People are looking forward to the release of the Windows 8 operating system, which will most likely be in late 2012. It’s so not cool to wait that long to experience the newly installed features of Windows 8. This is where the Windows 8 developer preview comes to the rescue. It has already been released and is absolutely free to download. Installing the developer preview allows users get a general idea about the new operating system. Now, the developer preview is great, except for the various Windows 8 problems that you might encounter while using it. This is because the developer preview is not fully developed. In this article we are going to discuss Windows 8 problems with the scanner device.
Details about such Windows 8 problems
As mentioned earlier, Windows 8 will not be out for some time. And because of this people are finding it difficult to get Windows 8 drivers for all the devices. When there is a lack of adequate Windows 8 drivers, the respective devices won’t work properly. Same is the case with the scanner too. The only way around this is to run the existing drivers in compatibility mode.
Mentioned below are the instructions to resolve Windows issues with the scanner device by running the existing device driver in compatibility mode.
That’s all with the information for resolving Windows 8 problems with the scanner.
Contacting a tech for support on how to resolve this problem is also a option that one can follow. The company will help out with the users IT problems and in this case Windows 8 which is still in beta mod
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When Microsoft released the Windows 8 back in October 2012, tech nerds across the globe were excited about the launch. Windows 8 marked the beginning of an evolution in Microsoft’s OS development philosophy as many radical changes were made in the latest avatar. Most notable of them was the Metro Interface, which replaced the standard desktop interface that we were all so used to over the years.
However, several Windows 8 Problems have been reported from the time the OS was made available for the masses. The metro interface had a major contribution to this saga as well. Though a good number of users liked the concept, many were against it as well. Their main concern was that it was now very confusing to open apps as well as search for items as compared to the standard desktop user interface found in the OS’s predecessors. Besides, the Hot Corner feature was also not to everyone’s taste. However, you can easily bypass this feature during startup by downloading and installing the Windows 8 Start Menu Toggle. Using this, you can skip the complex start menu of the Metro UI.
Another problem in Windows 8 that has raised concern is the way apps close after use. Once you have used an app and exited from it, the app is not closed. The CPU only closes the app when it wants to save CPU cycles. Hence Metro apps always remain in the background, which is more like the functioning of smartphone apps. However, this is not appreciated by many users as they would prefer the apps to be closed after use, because a lot of system memory could get used up if the apps run in the background that could create performance issues as well. Moreover, apps could be stuck while in use which may prove to be very irritating for people especially when they are using it on an emergency basis. The best solution for this problem is to open the Task Manager and kill all the processes manually.
Perhaps one of the biggest mistakes Microsoft made in Windows 8 is removing the delete confirmation message. In the previous OS versions, whenever you delete an item from your PC, you get a confirmation prompt to decide whether or not to really delete the app.
This feature is absent in Windows 8 as once you select the delete option, the item is moved to the Recycle Bin without any prompt. But luckily, you can restore it from the recycle bin if you accidentally deleted it.
Well so far, this has been a good performing OS if you keep the above-mentioned Windows 8 problems at bay with the right solutions.
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Windows Media Center is a program developed by Microsoft, which allows users to manage as well as play music & videos. It also offers an option to stream and record live videos. The program was first introduced with Windows XP Media Center edition, but it really came into the limelight in the Windows Vista, which really brought out the software’s strengths. The application was further developed and included with Windows 7 pack, and is available as an add-on for Windows 8 Pro computers.
Windows Media Center can also be downloaded and installed from the official Microsoft website, available free for a limited period for genuine Windows 8 Pro users. There are many third party websites, which offer downloading Windows 8 and Windows Media Center free. You can try Windows Media Center with Windows 8 Pro by opting any of the options. Just sign up for the Windows Media Center and you will receive a license key through mail.
Installing Windows Media Center
Follow the guidelines below to install the utility in your system running on Windows 8 Pro.
Microsoft skipped providing support for this utility in the starter pack of Windows 8, but the program functions without any issues in Windows 8 Pro. While it is always better to opt for genuine Windows platform, downloading Windows 8 Pro from any third party websites also will not hinder installing the add-on to your computer.
Install the utility on your Windows 8 Pro computer and enjoy the features of the best media management suite for Microsoft Windows.
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Although Windows 8 came into the market amid great hype, it had a fairly subtle impact on the existing Windows users, not to mention the low uptake. This not only surprised Microsoft, the developer of Windows 8, but also the critics of the OS. A report published by NetApplication in February 2013 points out that neither Windows 8 nor Windows RT came close to getting tablets to outsell laptops. Report claims that even the Windows Phone 8 does not remarkably pique the customers’ interest. What are the causes of these Windows 8 problems of scanty interest generation?
Useless desktop interface
The Windows 8 user interface has been highly spoken of. However, it does not have a relevant desktop interface; which is actually not much more than gaudy. The tablet interface could be said to be an average. A conventional Windows user has to learn a totally different way handling a PC when it comes to Windows 8, for apparently no good reason.
No innovation to the desktop
Though Windows 8 claims to be faster than Windows 7, when it comes to practical purposes, it seems to perform more slowly. There is nothing innovative for the desktop. Basically a touch oriented interface, Windows 8 is rather a mess when it comes on Desktop which is operated with mouse and keyboard.
Developers shun it
Most of the programmers are reluctant to involve themselves in programming for Windows 8 .NET, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).
Windows 7 users aren’t impressed
When Windows Vista came into the market, most of the XP users found themselves reluctant to upgrade, due to its less impressive features in comparison. The same is happening with Windows 8 also. Most Windows 7 users do not see anything too impressive about Windows 8.
Competition from Tablet and smart phones
Though PCs haven’t disappeared from the market, and there are numerous active users still, the present trend shows that people who want to buy a new computing device prefer an Apple iPad, or a Chromebook, or an Android tablet. When compared against these, PCs are neither profitable nor portable. The new Windows 8 is not helping the PC sales either.
Recent reports show that business firms who had been using Windows XP for the last few years are presently shifting to Windows 7, rather than opting for Windows 8. The reason is obvious: the Windows 8 problems that the users might confront upon choosing the latter.
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Windows 8 can be installed on a computer, with a disc either downloaded from the Microsoft site, purchased as a DVD. You can also create a USB drive version of the Windows 8 disc. The USB drive and the DVD Versions are often used to install the OS on laptops and desktops.
Blank /Black Screen Post-Installation
The users find a black/blank screen after installation. This is the major problem faced by a lot of users. They usually have no idea as to what could be the reason for this. During the installation there are usually no problems, and the problem of the blank screen arises only after the installation is complete. This leaves the users puzzled. These Windows 8 problems could be fixed with help from the Windows 8 support team. Alternatively, you can follow the below steps to do it yourself.
Missing Important Files /Drivers
The error message “Unable to install Windows 8 to this partition because of missing drivers, try to enter BIOS” during or after installing Windows 8, can be dealt with. To fix this problem, hold down the Alt key till your computer beeps during the reboot. Hold the Alt key down till the whirling gear shows on the screen, and then select your OS as startup drive. This type of problem solving is best suited for Macbook Air.
This problem is where the Windows 8 upgrade does not taking place .It could have many reasons. Firstly, make sure that your system meets the minimum requirements for a Windows 8 installation. Next, disable the security programs to allow for a smooth upgrade. Then, there should be a fast and uninterrupted internet connection. The Windows 8 copy should be valid and licensed. Where the touch- based functionality is made use of, see that your computer supports multi-touch function.
Even after all this, if you face problems, you can contact the Windows support teams. The Windows 8 problems can be resolved by availing help from them.
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