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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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LOL OMG most over played girly song ever.....Anyways Start Menu is an option in Blue ...You can turn it on or off .....
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.

im using windows 8 pro 64bit can i join?
Of course, welcome! :toast:

Windows 8 Pro x86 here.
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.
 
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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.
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

Portrait Mode

One of the more important changes to the Windows 8.1 update for Windows 8 and RT is its pervasive support for portrait mode. This feature, primarily aimed at 7- and 8-inch mini-tablets, portrait mode works across the OS and the built-in app and is aimed primarily at reading scenarios.

Internet Explorer 11

The Windows 8.1 update ships with Internet Explorer 11, an evolutionary update to the web browser that shipped with the initial versions of Windows 8 and RT. Here’s what’s new in the Modern version of this web browser.

Smart Search

While many think of Windows 8.1 as a massive collection of small fixes, this release does in fact offer two major new features. One is its deep SkyDrive integration, which I write about elsewhere. But the other is deep Bing integration, which results in a truly innovative and useful new feature called Smart Search.

Boot to Desktop

When Microsoft started publicly discussing the Windows 8.1 update for Windows 8/RT, they promised that users who wished to stay primarily in the desktop environment would be able to skip past the Start screen on boot. Well, it’s true: You can boot directly to the desktop with Windows 8.1. Here’s how to configure it.

Use Desktop Wallpaper on the Start Screen

With Windows 8.1, Microsoft is finally giving users the option to use their desktop wallpaper as their Start screen background, easing the transition between the two environments. Of course, the trick is finding out how to enable this useful feature.

Start Button

Microsoft is awfully sensitive about the term Start button, but make no mistake: The Start button is making a huge comeback with the Windows 8.1 update. Indeed, the suddenly new-again Start button is in fact available all over Windows 8.1, in the desktop and in all Metro experiences … including, oddly, the Start screen.

Power User Menu

As you may know, Windows 8/RT ships with a hidden power user menu that puts often-needed tools right at your fingertips. This menu works as before after the Windows 8.1 update, but it’s been enhanced with additional tools.

This PC

With the Windows 8.1 update, Microsoft is simplifying the default view users see in the File Explorer, replacing the previous Computer view with something called This PC. But while the ongoing attempts to simplify the desktop are understandable, the biggest shocker here may be the sudden de-emphasis of libraries.

Desktop Display Scaling

Thanks to a proliferation of mobile devices with super-high-resolution displays and a continued reliance on desktop applications, Microsoft is attempting to fix longstanding issues with desktop display scaling as part of the Windows 8.1 update. In the Preview version, however, these changes appear to be only partially implemented.

SkyDrive Integration

With the Windows 8.1 update, Microsoft is integrating SkyDrive with Windows more deeply than ever. This includes more settings sync, document save integration, camera roll integration, and of course file syncing between the cloud service and your PC or device, handled in a more sophisticated way than ever before. The best news? It all works with Windows RT too.

Start Screen

With the Windows 8.1 update, the much reviled Start screen in Windows 8 and RT is more useful, more attractive, and more configurable than ever. As important, it now adapts more easily to device screens of all sizes and resolutions.

Apps View

The All Apps view has been greatly enhanced with the Windows 8.1 update, adding new sorting and search capabilities. But the big news here is that desktop users can almost completely replace the Start screen with All Apps, and configure it so that desktop applications are listed first.

Photos App

Curiously absent from the list of Windows 8/RT apps that were updated this spring, the Photos app has now received a major update with the Windows 8.1 Preview. It’s a mixed bag, though. On the one hand, the app picks up some decent photo editing functionality. But it’s lost the online service integration that made the original version of the app interesting.

Xbox Music App

Anyone who believed that Microsoft was prepping a major update to the Xbox Music app as part of the Windows 8.1 update for Windows 8 and RT is going to be disappointed with the result. Rather than a complete do-ever as was obviously required, the new app offers simpler navigation but no major new features at all.

New Bing Apps

While the Metro-style apps included with the initial release of Windows 8/RT were generally unimpressive, one set of apps stood out: The Bing apps like News, Finance, Sports, Travel and Weather. With Windows 8.1, the Bing team is back with two more apps: Food & Drink and Health & Fitness. Guess what? They’re beautiful too.

PC Settings

Users who wish to stay in the Metro environment while using Windows 8 or RT tablets and hybrid devices will appreciate the many additions Microsoft has made to its Metro-based PC Settings interface. No longer will you need to switch between PC Settings and Control Panel to find the most frequently-needed settings.

New Utility Apps

Small but useful utility apps were notably absent from the initial release of Windows 8/RT, forcing tablet and hybrid device users to retreat to the desktop to accomplish certain tasks. This issue has been somewhat fixed with the Windows 8.1 update, which adds new Metro-style Calculator, Help & Tips, Reading List, Scan and Sound Recorder apps.

Coming soon...

I'll be writing many more hands-on articles about Windows 8.1 soon. Here are some of the topics I'm currently working on:

Touch Keyboard

Lock Screen

SkyDrive App

Hands-Free Mode

Play
 
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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 .....
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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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

And I left my 3 copies in the trash bucket where it belongs.
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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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
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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Any one has link to d/l this without going to (stupid) app store? I AM A PC!!! LOL!
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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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.
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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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.
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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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'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:
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" !!!!!

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"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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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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