In the first of what will be a long series of co-posts unveiling specific new Windows 8 features, we present the new Windows 8 Welcome screen. This is based, quite clearly, on the Windows Phone 7 lock screen and is just as attractive. This new Welcome screen is only partially configurable, from what we can tell so far: You can only change the background image. The display includes the time, day of week, the date (month and day), and icons for power management (for portable machines only) and ease of access. Perhaps more will be added or present on other device types in the future.
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Keyboard Nar, it has other key friends. Mouse Cat PSU Again, toilet habits are a private matter. Case Pending Cooling 2 ice cubes. Hard Drives Sure isn't easy driving. Internet Speed Warp 9.9
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It does look very nice, I'm guessing you could also change the background of the Welcome Screen? I would like to see it built-into Windows 8 instead of like Windows 7 which is in group policy or a registry edit.
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Windows 8 blue screen error when laptop screen dims I get a blue screen error of "driverirql_not_less_equal" when my laptop monitor dims.
OS: Windows 8 Professional (64 bit)
Intel i7 2640M
8 Gb Ram
The attached screen capture is the location of my error.