Saturday, September 14, 2013

Windows 8.1 on my iMac–Fail

I just ordered a new Windows phone to replace my iPhone, and thought okay, maybe I can move away from OS X now. I have tried previously and failed.

So I installed Bootcamp on my iMac, repartitioned my drive and installed Windows 8.1 RTM. The installation was remarkably smooth and I had high hopes that all would be good. Then the network issues began. After a short while my browser intermittently stopped delivering pages successfully. Then I noticed that my Gigabit ethernet had ‘Limited’ connection and it swapped to wireless. After trying to fix that without a lot of success, I tried to pull my music from my NAS into Xbox Music. I discovered that Microsoft still have not fixed the issue where it can’t index music on a NAS.

At that point, I gave up and back to Mac OS X it is, at least for now.

Hopefully Microsoft will fix that and we’ll get some new drivers for the network adapters.

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