I'm actually really psyched, with the performance of STO on the Intel HD 3000 and 4000 graphics and how the game will work on the Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro. Even if it isn't uber performance, I'll be able to do the exchange and stuff from the road tethering to my phone.
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LTS, here since...when did this game launch again?
Windows 8 looks like the biggest pile of excrement Microsoft have released since Windows ME, whose primary purpose appears to be to turn my PC into some kind of giant mobile phone with "social media" integrated into everything
Total non-issue for me, I'll be sticking with 7.
Interesting, I haven't had a single issue w/ it and I've been using it for months. It's a faster leaner version of Windows 7, and the only real issue is the 20 minutes it takes to acclimatize yourself with the new navigation.
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I installed Windows 8 on the 26th (absolutely loving it so far!) and haven't had any problems with STO.
Wholes in textures etc. sounds like a graphics card and or graphics driver issue. Have you installed the latest drivers for your card?
I actually like smartphones, but my laptop ain't a smartphone. Win8 sound like anything you known try to fix something that ain't broke and actually break it in the process?
Common complaint among those who haven't tried it yet. Give it a go - the new start screen is great for just diving in to the one application you want to run while you never get beholden to it. I spend 99% of my time on my PC on the desktop. The multi-monitor support is much better now and the new method of having a "metro" application running half/quarter screen is pretty nifty - I can run STO in full-screen mode within one frame while still having space reserved for IE on the right side.
You can buy Win 8 for ?25 still (digital download, upgrade from Win 7/Vista) so seems silly not to!