Windows 8 Beta coming in January 2012 – what do you want?

Windows8-beta

Windows 8 Beta is very strongly rumored to be arriving in January of 2012, possibly at or around the CES show.

You all should have had a chance to play around with the Windows 8 Developer Preview  and should have a rough feel for Windows 8.

If you read this blog, you should also have had an opportunity to check out the Windows 8 development blog from Microsoft. They have been very good about spelling out the rationale behind some of the changes that are coming in Windows 8.

When you put all this information together, I am curious to find out the following:

What do you think about the Windows 8 Development Preview?

What would you want to see in the Windows 8 Beta?

Please use the comment form below for your responses. I am really interested to see what you guys (and girls) think…

NOTE - If you would like to find out more about the next version of Microsoft Windows - Windows 9, here are some links you should probably check out.

  • Beeglejr

    I have a recently purchased Dell D610 that has windows XP sp3 reinstalled on a 5400rpm hitachi Mdl #:DK23EB-40, it will also require a memory upgrade, & then I hope to windows 8 

  • George

    I think it is very important to have a fully structured site for developers like me who have not been with MS for many years so that we can be walked through a full set of dev tools for W8…. So far I cannot find anything and I need a lot of help….

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      Coming soon dude. Just a little patience.  :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/jereese1 John E Reese

    I have used Windows 8, so far I like the new Windows 8 but will I upgrade from 7 to 8 at this point big question.  I like 7 and I been using 7 over 3 years now.   I will like to see beta version of 8 then see how the OS is working and problems of upgrading from 7.  Then I would load RC version later in the year.  I have seen stories state the OEM will be release around August and RTM around Sept or Oct of 2012.

  • Alanwest5

    I have been using the Developer Preview version of Windows 8 on a “spare” PPC since it was launched.
    It seems to run seamlessly but with one MAJOR problem.
    I cannot access my emails on Outlook 2010. I have tried every which way but it will not find the pop servers at O2. Mail cannot be sent or received.
    I tried connecting manuallybut with no sucess.
    Anyone have any ideas?

    • AZ-J

      I too have been using the Win 8 DP on a spare PC for a large USB-only MFP printer on the network.  It’s connectivity is sub-par, often making the printer unavailable.  Also the Near Me function does not track local things; it’s a good 50-100 miles off.

      • Konanyao

        You do know that it is not even a beta version, right ?

  • Chamiman

    What would be nice is to include all the crap they force us to buy outside the windows operating system to make it run in tip-top shape. I am talknig about disk defrag, registry defrag and fix, and some darn good video editing tools and codecs would be nice as well.
    Additionally, a nice voice recog. tool along with touch screen as a standared in every version would make things more admired than any other operating system.
    finally, state of the art virus protection program. I don’t understand why would someone buy a nice suit to wear to find out that the buttons, zipper, sleves, and coller is purchased seperately to make it look good!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      If MSFT gave you everything, they would get sued by manufacturers and be considered a monopoly. It’s a balancing act they are trying to pull off.

  • AlanDeMan

    Its hard to say. I’ve had no problem setting up a multiboot or getting the Flash player to work. I would like to see some bluetooth encryption and advanced image / voice recognition built into the OS.

  • AlanDeMan

    With wireless and bluetooth becoming the connectivity standards in todays society data integrity and privacy over the ether is going to become one of the more competitive fields. It is to easy to capture wi-fi packets, and bluetooth is wide open. 

  • Xepi2

    Idáig nem volt semmi problémám,minden programot fel tudtam telepiteni,sok mindent kiprobáltam pedig alapszintü a tudásom.Nagyon várom a béta verziot,gondolom az csak még jobb lesz!

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      ???

  • Richard A. Landkamer

    I would like Windows 8 to work like the original version of Windows 7 in that it was originally possible to put my computer in Sleep mode without always getting a BSOD after my computer hangs for several minutes.  Now whenever I put my computer in Sleep mode, I always get the following error:

    On Wed 10/26/2011 5:44:22
    AM GMT your computer crashed
    crash dump file:
    C:WindowsMinidump102611-21122-01.dmp
    uptime: 00:13:22
    This was probably
    caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x7CC40)
    Bugcheck code: 0x9F (0×3,
    0xFFFFFA8007807060, 0xFFFFF80000B9C518, 0xFFFFFA8006C2C010)
    Error: DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE
    file path:
    C:Windowssystem32ntoskrnl.exe
    product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    company: Microsoft Corporation
    description: NT Kernel &
    System
    Bug check description: This bug check indicates that the driver is in
    an inconsistent or invalid power state.
    This appears to be a typical software
    driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem.
    The crash
    took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another
    driver which cannot be identified at this time.  
    Apparently Microsoft regards this as an important new “feature” in Windows 7, especially after applying Setvice Pack 1 for Windows 7, since Microsoft refuses to fix what I consider to be a major bug.  I’ve tried numerous recommended fixes for this problem, but nothing has worked.

    Richard A. Landkamer     

  • Alex

    Stable operation!

  • Renard Gervais

    Mr. Onuora,   Having either used and/or ‘beta-d’ virtually every Microsoft offering since ‘BOB’; many, many Linux distros and survived the harsh changes and lack of up and down compatibility issues with Mac/Apple – what I’d most like to see are 2 things:
    1. as above – tolerance and compatibility for virtually any and all soft or hardware regardless of manufacturer, legacy (age and/or original OS design/install parameters). Sure’d beat having to install VMWare as a priority issue from the git-go in order to use software or hardware that is perfectly serviceable, does the task needed and doesn’t require either a subscription service, the cloud or even an internet/network connection of any kind.

    2. Probably the biggest wish would be for the new Windows 8/Beta to break the mold from the usual distributions ….. Starter/Home/Business/Premium/Ultimate and so on …. and include one either bare-bones with minimal auto/pre-configured inclusions ranging from media players to firewalls, other security fire-ups to home and search page preloads. As an experience user and freelance IT it’d be absolutely wonderful to install and be able to immediately set about restoring a known and comfortable system configuration without spending the first week being ‘jumped’, reminded, prodded and poked, redirected; and in general, having my time wasted having to turn off, alter or pull a ‘Nancy Reagan’ and just say “no” a thousand times to the prompts, warnings, messages and so on that ulitmately take place. Add a new distro – call it the ‘Greybeard’ version or something.

    But alas poor Yorick  I know The lads of Redmond well… will not do either.

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      Thanks. Not sure how realistic number 1 is but good points.

  • bloke uk

    Hi ive herd a rumour that windows 8 can cross platform games is that true ??

    • Penta2100

      well, sorta. I don’t think that you can put your xbox games and play them but i think xbox live will be on windows 8 so it would be x-platform online, maybe

    • James Fox

      Google chrome will support cross platform games in its browser.  How will Microsoft compete against that?  Its a development platform for Chrome that allows any OS that will run Chrome with the addon: Native Platform to run, this includes Linux, Windows, MacOSX, and many other platforms.  Games on portable devices, like Android, and iOS devices.  – Seriously need to consider that competion and I think that’s not happening fast enough with Win8 when the competition moves ahead using a much smaller platform than the OS, their web browser.

      http://code.google.com/p/nativeclient/

      I am not trying to be negative, I am being honest about something I think would be an amazing way to defunct the bloat I don’t want to have to support outside of windows.  IE another browser, IE is enough support by itself.

      • James Fox

        In other words, that’s what I would like to see native in Windows 8, no need to load another platform to support non-native applications, just use a browser based sandbox that is secure and portable.

  • GM

    I have a dell Studio 1558 and so far Windows 8 preview works fine. On that same laptop I have Windows 7 family, Linux Mint, Windows 7 enterprise it works very well with the multiboot Linux and Windows 8. It would be good forthe future Windows 8 is sold in only one version instead of having multiple versions

  • Jean-Claude Bilodeau

    Since 95% of my customers are french speaking, I hope that it will be a multilangual Beta version.
    An easier way of logging in and out would be nice also,

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      I think they release the languages later but I might be wrong. They might be released during the Beta. So many thing subject to change though

  • Rmanzke

    I would like to see a tablet application for the Whidows Home Server 2011…

  • Ian Sorensen

    I think that it’s time Microsoft showed some guts and forget about all the anti-trust rubbish that went on in the European region and bring back either Outlook Express or Windows Mail to be re-included back into Windows 8. If people don’t want to use either of these types of email software then don’t set it as the default email client. It’s that simple.

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      Forget Anti-trust. Hmm not sure that would fly…

  • Oworley1

    I would like to see better looking icons on the start page. Some of the icons don’t look finished, same with windows phone. Boot up time for the Win 8 preview is good and the memory usage is good.

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      Higher quality icons. i imagine the Windows 8 beta should be able to deliver in that regard.

  • http://www.jwbjnwolf.weebly.com/ Jase Wolf

    Here what I wrote on the MSDN windows developer preview general OS questions forum.

    “Hi!
    I love Windows 8. I think that it is definitively the best version ofwindows yet.I was not very impressed with windows 7; as it still required well toomuch computer resources, even on a desktop computer; as far as I amconcerned.I do much prefer the UI on Windows 8 but have hopefully come acrosssome good ideas that would really help improve the OS.(1) Here is a video that I made of how navigation can be improved inthe start screen:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egopj6lA1QE(2) It would be a excellent if you could lower the metro apps screenrequirements to at least 1024×600 as I have had to do a registry hackto get the resolution to higher it above. I think it is a tiny bitsilly as the metro is meant to enhance the experience of touchscreenswhich are mostly to be little tablets and netbooks.(3) It would be lovely to have a choice to have transparency in thenew style basic theme, as I am not completely sure how, but I havemanaged to get full transparency on the basic theme and it is lovely.Which I guess would soon be fixed(please not).Here is a picture of how it looks.http://www.flickr.com/photos/69194438@N06/6289527115/in/photostream/lightbox/I am back using the start menu at the moment as its quicker to accesscertain areas at the moment. But I do prefer the new metro startscreen.It would also be great if both Aero and Basic had a full transparentglass effect as you can get with 3rd party tools.(4) It would be great to have options to change the look and feel ofthe metro UI; such as wallpapers, adding custom explorer shortcuts,etc. What I would love is if the was a option to make the startscreenbackground transparent so your able to see stuff on your desktop.(5) It would be nice if you could use the charms network settings menuto toggle on/off the wireless adapter/bluetooth adapter etc.(6) It would be so useful if when 2 metro apps are in view on thescreen that you could change how much of the screen space each appwill take; instead of being limited to one app using 2/3rds of thescreen and the other using 1/3rd, or the other way round. Why can younot do half/half?? Also, be able to have 3 metro apps viewable at onceand maybe 4 on larger screen resolutions like 1080p.(7) Have power options on the start screen like shutdown, hibernaterather than just log off, and lock options.(8) More options for non metro app tiles: like changing the size andcolour; so you can group them and find them more easily.(9) Have an option for reverse scrolling; as being a Mac user and ipodtouch user, I much prefer the reverse scrolling, so this would be somuch better and less confusing.(10) A feature that you have NEVER included in windows that SHOULD beincluded, is a registry defragmenter. Most people know about the HDDdefragmenter and alot of the other clean-up tools available in the OS,but dont know anything about the registry defragmenter, that you haveto get with a third party tool, that normally is part of a paid forcleaning app. That is why so many PCs are so slow, although youregularly defragment hdd, etc. You dont even say anything in the osabout registry defragmenting. So it is not surprising that so many PCsare so slow in such a short time. I only know about registry defragbecause I had it bundled on a app disk with a PC  Advisor magazine.Here is a link to when I did not have a clue:http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/1/helproom/389009/need-to-make-xp-fasterI am not complaining, but I do think that this feature should beincluded in the OS rather than having to use 3rd party tools.(11) I also think that on the start screen there should be a buttonwith a magnifier icon next to the “start” word for searching. So ifits a touch device you don’t need to use the Charms all the time whichis annoying.(12) When you start up your PC, rather than opening up the web browserand then searching for a particular subject, you just use the inbuiltsearch feature on the start screen to search the Web.(13) I prefer the new start icon on the desktop compared to windowsvista, 7 and xp start icon, but if you do keep the non metro mode likein the dev preview; it would be nice if you kept the metro start iconrather than putting it back to the windows 7 start icon.(14) I think that you should be able to give custom pictures to apptiles so you can personalize how each tile looks, rather than thestandard boring looks.(15) Offer multi-touch gestures on laptop touchpads by default and notjust on new laptops, but previous multi-touch compatible touchpad. Idont just mean gestures like pitch to zoom,  I mean flicking betweentabs/pages in web browsers; presentations etc; similar to how Lion is.And dont say you already got that with windows 7, as you have not gotall of those gestures for any multitouch capable touchpad. Like mineand my sisters netbook touchpads are multitouch capable as I can use 5fingers if I wanted, and it picks it up, but windows doesn’t nativelyenable it. It is Synaptics, which only gives pitch to zoom and 2finger scrolling, but they don’t give any extra gestures. I have thisenabled with xp on the same devices, so it isn’t a new thing.(16) It would be handy if we were able to resize the taskbar and otherfeatures to a custom thickness without changing the resolution. As Iwant to make the taskbar and titlebars 3/4 the smallest thickness sizeas the screen resolution is still too small as far as I am concernedand it is at the largest that it will let me put it to. An example ofwhat I mean is the panel settings on Gnome and KDE window managers onlinux such as ubuntu, where you toggle the thickness ofpanels/taskbar.It would be nice to re-arrange the pinned apps anywhere on thetaskbar: work apps one side, web browser/email apps in the middle andfavorite games on the other side, and then the recycle bin on the farside with all the notifications.I should imagine I will think of some more ideas, but that is all atthe moment, I hope my ideas get heard.Thanks for listening and I hope my ideas help; because I think windows8 looks really good and will be great for people with disabilitiesalso.”
    It would also be great if we where able to highlight more than one Metro app tile when you right click on the start screen.Here is a suggestion of what would be a nice name for the final release of windows 8: “Metrolite”I think this would be a nice name because it is a Metro UI, and a lot lighter on the PC hardware, compared to vista and win7.  It is a very simple name but sounds a bit like it is a gem stone.

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      Would be better if you reformatted your comment so there were some spaces. Too hard to read this way.

      • http://www.jwbjnwolf.weebly.com/ Jase Wolf

        Ok, Hope this works this time!

        “Hi!I love Windows 8. I think that it is definitively the best version ofwindows yet.I was not very impressed with windows 7; as it still required well toomuch computer resources, even on a desktop computer; as far as I amconcerned.I do much prefer the UI on Windows 8 but have hopefully come acrosssome good ideas that would really help improve the OS.(1) Here is a video that I made of how navigation can be improved inthe start screen:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egopj6lA1QE(2) It would be a excellent if you could lower the metro apps screenrequirements to at least 1024×600 as I have had to do a registry hackto get the resolution to higher it above. I think it is a tiny bitsilly as the metro is meant to enhance the experience of touchscreenswhich are mostly to be little tablets and netbooks.(3) It would be lovely to have a choice to have transparency in thenew style basic theme, as I am not completely sure how, but I havemanaged to get full transparency on the basic theme and it is lovely.Which I guess would soon be fixed(please not).Here is a picture of how it looks.http://www.flickr.com/photos/69194438@N06/6289527115/in/photostream/lightbox/I am back using the start menu at the moment as its quicker to accesscertain areas at the moment. But I do prefer the new metro startscreen.It would also be great if both Aero and Basic had a full transparentglass effect as you can get with 3rd party tools.(4) It would be great to have options to change the look and feel ofthe metro UI; such as wallpapers, adding custom explorer shortcuts,etc. What I would love is if the was a option to make the startscreenbackground transparent so your able to see stuff on your desktop.(5) It would be nice if you could use the charms network settings menuto toggle on/off the wireless adapter/bluetooth adapter etc.(6) It would be so useful if when 2 metro apps are in view on thescreen that you could change how much of the screen space each appwill take; instead of being limited to one app using 2/3rds of thescreen and the other using 1/3rd, or the other way round. Why can younot do half/half?? Also, be able to have 3 metro apps viewable at onceand maybe 4 on larger screen resolutions like 1080p.(7) Have power options on the start screen like shutdown, hibernaterather than just log off, and lock options.(8) More options for non metro app tiles: like changing the size andcolour; so you can group them and find them more easily.(9) Have an option for reverse scrolling; as being a Mac user and ipodtouch user, I much prefer the reverse scrolling, so this would be somuch better and less confusing.(10) A feature that you have NEVER included in windows that SHOULD beincluded, is a registry defragmenter. Most people know about the HDDdefragmenter and alot of the other clean-up tools available in the OS,but dont know anything about the registry defragmenter, that you haveto get with a third party tool, that normally is part of a paid forcleaning app. That is why so many PCs are so slow, although youregularly defragment hdd, etc. You dont even say anything in the osabout registry defragmenting. So it is not surprising that so many PCsare so slow in such a short time. I only know about registry defragbecause I had it bundled on a app disk with a PC  Advisor magazine.Here is a link to when I did not have a clue:http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/1/helproom/389009/need-to-make-xp-fasterI am not complaining, but I do think that this feature should beincluded in the OS rather than having to use 3rd party tools.(11) I also think that on the start screen there should be a buttonwith a magnifier icon next to the “start” word for searching. So ifits a touch device you don’t need to use the Charms all the time whichis annoying.(12) When you start up your PC, rather than opening up the web browserand then searching for a particular subject, you just use the inbuiltsearch feature on the start screen to search the Web.(13) I prefer the new start icon on the desktop compared to windowsvista, 7 and xp start icon, but if you do keep the non metro mode likein the dev preview; it would be nice if you kept the metro start iconrather than putting it back to the windows 7 start icon.(14) I think that you should be able to give custom pictures to apptiles so you can personalize how each tile looks, rather than thestandard boring looks.(15) Offer multi-touch gestures on laptop touchpads by default and notjust on new laptops, but previous multi-touch compatible touchpad. Idont just mean gestures like pitch to zoom,  I mean flicking betweentabs/pages in web browsers; presentations etc; similar to how Lion is.And dont say you already got that with windows 7, as you have not gotall of those gestures for any multitouch capable touchpad. Like mineand my sisters netbook touchpads are multitouch capable as I can use 5fingers if I wanted, and it picks it up, but windows doesn’t nativelyenable it. It is Synaptics, which only gives pitch to zoom and 2finger scrolling, but they don’t give any extra gestures. I have thisenabled with xp on the same devices, so it isn’t a new thing.(16) It would be handy if we were able to resize the taskbar and otherfeatures to a custom thickness without changing the resolution. As Iwant to make the taskbar and titlebars 3/4 the smallest thickness sizeas the screen resolution is still too small as far as I am concernedand it is at the largest that it will let me put it to. An example ofwhat I mean is the panel settings on Gnome and KDE window managers onlinux such as ubuntu, where you toggle the thickness ofpanels/taskbar.It would be nice to re-arrange the pinned apps anywhere on thetaskbar: work apps one side, web browser/email apps in the middle andfavorite games on the other side, and then the recycle bin on the farside with all the notifications.I should imagine I will think of some more ideas, but that is all atthe moment, I hope my ideas get heard.Thanks for listening and I hope my ideas help; because I think windows8 looks really good and will be great for people with disabilitiesalso.”

        It would also be great if we where able to highlight more than one Metro app tile when you right click on the start screen.

        Here is a suggestion of what would be a nice name for the final release of windows 8:
         “Metrolite”
        I think this would be a nice name because it is a Metro UI, and a lot lighter on the PC hardware, compared to vista and win7.  
        It is a very simple name but sounds a bit like it is a gem stone.

      • http://www.jwbjnwolf.weebly.com/ Jase Wolf

        try again

        “Hi!

        I love Windows 8. 
        I think that it is definitively the best version ofwindows yet.I was not very impressed with windows 7; as it still required well toomuch computer resources, even on a desktop computer; as far as I am concerned.

        I do much prefer the UI on Windows 8 but have hopefully come acrosssome good ideas that would really help improve the OS.

        (1) Here is a video that I made of how navigation can be improved in the start screen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v… 

        (2) It would be excellent if you could lower the metro apps screen requirements to at least 1024×600 as I have had to do a registry hack to get the resolution to higher it above. 
        I think it is a tiny bit silly as the metro is meant to enhance the experience of touchscreenswhich are mostly to be little tablets and netbooks.

        (3) It would be lovely to have a choice to have transparency in the new style basic theme, as I am not completely sure how, but I have managed to get full transparency on the basic theme and it is lovely.Which I guess would soon be fixed (please not). Here is a picture of how it looks. http://www.flickr.com/photos/69194438… 
        Am back using the start menu at the moment as its quicker to access certain areas at the moment. 
        But I do prefer the new metro start screen.
        It would also be great if both Aero and Basic had a full transparent glass effect as you can get with 3rd party tools.

        (4) It would be great to have options to change the look and feel ofthe metro UI; such as wallpapers, adding custom explorer shortcuts,etc. 
        What I would love is if the was a option to make the start screen background transparent so your able to see stuff on your desktop.

        (5) It would be nice if you could use the charms network settings menuto toggle on/off the wireless adapter/bluetooth adapter etc.

        (6) It would be so useful if when 2 metro apps are in view on the screen that you could change how much of the screen space each appwill take; instead of being limited to one app using 2/3rds of thescreen and the other using 1/3rd, or the other way round.
         Why can you not do half/half?? Also, be able to have 3 metro apps viewable at onceand maybe 4 on larger screen resolutions like 1080p.

        (7) Have power options on the start screen like shutdown, hibernate rather than just log off, and lock options.

        (8) More options for non metro app tiles: like changing the size and colour; so you can group them and find them more easily.

        (9) Have an option for reverse scrolling; as being a Mac user and ipodtouch user, I much prefer the reverse scrolling, so this would be so much better and less confusing.

        (10) A feature that you have NEVER included in windows that SHOULD be included, is a registry defragmenter. Most people know about the HDDdefragmenter and alot of the other clean-up tools available in the OS, but dont know anything about the registry defragmenter, that you have to get with a third party tool, that normally is part of a paid for cleaning app. 
        That is why so many PCs are so slow, although you regularly defragment hdd, etc. 

        You dont even say anything in the osabout registry defragmenting. So it is not surprising that so many PCs are so slow in such a short time. I only know about registry defragbecause I had it bundled on a app disk with a PC Advisor magazine.Here is a link to when I did not have a clue: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/for… 
        I am not complaining, but I do think that this feature should beincluded in the OS rather than having to use 3rd party tools.

        (11) I also think that on the start screen there should be a buttonwith a magnifier icon next to the “start” word for searching. So if its a touch device you don’t need to use the Charms all the time whichis annoying.

        (12) When you start up your PC, rather than opening up the web browser and then searching for a particular subject, you just use the inbuilt search feature on the start screen to search the Web.

        (13) I prefer the new start icon on the desktop compared to windows vista, 7 and xp start icon, but if you do keep the non metro mode likein the dev preview; it would be nice if you kept the metro start icon rather than putting it back to the windows 7 start icon.

        (14) I think that you should be able to give custom pictures to apptiles so you can personalize how each tile looks, rather than the standard boring looks.

        (15) Offer multi-touch gestures on laptop touchpads by default and notjust on new laptops, but previous multi-touch compatible touchpad. I dont just mean gestures like pitch to zoom, I mean flicking betweentabs/pages in web browsers; presentations etc; similar to how Lion is.
        And dont say you already got that with windows 7, as you have not got all of those gestures for any multitouch capable touchpad. 
        Like mine and my sisters netbook touchpads are multitouch capable as I can use 5 fingers if I wanted, and it picks it up, but windows doesn’t natively enable it. 
        It is Synaptics, which only gives pitch to zoom and 2 finger scrolling, but they don’t give any extra gestures. 
        I have this enabled with xp on the same devices, so it isn’t a new thing.

        (16) It would be handy if we were able to resize the taskbar and other features to a custom thickness without changing the resolution. 
        As I want to make the taskbar and titlebars 3/4 the smallest thickness size as the screen resolution is still too small as far as I am concerned and it is at the largest that it will let me put it to. 
        An example of what I mean is the panel settings on Gnome and KDE window managers on linux such as ubuntu, where you toggle the thickness of panels/taskbar.

        (17) It would be nice to re-arrange the pinned apps anywhere on the task bar: 
        work apps one side, web browser/email apps in the middle andfavorite games on the other side, and then the recycle bin on the farside with all the notifications.

        I should imagine I will think of some more ideas, but that is all at the moment, I hope my ideas get heard.

        Thanks for listening and I hope my ideas help; because I think windows8 looks really good and will be great for people with disabilities also.”
        It would also be great if we where able to highlight more than one Metro app tile when you right click on the start screen.Here is a suggestion of what would be a nice name for the final release of windows 8: “Metrolite”I think this would be a nice name because it is a Metro UI, and a lot lighter on the PC hardware, compared to vista and win7.  
        It is a very simple name but sounds a bit like it is a gem stone.

  • Jojban

    My first impressions of Windows 8 will continue to give us pleasure in the work as well as Windows 7, and at the same time to bring us innovations in the work, which at first glance and see not only the senses! I do not know what is going to offer a beta version so I do not know what I’d like to see and try out the beta version of the W8/32 … There is one problem that does not solve and that is: When I installed Windows…after a few days, it is impossible to start more programs with icons on the desktop (ie, the offered games, etc.) can only run Control Panel, Windows Explorer and the Desktop … the rest is not usable?! How do I resolve this problem … Thanks …. PS. can reply to e-mail: jojban@gmail.com ….

  • Alfclarke

    Hello
    First of all i like what i have seen so far but I would like to be able to right click on a file or folder and password protect it.

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      Right click and password protect. Makes sense.

  • http://officialandreascy.blogspot.com/ The *Official AndreasCY*

    its time microsoft to make some better themes for their windows OS lets say “metro” styled with metro icons and changing all this default old style we got used to..the new immersiveui is a great style so i suggest to make the rest theme also fit with that one. Also microsoft has to make themes more customizable and easier without the need of many 3rd party programs..

  • Jsabotta

    I really like WIndows 8 for Development Preview.  Clean and pretty much bug free.

  • Hudson Journalist

    i want to be able to disable secure boot so i can run Ubuntu with Wubi

  • Dan Dar3

    I’ve been using it in the last week both at home and work with very little problems – in fact, I find it quite refreshing and now going back to Windows 7 I find it slightly slower…

  • Lfaithfulpower

    Windows 8 preview was ok.
    Had problems with compatability issues.
    Looking forward to beta soon

    • Penta2100

      Ya CCC had to be reinstalled every boot for me (ati radeon hd 5850)

  • Kenlan

    I am tired of Microsoft products. I have used everything including Windows 7 ultimate and I am not prepared to pay out several hundred dollars for yet another version of windows. Buying a microsoft product is like buying a car which is only partially finished, younow there will be problems but you have no idea how serious they will be. I’m moving t Apple.

    • Konanyao

      Good ridance. Thought be ready to spend more as Apple is all but a charity organization.

  • Yoman777

    access to the windows app store

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      But the store would just be empty. what do you want to see?

  • Mwzephyr

    In the early days of windows when a new release came out , yes there were new technical developments but there was fun too!
    I want ( I am over 55 years old) some fun stuff too! We are not drudges, complete workaholics, give us something fun too! Something, ANYTHING to play with . Being sensible, efficient, and technologically savy is hard work. Give us something fun! Please!
    I am not joking. The early stuff gave us tools but also gave us stuff to play with. Send Microsoft the message! Fun got us hooked into computers in the early days. If they don’t give us some fun they will lose us when we retire. Social networking only goes so far. Give me areason I should buy a new operating system, buy a new computer when I won’t need anew one. Ask yourself- what is the modst overlooked market right now?
     The baby boomers will eventually cut back nd drop slowly out of the market. We are getting tired of tools… What ya go’in to do when I don’t need or buy one any more?
    mwzephyr

  • Thanhbinh2009

    Windows Development Preview is quicker than windows 7.  Installing is easier.  Starting and shutting down is quicker.  Better interface.
    Windows 8 should have stronger media player.  It should be able to erase windows.old.  It should have more effective anti-virus program.  Windows defender and Microsoft Security Essential can be combined into one program.  It should allow other anti-virus programs to work in windows 8.  It should be compatible to work with many types of machines.  The menu to use windows 8 to should be given in the installation guide before installing.
    Sincerely Yours,
    thanhbinh2009@hotmail.com

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      Windows defender and Microsoft Security Essential can be combined into one program. Great idea. Why are they separate anyway?
      Windows Media Player should be better. Agreed.

      • Konanyao

        Why are windows defender and MSE separed ?
        Let me guess, because other AV companies like to go complain to antitrust regulations that Microsoft is doing unfair competition by including AV into Windows ?
        Otherwises MSE should be built-in in Windows.

  • Burt

    Another new release looking forward to windows 8 but would like to see windows has an update to windows 7, the way it is now the cost of a new release every 2 to 3 years at $150.00 or more its better to buy a new Computor with the new version, it just sucks buying a new operating system every few years. Im thinking of waiting for 9 at this rate be here sooner then we think.

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      LOL… come on dude. We dont need to start waiting for Windows 9?

  • Sparr

    Why are people useing windows 8 ? And you want to talk about windows 8 beta?,As they always do MS put out a OS then we have  problems and we send problems to MS and they fix them,At what cost to me to find  a problem send ticket to MS to make a better Os for them.I paid for a working OS and yet sence windows 95 to get a good OS.If I found a the problem they should pay me. They should of fixed,Ya I know no two PS,s are the same and your going to have multi problems all the time .As always I wait a year or two like alot of people to buy Windows 8,just before Windows 9 comes out.

  • Tracy Verlin

    Really, all I would like to see is the metro style desktop and/or the ribbon having a default control to whether or not one wants to run either or both. I have the registry hacks to do this. But, it would be much better to a built-in function. So far that is about it. I am using it now with Metro style turned off and the ribbon turned on. I can toggle them in any way I want.

    Well, I cant toggle. I have to do a couple of things to get it anyway I want it. Without that, people will most likely get confused and possibly stay away from it.

    Just my opinion.

    Tracy

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      Tracy, great point!

      I hear that a lot and that is something that needs to be considered.

      • Tracy Verlin

        Onuora, Thanks for the recognition and feedback. I appreciate that!

        • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

          All good. Thank you for the feedback.

  • Speedbirdengineer

    It seems microsoft is boasting about all applications working with windows 7 would work with windows 8. Since WDP is not that detailed as would be a Beta version, I would like to see applications like McAfee,Ad Aware Toshiba Bluebooth stack & the rest work flawlessly in windows 8. I have installed the WDP on my wife’s comp (old Inspiron 6000) & it works better than windows 7. But malware & anti virus didnt work, so i suggest microsoft provide the same features as windows 7 for these softwares, cos consumers aint gonna keep wasting their money buying newer versions of AVs & malware removers. These apps should work the same way as inwindows 7. And so should all the apps that are out there which are designed for windows 7.

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      App compatibility. Makes sense…

  • Indra Nawawi Daeng Parani

    Dear Onoura,

    Thank you for giving me the opportunity for sharing some idea in developing for your reseach on your future windows generation products. As I wrote earlier, my dell inspiron 8600 machines capacity can still hold smoothly on Windows 7 and since your new windows 8 software product is not available in my home town market today, the famouse guessing teknique is used to fill up my uncertainty thinking such as, can my dell inspiron 8600 agreed with Windows 8, should I change my dell inspiron 8600 to a more sophisticated machines, stop operating Windows product and change to other easy and simplier software, or use the Windows 7 as the final product due to the comlexity of the future products.
    According to my best knowledge, in this era your bright idea in building the road to future teknology, seems to have capture most of the computer users and still it’s booming making the first step tor future mankind. For your answer to the questions, knowing my situations and conditions I was hoping having a good Windows products from microsoft that is simple can easily be used by the consumers, make your software formula simpler, not fragile so that can lasted for a long periode of time.
    I wrote this to you hoping I can still use my dell inspiron 8600 and the preciouse knowledge on computers sent by you. Thank you Mr. Onoura.

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      Keep system requirements the same. Makes sense.

  • Wahidhf

    I hope it will be letter than whatwe have now

  • Mrlatin

    I work for a company with thousands of desktops/Laptops. It is a big deal to get on a new platform. Hundreds of users using new hardware, incompatability between the previous and new OS. We have just about started to understanding Win 7 and Win 8 is coming out… Vista was a dog.. Win 7 much better.. let people what is better. Also I remember when we would go to a show and pony day at MS and would take home a copy to learn and talk about techs and start a buzz.Ohhh wait maybe that was IBM when people had class and appreciated techs…

  • Wimnoy

    Windows 8 is not good for desktop PC, like me

  • Sbates1712

    i agree totally im also over 55 and have been around computers since they started when microsoft started out it was fun with windows 3.1 and ms dos and so on and was all basic but it was fun and now its thats heavy with stuff its getting to the stage now itll ocupy a hard drive by itself. yes give us the basics back and the fun stuff that are what computing was all about and as the for th other stuff make it part of the system but also disengaged from the system so that your not trying run everything at once, or another words just hit an app and ittl load that thing and then when youve finished itll put it back into a small zip folder.

  • MSN

    In windows 8 beta i wish to install my own language (Swedish).

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      I’m not sure but I think they leave the languages until close to RTM.

  • Fedriu74

    mor HD, mor speed, mor glass.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=572274047 Kevin Colvin

    Don’t want to see Metro, I have the current available build, and the metro is of no use to me whatsoever, it’s more or less a problem more than anything

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      LOL. Common complaint.

  • Sidds Daniel

    I want the Metro apps will run on netbooks also. ie 1024 * 600 resolution. I am not able to do it now. And I also want that it will be more responsive and easy to use with touchpad. I also want to stop shifting from one UI to another every now and then.. it distracts me and give me a feel like Metro UI is nothing but any type of theme or shell that I put in front of Windows 7. look and feel should be unified throughout the system.I also want windows essentials to be integrated part of windows metro. So many desires.. but what to do.. if I love windows then I want it to be perfect with every verson..I do’t want it to be like Vista ( but you know vista is more beautiful then 7.. though very slow and not good while handling )

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      Just like Tracy said above. I absolutely agree.

  • Charles Jacoby

    i WOULD LIKE TO SEE TWO THINGS ADDED:
    1.  A CONVENIENT METHOD FOR SHARING EMAIL BETWEEN A LAPTOP AND  DESKTOP, WITHOUT DUPLICATION.  INCLUDING CONTACT LISTS AND STORAGE FOLDERS.
    2.  A REAL SYSTEM SECURITY PROGRAM THAT WORKS.

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      Use hotmail.com. Why wont that work for you?

  • Charles Jacoby

    I WOULD LIKE TO SEE TWO THINGS ADDED:
    1.  A CONVENIENT METHOD TO KEEP MY EMAIL ORGANIZED BETWEEN MY LAPTOP AND MY DESKTOP, INCLUDING CONTACT LIST AND STORAGE FOLDERS – AND NOT IN SOME OBSCURE LOCATION DEEP INSIDE MY SYSTEM.  EASILY ELIMINATE DUPLICATES
    2.  I HAVE TO BUY EXTRA SYSTEM SECURITY BECAUSE WINDOWS SYSTEM IS POOR AT BEST.  WITH THE HIGH COST OF SYSTEM UPGRADES, WHY CAN’T WINDOWS PROVIDE A SYSTEM THAT DOESN’T OVERLOAD OR BOG DOWN THE CPU.

  • http://twitter.com/gaithggg Gaith Alhami

    1 – improve the directx 
    2 – support the old games like “fifa 1998″
    3 – add some cool stuff like some games or pictures or some music …… ets

  • Donnie0354

    I’m with those over 55, I installed the first PC in the Florida Dept. of Agriculture with DOS then upgraded to Windows.  I have owned every verison of Windows MS has released.  It is time for something new and fun.  I also agree it is time for MS to tell everyone where to go and put E-mail back into Windows, the very least they could require you to purchase a low cost license for a special key to turn it on.  I hope they release Win-8 with an afforable cost so us retires on SS who still like new things can afford it to play.

  • Yerachmiel Altman

    1] Booting/Logon definitely much improved.  Like the ease I can change the login picture too :-)
    2] Do NOT understand this new UI for win8 very well.  How do I tell what’s running without a bunch of keystrokes – just want to PRESS the program I want to bring back!
    3] Easy way to switch between modes
    4] Easy way to select login mode – don’t force me to win8 if I am a developer and want the old screen
    5] How about (on at least two screen system) running win8 on one and win7 on other?
    6] Better and more info on using and changing main win8 screen -> how can I create a view or a
        special page??

  • james

    what i would like is for m.s.  give us the consumer the choice of what we want installed . every time M.S comes out with a new “improved” version they bloat it out. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=843694860 George McAteer

    how about a beta touch screen monitor then I can fully test windows 8.  looks good so far, but can you change from metro?

  • Robert Bates

    What’s good about what I see in the preview.
    1. The Fast startup. Excellent and with an ssd drive it should lightning!
    2. The apps desktop is useful but takes some getting used to. But if you also have a tablet, it will become the norm.

    What is needed in the final version.
    1. A huge improvement in the media centre. In win 7 it’s hopeless, with inadequate settings and the ghastly IR blaster needed to get a TV reception set up.
    2. A much slicker toggle between between the Apps and the traditional desktops and a setting that can be saved so you get what you want at start up. 

    It’s early days yet, but the move is in the right direction.

  • http://maximilianps.blogspot.com Massimiliano Uguccioni

    Just like all Metro Application, which are too “tablet” style totally useless on PC

  • BigPecan

    Better Security would be my number on issue. I like the look so far but,  I would like to get my hands on it to give real feedback,

  • Pepejoy

    Auto regeneracion del sistema cuando algun archivo corrompe el registro o la carpeta de windows

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1215881163 Michael Thomas Stram

    LEAVE THE START MENU ALONE!!!!!!!

    I use the start menu on a daily basis. Im not a 14 year old who needs metro UI to facebook my friends that I am bored in math class…

    Angry , yes..but still excited about windows 8? Yes. =)

    • http://www.JVE.biz/ Rug Ratz

      Or at least leave a “classic mode” to allow those of us to stay with something we like and recognize … change too much and people won’t upgrade.  If they can selectively change some areas, even better … keep some classic looks and add new functionality in selective areas.

      • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

        Start menu seems near and dear to all…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1215881163 Michael Thomas Stram

    remote control from a windows phone. something im working on with some programs in mind…

  • Martin H

    Will this new Operational System  be more friendly and less agressive with hungry recurses. Everytime MS gets out a new version requires more and more recurses, more HD, more Ram, and more CPU power. Will be the same in this case?

  • Clar Harding

    I would like the ability to print music files easily.

  • Renard Gervais

    Mr. Onuora Amobi, As a follow-up to my earlier post and having since given the developer issue of Windows 8 a quick test run, I’d like to add that whereas ’8′ is certainly an improvement over ’7′, the built-in reliance on the ‘cloud’ leaves me thinking or begging the simple question – “how many subscriptions will the average consumer wish to pay for?”. It seems the small chip by chip at any person’s finances will eventually topple that same consumer. By the time all the various e-services ranging from anti-virus, data backup and storage, office and media software and more are debited to the consumer’s bank/credit accounts – eventually the whole scheme will fall apart as people realize that the sum of the parts is far greater than the whole. Or… it was much more economical to just buy a working suite of software, do the business of keeping tabs on one’s own data via their own efforts with their own hardware – sans the risks of a a major server shut-down or malicious attack – will stand them in a greater stead.

    In addition, as the rise of good and free open-source; if not freeware offerings, of software readily available it would be more attractive if Microsoft would just include suites of software in the issues of the various proposed versions of ’8′ as parts of the packages. Consider the economic times all are now living in. A good bargain from the outset can’t help but yield a more satisfied and plentiful public acceptance and potential purchaser base.

  • Mansonfraek

    I love metro because I have a tablet PC its the BEST but I do hate that everything is suspended and not truly exited unless i use task manager and I think a real start menu would be nice

  • John Carl Vino

    Mr. Onuora, Does windows 8 is good for gaming???, cause when i try to install my games in the developer preview, my games are not working properly. like “DOTA”

  • Patel Sonal

    I do not like current look and feel of Windows 8 it should be glossy and  artistict as better than as android tablets or ipad.
     
    The voice recognization feature and the same OS can run on destop / laptops and mobiles such that interoperatibility and desktop sharing will be easier.

  • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

    It’s a Developer Preview. It’s not ready for you to install working software on.

  • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

    We’ll see how much it costs and how the transition to full day to day cloud computing works.

  • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

    ???

  • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

    Could you be more specific?

  • Hjk1234hps

    Windows 8 just works fine for my acer tablet. A lot smoother in the touch sreen than w7. Best irovement though: the screen keyboard (cloned from apple), but a lot better than the w7 one. Booting an power management seem a lot better as well. Now running 8 hours on a battery.

    I don’t see yet, what the new metro user  interface adds. I miss the old start menu very much.

    Henk

  • Joseph Mullen

    Using both windows 7 and windows 8 side by side identical computers.Hands down windows 8 is the best overall computing experience Microsoft has ever produced.  The networking and file system performance is enough to switch.Me I’am not a Microsoft fan, I’am developer using Ubuntu and windows inside virtual box when necessary.  Don’t like the new windows start panel/start button or what ever you want to call it.  It needs a lot of work.

  • Klára Keresztes

    Please apologize, but I could not install the program, professionals and I can not pay. Due to my illness ten months all my money on treatments and drugs to spend. The program is really like, so painful to me that I do not know English, the translation is incomprehensible. I’m sorry that I can not express an opinion, just my passion, I send my respect for the artists. Please continue to inform, at least in the Hungarian language program is displayed. Sincerely welcomes: Claire Cross

  • Asad_abbas009

    plese send me windo 8 beta dvd

  • Tkp

    I want to be able to set specific power-options for for all HD:s individually.
    So that you can, for example set the system-disk to always be on and your Documents HD can hibernate and all other HD:s can sleep.
    As it is now all HD:s is always on, because if you want to open a document on a HD that is asleep all HD:s has to start before the document opens.
    And that takes to long.

    • http://www.jwbjnwolf.weebly.com/ Jase Wolf

      Think this Idea is really good idea. Shame same would not be able to do the same with partitions.
      But I guess that would be impossible as on same hd.

      How I have my hd is one for system, one for music, one for video, one for downloads, one for desktop and one for documents. Hopefully this will help reduce fragmentation as stuff like video and music is not always going to be accessed so they will get nowhere near as fragmented as system, but they would if were on same partition.

      • Tkp

        yes, and not only would such possibility to control the power-settings, reduce power consumption it could also reduce heat generation, reduce noise and prolong the lifespan of the Computer-parts.
        and the amount of power saved globally must be enormous, could even render a green label or MS :)  

  • Senmish Heart_55

    I have nothing to say exept I say thank you for all your kind .

  • KonanYao

    Well i am quite satisfied of the developper preview but i expect some significant improvements with the beta version.
    I expect:
    1) Virtual desktops, especially if desktop is an application i don’t see why there can’t be several instances of the desktops running at the same time. Another solution would be if the desktop and the taskbar work like Windows Phone hubs, enabling to have the desktop split in several virtual desktops.
    2) A much more pleasant to watch start screen and Tiles. Seriously the start screen is just ugly and the Tiles are currently too unappealing. Moreover it would be great if both were very customisable. I don’t see why there should be only twice size for a Tile.
    3) Unless in quite a few cases (Hub like applications), it is not optimal to have a Metro apps being on full screen mode on a rather big screen (24″, Full HD for example), thus it should be possible to have up to 9 metro apps, at the same time onf the screen.
    4) It would be interesting to have the Metro equivalent of tool such as the task manager, because on a slate it would be rather annoying to go in desktop mode just to access the task manager or advanced settings.
    5) Easier way to shut down the O.S.

  • Punk_ass_gary

    Well i’m using windows 8 DP 64 bit and i think the metro UI “start menu” is great , keep in mind people its a “DEVELOPER PREVIEW” once apps are made for it and the store is open the start menu will be fun for all of u people trust me… i’ve been fallowing up on windows 8 since the beginning… Now i find windows 8 loads up faster its snappy its stable it works VERY good and i’m not a windows fan either but iam now!@google-c1d75f12319616b2c0171a5038ed512a:disqus ! i use linux alot but NOT impress with it now!!! if u people know what i mean…… what do i want to see in the “BETA” i want to see the New windows live feature that was shown in the demos this is the main reason i downloaded Windows 8 in the first place, but they didn’t have it in there OH well not gonna fucking cry about it… anyhow i want the new media center and media player i want to see all the nice goodies that windows always have but all a update of it all.. u know what i mean a new windows os meaning new update to all their software… but the start menu is awesome i love it … i think its a great way.. going desktop to mobile u have both flavours why people crying about this.. i think its very PRODUCTIVE… and i think windows 8 is doing a great job.. oi keep up the good work i’m very impressed.

    Gary

  • Punk_ass_gary

    I like the lock screen i like the start menu … the only thing is i want to change the background not just the colours i wish u can have some metro background that fits u the PC user u know make it comfy for ur needs.  I want flash in ie 10 lol i notice i didnt have any flash for the new ie explorer not like i care for ie explorer im more of a chrome browser user :) but yeah that would be cool.. i want the new windows live in it .. i want a nice media player that says FUCK U to itunes and winamp something amazing for music and light on ur memory like winamp ;) be nice to have something built in with the metro for the media player im sure thats an idea they have in mind… i want HD play back and all supported codecs in media player so that people can fuck off VLC .. if microsoft want people to use their software well make is light weight and very productive for the people.. make more software free to the public… show that apple computers are stupid to charge them for all their software show that microsoft have more balls and not to be so greedy…  oh yeah all the feature in the ui on the start button should have more settings more stuff u can play with .. make windows 8 more fun and not boring like mac os x lion i think that shit is retarded and old school.. microsoft is known for one thing its orginal and im not just saying that… linux and mac are both x windows system and very unix like very old school OS style… windows have always been pc style and always been orginal maybe not back then but i find since windows 7 microsoft really shaped up alot.. i use to always put MS down and use linux and show it off like its so fucking cooler than windows … well before they had Vista which we all know that OS suck balls right… but since windows 7 i’ve been using windows alot and gaming just got alot better on windows good job i don’t do console and will never support it.. im a windows gamer and i find games work good on windows 8 but some don’t .. please fix that… oh maybe have some more themes not like changing the colours like actual GUI themes different looks and stuff and maybe have themeing for the metro ui hey its an idea.. but the Security in the BIOS efi boot up good job snappy fast boot up time very impressive i must say.. windows 8 even works great on low end computers such as Netbook i tried it out on my acer book and works alot better than windows 7… windows 8 is new from the ground up and i see that i see that they got their anti virus builtin VERY nice i think windows 8 are doing alot of great stuff and a big computer user like me is smiling because of their style and taste.. microsoft got taste i know all u mac fans / linux fans gonna say windows this and that.. but honestly a computer user can’t lie that windows 8 works fast its stable even the pre beta is working amazing i have it as my main desktop i never had any problems and my desktop is a 4 year computer i build myself a simple asus mother board a amd 64 x2 4600+ with 8 gb of ram nvidia graphic no BSOD nothing everything working out of the box fine and dandy i was impress even i had some problems at first with windows 7 when it first came out with drivers and got some BSOD and it was the RTM build to… so i am impress that i had no problems at all with windows 8 DP 64bit … works good i mean they can go with a RTM now if they wanted to.. thats how well i think its stable.. thats my personal experience some may have problems i dont know but with me its working good..  i just want the RTM out and buy this new os because i love it… nice job i wonder what will be next from microsoft… cheers ms crew u people are doing a very good job… 

    Gary

  • tsz fung li

    I want to have a better Metro
    Put most of the option in to the setting (metro style)
    enable mouse wheel control in all metro apps (sometimes i have to use the scrolling bar at the bottom)
    Better Metro home screen, i now i have to use search all the time

  • Walter

    Hello, I think that Windows 8 looks good but I have run into a problem with the Windows help, mainly I have an internet connection problem that can’t be resolved by Windows because it kicks out as quick as you start to search. Internet connection works only for Windows Update but not for all others, why is this?
    As far as the rest if you don’t have to use Windows Support you are OK.
    Mine you, I have an old computer and I have no issues with Windows 7 and any other before it as far as Windows Support and getting online, can someone guide me in the right direction or maybe the download was corrupted for a 32 bit computer which is what I downloaded. Of course I had to remove it from my computer which was a shame considering that I liked it.
    I have tested you last 2 Windows, Windows Vista which was OK but it was a resource hog and then Windows 7 which I had on my computer for 8 months with no problems what so ever.

  • Tcrowdey

    Please bring back the nice and simple start menu of WIN7

  • PatTheGeek

    Wow. I now have the equivalant of an I-Phone on my desktop. What an original idea for a new OS.

    Give me back my start menu and look for some original ideas.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UCS4P26KRYDGHXELTLOE2TVEQ SC-MICH Fan

    Just want my true start menu. Metro is not for me. On install, I hope they will allow some choosing of interface. Start menu works for laptops and desktops for me. Metro is great for my phone and tablet(if I had one)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001718969114 Alroy Ndhlovu

    Metro should stay, its an awesome change. It really makes it feel good, but it would be nice if it were customizable. Some people will probably like the old start menu! Metro app should be more useful not the current boring ones. And we are looking for Windows 8 not 7 so there must be some major changes!

  • http://www.addvalue.com.au/ Danielle Russell

    I’m sorry but I’m just not seeing this one. I don’t like Apple and I don’t like this. Sometimes you can over complicate things by over simplifying them, this seems like the case. They should have built off of XP and never made Vista. Sigh… oh well better get used to it now.

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