Windows 8 uptake remains listless after public launch(42 posts)
Just posted the below in relation to another Windows 8 post on this site.
germ-x, I think a agree with you that the OS has been pushed out the door, as there seems to be still a few issues with the OS in relation to bugs, my experience below
"Just an update on my Windows 8 experience, last night got the my first BSOD, well it's actually different from the normal BSOD's you get with other Microsoft OS's, it's actually quite humorous, you get the blue screen with a SAD face and an error message, just put this down to a once off. Actually happened after a reboot. Well after rebooting Windows 8 again tonight got the dreaded BSOD again. Reboots and work fine again, but couldn't really depend on Windows 8 at the moment.
Not sure what is causing this, could be a driver incompatibility, although I did download the latest drivers for all my hardware and updated all my software.
Needless to say I re-imaged my PC back to Windows 7, Thank Buddha for the Image I created before installing Windows 8. I think the OS still contains some bugs that need to be ironed out, so will hang on until there's an SP1 out at least, never had any such issues with Windows 7 with the same PC.
Wonder if any other people have experienced these BSOD's in Windows 8 yet? "
Windows 7 still appears to have a very long, long life span.
Forrester's Johnson said his firm's numbers were similar, although it posed the question differently to enterprises.
"We asked 'What are you deploying now on new PCs?' and enterprises are saying the 76% are deploying Windows 7. But 16% are still going with XP," said Johnson.
"When we ask them what they'll be deploying 12 months from now, their answer is Windows 7, with 60%, Windows 8, at 26%, and Windows XP, 3%," Johnson continued. "But enterprises are notoriously optimistic about future deployments, so I'd say that by the time it reaches retirement, XP will still be on 15% to 20% of PCs."
Good Question Tony.
AND what happens to the Download Links when SP2 for Windows 7 is released ????
BEST to have Several Installation Media of Windows 7 SP1 Made and Stored !!!!
However the problem will be just as was with XP.
The OEMs will "Deprive" machine device drivers for Windows 7.
Builders will not face such driver problems for many years if history is an indicator of the future.
If you go to PCWorld/Currys (in the UK), all of their stock on display is now Windows 8, the only stuff that isn't is 'ex-demo' and some netbooks. Just speaking to some of the staff there is quite amusing as they obviously know the shortcomings of running it on a non Win8 touchscreen, but the poor s**s still have to try & sell them. Needless to say the store wasn't exactly heaving, even though it was half-term holiday.
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