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  1. #11

    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    Mount a VHD or mount an ISO by double clicking in Explorer - a new virtual drive or virtual optical drive will appear. Unmount by right-clicking and selecting eject, or shut down Windows - the mounts are not persistent. If you want them to be persistent, copy a shortcut of the VHD or ISO (not the mounted drive!) to the startup folder:

    C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

    Work on several computers at once:

    Open the Remote Desktop App in Metro, and connect to another PC or laptop on your network. Once your remote desktop is open, grab the top of the screen and drag to the right, so the metro app docks to the right of the screen:

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    Click on the remote desktop of your choice, and work on that:

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    or just drag the divider which way you want. If you want to add another remote desktop, just click the empty box on the right with the + in a circle and add the PC name and connect.

    Configuration for remote desktop access is in the all control panel items, system screen at the top left, Remote Settings
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    Its a lot faster than using Virtual machines.

    If you prefer, you can have the Apps on the left side of the screen - just drag them across.

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  2. #12

    If you want Windows 8 to open up to Classic Desktop instead on the Metro UI then you could follow this article

    Boot to the 'Classic' desktop in Windows 8 Consumer Preview | ZDNet
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  3. #13

    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64

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  4. #14

    Quote Originally Posted by kmint View Post
    I don't know as if now we have an option to disabled it. But you can customize it

    Windows 8 Charms Bar Customizer
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  5. #15

    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64

    This works for Windows 8 too.

    A must for me.

    Quick Launch - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums

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    Last edited by Brink; 15 Mar 2012 at 22:19. Reason: updated link for the same
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  6. #16

    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)

    To boot Win 8 into the's quick, easy and it works.

    It has the (dis?)advantage that, for the last few seconds of the boot process, Metro comes
    up like a loading-screen, but is live, meaning you can jump in there instead if you wish.....

    This does NOT bypass Metro altogether.

    In Windows Explorer, navigate to C:\Program Data\Microsoft\Windows

    Copy the Start Menu shortcut (NOT the folder) to the desktop.

    Rename the shortcut to Show Desktop.

    Move the shortcut to C:\Users|Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup.

    Reboot and test.

    As I said, Metro comes up for the last few seconds before Windows drops into the
    desktop, and is live, so don't be impatient. You can just hit a metro tile if you wish.

    I've already enabled the Start Menu as well, and the Quick-launch bar, as I did in Win 7.

    I'm starting to like Win 8 now...:-)

    Running CP 32-bit in VirtualBox on Win 7 64-bit.
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  7. #17

    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit (6.3, Build 9600)

    Thnks for the Tips...

    The Charms bar on main Desktop cannot be removed...
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  8. #18

    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7

    Shyam, you posted a nice collection. Thank you.
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  9. #19

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

    Nice info on this thread, thanks Shyam.
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  10. #20

    Thanks for posting the link to the program that restores the start button. That makes life on a PC much easier.

    I think they may have fixed the bug in the program where the start button overlaps the EI logo. Mine looks fine and is evenly spaced. No overlap.
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