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20 New Features in Build 7850

  1. #1


    Odell
    Posts : 60
    Windows 8CP

    20 New Features in Build 7850


    Maybe not all "features" but certainly changed from 7SP1:

    1) Shows "glowing" Windows logo on 1024x600 netbooks instead of the annoying Vista style green progress bar.
    2) Imagex /apply install still working. Only a single image in the WIM -- Enterprise...
    3) Does not ask for an owner name during initial setup. Goes from country, time/currency and keyboard to computer name wizard panels.
    4) Initial username and password panels combined into one.
    5) IE 9 installed by default.
    6) Brightness control on battery icon popup.
    7) Scheduled maintenance tasks now optional in action center.
    8) "My Look" icon on taskbar to right of clock - switch to another user right from the icon...
    9) New Homegroup sharing interface.
    10) Centered Window Titles
    11) Overall faster performance on Atom CPUs -- from about 25% to about 50% faster for tested tasks.
    12) View chooser in status bar of Explorer windows
    13) Explorer details pane moved to the right.
    14) Showing favorites in Explorer navigation pane now optional.
    15) Up one level button in Explorer windows next to back and forward and the address box.
    16) Devices and Printers now in Accessories on the Start Menu too.
    17) .NET Framework 4 preinstalled.
    18) New Windows features dialog options:
    Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
    Data Center Networking -- Link Layer Discovery Protocol Driver
    Hyper-V Tools
    Location Provider Driver
    WMI SNMP Provider
    19) Evidence of a Deskband Indicator Taskbar toolbar that refers to a touch keyboard.
    20) An option hidden under Advanced Recovery Methods to Restore Windows to it's original condition without reinstalling -- AND you get to keep your data!

    These are just my first 20 finds...

    You read it here first

    I'll write up a complete article on these things with screen shots if anyone is interested...

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    Looks like Disk Cleanup's been reworked a little also.
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  3. #3


    Odell
    Posts : 60
    Windows 8CP


    I was leaving that for the next batch of updates.

    ---------- Post added at 08:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:11 PM ----------

    The speed increases on Atom are truly breathtaking. Maybe be some optimizations to handle ARM on tablets bled over?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5,357
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Looks like only you and me interested - there is a heap of new stuff going on - we will barely have the chance to scratch the surface before the next build arrives. LOL

    Did you notice the wallpaper host ?

    dwm now uses d3d11 - and a few other files and drivers - stiill haven't got it working yet - Aero is just fine in pe - but the background isn't

    Click image for larger version
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  5. #5


    Odell
    Posts : 60
    Windows 8CP


    Wallpaper host?
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  6. #6


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    It's in winsxs.

    I also see it in taskmgr.
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  7. #7


    Odell
    Posts : 60
    Windows 8CP


    don't have it
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    "Q:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-wallpaperhost_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7850.0_none_d2b5fd8baa4681f1"
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  9. #9


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Looks like only you and me interested - there is a heap of new stuff going on - we will barely have the chance to scratch the surface before the next build arrives. LOL

    Did you notice the wallpaper host ?

    dwm now uses d3d11 - and a few other files and drivers - stiill haven't got it working yet - Aero is just fine in pe - but the background isn't

    Click image for larger version
    I think a lot of us are very interested. . . there's quite a few potential changes to explore and digest. Fascinating!
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  10. #10


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Thanks for the top 20 and the other finds, great info.
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