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SkyDrive

Good article taken from PCMag.

Everyone who's signed up for a Hotmail / Outlook.com account gets a SkyDrive account. All users get 7GB free, and, if you're a longtime SkyDrive account holder, you get 25GB free. This compares with 5GB free for iCloud and Google Drive, and 2GB for Dropbox. You can add 20GB for $10 a year, and 100GB for $50, this compares with $60 for 100GB on Google Drive, and $100 for just 50GB on iCloud.
More:

To get started, you download and run the tiny 5MB SkyDrive client



After an introductory message box on which you click Get Started, you simply sign into your Microsoft account. The setup wizard for this lets you create an account, too, if you don't already have one, and then shows how your SkyDrive folder will appear in Windows Explorer, with its little blue cloud icon instead of the traditional yellow folder icon. You can change its location from the default top level under your user folder.
 
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@ Drone: Thanks for the many helpful links and information on Windows 8.
 
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You have to install as a admin right click open as admin,Had the same problem.
 
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Who hates the windows 8 RTM theme i do the Inactive borders look like windows 98.

Heres a theme thats based off the RP theme with black inactive boarders,
Theme was made by Nighthawk-F22 i just made it so it was stand alone instead of replacing theme files, You need to download UltraUXThemePatcher after installing it just place the AeroNight theme files into C:\Windows\Resources\Themes and apply the theme :)

 

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Got it working now, downloaded it from another source and that one worked.
 
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Has anyone been able to get automatic login working on RTM? It worked for me in RP but can't seem to get it working now :/
 
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Some tips:

Tip 1:

Windows 8: How To Automatically Log On

Has anyone been able to get automatic login working on RTM? It worked for me in RP but can't seem to get it working now :/
It's working for me. Did you do it this way?

Like always go to win + r -> control userpasswords2 -> ok -> there find and un-tick “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer”



Tip 2:

How to add Copy (Move) To to the Windows 8 Explorer Right Click Menu

It worked for xp, 7 and vista and now it's also valid for Windows 8:

Go to win + r -> regedit -> ok

In the left pane browse down to this key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

Then right click -> new -> key you can call it CopyTo when it's done navigate to the right pane and double-click on the Default and enter the following

{C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}

Now you can create another new key (just repeat the same steps) and call it MoveTo. This time default value is:

{C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/add-copy-to-move-to-to-the-windows-explorer-right-click-menu/

P.S. If you won't like it you can go back and delete the keys you've created
 
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Tip 1:

Windows 8: How To Automatically Log On

It's working for me. Did you do it this way?

Like always go to win + r -> control userpasswords2 -> ok -> there find and un-tick “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer”
Yup, done that three times now... no go :/
 

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Like 'Classic Shell' mentioned by temp02, 'RetroUI' is another program(from Thinix) that will bypass the Modern UI in Windows 8 altogether, but this one is not free and costs 4.95$ license.. 7-day trial option also provided..

Thinix claims retroui allows organizations/businesses to migrate to Windows 8 faster, eliminating the headaches associated with Metro interface.. more importantly they also claim it is secure, since "RetroUI does all of the magic without changing the core security of Windows 8, and without requiring that the user have administrative rights."
 
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So we have it, the first patch Tuesday with one single update 2751352 which fixes the following issue

"Incorrect tile images are displayed in the All Apps view in Windows 8 and in Windows RT"

What fun. :laugh:
 
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Server 2012 screenshots:








 
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Hey folks, I installed RP Build 8400 on my Via ITX. CN700 / VT8237R chipsets.
 
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more SkyDrive news

Microsoft adds Recycle Bin to SkyDrive

Items in the Bin won't count against your storage limit, but they are connected in one very important way. If the Bin's contents exceed 10% of your total storage, the oldest items will be removed to make way for newer deletions. Files will stay there for a minimum of three days, but nothing is permanently deleted until 30 days have passed.

Initially, the Recycle Bin will only appear in the SkyDrive web app, but Microsoft says that it'll be finding its way to “other SkyDrive experiences” in the near future. It's safe to assume that means both the Android and iOS apps will gain access, as will those for Microsoft's own platforms - including Windows and Windows Phone.
http://www.geek.com/articles/news/microsoft-adds-recycle-bin-to-skydrive-20120918/
 
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Lucky me I got 50 legit Windows 8 Enterprise keys


 
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give me a few!! LOL

Updates: (Note: the Window colors are set to auto-blend with the BG on slide show... a neat feature I like a lot)







 
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So we have it, the first patch Tuesday with one single update 2751352 which fixes the following issue

"Incorrect tile images are displayed in the All Apps view in Windows 8 and in Windows RT"

What fun. :laugh:
I'm sure we'll being seeing more fixes in that vein once Windows 8 is released to retail :laugh:

I'm not sure how I feel about the Start Screen in a Server OS. Guess I'll have to try it and see how I find it.

On a side note, a coworker of mine went to the Server 2012 launch at the MS office here and brought me back some swag:




Lucky me I got 50 legit Windows 8 Enterprise keys

Damn! :eek:

http://img.techpowerup.org/120920/W8PC0A.jpg
give me a few!! LOL

Updates: (Note: the Window colors are set to auto-blend with the BG on slide show... a neat feature I like a lot)

http://i.imgur.com/joS1n.png

http://i.imgur.com/PMPhd.png

http://i.imgur.com/YY1ed.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/yQOby.jpg
See, it's little things like this that help me keep faith in Microsoft.

EDIT:

Hey folks, I installed RP Build 8400 on my Via ITX. CN700 / VT8237R chipsets.
Welcome! How are you finding it so far?
 
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Add me to the list :)

Trying out the release preview on one of my WCG crunchers.

So far it's not too bad but I am running into a hardware issue/BSOD trying to get a Netgear WNA1100-100ENS N150 wireless usb adapter to work properly :banghead:

This one:
NETGEAR WNA1100-100ENS N150 Wireless Adapter IEEE...

Anyone have any ideas on how to get the thing a proper driver???
 

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I have a question for you people: Can you assign shortcuts to programs on the start screen like you could for programs pinned to the start meny? Because that it something I really really like having.
 
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Add me to the list :)

Trying out the release preview on one of my WCG crunchers.

So far it's not too bad but I am running into a hardware issue/BSOD trying to get a Netgear WNA1100-100ENS N150 wireless usb adapter to work properly :banghead:

This one:
NETGEAR WNA1100-100ENS N150 Wireless Adapter IEEE...

Anyone have any ideas on how to get the thing a proper driver???
have you contacted NETGEAR?
 

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have you contacted NETGEAR?
I checked the Windows 8 website and it listed it as not-compatible. I tried another Netgear adapter (WNA-3100 xxxx) that I had and it's running perfectly in Win7 compatibility mode on the Netgear driver :toast: