Windows 8 has almost arrived! Get the latest information here...

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We know that there are a number of you who have been asking about what we've got for Covenant Eyes and Windows 8. I'm happy to say that we now have a Beta available for those of you who just can't wait to try the latest from Windows but want to stay protected as well.

This is a Beta so there are bugs we are still working on cleaning up and known conflicts with some programs.

If you aren't in a rush to update, we expect the Beta testing period to last 4-6 weeks while we finish testing and recommend waiting until that time to upgrade.

If you just can't wait to give it a try, here is some information you should know about using Windows 8 and the Covenant Eyes Windows 8 Beta.

1. Before you upgrade to Windows 8, you MUST uninstall Covenant Eyes. If you don’t, your system will become unstable.

2. After you upgrade to Windows 8, log in to your account and install the Covenant Eyes Windows 8 Beta.
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Hello!

Any updates on RT version. I checked out a surface over the weekend, seems like a good piece of hardware that could be very useful if it had CE available. Thanks for what you do!
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No news on an RT version as of yet. It would be a whole new version of it's own to do something on RT. We do pull from customer feedback when our stakeholders are considering development work, so if it is something you are really interested in seeing happen I would suggest starting an idea thread for it to gather support.
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Few more points from my experience: On my desktop running the release preview in 64 bit the CE beta works great. My 32 bit laptop, however, after a while started having covenant eyes crash instantly on start. Even uninstalling and reinstalling doesn't fix it. If any logs can help feel free to let me know what to attach. Currently setting up Windows 8 Pro RTM 64 bit on my desktop but don't foresee any issues. If I don't reply to this assume it works great. ;)
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I seemed to get intermittent times when the covenant eyes proxy service would start taking up ~40% CPU. A reboot fixed it but just a heads up.
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Thanks! I forwarded your earlier message to our QA team and will make sure that they get this as well :)
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Awesome. Another thing, on the 64 bit desktop, covenant eyes seems to silently crash sometimes. I'll come back to the computer and the eye is gone. The bigger issue is it doesn't seem to totally disable internet. It seems to partially do it as stuff seems to malfunction though. I'll look through my installed programs and check enabled services and stuff. Only antivirus is the built in Windows Defender. In addition to CE, installed Internet related applications include Teamviewer, Splashtop, Crashplan, Opera, Chrome, Steam, Origin, Dropbox, Google Music Manager, and the MS Office 2013 beta.
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Now rebooting isn't fixing the CovenantEyesProxy.exe CPU use. Hmm. Are there some logs I can check?
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Ok, fixed my laptop crash. For some reason I had installed a different version, CE-4.5.4.133-x32-master-818e06a, then tried CE-5.0.0.35-x32-wd_debug-1d7b284, then for some reason just then noticed those weren't the recommended ones. Derp. CovenantEyes32Windows8Beta works fine. I installed CovenantEyes64Windows8Beta on a friends PC that I set up Win8 on and they are having the same cpu use issue that my desktop is. It seems to be an issue only with 64 bit Windows and 64 bit CE from my experience?
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Thanks for the heads-up on the system resource usage JesusFreak316. This is a beta version and our developers are still working on fine tuning it for full release. I will be sure the devs are aware of this issue in case they aren't already.

If anybody else is experiencing a high level of system resource use with the Win8 beta version of Covenant Eyes please be sure to let us know!

Chad
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Just an update, the CPU issue is the same as reported at http://www.covenanteyes.com/2012/10/2.... covenaneyesproxy.exe (32 bit) uses up to 60% CPU that I've seen. It gets worse the more applications try to access the internet. It's bad enough to where it makes Youtube audio and even Spotify audio distort. As for installed applications, I have Splashtop, Crashplan, Teamviewer, Dropbox, Windows Defender, and Nvidia Control panel running at startup. Started third party services apart from related to the previous applications include Sandboxie, classic shell, and Steam. Other installed applications include 7zip, Amazon MP3 Downloader, Adobe Flash and Air, Stardock Fences, Google Chrome, Guitar Pro 6, HD Tune 2.55, HTC drivers, KGS Utility (Just used for rooting my HTC Sensation), Google Music Manager, Java 7, MediaMonkey, Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center, Office 365 Preview, Silverlight, several versions of the MS Visual C++ redistributable, Nitro PDF Reader, Notepad++, Opera 12.12, Oracle Virtualbox, EA Games Origin, Paint.NET v3.5.1, HVDC PScad (In Sandboxie), Realtek audio driver, SeaTools, Kivuto Secure Download Manager (Used for downloading Windows 8 with a MSDN account), Spotify, VLC 2.0.4, Waterfox, Winamp, and WindirStat. Installed games through Steam and Origin include Battlefield 1942, Crysis 2, Planetside 2, Team Fortress 2, and Tribes: Ascend.
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Today I went through my startup applications and services and disabled everything that wasn't required for Internet or Covenant Eyes, including Microsoft services. I still had the CPU spike when web browsing.
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Thank you for the info JesusFreak316. I will pass it all on to the developers who are working on the Covenant Eyes beta for Windows 8. I'm sure we will have these issues worked out by the time the software is ready for full release.

Chad

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