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Eve on Windows 8.1

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Enthropic
Infinite Point
Pandemic Horde
#21 - 2014-05-23 15:04:09 UTC
using win 8.1 64 bit, love it. No problems running any games Ive ever tried whatsover.
KaarBaak
Squirrel Team
#22 - 2014-05-23 15:07:41 UTC

Win 8.1 on an SSD is the fastest OS I've used in a long time.

I don't use apps/metro interface.

Windows-key is my best friend. So much easier and quicker to find to load diagnostic tools. I liked Win7, but cringe whenever I have to work on a win7 box these days. Seems so clunky and old fashioned.

We've brought about 50% of our users over and continue to upgrade at any opportunity.

KB

Dum Spiro Spero

MonkeyMagic Thiesant
24th Imperial Crusade
Amarr Empire
#23 - 2014-05-23 15:13:49 UTC
No problems at all.

Win8 is the best windows ever made, if you ignore the metro/tile/startmenu garbage MS insists on shoving down our throats. Fortunately with 8.1 and the updates that's a little easier to do.
Herzog Wolfhammer
Sigma Special Tactics Group
#24 - 2014-05-23 15:18:35 UTC
CCP Falcon wrote:
EVE works fine with 8.1.

I, however, am still running 7 Ultimate x64, because I love it Big smile




Windows 7 is the new Windows XP where Windows 8 is the new Windows Vista.

Like with XP, I'll be using Windows 7 until the bloody end.

Bring back DEEEEP Space!

March rabbit
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#25 - 2014-05-23 15:21:28 UTC
Moth Eisig wrote:
Been using Eve on windows 8.1 since 8.1 came out. Zero problems. It's my favorite OS.

actually they broken search functionality in 8.1.
In 8 you could press "Win" and then "device ma" and get link to Device Management.
In 8.1 you get nice links to some garbage collectors of internet like msn.com and other.... And you actually can't find anything oon your own PC.....

Other things i'm perfectly Ok with

The Mittani: "the inappropriate drunked joke"

Doreen Kaundur
#26 - 2014-05-23 15:25:53 UTC
Herzog Wolfhammer wrote:
CCP Falcon wrote:
EVE works fine with 8.1.

I, however, am still running 7 Ultimate x64, because I love it Big smile




Windows 7 is the new Windows XP where Windows 8 is the new Windows Vista.

Like with XP, I'll be using Windows 7 until the bloody end.



^^this

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KaarBaak
Squirrel Team
#27 - 2014-05-23 15:31:49 UTC
March rabbit wrote:
Moth Eisig wrote:
Been using Eve on windows 8.1 since 8.1 came out. Zero problems. It's my favorite OS.

actually they broken search functionality in 8.1.
In 8 you could press "Win" and then "device ma" and get link to Device Management.
In 8.1 you get nice links to some garbage collectors of internet like msn.com and other.... And you actually can't find anything oon your own PC.....

Other things i'm perfectly Ok with


You're doing it wrong. This is why you don't give the keys to the nice car to children.

KB

Dum Spiro Spero

BLACK-STAR
#28 - 2014-05-23 15:34:03 UTC
KaarBaak wrote:

Win 8.1 on an SSD is the fastest OS I've used in a long time.

I don't use apps/metro interface.

Windows-key is my best friend. So much easier and quicker to find to load diagnostic tools. I liked Win7, but cringe whenever I have to work on a win7 box these days. Seems so clunky and old fashioned.

We've brought about 50% of our users over and continue to upgrade at any opportunity.

KB
What company is that? Do you know Windows 7 is reliable more so than 8, today, right now. I run Win7x64Ultimate with the best results, on a hard disc. Enough problems with 8 to throw it out the Window, literally.
Galadriel Vasquez
Project Omega Industries
Reeloaded.
#29 - 2014-05-23 15:34:21 UTC  |  Edited by: Galadriel Vasquez
I love Windows 7 64 bit. Its the best OS since XP.

I am known as a gadget and software boffin (not my words) and often people bring me their broken tech items and I repair them most of the time.

Usually it is some malware from fapfapfap.com that little timmy has put on the family PC. Or Torrent Files that were not what they said they were lol. Easy stuff.

Until 3 days ago a laptop came in..... Windows 8. OK, i thought, where is the start button? And then me and the machine had a duel for administrator privileges that lasted an hour. I then rang my mate up and said " i'm going to wipe it and put Win7 on it.!"

I guess 8 is probably nice on touchscreen devices but for most of us with Mice and Keyboards... I would leave it well alone.

I certainly would never entertain EVE on it either.

I have tin foil hat trained to 5.

Dramaticus
State War Academy
Caldari State
#30 - 2014-05-23 15:53:30 UTC
Use 8.1 with StartIsBack unless you have some horribly designed application that won't run in 8.1

The 'do-nothing' member of the GoonSwarm Economic Warfare Cabal

The edge is REALLY hard to see at times but it DOES exist and in this case we were looking at a situation where a new feature created for all of our customers was being virtually curbstomped by five of them

Maruk Ihnati
Coreli Corporation
Pandemic Legion
#31 - 2014-05-23 16:05:09 UTC
Eve may work on 8.1 but the OS might not.

I had experienced the 8.1 bug that would give you a black screen and flickering mouse. Somehow my laptop started in "Refresh" mode, after hours of goggling, and finding out its all because of a MS update. A lot of people experienced that and some solution worked for some and not for others.

Now I stick with 8, and ignore most updates, I have it setup in desktop mode with the Shell Start button, and program that lets me have multiple desktops (like I can on Linux) because MS can't make a very useful feature that Linux and all smartphones have.

I wanted windows 7, but the specs I was looking for when it came were only available with windows 8, and amazon couldn't/wouldn't change the OS ( I asked them).

If it works, don't update to 8.1, the start button is a joke, or a bad troll from MS.
Aralez
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#32 - 2014-05-23 16:28:28 UTC
Ambassador Spock wrote:
Has anyone had any good/bad experiences with Eve on Windows 8.1? My laptop has Windows 8, and has been asking me to upgrade to 8.1 for ages now. The only real reason I haven't is in case it messes with Eve. Any advice/experiences would be appreciated.


I would highly recommend going to 8.1 and Install all updates for it, its much much better than original windows 8
Do remember to back up any sensitive files before doing any major changes to your computer. Its always best to be safe!
I am currently running eve on 8.1 using an older sabertooth x58 mobo (not designed for win8) and eve runs just fine, and not running into any issues. Meaning.. If your computer came with 8 then it should not run into any issues so definably do the upgrade. If you do happen to run into an issue, pm me and I might be able to walk u through it.
Victor Terona
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#33 - 2014-05-23 16:41:06 UTC
Hasikan Miallok wrote:
Whilst Win8 is pathetic and annoying and frustrating ... the only issue I have had with EVE is a regular "Windows is out of memory message" even though I have 8Gb of ram.

Had the same issue it had something to do with the registry settings Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2200. Went into the registry and and made a few edits to it and now its all good. Also downloaded the most recent drivers for the E2200 that came out not to long ago. My comp has been running smooth ever since.
Graabeerd Khagah
MoonFyre BattleGroup Holdings
#34 - 2014-05-23 16:50:05 UTC
Windows 8.1, 64bit and no problems here.
Remiel Pollard
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#35 - 2014-05-23 16:52:08 UTC  |  Edited by: Remiel Pollard
Kristalll wrote:
Ramona McCandless wrote:
Ugh Win 8 is eyeball shredding madness

Dont let Microshaft tell you what to do.

Stick with anything other than Win8.

Win8 = LoseIt


You're an idiot.

Windows 8 is as good, if not better than windows 7 in terms of its UI.


Your unprovoked hostility aside, I do enjoy the manner of the delivery here where you make a claim without any support to it whatsoever except your own subjective opinion. Meanwhile, from an educated opinion of someone who doesn't call people whose opinion he doesn't like an 'idiot' as the basis for their entire argument...

“Some capsuleers claim that ECM is 'dishonorable' and 'unfair'. Jam those ones first, and kill them last.” - Jirai 'Fatal' Laitanen, Pithum Nullifier Training Manual c. YC104

Riyal
invidious Squid
#36 - 2014-05-23 17:05:55 UTC
I haven't had any problems with Eve (or gaming in general) on windows 8 or 8.1 so far.

Trying to do anything other that web browsing (with chrome) or playing games can be frustrating, but I use Linux for that stuff anyway.

In hindsight my post should have had more psssshhhh

Kagura Nikon
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#37 - 2014-05-23 17:09:55 UTC
CCP Falcon wrote:
EVE works fine with 8.1.

I, however, am still running 7 Ultimate x64, because I love it Big smile




probably more likely because there is no freackign reason to anyone ever use windows 8 over 7.

"If brute force does not solve your problem....  then you are  surely not using enough!"

Xero reX
Doomheim
#38 - 2014-05-23 18:52:20 UTC
Hasikan Miallok wrote:
Anonymous Forumposter wrote:
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When people complain about windows 8, A good majority of the time they're complaining about the metro UI, Which is really for the most part optional.


... and the fact that it defaults to downloading fullscreen apps for skype etc even if you have three 30" monitors

- or the counter intuitive way it handles multiple screens

... and the whole closing apps by swiping down and switching by swiping left right is just dumb with a mouse

- or the lack of any indication how many apps are actually still running

- and the way it tries to trick people into logging in with a microsoft account which plays havoc on business lans especially running samba shares

- and the way there is no easy way to tell what desktop programs have been installed on an unfamiliar PC

- the extra mouse clicks to do simple tasks

- defaulting to apps rather than installed full feature desktop versions when opening documents

- a total stuff up with wireless networking where WIN8 cannot communicate with many dualband wireless routers at all

The list goes on.

I work in IT. Most support people hate it. Of course most sales people (cos its all they can get to sell) will tell you its great.


I work in IT. No not support, Enterprise storage, I love 8.1.

My gaming rig is 8.1 and with Steam Streaming i can play EVE seemlessly at full FPS on my 1g home network on all my linux systems.


Zero driver issues, zero multiple monitor issues, 0 issues. /shrug

Ralph King-Griffin
New Eden Tech Support
#39 - 2014-05-23 19:00:24 UTC
while eve can and will run fine on 8.1 i have found myself swearing under my breath at it more than once.
Erufen Rito
The Dark Space Initiative
Scary Wormhole People
#40 - 2014-05-23 20:38:42 UTC
Kristalll wrote:
Ramona McCandless wrote:
Ugh Win 8 is eyeball shredding madness

Dont let Microshaft tell you what to do.

Stick with anything other than Win8.

Win8 = LoseIt


You're an idiot.

Windows 8 is as good, if not better than windows 7 in terms of its UI.

No, you are an idiot. W8 UI is garbage, and is designed for people without much of a brain.

This is as nice as I get. Best quote ever https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=4137165#post4137165