1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Windows 8 Clubhouse

Discussion in 'techPowerUp! Club Forum' started by Dos101, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. Dos101

    Dos101

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2004
    Messages:
    558 (0.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    141
    Windows 8 / 8.1 Clubhouse

    [​IMG]

    Windows 8 Clubhouse

    If you want W1zzard to know that you want a Windows 8 TPU app, let him know!

    Order a Surface RT, Surface 2, or Surface Pro 2 tablet from here (for non-US, simply change your location on the bottom left of the page): http://www.microsoft.com/Surface/en-US

    Windows 8.1 Info and Reviews
    Ars Technica Windows 8.1 Review
    Windows 8.1 Upgrade: Step by Step
    Windows 8.1 Upgrade Guide: Electronic Upgrade Options
    Windows 8.1 ISO's (courtesy of brandonwh64) complete with license keys

    Windows 8 Info and Downloads
    Windows 8/8.1 Wiki
    Windows 8 Editions
    Windows 8 Editions Comparison
    Technet Windows 8 ISO downloads

    Apps and Programs
    Windows 8 App Store
    Games for Windows Live client
    Windows Essentials 2012


    3rd Party Windows 8.1 Applications and Utilities
    Aero Glass - adds the Aero Glass effect to Windows 8/8.1
    Start8 - Start Menu for Windows 8/8.1


    Members

    Windows 8 Tips

    1. Change log on screen picture,Go to user account ,Select Make Changes to user account under PC Settings ,Then under Personalize Select any picture you want.
    2. get Control panel icon on desktop,Go to control panel,Select Personalization,Go to the Change desktop icon and select the control panel one.Instant Control panel at your desktop.
    3. At Metro right click the bottom of the screen,A tab should appear and select Show ALL Programs.This will lead you to all programs installed.:rockout:
    4. Tip is about themes ALL win7 themes that you have work under Windows8,Just find the folder they are in and copy paste them to the Windows 8 one.
    Thanks to H82LUZ73 for these tips


    Windows 8.1 Store upgrade issues
    If you don't see upgrade to Windows 8.1 option in windows store then try this:
    win + r -> wsreset.exe -> ok
    Then restart your pc and check windows store again.
    *Thanks to Drone for this*
    Windows 8 Hotkeys
    Win + Print Screen – Takes Screenshot and saves as PNG in Pictures Library
    (wow this one is cool, display blinks so you know that screen was captured and it automatically creates Screenshots folder and drops PNG there)
    Win + C - Charms
    Win + Q – Global Search
    Win + W – Allows you to search directly within System Settings
    Win + I – Settings Menu
    Win + H – Share Settings Pane
    Win + K – Devices Settings Pane
    Win + X – System Utility Settings Menu (this one is awesome wish Windows 7 had that too)
    Thanks to Drone for these
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2014
    Arjai, Kursah, freakshow and 7 others say thanks.
  2. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2007
    Messages:
    28,341 (11.65/day)
    Thanks Received:
    12,225
    Location:
    Miami, Florida
    I'll be installing soon. :rockout:
  3. Crap Daddy

    Crap Daddy

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2010
    Messages:
    2,739 (2.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,044
    Throw me in.
  4. Dos101

    Dos101

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2004
    Messages:
    558 (0.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    141
    Done good sir.
  5. bpgt64

    bpgt64

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    Messages:
    1,421 (0.67/day)
    Thanks Received:
    193
    Location:
    ATL, GA
    Rockin' the beta at home.
  6. TheMailMan78

    TheMailMan78 Big Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Messages:
    20,892 (8.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    7,469
    Sign me up playa!
  7. Dos101

    Dos101

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2004
    Messages:
    558 (0.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    141
    Updated the OP to include Preview versions on Windows 8 as well.

    So what y'all running Windows 8 on? I've currently got it on my MBP to test it out before I put it on my desktop. Glad I upgraded to a 750GB drive since I'm triple booting Mac OS X, Windows 7, and Windows 8 lol
    Crap Daddy says thanks.
  8. H82LUZ73

    H82LUZ73

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    1,782 (0.77/day)
    Thanks Received:
    265
    Location:
    Cobourg,Ontario
    Thanks for this.. maybe now the H8ters will realize what we know.Oh and sign me up please Running 9200 RTM.:toast:And come to think of it the only crash i`m getting is the 12.8 cats versus Firefox+Flash.

    Running it on the second Seagate 360AS 500 gig that had Vistax64(system specs) on it until about a year ago,Still have Win7x64 for now too.
  9. Dos101

    Dos101

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2004
    Messages:
    558 (0.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    141
    Updated OP. Please specify which version of Windows 8 you're using, and if it's the beta please specify the version as well. Most of us are probably running Pro, since I don't see any other version of Windows 8 available on Technet.
  10. Drone

    Drone

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,492 (1.75/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,196
    I'm game. Enterprise 90 day trial RTM
  11. Dos101

    Dos101

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2004
    Messages:
    558 (0.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    141
    No doubt. In people's minds it's Vista all over again, but in reality they just a made a different, but solid OS.

    Nice! Did MS do the same trial versions for Windows 7? I think it's a really smart way to get people to try Windows 8.
  12. H82LUZ73

    H82LUZ73

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    1,782 (0.77/day)
    Thanks Received:
    265
    Location:
    Cobourg,Ontario
    Windows8 Pro is = to Win7/Vista Ultimate...Anyone that has Win7 Ultimate is upgraded to Win8 Pro We also get a add in called Media Center(optional),Enterprise is the new multi task Business version.

    Quick tips
    1,Change log on screen picture,Go to user account ,Select Make Changes to user account under PC Settings ,Then under Personalize Select any picture you want.
    2,get Control panel icon on desktop,Go to control panel,Select Personalization,Go to the Change desktop icon and select the control panel one.Instant Control panel at your desktop.
    3,At Metro right click the bottom of the screen,A tab should appear and select Show ALL Programs.This will lead you to all programs installed.:rockout:
    4,Tip is about themes ALL win7 themes that you have work under Windows8,Just find the folder they are in and copy paste them to the Windows8 one.
    Drone, Crap Daddy and Dos101 say thanks.
  13. Dos101

    Dos101

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2004
    Messages:
    558 (0.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    141
    True, but there are 4 versions planned: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 RT, and Windows 8 Enterprise. Of course not all are available atm. It looks like just Pro and Enterprise are available on technet/msdn, at least to me anyways (all my Win 8 keys are for the Pro version).

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/253919/windows_8_will_come_in_four_versions.html

    Thanks for the tips! I might just create a "Tips" section in the OP and add them there.
    H82LUZ73 says thanks.
  14. Drone

    Drone

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,492 (1.75/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,196
    Yes they did. Windows 7 Enterprise RTM was trial for 90 days :)


    Here:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/cc442495.aspx



    Edit:

    You can add this link to your OP

    http://majorgeeks.com/Microsoft_Windows_8_d7585.html

    That's Windows 8 Enterprise RTM 32 and 64 bit ISO. Everyone can download it. No subscription and other blah required.


    Majorgeeks has direct link
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2012
    Dos101 says thanks.
  15. H82LUZ73

    H82LUZ73

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    1,782 (0.77/day)
    Thanks Received:
    265
    Location:
    Cobourg,Ontario
    Thanks for the read,never knew there were 4 versions,I only read up on the pro and Enterprise.So the ARM versions are going to be for the APU and Tablet sectors....And Windows8 is just the OEM Starter versions.

    Say Drone how is that Enterprise with Media center ? Will it play Blu-Ray movies without having to use CyberLink Buy me every year?
  16. Drone

    Drone

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,492 (1.75/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,196
    Nah. Windows Media Center is available only for Windows 8 Pro
    H82LUZ73 says thanks.
  17. Dos101

    Dos101

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2004
    Messages:
    558 (0.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    141
    Didn't know they offered that, thanks!

    Good find, thanks Drone! I've added it to the OP.
  18. Drone

    Drone

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,492 (1.75/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,196
    Sorry Dos. Wrong link. That one still requires subscription, my bad. See my edited post it has right link. But don't remove technet link either, it's valid for subscribers.

    And here's comparison chart and editions.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8_editions#Comparison_chart
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8_editions

    Enterprise doesn't have device encryption and media center
    But it has Windows To Go, DirectAccess, BranchCache
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2012
    H82LUZ73 and Dos101 say thanks.
  19. Dos101

    Dos101

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2004
    Messages:
    558 (0.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    141
    No worries man, easily correctable.

    Thanks! I've added a link to Important Links.
  20. Drone

    Drone

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,492 (1.75/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,196
    Dos101 says thanks.
  21. Dos101

    Dos101

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2004
    Messages:
    558 (0.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    141
  22. Drone

    Drone

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,492 (1.75/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,196
    ^ well done!


    Some Win8 exclusive hotkeys if anyone ever needs them:

    Win + Print Screen – Takes Screenshot and saves as PNG in Pictures Library
    (wow this one is cool, display blinks so you know that screen was captured and it automatically creates Screenshots folder and drops PNG there)


    Win + C - Charms
    Win + Q – Global Search
    Win + W – Allows you to search directly within System Settings
    Win + I – Settings Menu
    Win + H – Share Settings Pane
    Win + K – Devices Settings Pane

    Win + X – System Utility Settings Menu
    (this one is awesome wish Windows 7 had that too)
    H82LUZ73 and Dos101 say thanks.
  23. repman244

    repman244

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Messages:
    1,099 (0.91/day)
    Thanks Received:
    450
    Installed Windows 8 Enterprise Trial as a VM, feels weird so far.
  24. H82LUZ73

    H82LUZ73

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    1,782 (0.77/day)
    Thanks Received:
    265
    Location:
    Cobourg,Ontario
    Well in my quest for installing My games, Came upon F12010 and need a Windows Live update....Well I found this http://www.xbox.com/en-US/LIVE/PC/DownloadClientInstalled it and my game now works:)
    Crap of Poopy 2 Modern Fart-ware 2 Single Player is not working but the multi player is..... strange ......any ideas guys?
    Dos101 says thanks.
  25. Jaffakeik

    Jaffakeik

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2008
    Messages:
    2,580 (1.25/day)
    Thanks Received:
    183
    Location:
    Northampton,UK
    When can I buy officialy windows 8? I only see upgarade in amazon.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 3 (0 members and 3 guests)

Share This Page