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win8 build 8400... anyone else suffering?

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    rockandroll​er

    I cannot believe what a buggy crash and burn specialist this OS is.

    ASUS G53S, quadcore i7, 8G ram NVIDIA GTX460m.

     

    Three days of crashes and freezes. PAINFUL!

    (especially as I'm trying to evaluate VS2012 on it)

    Developer Preview build 8102 still running rock-solid on a Celeron notebook with 1.5G ram & integrated intel video. It's been running several weeks 24/7, I'm typing on it now...

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    daSmirnov

    Alright on my systems.

    Core 2 Quad, Radeon 5770.
    Core 2 Duo, Radeon something or other
    Core 1 Solo, Intel something or other

    A lot of people seem to be having issues with nVidia (not surprised).

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    blowdart

    I've seen reports of nvidia driver problems, especially when you have two graphics card with the nvidia one kicking in for games.

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    Sven Groot

    @blowdart: Has there ever been a Windows beta without nVidia driver problems? I remember trying to get my GeForce DDR to work in the Windows 2000 beta was like Russian roulette: either it worked, or the entire system would become unbootable, even in safe mode.

    Except it was more like Russian roulette with five bullets and one blank.

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    blowdart

    , Sven Groot wrote

    @blowdart: Has there ever been a Windows beta without nVidia driver problems? I remember trying to get my GeForce DDR to work in the Windows 2000 beta was like Russian roulette: either it worked, or the entire system would become unbootable, even in safe mode.

    Except it was more like Russian roulette with five bullets and one blank.

    Well it's better than AMD's drivers which don't support ASLR, thus making your system less secure.

     

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    rockandroll​er

    Well, I have to take it all back... after reformat and reinstall this OS is all running FINE now (cross fingers, knock on wood)

    I slightly  SUSPECT that  the video card errors were related to a hard drive issue ( some event logs implied this, as well as a bad SMART report on the drive). But the drive mysteriously healed itself after I wiped it

     

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    Garyr

    With the latest updates my Remote Desktop has stopped working.  Everything was fine until the last set of updates from windows update.

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    evildictait​or

    , blowdart wrote

    *snip*

    Well it's better than AMD's drivers which don't support ASLR, thus making your system less secure.

    Yeah. It's great that NVidia know how to keep their customer's secure (http://thedroidguy.com/2012/07/nvidia-hacked-usernames-and-emails-stolen/).

    Also, here's a pie chart of BSODs by vendor:

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    Craig_​Matthews

    I'm not trying to be flippant or anything, but I think this question is valid: Why is it that the same hardware driver won't work the same way between Vista, 7, and 8?

    As far as the OS's interaction with hardware goes, vis-a-vis drivers, -- aren't these all the same OS?

     

     

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    AndyC

    @Craig_Matthews:Theoretically, yes. But even subtle changes in the kernel can expose race conditions and other bugs in drivers and, because it's kernel mode code, a little bug can lead to big crashes.

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    Craig_​Matthews

    @AndyC:

    Thanks. Too bad some hardware vendors will, in fact, update their drivers to work with the new OS, but only provide the new version with a repackaging of the same hardware and make their users buy their product again Sad

     

     

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    spivonious

    I've had no issues with my Radeon HD3850.

    And the video system has seen minor upgrades with each version.

    Vista - WDDM 1.0

    7 - WDDM 1.1

    8 - WDDM 1.2

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