Advice against installing windows 8.1
Thread poster: Bruno Depascale

Bruno Depascale  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 20:11
Member (2009)
English to Italian
+ ...
Nov 18, 2013

Dear Colleagues,
I just wanted to advice you against installing windows 8.1 on a VM.
The first big problem is that with windows 8.1 characters cannot be displayed in a big size, but only in a medium size, otherwise the windows will appear blurred.
Moreover, windows 8.1 changes also the setting of some softwares, among which Babylon 10, that stops working and Intelliwebsearch..


 

Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 20:11
Member (2010)
Spanish to English
Screen resolution Nov 19, 2013

I don't have Win 8.1 but I've read elsewhere that there are big issues with resolution and blurred text as you describe.
It's a general problem for Windows users, not just those who use a VM.

Thanks for the warning about IWS problems with 8.1.

[Edited at 2013-11-19 11:33 GMT]


 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 20:11
Spanish to English
+ ...
Touch techno Nov 19, 2013

My tech advisor tells me that W8 is mainly designed for touch-screen technology so if you're working on a "normal" keypad/mouse setup PC or laptop there's not much point in installing it at all.

 

Bruno Depascale  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 20:11
Member (2009)
English to Italian
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Windows 8 works fine, 8.1 is the problem Nov 19, 2013

Thank you for your answers.
The problem is that Windows 8 works perfectly fine and doesn't change the resolution of my monitor. Moreover, it still has the option "use resizing of style of Windows XP" (my translation) (in personalized sizing options) that adjusts the resolution once I set the font size to big..
Windows 8.1 change the resolution and lacks this option..


 

Meta Arkadia
Local time: 02:11
English to Indonesian
+ ...
In other words, Bruno, Nov 19, 2013

you're posting on the wrong sub-forum. As usual, software and hardware problems don't have anything to do with "Apple/Mac operating systems." Besides, who wants to run Windows on a Mac?

Cheers,

Hans


 

Bruno Depascale  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 20:11
Member (2009)
English to Italian
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Just a crazy man Nov 19, 2013

Meta Arkadia wrote:

Besides, who wants to run Windows on a Mac?

Cheers,

Hans


icon_smile.gif Just a crazy translator who saves many hours, because mac computers don't freeze every now and then like computers who run windows.
Indeed, my problem is with windows and has nothing to do with the VM..


 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:


You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Advice against installing windows 8.1

Advanced search






BaccS – Business Accounting Software
Modern desktop project management for freelance translators

BaccS makes it easy for translators to manage their projects, schedule tasks, create invoices, and view highly customizable reports. User-friendly, ProZ.com integration, community-driven development – a few reasons BaccS is trusted by translators!

More info »
Wordfast Pro
Translation Memory Software for Any Platform

Exclusive discount for ProZ.com users! Save over 13% when purchasing Wordfast Pro through ProZ.com. Wordfast is the world's #1 provider of platform-independent Translation Memory software. Consistently ranked the most user-friendly and highest value

More info »



Forums
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search