Windows 8

Question

Windows 8 Volume Control

by krubby / November 25, 2012 9:59 PM PST

Just something small, yet frustrating - I just got a brand new PC with Windows 8, and running into a few issues. One of them, oddly enough, is at certain times the volume controls on the keyboard don't work. Other times they do. anyone else having like issues or have any thoughts?

Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Windows 8 Volume Control
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Windows 8 Volume Control
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Answer
Same issue with prior versions.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 25, 2012 11:37 PM PST

Media controls never worked well. Not much of an excuse but it may be time to consider returning it as defective while you can.
Bob

Collapse -
I think it is going back tomorrow
by krubby / November 26, 2012 1:56 PM PST

I have 2 days left on my 15 day return policy. I think I am returning and trying another one.

I am just having too many little issues including:
1) volume issue listed above
2) issues downloading software, including from cnet, which I started a separate thread about
3) DVD/CD drive 'disappearing' in the windows explorer
4) long lag times when switching users
5) Close a youtube or Pandora site, music or sound continues for lie 15-20 seconds longer

this is a brand new dell xps i-7 3770, should not be having so many little issues.

I love cnet and was the first place I came to try to get some answers. but honestly in the 2 weeks I have had it I have installed very little, so I would waste more time trying to work through all these issues versus returning and getting a new pc

Collapse -
Item 4 is normal.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 27, 2012 12:46 AM PST

I've never seen any version of Windows that didn't take a little time to switch users.

There is a FLASH issue that sometimes is cured by turning off FLASH HARDWARE ACCELERATION but if you are expecting a perfect performance from Windows 8, then you have to remember what company you are dealing with.

Windows 8 after all this appears to be rushed out the door and now I read where some of the top folk have jumped ship.
Bob

Collapse -
returned machine, trying another
by krubby / November 27, 2012 1:44 PM PST
In reply to: Item 4 is normal.

So I returned the one, thought I would start fresh. Just been an afternoon / evening but the new one just seems to be running better.

I think windows 8, to your point, is new, still have some items to work out. BUT I think it was more my old (new) pc as well. since I am not as familiar with windows 8 it was just hard to know what is the norm vs exception

regardless, thanks again so much for the help

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 47,885 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,322 discussions
icon
iPhones, iPods, & iPads 3,188 discussions
icon
Security 30,333 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,177 discussions
icon
HDTV Picture Setting 1,932 discussions
icon
Phones 15,713 discussions
icon
Windows 7 6,210 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,510 discussions

Tech for the holiday

Find recipes for July 4 with these foodie apps

The Fourth of July means fireworks, fun and food. If you're planning on a barbecue this weekend, we've got the apps to help you find holiday-inspired recipes.