Google this and try it.
How to disable Flash Hardware acceleration?
Sorry but at the office we have some dozen Windows 8 laptops and all seem fine. Sorry to read you are having issues.
I honestly hate Windows 8. It's been nothing but trouble since I bought my Asus N76V two months ago. When I bought this computer, it was intended to be used with Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter, audio recording programs, music notation software, photography programs, etc. I needed something powerful to handle all of this stuff, which my four-year-old Gateway couldn't do. But since I've received my computer, I have found it a lot easier to use my old computer than this one.
Just a little more background on my computer: It's a 17.3" with an Intel Core I7 and 2.4GHz, 8GB of memory and 1TB + 1TB of HDD.
As far as my problems go, one of the big issues is the fact that Shockwave and Flash crash constantly. They'll cause my browsers to hang (I can't find a browser that works with them... I have IE, FireFox, AND Chrome) all the time. This only ever happened once in a while with my old computer. With this one, it's several times a day. And it doesn't matter how many updates you do.
Also, when Windows does its updates, it usually has problems after this... glitchy little issues like freezing, during which I have to do a force shut-down in order to get it to work.
Also, I thought a computer like this would be fast... It doesn't seem a whole lot faster than my old computer. I often get the little hourglass even when performing simple tasks. It's incredibly annoying. I don't know a whole lot about how computers run or what half of the specifications mean; but I do know that it should way outperform my little Windows 7 Gateway, and it definitely does not live up to the reputation that I thought it had.
I guess my question is... what do I do to stop theses issues? I'm at a total loss.