HawkMan, on 13 November 2012 - 19:09, said:
Yeah, why bother using the built in refresh option in windows that does just that in a flash with no problems ;p
I really don't wont to get involved in all these win8 threads. People have contacted me for my personal opinion on win8 via PM and I have given it. Just not going to join the nonsense that most of these threads lead into.
But i want to point out what might be a bit of a flaw in your statement. Yes the refresh and reset options are kind of nice to see finally. But I don't think you an LaP are on the same page here.
While a refresh will keep all your documents and new apps, etc. in play and not have to reinstall them. Your 3rd party application/software will be gone will it not? My understanding of refresh is only metro apps will be maintained. If I install product X and run it via desktop in win8, a refresh/reset and that is gone is it not?
Where if I took an image of my machine once I got it to the state I like, EVERYTHING would be back to that point in time. All my applications would still be installed and working as they were - not just the new store apps.
Maybe I am mistaken, I have not played with win8 enough to have gotten to test that aspect yet.
As to the original topic that called for the OP to start this one - I read it, and yeah it was a MESS. Without wanting to bring up the old thread, I fail to see how any issue with a network connection could cause some of the issues he was having. So clearly something got lost during the discussion of his problems.