Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by Dos101, Aug 17, 2012.
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.
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.
I like the new logo, much more modern. Clean and Crisp.
Decent beta drivers for Nvidia. Supports OpenGl 4.3 (even tho I don't need/have it) for Windows 8.
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:
* If you need 32 bit just remove 64bit_ from url.
10 ways to customize Win8 (PCMAG)
Are these only for opengl? Might have to give these a whirl and see if they're better than 304.79
It's a full package (Hd audio, physX) plus opengl.
It seems there's a new Windows 8 build 6.2.9200.20500.This new build is either the next version of Windows or simply a service pack, time will tell.
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.
Yeah I know but I ment can you tie apps to a Live account that you can use on different machines? Or new installs?
Here's some info about SmartScreen how and what it reports and so on.
And here are new nvidia 306.02 beta drivers for Windows 8
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!
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
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?
Just a teaser please. Thumbs up or...
It'll become some kind of killswitch ... sooner or later. Maybe in windows 9. Time will show.
That'd be interesting.
installed ClassicShell and its pretty good. Thanks to Temp02 for posting this tool.
That's pretty nice. Do you know if you can do something similiar with the fresh install thing?
Thumbs up....for the most part (minor issues with using touch in the desktop environment).
Hopefully have it finished this weekend maybe.
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
Just got this in my mailbox,Microsoft's new agreement for Windwos8 Services.http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-live/microsoft-services-agreement
Just started reading it and your Widows Live account needs to be logged into every 720 days or they cancel it auto....But can reset the password to log in.Forgot it says it goes into effect October 19 2012.
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.
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