Windows 8

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by LenC, Dec 1, 2012.

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  1. LenC

    LenC Registered Member

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    I have just purchased a replacement desktop computer - will arrive in a couple of weeks.

    What's the best way for me to preview and learn in advance about Windows 8? I know it's quite different than 7, and certainly different than the OS I'm most familiar with - Windows XP.

    Any recommendations would be appreciated - books, websites etc. I'm a reasonably proficent computer user - but not a technical expert by any means.

    Also, I use Shadow Protect to image my current computer. Surprisingly, Shadow Protect is not yet available for Windows 8 - Storagecraft tells me it will be released in Jan-2013. I don't want to be without imaging capability in the meantime. I've read that Windows 8 has imaging capability - is that true and is it decent? If not, is there any other imaging software you would recommend until SP for Windows 8 is available?

    Thanks,
    Len
     
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    W8 uses the same imaging app as W7.
    it's very stable and fast.
    the only downside is that there isn't many options but it gets the job done quite nicely.

    i also recommend Terabytes Image for Windows/DOS/Linux.
     
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    http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/...06/eight-enthusiast-updates-in-windows-8.aspx
     
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    Thanks for that link Roy.
     
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    nosirrah Malware Fighter

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    Native is a bit of an overstatement.

    MS and Intel don't need to worry though, the COMMUNITY fixed it for them.
     
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    Amazon has "Top 100 Tips for Windows 8" available for $0.99 as an ebook. If you don't have a Kindle or Kindle app then you can use their 'cloud reader' to read it from your browser.
    http://amzn.com/B009UAFZXI
     
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    Acronis True Image Home 2013 is much improved and works well with Win8. I am also waiting for Shadow Protect. It is disconcerting how slow Storagecraft has been in updating their product.
     
  10. Robin A.

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    The software should support both Windows 8 and UEFI. Paragon Hard Disk Manager Suite SP3 is an option.
     
  11. LenC

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    Thanks everyone - really appreciate all the suggestions. I'm looking forward to reading up on WIN 8.

    With regard to backups, I think I'll use the backup built into WIN 8 until the update comes through for Shadow Protect.

    Again, thank you!
     
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    Um not for me. Bought a copy as a stock gap until storage craft update for windows 8. tried it twice failed both times.

    I ended up using shadow desktop and cold imaging with a little bit of first defence to restore archived snapshots


    It is very disconcerting how slow Storagecraft has been in updating their product
     
  13. TheWindBringeth

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    If you have some interest in privacy and related settings, you should take a look at the Windows 8 Privacy Statement:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/windows-8-privacy-statement?T1=supplement

    and any others that would apply to your usage scenario:

    http://www.microsoft.com/privacystatement/en-us/core/otherproducts.aspx

    Searches like:

    "Windows 8" configuration OR setup OR install tips OR checklist OR guide

    would also prove useful. Good luck. Don't forget to make "desired configuration notes" as you go. I hope you enjoy your new machine.
     
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