Old 09-9-2014, 11:52 PM   #1
BilliumMoto
FFR Player
 
BilliumMoto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 98
Default win 8.1 sucks

So Windows update decided it would be cool to glitch out somehow and replace parts of system32 with empty files, eventually resulting in a laptop with capabilities equivalent to a punch card reader accessible through command line.

After 12 hours of trying to diagnose and fix the issue via smartphone, it became obvious that the only way to fix this would be to reset the computer to factory settings, reinstall Windows, and then enjoy recovering files.

tl;dr win 8 is really good at bricking a laptop
BilliumMoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-9-2014, 11:55 PM   #2
Fission
Banned
Simfile JudgeFFR Simfile AuthorFFR Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Age: 30
Posts: 1,778
Send a message via Skype™ to Fission
Default Re: win 8.1 sucks

i thought it was common knowledge windows 8 sucks ass
Fission is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2014, 12:03 AM   #3
choof
youtu.be/Dp04aNxV
FFR Simfile AuthorD7 Elite KeysmasherFFR Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 8,300
Default Re: win 8.1 sucks

Quote:
Originally Posted by BilliumMoto View Post

After 12 hours of trying to diagnose and fix the issue via smartphone, it became obvious that the only way to fix this would be to reset the computer to factory settings, reinstall Windows, and then enjoy recovering files.

tl;dr win 8 is really good at bricking a laptop
use a linux live cd to move files to an external hdd and then install windows 7
choof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2014, 12:04 AM   #4
choof
youtu.be/Dp04aNxV
FFR Simfile AuthorD7 Elite KeysmasherFFR Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 8,300
Default Re: win 8.1 sucks

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fission View Post
i thought it was common knowledge windows 8 sucks ass
i recently had the opportunity to apply for a migration project from (brace yourself) windows nt to windows 8

this is not a joke, this actually happened
choof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2014, 12:38 AM   #5
dAnceguy117
new hand moves = dab
FFR Simfile AuthorFFR Veteran
 
dAnceguy117's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: he/him
Age: 30
Posts: 10,109
Default Re: win 8.1 sucks

heyyy I just got a new laptop running win8. so far so bleh. to be fair I've messed with it for all of an hour.

the windows update bricking your computer thing just sounds like microsoft being incompetent though, right? I would guess that could happen with a different OS if they were to similarly botch an update.
dAnceguy117 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2014, 12:40 AM   #6
BilliumMoto
FFR Player
 
BilliumMoto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 98
Default Re: win 8.1 sucks

Quote:
Originally Posted by choof View Post
use a linux live cd to move files to an external hdd and then install windows 7
no cd drive on laptop rip
BilliumMoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2014, 12:41 AM   #7
Fission
Banned
Simfile JudgeFFR Simfile AuthorFFR Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Age: 30
Posts: 1,778
Send a message via Skype™ to Fission
Default Re: win 8.1 sucks

Quote:
Originally Posted by dAnceguy117 View Post
I would guess that could happen with a different OS if they were to similarly botch an update.
when is the last time you have heard of a linux distro or a mac bricking on an update though
Fission is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2014, 12:57 AM   #8
dAnceguy117
new hand moves = dab
FFR Simfile AuthorFFR Veteran
 
dAnceguy117's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: he/him
Age: 30
Posts: 10,109
Default Re: win 8.1 sucks

a different *windows* OS, should have specified rofl
dAnceguy117 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2014, 01:10 AM   #9
choof
youtu.be/Dp04aNxV
FFR Simfile AuthorD7 Elite KeysmasherFFR Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 8,300
Default Re: win 8.1 sucks

Quote:
Originally Posted by BilliumMoto View Post
no cd drive on laptop rip
make a live usb stick
choof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2014, 06:44 AM   #10
danceflashrevo
scumfan is scared of aa
FFR Veteran
 
danceflashrevo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 481
Default Re: win 8.1 sucks

Go tell at Microsoft techs and tell them to give you another laptop?
__________________

Why are you here?
danceflashrevo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2014, 06:51 AM   #11
choof
youtu.be/Dp04aNxV
FFR Simfile AuthorD7 Elite KeysmasherFFR Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 8,300
Default Re: win 8.1 sucks

Quote:
Originally Posted by danceflashrevo View Post
Go tell at Microsoft techs and tell them to give you another laptop?
they will blame it on hardware
choof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2014, 08:30 AM   #12
BilliumMoto
FFR Player
 
BilliumMoto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 98
Default Re: win 8.1 sucks

Quote:
Originally Posted by choof View Post
make a live usb stick
Now all I need is a time machine and go back to before I reset the laptop
BilliumMoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2014, 09:39 AM   #13
tosh
My Name is Boobs
FFR Veteran
 
tosh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Virginia
Age: 29
Posts: 921
Default Re: win 8.1 sucks

Personally, I haven't run into any problems with win 8.1 yet (thank god).
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fission View Post
when is the last time you have heard of a linux distro or a mac bricking on an update though
I had it happen with Ubuntu a few years back. Thankfully I was dual-booting linux and windows, though.
tosh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2014, 01:07 PM   #14
Wafles
FFR Player
 
Wafles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,988
Send a message via Skype™ to Wafles
Default Re: win 8.1 sucks

I love windows 8, maybe I'm in the minority though. It just feels like a better windows 7 to me..
Wafles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2014, 03:59 PM   #15
Mahou
魔法少女
FFR Veteran
 
Mahou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Age: 31
Posts: 2,059
Default Re: win 8.1 sucks

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wafles View Post
I love windows 8, maybe I'm in the minority though. It just feels like a better windows 7 to me..
I want to try whatever you're smoking.

Last edited by Mahou; 09-10-2014 at 03:59 PM..
Mahou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2014, 08:29 PM   #16
Izzy
Frau Bow
FFR Simfile AuthorFFR Veteran
 
Izzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Kansas
Age: 31
Posts: 9,201
Default Re: win 8.1 sucks

Beyond disabling the metro UI I can't think of anything about windows 8 that isn't as good or better than windows 7.
__________________
Join SMO IRC. irc.rizon.net#smo
Izzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2014, 08:31 PM   #17
choof
youtu.be/Dp04aNxV
FFR Simfile AuthorD7 Elite KeysmasherFFR Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 8,300
Default Re: win 8.1 sucks

windows 8 uses resources better than windows 7 does but the interface is a trackwreck for anyone that's not a new user
choof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2014, 10:06 PM   #18
Izzy
Frau Bow
FFR Simfile AuthorFFR Veteran
 
Izzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Kansas
Age: 31
Posts: 9,201
Default Re: win 8.1 sucks

So once you disable that new UI then what is the problem?
__________________
Join SMO IRC. irc.rizon.net#smo
Izzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2014, 10:32 PM   #19
Wafles
FFR Player
 
Wafles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,988
Send a message via Skype™ to Wafles
Default Re: win 8.1 sucks

I might be in the minority who actually likes metro but you can pretty much disable it entirely, and eliminate it all together practically with http://startisback.com/

Once you do that you have a better Windows 7. Only complaints I ever hear that are legitimate about Win8 is the UI. Billium's issue is quite irregular IMO

Last edited by Wafles; 09-11-2014 at 10:33 PM..
Wafles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2014, 11:01 PM   #20
hi19hi19
lol happy
FFR Simfile AuthorFFR Veteran
 
hi19hi19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: DESTINY
Age: 30
Posts: 12,061
Default Re: win 8.1 sucks

So basically you have to spend money on windows 8 to get it to be windows 7



Or you could just have gotten windows 7 in the first place, which is cheaper to get than windows 8 anyway and doesn't require a separate product for it to not be utter shit.
__________________



hi19hi19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright FlashFlashRevolution