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Windows 8 OK. Surely not !


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Just to let anyone know who may struggle with Windows 8 that I have now succeeded only this morning in getting both SharpCap and wxAstrocapture to run on a laptop running W8  


 


I had a lot of trouble because I thought  W8 was the cause and nearly threw the laptop into


the black bin( :)),  but trouble was because of my not setting up the apps correctly for long exposure for an SPC900.


 


Also, as I had moded the SPC myself for LX I thought it might be a circuit fault too/ as well as W8. 


So I was caught between a possible rocky circuit and a hard W8 place  :lol:


 


Neither Sharp or Astro claim to run on W8 but they appear to do on my W8 laptop now......


...............I am the walking, talking, living proof of it. :D


 


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W8 is quite 'charming' don't you think?  :)


I always use a mouse with my laptop and go straight to the W8 desktop, leaving most of the daft new fangled things behind.


 


Then it behaves more like SP. :thumbsup:


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Windows hate. Your'e right, with a mouse it's a pain, and trying to find where stuff is, as it's hidden; And you have to muck about skidding round the edge of the screen to find it.


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In IT we have a little saying "Skip one buy one with windows" - so looking at the history of windows - xp ok, Vista - bad, 7 good, 8 bad buy the next full version.

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