Just to clarify, I bought Win 8 Pro direct from Microsoft the day it was released (and not from any dealer):
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Question: how do you get a performance index (or whatever it's called) to see how fast your system is in Windows 8.1?
It was removed in 8.1
If you want to bench your system I'd suggest something like PerformanceTest by passmark which is a much better test anyway.
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Was wondering how pre and post Windows 8.1 compared. I smell a rat....
I just got a blue screen of death
I got a Passmark of 3825.
CPU mark 12598.
2D graphics mark 825.
3D graphics mark a lowly 1108
Memory mark 2288
Disk mark 5017.
The 3D graphics hurt the overall score pretty badly, I'm guessing, as all the other scores were right up there. However, since I'm not a gamer I'm not worried about that.
Question - since I reinstalled on a new SSD I don't know if installing the Windows 8.1 upgrade lets me wipe the slate clean vis-a-vis ghost printers. Any clues? I have six PCs at my wife's business with more ghosts than a series of Dan Ackroyd movies I forget the names of...
The only thing I know about Austrians and their privates is that "the other is in the Albert Hall"
Anyway, in a mammoth session last night I upgraded six Windows 8 PCs at the wife's business to Windows 8.1 and I'm pleased to report:
- the ghost printers are GONE
- I deleted them before starting the installation and they didn't come back.
- All software on the machines survived the upgrades except Kaspersky Small office Solutions, which didn't work properly under Windows 8.0 anyway.
Did you get Windows 8.1 and Ubunti to sit on the same PC?
I tried it this afternoon onto completely different hard disks and Windows is the only thing that would boot.
which did you install first? I think you'll need to do windows, then unbuntu...
Depending on what you wanted to do with ubuntu, the other option is to run it as a virtual machine in windows...
Windows 8.1 clean install onto a new SSD first, then Ubuntu much later.
I think the problem is that the iinstallation software installed Ubuntu onto an external hard disk connected via USB, not an internal one, so this morning I'm going to try disconnecting all the external / removable drives and forcing the installation onto an internal hard disk I had installed for Ubuntu or failing that onto the SSD alongside Windows (DANGER WILL ROBINSON! DANGER!!)
Download VMware Player and install it in this - then you don't have to reboot to get into the other OS.
Not sure about that.
I used to have a "SunPC" card in my Sun Sparcstation. It had a dedicated CPU for running PC apps. It would just about run Windows 3.1, at 286 speed, on a machine that was 10 times faster than the then state-of -the-art Pentium II CPU based PCs. I'm not sure running Windows 8.1 in a LINUX window or LINUX in a Windows, erm, window, would be any more successful. After all, the main reason for running the UNIX derivative is out and out speed.
Thanks for the suggestion though.
Today I got Ubuntu to load onto the PC by unplugging all the other hard disks first. But afterwards it wouldn't boot.
Back to Square One.
Don't know if anyone's noticed, but IE11 in Windows 8.1 is actually rubbish - broken compatability with many websites, and seems slower than IE10 as well. IE10 was brilliant.
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