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Installation of the preview fails on my machine and maybe I prefer it that way

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  • I have tried 4 or 5 times in vain to install the 32 bits version on my machine - installation stops at about 70% and tells me "Something happend" - great !

    I have been reading through all the reactions of the testers in this forum and in the blogs.
    And I seriously think that Windows Metro is not made for me.

    I don't like the Metro interface because
    - it looks somber
    - it looks flat
    - I really don't like the square, monochromatic, flat, soulless tiles with ugly icons
    - The Metro interface is not the right solution for desktops with a vertical positioned screen
    - The Metro interface might be handy for PLAYING with phones and slates, but it is not a solution for WORKING with business desktops.

    I am working with Word, Excel, Paintshop, Windows Live Mail, etc - I cannot imagine myself doing so from the Metro interface
    I need my favorites handy in my browser like in IE8 an IE9

    Well, I am actually not sad about the fact that it doesn't want to install on my desktop - I guess that it never will.

    Friday, September 16, 2011 9:05 PM

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  • Thank you for your feedback, Site-Jumper.  We are always glad to hear of your experiences with Windows Developer Preview, good and bad, and ideas to improve it.  How are you installing it?  Are you installing from a DVD or USB device from boot, or installing from a Windows Environment.  Can you give me some details on your hardware?  Maybe I can help you track down a solution to this issue so that you can experience Windows Developer Preview for yourself to supply us with more feedback. 


    Greg - Microsoft Support Engineer
    Friday, September 16, 2011 9:18 PM
  • Yeah, I had the same issue, but I kept rebooting and trying again from a DVD and it finally worked.
    Friday, September 16, 2011 9:34 PM
  • It could also be a corrupted or bad burn of the ISO. I would try a new burn and then try to install and see if that helps.
    It may help to burn using a lower speed

     


    Marilyn
    Friday, September 23, 2011 2:29 AM
    Moderator
  • Myself I don't use CD or DVD media anymore. I prefer a USB flash drive which is far more reliable. And concerning Windows 8 I have no problem with it.

    The one thing that is important for me is to make sure that for desktop pc, the metro apps for which you need to scroll left to right has got scroll function enable, in order to use the scroll button on the mouse. It make's no sense to have to click the scroll bar to go left to right.

    To finish, on my desktop Windows 8 X64 works better than the 32Bit version.

     

     

    PS: What would be great is to have a remote control for people like me using their desktop plug to their TV. :)

    Friday, September 23, 2011 4:25 AM