I had to reinstall my main work laptop OS in a semi-emergency last night ... all my real work is through RDP/RDS, and it was the fastest way to get up and running again. The longest part was downloading and transferring it to USB. After that it felt like 5 minutes, in total, before I was able browse the web and get the RDS package and connect to my work VM. Beautiful!
- You still cannot have two Messenger accounts at the same time for messaging. This makes things very annoying because my Messenger account it my old Live Id (this one), and my Windows 8 Live Id is new ... very frustrating considering we can add other services like Facebook. Now I wonder what to do about it.
Overall things seem much better than the CP and I don't miss the Start button anymore. There's still a lot of confusion within apps ... inconsistencies and missing features that will hopefully be addressed. I'll try to comment on some specifics later, but for now let's stick to the overall experience. My biggest complaint is the Messenger thing and working without a scroll wheel.