Windows 8 first install impressions

  estuary 02 Nov 12
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installed win 8 late yesterday. The install went quite well although the on screen instructions were not as clear as I would have liked. I did an upgrade from win 7, keeping files, settings etc as I thought a it would be easier to get to grips with the new operating system.I was surprised that the drivers for my graphics card and printer did not work properly but soon rectified this by downloading new ones from the manufacturers sites. Also Trusteer Rapport required an upgrade.Apart from that it only took about an hour to sort it all out. For the next hour or so I played around with it and found to my pleasure that it was very intuitive and soon got used to navigating with the mouse and keyboard shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts are well worth learning. My only problem at the moment is that one usb 2 socket does not work, all other five are ok. In device manager all usb drivers are shown as working correctly? My general impression is that once you get familiar with a new way of working and more drivers come on line then I think it is well worth doing . Also the pc is a lot quicker.

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