When I got home from work last Friday, I found my laptop on my lap, the screen blank and the laptop running Windows 8 Pro, which means I have no clue what it’s supposed to do.
That’s because I’m not supposed to know.
I’m supposed to be a programmer, not a consumer.
When the computer starts to boot, I have to open the Settings app, and then I can choose which operating system to use.
If I try to use an operating system from a different version of Windows, I’m asked to log in as administrator.
I have a problem.
And then I have another problem: I don’t know what it is I’m getting when I choose to reboot.
The computer will reboot and then boot to a new screen, with a big blue “Welcome to Microsoft® Windows® 10” icon on it.
I guess this is why I’m a software engineer.
But then it turns off.
I start typing “shutdown” into the console.
This is when the computer reboots and asks me to log out.
I go back in and try again.
The problem is, when I log in, the “shut down” prompt is still there.
It doesn’t ask me to restart.
Instead, the computer asks me for the password I’ve set on the desktop.
This prompts me to enter a code, which prompts me for my password.
When I do, the reboot starts and the screen says I can “shut it down.”
It takes about five seconds to shut down and reboot, and it takes a little while to shut everything down and then reboot again.
When it does reboot, I find the desktop still is not up to my specifications.
I can’t even close the “Shutdown” window, which is why it appears to be locked.
It’s too small, too dark, and the window is so small that I can barely see my desktop.
I restart and try the “restart now” option.
I get a black screen, and a big white button says “Shut down” and “Restart now.”
Then the desktop is back.
It looks like it just took another five minutes to shut itself down.
It took another 5 minutes to reboot again, which seems to take longer.
This time, it seems to be taking longer to boot up.
When you reboot the computer, the system says, “Windows is not in a bootable state.”
The screen says, and I repeat: “Windows isn’t in a full-fledged operating system.”
But it’s not.
It has the appearance of a Windows 8 computer running on an older version of the operating system, which could be because it’s running the latest version of a Microsoft software version.
In reality, the problem is much more serious than that.
When Microsoft released Windows 8, it promised a much more robust and seamless Windows experience.
But for most of us, that was all just a dream.
But a new study from the University of Minnesota shows that even when Microsoft released a version of its operating system with a more stable and seamless experience, it still did not deliver on that promise.
The study examined Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, the versions of the Windows operating system available today.
In fact, it found that Microsoft did not even deliver the promise that it had made about Windows 8’s stability and security, or that it promised users that they could upgrade to a completely new version of Microsoft’s operating system.
The findings of this study are a blow to Microsoft’s claim that Windows 8 was stable and secure.
The reason it didn’t deliver on these promises is simple.
Microsoft didn’t want to deliver the experience that many of us expected.
That was one of the reasons Microsoft launched the Windows 8 operating system in the first place.
In other words, Microsoft did its research.
But it was not good enough.
The results of this new study reveal that when Microsoft launched Windows 8 as a fresh version of an operating model, it did not do a good enough job of delivering that experience to end users.
It did not address fundamental issues like security, performance, and responsiveness, and in fact, many of the core operating system features that made Windows 8 such a popular operating system are not included in the new version.
What we are left with is a new operating system that doesn’t meet most of the fundamental requirements of a modern desktop operating system: security, responsiveness, stability, and performance.
And, crucially, it does not do so in a way that meets the expectations of end users, who still feel frustrated by Windows 8 despite having upgraded to it and the fact that it’s still a fairly stable operating system today.
“Windows 8 is not a stable operating device,” the study concluded.
“The user experience of Windows 8 is fragmented and inconsistent with the expectations set by end users.”
What’s the solution?
Microsoft has already released a software update that fixes the Windows 7 and 8.x compatibility issues, but many of