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Windows 8 - new Metro start menu (screenshot)

Posted by John Cowburn on Saturday, September 17, 2011, In : Software & IT-related 
I have yet to find an application installed on Win 7 that does not run smoothly on the new Windows Developer Preview OS.

Link to a larger screenshot of the Metro menu on a regular PC running Windows 8



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Windows 8 - disable Metro start menu

Posted by John Cowburn on Saturday, September 17, 2011, In : Software & IT-related 

This needs to be set for each individual user:

Windows > System 32 > Regedt32 >

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer>
RPEnabled = dword change from 1 to 0


Enable

Windows > System 32 > Regedt32 >

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer>
RPEnabled = dword change from 0 to 1


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Installing Windows 8 from bootable USB

Posted by John Cowburn on Saturday, September 17, 2011, In : Software & IT-related 

Windows Developer Preview (aka Windows 8) is available for free download from Microsoft; at the time of writing it is a pre-Beta version. So far I can confirm that all my Programmes from the Win 7 environment run smoothly in Win 8.



Windows Developer Preview Installation
(instructions assume a reasonable knowledge of IT; I suggest you back up all data prior to the install)

Prepare an HDD of at least 20 GB; you can always "shrink" a volume by this amount should you lack spare drives.
It might b...


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Showing Tag: "windows 8" (Show all posts)

Windows 8 - new Metro start menu (screenshot)

Posted by John Cowburn on Saturday, September 17, 2011, In : Software & IT-related 
I have yet to find an application installed on Win 7 that does not run smoothly on the new Windows Developer Preview OS.

Link to a larger screenshot of the Metro menu on a regular PC running Windows 8



 Back to Blog



Continue reading ...
 

Windows 8 - disable Metro start menu

Posted by John Cowburn on Saturday, September 17, 2011, In : Software & IT-related 

This needs to be set for each individual user:

Windows > System 32 > Regedt32 >

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer>
RPEnabled = dword change from 1 to 0


Enable

Windows > System 32 > Regedt32 >

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer>
RPEnabled = dword change from 0 to 1


Continue reading ...
 

Installing Windows 8 from bootable USB

Posted by John Cowburn on Saturday, September 17, 2011, In : Software & IT-related 

Windows Developer Preview (aka Windows 8) is available for free download from Microsoft; at the time of writing it is a pre-Beta version. So far I can confirm that all my Programmes from the Win 7 environment run smoothly in Win 8.



Windows Developer Preview Installation
(instructions assume a reasonable knowledge of IT; I suggest you back up all data prior to the install)

Prepare an HDD of at least 20 GB; you can always "shrink" a volume by this amount should you lack spare drives.
It might b...


Continue reading ...
 
 
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