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Your general opinions on Windows 8.1 Preview Release

  1. #21

    What do you mean by Fake start button?

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  2. #22

    Canon City
    Posts : 249
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Control Panel > Taskbar and Navigation

    Quote Originally Posted by DMGrier View Post
    I am really liking Windows 8.1, the only thing I cannot figure out is how to get it to boot to desktop, any help?
    Thanks you much. Now if some more features role to the start button Windows 8.1 will be the best Windows I have ever used.
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  3. #23

    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    What do you mean by Fake start button?
    That's how we are calling the actual Preview "Start Button", because it doesn't show the "Start Menu", but takes you to the "Start Screen".

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  4. #24

    Ah, what a waste!

    I hope Stardock releases an update to Start8 so it will work with 8.1.

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  5. #25

    After some hours playing with the Preview I'm back to may production environment. Tomorrow I'll start to test lots of programs and games to make a compatibility list for Preview. I installed the Preview in a 200GB physical partition especially to accommodate everything I want to test.

    :: To be tested in Preview | from my Windows 8 install ::
    Click image for larger version

    Today I need to sleep. Since yesterday afternoon I'm stuck in front of the computer because of that release. My wife says that I'm addicted, and I guess she's right.

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  6. #26

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    I downloaded the installer & sat for 3 hours watching please wait & tiny balls rotating.

    I booted into safe mode/recovery with BootUI Tuner {It's worth it's weight in gold}.

    Did a system restore & am happy now.

    8.1 will not be installed on my computer.

    Maybe Windows 15.1................
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  7. #27

    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC

    Does windows defender in 8.1 have a network monitor?
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  8. #28

    Posts : 21,860
    64-bit Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    Does windows defender in 8.1 have a network monitor?
    Sorry, but so far no changes in Windows 8.1 Preview with Windows Defender.
    Last edited by Brink; 26 Jun 2013 at 21:29.
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  9. #29

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    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC

    oh. I read somewhere that this would be included in preview/final version. Dunno which one
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  10. #30

    ISO files are available for download. Just started mine.
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