Windows 8 Issues so far

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  • These are the issues that have come out so far while using Windows 8 Developer Preview on laptop:

    • Current DIVX causes internet explorer to unexpectedly close when it attempts to load the plugin.
    • While watching Flash Video once in a while(appears random) the internet explorer Flash plugin gets unloaded and runs in HTML 5 then an error stating that you can get better performance from Flash version 10.0 + appears below the video and the video quality is diminished.
    • While running full screen apps there is still the chance of mistakenly clicking the lower left hand side to get the Windows 8 App Windows to pop up which this can be a pain due to the fact that some games and programs that take up the full screen can freeze, or just make the player lose if he needs to click a button that is also located around that area.

    I will keep adding to this list as I find any additional errors. Last updated: 01/26/2012 - 10:45am

    • Issue with Facebook and other social websites, it looks like it has something to do with the Flash Plugin that are being used, where as you are typing it causes a 'lag' effect and input is missed so 'Hello' would appear like 'Hlo' , you would have to actually press whatever you are trying to type constantly in order for Facebook chat apps to accept what you are trying to type, or you can open up notepad and type what you want to normally and just copy and paste, might also be a resource handling issue due to the news feed etc in the Facebook page. Below are the specs to my laptop:


    Component Details Subscore Base score
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 740 @ 1.73GHz 7.1
    Determined by lowest subscore
    Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB 5.9
    Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 6.3
    Gaming graphics 2781 MB Total available graphics memory 6.3
    Primary hard disk 188GB Free (583GB Total) 5.9
    Windows Developer Preview


    Manufacturer TOSHIBA
    Model Satellite A665
    Total amount of system memory 4.00 GB RAM
    System type 64-bit operating system
    Number of processor cores 4


    Total size of hard disk(s) 583 GB
    Disk partition (C:) 188 GB Free (583 GB Total)
    Media drive (D:) CD/DVD
    Media drive (F:) CD/DVD


    Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
    Total available graphics memory 2781 MB
    Dedicated graphics memory 1024 MB
    Dedicated system memory 0 MB
    Shared system memory 1757 MB
    Display adapter driver version
    Primary monitor resolution 1366x768
    DirectX version DirectX 10.1


    Network Adapter Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
    Network Adapter Realtek RTL8188CE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC

    Last Updated this forum: 01/31/2012 - 12:17pm EST

    Thursday, January 26, 2012 3:45 PM

All replies

  • 1. DivX issue. ask them for an update

    2. Adobe issue, ask them t make the plugin Windows 8 compatible

    3. Windows issue, maybe fixed in Beta. if not report it with the feedback tool.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Friday, January 27, 2012 8:27 PM