Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by Dos101, Aug 17, 2012.
Good article taken from PCMag.
@ Drone: Thanks for the many helpful links and information on Windows 8.
Windows 8 Tablet Review
Here's a short review I made of Windows 8 on my tablet. Nothing fancy, and I could have gone into even greater detail but I just don't have the time. Also made a video showing some features.
Guys, anybody had trouble getting Adobe Flash to install? Mine won't go...
You have to install as a admin right click open as admin,Had the same problem.
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
Got it working now, downloaded it from another source and that one worked.
Flash in IE10 is a headache, plus I just found out that it's vulnerable and unpatched. They will fix it in October
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 :/
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”
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:
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
Now you can create another new key (just repeat the same steps) and call it MoveTo. This time default value is:
P.S. If you won't like it you can go back and delete the keys you've created
Yup, done that three times now... no go :/
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."
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"
How to Network Windows 8 from PC mag.
Nice article. It talks about how to create a homegroup and connect a W8 machine to a homegroup and so on.
Server 2012 screenshots:
Hey folks, I installed RP Build 8400 on my Via ITX. CN700 / VT8237R chipsets.
more SkyDrive news
Microsoft adds Recycle Bin to SkyDrive
Lucky me I got 50 legit Windows 8 Enterprise keys
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)
I'm sure we'll being seeing more fixes in that vein once Windows 8 is released to retail
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:
See, it's little things like this that help me keep faith in Microsoft.
Welcome! How are you finding it so far?
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
NETGEAR WNA1100-100ENS N150 Wireless Adapter IEEE...
Anyone have any ideas on how to get the thing a proper driver???
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.
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
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