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    Are you using 8.1 on your work machines?

    Simple question really,

    Are you using 8/8.1 on your work machine?
    If you are what made you move from Windows 7?

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    Hyper-v was one. 2 so i can get used to it. We are looking to deploy out to everyone else. Works well on the touch screens around school.

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    Yeah my new work laptop came with it. Wanted to check it out and get used to it for the future. As above hyper-v is useful.
    Major hassle updating from 8 to 8.1 which still isn't resolved as it won't activate :-( the rollout of 8.1 is so badly handled.

    Still prefer Linux on my work desktop :-)

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    Yes, I'm using it albeit with StartIsBack so it's actually usable as a desktop operating system for a machine with a keyboard and mouse and screens 3' away from the user (i.e. me).

    I'm using it because we're running a few Server 2012 boxes and it makes it easier to manage those without having to remote to them. Server Manager in 8/2012 is actually worth having.

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    I'm using 8.1. I like how it handles two monitors and it has a bunch of neat features built in, like mounting ISOs

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    I use it on my desktop at home

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    We had Windows 8 come on a bunch of new laptops and desktops. We downgraded to Windows 7. I can see it being a major problem for some staff who will not understand how to use it!

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    Had 8.1 on my machine, randomly kept getting Network Disconnections and nothing but a restart would fix the issue. I have now formatted my machine and running Fedora. No more problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjitservices View Post
    Had 8.1 on my machine, randomly kept getting Network Disconnections and nothing but a restart would fix the issue. I have now formatted my machine and running Fedora. No more problems
    Oh yeah I get that as well. Real pita.

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    I'm using 8.1 on my work machine, internet explorer crashes every day without fail, thankfully chrome does not. I'm using 8.1 as we have a new school build in 18 months and I'm floundering around trying to decide what devices to recommend we buy and what OS to put on them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squelch View Post
    I'm using 8.1 on my work machine, internet explorer crashes every day without fail, thankfully chrome does not. I'm using 8.1 as we have a new school build in 18 months and I'm floundering around trying to decide what devices to recommend we buy and what OS to put on them
    disable ie protected mode

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    disable ie protected mode
    That seems to have worked, thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squelch View Post
    That seems to have worked, thank you
    i had that on my tablet would crash 3 or 4 times just reading my facebook feed

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    Been running Windows 8.1 on my workstation since the Preview was released (have since redone my station with RTM). I really like it as do most of my coworkers. Now that we have upgraded our KMS server we are actually deploying Windows 8.1 to some staff and faculty now and they are really liking it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjitservices View Post
    Had 8.1 on my machine, randomly kept getting Network Disconnections and nothing but a restart would fix the issue. I have now formatted my machine and running Fedora. No more problems
    I've noticed quite a few of our Dell laptops and desktops have newer BIOS/Firmware updates that specifically address network connectivity issues with Windows 8.1. You might try checking your manufacturer for a newer one.



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