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#76
See I dont wanna mod the ISO. So this is good news its in the windows 8 upgrade by default.
The ISO modding was approved my MS which was nice to people that liked custom installs.
 
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The ISO modding was approved my MS which was nice to people that liked custom installs.
I'm sure it was......I just don't like to do stuff like that.
 

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#78
According to the below info I found, the new 'Fresh Paint' application could be a total revamp rather than just upgrade a few features, considering how basic previous Paint versions were. I am just comparing to previous versions of Paint & not other software. Read below links for further info, it seems to have great features for the artistic types:

Microsoft Reimagines Paint(blog)
Fresh Paint app page

Basically, the Fresh Paint engineering team developed a physics engine that simulates how mediums — think paint, pencil and pastels—are applied to a surface such as canvas or paper using a tool like a brush, pencil, etc. This provides a digital experience that is just like you’d get in the analog or real world.
Features of Fresh Paint:

•Discover delightfully real paint that behaves like real paint where it should and better than real where you need it. Blend and mix colours to get just the look you want
•Help your kids be creative and explore their imagination
•Experience real painting and be creative without the mess and costly supplies
•Relax and enjoy yourself. There is nothing to learn because you already know how to use it
•Zoom in to see strikingly realistic details. Only Fresh Paint has an amazing, realistic paint engine developed by the company that brought you Kinect
has anybody tried it yet?

Also, in other news Microsoft has updated its logo/typeface
 
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#79
According to the below info I found, the new 'Fresh Paint' application could be a total revamp rather than just upgrade a few features, considering how basic previous Paint versions were. I am just comparing to previous versions of Paint & not other software. Read below links for further info, it seems to have great features for the artistic types:

Microsoft Reimagines Paint(blog)
Fresh Paint app page





has anybody tried it yet?

Also, in other news Microsoft has updated its logo/typeface
I bet Adobe loves this.
 

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I like the new logo, much more modern. Clean and Crisp.
 
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Decent beta drivers for Nvidia. Supports OpenGl 4.3 (even tho I don't need/have it) for Windows 8.

for notebooks*

I've just installed it on my working laptop, works pretty good.



Have no idea about desktop version. Everyone can try it, here it is:

for desktops*

* If you need 32 bit just remove 64bit_ from url.
 
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I have two questions about Windows 8, and more specifically, the user account.

1. You now require a Live account. Is it possible to set up a software profile linked to it? Like when you install Windows 8 on a new machine, and you put in an account and it download your apps automatically (from the Store)?

2. It has a built in reinstall function. Can you customize that to include apps as well?

I just woke up and thought that would be awesome.
 

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#87
I have two questions about Windows 8, and more specifically, the user account.

1. You now require a Live account. Is it possible to set up a software profile linked to it? Like when you install Windows 8 on a new machine, and you put in an account and it download your apps automatically (from the Store)?

2. It has a built in reinstall function. Can you customize that to include apps as well?

I just woke up and thought that would be awesome.
1. It does not require you to have a Live account. Its an option to associate your sign in windows name with your live email. When I messed with Win 8 on my virtual machine and did the install I was able to choose to have a normal windows account like Windows 7.

2. At this rate, customization in Windows 8 is pretty high. You probably could.
 

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1. It does not require you to have a Live account. Its an option to associate your sign in windows name with your live email. When I messed with Win 8 on my virtual machine and did the install I was able to choose to have a normal windows account like Windows 7.
Yeah I know but I ment can you tie apps to a Live account that you can use on different machines? Or new installs?
 
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Yeah I know but I ment can you tie apps to a Live account that you can use on different machines? Or new installs?
I'm not 100% sure on this, but I believe that when you sign in using a Live account, anything you download is tied to it at least in the form of "purchases" (even if it's a free app). If you log into a Win8 machine with a Live account and download/install a bunch of apps from the Store, then go to another Win8 machine, sign in with Live account, you can go to the Store and it will show which apps you "purchased" using your account that are not installed on that machine, and it gives you the option to install it.

I recently went through this when I installed Windows 8 on my tablet. I've already been using my laptop with Windows 8 and downloaded a bunch of stuff from the Store. When I signed in with my Live account on my tablet and went to the Store, it showed me everything that was and wasn't installed on my tablet that I had downloaded before. Then I just selected all and installed!

Here's some info about SmartScreen how and what it reports and so on.
Wonder if there's a built in kill switch like Apple has with the App Store?


Also, I'm planning on writing a review of Windows 8 on a tablet, so here's a little teaser of Windows 8 on an Acer Iconia W500

 
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I haven't gone thru 4 pages of posts here on W8, I am sure somebody would have answered. My question is Can I change the look of Windows 8 Enterprise to Windows 7 style (lot of people at work miss the Start button) and get rid of the stupid Tiles?
 
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I haven't gone thru 4 pages of posts here on W8, I am sure somebody would have answered. My question is Can I change the look of Windows 8 Enterprise to Windows 7 style (lot of people at work miss the Start button) and get rid of the stupid Tiles?
No.
 
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Dos101 said:
Wonder if there's a built in kill switch like Apple has with the App Store?
It'll become some kind of killswitch ... sooner or later. Maybe in windows 9. Time will show.

Also, I'm planning on writing a review of Windows 8 on a tablet, so here's a little teaser of Windows 8 on an Acer Iconia W500

http://img.techpowerup.org/120830/IMG_1875.jpg

That'd be interesting.
 
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I'm not 100% sure on this, but I believe that when you sign in using a Live account, anything you download is tied to it at least in the form of "purchases" (even if it's a free app). If you log into a Win8 machine with a Live account and download/install a bunch of apps from the Store, then go to another Win8 machine, sign in with Live account, you can go to the Store and it will show which apps you "purchased" using your account that are not installed on that machine, and it gives you the option to install it.

I recently went through this when I installed Windows 8 on my tablet. I've already been using my laptop with Windows 8 and downloaded a bunch of stuff from the Store. When I signed in with my Live account on my tablet and went to the Store, it showed me everything that was and wasn't installed on my tablet that I had downloaded before. Then I just selected all and installed!
That's pretty nice. Do you know if you can do something similiar with the fresh install thing?
 
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Just a teaser please. Thumbs up or...
Thumbs up....for the most part (minor issues with using touch in the desktop environment).

That'd be interesting.
Hopefully have it finished this weekend maybe.

That's pretty nice. Do you know if you can do something similiar with the fresh install thing?
Yup. The install on my tablet was a fresh install. All I did was sign in with my Live account that I used on my laptop and it knew all the apps I downloaded and what needed to still be installed on the tablet
 
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I found this interesting article:

Hate Win8 Already? Waiting for Win9 Won't Help

It's a nice read.

In a nutshell: 9 won't bring any drastic changes (they won't change metro UI) , so people who now hate Win8 (and want to stay on 7) will have to skip Win9 too.

Hm Win7 is a new XP?

How do you think will 7 run for a decade like XP did?
 

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I found this interesting article:

Hate Win8 Already? Waiting for Win9 Won't Help

It's a nice read.

In a nutshell: 9 won't bring any drastic changes (they won't change metro UI) , so people who now hate Win8 (and want to stay on 7) will have to skip Win9 too.

Hm Win7 is a new XP?

How do you think will 7 run for a decade like XP did?
Win 7 is supported until 2020... and I have decided to not do Win 8... so yeah. I can outlast Win 9 easy, hell GPU's still support XP and that is the only support I really care about.