• January 17, 2013

    Lovely Windows 8

    (this was also about a month ago, now I don’t even turn my computer lol)

    I recently had to install windows 8 on my computer, and I must tell you it was quite an experience. I called it bizarro windows. I didn’t know how to do anything, ESC didn’t work, alt+f4 didn’t work, right click everything saved the day, and if Will never showed me in his tablet that when you move mouse to the left/right it brings up additional menu, it would’ve been a lot worse. For examples:

    • It took me probably 10 min to figure out how to shut down computer
    • I couldn’t “close” any programs – esc doesn’t let me out, alt f4 doesn’t close, I could only tab out.
    • I don’t know how to open My Computers for a while.
    • My network adapter didn’t work with windows because there was no driver (since I guess it was too old, it was finally time to upgrade my wireless G adapter).

    Without internet I couldn’t really do anything because windows wasn’t activated – no changing settings no customizing. The only thing I thought of to try was watch a video. Windows media player opens in the “library” view, and when you press home while you play a video, it takes you to the Xbox-live-like dashboard, and then I wasn’t too sure how to get to my library again #confused. The best part was, I didn’t even know how to change volume in windows media player.

    Few days later…

    After buying a new adapter at ncix broadway – the sales guy was a total jerk – “hey do you know if this adapter works with windows 8?” “Ha! Nope” “oh.. Do you know which one does for sure?” “None” “uh… So if it doesn’t work then what…” “I guess you have to bring it back and pay the restocking fee” Ok, how about i just shove this in your face? Anyway, it worked out, and I did major updates, and I updated my video card driver, restarted again, then I got what I call “The flickering black screen of death with visible mouse cursor” (not an uncommon problem it seems)

    To fix that, I had to start in safe mode, reset everything, and never update to the latest video card driver ever again.

    However, after going through all that, if you just sit down and use the system, you might just like it after a while, cause I do #dontaskmewhy.