I used the Intel link. Installed, restarted and no more exclamation mark in Device Manager. However, I see no listing for SM Bus Controller. I guess all is well?
In any event, Thanks a lot for the help, GreyWolf!!
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 22:50
It's great being able to view all my apps at once without having to scroll or click to expand folders, which you had to do all the time since Vista. Everything is easier to click on, the icons are much clearer, the background colour is customisable and it finally takes advantage of higher resolutions.
Posted 27 March 2012 - 23:46
This is the problem. Everybody keeps talking about how Windows 8 is designed for tablets and how it's not suitable as a desktop operating system when the reality is that these changes were designed for everybody, from tablet users to those with 30" 2560x1600 displays like myself. The Start Menu in Vista and WIn7 just isn't very good and I'm glad that Microsoft is finally addressing that, taking advantage of touch interfaces, high DPI displays and higher resolutions. There are definitely some inconsistencies and unnecessary extra steps that I hope are addressed before release but to be perfectly honest it's really not that different to Win7. The Start Menu is now fullscreen and it supports apps that are resolution independent but you still spend the vast majority of your time on the desktop. You still pin your most common apps to the taskbar and only use the Start screen for locating less frequently used programs - you still type the program name into search if you know what you're looking for. There's no Start Button but you still click the same place as before.
In all seriousness, your screenshots prove exactly why a re-design was needed. I couldn't imagine having to use the Start Menu on such a high-resolution screen.
Posted 28 March 2012 - 00:12
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:21
The Start screen is the Start menu repeat that in your head andrea repeat it is the truth it does everything the old start menu did + more
Posted 28 March 2012 - 15:57
umm, no, those start menus look HORRIBLE.
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