Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by Dos101, Aug 17, 2012.
Microsoft To Release Major Windows 8 Built In App Updates Tomorrow
The recently released update for the Music app gives you the ability to change the volume independently of the master volume.
Microsoft totally screwed up my gmail syncing with the people hub update (although Google is to blame for this too). Since we use Gmail at work I have to do the annoying work-around of adding calendar and contacts through my Outlook account. Otherwise these are some solid updates for the core apps.
To install windows 8 as an upgrade to 7, you know if I can do this by booting from the DVD of 8 or is "necessary" to install / upgrade in windows 7 started-up?
What I've done is:
1. Install W7. Activate.
2. Install W8 Upgrade booting from DVD. You can delete the W7 partitions to start fresh, no need to carry anything from W7.
If you install W8 Upgrade on a blank HDD it won't activate even with valid keys; you'll get a message indicating that the keys are for upgrading only.
Again, just my experience. I've done 3 "fresh" W8 installs this way without any problem. I assume that the W8 installer notes the W7 install on the HDD and accepts the upgrade keys.
W8 OEM/Retail should be able to install on a blank HDD though.
What is the procedure to updating ATI drivers in W8 pro?
Every time I install 13.1 it installs the MS ones.
Even tried to uninstall in device manager and the same thing happens?
I have UAC off, and system restore off.
Device Manager, right clic on Display. Update driver. Don't update online, choose local folder C:\AMD\.
I install this way, but later one update from M$ restart something and try to validate again, and the problem begin. How I erase the Win7 data (clean install Win8), my key don´t work. Add that i get the promo of Media Center.
Support of M$ tell me, after 2 hours at phone: "Reinstall and keep Win7 data"
Thanks for the reply.
I got the problem solved.
Because I am still in the process of building a system, I had to use one of my old and dusty
3870X2 card so I can play with this OS called windows 8. But I used a driver that was for 5000+ series and the OS wouldn't install it.
Just a DUH moment.
I can't pin apps to the taskbar anymore... help!
When I click "Pin this program to the taskbar" from explorer or "Pin to taskbar" from Start, nothing happens.
I like this. Count me in, as I've been using Win 8 since the end of January (got the free upgrade to Media Canter).
Install Windows 8, the install it again as an "upgrade" and the upgrade keys work just fine.
good to know
Here is the fix for anyone trying to do a clean windows 8 install rather then an upgrade with a retail Win8 copy.
Did this process on my file server and it worked perfectly first time.
DO NOT LIKE FEATURES
1. No direct access to "Recent files" This kills my productivity!
Recent files is still present but since there's no Star menu there's nowhere for it to show up.
Go to C:\users\username\ and you'll find "Recent" there. You must edit the folder options to show system protected files though.
If you have a start menu (Star8, Classic Shell, etc) you can pin it to the start menu by the right click menu. It'll show up on Start > All programs. Alternatively you can make a shorcut on the Desktop.
I always turned this off anyways. Too much incriminating evidence!
Some new info about the Windows 8.1 update:
Start Experience Changes
First Look at Windows 8.1
Best thing is us Win8 users get it free ....Might as well call SP1 update right or wrong?
SP1 sounds about right.
is the start menu back?
no. The "start button" is "back" but it just takes you to metro.
It is pretty much a service pack, but Microsoft is done calling them service packs as they want to push major updates out more frequently, as well as include new/improved features with each major update (whereas service packs never added too many features, was more of a pack of updates).
What WhiteLotus said. I wouldn't expect the Start Menu to come back anyways. The start screen IS the start menu.
Also, apparently Microsoft isn't even calling it a Start Button, it's a Start Tip.
but i dont like it :/
Drink the Kool-Aid. You'll start to love it.
Windows 8.1 keynote from Computex. Actual Windows 8.1 demonstration starts at roughly 22:00
The 8.1 update might make it easier for you to adjust, but really you have to think about it this way. Instead of drilling down menus to get to applications (Start Menu) you're either putting application shortcuts on your desktop, pinning to the Taskbar, bringing up the charms bar and using Search to find what you want, or pinning things to the Start Screen and opening applications that way. If you can't get used it then you should probably stick with Windows 7 because the Start Menu is never coming back.
Finally I can change background and wallpaper of Metro
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