if he uses Firefox

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 21, 2013 at 15:53

            HAHAHA

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 21, 2013 at 15:17

            Inspector Banana Jim huh?

          • NecroRince

            October 21, 2013 at 15:50

            BOOM!

          • Sageville

            October 21, 2013 at 16:04

            Arash Jafari is part of MSDN, I’m guessing he develops for Windows Phones and as such maybe he feels a to need to promote his products]

            EDIT: This got me an instant downvote, I wonder by whom…..

          • NecroRince

            October 21, 2013 at 16:06

            Yeah, but that’s just sad.

          • Sageville

            October 21, 2013 at 16:07

            WTF!

            Wheres your downvote???

          • ToshZA

            October 21, 2013 at 16:08

            Their intellect doesn’t allow for speedy responses. The synapses are misfiring and therefore need time to catch up. Don’t worry, the downvotes will arrive eventually. 😉

          • NecroRince

            October 21, 2013 at 16:10

            And they are here baby!

          • John's digital rights

            October 21, 2013 at 16:12

            You should feel honoured. Downvotes don’t come cheap. It takes a lot of….oh wait, no. It is cheap.

          • NecroRince

            October 21, 2013 at 16:14

            Hehehe 🙂 I can just imagine some loser sitting on front of its computer, giggling as it hits downvote. I mean, WOW. 0-O

          • ToshZA

            October 21, 2013 at 16:16

            Its either that or they’re really angry today, and its providing more relief than amorous websites with questionable imagery.

          • John's digital rights

            October 21, 2013 at 16:16

            You missed my comment on that.
            But yes, he’s hurting us all very deeply with his sharp downarrows.

          • NecroRince

            October 21, 2013 at 16:10

            There we go! 🙂

          • Sageville

            October 21, 2013 at 16:12

            LoL!

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 21, 2013 at 16:14

            A little harsh there bud? Ouchy. Lol

          • ToshZA

            October 21, 2013 at 16:16

            Truth hurts?

          • Sageville

            October 21, 2013 at 16:18

            How so?

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 21, 2013 at 16:29

            We should advocate love and cuddly comments and invite everyone with open arms. Trolls and Windows 8 lovers alike
            😛

          • Sageville

            October 21, 2013 at 16:49

            As someone who does NOT own windows 8, I have to restrict my comments here to the antagonization of wannabe Batmen and trolls only.

          • Brady miaau

            October 21, 2013 at 16:20

            I am sure several people here have MSDN subs and are registered. I know I do. So what?

            does not mean I support mindlessly a series of products.

          • Sageville

            October 21, 2013 at 16:27

            Weird, I never said that MSDN members support mindlessly a series of products, where did you get that from?

          • Brady miaau

            October 21, 2013 at 16:46

            oops, see above!

            I cannot stand this “Unix is better than windows because”, then “Linux is better than windows because”. I suppose you can call it fanboyism. Use the best product for the job at hand that does not break the budget, including staff training and so forth.

            I started work in 1998, IT support, so I got exposed to that a lot. So I wanted to, legitmately (sort of) put in the mindless comment.

            *Edit* Also, I suppose, I am annoyed at the amount of comments getting downvotes on the thread, just because people have an opinion. Downvoting someone who has a different, but still valid, opinion to you just annoys, really it does.

          • Brady miaau

            October 21, 2013 at 16:43

            I implied from Windows Phone dev feels the need to support his products.

            Not a big deal at all, in fact I was knowingly strectching what you said a bit far (sorry!) because I wanted to say “does not mean I mindlessly support a series of products.”

          • Sageville

            October 21, 2013 at 16:47

            NP, we MSDN members need to stick together yo!

            But that being said, we do need to find and destroy all the downvoters….

          • Brady miaau

            October 21, 2013 at 16:49

            YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS

            Also, MSDN is the cheapest way to get the tools.

          • Liberty or Death

            October 21, 2013 at 15:18

            I would argue the Win8 being better part, but these things are largely decided by user experience so its a mute point. I have used both, and have downgraded to Win7 again due to the ongoing gaming problems.

          • HvR

            October 21, 2013 at 16:15

            So everybody who doesn’t like Win8 is an “incompetent blogger”.

            Let me guess an “all-knowing” pompous IT guy.

            I hate the Windows POS because it is badly designed.

            One why not have the option of disabling a UI I’m not using, I need to uitilise every drop of processing power from my PC to get big computational jobs done as quickly as possible to work as effectively as possible. Having useless crap running in the background doesn’t help. But I can still live with this.

            Every second week they need to fix some low level flaw causing device drivers of unique hardware to break stalling work until it is fixed. WTF!?!?!!

            The only thing that is faster on Windows 8 is start up times, the use of system resources is about the same as Windows 7 and getting a machine out of hibernation takes ages.

            If a Cisco VPN connection drops the whole networking interface in Windows 8 breaks needing a restart. Enabling Windows VPN services blocks any other application from using network resources.

            Worst of all I knew this would happen since is why I wanted windows 7 with my newest machine BUT no MS money grabbing policies forbids further sales of windows 7. As always FUCK the client YEAH for money.

          • Johan du Preez

            October 25, 2013 at 10:51

            Speak for yourself … even Microsoft admiited Windows 8 is a failure. Looks at their market share and sales for Windows 8. Sales is doing worse than Vista … before you blindly push a product maybe educate yourself.

            Why are you here trying to sell it ??? If it was a good OS then u wouldn’t need to come and preach here.

            You sound like a idiot …

          • Arash Jafari

            October 25, 2013 at 13:04

            I’m not an idiot and I’m not trying to sell anything to anybody, I’m just expressing my opinion which is based on facts. Here are some more facts for you and please keep your insults to yourself.

            Microsoft has never admitted that Windows 8 is a failure and 8.1 shows that they’re continuing with their vision. The Desktop is virtually untouched and a lot of work has been done to enhance the Modern UI.

            Windows 8.x has 8.9% of the market which is more than OSx and Linux put together – see NetMarketShare if you don’t believe me.

            Windows Vista had 80M active users 11 months after its release whereas the same number for Windows 8 is 140M which is 60M more.

            It took a full year for Windows Vista to sell 100M license but Windows 8 managed that only in 6 months matching the same achievement by Windows 7. It’s estimated that Windows 8 has sold more than 180M licenses to date which is 40M less than Windows 7 but still pretty good for what you call a “failure”.

      • Otto_ki

        October 21, 2013 at 14:57

        Everything you said is absolutely true, but the reason why people love/hate some OS is because most are gamers and we love the OS that is making our games run smoother and gives us more customization and control from the OS, whether it be XP, Vista or 8

        Reply

      • Admiral Chief Ninja

        October 21, 2013 at 15:01

        Valid points, I agree. Only WinME and Vista preSP1 are classified as utter crap

        Reply

      • Liberty or Death

        October 21, 2013 at 15:14

        Windows 95 was hated by the industry as it was much less stable and the log on was easily bypassed by simply hitting “esc” and then “enter” (if I remember correctly) which bypassed the log on completely and logged you on anyway (Initial release, this was rectified in updates) Remember that Win XP was the first consumer orientated version to successfully integrate the NT Kernel.
        Basically the normal developers “tick, tock” development cycle. Keep in mind that PC’s were still largely the domain of big business at the time, and the home user although gaining ground as still a very small minority overall.
        I do agree though, as a home user I preferred Win95 to 3.1 and NT,

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        • Brady miaau

          October 21, 2013 at 16:41

          Win95 and win98 was meant for home use, no office use. It was used in some offices because it was cheaper than Win NT3.51 and 4.

          Reply

    • John's digital rights

      October 21, 2013 at 15:19

      3.1 was awesome.

      Reply

      • Brady miaau

        October 21, 2013 at 15:53

        It was! A vast improvement over 2.0 and 3.0. Wow.

        Reply

    • Brady miaau

      October 21, 2013 at 15:53

      Windows NT 4.0? Windows 2000 (Easily the best OS I have ever used, in terms of trouble given to the IT support side)

      I suppose for games, not so much

      Reply

  2. SojournZA

    October 21, 2013 at 14:48

    Ive never understood the hate towards windows 8. Its faster then 7 and has more optimised drivers and apps

    8.1 streaming to an Xbox has also been vastly improved, codec wise

    8.1 RT was pulled not the Desktop 8.1

    Reply

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      October 21, 2013 at 14:50

      I like win 8, i really od.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Ninja

        October 21, 2013 at 14:51

        Same here, but have not updated home PC

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 21, 2013 at 14:58

          I actually want 8 for all the under the hood stuff. But Win 7 isn’t broken & it’s cheaper not to spend over R1k on a new OS heh.

          Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 21, 2013 at 14:53

        Yes, you are odd. BOOM!

        Reply

      • Otto_ki

        October 21, 2013 at 15:03

        Guess the input lag strikes again XD

        Reply

      • Liberty or Death

        October 21, 2013 at 15:25

        No you are exercising personal preference, and there is never anything wrong with that.

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 21, 2013 at 15:29

          Tell that to my neighbours when i collected my post in the nude.

          Reply

          • ToshZA

            October 21, 2013 at 15:31

            Pics or it didn’t happen.

          • John's digital rights

            October 21, 2013 at 15:34

            Don’t listen to Tosh

          • ToshZA

            October 21, 2013 at 15:35

            Oh come now, you know you want proof. 😛

          • John's digital rights

            October 21, 2013 at 15:36

            I just got a downvote for that? Frisky little buggers on this article today.

          • ToshZA

            October 21, 2013 at 15:39

            I don’t see a downvote? O_o

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 21, 2013 at 15:35

      • NecroRince

        October 21, 2013 at 15:51

        Indeed you are really od(d)

        Reply

        • John's digital rights

          October 21, 2013 at 15:51

          Beat me to it…

          Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 21, 2013 at 15:52

          I said that an hour ago *cough*

          Reply

          • NecroRince

            October 21, 2013 at 15:58

            You need to get that cough looked at man. Worried for you #alwayscaring

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      October 21, 2013 at 14:51

      Thanks, updated. Also, I like Windows 8. It’s zippy, and clean. I like zippy and clean.

      Reply

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        October 21, 2013 at 15:38

        I’d agree on zippy. But clean? I dunno. That metro view puts me off a bit. But to each their own I guess

        Reply

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        October 21, 2013 at 15:59

        Then you’re going to hate iOS7…. ugh!

        Reply

        • ToshZA

          October 21, 2013 at 16:02

          Don’t say that. I’m about to restore and update my iPad. -_-

          Reply

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            October 21, 2013 at 16:10

            I hate iOS7 so much….

          • John's digital rights

            October 21, 2013 at 16:10

            iPad? There space in that bag for your makeup also?

          • ToshZA

            October 21, 2013 at 16:12

            Games + Sketch from Autodesk = awesome. Seriously. Love it. Also, its awesome.

          • John's digital rights

            October 21, 2013 at 16:13

            I have a feeling you think it’s awesome…
            🙂

    • Purple_Dragon

      October 21, 2013 at 14:54

      Windows 8 was apparently designed more for Mobiles which you can see on PC. I just find it really shit on PC. What a load of horse manure it is!

      Reply

      • SojournZA

        October 21, 2013 at 14:58

        No not really, thats the internet haters belief.
        Windows 8 was built to be a unified OS which can be put on many types of devices hence the touch screen access. Please tell me what 8 cant do over 7?

        It has a going rate of over 10% speed increase over 7

        And as Arash mentioned above, Vista is still the core OS, 7 was an optimised version and 8 is the optimised version of 7

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        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          October 21, 2013 at 15:10

          8 is fast and optomised yes. But from a usability point of view, it is terrible on a PC.

          The UI design is not good for PC use at all. That’s the main issue people have with it.

          No one doubts that it runs fast

          Reply

          • ToshZA

            October 21, 2013 at 15:15

            Its clunky and doesn’t run everyone’s games. That’s the problem. We’re gamers here at LG. The name itself implies as much. We don’t care much for tablets and touch screen stuff (where win8 actually shines) and we definitely care about playing our games. Imagine buying a shiny new game, installing, and then taking 3 hours of internet searching to find a fix that doesn’t work rendering your game unplayable for the forseeable future. That’s not what we like here.

            We like games. We wanna install and play our shineys. And we don’t want a confusing and annoying OS to navigate in order to get there.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 21, 2013 at 15:20

            There is that as well. However, just remember the jump from XP to Vista/7 etc.

            Games that ran on XP suddenly didn’t run on the new architecture (Vista or 7). So those issues will always be around with new iterations.

            But as you said, from a gamers point of view it’s not time yet to move to 8.

            The problem is the performance increase it does provide is not enough for me yet to move across. That coupled with the terrible UI design leaves me firmly sticking to Windows7, for now, until it becomes good enough like what 7 eventually did, to move across from XP.

          • Liberty or Death

            October 21, 2013 at 15:25

            I suspect that the norm will remain, that a new OS (9?) will be released before the problems with 8 are sorted out. But you brought up a good point, people don’t really change over until they are sure its a good OS anymore, something that Vista taught a lot of us the hard way

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 21, 2013 at 15:35

            Exactly. Windows7 had already hit SP1 before I made the jump from XP.

            We wait until we are ready to move across with as little impact as possible

          • SojournZA

            October 21, 2013 at 16:00

            The UI design is the same as 7, you just have a different startup screen.

            Its a ONE key press to get to the desktop, I dont understand what you are trying to say regarding its apparent badterrible usability, its still Windows 7

            By you saying these things Im guessing your Windows 8 usage is really minimal?

          • Kensei Seraph

            October 21, 2013 at 16:05

            When I first started using a keyboard with the windows keys I pulled them out because I’d hit them every 3rd time I tried to press the Spacebar.

            A ONE key press to the desktop is not necessarily a good thing.

            As for the UI being the same as 7 read my above comment on how long it took me to find My Computer.

          • SojournZA

            October 21, 2013 at 16:09

            still not sure why complain about an entire OS structure when you have an issue with the windows key which has been incorporated for years now, but then again you could just use the mouse and select desktop, issue resolved

            once again there is nothing wrong with the Win 8

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 21, 2013 at 16:47

            Worked on it a lot actually.

            And I’m not talking about day to day stuff. Your explorer is the same yeah. you have a desktop.

            I’m talking about general usability.

            For example. In Windows 7 you hit the windows key and start typing a name of a program and it will find the shortcut on the start menu bar, as well as the actual physical file at specified location. So you can either right click the physical file and open file location to go there easily, or just click the program name to launch the program.

            Windows8 has something similiar, (windows key + just start typing a name) however it doesn’t work correctly all the time. Then you are stuffed because now you have to use your file explorer to browse to the exe file, link it to the metro UI for quick access next time AND then the search still won’t pick it up on the UI of metro even though you’ve linked it there because certain programs just don’t get seen by windows 8 in that way. It’s a bug I’m sure and not something they intended. I’m sure it’s meant to work. But the fact is that bug is still current.

            The Metro UI tried to replace the start menu and it kinda does a bad job of it.

            The shutdown function? You have to hover in the top right hand corner in just the right spot, then select settings, then select power options then select shutdown/restart etc.

            This is what I’m talking about when referring to UI issues. There are things that are done wrong (in my opinion) and make things take longer.

            If they can fix up these glaring issues and place certain features higher up in the UI design (ie: Not within menus, within menus like the shutdown option), then we are looking at a great system.

            In its current state though, it’s a little cumboresome

        • Liberty or Death

          October 21, 2013 at 15:22

          I thought it was great, even though I had to relearn a lot of stuff, then I suddenly realized that half my software programs no longer worked……..then I tried games………..Windows 7 was welcomed home with open arms

          Reply

        • Kensei Seraph

          October 21, 2013 at 15:28

          Using 7 at home and 8 on my work laptop I have come to the following conclusions:
          8 is slower.
          8 is more unstable.
          Adjusting the volume has a ~40% chance of causing 8 to encounter a fatal graphical error.
          8 is better at recovering from errors taking about 5 seconds to recover from a fatal error.

          Admittedly I don’t put my work laptop through the kind of abuse that I put my home pc through, but if I did I think 8 would sh** it’s pants and hide in a corner.

          Oh and it took me 10 minutes to figure out how to get to My Computer on 8 when I first used it, and 30 minutes (followed by a Google search) to figure out how to shutdown 8.

          Reply

          • Eeko Eight-Seven

            October 21, 2013 at 15:30

            Ever think that maybe your work laptop’s hardware might not be up to scratch? Just a possibility.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 21, 2013 at 15:34

            Yeah windows 8 no longer supports “legacy” hardware and it’s really tough on the older hardware and will crash if it even sniffs legacy hardware

          • Kensei Seraph

            October 21, 2013 at 15:49

            Well it does only have 3 gigs of RAM.
            I should really see about upgrading to 8 gigs sometime…

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 21, 2013 at 15:33

            That freaking hidden shutdown button under settings! Took me forever to figure that out too. Don’t worry

          • Eeko Eight-Seven

            October 21, 2013 at 15:55

            Lol..I was checking out this big ass touchscreen Dell PC at Incredible Rippoffs a few weeks back. For the life of me, I just couldn’t get the Start Screen up!! Maybe my fingers are too thick? You have to hit the exactly correct pixel before it appears…I’d have more luck finding a g-spot than getting the Start Screen to appear!!!

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 21, 2013 at 15:58

            hahahahahha

        • HvR

          October 21, 2013 at 16:20

          Win8 can’t open stable VPN connections.

          Win8 can’t take a PC out of hibernation in less time than a lunar cycle.

          Win8 can’t do a system update with out breaking half my bloody drivers

          Win8 can’t give access to all system settings out of a single UI.

          Win8 does not allow me to disable useless features I do not use.

          Reply

          • SojournZA

            October 21, 2013 at 16:27

            Win8 can’t open stable VPN connections. Maybe you had a isolated issue?: Incorrect as I have done so.

            Win8 can’t take a PC out of hibernation in less time than a lunar cycle: Incorrect, mine comes out in a few seconds.

            Win8 can’t do a system update with out breaking half my bloody drivers: Starting to sound like you have hardware issue?

            Win8 can’t give access to all system settings out of a single UI: Sorry which MS OS did this before?

            Win8 does not allow me to disable useless features I do not use: Please specify the features an I can try assist, its the exact same to do it as it is in Win 7

          • HvR

            October 21, 2013 at 16:41

            I know what the problems are but have to live with them until MS decides to fix them and decide to one day have a stable version of Windows 8.

            Major Cisco VPN issues (I hate dated Cisco systems as much as the next guy but if you have no choice), MS confirmed it not going t fix.

            I know precisely which device drivers, these are unique hardware items with small dev team support. The problem is MS is doing so many low level fixes due to stability and security issues in Windows 8 that the dev teams can not keep up with driver changes.

            Referring to the stupid Metro UI, not going to use I want it disabled. Certain settings can only be changed via the Metro UI and not in desktop mode causing endless frustration. Never a problem in previous versions sicne you only had one UI.

          • SojournZA

            October 21, 2013 at 17:04

            Like I said before, Ive used Win 8 for a year now, I have never had a Blue screen etc, so I think its far more stable

            You say yourself that the hardware is dated, this is where the issue is, not the OS, but if the device worked on Win 7 it should work on Win 8, maybe send me the drivers so I can take a look for you?

            Metro UI uses far less resources then the Aero, so its still less resource intensive then Win 7

            Linux although nice, doesnt have that many business functional apps, so you will stab yourself in the foot. Be thankful that MS has a OS out that is more user friendly and business friendly

          • Skoobaz

            October 21, 2013 at 16:50

            msconfig?

          • Brady miaau

            October 21, 2013 at 16:40

            Yeah, my Wndows 8 at home, running on a crap Core2Duo processor, does the first two no problem. VPN a fair amount. Perhaps it is the target that has a problem with windows 8 VPN implementation, which amounts to Windows 8 having a problem with VPN, I fully agree.

            driver updates? I have not had any issues, but there are so many variables., I will accept problems.

            YEAH: HOW DARE THE OS DETERMINE HOW I WANT TO USE IT!

        • Purple_Dragon

          October 21, 2013 at 17:53

          Er, yes really. Don’t like the UI at all which was designed for mobile. It’s great on mobile devices but not on PCs.

          Reply

    • CrasH

      October 21, 2013 at 15:24

      Windows 8 an interioir designer, going into your house and moving stuff, knocking new door ways and closing up others so your house flows faster, accept no one told you and everytime your tired or drunk you bump into everything cause its not what you used to.
      And thats why people hate it, cause 1st impressions last…..

      Reply

    • Eeko Eight-Seven

      October 21, 2013 at 15:28

      I use it at work. Not too bad. Hardly use the start menu though, ag…my bad, start “screen”!! Not had any gaming experience with it though. So you guys’ gripes with Windows 8 is most definitely warranted. Everyone wants as smooth a gaming experience as possible. So hate on gents until M$ listens and fixes it.

      Reply

  3. NecroRince

    October 21, 2013 at 14:52

    “Windows 8 does seem to be infected with terrible bloatware though; it’s called Windows 8.” Oh snap 🙂

    Reply

  4. TiMsTeR1033

    October 21, 2013 at 14:54

    Windows 8 ummmm no thanks! 8.1 Double no thanks! Can I wipe my ass with your box… Yeah I don’t mind Ms whatever makes you guys happy!

    Reply

  5. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    October 21, 2013 at 14:59

    I know some folk who still swear by Windows XP! Hahahah!

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Ninja

      October 21, 2013 at 15:01

      Whatchoo talking bout Jimmy, I’m typing this in DOS!

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 21, 2013 at 15:02

        MS or DR?

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief Ninja

          October 21, 2013 at 15:04

          Since this is an MS article, I’ll say MS

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 21, 2013 at 15:07

            Really? Downvote for asking THAT? Out of all the things I’ve said? bwhahhahahahahaha

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 21, 2013 at 15:08

            LOL, yeah, I’ve been checking the comments and it seems that any anti-MS comment gets a downvote, but actually I have not said anything bad about MS, I actually like Win8

          • MosselMayCry

            October 21, 2013 at 15:16

            lol you just got TWO downvotes.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 21, 2013 at 15:22

            apparently saying you like win8 also gives you downvotes. News24 readers must be about…..

          • John's digital rights

            October 21, 2013 at 15:23

            Ah, Sir Rants, you may have uncovered the answer there…news24 readers have arrived….commentors beware

          • Otto_ki

            October 21, 2013 at 15:30

            O dear I forgot this is connected too News 24…the general public scares me

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 21, 2013 at 15:32

            Really? only 2 downvotes for that comment? Sheesh. Was expecting a torrent of downvotes!

          • NecroRince

            October 21, 2013 at 15:53

            Fanboy scum!

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 21, 2013 at 15:54

            You’d better not be talking about me…

          • John's digital rights

            October 21, 2013 at 15:55

            Talking directly to you it looks like to me
            *takes shelter*

          • Otto_ki

            October 21, 2013 at 15:08

            Hehehe yea we have been having a swarm of down-voters today 🙂

          • Otto_ki

            October 21, 2013 at 15:09

            Damn that downvote took 1.5 seconds XD whoever this is, is running a very fast Linux OS

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 21, 2013 at 15:10

            LOL anonymous downvoting instead of voicing opinion

          • MosselMayCry

            October 21, 2013 at 15:18

            Since Banana Jim is the only one without a downvote, it’s obviously him! 😛

          • ToshZA

            October 21, 2013 at 15:30

            LOL

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            October 21, 2013 at 15:49

            I used to have groupies who used to downvote anyone who attacked me and upvote anything I wrote. I felt like a king.

            I wonder where they are now! WHAT HAPPENED TO MY BANANA ARMY!!?

            #ForeverSP

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 21, 2013 at 15:53

            ..they were rotten, and had to be thrown away

          • NecroRince

            October 21, 2013 at 15:53

            You called SIR?!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            October 21, 2013 at 15:54

            To the upvote mobile!

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 21, 2013 at 15:57

            Now wait just a minute. You may not do a call to arms. Also you did it wrong.

            *ahem*

            UPVOTER SQUAD! ASSEMBLE!!

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 21, 2013 at 15:59

            Awwww yeah!

          • John's digital rights

            October 21, 2013 at 16:02

            I’m not sure whether I feel bothered or sorry for the downvoter.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            October 21, 2013 at 16:04

            It’s all good, even downvotes are added to the tally. At this rate, I’ll hit 30 000 votes in the next year or so.

          • NecroRince

            October 21, 2013 at 16:12

            Agreed 🙂 Also, I am less than 100 away from 10,000 comments brother!

          • John's digital rights

            October 21, 2013 at 16:14

            What shall we do on that great event?

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 21, 2013 at 16:16

            Rince gets married then!

          • John's digital rights

            October 21, 2013 at 16:16

            To his hand? *looks around, hoping Rince doesn’t show up*

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 21, 2013 at 16:31

            HAHAHAHAHAHA

          • NecroRince

            October 21, 2013 at 16:17

            I am not sure man. It means a lot! It represents how little I care about my current job, how I have a personality disorder that means I am comforted by the wiles of total strangers, and… Oh, wait… 0-O

          • John's digital rights

            October 21, 2013 at 16:20

            Oh how right you are. Except we are not total strangers. We are friendly strangers. Makes it much better. Just ad white unmarked van and some candy and we’ve got a party planned.

          • NecroRince

            October 21, 2013 at 16:20

            BWAHAHAHHAHA! That tickled me in a way it really shouldn’t have *loads sniper rifle and spits tobacco out window*

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 21, 2013 at 16:15

            Wooooooot!

          • Otto_ki

            October 21, 2013 at 16:04

            Roll out boys!

          • John's digital rights

            October 21, 2013 at 15:59

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 21, 2013 at 15:54

            They became my and @Admiral_Chief:disqus ‘s groupies.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            October 21, 2013 at 15:55

            Mmm… I sense a Game of Thrones-style power-shift occurred during that month that was away from Lazygamer – playing Ni No Kuni!

            King Banana became Just-a-Banana. 🙁

          • ToshZA

            October 21, 2013 at 15:56

            If its any consolation, we’re all living in the same banana republic. 😉

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 21, 2013 at 15:58

            lol

          • MosselMayCry

            October 21, 2013 at 15:58

            You mean the Banarmy? I see you know have a downvote. Well done, you’re off the hook! Ok but seriously, who would gain fun from doing this?

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            October 21, 2013 at 16:01

            The same kind of people that try to kill you with a chopper in GTA Online – by ramming your car with it. What do you do but laugh as they explode into a fireball in front of you.,,,

            Good Times!

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        October 21, 2013 at 15:18

        DOS had an elegance that the GUIs could never replicate. I demand a return to the classic. Please make Win 9 a return to command prompts.

        Reply

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      October 21, 2013 at 15:08

      XP was fantastic!

      Reply

      • Umar heartless

        October 21, 2013 at 15:10

        *is

        Reply

        • NecroRince

          October 21, 2013 at 15:56

          I have an awesome joke picture for you 🙂

          Reply

          • Umar heartless

            October 21, 2013 at 15:58

            That’s just an image of devices using W8…oh…HAHAHAHAHAHAH, classic

          • NecroRince

            October 21, 2013 at 16:01

            DING! 🙂

      • Arash Jafari

        October 21, 2013 at 15:11

        Yes it was but it’s time to upgrade to 7 or 8.

        Reply

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          October 21, 2013 at 15:21

          Already on 7. Why would you think I’m still on XP? I just said it was fantastic 0_0

          Reply

          • Arash Jafari

            October 21, 2013 at 15:27

            I didn’t, just made a general statement…

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 21, 2013 at 15:29

            I see where my confusion came in. My bad

    • John's digital rights

      October 21, 2013 at 15:21

      That one XP user that’s out there just gave you a downvote it seems.

      Reply

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        October 21, 2013 at 15:21

        While using IE6 😛

        Reply

        • John's digital rights

          October 21, 2013 at 15:22

          Eish

          Reply

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 21, 2013 at 15:30

            The downvotes are strong today

          • ToshZA

            October 21, 2013 at 15:40

            The dark side has clouded their vision

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 21, 2013 at 15:41

            Mac users :/

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 21, 2013 at 15:42

            If macs don’t have right click then I guess it stands to reason they can only have one vote button. So I guess they got downvote and now upvote options

          • John's digital rights

            October 21, 2013 at 15:43

            The complexity of options is scary for the wild mac user

          • ToshZA

            October 21, 2013 at 15:45

            You have encountered a wild mac user. Right click to interact. Oh wait.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 21, 2013 at 15:24

          That was my work reality only a few months ago :/

          Reply

          • John's digital rights

            October 21, 2013 at 15:28

            Careful now. Any mention of anything like it results in an instant downvote. Someone is sitting on his chair going…”No! I’ll show them. I’ll show them all!!” *clicks downvote*

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 21, 2013 at 15:31

            My poor self-esteem, draining away one downvote at a time. Soon I’ll be a shadow of the man I once was.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 21, 2013 at 15:31

            Lol. Have an upvote for that

          • John's digital rights

            October 21, 2013 at 15:32

            There’s just something about that down arrow that makes it difficult to sleep at night, it’s like I lose a piece of myself with every tick.
            Take my upvote.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 21, 2013 at 15:39

            I’M MELLLLLLLTINGGGGGGGGGG

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 21, 2013 at 15:29

            You poor soul

  6. Umar heartless

    October 21, 2013 at 15:08

    Someone seems butthurt about this

    Reply

    • ToshZA

      October 21, 2013 at 15:29

      An MS employee likely. He’s hanging around other tech websites and 90% of his comments are on the new Windows update, advocating its awesomness and decrying any non-believers.

      Interesting to watch.

      Reply

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        October 21, 2013 at 15:47

        The funny thing is, he makes some good points (some are even valid), but I can’t shake off how suspicious it is.

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 21, 2013 at 15:49

          We can’t have that on the internet. Next thing people will start bringing in facts, and then life as we know it will end. BURN THE HERETIC!

          Reply

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            October 21, 2013 at 15:50

            Or Logic? Dear heavens… let us never go down the horrid path of rationality and objectivity. Quick to the Troll mobile!

        • ToshZA

          October 21, 2013 at 15:59

          He does make some valid points yes, but doesn’t seem to read or “allow” opposing, but valid, points. Its very one-sided, and that’s either an MS employee or one devoted (and probably blind) fan. I don’t mind a good debate, but there needs to be flow from 2 sides.

          Reply

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            October 21, 2013 at 16:03

            That’s why I thought, “let’s just check his post history”.

          • ToshZA

            October 21, 2013 at 16:05

            And the intelligent people everywhere rejoiced.

  7. CrasH

    October 21, 2013 at 15:11

    I cant forgive them for removing the start bar and forcing you dld 3rd party tools to can enable it again instead of just giving a UI that one can click to say, “PUT IT BACK THEY WHY THAT WORKS”
    If you do a lot of remote support on servers and sometimes desktop to help some really lost souls, then having no start bar really makes life difficult, especially when you run 3 monitors with multiple RDP sessions.
    And, yes i kow i can pin it all to the bar, Powershell and CMD all you really need) but it still just that even now i work with it fine, the initial, WTF are they thining still has put me off.

    But HV 2012, massive improvments compared to 2008….

    Reply

  8. bandit766

    October 21, 2013 at 15:16

    Thread not tread?

    Reply

  9. FoxOneZA

    October 21, 2013 at 15:52

    MS pulled the 8.1 RT update. I’ve been running 8.1 since the weekend and I did have scaling problems on my TV Out connection. The new scaling features make Windows 8.1 a pleasure for large displays but it needs some tinkering.

    Reply

  10. Umar heartless

    October 21, 2013 at 15:58

    oranges are orange

    Reply

    • Umar heartless

      October 21, 2013 at 15:59

      Hell yeah, got downvoted for saying something random….Myth..Debunked!!

      Reply

      • Kensei Seraph

        October 21, 2013 at 16:02

        Water melons are square.

        Reply

        • Umar heartless

          October 21, 2013 at 16:04

          But Pineapples..oh pineapples man…they actually really tasty

          Reply

          • Kensei Seraph

            October 21, 2013 at 16:07

            And garlic smells (and tastes) delicious.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 21, 2013 at 16:04

          That explains why Bulls supporters use them as hats. *baits trap*

          Reply

          • ToshZA

            October 21, 2013 at 16:14

            At least they don’t wear pink. Oh, wait.

  11. Kromas

    October 21, 2013 at 18:10

    Hold onto your hats kids cause I’m about to disappoint all of you.Microsoft wants a closed environment for windows 9 (currently affectionately known as big brother).This means if MS says no to something like ,top of my head, Steam then there will be no steam.No approved apps = no more backwards compatibility as well.Thus ends open-source on the MS platform as well. This and only this is the reason why Valve is launching SteamOS.So if you want MS then get used to windows 8 and all its fancy updates.(Cause eventually win 7 won’t be supported)

    Long story short:Those who are waiting for win 9 get ready not to buy it (or pirate it for that matter). Either stick with 7 or move to 8 and keep a close eye on SteamOS.

    Reply

  12. string_slinger

    October 22, 2013 at 08:49

    Been running the 8.1 RTM since the 7th Oct (yes, early) and have had no issues with my significant library of games. If anything, getting better perfomance than the improvement 8 brought. Yes, 8 is lighter on my system than 7, so not quite sure where the ‘bloatware’ comment comes from – had to do less optimising than 7 to get tangibly better perfomance.

    Start menu taste aside, it’s the most stable and easy version of Windows yet. Clean install took 10min. Recommended…

    Reply

  13. InsanityFlea

    October 23, 2013 at 11:00

    I like windows 8 and 8.1 Each to his own. I’ve had no issues besides simcity, simcity 2013 is just buggy and the mouse lag happened even on windows 7. When in game just change a graphic option, then change it back and your mouse works normally again.

    Reply

  14. Dean Vukovic

    October 25, 2013 at 13:40

    stupid Microsoft first they screw up Windows 8 and what should fix issues in Windows 8 they just made things worst. They really need to think carefully when they build new OS. Windows 8 requires probably 50% work and they did just 5% work and before OS was finished they should test Windows 8.1 properly and now Windows 8 is better than Windows 8.1 because they screw up things big. We’ll have to wain for new version and hopefully they will really need to real work on Windows 8.5 better real interface, better work and interface in Control Panel ,Real Start Menu not Start Button for Windows 3.1 Update icons on the desktop and bring more desktop features for users, make sure that all software, games and other things work properly and they don’t freeze all the time, bring better graphical interface for gaming, remove Start Screen or Metro and create 2 OS one for Desktops with real better interface and improved Start Menu and second OS for Tablets with Start Screen and other things what Tablets Users needs. These some things what Microsoft needs to do in next version of OS if they want again to rule and people to actually buy new OS which will actually work and which doesn’t have major issues.

    Reply

  15. Jorge Oliveira

    November 13, 2013 at 05:29

    Hey guys, i’m not just experiencing mous lag, my games wont start at all, some king of graphics error

    Reply

  16. Casey Plummer

    January 15, 2014 at 07:37

    im scared to update I updated to 8.1 before and it broke my new notbook pc that I had only a week.

    Reply

  17. Timz

    February 25, 2014 at 13:29

    Had to reinstall windows 8 and decided to take the plunge to 8.1. I’ve had only a few issues with non game stuff and I’ve only played 2 games thus far–RE 6, which runs without problems, and NFS Rivals which has serious pop-in issues that seem to resolve by running in Windows 8 compatibility mode. Here’s hoping they sort things out fully in the months to come.

    Reply

  18. asd

    June 25, 2014 at 20:17

    windows 8.1 is awesome

    Reply

  19. John Henry

    August 18, 2014 at 07:23

    I loved windows 2000 . I have no issues with windows 8.1 i have installed countless games old and new without a single problem . The touch screen is pointless . it’s there I never use it . I never ever stay away from desktop I go straight there after start up and never bother with the other . I disabled the touch screen few days ago it messed up the mouse made it lag , I turned it back on everything was fine again .
    I loved windows 95/xp/2000/windows7/windows 8.1 . my fav OS is still Ubuntu Linux .

    My only main rant about windows 8.1 is my kodac 14 mp camera does not work with it ,the company went out of business . We have a printer that does not work with 8.1 just purchased drive conflict with something in there it says .

    the only game that stopped working stopped after i updated my video card drivers thats two worlds .

    Reply

  20. Lee

    January 7, 2015 at 01:25

    I recently applied windows 8.1 updates and now my Max Payne 3 plays for at most 10 minutes then a black screen crash. 8.1 prior to updates I was good to go. I can gracefully exit through menu options and my memory. I’m about to roll back updates after trying to apply the most recent ones now available.

    Reply

    • -7/4

      April 9, 2015 at 16:39

      similar thing here, COD 3

      Reply

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