Microsoft issues post-RTM update for Windows 8

By Shawn Knight
Oct 9, 2012
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  1. Intel chief Paul Otellini may have ruffled a few feathers last month when he told a group of employees during a company event that Microsoft was releasing Windows 8 before it was fully ready. He went on to suggest the...

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,746   +1,417

    Don't tell me they are actually calling this Service Pack One. :rollseyes:
  3. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 518   +73

    I certainly hope not that would be more retarded than windows 8 already is!
  4. GACrabill

    GACrabill Newcomer, in training Posts: 47

    "...the company releases a series of updates on the first Tuesday of every month."

    It's the second Tuesday of every month !!!
  5. Wow, so nice of Microsoft to release an update already for Windows 8 before it even hits store shelves. Thanks Microsoft. Oh and while you are at do you think you could release a Service Pack 2 for Windows 7 sometime before I am dead? Thanks Microsoft,
    Wishing you the warmest holiday greetings
  6. At guest above:

    "but we already released windows 7 sp2 and it's called windows 8".
  7. VitalyT

    VitalyT TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,564   +474

    MS: Please let us know when you are planning to die, and we'll see what we can do...
  8. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 943   +27

    Microsoft releases patch. People Complain. News at 11.
  9. @guest above:
    microsoft will not die, at least in the forseeable future...

    microsoft, apple, motorola/google are american companies.
    the day they die is the day we acknowledge that mandarin is the official language of the u.s.a.
    Teko03 likes this.
  10. Well... theres a saying in the music biz "a song is never finished, its abandoned" they could work on any os for ever and still find stuff to change to make it "better"
  11. Jim$ter

    Jim$ter TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 119   +20

    As long as this "Patch" doesn't disable classic shell because that's the only way I'm touching Vista 2... I mean Windows 8.
     
  12. Teko03

    Teko03 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 105   +24

    ....lame.
  13. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TechSpot Guru Posts: 582   +45

    Sheesh. Every time Microsoft does anything, it's as though it becomes b**** and moan hour of angry ex-girlfriends.

    But then again, maybe I should be mad too. I mean, Windows 8 doesn't even tell me that I'm pretty and fabulous.
    treeski likes this.
  14. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,746   +1,417

    Hmmm

    Now you are giving Apple and Microsoft something else to patent. Which one do you think will patent the Magic Mirror?

    I can hear it now, "iMirror iMirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?". :lol:
  15. atlblackops

    atlblackops Newcomer, in training

    Microsoft just doesn't get it. Forcing users to learn a new interface, they did not want, is taken right out of the Apple playbook.

    I'm not too worried, because Microsoft will eventually realize this bad move and will reverse it soon enough. If not, corporations will continue to hold off on any win8 upgrade, or even worse, take an even harder look at Apple desktops.
  16. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TechSpot Guru Posts: 802   +87

    Update the Start menu back in...
  17. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,917   +119 Staff Member

    Corporations looking to Apple?
    You mean the same ones locked into ActiveX apps and whatnot requiring Internet Explorer, preferably a really outdated version too like IE6
    Or their wonderful ERP systems that will break whenever you install the latest updates for Windows XP or Server 2003. Which is all they support?
  18. Erik

    Erik TechSpot Staff Posts: 290   +10 Staff Member

  19. ReederOnTheRun

    ReederOnTheRun TechSpot Booster Posts: 310   +62

    Man, Microsoft just can't win with you guys. I never would've thought I'd see so many people complaining that they released a patch. Even if you don't like the interface, fixing bugs is a good thing.

    Very true.
  20. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,746   +1,417

    Personally, I wasn't complaining about the patch release. I was questioning why it appeared to be called the "first service pack", when the OS hasn't been released to the general public.

    This resembles a scheme to trick corporate into installing Windows 8, when corporate usually waits for SP1 before ever considering an OS upgrade. To be honest, I think they know how un-receptive Windows 8 will be to the masses. Pushing the OS out early and getting past all the negative responses, will allow them to continue fine tunning Windows 8 into the next OS (whether it be Windows or called something else).
    spydercanopus likes this.
  21. I have trauma with Vista, hope MS don't give the same experience with this win8 :eek:
  22. Jim$ter

    Jim$ter TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 119   +20

    Thanks....But I guess only time will tell who is right. I knew Vista was a disaster before it was released...Just like Windows 8 will be. Sure there will be some who say it's great...like some do about Vista. But we all know it's crap. But I guess you have to have the crap release before the polished release. At least that has been Microsoft's cycle all along since Windows 3.0 was released.
  23. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 807   +91

    Only forcing people that buy pcs with windows 8 installed lol. They can always install something else
  24. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,850   +342

    If I cant get a windows 8 tablet for $200,and it wont do any apps that arent in the mS store, I wont get anything related to windows 8. period.


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