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    Only issues we have are our ESx VC client doesn't like it. Impero sometimes goes squiffy in it and restarting the service crashes all open programs Lol also our sccm client seems to do something to the wmi provider service resulting in high CPU. I actually quite like it though but will not be deploying it to desktops unless I'm told to

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    Hi Mark

    If you want I will get one of support guys to give you a call it sounds like a problem related to a bug we squashed last week.

    Russell

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    Might just do that Russell. It wasn't a moan by the way Impero rocks my world. It's only the techs using win8 and we have been happy to workaround until the next update.

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    @russdev I'll put a ticket in. We are doing a 120 PC shuffle this half term so will add my mobile as I will be afk for a while
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    Have those who like Windows 8 have they tried it on a 10" netbook and then ran a Metro app? It just dont work.

    What happened to the nice 'Glass' theme?, now everything looks like Windows 3.0 graphics

    Its just borked in so many ways.

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    I use it on my school Dell 11z. Works fine. Win 8 has made me use the keyboard more... to open word, smash win key, type word, smash return.... jobs done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quackers View Post
    Have those who like Windows 8 have they tried it on a 10" netbook and then ran a Metro app? It just dont work.
    thats why the minimum requirements specify a screen res of 1024x768 min as thats the lowest metro apps work at mst netbooks iirc are 1024x600 or similar so dont meet requirements

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    thats why the minimum requirements specify a screen res of 1024x768 min as thats the lowest metro apps work at mst netbooks iirc are 1024x600 or similar so dont meet requirements
    Thats my point, Windows 8 is not been thought out well, Windows XP, Vista and 7 all work on netbooks fine, 8?, Microsoft know full well how many netbooks are out there, we have hundreds of them, get rid of Metro and put the start menu back and 8 would work fine on a netbook or even had a classic mode for using it on equipment like netbooks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quackers View Post
    Thats my point, Windows 8 is not been thought out well, Windows XP, Vista and 7 all work on netbooks fine, 8?, Microsoft know full well how many netbooks are out there, we have hundreds of them, get rid of Metro and put the start menu back and 8 would work fine on a netbook or even had a classic mode for using it on equipment like netbooks.
    but netbooks are all but dead as new pcs and ms id guess are betting on people who have them just leaving them as they are (how many consumers evey upgrade windows?) and as ive said with win8 ms expect everyone to adopt byod rather than schools etc owning nd locking down pcs or they would of released tools to manage the start screen properly and allow apps to be installed for all users

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quackers View Post
    Have those who like Windows 8 have they tried it on a 10" netbook and then ran a Metro app? It just dont work.
    I'm running it on an Advent 4211 (rebadged Wind) and they don't work without a registry hack that I find a bit kludgy. On the other hand, I'm struggling to remember which app I needed that led me to the hack!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quackers View Post
    Have those who like Windows 8 have they tried it on a 10" netbook and then ran a Metro app? It just dont work.

    What happened to the nice 'Glass' theme?, now everything looks like Windows 3.0 graphics

    Its just borked in so many ways.
    XP was rubbish on netbooks too, remember those dialogue boxes that you needed to hide the start bar or use the GPU zoom out to actually use. This is the same kind of kludge that is needed to get metro working with the GPU scaling registry key.

    I seem to remember that the big moan when moving to Vista/7 was that it was too pretty and lots of people wanted to go back to the Windows 2000 style that had been forced for a decacde. At least 8 had given up the BS and dropped 3D all together, even 3.1 had 'buttonised' buttons and borders for that progressed. That trend has been going mad with chromed over, brushed aluminium, reflected bouncing madness where there is much more decoration than content. Really, brushed aluminium .

    There is some special effects left in there like transparency and blending but it is going the other way making the content more important than the light show. I still like the transparency and desktop windows effects of 7 but flashing it up more for the next version could have just looked tacky, bouncing cubes and jumping icons of distraction. They wonder why people are distracted so easily, it could have been so much worse if they had just gone ape with their effects budget.

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    There is still some transparency on the taskbar(s) so its not all gone, and to be fair, as much as Aero Glass was nice and shiny and new, it was a resource hog and at worst a battery killer.

    Metro apps are a tad annoying if you connect via RDP and don't have the needed resolution or colour depth - as is trying to get the start screen on anything less than the RDP version bundled with Windows 8 or 2012 - the sooner they update it for Win7 / 2008 R2 the better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    XP was rubbish on netbooks too, remember those dialog boxes that you needed to hide the start bar or use the GPU zoom out to actually use.
    As is Windows 7. On a typical 1024x600 netbook LCD, once you have accounted for the taskbar (40 pixels), the window chrome of apps (53 pixels for the address and title bar in IE9) and scroll bars (15 pixels horizontally and vertically), you are left with a practically unusable resolution of 1009x492. It's like viewing the Internet through a letterbox!

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    even IE has a full screen mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    even IE has a full screen mode.
    It does, but you would still have the dialog box issue described by SYNACK.

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