I understand the issues with using Aero (fancy name for DWM “Desktop Window Manager”) which is necessary to enable the compositing for CP8’s new UI.
However, on Windows 8.1 the DWM is built in, cannot be disabled and works with software rendering as well for older graphics cards. Clear, solid colors, no transparency fluff and effects.
Plus, with the latest update, you’ll never see the start screen when a mouse is present, the OS is lean, mean and starts up in a snap.
I put all my shortcuts to software I use regularly on the desktop, and don’t use the start screen much. However, some Windows store apps are handy, calculators, metronomes and the like.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this, maybe its time to upgrade the OS along with Cubase? And maybe even migrate to x64 only, leaving x86 for the “light” versions?
Love to hear folks’ opinion on this,
P.S.: I’m typing this on a 10 (!!) year old Core 2 Duo Gateway laptop, running like a dream with an SSD and Win 8.1 x64!