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  • Robes 10 Mar 2013 11:03:43 149 posts
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    Chaps, I'm having a problem with full screen games on windows 8. After 10 minutes or so the screen goes black, audio stops and the computer is unresponsive. I thought it may be a dodgy graphics card (the system is entirely new) however I haven't run into this problem when playing games in windowed mode. Any idea what may be causing it? The only thing I can think of is something to do with Win 8?
  • Dirtbox 10 Mar 2013 11:09:43 77,453 posts
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    Overheating probably, I can't think of anything OS specific that would do that.

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  • Robes 10 Mar 2013 11:14:00 149 posts
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    But if it doesn't happen in windowed mode wouldn't that suggest the graphics card is ok?
  • Robes 10 Mar 2013 11:14:15 149 posts
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    Or CPU etc.
  • Dirtbox 10 Mar 2013 12:06:20 77,453 posts
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    Download speedfan and check your temps, troubleshoot it.

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  • Robes 10 Mar 2013 12:43:45 149 posts
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    I think I 'may' have a solution. Haven't tested too long but I've clicked on every exe I can find and run them as administrator. I'm pretty sure I'm the admin account but whatever, seems to be working so far...
  • lavalant 13 Mar 2013 19:24:08 1,266 posts
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    Possibly the worst OS I've used, even worse than Vista, at least that had a usable interface, this is a fucking mess.

    I can't believe PC World are selling laptops and PCs to the general public with this shit on it.
  • Bremenacht 13 Mar 2013 20:31:42 17,598 posts
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    It's as if they thought the Xbox dashboard was so good that they had to slap it onto their OS.

    I simply love the idea that in even to play fucking Minesweeper or whatever you have to login to the store to get it! Wow. I'm amazed Microsoft haven't toppled Apple already with this cunning plan.
  • CharlieStCloud 15 Mar 2013 16:45:04 5,011 posts
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    Okay, maybe it is not Windows 8 per se however, Office is still a very big part of the experience.

    Got a new computer.

    Want to use Office 2013 on it ...

    ... and I can't.

    £120 wasted YOU FUCKING CUNTS MICROSOFT!!

    Found out that it is non-transferable ... it's one of those 'you can only use it once and once only' kind of software.

    Managed to get through to a lady on the phone and in a robotic voice says the license clearly states 'one time purchase' only.

    If your computer gets stolen, blown up, crashed or, like me, you got a new PC, you have buy another copy of Office 2013.

    : (

    I really do not wish to pay that kind of money again.

    Edited by CharlieStCloud at 16:50:09 15-03-2013
  • Deleted user 15 March 2013 16:59:19
    People pay for MS Office?

    ...why?
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 15 Mar 2013 17:01:32 6,654 posts
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    Open Office is great and free.

    I don't mind Windows 8 tbh, apart from some of the trackpad gestures..

    Alt tabbing when you want to move the pointer horizontally I mean.
  • CharlieStCloud 15 Mar 2013 17:12:01 5,011 posts
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    meme wrote:
    People pay for MS Office?

    ... why?
    Um, is there an alternative for a home and business user?

    ... unless you are talking about finding a spare code from somewhere.
  • Deleted user 15 March 2013 17:13:50
    OpenOffice, LibreOffice, The Pirate Bay. Whichever, really.
  • CharlieStCloud 15 Mar 2013 17:20:05 5,011 posts
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    Oh, I appreciate you letting me know, but ... I am kind of showing my work and presentations to other people who all use Office themselves.

    I think I will try and get another copy 'elsewhere'.

    Fuck paying £120 again.
  • Deleted user 15 March 2013 17:22:18
    Aside from some of the more esoteric spreadsheet and tabling things, they're all perfectly compatible with MS Office.
  • CharlieStCloud 15 Mar 2013 17:30:02 5,011 posts
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    meme wrote:
    Aside from some of the more esoteric spreadsheet and tabling things, they're all perfectly compatible with MS Office.
    You know, I think I will give OpenOffice a gander ... doesn't hurt not to.

    In spite of the Office bollocks more than anything!

    Ta for your suggestions by the way.
  • Nazo 15 Mar 2013 17:33:53 335 posts
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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03/06/office2013_licensing_reversal/

    You can now transfer it
  • Chopsen 15 Mar 2013 17:47:43 15,699 posts
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    MS want to see people move to a subscription model I think, so they made the single licence user version deliberately gimped. They really do seem to be a company that is putting the customer last atm.

    The latest Libre Office is good, except OLE doesn't work. Which basically means it's useless as an office app to me.
  • pistol 15 Mar 2013 21:41:42 13,019 posts
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    I have it on an HP Envy M6 1178sa and quite like it.
  • Jetset_UK 17 Mar 2013 20:53:00 3,560 posts
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    Quick straw poll.  Building a PC for a friend.  Main uses are surfing, solid works and watching videos.

    Win 7 or 8?
  • Deleted user 17 March 2013 20:53:34
    Whichever's cheapest.
  • Iain815 17 Mar 2013 23:23:24 402 posts
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    CharlieStCloud wrote:
    If your computer gets stolen, blown up, crashed or, like me, you got a new PC, you have buy another copy of Office 2013.
    I went through a similar experience with Office 2007, except it was after 4/5 installs when it stopped working. But as someone who reformats his computer 2 or 3 times a year, MS can get fucked if they think I'd ever pay for it again.
  • oceanmotion 26 Mar 2013 18:15:18 15,640 posts
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    Like the new update for Solitaire, the new versions of Mahjong and Minesweeper now include an in-app payment option that eliminates the banner ads inside the games, along with enabling some extra challenges and content for each game. The charge is $1.49 a month for each game or $9.99 for a year.

    Ha. No thanks.
  • mikew1985 26 Mar 2013 18:26:12 12,584 posts
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    CharlieStCloud wrote:
    meme wrote:
    Aside from some of the more esoteric spreadsheet and tabling things, they're all perfectly compatible with MS Office.
    You know, I think I will give OpenOffice a gander ... doesn't hurt not to.

    In spite of the Office bollocks more than anything!

    Ta for your suggestions by the way.
    Did you get sorted with office in the end charlie?
  • Chopsen 26 Mar 2013 18:46:35 15,699 posts
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    Chopsen wrote:
    MS want to see people move to a subscription model I think, so they made the single licence user version deliberately gimped. They really do seem to be a company that is putting the customer last atm.

    The latest Libre Office is good, except OLE doesn't work. Which basically means it's useless as an office app to me.
    On the off-chance that anybody at all cares about this, it's been fixed in the most recent update.
  • Lyserberg 8 Apr 2013 16:06:16 349 posts
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    GO IN THE NAME OF GOD CONTACT MICROSOFT SUPPORT OF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEM AND STOP BLAMING THEM FOR WHAT'S ESSENTIALLY YOUR PROBLEM AND NOT THEIRS. :angry:

    Edited by Lyserberg at 16:06:34 08-04-2013

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  • dominalien 8 Apr 2013 16:10:05 6,821 posts
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    Huh?

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  • Raiko101 10 Apr 2013 16:30:43 6,049 posts
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    Just got my new laptop today, with Windows 8. So far i've spent more time scratching my head than achieving anything. It really doesn't seem all that logical. Maybe i'm just too stuck in my old ways.

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  • RedSparrows 10 Apr 2013 16:32:05 21,960 posts
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    Lyserberg wrote:
    GO IN THE NAME OF GOD CONTACT MICROSOFT SUPPORT OF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEM AND STOP BLAMING THEM FOR WHAT'S ESSENTIALLY YOUR PROBLEM AND NOT THEIRS. :angry:
    No need to get so cranck temps ass up.
  • thelzdking 15 Apr 2013 12:46:50 4,309 posts
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    Raiko101 wrote:
    Just got my new laptop today, with Windows 8. So far i've spent more time scratching my head than achieving anything. It really doesn't seem all that logical. Maybe i'm just too stuck in my old ways.
    I'm trying to sort out my mum's new Windows 8 laptop and I agree, it's very confusing.
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