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  1. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    we are never ever ever.... getting back together :(
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    LOL OMG most over played girly song ever.....Anyways Start Menu is an option in Blue ...You can turn it on or off .....
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    im using windows 8 pro 64bit can i join?
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    Windows 8 Pro x86 here.
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    just thought i would share my windows 8 desktop :)


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    Let's play a game I like to call...just the tip, the start tip, that is.
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    Actually I don't believe you'll have the ability to turn it off (and technically it's not really a menu any more, jut a button). It is essentially replacing having to move your mouse to the bottom left of the screen and clicking the little window that comes up.

    Of course, welcome! :toast:

    Added you to the list, welcome! :toast:

    Love the background :rockout:
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    Win 8... here we go again

    Yawn

    Here we go again. Once more the news foghorn is out there blaring to all.

    When will Mocrosoft learn to listen?
    Do they really believe they are that much more powerful than the masses? Are they that convinced the sheep will just follow. Lambs to slaughter, the cattle prod in the ass.

    Now I read "Microsoft to unveil latest Windows adjustments"
    Microsoft seeks to fine-tune flagship Windows operating system blamed for PC slump.

    Are you kidding me?
    Windows 8.1 will allow people to start in the desktop mode automatically. In that mode, it is restoring a button that resembles the old Start button. Although the Start button will now take people back to the new tablet-style start screen, rather than the old Start menu, the re-introduction of the familiar button may make it easier for longtime Windows users to get accustomed to the changes.

    How stupid are they really? This is annoying. It's like they listened to the masses and ignoed them once again, same as Obama does.
    I now call Windows 8... Win_BAMA as in force more garbage down your throat to the masses.

    And I left my 3 copies in the trash bucket where they belong, for now.
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    Read an article that says 8.1 will allow you to shutdown & reboot faster: right-click on the "start" button and you'll get the option. A little faster than pulling up the charms bar.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  11. Dos101

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    Build 2013 is today, you can watch the live stream on Microsoft's Channel 9 site

    Looks like it, at least for Server 2012 anyways (which is where everyone found this out). I would imagine that Windows 8.1 would work the same way though. Supposedly the Charms bar is being reworked for non-touch systems, making it easier to pull up with a mouse (FINALLY!).
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    Windows 8.1 Preview

    To upgrade to the Windows 8.1 Preview, go here http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/download-preview

    If you're upgrading your current version of Windows 8 click the "Get the update" button. You will be prompted to download a file, which will enable the 8.1 update to download from the Store.

    If you want to do a vanilla version of 8.1, the ISO download is also available at the link.

    Note that if you upgrade to the 8.1 preview, when the RTM version is released you will be required to re-install ALL apps and applications. Be warned.



    Here's a good article about some of the changes/improvements in the Windows 8.1 Preview that was released today.

    http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/hands-windows-81

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    its not start menu unless I missed something. Its just a start button that takes you to the start screen, which is more of an overlay now since its fully transparent to see your desktop background behind it.
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    You left your 3 copies in the trash yet are raging in the Windows 8 clubhouse, you badass you :pimp:

    I've done a bit of a uturn regarding Win8, I was an early adopter and hated it, though having decided to give it another go a few months later, it's a pretty decent OS. Yes there are some elements that are annoying and not very intuitive but it works just as well if not better than Win7 once you get to know it.

    Example people complain about the start button (I was one of them) though now I don't need it as all my apps (x86 not those crappy metro things) are on the desktop, IE, Chrome, explorer are all on the task bar, CTRL X gives me access to anything else that is not on the desktop or taskbar or if all else fails one click of the windows button and start typing (without the need to find a box to type into) will take you to anything you want to find.

    I don't miss the start menu, the most drastic change I have made is changing the file association with certain file types like pictures so they open up in a "proper" windows app and not the metro equivalent, cause I can't even close them fucking metro apps down...

    It boots on my WD Green 5.4K RPM as fast as a sata2 SSD Win7 installation I shit you not and it does actually seem to get faster over time with updates and what not.

    Fuck the start button, I don't miss it, I can do just as much if not more and in less time without it in Win8, 6 months ago I was arguing the toss about the same functions only I was raging about them, now that I have taken the time to persevere it works as well if not better, though it's still takes some getting used to
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    Any one has link to d/l this without going to (stupid) app store? I AM A PC!!! LOL!
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    Amen!!! this has got to be the best Win7 turn around to Win8 I have ever read.And your gonna love the tile flip through apps in 8.1 Remember how it was in Vista you could flip them like Rolodex cards.To close metro apps from desktop go to the top right (your left ) of screen right click then select close.

    As for the rest of you guys ,Did anyone else receive this in email ??

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/preview

    That would be 8.1 AKA Blue
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    I think it's only available for Win 8 RT (ARM, Surface tablets etc) right now, I could be wrong but that's what I downloaded earlier and it wouldn't run on my PC.
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    You have to click the metro STORE APP then select Install updates ,It will install your current 8 to 8.1,Only ISO`s out are for Enterprise Editions.
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    I've done that though didn't notice a Windows update, was mostly for camera, music, pictures etc :mad: see I still don't get Win8 but I use it everyday and it's my OS of choice, Metro still fucks me up and like I said I don't even know how to close the apps, I usually alt-tab out or use Windows key :confused:
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    "Clever" app store offers ME to go to 8.1 but it does not work.... maybe it's the language not being released (ES)
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    So looks like windows 8.1 is coming out. Any one thinking about this? I hear it is better like windows 7. Because EVERY ONE hated windows 8 so much.
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    downloading fin enow.

    from MS blog:
    Please note: If you are on Windows RT and have installed a language pack, please don’t install the Windows RT 8.1 Preview at this time. A fix is coming so check back soon.
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    I found it will show what your last in... Say i was in desktop went out to metro(just go to the bottom right ) and clicked the Social app ,It opens i post to Facebook ...now I want back to desktop. So I go to the top right (my left )of screen click the desktop ,It opens ,Now I have to close the Social app,I then go back to the top right (my left)of screen,Right click select close. I agree it is a pain but I have been doing it for so long its habit now.That is the hardest part of Win8 is breaking the Habits of old Windows.Yet i go into Win7 and i find myself thinking it is Win8.......:banghead::roll:


    I wonder if you change the language to US English then reboot and download again in the Store does it work?
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    Metro menu background now set to my desktop background picture, makes a HUGE difference for "feeling at home" !!!!!

    STILL missing:

    "Recently modified files" search folder
    Keep my search results so I can go back and forth in my searches. Loosing your search as soon as you leave the search is absurd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    For recent files do the following:

    - Win + R
    - Type "recent" (this opens up the recent items folder)
    - In the address bar click and drag the word "Recent" over to Favorites on the left side
    - Under Favorites right click on Recent and you have the option of pinning it to Start or sending a shortcut to the Desktop
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